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There are several outstanding ranked schools in Cornwall, at both primary and secondary level. The Roseland Academy in Tregony came out on top in Cornwall in the 2019 Good Schools Guide, with Penrice Academy in St Austell and Penair School in Truro making up the top three.

Cornwall College is a further education college network with eight campuses across Cornwall and Devon – Camborne, Newquay, St Austell, Saltash, Bicton College, Rosewarne, Stoke Climsland and Falmouth. With more than 15,000 students per year, Cornwall College teaches more apprenticeships, more adult learners and more Higher Education in Further Education learners than any other college in Cornwall or Devon.

Truro and Penwith College is a dual-base facility that became the first college in the country, in 2006, to be awarded outstanding status by Oftsed. With its main campus in Truro and secondary in Penzance, there is also a site in Carnon Downs. The college is known for its sporting academies, with several England Rugby internationals hailing from the college. Their rugby development programme is an academy team of Exeter Chiefs. The college’s football development programme is also partnered with Chelsea FC, with the players benefitting from world class training all year round.

Cornwall’s main university is Falmouth, which has campuses in the town, as well as four miles away in Penryn. The University of Exeter also has campuses in the county, in Penryn and Truro. The University of Plymouth has a campus at the Knowledge Spa, Truro as well as Cornwall College in Camborne.

QNI Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses New to General Practice Nursing  June 2020

Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses New to General Practice Nursing

QNI General Practice Nurse Standards New to GPN (Updated 270520) and Senior GPN  May 2020

In recent years there has been a range of new educational developments for nurses moving into General Practice.

The evolving role of the General Practice Nurse (GPN) with specialist knowledge and skills is pivotal in contributing to the success of the transformation of primary care services. However, this brings unique challenges for nurses selecting General Practice Nursing: many GPNs are directly employed by General Practitioners with variations in roles, responsibilities, terms and conditions.

The QNI has published Voluntary Standards for nurses new to General Practice Nursing and separate Voluntary Standards for senior General Practice Nurses. These documents can be downloaded below.


Primary Care Respiratory Society

Website contains a wealth of very helpful information for managing respiratory conditions in general https://www.pcrs-uk.org/home

Also dedicated COVID-19 links to relevant information https://www.pcrs-uk.org/coronavirus  And E-learning via Primary Care Respiratory Academy


CFT Available Courses

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Health Education England Funded University Modules

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