Advanced Clinical Practice
East Kent Hospitals University is running an Advanced Clinical Practice session on Thursday 28th November, 9.00-16.00pm at Ashford International Hotel. For further details and to book your place please click here.
External PLT afternoons – September 2019
Please book places on Eventbrite, following the appropriate link. Please use the access code – education1 – to book.
Clinical PLT – Respiratory Conditions
This session is for all clinical staff in practices; GPs, nurses, experienced HCAs, paramedics, PAs, etc. The session has the Faculty of Physician Associates accreditation as Type 1 CPD/ External.
|25 September||CHMS – Ardingly Showground||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/external-plt-chms-clinical-respiratory-conditions-tickets-66184915865|
|26 September||ES – Horley Baptist Church||https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/external-plt-east-surrey-clinical-respiratory-conditions-tickets-66191222729|
|13.00 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 – 14.00||Dr Cetti (Respiratory Consultant from East Surrey Hospital)||Asthma update – which inhaler should I use these days and who should I refer / why?|
|14.00 – 14.30||COPD update – what treatment for whom? Asthma/COPD overlap syndrome.|
|14.30 – 15.00||Tina George (Cancer Lead)||Lung Cancer in Never Smokers – to include talking about the new biologics now on offer with new NICE guidelines.|
|15.00 – 15.30||Break|
|15.30 – 16.00||Respiratory Consultant||I can’t breathe….. how to work out what it is when it isn’t COPD or Asthma.|
|16.00 – 16.15||Pulmonary rehab team||An overview of what they do and why; who to refer to and when.|
|16.15 – 16.30||Community respiratory nurses||An overview of who to refer and case discussions.|
|16.30 – 16.45||Representatives from local Hospices||Palliative symptom control in respiratory conditions and end of life conversations.|
|16.45 – 17.00||Q&A|
There is a choice of 2 centrally organised sessions for non-clinical staff. We encourage practices to spread members of staff across both sessions and then feedback to each other to share the learning.
Both sessions begin with a light lunch at 13.00, with the sessions starting at 13.30, finishing by 16.45.
Resilience & Relationships
(facilitated by the NHS Leadership Academy)
Mental Health Awareness
(facilitated by MIND)
|25 September – CHMS – Clair Hall, Haywards Heath – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/external-plt-chms-non-clinical-resilience-relationships-tickets-66197511539||25 September – CHMS – Crawley Baptist Church – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/external-plt-chms-non-clinical-mental-health-awareness-tickets-66192841571|
26 September – ES – Nutfield Lodge –
26 September – ES – Hookwood Memorial Hall –
This half day session takes participants through practical techniques and exercises to support building their own resilience and also understanding how their behaviours can make a difference to the environment they work in.
Part 1 – Building resilience: This interactive session takes participants through three techniques and provides opportunities to pause and reflect. The document also has signposting to further resources which can be accessed after the session.
Part 2 – Interactions and Relationships – moving from conflict to collaboration: This session focuses on understanding how our behaviours and language can influence our interactions, causing or calming conflict in challenging situations. It will equip individuals to recognise their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and adapt their behaviour accordingly, to enable them to get the best from difficult situations and move towards collaboration and a more positive working environment.
This session will help those working in surgeries understand mental health, and the practical ways that it is possible to protect and support ourselves, and those around us, to reduce the risk of conditions emerging or worsening. It will cover an overview of some key mental health related conditions and also some signposting and referral options.
§ Explain some of the factors that cause mental health issues, and the main features of those conditions.
§ Understand some of the practical ways that it is possible to prevent and manage mental health issues.
§ Identify some signposting opportunities related to mental health and emotional wellbeing.
There will be a chance to hear about different services across the area, what they offer, and how to refer patients.
Clinical Skills Training for new nurses
This training is for those nurses new to practice nursing, looking to develop core skills required in practice.
Training Programmes in neighbouring CCGs
Surrey CCGs have very kindly opened up their training programme for nurses in our area to access. Some of the courses are for HCA’s too. Please use an ESCCG place when booking and use code: education1. If there are no places left for ES then please email email@example.com and she will see if she can free up some more places.
The Learning Together Training Hub (Brighton & Hove and High Weald, Lewes & Havens) have also kindly opened up their training programme for nurses in our area to access. Please use code: LTTH when booking.
General Practice Improvement Leads Programme – starting Sept 2019
Having clinicians and managers with quality improvement skills is key to successful change. Free places are provided on the General Practice Improvement Leads programme from our Time for Care team.
The General Practice Improvement Leads programme is designed for those working in general practice, including GPs, practice managers, nurses, reception managers and senior administrators. It is a successful personal development programme with small cohorts of up to 35 people, to build confidence and skills for leading service redesign in your practice or federation.
