Nursing in General Practice in North Cumbria 

Working as a nurse in general is a great career option. Traditionally seen as an ‘end of career’ role for nurses, times have well and truly changed and we employ a wide range of nurses within our workforce, from those who are newly qualified and undertaking their very first nursing job, to very experienced nurses who may well have spent their early career working in other areas of practice. 

We’re developing a great system of working across our nursing teams, working to increase the capacity and quality of placements for student nurses in our practices and also through practice support of the newly launched General Practice Nurse Fellowship – a preceptorship programme for all nurses new to working in general practice within the last year.

As a healthcare community, we’re committed to the development of our fantastic existing nursing teams and we’re really happy to be able to offer a programme of fully funded CPD learning opportunities. For information on all current opportunities and training events, please see the: 
North Cumbria Primary Care Nursing Hub teamnet page here.

We’re also pleased that our nurses are able to access high quality clinical supervision by signing up with one of the nurse clinical supervisors in our region. Further information on when this is available and how to access this is available at:
Primary Care Supervision ( 

North Cumbria GP Nurse Fellowship Programme

A two year programme, created to support ongoing development and support of our new to general practice nurses through dedicated, ring fenced time. Nationally funded, locally developed.

Open to all new nurses joining general practice for the first time, within the last 12 months in a substansive post across North Cumbria.

With the North Cumbria GP Nurse Fellowship at the centre - it offers:

  • Peer Learning & Development
    Monthly face to face for all fellows to meet and share their learning
  • PCN (Primary Care Network) Learning
    PCN learning and taking onboard opportunities in their local patch
  • Personalised Supervision & Coaching
    Individualised support based upon learning needs
  • Bespoke CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
    Targeted learning to develop primary care nursing skills

General Practice Nurse Fellowship – North Cumbria

This programme is aimed at all newly qualified and new to practice nurses in North Cumbria.

A 2-year programme of support and bespoke learning opportunities will help you to transition to your new role in general practice, whilst learning the skills and knowledge you need to become a competent and confident general practice nurse.

  • A smooth transition – A structured and supported induction to help you settle into your new environment. 
  • Time to learn – Protected time for your learning and development. 
  • Tailored education – Access to a programme of learning that can be tailored to meet your individual needs and aims. 
  • Skills development – Access to regional learning opportunities and events. 
  • 1:1 Guidance – A named clinical preceptor (mentor) with protected time for discussion and support. 
  • Networks & peer support – Regular clinical supervision and membership of a peer-led network providing additional support and key links in practice. 
  • Career development – Support in creating your own personal development plan and how to access available opportunities to take those initial steps towards your goals. 
  • Funding – A financial grant to your practice to support your time to learn and mentoring.  

If you think you’ve already heard enough, please fill out the expression of interest form below or if you have any further questions about the programme.

Application/Expression of Interest