What is the structure of the Primary Care Nurse Training Programme?

The Programme focuses on four key domains:

  • Clinical Competency
  • Landscape of General Practice
  • Communication and Consultation Skills
  • Professional Behaviours and Reflective Practice

Examples of content:

  • Consultation skills- face to face and remote
  • Phlebotomy
  • Vaccines and Immunisations
  • Motivational interviewing and health promotion
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Wound Care
  • Ear Care
  • Basic Contraception and Sexual Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Travel Health
  • Quality & Outcome Frameworks
  • Chronic Disease Management (including Asthma, CH/CK & CVD Management, COPD and Diabetes)
  • Health Inequalities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health in Primary Care
  • Quality Improvement/ Audit
  • Teamwork 
  • Time management
  • Patient-centred Care
  • Mentorship & Supervision

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