Let's raise the profile of General Practice Nurses in Ireland

The Irish Practice Nurses Association is actively lobbying for recognition of the role of GPNs (General Practice Nurses) in Health Care Reform. Taking part in this survey will ensure our voices are collectively heard so we are inviting
                    ALL GPNs IN IRELAND TO TAKE PART IN THIS SURVEY
                    YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN IPNA MEMBER TO DO SO
The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The information that you provide in this questionnaire is confidential.
SECTION 1 includes collecting the demographics of GPNs nationally.
SECTION 2 includes collecting data relating to your educational needs and professional development.
SECTION 3 is to ascertain your opinions and feedback with regards to the Irish Practice Nurses Association.

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* 1. SECTION 1 
How many years are you working in General Practice ?

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* 2. How many years are you in your current employment ?

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* 3. How many hours per week do you work ?

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* 4. How many other GPNs (General Practice Nurses) work in your practice ?

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* 5. Is your GP Practice situated in Urban / Rural / Mixed area ?

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* 6. How many GPs do you work with in the Practice ?

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* 7. What is your age ?

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* 8. Do you plan to retire ?

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* 9. If you have answered Yes to Q8 when do you plan to retire ?

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* 10. In your role as GPN, would you choose to be employed within the Public Sector  ?  Please give reasons in comment box for your answer

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* 11. SECTION 2
Do you have an Annual appraisal or review with your employer ?

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* 12. On NMBI register which of the following are you registered on ?

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* 13. If registered as a Midwife do you provide Midwifery services in your role as GPN ?

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* 14. Please select from the options below if you have successfully completed post graduate qualifications.

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* 15. Please indicate in what specialties you obtained previous additional qualification.

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* 16. Are you a Registered Nurse Prescriber ?

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* 17. If answered YES to Q 16; Please advise level of funding for same.

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* 18. How is Study Leave provided in your current employment ?

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* 19. Please identify the most appropriate answer with regards to your current entitlement of PAID study leave per annum.

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* 20. In the past 2 years, which of the following activities have you undertaken as part of your ongoing professional development ?

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* 21. Please identify those statements influencing your Educational and Professional opportunities.

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* 22. Please indicate the average time allocated for General Practice Nurse and patient consultation in your practice.

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* 23. Please tick any/all aspects of your clinical work.

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* 24. Please indicate approx proportion of time spent on each task within your average week.

  1  Up to 10 % of my time 2  Up to 25% of my time 3 Up to 50 % of my time 4 Up to 75 % of my time 5. Greater than 75 % of my time
Immunisations and Vaccinations Adult
Immunisations and Vaccinations Children
Screening and Management of Hypertension
Venepuncture
Cervical Screening
Ante /Post Natal Care
Health Promotion
Medication Management/Prescribing
Diabetes Cycle of Care
Asthma Cycle of Care
Completing Heart Watch Programme
Administration of Injections
Performing ECGs
Making Patient referrals including telephone referrals
Travel Health and vaccination
Spirometry
Administration and monitoring of Nebuliser therapy
Anticoagulation and Monitoring therapy
Venesections
Contraception and Sexual Health
Womens Health (apart from aspects above) 
Wound Care
Ear Care including Ear Syringing/Microsuctioning
Minor Surgery/Suturing/Cryotherapy
Telephone Triage
Following up patients results
Completing Audits
Disease Coding
Management of AED/Emergency Equipment
Indirect patient care/administration/filing

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* 25. In your absence please indicate who completes the above.

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* 26. In relation to Chronic Disease Management what would be your biggest challenges to supporting and implementing National iniatives in your role as the GPN ? You may tick more than one answer if applicable

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* 27. How would you like to see the role of GPN develop in the next 5-10 years?Please give as much detail as possible

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* 28. SECTION 3
Are you a member of the Irish Practice Nurses Assocation ?

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* 29. If YES What do you feel are the benefits of being an IPNA member ?Please tick any/all that apply

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* 30. Please rate your opinion on the following statements with regards to the role of the Irish Practice Nurses Association. (Applicable to non members also )

  Strongly agree Agree Strongly Disagree Disagree None of the above
The IPNA should be actively involved in leading the development of formalised structure of education for GPNs
The IPNA should strengthen its link with other stakeholders e.g ICGP/Slaintecare and Professional Development Co Ordinators to ensure the role is recognised and supported.
The IPNA should engage and collaborate with NMBI to establish GPN as a specialty on the register
Developing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for GPNs should be a priority for IPNA
Upgrading the website should be a priority for IPNA

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* 31. We are currently looking at upgrading our e learning modules available on our website. Please identify modules that you would like to see available.

  Highly Desirable Desirable Not interested
Allergic Rhinitis
Arthritis
Asthma
Mens Health
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Depression
Gastrointestinal
Cardiovascular 
Diabetes
Respiratory
Infection Control
Mental Health
Pain
Dermatology
Neurology
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Smoking Cessation

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* 32. What is your preferred method of communication from the IPNA ?

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* 33. Does your employer support your IPNA Annual membership fee ?

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* 34. Would you like to join the IPNA ?

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* 35. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY.
TO SAY THANK YOU THERE IS A CHANCE TO WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET
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