Ms Karen Story
National Primary Care Nursing Lead, NHS England
Having trained as a registered nurse in 1985, Ms Story moved into primary care nursing where she has worked for the past 30 years in various roles as general practice nurse (GPN) and primary care nurse leadership roles. Ms Story extended the scope of her role to become advanced nurse practitioner, independent nurse prescriber and lead nurse of an NHS walk- in centre. She moved into GPN / primary care nurse education as a primary care nurse facilitator.
In 2013, Ms Story moved to Health Education England West Midlands (HEWM) as primary care lead nurse (workforce) to develop non-medical roles in primary care with a particular focus to develop the general practice nursing workforce. Whilst in this role at Health Education England Ms Story was the chair of the GPN sub group to develop a national educational career framework for general practice nursing. She worked with Professor Martin Roland to be the nursing advisor on the primary care workforce commission ‘The Future of Primary Care Creating Teams for Tomorrow’. Ms Story co developed the HEWM primary care triumvirate leadership programme for primary care shared leadership of general practitioners, general practice nurses and practice managers. She was a member of the working group that developed the HEE GPN workforce development plan in 2017. In February 2018 Ms Story was appointed primary care nursing lead NHS England in the national nursing directorate where she is leading nationally on delivery of the general practice nursing 10 point plan as part the general practice forward view (GPFV).