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December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

Published on Tuesday 7 December, 2021

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NEW: Primary Care Induction Day (PCID)

Approach to Initiation of Medicines Meds-Op Training

NEW: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work training

NEW: The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Multidisciplinary Team programme

NEW: First Steps into Leadership training

NEW: Preparing for GP Partnership course

Buddy Meetings for return-to-work GPs

GP Toolkit

NEW: FCP / AP Directory Update

NEW: Frontline19 Support Services

NEW: Portfolio Careers Guide

NEW: Training Opportunities & Funding for General Practice Pharmacists

NEW: Approach to Long-Term Conditions & Deprescribing Meds-Op Webinar

Autumn Skin Cancer Webinar Series

Primary Care Induction Day (PCID)
  • Provided by Avon LMC & BNSSG Training Hub
  • Early 2022
  • Held via Microsoft Teams
  • Open to all primary care staff, clinical and non-clinical

Avon LMC and BNSSG Training Hub are set to run a FREE, virtual corporate induction day for all staff new to primary care, early next year — medical and non-medical, clinical and non-clinical alike! After all, shifting into a new working environment can be a difficult process at the best of times, and research shows that induction programmes benefit both employers and employees.

This will be a full-day course, covering the following:

  • An introduction to primary care
  • Taking it Personally: an introduction to personalised care, patient activation, and support self-management
  • “What is an ICS / ICP / PCN?”
  • System partners, and how they can support you
  • Resilience, well-being, and psychological safety
  • Statutory & mandatory training requirements
  • Induction packs which will include template training matrix, checklists for orientation, and orientation

The exact date for this training is yet to be set, but if you would like to register your interest (and be sent information when it becomes available directly), please use the button below.

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work training
  • Provided by Dr. Vik Mohan & BNSSG Training Hub
  • Running on:
    Wednesday 19 January, 2022 (Cohort 1) | 13.00 – 14.30
    Tuesday 8 February, 2022 (Cohort 2) | 12.30 – 14.00
  • Held via Microsoft Teams
  • Open to non-clinical practice staff

To be delivered by Dr. Vik Mohan (Senior Appraiser and Locum GP), this standalone, brief training session is aimed at non-clinical practice staff who feel they would benefit from acquiring the tools for dealing with difficult conversations, either in their contact with patients or with colleagues.

By the end of a session, attendees will:

  • Have identified the conversations they experience as difficult
  • Have developed their listening skills
  • Have developed their skills in demonstrating acknowledgement and empathy
  • Have practiced using a simple assertiveness tool that helps to build connection
  • Have been introduced to some basic negotiating strategies

To register your interest in this training, please click the button below.

The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Multidisciplinary Team programme
  • Provided by South West Leadership Academy and Enono
  • Running on Wednesday 19 January, 2022 (cohort 1) and Wednesday 2 February, 2022 (cohort 2) | 9.30 – 13.00, both cohorts
  • Held via Zoom
  • Open to established MDTs, or individuals looking to form one, in primary care

This programme is designed to enable individuals working in, or wishing to work in, a multidisciplinary team in a primary care network to understand what’s needed in building a cohesive team. Running from 9.30 – 13.00 on two standalone dates, this programme will see you exploring and learning to master these five required behaviours:

  • Building vulnerability-based trust
  • Mastering open conflict
  • Achieving commitment
  • Embracing accountability
  • Focusing on results

In so doing, team members can expect to work together more efficiently and effectively, and will:

  • Make better decisions, faster
  • Tap into the skills and opinions of all members
  • Avoid wasting time and energy on politicking, confusion, and destructive conflict
  • Avoid wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics repeatedly, because of a lack of buy-in
  • Discuss and agree shared team goals

For more information, please click the button below.

First Steps into Leadership training
  • Provided by South West Leadership Academy and Living Potential Consulting
  • Running on Monday 14 March, 2022 | 13.00 – 15.00
  • Held via Zoom
  • Open to all primary care staff

This training session is part of the South West Leadership Academy’s Stepping into Leadership Programme, and the first of six modules running through to July 2022. It aims to provide you with the opportunity to understand how your role may be changing within the shifting landscape of primary care, and to start to recognise some of your own leadership strengths.

Additionally, through peer discussions, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your career aspirations and the steps you can take along the way.

For more information, please click the button below.

