Tag: Nursing

First Steps into Nursing

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A free, 30-minute Q&A session on CPD funding in BNSSG

To help explore the routes to becoming a nurse and the array of opportunities available, Healthier Together will be running a virtual work experience week, this July, for school and college leavers from across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

Five live webinars will be hosted each morning from Monday 5 to Friday 9 July (10.0011.00 each time), to cover the following topics:

Career pathways in health and social care | Monday 5 July

“You have to want to be a doctor or a nurse to work in health and care, right? Wrong! There are over 350 jobs in our sector. We show you the huge variety of career pathways — and what you can do straight out of school or college.”

Day in the life of a care worker and nurse | Tuesday 6 July

What’s a typical day like? Join our webinar to hear a care worker, a nurse, a nursing assistant, and a nurse apprentice talk about their lives at work and the highs and lows of their jobs. There’ll be a chance for you to ask questions, too.”

Patient care and the 6 'Cs' of communication | Wednesday 7 July

What does it take to care for people for a living? And how do our communication skills make all the difference to the way someone feels? By the end of this session, you’ll find that communication is so much more than the words we say.”

Simulation time! Five health and care situations re-enacted | Thursday 8 July

“What would you do? We share five simulations, including a response to someone having a cardiac arrest in the street and a situation in an emergency department. We talk through the decisions taken at every stage — and their consequences.”

What next? Tips on where to apply and how to shine | Friday 9 July

“Where are jobs advertised? What job titles do I search for? How do I make my application stand out? What preparation should I do for the interview? We explain the recruitment process, plus our tips on how to stand out from the crowd.”

And that’s not all — for more information, please consult the flyer via the button below.

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Study Skills for Nurses & AHPs

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Undertaking the portfolio route of HEE’s Roadmap to Practice?
Or in the process of credentialing?
Lacking the skills needed to ace this process at Level 7?

Beginning on Friday 26 MayBNSSG Training Hub is set to run a series of 1-hour study skills workshops, designed to equip delegates with the skills required. Each workshop will provide a constructive environment in which to learn and practice, amidst likeminded colleagues and with a seasoned trainer.

For more information on what each session covers, and the available dates, please expand the boxes below.

Active Reading sessions

Please note: all sessions will run from 12.00 to 13.00 and cover the same material, so you do not need to come to all three.

In this session, you will gain tools to understand how to approach reading literature in a strategic way and making it purposeful. You will also touch on how to approach reading critically, to create ideas and arguments for your assignments and reflections. For this session, you will need to bring with you a journal article, relevant to your work and studies, that you have not yet read.

  • Friday 21 May
  • Wednesday 26 May
  • Tuesday 1 June
Constructing Arguments sessions

Please note: all sessions will run from 12.00 to 13.00 and cover the same material, so you do not need to come to all three.

This session focuses on taking your ideas and reading to construct arguments. Specifically, looking at how to plan your assignments and reflections, and how to structure paragraphs. Please bring with you a title / idea of reflection that you have done some reading / research for.

  • Friday 11 June
  • Wednesday 16 June
  • Monday 21 June
Academic Writing Style sessions

Please note: all sessions will run from 12.00 to 13.00 and cover the same material, so you do not need to come to all three.

This session will focus on how to write academically at Level 7. This includes what is meant by academic style and how to write critically. We will also touch on referencing tools that help to speed up the referencing process and tips on how to edit / proofread your work.  Please bring with you a piece of writing that you have completed.

  • Friday 2 July
  • Wednesday 7 July
  • Tuesday 13 July

All sessions will run from 12.00 to 13.00, on the dates listed. Each is standalone, so you can attend as many or few as you like — please note, you will not need to come to all sessions on a given subject, as they will cover the same material.

To register your interest, please contact Kerri Magnus (our ACP Lead) at [email protected].

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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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Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) QI Project

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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

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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Care Leadership Programme for GPNs

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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

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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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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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