Health training hub launches five posts across Northamptonshire for nurses to retrain in general practice

The programme combines working at GP surgery with one day a week at university

By Carly Odell
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 10:12 am

A training hub for health and care has launched five new positions for nurses wanting to retrain for a career in general practice.

The Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Training Hub’s programme is aimed at newly qualified nurses, nurses who are returning to practice or nurses wishing to transfer to a career in general practice.

Starting in September this year, the programme combines working in a local GP practice with one day a week spent on a structured training programme at Leicester’s De Montfort University and includes a salary.

The training programme is looking for nurses to retrain to work in GP surgeries.

The ‘Best of Both Worlds’ recruitment campaign will see nurses study for a BSc or PGCert in General Practice Nursing over nine months.

Jo Stewart, the training hub’s workforce development project manager said: “We’re delighted to offer these exciting posts which build on the success of our 2019 general practice nurse training pilot.

“Based in local GP practices, the nurses help people of all ages manage conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or cardiovascular diseases.

“They help people to stay well and promote healthy lifestyles, as well as assessing, screening and treating adults and children.

“General practice nursing is a hugely rewarding area of nursing.

“We encourage nurses motivated to embark on a career in general practice nursing to apply now ready to start their new career journey in September.”

Nurses have until Sunday (July 5) to apply, which can be done on the Best of Both Worlds website.

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