General Practice Nurse Development Programme

Fundamentals + for General Practice Nurses
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Funding is available for nurses working in the Black Country and West Birmingham, subject to application via


Booking Information

This course runs twice a year, for dates please contact Tom Charles on

fundamentals gp nurse course

This six day CPD programme has been designed in collaboration with the Black Country and West Birmingham Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). It will prepare General Practice Nurses to develop their career and enhance their leadership skills and potential.

About the course

This course will further your understanding of the organisational and strategic issues facing General Practice. Throughout the programme, you will apply your knowledge in order to develop your leadership skills. You will develop ideas for improving quality and service delivery and enhance your skills in verbal and written presentation, report writing, and business planning. You will explore personal qualities and team building through coaching, communication skills, developing resilience and managing stress.  You will also address the macro perspectives of population assessment, public health and long-term conditions. By the end of the six day programme, you will feel empowered and equipped to take a proactive leadership role in your practice and wider primary care network.

How you will learn

You will be inspired through teaching by specialist multi-disciplinary practitioners via interactive remote learning. Your learning will be enhanced by dedicated online resources as well as opportunities to interact with peers and the teaching team. You will receive individual support from a personal tutor for the duration of the programme to help you engage in both directed and self-directed learning activities, and be an active partner in your own learning and development.

You will be encouraged to assess your own development needs, and consider career options and ways in which to develop your role.

Where the course could take you

After completing the course, opportunities for further development include focusing on a specific clinical area, leading the team, becoming an Advanced Practitioner, developing a Clinical Academic career, taking on a more strategic role in the wider primary care network or becoming a partner in a practice.

Course dates

The course will run twice a year with dates still being finalised:

  • Day 1: The Wider Picture       
  • Day 2: Serving Communities
  • Day 3: Taking the Reins
  • Day 4: Emotional Intelligence
  • Day 5: Finding a Voice
  • Day 6: The Five Year Plan

Course enquiries

If you would like to apply for the course or for find out any further information, please contact us on:

For more information about the course, please contact: Sue Shortland, Associate Professor in Primary Care, Queens Nurse and Senior Teaching Fellow on:

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