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Alphabetical List of Audio & Video Training and Educational Resources

This is a listing of our AV resources only. Please see our events page for upcoming events A Accessible Information Standard - Lunch & Learn Package Adult & Child Safeguarding Awareness Level 2 - Lunch & Learn Package Advanced Finance for Practice/Business Managers - Webinar Above the...

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...

Clinical Governance for Health Care Assistants

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

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...

Covid-19 - Audio & Video Podcasts and Recorded Webinars

You can record your reflections on this form or via your learning diary here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/about/learningdiary. CQC is particularly keen to see any evidence of your watching/listening and how you apply it. COVID Oximetry @ home, Long COVID & Paeds COVID - 3rd February 2021 Dr...

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

E-Learning

http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/ e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies. Before trying to complete an online programme, please register with the site. You will need your NHS email address and will need to choose the most appropriate...

Getting ready to qualify as a GP

The LMCs has written the guide, below, to help you navigate the final few months of your GP training. By now you will be totally au fait with your ePortfolio and what is required of you as a GP trainee. As you qualify the rules change again and up until now there hasn't been a clear checklist of...

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...

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/safeguardingpodcastsaudiovideopodcastsandrecordedwebinars We all appreciate how important safeguarding is, both for children and adults. We appreciate that: Health...

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/Degrees

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 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...

Wessex LEaD

Wessex LMCs Audio & Video Podcasts and Recorded Webinars

Women in Medicine

Since 2007 the number of doctors on the GMC register has grown substantially from 244,450 in 2007 to 338,426 in 2021. Overall the most substantial change in this period has been the growth in the number of female doctors. This trend now seems to have levelled with females representing 57% of...