Preparing for GP Partnership course
  • Provided by BNSSG Training Hub & PCC
  • Running on Wednesday 16 March, 2022 | 14.00 – 17.00
  • Held via Zoom
  • Open to all primary care staff, clinical and non-clinical

In collaboration with PCC, BNSSG Training Hub will once more be running a FREE, virtual course for those aspiring to become practice partners from 14.00 – 17.00 on Wednesday 16 March. Interest is welcomed from a wide range of roles, be it GPs, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, or practice managers.

Becoming a GP practice partner can be a daunting transition, and it’s essential to fully understand the responsibilities and liabilities of becoming a practice partner. In addition to providing a broad overview of partnership considerations, this session aims to:

  • Explore what it means to be a partner
  • Reflect on how to prepare yourself
  • Understand what development you might need
  • Consider agreement types, and what to be aware of
  • Assess what ‘good looks like’ and what to check for in financials
  • Signpost to support resources
  • And more…

To reserve a place on this course, please click the first button below.

To learn more, please click the second button below to download the brief or contact [email protected].

Autumn Skin Cancer Webinar Series
  • Provided by Almirall and Dermal Topical Innovation
  • Running on Wednesday 10 November | 19.30 – 20.30 & Wednesday 1 December | 19.30 – 20.30
  • Held via Microsoft Teams
  • Open to any and all interested parties

This webinar series covers a range of skin lesions, virtually and for FREE via Zoom. There are three webinars in total, as follows:

  • #1: Benign Lesions
    Delivered by Dr. Tony Downs (Consultant Dermatologist, Exeter Medical) on Thursday 7 October, this webinar is now available to watch on demand. To do so, please click here.
  • #2: Pre-malignant Lesions
    To be delivered by Dr. Sandy Anderson (Associate Specialist, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust) on Wednesday 10 November, this webinar will run from 19.30 – 20.30. Sign up here.
  • #3: Malignant Lesions
    To be delivered by Dr. Toby Chave (Consultant Dermatologist, Derriford Hospital) on Wednesday 1 December, this webinar will also run from 19.30 – 20.30. Sign up here.
For further information, please use the button below to contact Almirall at [email protected].
Approach to Initiation of Medicines
Meds-Op Training
  • Provided by BNSSG CCG and BNSSG Training Hub
  • Running on Thursday 16 December | 12.30 – 14.00
  • Held via Microsoft Teams
  • Open to any and all interested parties

Organised by BNSSG CCG’s Meds-Op Team and BNSSG Training Hub, this is the latest webinar in a programme of polypharmacy and antimicrobial stewardship training set to run from September into the New Year. All sessions will be entirely virtual and are open to all partners across health and care in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. Attendance is completely FREE, irrespective of your work role or organisation.

This webinar will run from 12.30 – 14.00 on Thursday 16 December. To be delivered by Lelly Oboh (Consultant Pharmacist), it will explore the run-up to the initiation of medicines.

To register your space, please click the first button below to access the sign-up form.

For more information on the programme as a whole, please click the second button below.

If you have any questions, please submit them to [email protected].

GatewayC Webinar: Primary Care Imaging
  • Provided by GatewayC
  • Running on Wednesday 8 December | 13.00 – 14.00
  • Held virtually
  • Open to any and all interested parties

This FREE webinar, organised by GatewayC, will refresh your understanding of which forms of imaging are most suitable for different cancers and how reliable they are.

This webinar will feature Dr. Maryna Brochwicz-Lewinski (Consultant Radiologist), and will include an optional LIVE Q&A segment.

To register a space, please register via the button below.

Portfolio Careers Guide
  • Provided by BNSSG Training Hub, with insights from portfolio workers from across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire

Produced in the autumn of 2021, this guide has been devised to bust myths and share realities! Appropriate for allied health professionalsGPNs, and GPs, the guide explores the diversity of portfolio working – with in-depth looks at the careers of several renowned clinicians – and describes the benefits and challenges of portfolio careers.

  • What are the practicalities of managing various roles?
  • What words of wisdom do those already treading this path offer?
  • How can you thrive in this way of working?

We hope you find insights into these questions, and more, in the guide.
Begin reading today!

To access the guide, please look under ‘Resources’ on the navigation bar or use the button below.

Training Opportunities & Funding for General Practice Pharmacists
  • Provided by BNSSG Training Hub, with signposts to assorted opportunities and funding streams

Compiled by Jo Clarke (Profession Lead for Pharmacy), this guide outlines the assortment of training opportunities and funding on offer for clinical pharmacists working in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire — whether they’re funded through the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS), or by the CCG.

Version 1.2 is currently available, which was last updated on Wednesday 1 December.

To access the guide, please look for it on the ‘Clinical Pharmacist’ summary page or click the button below.

