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General Practice Nursing Ten Point Action Plan (GPN10 pp)

The GPFV published in April 2016 pledged a major expansion of the primary care workforce which includes GPNs. In addition in March 2017, HEE published General Practice Nursing Workforce Development Plan – Recognise, Rethink and Reform. This included a series of recommendations for organisations that can influence the general practice nursing workforce.

General Practice – Developing confidence, capability and capacity: a ten point action plan for General Practice Nursing responds to both these documents supported by the £15 million investment described in the GPFV.

It is designed to provide a highly-skilled GPN workforce that includes both registered nurses and non-registered HCSWs. The plan is aimed at,

  • raising the profile of general practice nursing as a first destination career
  • improving access to training
  • increasing the number of preregistration nurse placements and enhancing retention
  • supporting return to work schemes for practice nurses and developing a career pathway for GPNs and HCSWs.

This GPN Ten Point Action Plan describes the actions needed as part of expanding the capacity and capability across the whole primary care workforce. This will enable us to manage more people’s health closer to home. It will also build GPN capability to support improved and innovative approaches to delivering health and wellbeing.

This plan will support general practices to work at scale and in ‘hubs’ or networks as described in the Next Steps on The Five year Forward View (2017). It will provide fresh opportunities for GPN teams to develop skills and advance their careers thereby assisting with recruitment and retention of the workforce and easing GPs’ workload. click here for more details



Revalidation is the new process that all nurses and midwives in the UK will need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.

Taking effect from April 2016, revalidation is straightforward and will help you as a nurse or midwife demonstrate that you practice safely and effectively. It will encourage you to reflect on the role of the Code in your practice and demonstrate that you are ‘living’ the standards set out within it.

To find out what you need to do next – click here


Return to Practice

Has your NMC registration lapsed as a result of a career break, change in circumstance or you have been unable to meet the renewal requirements for revalidation?

Are you thinking of ‘Returning to Practice’?

Please use this link here