Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and Practices

Practice Nurse Team

As the Queen’s Nursing Institute suggests
“A practice nurse will be involved in almost every aspect of patient care and treatment, undertaking such tasks as:

  • Treating small injuries
  • Helping with minor operations done under local anaesthetic
  • Helping people manage long term conditions
  • Health screening
  • Family planning
  • Running vaccination programmes (e.g., against flu)
  • Running programmes to help people to stop smoking.

Nurses working in General Practice are undertaking an ever-wider range of roles, with experienced nurses assuming more of the traditional workload of GPs.” General Practice Nurses – The Queen’s Nursing Institute

From NHS Professionals
A more detailed version of what a Practice nurse might do
General Practice Nurse Practice Nurse | NHS Professionals

From Health Careers
Includes video on working day
General practice nurse General practice nurse | Health Careers

From the General Practice Nurse Education Network
Early Career: What is a General Practice Nurse (GPN)? What is a General Practice Nurse (GPN)? – General Practice Nurse Education Network

From Health Education England

Health Care Assistants

From Health Careers
Healthcare assistant Healthcare assistant | Health Careers

What is required to become a practice nurse?

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