Nursing in Practice is asking for feedback from readers over January and February, publishing the 10 points of the Nursing in Practice Manifesto for General Practice Nursing in 2024, and inviting comments on each of the action points on social media.
Two of the 10 points of the Nursing in Practice manifesto will be launched each week at nursinginpractice.com, via our newsletters, app, and social media. The nurses who contributed to the manifesto speak about their concerns and recommendations.
In the manifesto, GPNs highlighted issues such as workforce shortages, soaring patient demand, and pay and conditions that fall far short of those on offer to nurses working elsewhere in the NHS as just some of the ongoing issues hampering their nursing practice. Nurses identified health inequalities, targeting immunisation uptake, greater focus on supporting patients with long-term conditions, and promoting health, as important areas requiring particular attention.
With changing roles and ways of working across general practice and primary care, many nurses in have told us that the next 12 months are crucial for identifying and addressing issues within the sector, as the pace of change is rapid.
The Nursing in Practice team will return to these important topics identified by the manifesto over the year – to help highlight problems and potential solutions, and to support continued debate.
Nurses are encouraged to keep an eye out for our upcoming projects around these themes, and to get in touch if they would like to get involved in the conversation and share their own experiences.
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