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Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) QI Project

ANP QI WS
Identifying the learning and training needs of our local ANPs
Complete the survey today

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.

To access it, please click the button below.

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Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Information Event

A chance to discuss UWE’s programme

Care Leadership Programme for GPNs

A fully-funded 10-week Leadership Course for GPNs

Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Information Event

Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Information Event - Photo by Markus Winkler
Discuss UWE’s Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Programme
With representatives from UWE and HEE present

On Tuesday 9 February, from 13.00 to 14.00, Avon LMCUWE, and BNSSG Training Hub will be holding a virtual event to discuss UWE’s Nurse Degree Apprenticeship programme — the programme’s content, funding, admission prices, and employer expectations will all be covered.

UWE staff will be presenting, and representatives from Health Education England will be on-hand to address funding / levy transfer queries.

To join, simply download the flyer below and use the enclosed link on the day. Should you have any questions, please send them to Lucy Murrell (Director of Nursing, Avon LMC) at [email protected].

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A fully-funded 10-week Leadership Course for GPNs

BNSSG Population Health Fellowship

Open to all GPs, GPNs, and AHPs in BNSSG

Care Leadership Programme for GPNs

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We Care About GPN Leadership
A fully-funded 10-week Leadership Course for GPNs

Beginning on 19 February, the Care Leadership Programme for GPNs is now open for applications! This national 10-week programme is a great opportunity for general practice nurses to advance their leadership skills, whilst developing a project a population health management or health inequality need for their practice. Additionally, delegates will receive support in strengthening their team resilience during this turbulent period.

As stated, this course will run for a 10-week period, but applicants need only commit to 2 hours per week.

If interested, please download the application form below and send to Liz Mallett (CCG General Practice Nurse Lead) at [email protected] by Sunday 31 January, or drop her a line to arrange a discussion for further information.

There will be an engagement event on Tuesday 26 January, at 15.00. If you are able to join, please either click here or contact Liz Mallett for a formal invitation.

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BNSSG GPN Forum

Join on Tuesday 12 January

BNSSG GPN Forum

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On Tuesday 12 January, 2021
Featuring information on the Care Leadership Programme

Organised by BNSSG CCG, Avon LMC, and ourselves, the next BNSSG General Practice Nurse forum will be held on Tuesday 12 January, at 13.00.

Attendees will enjoy these updates:

  • From Lucy Murrell – on Avon LMC
  • From Phil Elverd – on BNSSG Training Hub (tbc)
  • From Liz Mallett – on BNSSG CCG
  • On the Care Leadership Programme
  • On Safeguarding

The link to join can be found in the agenda, which can be downloaded using the button below.

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All things TNA

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Are you a Trainee Nursing Associate?
Or perhaps you’re employing one?

Make sure to check out Avon LMC’s webinar on all things trainee nursing associate (TNA) on Thursday 19 November, at 14.00.

The funding and application process, entry requirements, experiences of others, and more will all be covered.

For more information and to book your spot, please contact [email protected].

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BNSSG GPN Forum

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On Thursday 12 November, 2020
Featuring a talk by Karen Storey

Organised by BNSSG CCG and Avon LMC, the next BNSSG General Practice Nurse forum will be held on Thursday 12 November, at 13.00.

Attendees will enjoy updates from:

  • Karen Storey, Primary Care Nursing Lead, NHSE / I
  • Phil Elverd, Education Facilitator, BNSSG Training Hub
  • Lucy Murrell, Director of Nursing, Avon LMC
  • Liz Mallett, Lead Locality General Practice Nurse, BNSSG CCG

The forum will be followed by Locality-based breakout sessions. Please make sure to join the right breakout session — all links can be found in the associated flyer, which can be downloaded using the button below.

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Open to all GPs, irrespective of where they are in their careers

Blended Learning

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Study your way
Predominantly remote learning, so you can be flexible with your time

Developed by HEE and HEIs across England – and in conjunction with an advisory group featuring representatives from partner organisations – the Blended Learning programme has been established to address national shortages in clinical expertise and to offer predominantly virtual,  remote-access study to individuals unable to study for a healthcare role in a traditional fashion.

