General Practice Nurse

A General Practice Nurse (GPN) is a registered nurse who has accessed further learning to autonomously work within general practice as part of a multidisciplinary team within the primary healthcare setting.  

GPN’s have a broad range of knowledge and treat all ages from birth to death. GPN’s assess, screen, diagnose and treat patients alongside traditional nursing care.   

GPN’s have a major role in health promotion and long-term condition management. Also offering support in contraception, weight management, smoking cessation women and men’s health, travel consultations, Vaccinations and immunisations and wound care and much more. 


Leeds GP Confederation offers courses for GPNs including essentials for GPNs new to general practice and refresher training Training, Learning and Development – Leeds GP Confederation

GPN Education Network Home – General Practice Nurse Education Network ( 

Clinical resources Clinical Resources – General Practice Nurse Education Network ( 

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