The outdated stereotype of a nursing as a ‘female career’ is being swept away and one in 10 of the UK’s nursing workforce are now men.

General Practice Nursing suits people of all genders who enjoy helping people live healthier and happier lives.  As well as working with individual patients GP Nurses make a difference to the health of whole communities through successful vaccination programmes, giving one-to-one advice on healthy lifestyles, and helping patients to stay well if they do have long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma.

Each day is different, and the role can open up a range of exciting career options including leadership opportunities, developing specialist clinical skills, and qualifying as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Tom Buckley, who is a GP Nurse and the Clinical Education Development Nurse Lead for West London, says: “The role has developed and is rapidly changing all the time, with a focus on long term condition management.”

He adds: “Patients really value the time you can spend with them.”

Hear Tom explain why he loves being a General Practice Nurse in this short film.

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