Frontline19 Support Services
  • Provided by Frontline19
  • Open to all NHS staff, though patient-facing roles are prioritised at present

As operational pressures continue to mount, Frontline19 is here to support you — as a FREE, independent, confidential, and nationwide service delivering psychological support to people working on the healthcare frontline.

Frontline19 has a vast network of qualified psychological practitioners, to ensure the right help is delivered quickly and easily. Individuals are matched with a qualified professional, and where possible, sessions will work around shift patterns.

For more information, please click the button below.

Approach to Long-Term Conditions & Deprescribing Meds-Op Webinar
  • Provided by BNSSG CCG and BNSSG Training Hub
  • Ran on Wednesday 20 October | 12.30 – 14.00
  • Appropriate for the whole MDT

Organised by BNSSG CCG’s Meds-Op Team and BNSSG Training Hub, this webinar is available to watch on demand. It is included in our Video Library (please click here), but you can watch it below, too.

It was delivered by Graham Price (Senior Practice Pharmacist, Fallodon Way Medical Centre) and Laurie Chapman (Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Cadbury Heath Health Centre).

Autumn Skin Cancer Webinar Series
  • Provided by Almirall and Dermal Topical Innovation
  • Open to any and all interested parties

This webinar series is now fully available to watch on demand, for FREE. There were three in total, as follows:

Benign Lesions
Delivered by Dr. Tony Downs (Consultant Dermatologist, Exeter Medical) on Thursday 7 October. To watch, please click here.

Pre-malignant Lesions
Delivered by Dr. Sandy Anderson (Associate Specialist, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust) on Wednesday 10 November. To watch, please click here.

Malignant Lesions
Delivered by Dr. Toby Chave (Consultant Dermatologist, Derriford Hospital) on Wednesday 1 December. To watch, please click here.

For more information, please use the button below to contact [email protected].

Buddy Meetings for return-to-work GPs
  • Provided by BNSSG Training Hub
  • Running on Wednesday 26 January | 20.00 – 21.00
  • Held via Microsoft Teams
  • Open to GPs returning to work after a short career break

The next of BNSSG Training Hub’s GP Buddy Meetings is this Wednesday 26 January, from 20.00 – 21.00. These meetings, arranged by one of the Hub’s GP Fellows, Dr. Pamela Curtis, offer a safe space for GPs returning to work after a short career break (due to parental leave, ill health, or caring responsibilities).

This is an opportunity in which to discuss the things that matter to you – be it clinical work, career goals, or your personal well-being – and in a format of your choosing (as a ‘study group, via action learning sets, etc.). Increase your confidence, and support colleagues in a similar boat.

To register for the next GP Buddy Meeting, please complete the application form.

GP Toolkit
  • Provided by BNSSG Training Hub, with signposts to assorted partners’ resources

GPs, don’t forget about our GP Toolkit; pulled together by one of our fellows, Dr. Alice Blackwell, the toolkit is intended as a career opportunities and resources hub for GPs working in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

It provides signposts to resources in the following categories:

  • Leadership
  • Clinical, Mentoring, & Supervision Skills
  • Portfolio Career Opportunities
  • Well-Being Resources
  • And more…

To access the toolkit, simply click the button below.

FCP / AP Directory Update
  •  Provided by Amanda Hensman-Crook (Allied Health Professionals National Clinical Fellow, HEE / Consultant MSK Physiotherapist) and Richard Collier (Lead for the Centre for Advancing Practice in England, HEE)

The Centre for Advancing Practice, which is part of Health Education England, is continuing with its plans to recognise the education and training that first contact practitioners and advanced practitioners successfully complete. The Centre’s portal will be the hub through which individuals will provide evidence that they have completed an accredited AP programme or the FCP Roadmap.

The Centre is moving into the digital era by bringing forward plans to allow FCPs and ACPs to be able to generate their own ‘digital badges’ once recognised. Next year, they will be developing digital passports which will provide individuals with abilities to link to a range of credentials and qualifications, and to be able to use these in many areas of practice as evidence of Centre recognition.

The decision, that was announced at the recent AP Conference, not to pursue the option of a searchable directory that listed clinicians who had successfully completed the recognition process for FCP, or AP, was made to enable the more flexible and functional solution of digital badges. This option also allays concerns that publishing a practitioner directory may give the impression that HEE has a regulatory function, which is not the case. The Centre will continue to list programmes that it has accredited and credentials that it has endorsed.

This decision does not impact on the actual recognition process itself. We understand that clinicians who do complete the roadmap will be enabled to create a digital badge from the Centre’s portal. We await further confirmation of exact details and will update when we know more.”

