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General Practice Nursing

General Practice Nursing is a hugely rewarding area of nursing.


You will support people in managing their own conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease. You will help them to stay well and you will actively promote healthy lifestyles. You will assess, screen, and treat people of all ages - from small children to elderly people.

Based at a GP practice, you’ll work as part of a multidisciplinary team but you’ll also become confident working on your own; making autonomous decisions.

  • You’ll need excellent communication and listening skills, patience and empathy. You’ll learn to gain the trust of patients, often building long lasting connections.
  • You’ll develop skills in family planning and contraception, taking samples and other specimens and performing procedures such as ear syringing and treating wounds.
  • You’ll offer information about blood pressure, weight control, stopping smoking and exercise and you will also signpost people to more specialist services.
  • You’ll deliver childhood and adult immunisations, as well as giving travel health advice and making sure patients are offered the best possible information to keep them healthy.

General Practice Nursing is diverse and varied. If you choose General Practice Nursing, you will develop new skills and acquire new knowledge and embark on an exciting journey of personal development.

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