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.

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

Correspondence

Christine.Fear@uwe.ac.uk

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

Received: 24 June 2016

Accepted: 02 August 2016