Arvato UK has partnered with Keele University to run a one-day immunisation module to provide General Practice Nurses (GPNs) with the skills they need to deliver immunisations in general practice to local communities.
The training, which has been developed to meet Public Health England’s national standards for immunisation training, forms part of Keele’s Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing course. It has been designed to equip students with the clinical skills required to deliver safe, evidence-based, effective patient care.
The course is being delivered by two of our specialist clinical trainers, Nicola Matthias and Maxine Cooke, both of whom have more than 20 years’ experience of providing care across a range of healthcare environments.
Since its introduction in February, the course has helped to train a number of nurses and additional modules in different specialisms, such as ear care, are under discussion for roll out later in the year.
Alison Lomas, learning and development manager, Arvato UK & Ireland, said: “Given the well-documented challenges across the NHS, general practice is coming under increasing pressure to invest in and develop the skills of nurses to help practices to appropriately serve their patients.
“By delivering focused training courses such as this, we can provide the hands-on learning nurses need to deliver high quality care in their local communities.”
Dr Andrew Finney, Keele University, said: “The feedback from our students has been fantastic and we hope to expand our partnership with Arvato to deliver further modules that will help equip our GPNs with a range of clinical techniques and experience.”
For more information about the course, please head to the Keele University website