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Prescribing 25th Aug 2020

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 Dear %recipient.firstname%, I hope that this finds you well and some people have managed to take annual leave, time away from practice and not got caught up in having to isolate on their return. Sadly the downside of annual leave is coming...

Nursing Bursaries 10th Jun 2019

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Monday, 10 Jun 2019 Dear All, 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...

Practice Nurse Newsletter - April 2019 24th Apr 2019

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 Dear All Hope this finds you well and you have enjoyed the sun over the Easter break. Attached is the April newsletter, if you would like to be featured in the next newsletter or would like to have something included please let me...

Wessex LMC Update 11th March 2019

Once again I would like to apologise for the number of emails I have sent you in recent days but there is quite a lot going on and all this information is important for you to be aware of. I am sure as time goes by there will be more information coming out about the GP Contract and also the NHS...

Quality Improvement Fellowship - 6th Feb 2019

Email sent by Wessex LMCs, on Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019 Dear All Just wanted to highlight that applications for the above fellowships are open, the closing date is March 4th 2019, with a start date in September 2019. These can be for individuals and or teams, please read through the overview...

GP Partnership Review - final report

Email sent to all GPs, Practice Managers and Practice Nurses In February 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a review into the future of the Partnership Model of General Practice. The Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the GPC and the RCGP agreed...

Alphabet of Red Flags Online Training

Alphabet of Red Flags Trainer: Bev Bostock, RGN, BSc, MSc Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Lead, Education for Health, Warwick. Bev is a nurse practitioner/ prescriber working in a rural practice and also as a clinical lecturer in respiratory and cardiovascular disease and diabetes at Education...

Appraisal Forms for Staff

Please see the following examples of appraisal forms for staff: Staff Appraisal Scheme - Pre-Appraisal Checklist Pre-Appraisal Guidelines & Self-Assessment Form Staff Appraisal Policy & Procedure Appraisal Summary Nursing & HCA Appraisal Form Pre-Appraisal Competency Check (Medical...

Appraisals and Revalidation for GPs, Practice Nurses & Practice Managers

Wessex LMCs has produced a comprehensive guide for the Appraisal and Revalidation of GPs and Nurses. Please click on the image at the bottom of this page to access the publication. Revalidation for GP's Revalidation was introduced in December 2012 and is designed to reassure patients and the...

Care Certificates for Healthcare Support Workers

The Care Certificate - What is it? This certificate is the result of the work Camilla Cavendish did in the wake of the Francis Inquiry. It is for Healthcare Support Workers (which includes phlebotomists, HCAs) who are new to offering healthcare and are employed from 01.04.15. This group of...

Cervical Cytology - Keeping in date

Cervical Screening Campaign The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has made a significant impact on cervical cancer mortality since it was established in 1988, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. However, coverage is at a 20-year low. To help address this issue, on 5 March 2019 PHE will...

Clinical Governance for Health Care Assistants

Clinical Governance for Health Care Assistants Please click here for more information

Coil Fitting

FSRH Letters of Competence and Diplomas are not a requirement for coil fitting. There was a debate in 2014 after the FSRH sent out a letter stating that they were. CQC were also felt to have stated the same but this has been clarified that an LoC is an example of how training and competence...

Colleague Feedback

Colleague Feedback also known as Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) In every 5-year revalidation cycle you are required to undertake at least one colleague, and one patient feedback survey. It is important that these are conducted appropriately. Colleague Feedback You must use a recognised...

CPD Continuing Professional Development

You are expected to be involved in a variety of regular learning activities that are relevant to your practice and reflect your scope of work. There is no absolute minimum number of hours defined by the GMC, who require you to do enough to keep up to date across all of your scope of work. The...

Dementia - A Challenge for GPs & Nurses: "What are the solutions?"

An Introduction to Dementia. . . Dementia is a generic terms for conditions that have an effect on both short and long-term memory. In addition to memory loss, a progressive loss of other mental abilities takes place which is often accompanied by changes in behaviour and skills. Dementia is a...

Developing the Workforce Janaury 2012

DH Document on developing the workforce January 2012 Future Forum 2nd Stage report on developing the workforce January 2012

Flu 2020/21 Staff Training

PHE have issued Guidance on flu immunisation training to support healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (They have also issued Immunisation training guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic). There are some useful and important resources on these links and in particular a table...

