Hello All, 
 
In November last year, I was employed to complete the work for the General Practice Nurse 10 Point Plan (GPN 10PP) finishing on 31st March 2021. So much has been achieved over the last 5 years, and we are planning a celebration for everyone in the summer. Click here to read more about GPN 10PP Review. It’s been a crazy four months going from being purely clinical to an awful lot of TEAMS meetings. I’ve been working with the training hub to put processes in place such as preceptorship packages, support for mentors, career progression trees, resources for nurses and nursing associates new to primary care. All information can be found on Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH)'s website. I’ve also been involved in writing the new GPN Team strategic plan for Notts, which will come out next month. 
 
The last year the practice nurse team has shown itself to be adaptable, flexible and just got on with providing great care for our population. Now is the opportunity though to see if there are any new ways of working you would like to keep. Click here to read more about Notts Practice Nurse Teams Response during Covid and Embracing New Ways of Working. 
 
I’ve had the honour of representing primary care at the Nottinghamshire Nursing and Midwifery Cabinet, at regional and national level. Attend meetings at the universities, regional primary care school and Integrated Care System (ICS) advanced care practitioners’ group. I also attend the South Interated Care Provider (ICP) Operations Group, quality and learning disabilities meetings. 
 
I speak with people from different health and social services that practice teams refer into particularly around frailty and am looking into improving the process. I’m pushing for a plan on a page as I’m finding it’s really challenging to navigate around. 
 
I’ve brought some of you with me into projects on deep dive on wound care, leg ulcer pathway, strengthening relationships with community care nurses and communication via the CARE Programme Forum. Last week we had our first TNA/NA forum so much shared learning and enthusiasm of where this role can develop in primary care. From October last year they also became part of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). Click here to read more about the ARRS. 
 
Now I’m into my next phase with currently scoping out where practice nurses can have a voice in the system particularly around long-term condition pathways, population health management, local and national targets. Hopefully we can get nurses more involved in their PCN. Do you all know which PCN you are in and their individual aims? - click on your Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) first to find your one. Rosa our chief ICS nurse is really keen for nurses’ voices to be heard and is planning a shared decision-making council. 
 
As you can imagine communication is challenging there is no one place with people’s e-mails and we’ve been round in circles trying to work out the best way to communicate with you. The main feedback from the communication forum was easily accessible. So the plan is invite all to the council, start advertising opportunities where you can be involved and you can always e-mail me for anything you are particularly interested in or anything you would like to improve but not sure how to go about it. 
 
Best Wishes 
 
Anna 
(Integrated Care Partnerships’ Practice Nurse Lead) 
 
Contact Anna by emailing: anna.davis8@nhs.net 
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