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 has been written by senior practice nurse educators and is reviewed on an annual basis by experienced practice nurses and academics.
The programme will help to identify learning needs appropriate to the role of a general practice nurse and will direct users to further opportunities for continued professional development.
The programme was accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 2012. The programme has also been academically accredited by Middlesex University in 2015 at level 6 which can act as a stepping stone into higher education and career development.
The programme, specifically aimed at nurses working in general practice, consists of a number of units delivered through a dedicated website with ongoing support from the LMC teaching team, as well as two full day workshops led by experienced practice nurse educators. It is designed to be flexible and fit around working in a general practice or as a transition programme from a hospital or other healthcare setting. The dedicated website also contains a forum where users can network with other practice nurses. The full day workshops are also an opportunity to network and learn with other practice nurses.
There are eight practical modules covering:
- Finding your feet in general practice
- General treatment room skills
- Emergency situations
- Immunisation and vaccinations
- Long-term conditions
- Sexual health
- Mental health
- Career development
The cost of the programme is £850 plus VAT and normally takes six months to complete. Please note that block booking discounts can be negotiated.
To find out more about our online programme for nurses new to or returning to general practice, please visit the General Practice Nurse Training Programme website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.