GP nursing (GPN) is a rapidly expanding speciality in nursing, reflecting the shift in health care delivery from secondary to primary care over the last two decades. Until recently, however, there has not been a clear career path to help nurses make the transition to general practice. This situation is now changing and increasingly a variety of exciting opportunities are beginning to emerge. OxFed is committed to supporting GPN development and training opportunities.
- Watch the HEE YouTube “Thinking of becoming a general practice nurse?” where GPNs talk about their everyday work.
Oxford Brookes University and Bucks New University now offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for nurses. OxFed is working with local nursing education providers and our GP practices to promote opportunities for nursing students to gain experience in practice nursing and to increase the numbers of nurse mentors in our practices.