General Practice Nurse Training Programme
In March 2010 Londonwide LMCs launched the online General Practice Nurse Training Programme. The programme is an essential resource for any nurse new to general practice, as well as a useful refresher generally. It provides introductory level learning resources and self-assessment questionnaires across a range of topics, covering baseline skills for nursing in general practice. It represents the building blocks of an educational pathway to support a career in general practice nursing.
The programme originally started life as the brainchild of three practice nurses: Suzie Clements, Sue Crossman and Sue Cross. As General Practice Nurses (GPNs) themselves, they have experienced the gaps in the training available to nurses and have used this understanding as the bases of the development of this programme, on behalf of Londonwide LMCs.
Included in the programme are two full-day workshops led by experienced practice nurse facilitators, who will support your progression through the units.
The programme will help you to identify learning needs appropriate to your role in practice and direct you to further opportunities for continued professional development. The programme is written by practice nurses for practice nurses, with the aim of being totally relevant and user-friendly.
The training programme consists of a number of units delivered through a dedicated website with dedicated tutorial support, as well as two face-to-face taught days.
The training programme consists of eight practical modules covering:
- Finding your feet in general practice
- General treatment room skills
- Emergency situations
- Immunisation and vaccination
- Long-term conditions
- Sexual health
- Mental health
- Career development
In addition, all users of the programme will attend two taught days that are inclusive in the price of £450. Please note that block booking discounts can be negotiated. For further information on the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.