Supporting our nurses by providing 'free-to-access' continued professional development (CPD)
OUR GOAL: Helping you to make best practice everyday practice

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Which topics will be covered?

The planned programme will focus on the key areas of patient care, the complex of interrelated diseases which are among the most frequent and costly primary care visits seen every day.

The emphasis is on practical management of these patients and on prevention of the progression or onset of disease.

Disease areas such as:

  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Contraception
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Insulin management
  • Kidney disease
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Menopause
  • Mental health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain management
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight, diet & exercise

About NEN

What will the programme deliver?

This initiative is for primary care practice nurses, community nurses and healthcare professionals to encourage the development of local networks who share common interests and to provide support through educational resources and local study days. In particular, to help equip nurses and healthcare practitioners with the knowledge they will need in the management of patients with long-term conditions in daily practice.

In the coming months, we will aim to identify the hot topics where additional free-to-access CPD is required, how this should be delivered and when it is needed.

We will support our network online, in-person and in-print by providing free resources which are widely accessible and complement the challenging role of the practice nurse and the time constraints experienced. 

How will the programme be developed?

Once topics have been identified, the programme will be developed specifically for primary care nurses by an independent panel of primary care experts.

How will the programme be structured?

Each programme will include CPD modules and regional study days which will:

  • Review the latest evidence with new or updated Guidelines
  • Translate this learning into practical guidance and need-to-know knowledge
  • Encourage exchanges with colleagues and the sharing of best practice
  • Provide you with the tools to enable you to deliver the best patient care

FREE, widely accessible education that fits around you

Our Educational Partners

Wherever possible we will work alongside our Educational Partners to provide support for our membership.

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Our Educational Aim

Provide members with evidence-based, practical knowledge, guidance and advice which will help you to deliver the best patient care.


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