The Power of Practice Nursing podcast series

General Practice Nurses (GPNs) occupy a unique place in primary care and offer unique strengths, supporting patients throughout their lives and naturally linking with community care, mental health and of course GPs themselves.

However, for several reasons, there can still be challenges in recruitment and retention of GPNs in London.

To help address this, we are creating resources under the banner ‘The Power of Practice Nursing – The Future of General Practice Nursing in London’. In this collaborative project from Health Education England, the Transformation Partners in Health and Care and NHS England and Improvement, we look at the unique input GPNs bring, share nurses’ experiences, illustrate the strength they bring to primary care, and address some of the challenges in the capital.

To support this, on International Nurses Day 2020 we launch the first edition of ‘The Power of Practice Nursing’ podcast, looking at the modern role of GPNs and how managing Covid-19 has created a dynamic, effective and hi-tech solutions.

Episode 1: Being a GPN and how Covid has brought dynamic change

Episode 2: Managing Covid and keeping morale high

Epsisode 3: Design and delivery of Covid hot hubs in London

Episode 4: Proactive care for long-term conditions during Covid

Episode 5: Resilience and collaboration in care homes and extra care care planning during Covid

Epsisode 6: Care planning during Covid

Episode 7: Successful newborn vaccinations during Covid

Episode 8: Strengthening the training pipeline for nurses in primary care

Episode 9: Workforce risk assessments: reflections and learning

Episode 10: Celebrating the influence of general practice nursing in 2020 and planning for the future