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Feasibility of adopting Minimum Education Standards for general practice nursing

Our ‘proof of concept’ test found that it was feasible to use Minimum Standards to review GPN courses collaboratively, assisted by a structured template and local facilitation. Stakeholders were in...

Practice nurse workforce numbers: are we heading towards a problem?

Despite the need for practice nurses, the number of nurses working in primary care remains significantly lower in comparison to secondary care as shown in Figure 1. It is worth noting that NHS Digital...

COVID-19 and its effect on the nursing team in primary care

April 2020 saw the development of two ‘hot hubs’ in Lewisham, at opposite ends of the borough, to which patients with a COVID-suspected diagnosis were referred. Our local primary care federation, One...

Prototyping a new minimum standard for general practice nurse education

Capital Nurse is a time limited initiative for all nurses in London, running from 2015 until 2020 funded by Health Education England (HEE), NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement. The Capital Nurse...

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