Developing sustainable placements: nursing students in general practice
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Developing sustainable placements: nursing students in general practice

Tina Fear Lead for the independent sector, University of the West of England, Severn HESW, Bristol

A drive is under way to shift care from hospitals to community settings. This is occurring at a time when many experienced practice nurses are retiring. Developing nursing student placements in general practice is encouraging more nurses to choose practice nursing as their career. This article discusses a sustainable strategy to maintain and increase general practice placements that contribute to workforce planning. It considers the challenges and benefits of nursing student placements to all concerned.

Correspondence Christine.Fear@uwe.ac.uk

Primary Health Care. 26, 10,24-27. doi: 10.7748/phc.2016.e1182

Received: 24 June 2016

Accepted: 02 August 2016

Published in print: 29 December 2016

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict Of Interest

None declared