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Retaining General Practice Nurses

Published: 29 September, 2020

Designed for GPs, practice managers and general practice nurses themselves, the Retaining General Practice Nurses report from the Capital Nurse project makes clear how GPNs leaving jobs through dissatisfaction, retirement or burnout presents a significant challenge for practices and directly impacts delivery of clinical care – and offers evidence and guidance on how to retain GPs and ensure they are recognised as valued members of practice teams.

Produced in partnership with NHS England and Improvement and Health Education England, Capital Nurse engaged with 81 GPNs from 75 practices in seven CCG areas across London. GPNs were invited to share their experiences including a focus on feedback from nurses in the key 50-plus age bracket. However, the insights and guidance apply to retention of GPNs of all ages, structures and locations.

Healthy London Partnership have also published a series of podcasts ‘The Power of Practice Nursing – The Future of General Practice Nursing in London’ looking at the unique input GPNs bring, share nurses’ experiences, illustrate the strength they bring to primary care, and address some of the challenges in the capital.

Last updated: 25 September, 2020

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