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02 September 2020

05 August 2020

06 July 2020

03 June 2020

01 May 2020

01 May 2020

Published on 01 May 2020, this copy of our newsletter includes:

  • Links to our COVID-19 resources page (here), and to several support services available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Guidance on how to facilitate apprenticeships during the outbreak.
  • Updates on BNSSG Training Hub’s training plans.
  • Feedback from our HCA Skills Update and the first session of our Aspiring Leaders programme, both back in March.
  • And some historical trivia

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03 June 2020

Published on 03 June 2020, this copy of our newsletter includes:

  • Information on the LGBT Foundation’s Pride in Practice Training Academy, including a link to it.
  • Stand with us against racism, for equality.
  • An update on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education’s pathway.
  • Link to Skills for Care’s advice and support resources for registered managers working in adult social care.
  • Signposting to MindEd for Families’ resources for supporting children and young people.
  • Two stories of how Cintre’s key workers and service users creatively adapted to the strains of social distancing.

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06 July 2020

Published on 06 July 2020, this copy of our newsletter includes:

  • An update on four of our long-term projects:
    • DWP Careers Event
    • General Practice Fellowship Programme
    • Place-Based Pilot Programme
    • Student Capacity Database
  • Information on Bath University‘s NIHR-funded project on ‘over-treatment’ amongst the elderly
  • Information on how to help review Nursing’s Core Capabilities Framework
  • Information on UWE‘s Virtual Healthcare Apprenticeship Event
  • Information on WEAHSN‘s QI webinars
  • Information on St Peter’s Hospice‘s professional well-being and practice webinars
  • And a historical titbit

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05 August 2020

Published on 05 August 2020, this copy of our newsletter includes information on:

  • UWE’s and the Hub’s placing physician associate (PA) students in primary care for 2021 / 22
  • Our PA role summary page
  • HEE’s pharmacy technician apprenticeship — with £32,000 of funding for each participant
  • Florence Nightingale Foundation’s mental health nursing leadership programme
  • The chance for nurses to comment on the Primary Care & General Practice Nursing Career & Core Capabilities Framework
  • Our GPN toolkit
  • NHS England & Improvement’s Video Group Clinics training
  • And as per usual, a historical fact…

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02 September 2020

Published on 2 September 2020, this issue includes links to:

  • NHS England / NHS Improvement’s Flu Clinic Symposium, held on Thursday 3 September 2020
  • March on Stress’s REACTmh conversation training
  • Care & Support West’s Safeguarding & DoLs workshop, on Wednesday 23 September 2020
  • Newly-Qualified GP / GPN Fellowship Programmes, funded by NHS England / NHS Improvement and set to begin this October
  • Behaviour Change Training’s Motivational Interviewing training, this October and November
  • Funding for a masters’-level genomics education from HEE
  • The Health & Care Women Leaders Network’s report on COVID-19’s impact on women working in health & care.
  • St Peter’s Hospice webinar recordings, covering professional tools for practice and well-being with respect to palliative care
  • Skills for Health’s and Best Practice’s webinar recordings on effective workforce planning in primary care

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06 October 2020

Included in this edition:

Best Practice Live 2020
An 80-session virtual show covering a range of topics for general practice

C&SW Autumn Workshops
Two new workshops from Care & Support West, running this month

South West ARRS Workforce Summit
An all-day event principally for discussing the additional roles reimbursement scheme

Advanced Practice Virtual Conference 2020
HEE’s annual advanced practice conference is back this November

GPN Toolkit
New to BNSSG Training Hub’s site

Structured Medication Reviews
Read about the structured medication review, coming into effect this month

Virtual Group Clinics
What can we take away from the implementation of virtual group clinics?

GP Patient Survey 2020
In case you missed it back in July!

Flu Clinic Symposium recording
NHSE / I’s Flu Clinic Symposium is ready to be re-watched

Celebrating Black History Month
A brief look into Mary Seacole’s life

2 November 2020

Published on Monday 2 November, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Advanced Practice Virtual Conference 2020
Features a range of online workshops, begins Monday 9 November

Physiotherapist Apprenticeships Forum
From 10.30 to 13.00, on Wednesday 18 November

Pitch your primary care research project to PACT
Submissions must be in by Sunday 22 November

Shared Decision Making programme
Commencing in January 2021, for all primary care staff

Blended Learning Nursing Degree
Learn wherever, whenever — commences early 2021

Motivational Interviewing training
Another run, beginning January 2021


Resources:

COVID-19 Response Microsite
Evidence-based innovations, ready to be deployed across the health & care sectors

GPN Well-being & Peer Support Group
A monthly peer support group for those new to general practice nursing

New Roles Hub
A landing page for info on the new roles in primary care

South West ARRS Workforce Summit recordings
All sessions, each featuring case studies on the new roles, available now

2 December 2020

Published on Wednesday 2 December, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Building Inclusive Primary Care Networks webinars
Developing inclusive approaches to working in partnership with people and communities, commencing Thursday 3 December

