Guidance

The below training links may be of interest for GP’s & ACPs.

Please do not contact Wessex LMCs about these training events & programmes. These are just being advertised here for your information. Please follow the blue links for information and contact details​​.

Basic Life Support

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Cancer

  • GatewayC is a free online cancer education platform developed for GPs, practice nurses, GPs in training, health care assistants, physician associates and other primary care professionals across NHS England. Various courses can be accessed here: Home – GatewayC. For further information please email gatewayc@christie.nhs.uk or phone 0161 446 3403
  • Learnzone offer free learning resources, online courses, and professional development tools from Macmillan Cancer Support: http://learnzone.org.uk/. For further information please email learnzone@macmillan.org.uk
  • Prostate Cancer: This podcast is all about prostate cancer, providing an overview of the signs and symptoms, potential barriers to men accessing a PSA test and what GPs need to be aware of when supporting Black men to access the tests for prostate cancer. Duke Harrison-Hunter also joins the discussion in this podcast – Duke is a Black man, living in Portsmouth who is supporting the prostate cancer campaign, raising awareness with and for Black men.
  • Wessex Cancer Alliance have online resources available at: Cancer and Primary Care – Welcome to Wessex Cancer Alliance

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Covid-19

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Dementia

The South West Mental Health Clinical Network have produced a series of short training videos, aimed at GPs, on dementia. The purpose of these videos is to upskill and build upon existing knowledge of dementia to provide confidence to those involved in supporting patients who may be concerned, going through tests or for those who have been diagnosed with dementia: https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/south-west-clinical-network/our-networks/mental-health-network/clinicians-professionals/south-west-clinical-network-our-networks-mental-health-network-clinicians-professionals/

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Dermatology

Skin lesion diagnosis/dermoscopy day course taught by Dr Stephen Hayes and colleagues, Leonardo harbour Hotel Southampton on Wednesday 24th April 2024. Details and booking see Dr Hayes’ blog at www.dermoscopy.wordpress.com or contact hayes272@gmail.com

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IT

This bundle from How2 contains videos that may be of particular interest to anyone with the role of a GP. The content includes, for example, videos on: Navigating, configuring and using EMIS Web from the clinician’s perspective; using Apex for Clinician Appraisal; making e-Referrals and creating EMIS Web Searches. As well as this Role-related Bundle, you can find videos according to different ‘Themes’ and by using Keywords to search. More content is being added regularly to the How2 site , to update and increase the resources available to you.

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LGBTQ+

  • LGBTQ+ Awareness – This LGBTQ+ Awareness course will cover some of the specific language and terminology that is used in relation to LGBTQ+. This course will also cover discrimination and intersectional discrimination in detail, as well as looking in depth at the difference between bullying and harassment.
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness Training – Designed for anyone wanting to develop their awareness of LGBTQ+ rights and issues in the workplace. It’s particularly useful for those who need to manage LGBTQ+ issues in an organisation, for those with LGBTQ+ colleagues, and for those who work with young people.
  • LGBT Foundation’s Training Academy
  • LGBT Health Hub from the RCGP
  • Trans Awareness Training 

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Maternity

The Maternity Coach’s mission is to support mothers through maternity leave and their return to work; to help them find clarity in their new identity and what they want from their career after maternity leave. Find out more at https://thematernitycoach.com/

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Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy Action Learning Sets, for GPs and Pharmacist prescribers across Wessex. Designed to help improve confidence in stopping inappropriate medicines in complex polypharmacy. To find out more please see Polypharmacy ALS Open 16 Feb 2 30 Mar 2022 V1.1.pdf (healthinnovationwessex.org.uk) or email Medicines.Optimisation@wessexahsn.net

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Primary Care Teachers Workshop

A course to increase the participants’ confidence, enthusiasm and skills in teaching undergraduate medical students. Find out more and book online here: PMC courses | Medical Education | University of Southampton

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Safeguarding

Level 3 Safeguarding Training: Provided via video and self-accreditation from the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership website. Please note that passwords will be changed bi-annually to stay in line with GDPR Requirements. To access new passwords upon change please contact: pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

e-Learning for Healthcare offer online Adult Safeguarding Training in levels 1, 2, 3 & 4: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/safeguarding-adults/

Most Local adult safeguarding boards offer training:

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Telephone, Video & Group Consultations

  • Accurx for Primary Care – on how to deliver inclusive care through text messaging, using social media with patients, inviting interpreters to video consultations etc.
  • EPI – Free remote consultation and triage support tools: effectivepi.co.uk
  • FourteenFish have a free telephone triage training module here (please log in or register to access): https://www.fourteenfish.com/library/view/2355108?librarySetId=1
  • GMC Guidance – Remote consultations (over the phone, via video link or online) are on the increase. So when is it safe to prescribe without meeting a patient face to face? this guidance will help: Remote consultations – GMC (gmc-uk.org)
  • Group Consultations – Helene Irvine & Louise Greenwood, Director of Education and Training at Wessex LMCs discuss a new way of working with group consultations. Listen to the podcast here
  • Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, ELC Works and Redmoor Health are delighted to launch their new Video Group Clinics (VGC) e-learning modules. The e-learning resources support GPs, practice nurses and other health and care professionals with the introduction of video group clinics . They provide learners with an overview and working knowledge of video group clinics, including the delivery principles and protocols. Additional resources including a toolkit are available here. The Redmoor-ELC Partnership video group clinics in the UK. Innovative person-centred digital care in the UK partnering with NHS England
  • Health Education England have provided a range of information videos on how to effectively utilise the total triage model: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/609561
  • To help support you through these difficult times, NB Medical are delighted to offer you the opportunity to watch our latest FREE WEBINAR which will help you to refresh your telephone triage skills, safely consult remotely and explain how to safety net well.We will cover the technicalities, the pitfalls and how to stay within safe limits when managing your patients remotely: Hot Topics Top Tips for Telephone Triage & Video Consulting | NB Medical
  • Top Tips for Video Consultations for the Beginner – In this podcast, Dr Laura Edwards, Medical Director at Wessex LMCs and Dr Ramona Mascas, NHS GP and a GP experienced in video consultations with Doctor Care Anywhere, discuss top tips for video consultations.

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The ‘Lost’ Update – Joined Up Health in Primary Care

“Rewire you consultations, get ahead of the curve, and practice tomorrow’s medicine today”. The ‘Lost’ Update is an interactive, lively 2 days exploring practical techniques and robust concepts to help us work more easily with patients presenting complex and chronic problems – such as functional disorders, diabetes and depression – and better understand our own needs as practitioners. Discover the science and substance behind terms like ‘lifestyle’ and ‘resilience’, the controversies in nutrition, and the impact of our unique evolutionary past in our everyday work and life beyond. Find out more and book your place at https://bit.ly/lostupdate

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Last Reviewed Date
08/12/2023