The Practice Nurse Trainee posts are an innovative training role, which aims to develop and support Nurses into Primary Care. The training welcomes newly qualified Nurses who are seeking a career in General Practice Nursing, or existing experienced Nurses who wish to advance their skills and knowledge within Primary Care.


The training is centered around a nine month placement within a local GP Practice. This is supported through a range of learning opportunities, tailored to meet the individual needs of the Trainee, and in accordance with their existing knowledge and skills. This will enable them to develop into competent, confident and critically thinking general practice nurses, who can ensure care is tailored to local practice and population needs.

Knowledge and experience is advanced through additional training, including attendance on academic modules, in-house learning and a dedicated Nurse Mentor to support their professional development.

This blended approach to training, accompanied by nurse mentor support, helps to promote a rich learning environment enabling the development of a skilled and competent practice nurse.


“This innovate approach to training has supported over 20 Nurses over the last three years, who have all taken up a post in Primary or Community Care in North Wales.”

Dr Angela Roberts
Lead Nurse Primary Care

Student Feedback

“Every day you work autonomously and learn new things.”

“The opportunity to train under supervision at your own pace is very advantageous.  Whilst it can feel like starting all over again, you quickly realise how transferable and valuable your skills are.  The course gives you a good transition into primary care with excellent career prospects.  The training courses vary throughout the year.  I managed to obtain my cervical screening certificate, full certificate in spirometry – covering carrying out the tests, interpreting results and treating accordingly, also trained in phlebotomy and completed the practice nurse module at Bangor.  I attended training days for diabetes, copd/asthma, women’s health, infection and prevention and many more.  I gained a real overview/insight in to chronic disease management.”

K Hooton,
Practice Nurse