Nurses are an important part of delivering care in general practice. Due to the rising levels of responsibility for many nurses within general practice there is a higher expectation and demand that all nurses are appropriately qualified for the duties they are taking on.

The CCG aims to work towards improving the standard of care for patients by through provision of robust education and training of staff. This would be through courses, online learning tools or reflection and enabling teams to share their experiences and put their learning into practice. There are, however, many ways of learning and there will be a number of methods which suit you. Learning can be a very active process, and it is important that you are able to access the variety of education and training options which are available to you.

The Education Outcome Framework

This national framework will support the CCG to create a system where quality and outcomes drive the education and training arrangements for nurses to improve quality and achieve excellence.

Nursing Strategy – Compassion in Practice

A new 3 year vision and strategy, aimed at building a culture of compassionate care for nursing, midwifery and care staff.

Compassion in Practice is based around six values - care, compassion, courage, communication, competence and commitment. The vision aims to embed these values, known as the Six C’s, in all nursing, midwifery and care-giving settings throughout the NHS and social care to improve care for patients.

Actions include:

  • recruiting, appraising and training staff according to values as well as technical skill
  • regularly reviewing organisational culture and evidence for staffing levels
  • doing more to assess patients’ experience
  • helping staff make every contact count for improving health and wellbeing


Patrick Nyarumbu
Deputy Executive Nurse and Head of Quality
City Wide Commissioning - North, South and Central Manchester CCGs 

26th June 2013