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GPA Certificate course

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Free training to step into a versatile, interesting role

HEE is supporting the spread and adoption of the new, emerging GP Assistant (GPA) role, created to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. It has been described as “a cross between a healthcare assistant and a doctor’s personal assistant”. More than 40 GPAs have already been trained across the South West, and with the support of Devon Training Hub, HEE is looking to develop another 40 candidates from general practices across the region – including Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

Anyone with experience as a practice administrator or healthcare assistant, and with a current Enhanced DBS disclosure, can apply to join the GP Assistant Certificate course. Candidates will need to dedicate one full day a week to the course, which can be achieved flexibly whilst remaining in their place of work; the course will take 6 – 9 months to complete, and is set to commence in April / May 2021. There is no charge for joining the course, and upon completion of the GPA Certificate, participating practices will be eligible for a £1,700 training grant (per candidate) in recognition of the time given to support learners in achieving their competencies.

For more information, please download the flyer and FAQs below. The enrolment form may also be downloaded below.

Applications must be in by the end of Wednesday 31 March

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Organised by The ACP Forum’s Kerri Magnus, this quality improvement project has been devised to establish the existing training level and needs of ANPs, trainee ANPs, and aspiring ANPs working in primary care in BNSSG.

Completing the linked survey (via the button below) will help to identify the modules or courses required for these individuals to meet the standards set out in the Core Capabilities Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice (Nurse) Working in General Practice / Primary Care in England. The data will be compiled anonymously, but BNSSG Training Hub and Avon LMC will keep a summary of individual requirements so that, when resources do become available (and agreed by practices), we can direct appropriate funding.

Please ensure all qualified nurses working in your practice whom identify as working at an Advanced Practice Level, or are working towards such, complete this questionnaire as soon as possible.

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“How can I avoid burning out in primary care?”
“What have respiratory services learning during COVID-19?”
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Find answers to these questions and more at Best Practice’s virtual conference this October. Running over three days, with multiple streams each day, and over 80 sessions covering a range of topics relating to general practice, be sure to register your place soon.

Attendance is absolutely free, with training sessions available for every member of your practice — be it the GPs looking for the most up-to-date methodologies, or a practice manager interested in learning how best to harness the talents and scope of the additional roles (e.g., physician associates, social prescribing link workers, etc.).

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