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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: 16/05/2024

Key Resources

cover Royal College of Nursing (2022) Immunisation knowledge and skills competence assessment tool. 3rd edn. London: RCN.
Book Cover Royal College of Nursing (2021) Managing childhood immunisation clinics. London: RCN
Royal College of Nursing (2020) Remote consultations guidance under COVID-19 restrictions. London: RCN.
RCN clinical topic specialist area: Social prescribing
Cover: Starting Injectable Treatments in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes 4th Edition Royal College of Nursing (2020) Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes. London: RCN
COVID-19 advice and guidance
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 – developing confidence, capability and capacity, London: NHS England
NHS (2019) The NHS Long Term Plan, London: NHS
Sonnet Advisory and Impact (2021) Leading the way: the role and value of nurses in general practice in England. Ampthill: Sonnet Advisory and Impact.
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 Blaber A, Morris H, Gorman J and Goddard D (2021) Independent prescribing for general practice nurses. Bridgwater: Class Publishing.
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 Duncan D (2019) General practice nursing: foundational principles. Cumbria: M and K Publishing.
Book cover Everett S (2021) Handbook of contraception and sexual health. 4th edn. London: Routledge.
Book Cover Guillebaud J (2020) Contraception today. 9th edn. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
book cover Hogan-Quigley B, Palm M L and Bates B (2022) Bates’ nursing guide to physical examination and history taking. 3rd international edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Book Cover Johnson G, Hill-Smith I, and Bakhai C (2018) The minor illness manual. London: CRC Press.
book cover Nicol J and Hollowood L (2019) Nursing adults with long term conditions. 3rd edn. London: Learning Matters.
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.

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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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Page last updated - 16/05/2024