Information for Nurses and other non-medical roles
Advanced care practitioner training
Each year Health Education England look to provide fully funded places at local universities on the advanced care practice course.
The course runs over two years, commencing in September and has approximately 40 days attendance at University (depending on which modules you choose). You need to be in practice for a minimum of 15 hrs a week. Additionally, an educational grant fund is available to practices so that they can release the learner to attend the course and undertake any other development opportunities required for the course. This has been approximately £15K.
You will need to apply to the designated university, as well as submit a funding request form to the Training Hub.
Advanced Clinical Practice application process
Assistant Practitioner role
Mostly free to subscribers but there are some free modules for all. For Practice Nurses courses include:
Chaperone and Consent training for non-registered staff
E-learning modules below available on – https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Search
– 01_07 Chaperones and Consent – Sexual Health & HIV (HIV-STI) > HIV-STI 01 – Approach to Patient > 01_07 Chaperones and Consent
– Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity – Care Certificate (CCT) > Care Certificate 2017-2018 > Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity
FAQs available on this link – https://abcltd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/chaperones-faqs.pdf
Clinical Nursing Procedures – Royal Marsden Online Manual
The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures is an online tool to enable nurses to access the latest research relevant to practice quickly and easily from a source they can trust. For many nurses it has become a defining text – http://www.rmmonline.co.uk/
Clinical Pharmacists – Free Training
Please follow these links to information on training for dermatology for practice pharmacists. These are run by a pharmacists-led organisation who have been delivering training for primary care and practice pharmacists for the last 5 years. They have over 70 study days this year. All training is developed by Dr Duncan Jenkins, who is head of medicines management at Dudley CCG, and the clinical team. It is delivered by local or national experts in their field. All the training is free. It is sponsored by the industry and we have a very clear clinical governance policy to ensure that there is no influence on the agenda, speakers or content. The days are specifically tailored to the needs of practice pharmacists to expand their level of competence in each therapeutic area.
Management of Rosacea, Acne and Actinic Keratosis in Primary care 2019
Contraception Training Pathway for Clinicians:
Diabetic Foot Screening:
Diabetic Foot Screening Interactive Assessment now live – A new e-learning tool aims to improve practices in footcare for patients with diabetes.
The Diabetic Foot Screening Interactive Assessment has been designed to be used by health and social care professionals who care for people with diabetes and who already have a knowledge of the procedures and skills involved. A complementary e-learning programme is now available.
Given the variation in diabetes footcare across the country, the assessment tool aims to improve screening practices and increase prompt and appropriate referrals to the diabetes specialist foot services.
The assessment will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and was developed in partnership between Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). The tool is also supported by the South East Clinical Network, the College of Podiatry and The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO). It will be rolled out as part of a National Diabetes Treatment and Care Programme across the Sussex and East Surrey STP and beyond.
For more information about the e-learning assessment and for details of how to access it visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/diabetic-foot-screening-interactive-assessment/
The e-learning assessment is available via the e-LfH Hub and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).
An AICC link is also now available. If you want to link to the assessment then you’ll find the details on the AICC report – https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/home/aiccreport
Education for Health – e-learning
Free e-learning resources are available on different topics including COPD and Asthma – https://www.educationforhealth.org/allresources/free-elearning/
E-Learning for Healthcare
e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies providing high quality content free of charge for those who work within the NHS. You can register to access the e-learning by clicking on the e-LfH website – you will need an NHS email account. Courses include:
- Compassion in Practice
- End of Life Care
- Healthy Child Programme
- Leadership for Clinicians
- Shared Decision Making
- Supporting Self Care
- Workforce Development
End of Life
Please follow this link for the HEE KSS End of Life Directory – June 2019
General Practice Nursing – Induction Template
The aim of the NHSE Induction Template is to provide a consistent and comprehensive system, ensuring that all newly qualified GPNs who are new to primary care receive an effective period of induction that assists supports them to become confident and competent in their new career.
Health Care Support Worker, Level 1 – 4 , Competency, Skills and Qualification Framework
Health Sciences – Continuing Professional Development (for the non-medical workforce):
Green Book – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation-against-infectious-disease-the-green-book
Complete Immunisation schedule – www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation
Uncertain/Incomplete Immunisation schedule – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccination-of-individuals-with-uncertain-or-incomplete-immunisation-status
Immunisation Standards for Registered Practitioners (2018) – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-standards-and-core-curriculum-for-immunisation-training-for-registered-healthcare-practitioners
Immunisation Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (2012) – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immunisation-training-of-healthcare-support-workers-national-minimum-standards-and-core-curriculum
Introduction to General Practice – Training for new nurses
There is an introduction to general practice nursing course at Brighton and Surrey University for all new nurses. It’s funded by Health Education England so free of charge to join. It has been hugely successful, be it newly qualified nurses or from acute into Primary care. The 6 day module runs over a year.
