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Nurse - General Practice

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Practice nurses work in clinics and health centres and alongside General Practitioners in doctors’ surgeries, carrying out treatment on patients.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

NHS nurses are paid on the NHS Agenda for Change. The current pay scales are from April 2017.

Practice nurses in private health care can earn up to £45,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most practice nurses and nurse practitioners work for the National Health Service (NHS). You can find NHS job vacancies in Scotland by visiting NHS Scotland Recruitment. You could also work with a nursing agency or with a private general practice. Recent changes to the NHS, for example the reduction in GPs hours, are leading to an expansion of nursing practice and increased employment for nurse practitioners.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
75865
1.9 %
RISE
2023
77344
  United Kingdom
2018
702024
2.8 %
RISE
2023
722000

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish Government introduced the One Year Job Guarantee Internship Programme for newly qualified nurses and midwives to help improve their chances of finding work as well as developing their skills. The internships are one-year fixed term contracts at 22.5 hours a week, set at grade 5 on the NHS Agenda for Change pay scale. For further details contact NHS Education for Scotland.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal College of Nursing Scotland
Tel: 0345 772 6100
E-mail: Scottish.Board@rcn.org.uk
Website: http://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland/
Twitter: @RCNScot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalcollegeofnursing

Scottish Practice Nurses Association
Tel: 0203 188 7752
E-mail: spna@rcgp.org.uk
Website: http://www.spna.org.uk
Twitter: @SPNAScotland

Skills for Health
Tel: 0117 922 1155
E-mail: contactus@skillsforhealth.org.uk
Website: http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/
Twitter: @Skillsforhealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsforhealth1

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for the health sector.

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