The programme incorporates interactive training workshops, personal reading and reflection, and action learning as participants lead a change project in their own workplace. Participants gain new perspectives, skills and confidence in using improvement science in general practice, and leading colleagues and teams through change. The approach has been successful with general practice clinicians and managers of widely varying experience, from those new in post to very experienced staff.
Learning Disability Training
Please see link below ‘Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts’ learning disability enhanced service training dates for this year.
Full training applies to those who have not had training around the learning disability enhanced service previously and the update is for those who require just a refresher, which is recommended yearly.
GMS contract requirements state that there must be a minimum of;
- one practice manager or admin, one nurse and one GP to attend the enhanced service training for the practice to be able to claim for their annual health checks.
You are welcome to attend training in a different area, if you find those dates more suitable and you will find contacts next to the dates to book onto the training.
Protected Learning Time (PLT) – 2019-20 dates
Please find below the dates for PLT for the next financial year across the North Alliance. All events will run in the afternoon, as previously. Further details will be circulated for each one in due course, but for now, please hold the dates in diaries:
Internal PLT sessions – to be organised within practices:
14 May 2019 – Internal PLT – CHMS
15 May 2019 – Internal PLT – ES
26 Nov 2019 – Internal PLT – ES
27 Nov 2019 – Internal PLT – CHMS
External PLT sessions – to be organised centrally:
25 Sept 2019 – External PLT – CHMS
26 Sept 2019 – External PLT – ES
12 March 2020 – External PLT – CHMS
17 March 2020 – External PLT – ES
Advanced communication skills support for practice nurses
This interactive, one-day course aims to help practice nurses feel more confident in responding to various communication challenges. Attendees can choose to attend one of the many dates available between 24 June and 11 December 2019 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-communication-skills-for-practice-nurses-and-hcas-tickets-61288254820
Motivational Interviewing – fully funded study days available
Courses with Study Days in London
Education for Health has a wide range of courses starting soon with study days at our venue in central London. Please follow this link to find out more – https://mailchi.mp/educationforhealth/london-feb2019?e=8bf841ecf5
Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training
For: Midwives, Health Visitors, Mental health nurses, junior doctors (GPVTS, Foundation, Psychiatric and Obstetric Trainees), GPs, and Obstetricians.
– Immersive simulation training on the identification and management of common perinatal mental health problems using actors and ‘real-life’ settings
– Limited places for each specialism to allow a ‘hands-on’ team working experience
– One day training workshops co-facilitated by a consultant perinatal psychiatrist from the Sussex and East Surrey Specialist Perinatal mental Health Service and a perinatal mental health service user trained in simulation facilitation.
Events being held in Surrey and Sussex. Follow this link to find out more – https://abcltd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Perinatal-Poster-Simulation-2.0-FINAL.pdf
RCNi Study Days 2019: Chronic Disease Management
Structured around practical learning objectives, these days will enable you to tick off those important revalidation requirements whilst exploring the latest nurse-led approaches to managing some of the most commonly encountered chronic conditions in primary care.
- 13 May 2019 – London
- 19 June 2019 – Birmingham
Who should attend?
The RCNi Study Days are open to all nurses working or interested in primary care. They are repeat events, following on from the very popular Study Days that took place in 2018, and will be the final 2 dates in the Chronic Disease Management calendar, so make sure you don’t miss out!
More than 80 nurses are expected at each event.
Please follow this link to find out more and to book your place:
Burns Management Study Days
This is a free service and open to any healthcare professional or allied professional who may require further training on burns. It is being run at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, with only 50 slots for each event.
Please follow this link to Eventbrite to book your place:
Safeguarding Level 3
Coastal & West Sussex CCG organise level 3 sessions for clinical staff in primary care and the CCG. GPs and nurses are required to undertake level 3 training as a minimum.
Staff across the North Alliance are welcome to book on to these courses, but it is important to note that the training delivered has a West Sussex focus and refers to the Pan Sussex policies and procedures. Therefore, if you are based in an East Surrey practice, the contacts, policies and procedures may be different.
Please follow this link to the training booking page:
E-Learning for Healthcare Immunisation Training Programme
Please find the link here, which will redirect you to the e-learning for healthcare website for the Healthcare Immunisation Training Programme.
Study opportunities for non-medical applied health professionals
Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury
CHSS are pleased to announce that they are still accepting applications to the Integrated Clinical Academic internship programme.
Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex and National Institute for Health Research have awarded CHSS funding to enable up to eleven successful interns to receive a bespoke learning and development programme. This fully-funded programme supports backfill cost, tuition fees and reasonable expenses. Available to Non-Medical Applied Health Professionals, the ICAP is intended to prepare applicants to apply for an NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship, and in the long-term apply for Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships, Clinical Lectureships, or Senior Clinical Lectureships.
FREE Distant learning courses funded via the EU
Please find links below to FREE distant learning courses funded by the European Union, and hosted by the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
Please click on the training you wish to attend to book your space