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General Information

Training Hub Funding Applications

Please click on the link below to take you to the Training Hub funding request form. If you would like to apply for funding please complete the form and return to hsccg.mid-downs-cepn@nhs.net.
Training Hub Funding Form

Apprenticeships in Primary Care

Apprenticeship Overview
Apprenticeships in Primary Care – booklet
Health & Social Care Employer Guide – Primary Care
Leadership Development for Primary Care
Case Studies

Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff Appraisal Forms

Appraisal form Non-Clinical 2019
Appraisal form Clinical 2019

Dementia e-learning

The Open Dementia Programme provides a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia. This programme is designed to be accessible to a wide audience and to make learning as enjoyable as possible and so allows users to fully interact with the content and includes video, audio and graphics to make the content come alive. In particular the programme includes a considerable amount of video footage shot by both the Alzheimer’s Society and SCIE where people with dementia and their carers share their views and feelings on camera.

Health Education England has launched a dementia e-learning package written by experts in both psychiatry and medicine for the elderly; the e-learning supports both the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy and David Cameron’s challenge. This e-learning is available free to all NHS staff using NHS mail account to register.  It is aimed particularly at Nurses and HCAs.

Functional Skills – Maths and English

Good literacy and numeracy skills are essential for any role in health and care. Your skill level will be assessed during the recruitment process for any job or apprenticeship opportunity. Use the Union Learn Skill check below to get an indication of your current levels in English, Maths and I.T.
https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/skillcheck

If you would like to improve your English and/or Maths there are various options to help you achieve your goal.  The Professional Training Solutions website has information about courses running at various locations. Please register via the link below, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete the required contact information and Professional Training Solutions will be in touch regarding the courses https://www.protrain-solutions.co.uk/courses/maths-english-courses/

Further resources for functional skills training:
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/education/everyday-skills-maths-and-english
https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/

General Practice Retention Toolkit

As part of the ongoing commitment to make general practice a great place to work and reducing pressures on doctors, NHS England and Improvement are investing £12 million to support local efforts to encourage GPs to stay working in the profession and stem the flow of those leaving.

A practical toolkit has been developed aimed at system leaders and clinical leads working across primary care, to support their work in developing robust local retention action plans. The toolkit sets out key learning from NHS England’s retention programme and includes recommended approaches and key areas to focus on.  A copy of the toolkit is available via NHS England’s website in case this is helpful to you in any of your communications.

Medico-legal Training Programme

A new e-learning programme from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) aims to support health and care professionals with court-related experiences.
The Medico-legal Training programme provides resources for doctors and other health and care professionals who may be asked to write a statement or report or give evidence in a coroners’ or other court for the first time. It aims to offer support for what can be, for many, a daunting experience.
It includes brief video lectures and PowerPoint slides from the lectures as well as sample statements and references.
Course materials were developed by HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex with staff from the London Havens, and health professionals with experience of the legal system. The Havens are sexual assault referral centres which have developed considerable experience in training clinicians to undertake forensic examinations and aftercare.
The e-learning resource is available now on the e-LfH Hub and will soon also be available on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).
For more information about the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medico-legal-training/.

NHS Leadership Academy – developing better leaders, delivering better care

The NHS Leadership Academy is leading a national drive to embed leadership development in all healthcare professionals’ undergraduate and pre-registration programmes – https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/

NHS70: Spotlight on Primary Care

Please follow the links to a Primary Care video which promotes roles in GP/Primary Care as part of NHS70.  The video is now live on the Spotlight page – https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=32&v=23iUKt30MJI

Primary Care Networks – supporting development

The Royal College of General Practitioners is supporting the changing landscape of primary care and can help with the configuration and development of PCNs, through facilitation and coaching sessions.  The can help practices with:

  • Facilitating network development and resolving conflicts
  • Implementing governance structures
  • Leadership development
  • Coaching and mentoring for clinical directors and practice managers
  • Cultural change – moving from practice-based to network-based delivery of care
  • Workforce assessment and centralisation across a network
  • Utilising a multidisciplinary workforce effective
  • Introducing new practice roles
  • Additional services deployment and usage, eg. appointment management and signposting
  • Using existing resources and improving efficiency
  • Service development
  • Supporting under-performing practices within a network.

For further details, contact – www.rcp.org.uk/pcd or pcd@rcgp.org.uk or 020 3188 7637.

Safeguarding Training

Face to face safeguarding training sessions organised by the CCG – please follow this link for further details – https://www.coastalwestsussexccg.nhs.uk/safeguarding-training

Virtual College

Cost effective online training developed in close partnership with NHS professionals. The Virtual College offers a variety of courses, most of which are  £30 +VAT, but multiple user discounts for 10 or more people are available.  All courses are CPD certified.
E-learning courses include:

  • Conflict resolution for healthcare
  • Equality & diversity in the workplace
  • 6 Sigma productivity
  • Lean healthcare – using productivity principles from industry
  • An introduction to telecare and telehealth

Alliance for Better Care.