Medicines Optimisation Training

Medicines Optimisation Training

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  • HRT & Menopause on Thursday 26 May
  • Frailty with a focus on Polypharmacy  on Wednesday 8 June
  • Pharmacogenomics on Tuesday 28 June

BNSSG CCG’s Med-Op Team and BNSSG Training Hub have collaborated to deliver a suite of Medicine Optimisation Training sessions available to all primary, community, social, and secondary care partners across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

Upcoming Training

HRT & Menopause | Book Now
On Thursday 26 May, from 12.3014.00, Dr. Shaba Nabi (GP Clinical Lead Prescribing, BNSSG CCG) will highlight best practice around medicines optimisation in relation to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and menopause.

There will be time for any questions you have brought to the session to be answered, too.

To book your place on this webinar, please click here to access the sign-up form.

Frailty with a focus on Polypharmacy | Book Now
On Wednesday 8 June, from 12.3014.00, Dr. Arvind Kumar is set to provide a polypharmacy-focused update on frailty.

There will be time for any questions you have brought to the session to be answered, too.

To book your place on this webinar, please click here to access the sign-up form.

Pharmacogenomics | Book Now
On Tuesday 28 June, from 12.3014.00, Rachel Palmer (Lead Genomics Pharmacist, South West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance) will reflect on what genomics is, how it can be used in healthcare and medicines optimisation, and how it’s delivering personalised treatments now.

Specifically, this session will touch on:

  • Personalised / targeted treatments
  • Pharmacogenomic case studies
  • Genomics learning resources
  • Implementation of genomics in the South West

There will be time for any questions you have brought to the session to be answered, too.

To book your place on this webinar, please click here to access the sign-up form.

Past Training

Shared Decision Making | Recording available
Delivered on Thursday 16 September by Dr. Shaba Nabi, from 12.30 – 14.00, this webinar explored the importance of shared decision making and personalised care in medicines optimisation.

Cellulitis: Diagnosis & Management | Recording available
On Tuesday 21 September, from 12.3014.00, BNSSG CCG’s Medicines Optimisation Team held a webinar on cellulitis — specifically, how to diagnose a patient with it and how to help manage it. The speaker was Dr. Martin Williams (Consultant Microbiologist, UHBW).

Heart Failure | Recording available
On Monday 4 October, from 12.30 – 14.00, BNSSG CCG’s Medicines Optimisation Team held a webinar on heart failureDr. Yasmin Ismail (Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute, UHBW) provided an update on heart failure therapies, with complementing clinical case studies.

Pain Management Overview | Recording available
From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 13 October, Krisztina Kenesy delivered a webinar on pain management.

Approach to Long-Term Conditions Review & Deprescribing | Recording available
From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 20 October, Graham Price (Senior Practice Pharmacist, Fallodon Way Medical Centre) and Laurie Chapman (Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Cadbury Heath Health Centre) delivered a webinar on approaching long-term conditions review and deprescribing.

How to Facilitate Behaviour Change | Recording available
From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 3 November, Chloe Stewart & Helen Patten explored how to approach and enable behaviour change in your patients.

Deprescribing Dependence-Forming Medicines | Recording available
This webinar ran from 12.3014.00 on Tuesday 23 November and was delivered by Dr. Ben Watson (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist), this webinar focused on deprescribing gabapentinoids, benzodiazepines, and opiates.

Overview of Parkinson’s Disease | Recording available soon
This webinar ran from 12.3014.00 on Tuesday 25 January, with Dr. Rachael Ward (Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in movement disorders) and Hippolyte Fraser (Frailty Pharmacist specialising in Parkinson’s Disease) having facilitated.

Prescribing in Renal Impairment | Recording available soon
On Tuesday 26 April, from 12.3014.00Sara Perkins and Robert Brown (Specialist Renal Pharmacists, North Bristol Trust) explored the process of prescribing in relation to renal impairment; specifically, they touched on:

  • Post-AKI follow-up
  • Renal anaemia
  • Renal bone-mineral disease
  • Phosphate binders and potassium binders

Clinical Management of Frailty | Recording available soon
On Tuesday 3 May, from 12.3014.00, Dr. Holly Paris (GP, 168 Medical Group) explored, in relation to the clinical management of frailty:

  • Deprescribing in practice
  • Prescribing cascades
  • Falls focus

What else is on

Aspiring Leaders in Health and Social Care ’22

For all aspiring and new leaders / managers in health and care, commencing Tues 28 June

BNSSG Training Hub Conference 2022

Learn what the Training Hub can offer practices, PCNs, and learners across the region!

March 2022 Newsletter

Published on 11.03.22

Clinical Biochemistry for Advanced Practitioners

FREE for all advanced practitioners, two new lectures!

January / February 2022 Newsletter

Published on 15.02.22

PCN Briefing: Video Group Clinics

On VGCs’ benefits for PCNs

Primary Care Portfolio Careers Event

All about portfolio careers!

BNSSG Primary Care Apprenticeship Update

A succinct overview of the clinical and non-clinical apprenticeships available in primary care

SMI & Physical Health Webinar

A lunchtime webinar, running on Thursday 17 February, 2022!

Primary Care Induction Day (PCID)

Announced for Wednesday 30 March, 2022!

Safeguarding Level 3 Child Exploitation Webinar

Covering risk indicators for child exploitation, on Thursday 17 March

Safeguarding Children Level 3 Training

Level 3 face-to-face training, available this February and March

NSHE / I BNSSG Extended Mentors Scheme

An exciting portfolio opportunity for experienced GPs

Online Dermoscopy Education

A new course of online education, open to all primary care staff

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work

For non-clinical staff, in dealing with patients and colleagues

BNSSG GP Cancer Lead Forum [27.01.22]

On the reporting process for QOF and DES, and more…

December 2021 Newsletter

Published on 07.12.21

Portfolio Careers Guide

Dispelling myths and unveiling truths

October / November 2021 Newsletter

Published on 09.11.21

Apprenticeships in Primary Care Webinars

Answering your questions on 21.10.21 and 4.11.21

Cancer Screening Awareness Session

Running for the whole practice team on 07.10.21

September 2021 Newsletter

Published on 07.09.21

Preparing for GP Partnership course

For GPs, GPNs, AHPs, and PMs

General Practice Teaching Workshops

NEW: Now open to all GPs, GPNs, & APNs!

Buddy Meetings for return-to-work GPs

Next on Wednesday 26 January!

National HEI First Contact Practice Webinar

National updates on First Contact Practice (FCP)!

GP Return to Work Refresher Course

NEW:Our full-day Return to Work Refresher Course is back this November!

Clinical Supervision Training for GPNs

Available this July and October!

Shared Decision Making Training

Free, virtual training, continuing this Autumn

Newly Qualified GP / GPN Fellowship Programmes

Develop an enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable career in primary care.

Events Calendar

Our ever-populating events calendar

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