Why was the Primary Care Nurse Training Programme developed?
There are increasing numbers of newly qualified nurses considering General Practice Nursing careers, but they do not come out of training with the skill set and attributes required of a GPN.
They require significant preceptorship and in-practice supervision to develop, which many practices do not have the training capacity to offer.
The South Yorkshire Primary Care VTS programme provides relevant training for Practice Nurses in the first year of their career. There is then the option to continue for a second year which will provide clinical supervision and “softer skills” training.