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General Practice

Practice Nursing is a fundamental role within any community.

No two days are the same, no two practices are the same, but a rewarding, challenging and dynamic career is accessible to all.

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With 120 GP surgeries across Coventry and Warwickshire, general practice supports and delivers care to approximately 1 million patients across our region, from birth to end of life.

Practices range from smaller rural locations to larger health centres, but all will offer training and support to develop your practice nursing career.

Training Hub

Your practice nursing career can start from any stage. If you are a newly qualified adult nurse or have experience in secondary care or are considering a trainee nurse associate role, Coventry and Warwickshire Training Hub will assist individuals new to general practice.

Working in partnership with Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance and South Warwickshire GP Federation, the Coventry and Warwickshire Training Hub provides access to education, training, and development opportunities, with wider support for everyone working in general practice.

Being a part of general practice means being a part of a team where wellbeing, quality and equality principles sit at the core of everything we do. Supported by your practice and the Training Hub, you’ll find a wide variety of opportunities for career advancement and personal development, including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship, and protected learning time.

Practice Nurse –
Shaping the Future

Practice Nursing is an exciting and dynamic nursing role, with digital technology becoming a key part of the future of nursing. No two days are the same, no two practices are the same.

You can have the opportunity to shape the future of practice nursing. A Practice Nurse has a fundamental role within any practice, both as part of the working team and for your patients.

Your role and career can be as dynamic and rewarding as you wish. Your career will start with treatment room nursing duties, such as cytology, immunisation, and wound care. This can lead to long-term conditions management, leadership opportunities, nonmedical prescribing, and Advanced Nurse Practitioner roles.


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Most practices can offer both full and part-time roles, with flexible hours.

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Additional hours can be worked through Extended Access services at evenings and weekends.

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You will receive an NHS pension.

With flexible working, it is a great opportunity to work on additional projects or roles, building a portfolio career.

Working in general practice, you will have access to an attractive, accessible, and comprehensive offer that supports the health and wellbeing of the entire workforce

Practice Nurse Career Framework

Qualifications: Care Certificate or equivalent

Role: Carry out a wide range of duties, with guidance/supervision where needed. Duties can include: phlebotomy, health promotion, hypertension monitoring, basic wound care, adult immunisation.

Qualifications: NMC registration as Nursing Associate

Role: Carry out duties similar to those of Health Care Assistant, plus cytology and immunisation. Working independently, under the direction of Registered Nurse

Qualifications: First degree or equivalent, plus additional qualifications such as Fundamentals Practice Nursing or equivalent.

Role: Carry out treatment room duties including, cytology, immunisation, complex wound care, travel, additional injections, long term condition reviews, supervision of staff/students.

Qualifications: Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescribing (V300). Continuing Professional Development at a specialist/enhanced level

Role: As Practice Nurse, plus long term condition management, making clinical decisions within own competency, leadership of team, implement changes within practice, participate in clinical audits/research projects/additional roles.

Qualifications: Independent/Supplementary Nurse Prescribing (V300). MSc Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent

Role: Manage clinical care at highest level independently, to work across Primary Care Networks, leading and influencing practice, demonstrate expertise in scope of practice.


Working in general practice, you will have access to an attractive, accessible, and comprehensive offer that supports the health and wellbeing of the entire workforce.