Focus on Wessex LEaD - February 2015

LMC Education Training and Development Newsletter - February 2015

GP Leadership Fellows

In the face of unprecedented pressures, the landscape of the NHS is changing rapidly, and the centre of gravity is moving rapidly towards Primary Care. This represents an exciting opportunity for new GPs to be involved in improving frontline services for our patients. With the largest curriculum...

GP Refresher Day 1 : ENT and Gastroenterology

Presentations: ENT The Nose - Philip Scott (Slides not available) Aspect of Dizziness - Martyn Leggett - Click here for presentation The Discharging Ear - Elias Francis-Khoury (Slides not available) Gastroenterology Bowl Scope Screening Programme - Sally Parry - Click here for...

Locum / Sessional Education & Training

Local education events are not only important for CPD points but provide an opportunity to network with colleagues. However there are plenty of useful online learning resources too. BMA https://www.bma.org.uk/events Learning and development webinars:...

Mandatory Training for Practice Staff

There are no statutory regulations that specify how often primary care staff should be trained. Fundamentally, it is important that if anything untoward happened in your practice, the Partners could stand in front of a coroner or judge and justify that the training they had provided for their...

Patient Feedback & Surveys

For patient feedback to be valid you need over 34 surveys, which means you normally have to distribute 50 surveys to ensure you receive an adequate number of replies (again, each tool varies slightly in its numbers). It is acceptable for you to hand the questionnaires out to patients, but they...

Quality Improvement Activity

For the purposes of revalidation you are required to demonstrate that you regularly participate in activities that evaluate the quality and improvement of your work. The RCGP consider significant event review and clinical audit as being core elements to quality improvement but are happy to...

Safeguarding: Keeping Up To Date

Safeguarding: Training requirements To listen to our FREE audio podcasts on Safeguarding click here https://www.wessexlmcs.com/wessexlmcsaudiopodcastssupportingyouandyourpractice We all appreciate how important safeguarding is, both for children and adults. We appreciate that: Health care...

Seniority - GP Educators

There have been a few reports that some PCOs are not classifying GP educator work as NHS work for seniority purposes. This will reduce supperannuable income and affect eligibility for seniority payments. The GPC view (supported by their lawyers) is that GP educator work should be classified as...

Students in General Practice & Work Experience

Given the current recruitment and retention crisis in primary care, anything we can do to encourage interest and generate enthusiasm for primary care is to be strongly supported, so if your practice feels it can host work experience students, we would support this. Furthermore, we understand...

The Nursing Team - Apprenticeships

The Nurse Degree Apprenticeship Introduction taken from www.gov.co.uk: 'The nursing degree apprenticeship will enable people to train to become a graduate registered nurse through an apprentice route. Apprentices will be released by their employer to study part-time in a higher education...

The Nursing Team - Careers, Competencies and Capabilities

As services move more to Primary Care and away from Hospitals, the role of nurses within General Practice is becoming more important. Below are links to sites offering information and videos that you may find useful. The QNI/QNIS Voluntary Standards for General Practice Nursing Education and...

The Process of Being Revalidated

The LMC is regularly approached by GPs asking who their Responsible Officer (RO) is, and when will they be interviewed by them to be revalidated. We hope the following will be useful but if you require more information the LMC has also produced a booklet Appraisal and Revalidation Guidance for...

Third Party Training & Events - Practice Managers

The following links may be of interest for Practice Managers Please do not contact Wessex LMCs about these events & programmes. These are being advertised here for your information. Please follow the blue links for information and contact info. Best Practice Management for Your Surgery - The...

Third Party Training & Events - The Nursing Team

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 info​​. Asthma & COPD - Education...

Trainee GPs

We are always keen to hear from GP registrars so please feel free to get in touch, we are here for you too. We try and get round all the VTS schemes to talk on the LMC, current general practice and political issues - if you don't have us in your year's agenda ask your course organiser to get in...

Wessex LEaD

Wessex LEaD - Award received from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Foundation.

Louise Greenwood, Wessex Local Education, Training and Development Manager (LEaD) was delighted to accept an award at the recent Royal College of Nursing Congress Awards Ceremony at Bournemouth International Centre which launched the 2015 RCN Congress. The Wessex RCN Fund for Practice Nurse...

Women in Medicine

Since 2007 the number of doctors on the GMC register has grown substantially from 244,450 in 2007 to 252,553 in 2012. Overall the most substantial change in this period has been the growth in the number of female doctors. This trend now seems to be slowing with females representing 55% of...