The Primary Care Nursing CNO national Shared Professional Decision-Making Council brings together a number of point of care nurses with a variety of different backgrounds and lengths of time working within primary care (including general practice). Discussing and debating the relevant professional, clinical and operational matters that are important to its members and to their colleagues; the Council provides an ongoing point of reference an available evidence base as well as real time point of care advice to support the CNO and their teams.
The Primary Care Nursing CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council harnesses existing collective and non-hierarchical leadership principles to bring a different lens and insight to advise and inform the CNO around work that will be required to be progressed and undertaken as we use our learning and experience from the Covid-19 pandemic . Examples of discussions include how in response to Covid-19, new ways of working clinically, operationally or in terms of governance were developed.
Council members were invited to join the council via a variety of routes and through key stakeholder engagement including a process of nominations from senior general practice and primary care nursing leaders from the General Practice Nursing (GPN) 10-Point Plan Regional Delivery Boards and the national COVID GPN Stakeholder Group.
The Primary Care Nursing CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council was established on 22 July 2020 and currently meets monthly.
The Chair of the council was self-nominated and then ratified and meeting topics are proposed by council members. The Primary Care Nursing Team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries or further information.
The Nursing and Midwifery COVID-19 Catalogue of Change will be continually updated with new case studies, led by council members as they meet, discuss and agree shared learning and experiences aligned to the pandemic.