General Practice Nurse

General Practice Nurses (GP Nurses) work as part of the team at a GP surgery or clinic. They help support the team in the treatment and care of patients.

GP Nurses will carry out a variety of jobs, including providing family planning advice, giving vaccinations, running sessions to help people stop smoking, and carrying out health screening tests such as smear tests. GP Nurses help people stay healthy and prevent diseases as well as treating illnesses.

GP Nurses will go through general nurse training before specialising in practice nursing. Because GP Nurses take on many roles in the surgery and have many jobs to do they have to be well organised and good at working in a team.