Guidance

The below training links may be of interest for the nursing team.

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​​.

Asthma & COPD

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Basic Life Support

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Blood Test Results

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Cancer

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Cervical Cytology

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Coil / IUS / IUDs

Women’s Heath Matters have produced these step-by-step instructions to guide you through the preparation and fitting of an IUS/IUD: www.whmatters.co.uk/resources/fitter-resources

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Diabetes

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Ear Care / Irrigation

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e-Learning for Healthcare  ​​​​

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England (HEE) Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce. Various programme are available for e-learning: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/. For more information please email enquiries@e-lfh.org.uk

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Fellowship Opportunities for GPNs

General Practice Nurse Fellowship in Wessex

The GPN fellowship includes the following:

  • Funding for the Foundations of General Practice Nursing Level 7 Unit (40 credits) plus one other Level 7 unit (20 credits) leading to a Post Graduate Certificate
  • Independent Support throughout the duration of the fellowship from the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI), this will include ▪ Initial 1:1 with QNI- development action plan and aspirations
  • Access to 1 Action Learning set per month (max 8 people) ▪ Clinical supervision/coaching/advice – this will be on an advisory capacity for professional guidance

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Flu

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General Practice Nurse

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Healthcare Assistant

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Immunisations & Vaccinations

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Infection Control

  • Non Sterile Disposable Glove Use Fundamentals: Available via the National PPE online learning portal – here (Requires sign up but all modules are free)
  • New NHSE IP&C Education framework March 2023 – available here  The framework will be used by the national IPC programme to develop and commission a new national programme of IPC mandatory training.

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IT

This bundle From How2 contains videos that may be of particular interest to anyone with the role of a Practice Nurse. The content includes, for example, videos on: Navigating, configuring and using EMIS Web from the clinician’s perspective; recording contacts with patients; creating EMIS Web Searches and sending Tasks and Screen Messages. 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+

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Phlebotomy

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Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme is offering grants of up to £5,000 per year for career development and CPD activities in the following areas:

  • Primary care nursing (up to £5,000)
  • Long term/chronic conditions (up to £5,000)
  • History of nursing (previously the Monica Baly Bursary Scheme, up to £1,000)
  • Occupational health nursing (previously the Mair Scholarship Scheme, up to £1,000)

Full details on how to apply can be found here: https://rcnfoundation.rcn.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funded-projects/education-grants.

This table from the NMC sets out some examples of CPD activities you can undertake and examples of the types of evidence you could keep (for example in your portfolio). For further information please email grants@rcnfoundation.org.uk

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Safe Prescribing

As of March 2020 SCRIPT has been made accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic to up-skill staff and support those returning to work. An eLearning programme aiming to improve therapeutics knowledge among primary care staff is Free to those with an NHS.uk or NHS.net address: https://www.safeprescriber.org/primary-care/

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Spirometry

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Telephone, Video & Group Consultations

  • AccuRx Hints and Tips – 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: EPI – Course Category – Consultation Effectiveness (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)
  • 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
  • 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 hereThe Redmoor-ELC Partnership  video group clinics in the UK. Innovative person-centred digital care in the UK partnering with NHS England
  • 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

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Training Hubs

These provide the infrastructure for multi-professional training and education in primary care to support recruitment, retention and return of all staff groups. Training hubs bring together NHS organisations, community, local authorities and education providers to deliver a much broader education platform than the more traditional single approach: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/training-hubs

BSW Primary and Community Care Training Hub

Primary Care Training Hub Dorset

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Travel Health

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Wound Care

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Last Reviewed Date
10/10/2023