CGPN Lead Nurse

Cambridgeshire GP Network Ltd

The closing date is 05 June 2022

Job summary

The Lead Nurse is an exciting new role within CGPN & will be a key member of the CGPN Operations Team supporting the development and delivery of CGPN’s clinical services and initiatives within Cambridgeshire.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Primary Care Nurse with management experience and a strong understanding of quality assurance.

Working Hours 22.5 -30 hours per week 

Ideally will have worked in an advanced role clinically and will have experience in setting up new clinical services. You will provide leadership and supervision to CGPN Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants (HCAs) & Phlebotomists who work within the CGPN Primary Care Hubs and support the development, implementation & delivery of new clinical services for the CGPN member practices.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting and varied role that requires:

• Clinical oversight of Nurse led services

• Clinical input assessing new service opportunities

• Implementation of new services, including a Home Visiting HCA service

• Assuring clinical safety and driving excellent patient outcomes

• Supervising, mentoring and auditing CGPN Nurses, HCAs & Phlebotomists

• Quality assuring policies, protocols and practice

Patient facing work where services require additional capacity

About us

Cambs GP Network is a Federation of GP practices in Cambridge, Ely, Royston and the surrounding villages. We strongly believe in the value of Primary Care.

Our overarching vision is to protect General Practice and develop Primary Care in order to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We are a private limited company with a social enterprise ethos. Our practices are our shareholders and any profits made are reinvested into our practices and into providing services for our patient population.

Our team is made up of Operational staff, GP's, Practice Nurses, HCA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the CGPN Lead Nurse may include any or all of the items in the following list.


Clinical Governance

• Working in partnership with the CGPN Clinical Lead & Clinical Governance Board to ensure services have robust clinical governance processes and procedures in place

• Develop and continuously review service policies and protocols to ensure they are following latest guidelines and best practice

• Mentoring and supervising staff to ensure they are following protocols and procedures through shadowing and supervision of staff during clinics & home visits

• Supervise staff regularly, both on a one-to-one basis and by holding clinical forums to ensure all staff and clear on processes and procedures

• Support the Operations Manager and GP Clinical lead to investigate complaints and serious incidents

• Ensure clinical staff are compliant regarding training and certification

• Instilling a culture of learning & quality improvement to service delivery

Quality Assurance

• Lead and deliver an effective governance and risk management programme to enhance the quality of services provided through evidence-based practice

• Ensure that all services adhere to statutory regulations incorporating best practice and national service guidelines

• Produce monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports including an annual Quality Account which demonstrates service quality, clinical outcome measures and statutory compliance

• Actively lead and engage with service users to monitor outcomes and service satisfaction

Primary Care Hubs

• Provide clinical supervision and leadership to Practice Nurses and HCAs working within the Hubs

• Provide training & mentoring to Phlebotomists working within the Hubs

• Act as point of contact for clinical issues affecting delivery of Extended Access/DES Practice Nurse and HCA-led clinics

• Identify new Nurse-led services and support their implementation

• Ensure CGPN Practice Nurses have the skills and competencies required to deliver a broad range of clinics in the GP Hub, supporting them to develop the skills where required

• The ability to be flexible within hours of work to visit hubs during operating hours


• Act as an advocate when representing patients and colleagues

• Communicate effectively, recognising the need for alternative methods of communication to overcome different levels of understanding, cultural background and preferred ways of communicating.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with a valid NMC registration
  • Self Directed Practitioner


  • Mentor/Teaching Experience
  • Experience of Clinical supervision/training
  • Management Experience

Other Essential Criteria


  • Valid UK Driving Licence
  • Flexibility
  • Team Player


  • ProActive and driven to succeed with a proven track record of delivering against targets



  • At least 2 year's experience as a Practice Nurse in a Primary Care setting
  • Experience of Leading a Team


  • Experience of managing patient complaints/feedback
  • At least 2 years community nursing experience
  • Experience in implementing protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Community Nursing Specialist Qualification or Equivalent

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire GP Network Ltd


F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road



CB25 9PB

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For questions about the job, contact:

Sophie Ladds


Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme



£26,910 to £35,880 a year


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

F1 Stirling House

Cambridge Innovation Park, Denny End Road



CB25 9PB

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