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Gill Beardmore

Gill Beardmore

Primary Care Nurse Workforce Lead,
Health Education England

Gill’s 35 years as a registered nurse has been primarily been in general practice. Her non-medical prescribing qualification, in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular disease and treating minor illness has contributed to her development as a general practice nurse leader. Gill completed a Master’s degree in Medical Education with distinction at Nottingham University in May 2014 culminating in a dissertation entitled, ‘General Practice Nurse Education: attitudes to training’. She has written for several nursing journals, her latest publication appearing in ‘Journal of General Practice Nursing’ in July 2018. She is employed by Health Education England and is responsible for ensuring the supply and development of the general practice nursing workforce across the East Midlands. In 2017 she was proud to become a Queen’s Nurse.

  • Developing GP placements for pre-registration nurses and Head and Social Care Students within General Practice
  • Tackling the shortage of nurses within general practice, specifically within rural regions to encourage recruitment and retention of GPNs
  • Supporting existing mentors to allow more practices to offer final management placements and facilitate student exposure to general practice (review of pilot to support management placements for Pre-registration students)
  • Supporting future recruitment and retention of nurses with the right skills for general practice, a review of local initiatives