An article about our collaboration on the Digital GP student nurse placement has now been published in the Nursing Times.

Developing a general practice digital placement for student nurses looks at:

  • Why placement capacity in general practice has often been constrained
  • How a partnership developed and ran a GP student placement online and in person
  • The impact of the placement on students and suggestions for similar projects



A joint initiative created a student nursing placement in primary care. Digital learning days enabled students to participate in virtual consultation sessions and develop skills in health promotion and ill-health prevention. Students also spent one day each week in a GP surgery to consolidate learning. This mix of learning experiences was evaluated highly by students and, after undertaking the placement, many viewed GP nursing as a future career.


Mary Edmonds is Director of Practice, Anglia Ruskin University
Amanda Bennett is Primary Care Nurse Educator Lead, Suffolk & NE Essex Training Hub
Kathryn Caley is Lead Nurse, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Training Hub
Annie Cowcher is Education Champion, Anglia Ruskin University

Read the full article here.