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General Practice Nursing

General Practice Nursing (GPN) is a key part of delivering safe and high quality care in a community setting

In 2011 a co-ordinated network of NES General Practice Nursing Education Advisors, led by a NES National Co-ordinator in the General Practice section in the Medicine Directorate, was established and aims to:

  • Support General Practice Nursing (GPN) with a robust model of education and training thereby providing a more informed and skilled GPN workforce.
  • Improve the communication, visibility and credibility of the GPN workforce.

Nursing in general practice is challenging, dynamic and rewarding. Many of these nurses work autonomously therefore having easy access to a network of experienced nurses for educational advice and support is very important.

The NES team includes:

  • National Co-ordinator for GPN (full time post)
  • GPN Education Advisors (sessional)
  • GPN Education Supervisors (sessional) 

GPN Newsletters

NES Newsletters are sent by email by GPN Education Advisors to practice nurses in Scottish Board areas. These are published twice a year containing clinical articles, information on new learning opportunities, national GPN news and feature articles. To read the most current and past newsletters please select from below;

If you wish any items to be considered for inclusion or you would like to read about a particular GPN issue please email to highlight this. The next newsletter is due in May 2014.