Not only has it helped in attracting and retaining new staff but also assures managers that there is a formalised structure in place to support safe practice.
There is also an accompanying clinical skills programme that covers core clinical skills (2 day immunisation, spirometry, wound care, chronic disease management (diabetes, COPD, asthma)) required by new nurses entering general practice. The course and accompanying clinical skills programme are fully funded.
If you are interested in the course please contact the Training Hub via the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow this link for the Core Skills Training Framework
MRES Clinical Research course:
NHS E-Learning Repository
The National E-Learning Repository has numerous courses and resources on clinical topics as well as management and communication – https://www.elearningrepository.nhs.uk/
Non-Medical Prescribing course for Nurses, Midwives & Allied Health Professionals (not Pharmacists)
For information on Independent Prescribing Courses for pharmacists across London and the South East please visit – https://www.lasepharmacy.hee.nhs.uk/
A fact sheet is available on this link – https://abcltd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NMP-Fact-Sheet-HEE-KSS-2019-2020-v1.pdf
Information for employers can be found here – https://abcltd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/NMP-information-for-Employers-2019-v1-pdf.pdf
Nurse Associates – information for employers and candidates
The role of Nurse Associates in General Practice
The pathway for developing an HCA towards Nurse Associate registration
Information about the Nurse Associate and Assistant Practitioner courses
Nursing Associate NMC Standards
Requirements for starting a Nurse Associate Course at Brighton University
Information for Practices hosting external Trainee Nurse Associate placements
Trainee hours during placement
Osteoporosis – Free online training
RCGP elearning module on Osteoporosis – http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk – which is free for RCGP members
On the same site, there is also a BMJ eLearning module on –
Clinical pointers: Osteoporosis – prevention and management in primary care – which is free to BMA Members.
Palliative Care – courses and resources
HEE KSS End of Life Directory – information about free online courses for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, social care workers and managers, healthcare managers and administrators. Open access free courses and resources can be found in section 3 of the document for topics such as Ageing and disability: transitions into residential care, End of life, Living with death and dying, Care relationships, The boundaries of care, Diversity and difference in communication.
The many faces of dementia (University College London) – 4 weeks / 2 hours per week: course dates 11 July or 3 October 2016 – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/faces-of-dementia
Supporting people living with long-term conditions (King’s College London) – 3 weeks / 2 hours per week course dates: 25 July TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/supporting-long-term-conditions
Ageing well: falls (Newcastle University) – 4 weeks / 2 hours per week course dates: 5 September TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/falls
Palliative care: making it work (Lancaster University) – 3 weeks / 3 hours per week course dates: 17 October & TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/palliative
Compassionate care: getting it right (University of Dundee) – 5 weeks / 3 hours per week course dates: 31 October & TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/compassionate-care
Dementia: understanding and managing challenging behaviour (University of Birmingham) – 3 weeks / 3 hours per week course dates TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dementia
Medicines adherence: supporting patients with their treatment – 2 weeks / 2 hours per week course dates: TBA – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/medicinesadherence
Understanding end of life care (Distance Learning) – Level 2 Principles end of life care – 01472 347408 or email@example.com – http://www.distance-learning-courses.co.uk/distance-learning-course-information.php?id=1445
Paramedic Prescribing Guide:
Pharmacists – Career Planning for Pre-Registration and Foundation Pharmacists
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed an e-learning course to help Pre-registration and Foundation Pharmacists, in the early stages of their careers, make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. This course is the latest in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for health professionals within the e-LfH career planning programme.
The course will provide Pre-Registration and Foundation pharmacists with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust. The course is based around five sessions, with the first being a course introduction and the remaining sessions concentrating on the four-stage SCAN career planning model:
- Self-awareness which includes reflecting on values, work preferences, skills interests, personality and career stressors
- Career exploration which includes consideration and research of career options available, as well as developing effective networks
- Arriving at your decision which focuses on decision making types and methods as well as how to check the robustness of career decisions
- Next Steps which offers advice, information and examples on CV development, job applications and preparing for interviews as well as effective action planning.
