Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Specialist Practitioner - General Practice Nurse

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

Students on this programme will need to be employed within a local health organisation who provide primary, community services or integrated care provision.

Essential registration and professional experience

  1. Registration of an adult nurse on part one of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register (NMC)
  2. Employment of an appropriate nursing position with an appropriate organisation (working within community/primary care/ general practice)
  3. Have at least one years of experience to comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements for the V300 - Non-medical prescribing qualification (NMC 2018)
  4. Be practicing in, and have appropriate experience of, an environment where there is an identified need for the individual to regularly use independent, and/or supplementary prescribing (for example General Practice

Plus one of the following:

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree (2:2) in a related discipline area.
  • An equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere i.e. incorporating study at least comparable to 120 credits at Honours level.
  • Professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team.

Months of entry


Course content

The course has been specifically designed to advance the skills of registered nurses who work within primary care general practice settings. The curriculum reflects the changing nature of the health and social care system and supports the development of skills in interprofessional and multiorganisational working. Thus, it will enable you to advance your skills in partnership working with other agencies, including social services, commissioners, charities, and a range of non-traditional providers.

This programme will equip you with the complex and specialised knowledge and skills required to employ advanced technical and professional activity within your field of practice. This includes the planning, delivering and evaluating of excellent person place and community-centred care, caseload management, and leadership within the community setting.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University of Salford
+44(0161) 295 4545