In recent years there has been a range of new educational developments for nurses moving into General Practice. In collaboration with QNI Scotland, we have therefore drawn up new Voluntary Standards for General Practice Nursing Education and Practice.

The new standards are focused on senior General Practice Nurses and have been designed to reflect the requirements of this role, working in new models of care and to reflect the rapid changes in the primary care environment.  They are not designed for nurses new to General Practice as there are a range of courses designed to equip nurses new to General Practice with the skills they need.

These standards seek to guide senior GPN clinicians, their employers and higher education institutions and will guide the development of courses to ensure they enable senior GPNs to meet the standards.

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