Social Care Nursing Ambassador

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This vacancy has now expired. Thank you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Care Nursing Ambassador to join us! We wish to employ or second* a motivated, enthusiastic individual who can take a lead in developing and maintaining professional, meaningful, collaborative engagement between social care and health sector nurses.

The successful applicant will work closely with our nursing and AHP team members. The role will be ideal for someone passionate about developing parity of esteem for social care nurses, and engage in the following activities:

  • To create a network within Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire to support nurse retention within the social care sector
  • To promote care worker and social care-based nurse education and training
  • To provide expert support and advice to BNSSG primary care networks (PCNs) on working with social care nurses, in order to support integrated care provider development

The role is offered at 15 hours per week, with flexible working available. The successful applicant will need to work well independently, managing changing demands and priorities, and also be able to work effectively as part of a small, busy team, in collaboration with various organisations.

* To undertake this role as a secondment, you will need the support of your line manager.

For more information, please use the link below to access NHS Jobs.

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                                                                                                                                  Medicines Optimisation Training

                                                                                                                                  Photo by Adam Niescioruk
                                                                                                                                  Running from September 2021 through New Year 2022
                                                                                                                                  NEW:
                                                                                                                                  • Overview of Parkinson’s Disease on Tuesday 25 January

                                                                                                                                  BNSSG CCG’s Med-Op Team and BNSSG Training Hub are collaborating to deliver a suite of Medicine Optimisation-related training sessions over the coming months, for all partners across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.


                                                                                                                                  The plan currently includes the following training and topics (but please bear in mind that this is subject to change):

                                                                                                                                  Polypharmacy Training

                                                                                                                                  To cover:

                                                                                                                                  Shared Decision Making | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  To be delivered on Thursday 16 September by Dr. Shaba Nabi, from 12.30 to 14.00, this webinar explored the importance of shared decision making and personalised care in medicines optimisation.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Pain Management Overview | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 13 October, Krisztina Kenesy delivered a webinar on pain management.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Approach to Long-Term Conditions Review & Deprescribing | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 20 October, Graham Price (Senior Practice Pharmacist, Fallodon Way Medical Centre) and Laurie Chapman (Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Cadbury Heath Health Centre) delivered a webinar on approaching long-term conditions review and deprescribing.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  How to Facilitate Behaviour Change | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 3 November, Chloe Stewart & Helen Patten explored how to approach and enable behaviour change in your patients.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Deprescribing Dependence-Forming Medicines | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  Running from 12.3014.00 on Tuesday 23 November, and delivered by Dr. Ben Watson (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist), this webinar focused on deprescribing gabapentinoids, benzodiazepines, and opiates.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Overview of Parkinson’s Disease | Book Now
                                                                                                                                  Running from 12.3014.00 (TBC) on Tuesday 25 January, with Dr. Rachael Ward (Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in movement disorders) and Hippolyte Fraser (Frailty Pharmacist specialising in Parkinson’s Disease) to facilitate.

                                                                                                                                  Dr. Ward will cover the Parkinson’s Disease (PD) services in Bristol, plus the diagnosis and management of affected patients. Hippolyte will cover the medications used in PD, and how pharmacy can help patients. Both will also discuss the transfer of care complexities and what we all can do to support patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

                                                                                                                                  To book on to this session, please click here to access the sign-up form.


                                                                                                                                  Available for booking soon:

                                                                                                                                  • Specific deprescribing tips
                                                                                                                                  Other

                                                                                                                                  To cover:

                                                                                                                                  Cellulitis: Diagnosis & Management | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  On Tuesday 21 September, from 12.3014.00, BNSSG CCG’s Medicines Optimisation Team held a webinar on cellulitis — specifically, how to diagnose a patient with it and how to help manage it. The speaker was Dr. Martin Williams (Consultant Microbiologist, UHBW).

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Heart Failure | Recording available
                                                                                                                                  On Monday 4 October, from 12.30 – 14.00, BNSSG CCG’s Medicines Optimisation Team will be holding a webinar on heart failureDr. Yasmin Ismail (Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute, UHBW) will provide an update on heart failure therapies, with complementing clinical case studies.

                                                                                                                                  Recording available now — please click here to watch in our Video Library!
                                                                                                                                  Look under ‘Medicines Optimisation’.


                                                                                                                                  Available soon for booking:

                                                                                                                                  • Penicillin allergies
                                                                                                                                  • AMS in children

                                                                                                                                  What else is on

                                                                                                                                  SMI & Physical Health Webinar

                                                                                                                                  A lunchtime webinar, running on Thursday 17 February, 2022!

