The document provides a framework for both new and experienced general practice nurses.
NHS England, in collaboration with The QNI, has launched a new Induction Template for General Practice Nursing.
The Induction Template is has been designed to enable employers to ensure that nurses in a first career destination role in General Practice are well supported when taking their first career step in primary care.
Not just useful for newly qualified nurses, the 51-page document provides an induction framework for all new general practice nurses, enabling them to develop key skills required for the role.
It also provides guidance for practices employing General Practice Nurses.
Nursing associates, health care assistants and student nurses preparing for a primary care placement may also find the template useful.
A great start to a long and exciting career’.
The author of the document, Queen’s Nurse and experienced nursing mentor and educator, Sharon Aldridge-Bent said; “Developing this template highlighted the urgent need for a comprehensive induction and orientation programme for all nurses new to general practice.
“This most certainly will assist with recruitment and retention of nurses in the primary care setting.”
Paul Vaughan, Head of Nursing Now England, responsible for the delivery of the GPN Ten Point Plan, said: “this new resource will enable employers to ensure they provide nurses new to general practice with a really good experience of working in the sector and ensure they have a great start to their long and exciting career working general practice.”
The resource underpinned by General Practice – developing confidence, capability and capacity – A ten-point action plan for General Practice Nursing (2017) contributes towards the overall strategic goals outlined in the General Practice Five Year Forward View.