Care Roles

General Practice Nursing

General Practice Nursing or GPN, is the largest nurse role in primary care surgeries. They sit within the clinical team alongside Advanced nurse/clinical practitioners (ANP/ACP), Doctors (GP’s), Allied Healthcare professionals (AHP).

The variety within the role is vast and the knowledge required spans all the areas to an advanced level, making it a highly skilled area of Nursing, Some GPN’s are also independent prescribers.

Within each surgery different skill sets are required dependent on the population which they look after, work commissioned by the NHS, and available training.

GPN’s have high levels of autonomy and decision making as part of their role, Working in partnership with other clinicians, using the skills each has within their individual job role to help the patient.

Holistic evidence-based patient centred care is at the forefront of the GPN’s role, Supporting patients, each other and making a difference in primary care.

Many GPN jobs are advertised on the NHS Job website, there are also other routes into GPN through the training hubs and vocational training schemes.

For further information and signposting contact sarah.odonnell8@nhs.net the Strategic Lead for Primary care and Integration.

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