This programme will be trialled via a nursing degree programme, to start in early 2021. Trainee nurses will have easy access to new and emerging technologies, helping them and their employing trusts to meet the requirement for strong digital capabilities, whilst also furnishing the NHS will an up-to-date, adaptable workforce.

The aims of this programme are to:

“Provide a technology framework that enables student-led provision, online communities of practice leading to development of engaged and self -directed learners with strong digital capabilities”

“Develop flexible, adaptable, resilient, curious, collaborative learners and professionals”

“Attract greater numbers and a more diverse student population into the health profession”

“Create a significantly different offer in healthcare professional education, that will support the growth of a qualitatively different, expert and professional workforce suited to the demands of care now and in the future”

“Fully exploit digital technologies to deliver fully interactive and integrated programmes including immersive technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality”

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Joint newsletters from The ACP Forum & BNSSG Training Hub

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BNSSG Training Hub GP Fellowships

Open to all GPs, irrespective of where they are in their careers

CLiP PCN Project

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For the attention of all PCNs
Get involved with this HEE-funded project

This is a HEE pilot to increase student nurse placements across the South West, with a call for 1 – 2 PCNs in BNSSG to host 4 – 8 students via the Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) model. This coaching model tasks students from different years with taking the lead in caring for patients, and entrusts them with supporting and learning from one another.

Participating PCNs will not only receive support from the Training Hub and local HEIs, with staff being provided preparatory training, but they will also be able to claim a one-off £3,000 support payment (available per PCN, and alongside the usual weekly tariff of £87 per week).

In addition to expanding student nurse placements, the project is intended to raise the quality of learning environments, promote general practice nursing careers, assess the CLiP model’s suitability for other professions, and provide research output and case studies.


To watch a promotional video about how the CLiP model works in general practice, please click here.

The pilot will begin in January and is limited to two PCNs 
If interested, contact Dr. Holly Hardy ASAP

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GPN Well-being & Peer Support Group

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Need a helping hand?

“It’s not always about getting or giving advice. It’s also about having a safe space to get things off our chest and occasionally sharing a laugh about it all!” (Mind, 2020)

BNSSG Training Hub is pleased to offer a monthly 1- / 1.5-hour online peer support group for those new to general practice nursing. This session will be limited to 4 places on a first-come, first-serve basis, but we welcome all expressions of interest as we endeavour to provide further sessions soon.

The initial session will be running on a Thursday afternoon, once a month, with the final date to be confirmed, and it will be facilitated by a clinician with a special interest in the health and well-being of health professionals.


What is peer support?

Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. It comes in different forms, but they all aim to:

  • Bring people with shared experiences together, to support one another
  • Provide a safe environment wherein you feel accepted and understood
  • Treat everyone’s experiences as equally important
  • Involve both giving and receiving support

The benefits include:

  • Having the opportunity to reflect
  • Building resilience and improving well-being
  • Sharing your own experiences, new ideas, best practice, and research
  • Making links with other professionals and having the opportunity to build supportive networks

For more information, please contact Kim Ball, one of our GPNEs, at [email protected].

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ACP Forum Newsletters

Joint newsletters from The ACP Forum & BNSSG Training Hub

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Nursing Apprenticeships in Social Care webinar

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Bust some myths about nursing apprenticeships in social care
On Tuesday 20 October, from 15.00 to 16.30

In collaboration with Skills for Care and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), HEE are inviting colleagues from social care, and non-NHS organisations providing NHS-commissioned care, to a webinar on nursing apprenticeships; you’ll look at how the apprenticeship route into nursing (both registered nurses and nursing associates) can be used to enhance and develop the current and future workforce.

There’ll also be some myth-busting around how the apprenticeship model and associated funding can be accessed, and dispelling of myths around ways in which nurses need to be supported to complete their training. The funding offer for this apprenticeship model itself will be reviewed, too.

To register a place, please email [email protected].

Recent news

ACP Forum Newsletters

Joint newsletters from The ACP Forum & BNSSG Training Hub

BNSSG Population Health Fellowship

Open to all GPs, GPNs, and AHPs in BNSSG

BNSSG Training Hub GP Fellowships

Open to all GPs, irrespective of where they are in their careers

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