General Practice Nurse Resources 

Useful links 

Information on licensed inhalers for asthma and COPD patients, as well as pathways to follow to support appropriate prescribing and management of respiratory conditions. 
The Green Book has the latest information on vaccines and vaccination procedures, for vaccine preventable infectious diseases in the UK. 
Respiratory Specialist nurse who offers both online and face-to-face training sessions as well as e-learning in all things respiratory, including asthma and COPD. Many of these training activities are funded or part funded to make them more accessible to all HCPs across the UK. 
FRSH is a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist. It is also a faculty of family planning and reproductive health. Their specialist committee members work together to produce high-quality training programmes, conferences and events. 
All information on cytology screening, treatment and information on all gynaecological cancers. Extremely useful resource to sign post patients too. 
Online resource for both HCPs and patients on all thing’s diabetes. Also, HCP resources available for ordering or downloading to support clinics. 
Online learning resources for healthcare professionals on things diabetes. 
General information on the GPN role and opportunities etc. 
Extremely useful and nationally recognised resource for all HCPs who work with patients with respiratory disease. A variety of resources and information available via their website and yearly 2-day conference. 
Organisation offering various long term condition training and accredited modules to support GPN professional development. Update, workshops, level 5, 6 & 7 modules available in variety of areas such as heat failure, diabetes, COPD and asthma. 
A forum which encourages all nurses working in General Practice to share best practice and for your voice to be heard by the national team. 
These competencies have been designed to help ensure consistency in the clinical standards of immunisers, and for immunisers to use their knowledge and skills to ensure all those eligible in a population get the vaccines they need in a timely, easily accessible and safe way. 

Research for GPNs 

If you would like to get involved with primary care research or find out more about any of the below information, please contact the CCG Research Champions: 

Why do research? 

For our patients 

To improve health and advance patient care.  
To find new drugs, vaccines, psychological therapies, physical therapies and more. 
Primary care is a research setting which is accessible to almost all the population. 

For yourself 

Research content in nursing jobs enhances recruitment, retention and reduces burnout. Nurses report benefiting from research involvement in many ways; status, curiosity, learning, contribution, meaning and purpose, public and peer recognition. 
The practice receives income from the Clinical Research Network and the individual studies to pay for your time. Nurses may also do research as overtime shifts or work for practices away from their main employer to carry out research. 

How to take part in research 

Research is organised by the Clinical Research Network who approach practices with studies which have been designed and fully approved. The practice chooses which studies they do. Activity can be as simple as: 
Putting a poster up in the waiting room promoting a study 
Sending a text message with a link to the study’s webpage to patients 
Identifying patients that fit the criteria for a study by running a clinical system search and pointing them to the study teams 
We have developed a 6 step guide on how to get involved in research as a Locum GP or Nurse which you can download. These steps are: 
Step 1 
Getting the required training done 
Step 2 
Aligning yourself to a friendly Practice(s) 
Step 3 
Sorting the finances 
Step 4 
Deciding what studies you want to undertake 
Step 5 
Step 6 
Making the leap! 

Free training opportunities 

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) via National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. This is useful for anyone involved in research and a requirement for some studies. 
Consent training available via Bluestream Academy. 
Join our free interactive forum PRESENT: Primary Care Research Support Network East Midlands. You can ask anything you like about research and also find lots of how-to guides and other resources for those starting on their journey into research. 

Grow Notts Primary Care App 

Nurture your personal and professional development through our GrowNottsPC App; your single point of access to CPD, opportunities and information. 

Primary Care and General Practice Nursing Career and Core Capabilities Framework 

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