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NHS Education for Scotland General Practice Nursing Tour

Section: The ALLIANCEPeople and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 31st August 2018

Dementia Carer Voices will visit every NHS Board in Scotland, speaking to General Practice Nurses about their role as compassionate leaders

As a part of the Scottish Government’s investment in education, NHS Education for Scotland have organised a tour across every board area in Scotland hoping to engage with as many General Practice Nurses as possible.

As a part of this tour, our UK Project Lead Tommy Whitelaw has been invited to speak to General Practice Nurses about kindness and leadership.

Tommy previously delivered a seminar to General Practice Nurses at the Introduction to Leadership course in Edinburgh and is delighted to have been asked to continue his work in this area.

The tour will visit:

  • 17 September: Lanarkshire
  • 19 September: Tayside
  • 26 September: Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • 1 October: Ayrshire & Arran
  • 3 October: North Highland
  • 4 October: Lothian
  • 5 October: Forth Valley
  • 10 October: Borders
  • 11 October: Grampian
  • 24 October: Shetland
  • 29 October: Dumfries & Galloway
  • 31 October: Orkney
  • 9 November: Fife
  • 14 November: Western Isles
  • 16 November: South Highland

Jenny Wilson (Professional Nurse Advisor at Scottish Government) and Lynne Innes (NES National Coordinator for General Practice Nursing) shared the following quote with us:

“This is an excellent opportunity for General Practice Nurses to find out about the future of our profession as we enter an exciting time, with Scottish Government funding being invested in our education. We are planning some interactive workshops to gather information, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and there will be a variety of speakers to give us a picture of where we are now both at National and Local level.

“We shall aim to both inform and listen to GPNs regarding the new refocused role as part of the Transforming Roles programme and the proposed education provision, utilising the investment of the £3 million over the next 3 years for GPN education.

“These are full day events in each area with interactive workshops to gather information with some excellent speakers to give a picture of where the GPN profession is now. Excitingly, Tommy Whitelaw has agreed to come to speak on behalf of the ALLIANCE with reference to the ‘What Matters to You?’ and Dementia Carer Voices projects.”

To book your place at any of these events, please visit the NHS Education for Scotland portal (this link will take you away from our website).

If you do not have an account, please register and select ‘Medicine-Nurse’ or ‘Medicine-Practice Nurse.’ You can search and book any of NHS Education for Scotland’s short courses by searching for ‘GPN’ at the above portal link.

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