Why general practice nurses really are so special and unique
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Why general practice nurses really are so special and unique

Vanessa Andreae Director, Primary care nursing, North West London Integrated Care System

Many general practice nurses (GPNs) feel there is no sign of a reprieve on the horizon – a decline in GPN numbers and an erosion of the role and its value through the roll-out of the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS), which now includes nursing associates – are the main drivers behind this. There is also a feeling that there is no support for negotiating terms and conditions. All of this has chipped away at GPNs’ sense of pride and purpose.

Primary Health Care. 33, 3, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.3.5.s1

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