The GPN Ready scheme provides funding to support the development of nurses when they first work in primary care.
Health Education England will provide funding of £8,000 over two years to those GP practices who offer to appoint a new NMC registered nurse to work in their practice, and who are successful in accessing funding through the scheme. It is anticipated that the nurse will have registered with the NMC no earlier than 1st August 2016.
The understanding will be that the practice will use these funds to support and supervise the new nurse in a package of formal academic and experiential supervision and learning over a period of not less than two years. In year two, this plan will continue, but will also include an NMC approved mentorship programme (often called Supporting Learning in Practice or ‘SLiP’).
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Click here for the application pack.