Why I'm a fan of practice nurses and you should be too

As general practice contemplates a future that involves an ageing population, an increasing incidence of chronic disease, the drive for patient-centred care and different funding models to support new models of care, it is worthwhile contemplating what that future would look like without practice nurses.


According to the Health of the Nation 2019 Report, 92% of GP respondents indicated their practice employed a practice nurse, and the average number of practice nurses employed in a practice is 3.1.

With about 14,000 nurses working in