GPN Career Roadmap

For individuals considering nursing as career contact the C&M Training Hub for details of the routes available to becoming a GPN.

For information regarding student placements contact the C&M Training Hub or the Placement Development Lead (PDL) in the area you are considering looking for a placement.

Please view our student resource page here.

Contact details for your local Placement Development Lead can be found below. 

For further information please contact the C&M Training Hub or the Placement Development Lead (PDL) in the area you are considering.

A preceptorship is a period of practical experience and training that is supervised by an expert or specialist.  The C&M Preceptorship is open to all newly qualified and new to general practice nurses. The programme incorporates practice skills such as Immunisation & vaccination training, alongside long terms condition management and consultation skills. The programme is accredited and provides a ‘passport’ on completion to demonstrate the learning undertaken.

Under Development.

Leadership programmes provide resources to enable personal development for individuals to become leaders within their work environment.   Leadership programmes are available nationally from the NMC. Local C&M Nurse Leadership programmes are also available, check back here regularly for the latest locally available offers.

Please see upcoming training events on our Events calendar.

Coaching enables individuals to develop their skills in a structured safe environment. Mentors encourage and enable another person’s professional or personal development. C&M offer coaching and mentoring to the nursing workforce. For more information contact your local Placement Development Lead.

NHS – Looking After You Too

CMTHUB – New to Practice Fellowships & Preceptorships

CMTHUB – Supervision and self declaration

Clinical reflective practice, also known as clinical supervision is an approach to reflecting on clinical practice and can take place through different formats.  These may be via action learning sets or in group meetings in a less formal way. See attached links to provide further information regarding Clinical Supervision.

HEE – Action Learning Sets

NMC – Reflective Practice Guide

NMC – Standards for competence for Registered Nurses

Non-medical prescribing (NMP) is the term used to describe any prescribing completed by a healthcare professional other than a doctor or dentist.

NHS – Training for non-medical prescribers

Cheshire CCG – Non-Medical Prescribing Policy

CMTHUB – Non-Medical Prescribing flowchart

We understand that registered nurses may need to take some time away from practice during the course of their career. Fortunately, it has never been easier to return to nursing, with courses and training available to help with the transition and skill development.

NMC – Return to Practice guidance

More information on Return to Practice can be found here. 

Please view here for up to date training sessions and learning opportunities. Please also visit our Events calendar.

Advanced Clinical Practitioners were previously known as Advanced Nurse Practitioners

HEE – Advanced Practice

NHSEI have commissioned a local pilot programme to support the development of GPNs working at a PCN level. This is planned to commence in September 2022 – keep checking  back here for more details as they become available.

First Contact Practitioner is a new model evolving and includes paramedics, MSK practitioners, podiatrists and dieticians  

CMTHUB – First Contact Practitioners & Wider Workforce

HEE – FCP Information

Please click on the links for advice on flexible retirement, NHS Pensions and RCN Financial support

RCN – Financial Wellbeing

RCN – NHS Pension Scheme

NHSBSA – Employer Hub

NHS Employers – Flexible Retirement

Placement Development Leads (PDL)

Liverpool – [email protected]

East & West Cheshire – [email protected]

South Cheshire & Vale Royal – [email protected]

Sefton & Formby – [email protected]

St Helens, Knowsley, Halton – [email protected]

Wirral – [email protected]