This work-based module is designed for nurses new to general practice nursing. This is also part of the Health Education England General Practice Health Care Professional Preceptorship programme.
It aims to empower General Practice Nurses (GPN) to learn the foundational knowledge and skills needed to develop into a confident and competent General Practice Nurse who is an accountable member of the General Practice team. This will include a range of relevant clinical skills and knowledge in general practice nursing, health promotion and screening and the management and assessment of long term conditions.
This course will cover the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Women’s and men’s health, national immunisations programme and travel care, ear care, wound management as well as an introduction to several long term conditions, monitoring and management including: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. There is the option of attending additional study days.
Through consultation with other health care professionals and critical learning, you will consider issues relating to leadership, team working, accountability, quality and governance, in order to develop you in your role of the General Practice Nurse.
Covering political issues, NHS strategies and developments in primary care, you will gain invaluable knowledge and understanding of the key issues of your role.
It is delivered as a flexible distributed learning approach at our Uxbridge Campus and High Wycombe Campus. The delivery at the High Wycombe Campus is blending elearning with 12 face to face teaching days of the main skills and long term conditions. You will also have the opportunity of learning in practice with Mentor guidance.
This course will help give you the vital skills and knowledge required to become a valuable and proficient member of the General Practice Team.
To help further enhance your career prospects, you can choose to top-up your Level 5 qualification and progress onto our BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Healthcare) programme.