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Medicines Optimisation Training

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Medicines Optimisation Training

NEW:
  • Shared Decision Making Meds-Op Training on Thurs 16 September
  • Prescribing in Special Groups & Substance Misuse on Tues 23 November
Sign up today!

BNSSG CCG’s Med-Op Team and BNSSG Training Hub are collaborating to deliver a suite of Medicine Optimisation-related training sessions over the coming months, for partners across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.


The plan currently includes the following training and topics (but please bear in mind that this is subject to change):

Polypharmacy Training

To cover:

  • NEW: Shared Decision Making
    To be delivered on Thursday 16 September by Dr. Shaba Nabi, from 12.30 to 14.00, this webinar will explore the importance of shared decision making and personalised care in medicines optimisation.

    To sign up for a space, please click here.

  • How to facilitate behaviour change
  • Approach to initiation of medicines
  • Approach to long-term conditions review and deprescribing
  • NEW: Prescribing in Special Groups & Substance Misuse
    Running from 12.3014.00 on Tuesday 23 November, and delivered by Dr. Ben Watson (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist), this webinar will examine prescribing in special groups, substance misuse, and deprescribing gabapentinoids, benzodiazepines, and opiates.

    To sign up for a space, please click here.

  • Pain management overview
  • Specific deprescribing tips
Antimicrobial Stewardship Training

To cover:

  • Cellulitis
  • Penicillin allergies
  • AMS in children

What else is on

C&SW 2021 Annual Conference

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Embracing the  Sustainability Challenge

Care & Support West’s annual conference returns for 2021, as a virtual event to be streamed live from Ashton Gate, in partnership with BNSSG Training Hub.

Freely open to all primary, community, and social care staff, this year’s theme is sustainability. Through a series of lightning talks and round tables, speakers will deliver their insights into the well-being, workforce development, and equality and diversity of the care sector — in which the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed huge gaps.

The conference will be split across Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 June, with an array of speakers from health and care, and national and local government, on-hand to talk with you — including Sirona Health & Care’s Director of Nursing, Mary Lewis! Make sure to book your spot ASAP.

To view this event’s agenda and register your space, please use the button below.

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Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care Nursing

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Reassured me personally, and I think it provided a really useful and positive way to view things.
It made me realise it’s okay that not everyone thinks the same way I do.
For new-into-post and aspiring nurse leaders in health & social care
Commencing on Wednesday 21 April

Beginning on Wednesday 21 April, a new run of our Aspiring Leaders in Health & Social Care programme will commence. This four-month programme has been put together for any and all new-into-post and aspiring leaders in health & social care in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire — to familiarise them and furnish them with skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will support them in their endeavours.

For 2021, however, we will be offering this programme exclusively to nurses — but as per usual, you may be working in primary, community, or social care. Over its duration, you will join four modules and engage with these pillars of leadership:

  • Well-being and resilience on Wednesday 21 April
    Facilitated by: Karen Storey (Primary Care Nursing Lead, NHS England), Liz Mallett (CCG General Practice Nurse Lead, BNSSG CCG), Rebecca Howard  (from ShinyMind), and Tori McIntyre (Well-being Lead / OD Consultant,
    SCW CSU)
  • Harnessing personal strengths on Tuesday 18 May
    Facilitated by: 
    sidekick’s Hannah Miller
  • Navigating the bigger picture on Wednesday 23 June
    Facilitated by: Eden & Partners
  • Application of quality improvement strategies on Wednesday 21 July
    Facilitated by: The West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN)

To apply to join, please use the button below. Applications will be accepted up until 12.30 on Friday 16 April. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do send them to [email protected].

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BNSSG Population Health Fellowship

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Spearhead a project to reduce health inequalities
Open to all GPs, GPNs, and AHPs in BNSSG

We are offering a 12-month Population Health Fellowship, beginning this March, designed by Professor Maggie Rae (President of the Faculty of Public Health). This will be a fantastic chance for a primary care clinician to not only develop their leadership and management skills, but also to bolster their knowledge of Population Health and health inequalities.

Population Health work aims to improve the health and well-being of a group or population of people, and to reduce inequality in health outcomes, requiring action to address the wider, social determinants of health and involving collaboration with communities and organisations beyond the NHS. For more information on the significance of Population Health, please download the Fellowship rationale below.

You will work for 2 sessions (1 day) per week with the STP Population Health Management Team, to deliver a Population Health improvement project with a focus on reducing health inequalities. You will receive educational supervision from a local Public Health Consultant, training from the South West School of Public Health, and an education & training allowance for any relevant courses and qualifications. Again, for more information, please download the Fellowship details and Fellowship rationale documents below.

This offer is open to all GPs, GPNs, and AHPs in a substantive role in a GP practice in Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates. But do please note that applications must be in by Friday 29 January — to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Dr. Sarah Ballisat at [email protected].

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BNSSG Training Hub GP Fellowships

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It’s a new year — take up a new opportunity!
Open to all GPs, wherever they are in their career

BNSSG Training Hub is delighted to announce two new 12-month fellowships, beginning this March. These will provide an excellent opportunity for GPs to develop their leadership and education skills, alongside their existing clinical role.

Successful applicants will work with the Training Hub for 2 sessions (1 day) per week, leading projects designed to support and develop the primary, community, and social care workforce in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Fellows will be supervised by a member of the Hub’s senior management team and receive an education & training allowance of £1,000, which may be spent on courses and qualifications relevant to the fellowship.

Applications are welcomed from GPs at any stage of their career. We particularly welcome applications from GPs from diverse backgrounds.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Sarah Ballisat at [email protected] by Thursday 21 January. Your CV and covering letter will be used for shortlisting. Interviews will be held on Friday 5 February. Successful applicants must be ready to start before the end of March 2021.

For more information, please download the PDF below.

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Shared Decision Making Training

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An interactive opportunity to practice new skills…
…a great start to working towards a cultural shift
Free, virtual training in BNSSG up until Tuesday 7 September, 2021
Do you want to help people make better decisions about their healthcare?

As part of the Value Based Healthcare Programme and the MSK Programme, we and BNSSG CCG are offering Shared Decision Making training to staff across BNSSG, particularly those treating MSK patients.

Awareness Raising Webinar

We have held our one-hour Awareness Raising Webinar and are delighted to report that over 140 individuals from across BNSSG attended. This webinar serves as an introduction to the core principles of Shared Decision Making and begins to lay out the case for its widescale implementation.

To watch it, please click here.

Train the Trainer workshops:

We have already run a number of these skills-based sessions, with delegates providing overwhelmingly positive feedback. There are more to go, however, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 7 September (9.30 to 12.30 | Waiting list open)
  • Tuesday 5 October (9.00 to 12.00)

The training will be run by Chloe Stewart and Helen Patten, both physiotherapists also from Sussex MSK Partnership, as well as Shaba Nabi, one of our local GPs. They are all national experts in Shared Decision Making and have been praised for providing clear, informative, and very relevant training.


Should you wish to apply to join one of the above workshops, please use the button below.

Shared Decision Making tools for the knee and hip pathways are in development, and these will be rolled out this year to support SDM discussions with patients

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