General Practice Nurse

GENERAL PRACTICE NURSE ROLE

The General Practice Nurse works as a member of the General Practice Team and is responsible for providing nurse led clinics and delivering anticipatory and preventative care in line with regional public health priorities. They also provide formal and informal education activities to support the development of the General Practice Team. Listen to the General Practice Nurse to learn more about the role by clicking on her name.

Core competencies and education requirements have been agreed for the General Practice Nurse role.  All the core competencies relevant to the Treatment Room Nurse role apply to the General Practice Nurse role as well as the following additional competencies for General Practice Nurses . Alison Lowry, General Practice Nurse

The competencies have been developed with reference to the following Documents

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  • CLINICAL PRACTICE

    The General Practice Nurse uses clinical and advanced communication skills in the assessment and management of patients in General Practice settings. S/he ensures care is planned in partnership with patients, their families/carers and relevant Health Care Professionals and that all information is clearly, accurately and contemporaneously recorded as required by local policies. S/He will also deliver anticipatory and preventative care in line with regional public health priorities.

  • EDUCATION AND LEARNING

    The General Practice Nurse is able to recognise personal development needs and also facilitate learning for patients, carers, other staff and students. S/he participates in relevant education and learning opportunities and is supported to improve knowledge, skills and behaviours and maintain requirements for NMC revalidation.

  • RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

    The General Practice Nurse has an enquiring approach to practice and updates her/his knowledge to ensure best quality care is provided within any constraints of the service.

  • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

    The General Practice Nurse is a vital member of the General Practice team and works with other Health Care Professionals and agencies to facilitate the delivery of quality, patient-centred care and services.