For each session, learners have the opportunity to compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research and reflections contained in a downloadable workbook, which can be used to support job applications and interviews.
The programme is available via the e-LfH Hub and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).
For more information about the course visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/career-planning-for-healthcare-professionals/
Physician Associates (PA) – Their role in General Practice
Population Wellbeing Portal
The Portal offers free e-learning resources, training and education in population health, wellbeing and prevention. The Portal provides a central location for free training and education resources relating to the health and wellbeing of the public including links to e-learning, toolkits, videos, webinars and various publications. Whatever your involvement with the public, these resources will support you in expanding your knowledge and skills to enable you to influence the health of the population.
The Population Wellbeing Portal brings together material from multiple sources. This includes resources from HEE, PHE, the Academy for Public Health for London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex, the Faculty of Public Health and many others. It links with All Our Health, PHE’s framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.
For more information about the Portal visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/population-wellbeing-portal/.
Practice Nurses – Useful links:
NHS England Leading Change, Adding Value – https://www.england.nhs.uk/leadingchange/about/
NHS England General Practice Nurse Ten Point Action Plan – https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/general-practice-nursing-ten-point-plan-v17.pdf
Practice Nurse Education and Career Framework – https://www.hee.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Interactive%20version%20of%20the%20framework_1.pdf
Prevention / Early Intervention
The recommendation is the e-Learning for Healthcare ‘Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice’ online course, provided free by Health Education England and NHSE: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/alcohol/
The Alcohol IBA programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.
Further details are available here: http://www.esrsupport.co.uk/
Smoking cessation can currently be accessed via the NCSCT website. The link is below, you will need to create an account and go to the e-learning module. http://elearning.ncsct.co.uk/practitioner_training-registration
Training for NHS Health Check in West Sussex is for GP and Community Pharmacies who either are delivering the programme or wish to deliver the programme. If training is required you would need to e-mail Laura Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the registration waiting list.
Alternatively visit the following sites. https://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/ – go to the training section.
Or for just general information about NHS Health Checks, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/what-is-an-nhs-health-check-new/
For more useful links and resources, view this document.
Being a reflective practitioner benefits people using health and care services by:
- Supporting individual professionals in multi-disciplinary team work.
- Fostering improvements in practice and services.
- Assuring the public that health and care professionals are continuously learning and seeking to improve.
Please follow this link to a statement from our regulatory bodies on the benefits of being a reflective practitioner on both a personal, professional and patient population level.
Return to Practice Nursing
Brighton Uni – https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/find-a-course/cpd-in-health-sciences/undergraduate/modules/return-to-practice-for-nurses.aspx
Honorary Contract example
All screening and Immunisation queries: email@example.com
To contact the Screening and Immunisation team by phone please dial: 011 3824 8986
PCSE/Capita Call/Recall Queries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01772 221 388
General screening information – https://www.surreyi.gov.uk/jsna/screening-and-immunisations/
For smear taker number guidance, please see the following documents – Smear Training guidance for GP’s in Surrey and Sussex
How to get a Smear Taker number guidance
Please remember that all smear takers need to update PHE with evidence every 3 years of their smear training via a certificate of completion of the FREE e-module on e-learning for health on NHS cervical screening programme – https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-screening-programmes/
Information for GPs
Mostly free to subscribers but there are some free modules for all.
For GPs courses include:
- Supporting people with cancer in primary care in association with MacMillan Cancer Support
- Screening for cervical cancer
- Revalidation in primary care
- Child Safeguarding: When to suspect child maltreatment – in association with NICE
Collection of CPD points as a GP
Please follow this link for CPD guidance for GPs –
Please contact your Senior Appraiser if you have any further queries.
Doctors in Training Induction Programme
Health Education England (HEE) have developed and launched a free, national online induction programme for doctors in training. It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competences needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.
The content is available as three ‘patient journey’ scenarios and each come with an assessment to confirm competence acquisition. Completing this content in advance allows Trust induction days to focus on welcome, orientation and key local learning; saving time and enhancing the experience. The competencies gained through this online induction package can be ‘passported’ for up to three years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.
The scenarios included in the programme cover the following topics:
- Scenario one – Blood Transfusion and Consent
- Scenario two – Safe Prescribing and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
- Scenario three – Mental Capacity Act and Death Certification.
Each scenario also covers the learning outcomes for Risk Management and Record Keeping, where relevant within the patient scenarios.
For more information on this programme, that is free for doctors in training to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/doctors-in-training-induction/