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A multi stakeholder study to evaluate an education programme for the General Practice Nurse that aims to provide continuity and the sustainable workforce, that will enable GPN’s to achieve their full potential

Researchers- Jane Roberts and professor Jacqueline Leigh

The project evaluates an education programme for the General Practice Nurse that aims to provide continuity and the sustainable workforce, that will enable GPN’s to achieve their full potential. The GPN course is commissioned by Salford Clinical commissioning Group (CCG).

Project Objectives

  1. To critically explore an education programme for the acquisition of the knowledge and behaviours of the GPN required to address the mental and physical wellbeing needs of all patients from multi stakeholder perspectives (students, GP assessor, managers) Method of Measurement: document analysis (portfolio), non- validated self-assessment and questionnaire, course evaluation semi structured interview
  2. To evaluate how GPN knowledge and skills were gained to enable collaborative and partnership working with patients and others in general practice, and the wider locality: Method of Measurement: document analysis (portfolio), non- validated self-assessment and questionnaire, semi structured interview
  3. To explore how the GPN role is making a difference to the GP service. Method of Measurement: semi structured interview

To provide the evidence of what educational approaches works well or not so well and what can be transferred to enable the continuity and sustainable workforce and enable GPN’s to achieve their full potential: Method of Measurement: report and clear set of guidelines/recommendations