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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

General practice nursing (GPN)

We provide education and development opportunities for nurses working in general practice teams.

Our work

Find more information about the General Practice Nurse Network, CPD opportunities and the General Practice Nursing Programme at The Scotland Deanery

There are funded courses available at the NES Portal or via CPD Connect.

A further full and up-to-date list of funding opportunities is available on Turas Learn.

CPD Connect fully funded courses

Opportunity Access
CPD Connect fully funded courses BOOKING OPEN on NES Portal
Additional accredited and CPD funded courses [PDF] BOOKING OPEN on NES Portal

Enhancing the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease SCQF Level 11


Assessment of joint pain SCQF level 9 
Behaviour change SCQF Level 11 BOOKING CLOSES JAN 2021
Problem based small group learning (PBSL) [PDF] MORE INFORMATION HERE BOOKING OPEN – SEE ADVERT [PDF]

GPN CPD resource

This learning resource supports senior general practice nurses across Scotland to update their knowledge and skills as required for the refocused national role.

Turas Learn general practice nurse CPD resource


Coaching is a safe, confidential process that aims to improve individual performance and focuses on the here and now. It helps:

  • develop your self-awareness
  • obtain a better work-life balance
  • handle conflict
  • think about different ways of doing things
  • improve your relationships with colleagues

Find more information and access coaching via the Scottish coaching collaborative

Opportunities for General Practice teams

NHS Education for Scotland is currently inviting collaborative proposals from GP Practice, NHS Boards and Higher Education Institutions to develop, test and embed models of practice placements for nurses returning to practice. For further information and to apply for funding see the documents below.

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Last updated: 25/09/2020

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