Your Primary Care Training Hub have created and collated the below resources to support the nursing workforce across the North East and North Cumbria. This includes Trainee Nursing Associates, Nursing Associates, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Assistants, Phlebotomists and any other nursing roles within primary care.

About Nursing Roles

New Roles Video

The Primary Care Training Hub worked with stakeholders across the NENC region to create these videos, where practitioners in ARRS roles are able to show how their role is embedded into primary care. Click here to watch the video, skip to 0:39 for the Nursing Associate, and 48:27 for the Trainee Nursing associate.


New Roles Web Resource

The new roles Overview gives information around skills and competencies, educational pathways, job descriptions, case studies and more for Nursing Associates, Trainee Nursing Associates. Click here to access. This will soon be updated to include more nursing roles, so watch this space! 

Getting Started

NHS Jobs

If you're looking for to get into a nursing role within primary care, these are all being advertised on NHS Jobs and HealthJobs.
For guidance on completing a successful application on NHS Jobs, click here.


Induction Support

The Primary Care Training Hub work with local CCGs to arrange induction programmes for those new to primary care. To find out if your CCG has a local induction coming up, get in touch! We have created an Induction Checklist which you can use with your practice or line manager to help you get settled into your new role.


Student Placements

HEE host the Enabling Effective Learning Environments team who work to create and embed opportunities for students within primary care. Click here to watch a video created by Netherfield House Surgery in Northumberland about student opportunities, or click here to learn about what the team can do for you.


GPN Fellowships

The Primary Care Training Hub work with NHS England and Improvement to provide the General Practice Nursing Fellowship Scheme, supporting General Practice Nurses during the early stages of their career. The programme is open to all newly qualified nurses working substantively in General Practice. Click here for more information about eligibility, funding and how to apply.

Tools, Resources and Support for the General Practice Nursing Workforce


Through Health Education England and other NHS resources, you have access to a variety of learning tools to support your development. Click here to access our training page which will signpost you to a range of suitable resources. Opportunities include Mary Seacole for leadership roles, or clinical modules at Sunderland University.

Discover a Nursing Career (CNO002) 

Nurses looking to start a role in general practice can take a first step with this three-month module, delivered by Northumbria University, which aims to equip them for a potential application and interview. The training is designed to improve understanding and awareness of general practice and encourage pre-registration nurses to see the value and potential of a career in this area.

The module is available to nurses and nursing associates at all levels from pre-registration through to registered nurses working in different healthcare settings who want to start a career in general practice. Topics include learning how the role fits within the multi-disciplinary team, developing one-to-one communications skills and understanding how to operate in a primary care environment.

To view the module, please click here

Delivered by Teesside University, this module will appeal to nurses and nursing associates at all levels working in different healthcare settings, who want to start a career in general practice, including those working across adult, mental health, learning disability and children’s nursing.

This course increases your employability within primary care. It is available to nurses and nursing associates, including pre-registration, through to registered nurses working in different healthcare settings who want to start a career in general practice. This includes those working in adult, mental health, learning disability and children’s nursing.

To view the course brochure, please click here.

To view the module, please click here.

Delivered by Univeristy of Cumbria, this Level 6 module aims to provide prospective candidates from nursing associate backgrounds an overview and insight into working within a general practice/primary care setting, developing the foundation of skills and enhancing knowledge impacting the delivery of local care. Supported by highly experienced academics from within the field of general practice nursing, this module will provide the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding and how this differs from, but is essential to, secondary and tertiary care settings and provision.

Candidates from Nursing or Nursing Associate pathways who are currently working toward registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and/or
Candidates who are currently registered as Nurses or Nursing Associates with the Nursing and Midwifery Council are eligible to apply.

To view the module, please click here

To view the Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice (CNO002) Level 7 module, please click here

Core Capabilities Framework

This career and core capability framework will help to promote and support nurses, employers, workforce planners and people to understand the wealth of knowledge, skills and attributes that the nursing profession can provide in primary care/general practice, to meet the needs of the population. Click here to access.



If you're in a position where you're looking for clinical supervision, click here to view the supervisors available across North East and North Cumbria and send a request to be paired with one.



Keep up to date on the virtual and face to face events coming up through our events page. We recommend checking this regularly, as it is often updated with events that may be relevant to your role, your interests or your development. Click here to access.


Health and Wellbeing

We recognise the incredible challenges and pressures that your role requires you to face on a daily basis. We've collated a range of health and wellbeing resources that are either free to the public, or free to NHS staff, that can be found here.


Knowledge Library Services

Health Education England fund the Knowledge Library Services, allowing you to access high quality knowledge and evidence resources all in one place to support you in the patient care you provide. Click here for more information about this service or to start a search.


Nursing Careers Online Booklet

North Cumbria ICP have created this booklet to help understand how nurses and nursing roles play a significant role in fulfilling clinical requirements of your practice. This guide demonstrates the varied career opportunities for staff and innovative options for future workforce needs. Click here to view the online booklet. 



Our student nurses at Netherfield House Surgery have created the below video
to show the opportunities available for student nurses within Primary Care.