The overall remit of the LMC is to represent NHS GPs. However, the West Pennine LMC is working with General Practice Nurses (GPNs) to understand better some of the issues around recruitment, retainment and nurses returning to practice. We know there are big challenges faced by General Practice nurses and NHS England has responded with a 10-point plan which hopes to alleviate some of these problems. There are various plans in place to raise the profile of practice nurses add develop new skills and abilities and provide extra support for this very valued group. We encourage GPNs to participate as an observer at the LMC or please do not hesitate to contact us as we can signpost appropriate paths to deal with any practice issues;

LMC GPN representative: Kirsty Howarth 


Jane Hill- Office Tel: 07951 530 417

For regular information and updates, please use the following resources to stay in touch with how the plan will be implemented at a local level and how you can help shape, lead and transform general practice nursing.

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