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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