Supporting Enhanced and Advanced Practice in Primary Care across the South West
Ensuring health and care providers are up-to-date

Motivational Interviewing training
Apply before Monday 7 December

Shared Decision Making training
Do you want to help people make better decisions about their healthcare? Commences Tuesday 12 January

Primary Care Leadership Learning Lounge
New to leadership? Learn the ropes, starting Tuesday 19 January

Workplace Clinical Supervision training
A promising new opportunity for GPNs, commencing Wednesday 10 February


Resources:

NHS Learning Hub
An easy-to-access online platform, with a wealth of education and training resources

Improving Early Cancer Diagnosis webinar
Exploring the challenges around the early diagnosis of cancer in general practice

13 January 2020

Published on Wednesday 13 January, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Shared Decision Making training
Do you want to help people make better decisions about their healthcare? Second webinar on Thursday 14 January

Primary Care Leadership Learning Lounge
New to leadership? Learn the ropes, starting Tuesday 19 January

Motivational Interviewing training
Apply before Monday 7 December

BNSSG Training Hub GP Fellowships
Open to all GPs, wherever they are in their career

Workplace Clinical Supervision training
A promising new opportunity for GPNs, commencing Wednesday 10 February

Aspiring Leaders in General Practice Nursing
For general practice nurses, a new run of the Aspiring Leaders course

Paramedic Primary Care Placements
Allowing more paramedics to experience primary care


Resources:

Local Authority Health Profiles
Useful data for members of the primary care workforce

RESTORE2 virtual training for care providers
A short video on WEAHSN’s free, online training in the West of England

Managing Physical Effects course
A new course from GatewayC

Looking After Your Team
A new service providing coaching support around compassionate & collaborative leadership

02 February 2021

Published on Tuesday 02 February, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Shared Decision Making training
Continuing with four 3-hour workshops from Tuesday 9 February

Training Hub SPLW Ambassador
A new 12-month post for a motivated Social Prescribing Link Worker

South West Practice Nursing Celebration Event and Awards
Celebrate the South West’s practice nurses on Thursday 11 February

BNSSG GPN Forum
The latest GPN Forum, to be held on Thursday 25 February

Aspiring Leaders in General Practice Nursing
For general practice nurses, a new run of the Aspiring Leaders course

Paramedic Primary Care Placements
Allowing more paramedics to experience primary care


Resources:

Spondyloarthropathy Programme
An online course — know the signs of spondyloarthropathy, and help your patients

COVID-19 Vaccine for Cancer Patients webinar
Watch GatewayC’s newest webinar today

The ACP Forum & BNSSG Training Hub joint newsletter
Updates on roadmaps, frameworks, portfolios, and clinical supervision

03 March 2021

Published on Wednesday 03 March, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Training, supporting, and embedding new personalised care roles in PCNs
Practical advice on supporting Health Coaches, Care Co-ordinators, and Social Prescribing Link Workers, on Wednesday 10 March

Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Credentials for Healthcare Professions Survey
Submissions must be in by Sunday 21 March

Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care Nursing
For all health & social care nurses, a new run of the Aspiring Leaders course

Paramedic Primary Care Placements
Allowing more paramedics to experience primary care


Resources:

First Contact Physiotherapist Summary Page
A one-stop shop for information about first contact physiotherapists

Stories from social care leadership: Progress amid pestilence and penury
Interviewees’ insights into the ongoing challenges faced by social care

Advanced Practice Hub
Open and expanding, with contributions from The ACP Forum

#ProjectM
Supporting and connecting managers in health and care

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Headache or Brain Tumour?
Exploring the symptoms, risk factors, and essential investigations associated with brain tumours, on Wednesday 17 March

The Inclusion Health Self-Assessment tool
Aiding primary care networks in identifying those voices they may be missing

The health challenges facing the LGBTQ+ population
A brief but eye-opening read from LGBTQ+ History Month

Accredited SDM e-Learning
Available from the Personalised Care Institute

09 Friday 2021

Published on Friday 09 April, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

The newly-qualified physician associate – what to expect?
A free, virtual talk hosted by the South West Physician Associate Network, exploring the life of a qualified PA

HEE Roadmap Clinical Supervisor courses
Do you want to supervise and develop the existing and future primary care workforce?

