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QNI report on challenges affecting GP nursing

Published: 1 February, 2016

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched a major new report on the General Practice Nursing profession based on an online survey completed by over 3400 General Practice Nurses (GPNs) during 2015.

The report, ‘General Practice Nursing in the 21st Century: A Time of Opportunity’ summaries some of the key challenges affecting the profession today.

Headline findings of the survey include:

  • 33.4% of GPNs are due to retire by 2020
  • 43.1% of GPNsdid not feel their nursing team has the right number of appropriately qualified and trained
  • 53.0% of GPNs reported that their employer always supports their professional development
  • 32.6% of GPNs reported working evening sessions (after 6pm) and 18.5% work weekends


Last updated: 1 February, 2016

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