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general practice nursesMay 11 2015

In photo (left to right) – Heather Henry (Co-vice chair NHS Alliance), Louise Brady (General Practice Nurse), Zoe Starmer (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) and Louise Kay (Practice Nurse Champion)

A new nurse-led General Practice Network has been set up to promote and strengthen the role of primary care nurses.

“It will enable nurses working in primary care to connect with each other, and with wider primary and community colleagues, as well as patients’ carers and residents,” says the NHA Alliance.

The network is the initiative of Heather Henry, co-vice chair of NHS Alliance, a Queen’s Nurse and former GPN, and Louise Brady, the newly appointed GPN special adviser at NHS Alliance.

“Leading the network, Heather and Louise will bring GPNs together virtually, and in physical meetings. The members and discussion topics will be decided upon by the network members themselves,” says NHS Alliance.

It is hoped the network will be synergistic with what other nursing organisations are doing and help inform the work of organisation such as NHS England, Public Health England, Health Education England, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Care Quality Commission and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Ms Henry commented: “From ongoing Twitter discussions and recent meetings we observe an overwhelming yearning for an active GPN network in England to bring us all together.

“Launching this GPN network is an integral part of NHS Alliance’s ongoing work in supporting the new models of care, as outlined in the Five Year Forward View. This network will be asset-based; drawing out GPNs’ strengths, skills and talents, rather than be a deficit or problem-focused type of network.

“It will showcase the very best of practice nursing and bring the importance of what we do to the fore. But, most importantly, we want to build personal relationships and ensure that all GPNs have the support they need to enjoy their work.”
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