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If GPs gave practice nurses better training and support, they could transform primary care


In order to make practice nursing an attractive career, the pay scales need to be brought in line with those of the hospital trusts and Agenda for Change as well as the provision of training. The terms and conditions, particularly annual leave and sick pay are often inconsistent and less favourable than those of the trusts, and are dependant on the attitude of the employing GPs. Why not bring practice nurses under the NHS contracts like the community district nursing teams, with defined job roles/job descriptions which match the AFC national profiles and pay bands. This would also lead to a larger body for support and organised training and equality of care provision for the patients.

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25 Jan 2014

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