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General practice nursing

CapitalNurse is working with partners and organisations in general practice nursing, and recently engaged with 81 general practice (GP) nurses from 75 practices in seven CCG areas across London, to gather their feedback. This work led to the creation of two guides to assist with the retention of GP nurses.

Retaining general practice nurses – a guide for GPs and practice managers

Designed for GPs, practice managers and GP nurses themselves, the Retaining general practice nurses report makes clear how GP nurses leaving their jobs through dissatisfaction, retirement or burnout presents a significant challenge for practices and directly impacts the delivery of clinical care. It offers evidence and guidance on how to retain GP nurses and ensure they are recognised as valued members of practice teams.

Produced in partnership with NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England, CapitalNurse engaged with 81 GP nurses from 75 practices in seven CCG areas across London. GP nurses were invited to share their experiences including a focus on feedback from nurses in the key 50-plus age bracket. However, the insights and guidance apply to retention of GP nurses of all ages, structures and locations.

Taking personal responsibility for your NHS Pension – a guide for general practice nurses

Designed for GP nurses, Taking personal responsibility for your NHS Pension was created as a result of the Retaining general practice nurses report, where nurses raised concerns about lack of knowledge and information as they approached retirement. They often found that their their employers were not in a position to help when they asked them for information.

This guide brings readily available information about pensions for GP nurses into one place and also provides signposting to many helpful organisations. It is intended that practices can give this guide to all nurses who are new to their organisations, as it is important that employees think ahead about their retirement and planning for it. It can also be used by nurses thinking about their imminent retirement.