The Queen’s Nursing Institute is encouraging nurses working in general practice to complete a survey that will feed into a potentially influential review.
It hopes to compile a report that is similar to its 2009 work on district nursing, which both provided evidence for the institute’s strategy to support district nurses and helped it lobby for an increase in training places.
Over 1,000 community nurses completed a survey to inform that report, which was titled 2020 Vision reassessing the future of District Nursing.
Anne Pearson, director of programmes at the QNI, said: “We are aware of the many and diverse challenges faced by nurses working in general practice and we are now embarking on a major piece of work to look at how we can support you.
“We would like to invite all members of the general practice nursing team to complete the survey,” she said.
She added: “This is the start of our information gathering process. It is crucial that your views are heard to inform our future priorities and the policy influencing work of the QNI in relation to general practice nurses.”
The survey follows warnings that practice nurses are facing increasing pressure as a shortage of GPs means more work is being passed on.
There is also increasing political pressure to increase access to GP services at weekends and in the evenings.