News: Practice Nurse (Newly Qualified)

This new role provides a unique opportunity for a newly qualified nurse within the previous 12 months to embark on a period of development within Midlands Medical Partnership.

The post will consist of the following components:

  • Participation in an induction program including undertaking the Fundamentals of GPN course at BCU.
  • Participating in BSol STP Early Career General Practice Fellowship (CPD, peer support, leadership development, PCN engagement)
  • Exposure to working in General Practice and gaining competence and skills as a new GPN
  • Within the university component, attendance at face-to-face days is essential and a commitment to self-directed study is expected. Learning action plans and goals to be achieved will be agreed upon between the university staff, the practice staff, and the post holder.
  • Within the Fellowship component full participation in peer support, CPD, and a commitment to developing leadership qualities is expected.
  • Within the clinical component-specific clinical support and supervision will be agreed upon between the MMP Nurse Leadership Team and the post holder. Roles and responsibilities will evolve over time.

2. Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Fundamentals of GPN and Fellowship components:

  • Attend University for required face to face sessions and engage in required self-directed study to meet deadlines and assessments as required
  • Ensure learning in the classroom setting is translated into the workplace environment
  • Identify where insight into specific areas will contribute to learning and negotiate with the practice team to support
  • Engage with university assessors and clinical supervisors to maximise the potential for learning and development
  • Attend and participate in monthly peer support meetings
  • Agree and meet with fellowship link for 1:1’s as negotiated locally
  • Agree on Project objectives with fellowship support and produce a plan to meet the required goals
  • Complete SSSA training and prepare to be ‘student nurse’ ready
  • Be an advocate for general practice nursing using every opportunity to raise awareness of the specialty

Clinical Component

  • The post holder will deliver high quality, compassionate care and display attitudes and behaviours compatible with NHS Values and in line with the NMC code of conduct
  • Participate in supervision and de-brief with senior supporting nurse
  • Seek appropriate support to gain insight into specific clinical areas that will contribute to learning
  • Participate in practice-based team meetings, multidisciplinary meetings, and nurse meetings contributing to these as appropriate
  • Engage in reflective practice, learning from constructive feedback and maximising potential for learning
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory training requirements

The post holder will be expected to undertake the following tasks once competent and confident to do so. (This list is not exhaustive and will expand over time)


  • Wound care
  • Child immunisations
  • Health Screening
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Seasonal vaccination program
  • Long term condition management

Administrative and professional responsibilities

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the surgery team
  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients’ notes on the clinical computer systems as appropriate
  • Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the surgery
  • Take the lead in infection prevention and control in the surgery
  • Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required
  • Assist in the formation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols
  • Maintain a notice board in the waiting room area designated for patient health care education
  • Maintain effective liaison with other agencies and staff concerned with patient care and with all other disciplines within the surgery, with regard to confidentiality

Professional development

  • Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development
  • The post holder will participate in any training program implemented by the practice as part of this employment
  • To participate in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Take responsibility for own development, learning, and performance and demonstrate skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time. Permanent

Salary: From £27,000.00 per year