                                                                                                                                  Primary Care Induction Day (PCID)

                                                                                                                                  Announced for Wednesday 30 March, 2022!

                                                                                                                                  Level 3 Child Exploitation Webinar

                                                                                                                                  Covering risk indicators for child exploitation, on Thursday 17 March

                                                                                                                                  Safeguarding Children Level 3 Training

                                                                                                                                  Level 3 face-to-face training, available this February and March

                                                                                                                                  NSHE / I BNSSG Extended Mentors Scheme

                                                                                                                                  An exciting portfolio opportunity for experienced GPs

                                                                                                                                  Online Dermoscopy Education

                                                                                                                                  A new course of online education, open to all primary care staff

                                                                                                                                  Managing Difficult Conversations at Work

                                                                                                                                  For non-clinical staff, in dealing with patients and colleagues

                                                                                                                                  BNSSG GP Cancer Lead Forum [27.01.22]

                                                                                                                                  On the reporting process for QOF and DES, and more…

                                                                                                                                  December 2021 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                  Published on 07.12.21

                                                                                                                                  Portfolio Careers Guide

                                                                                                                                  Dispelling myths and unveiling truths

                                                                                                                                  Apprenticeships in Primary Care Webinars

                                                                                                                                  Answering your questions on 21.10.21 and 4.11.21

                                                                                                                                  Cancer Screening Awareness Session

                                                                                                                                  Running for the whole practice team on 07.10.21

                                                                                                                                  September 2021 Newsletter

                                                                                                                                  Published on 07.09.21

                                                                                                                                  Preparing for GP Partnership course

                                                                                                                                  For GPs, GPNs, AHPs, and PMs

                                                                                                                                  General Practice Teaching Workshops

                                                                                                                                  NEW: Now open to all GPs, GPNs, & APNs!

                                                                                                                                  Buddy Meetings for return-to-work GPs

                                                                                                                                  Next on Wednesday 26 January!

                                                                                                                                  National HEI First Contact Practice Webinar

                                                                                                                                  National updates on First Contact Practice (FCP)!

                                                                                                                                  GP Return to Work Refresher Course

                                                                                                                                  NEW:Our full-day Return to Work Refresher Course is back this November!

                                                                                                                                  Clinical Supervision Training for GPNs

                                                                                                                                  Available this May, July, and October!

                                                                                                                                  Shared Decision Making Training

                                                                                                                                  Free, virtual training, continuing this Autumn

                                                                                                                                  Newly Qualified GP / GPN Fellowship Programmes

                                                                                                                                  Develop an enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable career in primary care.

                                                                                                                                  Events Calendar

                                                                                                                                  Our ever-populating events calendar

                                                                                                                                  C&SW 2021 Annual Conference

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                                                                                                                                  Embracing the  Sustainability Challenge

                                                                                                                                  Care & Support West’s annual conference returns for 2021, as a virtual event to be streamed live from Ashton Gate, in partnership with BNSSG Training Hub.

                                                                                                                                  Freely open to all primary, community, and social care staff, this year’s theme is sustainability. Through a series of lightning talks and round tables, speakers will deliver their insights into the well-being, workforce development, and equality and diversity of the care sector — in which the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed huge gaps.

                                                                                                                                  The conference will be split across Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 June, with an array of speakers from health and care, and national and local government, on-hand to talk with you — including Sirona Health & Care’s Director of Nursing, Mary Lewis! Make sure to book your spot ASAP.

                                                                                                                                  To view this event’s agenda and register your space, please use the button below.

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                                                                                                                                  All about nursing associates

                                                                                                                                  First Steps into Nursing

                                                                                                                                  Five live webinars for college and school leavers, this July

                                                                                                                                  CPD Plenary

                                                                                                                                  A free, 30-minute Q&A on CPD funding

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                  Five live webinars for college and school leavers, this July

                                                                                                                                  CPD Plenary

                                                                                                                                  A free, 30-minute Q&A on CPD funding

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                  CPD Plenary

                                                                                                                                  A free, 30-minute Q&A on CPD funding

                                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                                  CPD Plenary

                                                                                                                                  A free, 30-minute Q&A on CPD funding

                                                                                                                                  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].

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                                                                                                                                  First Steps into Nursing

                                                                                                                                  Five live webinars for college and school leavers, this July

                                                                                                                                  CPD Plenary

                                                                                                                                  A free, 30-minute Q&A on CPD funding

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