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Medicines Optimisation Training

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Medicines Optimisation Training

NEW:
  • Shared Decision Making Meds-Op Training on Thurs 16 September
  • Cellulitis: Diagnosis & Management on Thurs 21 September
  • Pain Management Overview on Wednesday 13 October
  • Approach to Long-Term Conditions Review and Deprescribing on Wednesday 20 October
  • Deprescribing Dependence-Forming Medicines on Tues 23 November
Sign up today!

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 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):

NEW: Polypharmacy Training

To cover:

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

To sign up for a space, please click here.


  • How to facilitate behaviour change
  • Approach to initiation of medicines

NEW: Pain Management Overview
From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 13 October, Krisztina Kenesy will deliver a webinar on pain management.

To sign up for a space, please click here.


Approach to Long-Term Conditions Review & Deprescribing
From 12.3014.00 on Wednesday 20 October, Graham Price will deliver a webinar on approaching long-term conditions review and deprescribing.

To sign up for a space, please click here.


Deprescribing Dependence-Forming Medicines: Focusing on deprescribing gabapentinoids, benzodiazepines, and opiates
Running from 12.3014.00 on Tuesday 23 November, and delivered by Dr. Ben Watson (Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist), this webinar will examine deprescribing gabapentinoids, benzodiazepines, and opiates.

To sign up for a space, please click here.


  • Specific deprescribing tips
NEW: Antimicrobial Stewardship Training

To cover:

NEW: Cellulitis: Diagnosis & Management
On Tuesday 21 September, from 13.0014.00, BNSSG CCG’s Medicines Optimisation Team will be holding a webinar on cellulitis — specifically, how to diagnose a patient with it and how to help manage it. Speaking will be Dr. Martin Williams (Consultant Microbiologist, UHBW).

All practice staff members are welcome to join, if they wish to do so — be it GPs, GPNs, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, etc.

To register your interest to join, please contact:
[email protected]


  • Penicillin allergies
  • AMS in children

What else is on

September 2021 Newsletter

Published on 07.09.21

HEE FCP (Paramedic) Roadmap Stage 1 Webinar

Mapping against stages 1 and 2, this time for paramedics

Preparing for GP Partnership

NEW: 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

NEW: Dates added in November and 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

NEW: Downloadable breakdown of this training’s expectations, benefits, and format

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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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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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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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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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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