Nurses looking to start a role in general practice can now undertake a three-month module to gain a better understanding of the role and assist with applications to general practice nursing.

Designed to improve understanding and awareness of general practice, the CNO002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice module is part of a series of training modules endorsed by Chief Nursing Officer for England, Dame Ruth May. It is a national module, providing consistency in learning across the country which is recognised by GPs.

The module is available to nurses and nursing associates at all levels from pre-registration through to registered nurses working in different healthcare settings who want to start a career in general practice.

The three-month module provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding and awareness of primary care and general practice, help nurses and nursing associates to submit a positive application to general practice and help to prepare for interview. It will cover skills and knowledge such as learning how the role fits within the multi-disciplinary team, developing one to one communications skills and understanding how to operate in a primary care environment.

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