Table 1

Practice nurse responsibilities

Clinical care – responsibility for clinical based procedures and activities Specific clinical activities as part of the care team such as assessment of risk factors, lifestyle screening, brief interventions, counselling and education, vaccination, wound care, cervical screening


Patient follow-up and recall – both arranging and undertaking follow-up tasks, especially in context of chronic disease management and prevention


Care planning – setting up care planning meetings, completing care plans


Treatment rooms tasks


Clinical organization – activities that require management, coordination and higher level administration of clinical activities, particularly a systems approach


Practice administration – activities that provide administrative support to the general practice as a business enterprise


Integration – development of effective communication channels within the practice and between the practice and outside organizations and individuals.


Parker et al. BMC Nursing 2009 8:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-5

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