When completed, and in addition to the modules Integrated community and primary care in context and Integrated community and primary care practice, this module will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and capability to undertake the core clinical competencies required to fulfil the role of the General Practice Nurse as defined by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) nursing standards and also meets the needs of the community clinician.
It can be accessed as a standalone module but it is recommended that the greatest benefit from this module is gained when completed as part of the full Foundations in Community and Primary Care short course.
The module will enable you to develop your existing professional skills, to undertake a comprehensive health assessment following history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and documentation and, at masters level, to develop treatment and management strategies. You will cover many specific clinical areas of learning, such as immunisation, travel health, ear care, contraception and sexual health, aspects of mental health and dementia, tissue viability and wound management and an introduction to long term conditions.
Practice partners and expert clinicians will deliver for this clinical module along with our team of primary care staff who have been teaching courses for nurses wishing to work in general practice for many years covering a range of core clinical and professional skills.