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Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Information Event

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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

A fully-funded 10-week Leadership Course for GPNs

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 Population Health Fellowship

Open to all GPs, GPNs, and AHPs in BNSSG

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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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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BNSSG Training Hub GP Fellowships

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

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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Paramedic Primary Care Placements 2021

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Placing paramedic students starting 24/05/21
Student tariff of £87.50 per week

The University of the West of England (UWE) Paramedic Science programme would like to increase the number of paramedics that experience a placement in primary care during their three-year BSc (Hons) programme. The UWE Paramedic programme would like to place students in primary care for 2 weeks, starting on the Monday 24 May, 2021.

Placement of paramedic students attracts the AHP student tariff of £87.50 per week. For more information on the process and aims of student paramedic placements, please click the button below.

I hope your organisation will consider support and development of the programme by providing placements for one or more students. Ideally, students would be placed in pairs so they can support each other whilst in placement, but single placement offers will be gladly accepted. Please contact me if you are able to support the placement of a paramedic student in primary care.

Thanks for your continued support with student placements.

Kind regards,

Phil Elverd
Education Facilitator | BNSSG Training Hub
[email protected]

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Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer webinar

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A new webinar from GatewayC

On Friday 11 December, GatewayC will facilitate a webinar on Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer, from 14.00 to 15.00.

Aimed at all members of the primary care workforce, this webinar will cover:

  • The challenges of diagnosing ovarian cancer in primary care
  • Common symptoms and presentations of ovarian cancer
  • Key risk factors
  • Essential primary care investigations

To register, please click the button below.

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Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning

Resources for successful implementation of workforce planning

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Webinar resources

Effective Workforce Planning in Primary Care - Can we face the future without it? [19/08/20]

In August 2020, Skills for Health ran a webinar on effective primary care workforce planning. It covered:

  • Why workforce planning is essential for primary care sustainability
  • About the barriers to and enables of effective primary care workforce planning
  • Hints and tips for PCN workforce planning

To download the slide deck and associated resource pack, please click the links below.

Primary Care Workforce Planning slides
Primary Care Workforce Planning resources

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INTERACT study

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A new way of delivering CBT
For patients with depression

The University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Academic Mental Health are developing a new way to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for patients with depression, called INTERACT, which blends high-intensity therapy with new applications for technology.

A trial programme for it will begin recruiting patients in the next few weeks, with the goal being to recruit over 400 in the next two years, from GP practices in Bristol, London, and York. GPs can refer patients, with potential participants being identified during consultations or from patient records. Participants will randomly receive either usual care or usual care plus the INTERACT CBT intervention.

Participants receiving the intervention will be offered nine sessions of therapy; the first will be delivered face-to-face or by video call, and subsequent sessions will be delivered using instant messaging. Participants will also be able to access the study website and CBT materials at any time, as working outside the therapeutic session is an important ingredient in the effectiveness of CBT.

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Project Management Development courses

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Want to develop your project management skills?
Funded places on training courses available

We are collaborating with UWE to support administrative and managerial practice staff in developing their project management skills, by securing a number of funded places on the following self-managed courses.


Prince2 Agile Foundation for Project Management

This course is suitable for anyone interested in project management, design, delivery, and review.

It will take approximately 16 hours to complete, but you will have access to the materials over the span of 6 months, giving you time to plan your studying and book your exam.

It will be delivered online as self-study, and so you will require a computer with internet access.

Tutor support is available by telephone from experienced tutors.

Cohort 1 will start on Monday 4 January, 2021, and be completed by Wednesday 30 June, 2021.

Cohort 2 will start on Monday 1 February, 2021, and be completed by Saturday 31 July, 2021.

More information on this course can be found here.


APM Fundamentals

This course is suited to those with little-to-no project management experience looking to gain an understanding of the principles of project management.

It will take between 10 – 12 hours to complete. You will, however, have access to the materials for 6 months, allowing you to plan your study and book your exam.

It will likewise be delivered entirely online, and so you will need a computer with access to the internet. A webinar is to be held in the course’s first week to demonstrate the learning materials and how to use the e-learning environment.

Tutor support is available by telephone from experience tutors.

The cohort will begin on Monday 1 February, 2021, and end on Tuesday 31 August, 2021.

More information about this course can be found here.

Applying for a funded place

To apply for a funded place, please download the expression of interest form using the third button below, and send a completed copy to Jessie Saul at [email protected].

Places will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications must be in by Friday 4 December.

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