Nursing in General Practice
The overall remit of Devon LMC is to serve and represent GPs within the Devon system. However, the General Practice Nurse profession is suffering from an all-time low in support. Devon LMC recognises the vital role General Practice Nurses and Advanced Nursing Practitioners play in any practice team. Therefore we have been working hard to ensure we fill this void, we have recently appointed a designated Medical Secretary Nurse role to our Executive Team in order to provide bespoke leadership and professional support to nursing within General Practice in Devon. 
We are also exploring other avenues in which Devon LMC can support the nursing workforce in General Practice with the creation of a designated internal hub portal for nurses which is coming soon. Devon LMC has also brought together Devon's first LMC Primary Care Advanced Practice Network. 
If you would like to know more about the services Devon LMC provide, please contact  office@devonlmc.co.uk
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Steve Blakeway - Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Leatside Surgery

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When we think of Devon we no doubt consider a slower life with holiday makers, cream teas and thatched rooftops and whilst this is a reality there is also a vibrant, dynamic and joined up healthcare workforce; from cutting edge technology to leading the way in collaborative PCNs and integrated working with Secondary Care. I have been working in Devon with progressive nursing teams most of my professional life from whom I have learnt a great deal. Torbay hospital provided a springboard for my career by sponsoring me (as a Healthcare Assistant) to carry out my Nursing Degree over 16 years ago. I have since ‘repaid’ the system by working in Acute Hospital environments and now carving a career in Primary Care, as a qualified Advanced Practitioner.

 

Devon is a fantastic place to bring up a family and provide a springboard for a wonderful work - life balance; from the ruggedness of Dartmoor to some of the worlds best beaches, my kids are rarely indoors. As an Advanced Practitioner I feel fully supported and valued by Primary and Secondary Care collegues to develop and flourish here. The LMC is also now supporting a Devonwide network of Advanced Pracitioners to come together to provide assistance, support and teaching whilst networking with national teams and organisations to continue to keep Devon’s Advanced Practitioners wholley up to date, progressive and relevant.

Looking for an exciting an progressive Nursing career?

Choose General Practice.........

There’s never been a better time to be a general practice nurse. The General Practice Nursing (GPN) workforce is at the forefront of leading change in primary care. With primary care being central to our health system, it’s the place to be for any ambitious nurse.

General Practice Nursing - A varied and exciting clinical experience, supporting the whole patient population - Making A Difference

 

  • Adult and Childhood Immunisation Programme

  • Health Screening Programmes including Cervical Screening

  • Tissue Viability

  • Health Promotion and Person Centred Care

  • Complex Long term Conditions management - Diabetes Respiratory Heart Disease

  • Women’s Health - Menopause and contraception

  • Clinical Research

  • Cancer care

  • Minor Illness

  • Student Nurse Supervisors and Assessors

  • Non Medical Prescribing

  • Digital Nurse

Advanced Practice opporunities in General Practice

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner (MSc)

  • Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc)

  • Minor Operations Inter-uterine coil fitting and contraceptive Implant insertion

  • Nurse Partner

  • Clinical Educator (MSc)

  • CCG Lead Nurse

  • Nurse Manager

  • LMC Lead Nurse

  • CQC Specialist Advisor

  • Primary Care Network Nurse / Clinical Director

  • Leadership and Innovation (MSc Level)

  • Professional  Forums Local and National

If you are interested in a applying for an exciting nursing role within General Practice, all current vacancies can be found HERE

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