The Practice Nurse Foundation Course

Published: 8th May 2019

This course aims to enhance the competence and confidence of registered practitioners new to working with a General Practice surgery, as autonomous professionals.

This program of education will be delivered over a 12-month period via blended learning and will consist of a combination of e-learning, classroom based teaching and independent study. Please note it is a requirement of attending the study sessions that all aspects of the course are completed. Assessment is included within the programme of learning.

Download Practice Nurse Foundation Course flyer | Practice Nurse Foundation Course programme

This program of learning aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to enable progression from novice to advanced beginner in the assessment and management of the following:

  • CVD Risk Assessment
  • Heart Failure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Adult Asthma
  • CKD
  • Pre-Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Tobacco Dependency

This course is free of charge for all those who work in Stockport General Practices. For those outside of Stockport the cost is £620 per person, this includes the e-learning and workbook.

Please note all nurses attending will need to have a mentor within the practice to support them and sign them off as competent. This needs to be a registered nurse up to date and competent in the areas they will be supporting. Mentors are welcome to attend this programme too. For Stockport practices unable to provide mentorship, or requiring support with this please contact the CCG to access the available support via

Bookings for this course should be made via the Virtual College LMS If booking as a mentor please
indicate that in the reason for booking when booking your place. External delegates can book via e-mail to stoccg. Enquires can be made via or 07393 798115.

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