Last chance to apply for fast track fully-funded nurse training contracts


A partnership with NHS England, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) is offering ten fully-funded fast track training contracts to meet a growing demand for their specialist nursing skills.

The contracts are designed to attract qualified nurses into General Practices. Applications close on Friday (26 April).

The programme provides qualified nurses a chance to work in a training position within local General Practice, whilst studying modules at the University of Hertfordshire.

Dr. Denise Knight, Professional Lead: Primary Care Nursing/ Non-Medical Prescribing at the University of Hertfordshire says, “Nurses who complete the General Practice nursing module will have a unique combination of practical nursing skills and academic grounding.

“They will be in high demand and be able to benefit from the many excellent career pathways available to General Practices nurses.”

Practices will host trainees and allocate nurse mentors to support and develop the nurses throughout their programme and allow study time at the University.

Jackie Marsden is GPN Lead at NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group and says, “GP nursing is a fantastic career choice for nurses who are eager to learn and develop professionally, with an interest in all areas of healthcare.

“It’s a fairly autonomous role, as nurses may manage their own caseload, so a good degree of self-assurance, communication skills and confidence is needed.”

“During a typical day nurses could be giving vaccinations or cervical smears, dressing wounds or dealing with patients with long-term conditions such as respiratory diseases and diabetes.

“One of things I loved most about the role is the continuity of care and getting to know a patient and their family over many years. These relationships are key to providing great care.”

For further information please contact; Ray Tariq, Commissioning and Operations Manager (Workforce) on 01582 531824 or Cerys Gravener, GPFV Workforce Project Manager on 01525 624354.

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