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General Practice Nursing

Use this guide to find information resources related to general practice nursing including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 06/06/2022


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Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing and NHS England (2018) Best value biological medicines: briefing for specialist nurses, November 2018. (no place): (no publisher).
  • This briefing covers the role of specialist nurses in supporting patients who switch to best value biological medicines. It focusses on adalimumab, biological versions of which are scheduled to be available on a framework agreement on behalf of the NHS from 1 December 2018.
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Immunisation knowledge and skills competence assessment tool Royal College of Nursing (2018) Immunisation knowledge and skills competence assessment tool. London: RCN.
Book Cover Royal College of Nursing (2021) Managing childhood immunisation clinics. London: RCN
Book Cover                                                                      Royal College of Nursing (2016) Personal safety when working alone: guidance for members working in health and social care. London: RCN
Royal College of Nursing (2020) Remote consultations guidance under COVID-19 restrictions. London: RCN.
RCN clinical topic specialist area: Social prescribing
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes. London: RCN
Book Cover RCN Advice guide: Self-employment
Book Cover The Queens Nursing Institute (2020) The QNI Standards of education and practice for nurses new to general practice nursing. London: QNI
The Queens Nursing Institute (2016) Transition to general practice nursing toolkit. London: QNI
Book Cover The Queens Nursing Institute and The Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (2017) The QNI/QNIS voluntary standards for general practice nursing education and practice. London: QNI/QNIS
Book Cover NHS and The Queens Nursing Institute (2019) General practice nurse induction template. London: NHS.
Book Cover NHS Health Education England (2017) The general practice nursing workforce development plan. London: HEE.
Book Cover NHS England (2016) General practice forward view, London: NHS England
Book Cover NHS England (2017) General practice ā€“ developing confidence, capability and capacity, London: NHS England
NHS (2019) The NHS Long Term Plan, London: NHS
Skills for Health (2020) Framework for advanced clinical practice (nurses) working in general practice / primary care in England.
The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2016) UK medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (UKMEC), London: FSRH
We would like to thank the RCN General Practice Nursing member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book Cover Brook J, McGraw C and Thurtle V (eds.) (2021) Oxford handbook of primary care and community nursing. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book Cover Cooper C and Martin B (2016) General practice cases at a glance. New York: Wiley.
Book Cover Dickinson H, Glasby J, and Miller R (2015) General practice and adult social care. (no place): Emerald GP.
Book Cover Duncan D (2019) General practice nursing: foundational principles. Cumbria: M and K Publishing.
Book Cover Guillebaud J (2020) Contraception today. 9th edn. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Book Cover Hogan-Quigley B (2016) Batesā€™ nursing guide to physical examination and history taking. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Book Cover Hutchinson D (2016) Long term conditions: a manual for general practice nurses. (no place): White Lodge Publications.
Book Cover Johnson G, Hill-Smith I, and Bakhai C (2018) The minor illness manual. London: CRC Press.
Book Cover Peate I and Stephens M (2020) Wound care at a glance. 2nd edn. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell.
Book Cover Potter P A (2018) Essentials for nursing practice. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Book Cover Simon C (2020) Oxford handbook of general practice. 5th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book Cover Staten A and Staten P (eds.) (2019) Practical general practice: guidelines for effective clinical management. 7th edn. Edinburgh: Elsevier.

Book subject searches

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General Practice Nurse Education Network
  • Created by the Queens Nursing Institute and funded by the NHS, the new GPNEN website aims to support general practice nurses across England.
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RCN Events video on demand

RCN Events video on demand: Overcoming isolation and loneliness in nursing
  • Marie-Therese Massey, Chair of the RCN General Pracitice Nursing Forum, highlights the effects of isolation and loneliness associated with nursing in non-traditional settings. Register online for free access to this video.
RCN Events video on demand: Nurse-led social prescribing: Does it work?
  • Joyce Pickering and Kathryn Smyth, QN and Joyce Pickering, QN, Committee members of the RCN General Practice Nursing Forum. Register online for free access to this video.
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RCN Podcasts

Critical conversations
  • Sally Bassett And Kate Wells-McCulloch from the Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum discuss critical conversations with particular reference to general practice nursing.
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Using technology now and beyond COVID-19
  • Ann Gregory from the General Practice Nursing Forum shares her experiences of using technology in nursing during COVID-19.
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