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General Practice Nursing programme at Demontfort University

Nurses play a vital role of delivering care in General Practice. The increasing shift of care from hospital to care closer to home creates a growing challenge for employers to recruit nurses with experience and the right skill set into these roles.

Local workforce plans show the need to increase the number of nurses working in General Practice due to a significant number of them being over the age of 40, with almost half aged between 50 and 59.

As part of the solution, Health Education England, with involvement from local General Practice and De Montfort University, has created a single programme. This develops skills and competencies for nurses new to General Practice and upon successful completion results in an award of either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Practice Nursing.

The programme is subsidised by Health Education England with a contribution from General Practice of £500 for each eligible student.

Visit the De Montfort University website for further information.

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