A ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing

The ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing brings together key actions which aim to meet general practice workforce challenges by attracting new recruits, supporting existing GPNs and encouraging return to practice.
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The plan is backed by a £15 million investment and will help target and prioritise where improvements are needed most. It sets out key milestones which will allow progress to be measured across General Practice Nursing for the first time.
A growing and ageing population with multiple complex health conditions has led to increased pressure on the general practice workforce.
The action plan sets out the work needed to deliver more convenient access to care, more personalised care in the community and a stronger focus on prevention and population health driving better outcomes and experience for patients.
Actions include measures to:

  • Increase uptake and promote nursing in general practice – by raising the profile of nursing in General Practice through the ‘Image of Nursing’ programme, offering clinical placements for undergraduates and supporting additional routes into general practice nursing.
  • Support for existing GPNs – all nurses new to general practice will have access to an induction programme, training and mentoring and an expansion in leadership and career opportunities.
  • Encouraging GPNs to return to practice – The national return to practice programme will now include GPNs. Regional GPN Boards will provide a platform to share best practice.