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Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice Nursing

Bishop Grosseteste University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Bishop Grosseteste University

  • Study mode

    Part time

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  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary


This course is for you if you are a Registered Healthcare Professional intending to establish a career in General Practice, or are new to the area of General Practice. It aims to establish a baseline competence in the General Practice Nursing role through both theoretical and practice learning. It offers a flexible, learner-centred and practice focused programme of study, which aims to meet personal, professional and practice development needs. This will consider areas critical to effective practice such as autonomous practice, critical thinking, high levels of problem solving and decision-making, values based care, practice improvement and innovation, and clinical leadership and management.

About The Course

The GPN (PGCert) programme’s conception and rationale reflects the essence of a number of recent policy reviews which attempt secure the future of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), these include the NHS Five Year Forward View, General Practice Five Year Forward View, General Practice Nursing 10 Point Plan (GPN 10PP) and the most recent NHS Long Term Plan announced in January 2019. Not only do these attempt to ensure the NHS is “fit” to deliver safe, effective and responsive care but also champion the philosophy of a new way of delivery for the health of the UK population, with the focus being placed back on provision at source, which places General Practice and other Primary Care services at the heart of delivery.

It is recognised that in order to support these ways of working, there is an absolute need for a workforce, which is well equipped, competent and confident in their delivery, and which highlights the need for effective initial and on-going education (Simmons, Deakin, Walsh et al, 2015). In addition, it is recognized that there are current major concerns around recruitment and retention within the sector (QNI, 2015) and polices such as the GPN 10 point plan have reflected on the need to support the current workforces more effectively and to consider new ways of attracting individuals, striving towards a sustainable career in General Practice and well-equipped workforce which is responsive to change.

Careers & Further Study

The knowledge and skills gained during the study of this course will support your growth and development with your specific field. The course also contains elements that are contextually transferable, and the acquisition skills in these areas will prepare you for future advanced clinical and leadership roles.

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Bishop Grosseteste University

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  • Campus address

    Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3DY, England

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