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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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Social Prescribing Link Worker webinar series

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Learn about three new roles

To be held on Wednesday 4 November from 13.3014.30, this special joint webinar from NHSE / I will highlight three of the new roles in primary care: Social Prescribing Link Workers, Care Navigators, and Health Coaches.

The webinar is aimed at people employed in one of these roles, but is also open to PCN staff and other related colleagues. Learning outcomes as follows:

  • For colleagues in the three roles to gain an understanding of each role’s remit in primary care 
  • For colleagues to understand different models of how they can work together to deliver high-quality, personalised care, using real-life examples of where roles work together in primary care 
  • To provide an opportunity for colleagues to hear from the NHS England national team responsible for the additional roles
  • To provide an opportunity to ask questions to the national team and network with colleagues 

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