Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
Practices here set out to create working environments where nursing is rewarding and satisfying, with family friendly hours in a close-knit and supportive team where you will be valued and supported. General Practice also offers the opportunity to get to know patients and see the impact your care has on the lives of them and their families.
And while teams and roles vary from surgery to surgery, practice nurses share a particular set of qualities that enable them to work efficiently and effectively:
Plus, you’ll get to do it all in a region that offers lots of lifestyle choices. Whether you prefer life in the city or by the seaside, in a market town or chocolate box village, you can choose the location that suits you best and still enjoy a good commute to work and good connections across the region and beyond. Explore everything Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire have to offer.
Practice nurses work at the heart of the multidisciplinary practice team to provide a range of nursing services, that may include:
Practice nurses often develop their role over several years, for example by completing training in long term conditions management or prescribing, or taking on leadership responsibility.
Nurse practitioners receive additional training to grow their skills into additional services that help to support GPs. These can include:
Advanced nurse practitioners have Master’s level training and a prescribing qualification. In addition to the duties performed by a nurse practitioner, advanced nurse practitioners can also:
Bringing specialist mental health nursing skills into general practice provides essential expert care to patients, particularly those with low mood, anxiety and depression.
Patients benefit from focused care that delivers better outcomes, while everyone benefits from improved access to GPs who can use their time even more effectively.
Mental health nurses in general practice work as part of the multi-professional team, focusing on mental health needs that often co-exist with physical problems. They can:
Wherever you join us and in whatever nursing role, you’ll be supported and encouraged to maintain and update your skills, offered a range of continuing professional development courses, and even progress into a specialism or to a leadership role. Training is available to help you become:
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Healthcare assistants are essential members of the team in every practice. Supervised by a practice nurse, they care for patients directly and carry out assessments, diagnostic tests and some treatments. Their work supports and enables the care delivered by the rest of the team.
Healthcare assistant duties may include:
Healthcare assistants are encouraged and supported to grow their skills and qualifications. This may include in-house or external training as part of your overall continuous professional development. The CEPN also offer many development opportunities for healthcare assistants: https://www.cepnbnssg.co.uk
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Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Manager
Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) Health Care & Advice Nurse (Prescriber)
Minor Illness / Respiratory Nurse (Autonomous Nurse Practitioner)