Clinical Supervision Training for General Practice Nurses
Become a workplace Clinical Supervisor, improve patient care, increase practitioner confidence — join in April, June, September, or November

GP Assistant Certificate course
Last chance to apply — step into a versatile new role

Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care Nursing
For all health & social care nurses, a new run of the Aspiring Leaders course

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Effective Telephone Consultations
Exploring the challenges of and solutions for effective telephone consultations, on Wednesday 21 April

NHSE / I Newly-Qualified GP & GPN Fellowship Programme
Personalised support for newly-qualified GPs & GPNs, to help you find your footing and pursue a fulfilling career in primary care

Adoption and Spread Workshop Series
Five interactive, online workshops exploring the spread and adoption of healthcare innovations, weekly from Wednesday 28 April

Better Security, Better Care
Support from Care & Support West for care providers completing the DSPT


Resources:

First Contact Paramedic Summary Page
A one-stop shop for information about first contact paramedics — coming soon

Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence webinar
Practical advice for building patients’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, from the Royal College of General Practitioners

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Palliative Care for Cancer Patients
Exploring end-of-life care for patients living with cancer and the impact of COVID-19

Why gender identity training can improve the lives of trans people using NHS services
An article from Dr. Jamie Willo, published on the International Transgender Day of Visibility

06 May 2021

Published on Thursday 06 May, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

GP Short Career Break Project
Have your voice heard and shape support for GPs returning from short career breaks

Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) Primer
A valuable opportunity to learn more about the ARRS and have your questions answered

BNSSG GPN Forum
Next on Tuesday 18 May!

Study Skills for Nurses & AHPs
Ace credentialing and HEE’s Roadmap to Practice portfolio route with our study skills sessions this Summer

Care & Support West’s 2021 Annual Conference: Embracing the Sustainability Challenge
Featuring expert speakers and live-streamed from Ashton Gate Stadium

HEE Roadmap Clinical Supervisor courses
Do you want to supervise and develop the existing and future primary care workforce?

Clinical Supervision Training for General Practice Nurses
Become a workplace Clinical Supervisor — join in JuneSeptember, or November

NHSE / I Newly-Qualified GP & GPN Fellowship Programme
Personalised support for newly-qualified GPs & GPNs, to help you find your footing and pursue a fulfilling career in primary care

ShinyMind App Licenses for GPNs
Get your free license to join the ShinyMind app!

Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care Nursing
Feedback from the first module of our 2021 run!


Resources:

First Contact Paramedic Summary Page
A one-stop shop for information about first contact paramedics

All Our Health – Inclusion Health e-Module
A new session for the All Our Health e-Learning programme

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Effective Telephone Consultations
Exploring the challenges of and suggestions for effective telephone consultations

Supporting BME staff through COVID-19 and beyond
An article from the NHS Confederation, exploring how NHS organisations and integrated care systems can support BME staff

07 July 2021

Published on Wednesday 07 July, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Funded Red Whale Courses for GPs
With 12-month access to the GPCPD, too

University of Gloucestershire Blended Learning for Adult Nursing Webinar
The Blended Learning Adult Nursing programme commences this September

Community of Practice Webinar for GPs
Supporting clinicians to help COVID patients at risk of silent hypoxia

Medicines Optimisation Training
Seeking your input to maximise benefits — training to begin this Autumn

July BNSSG GPN Forum
This month’s BNSSG GPN Forum

HEE Roadmap Clinical Supervisor courses
New dates available, this Autumn

Clinical Supervision Training for GPNs feedback
Join this September or November!


Resources:

CPD Funding for Nurses & AHPs Info Page
Now available on BNSSG Training Hub’s site

WEAHSN’s Emotional Resilience Videos
Available to support your emotional well-being, free of charge

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Diagnosing Cervical Cancer and the Role of Prevention and Screening
On the challenges of diagnosing cervical cancer

01 June 2021

Published on Tuesday 01 June, this edition of our newsletter includes:


What’s on:

Care & Support West’s 2021 Annual Conference: Embracing the Sustainability Challenge
Featuring expert speakers and live-streamed from Ashton Gate Stadium

Study Skills for Nurses & AHPS
Constructing Arguments and Academic Writing Style sessions still available

ARRS Support Sessions
Bespoke sessions to support the rollout and implementation of the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS)

Return to Work GP Refresher Course
Boosting confidence and helping you transition back to work

BNSSG GPN Forum
Next on Wednesday 16 June!

HEE Roadmap Clinical Supervisor courses
New dates available, this June and July

Clinical Supervision Training for General Practice Nurses
Become a workplace Clinical Supervisor — join in JuneSeptember, or November

Virtual South West Disability Summit
Improving upon the South West’s performance in the 2021 WDES Report

NHSE / I Newly-Qualified GP & GPN Fellowship Programme
Personalised support for newly-qualified GPs & GPNs, to help you find your footing and pursue a fulfilling career in primary care

Supporting & Developing the Role of the PA
Exploring national updates, practical case studies, and effective implementation of PAs

ShinyMind App Licenses for GPNs
Get your free license to join the ShinyMind app!

Shared Decision Making Training
More workshops, this Summer and Autumn

Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care Nursing
Feedback from the second module of our 2021 run!


Resources:

Updated Nursing Workforce Standards
Launched last month by the Royal College of Nursing

FREE GatewayC Webinar: New Types of Cancer Treatments and Their Effects
Discussing new cancer treatments in immunotherapy and targeted radiotherapy

FREE GatewayC Webinar: Effective Telephone Consultations
Discussing the role and benefits of using FIT in patients with suspected bowel cancer

LGBT Patients’ Experience of Primary Care
Survey examining healthcare provision for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) people in primary care

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