*News and Updates*

Welcome to the HNY Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub’s news page and Information Collation. Find the latest communications, news and updates below. We’ll keep this page updated with any information we receive to share with practices and primary care colleagues.

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*You can also find the latest weekly Workforce Information Round-up for Humber and North Yorkshire in their Newsletter here*

April/May

BiteSize CPD Webinars, free for Nurses, NAs and AHPs - Book Now - Limited places remaining, and new topics added

CPD funded training is still available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) including remaining spaces on upcoming CPD webinars.

Details on upcoming sessions and booking links can be found here: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Upcoming dates still open for bookings include:

  • Wed 23/05/2024 12.30-14.30: Management of Lipids and Cardiac Risk in Primary Care
  • Thurs 30/05/2024 12.30-14.30: Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Wed 05/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Contraception Update
  • Tue 11/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Frailty Management
  • Thurs 20/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Mental Health Pt1 – Anxiety & Depression
  • Thurs 27/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Mental Health Pt2 – Personality Disorders & Psychosis
  • Thurs 04/07/2024 12.30-14.30: Headache and Migraine Management in Primary Care
  • Thurs 18/07/2024 12.30-14.30: Fit Notes (MED3s)

Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

The webinars are freely available to all Humber and North Yorkshire general practice staff eligible for the CPD funding (as stipulated by NHSE: nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals – for full details on eligibility see FAQs here: CPD Funded Training)

For information on all other CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire Nurses, NAs and AHPs - Still Available

CPD Funded offers are still available to access for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals).

Please see document with full details of available funded training, and FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training.

If you have eligible staff wishing to access something not in the offer, please get in touch and we may be able to help sourcing this or accessing funding.

Included offers:

BiteSize CPD webinars:

  • For details and bookings visit: BiteSize CPD Webinars
  • Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

Rotherham Respiratory courses

Haxby Group Training courses

NB Plus subscription

  • Thank you to everyone who subscribed – you should now have received your login details 
  • 14 hot topics, online CPD modules and more, unlimited access once subscribed
  • If you missed the deadline but wish to access this, please get in touch as there are a limited number of extra places now available

For full information on CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Invitation to attend the CATALYST GP Fellowship Celebration Day

Invitation to attend the CATALYST Celebration Day

  • Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby
  • Wednesday 17th July, 2024
  • Registration from:  09:15 / Event: 09:45 – 15:00

 

CATALYST: creating a new General Practice

Our region is leading national efforts to revitalise general practice. The CATALYST programme is a core part of this local workforce development. Join us to hear how CATALYST is working to revitalise professional practice and support our regional efforts to reclaim General Practice.

Join our interactive day to hear how we’re making a difference and how you can benefit from and be part of ongoing plans. We know you are busy so we’ve arranged things so you can join us remotely and flexibly – for the parts of the day that are most important for you.

You’ll hear direct from our CATALYST GPs who will describe how they are developing and driving improvements in local care; and what they’ve learned about how we can work together to retain our workforce. The CATALYST team will update you on the new programme which we are launching in September. We’ve updated the course in response to the feedback you shared with the ICB evaluation.

We’ll also be celebrating the achievements of our Consultant GPs as they complete  Year 1 of the CATALYST Programme.

There’s an option to join us in person for some or all of the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to our event.   To book your place you can register at this link Catalyst Celebration Day  There, you can let us know if you’re planning on coming in person or joining on line. And then we can send you details about how and when to join us.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Best wishes

Professor Joanne Reeve and The CATALYST Team       

Email:   CatalystProject@hyms.ac.uk

Academy of Primary Care

Hull York Medical School

University of Hull,

Hull, HU6 7RX,  UK

www.hyms.ac.uk

NMC Nursing Associates (NA) in Training – Recommended Title Change: From Trainee NA (TNA) to Student NA (SNA)

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Re: NMC Nursing Associates (NA) in Training – Recommended Title

We are writing to inform you that following conversations with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), it has been reiterated the importance of recognising the recommended title for a learner on an NMC approved programme leading to registration as a nursing associate.

Since the nursing associate role was first launched in 2017 using the legacy Health Education England curriculum the adopted title at that time was “Trainee Nursing Associate” (TNA).  We also know that some organisations adopted the title “Apprenticeship Nursing Associate” (ANA), because of the apprenticeship route of the training programme.

In 2019 the NMC approved all regulatory elements of the nursing associate education and training, moving the curriculum from HEE to the NMC’s Standards for nursing associates which refers to students throughout.  Below are the listed reasons why the NMC have recommended that we use the “Student Nursing Associate” (SNA) for any nursing associate education programme, going forward:

  • At the NMC we use the term ‘student nursing associate’ / ‘nursing associate students. The reason for this is to ensure that the public are in no doubt about who is who when receiving care from someone. When they receive care by a student nursing associate or that the student nursing associate has participated in their care, they know that this person is a student nursing associate on an NMC-approved programme that leads to registration as a nursing associate. This is important for public protection.
  • Student nursing associates are supervised under the NMC’s Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment  (SSSA). This refers to nursing associate students throughout and specifically in section 6.6. The word ‘trainee’ is not mentioned.
  • Nursing associate students are educated, as opposed to trained, and there is an expectation of underpinning knowledge and being an accountable professional.
  • Whatever programme a student nursing associate is on it leads to the same qualification – Nursing Associate is a protected title. If a student nursing associate is on an apprentice route this is indicated in the programme title – this should satisfy the need for them to be identified as an apprentice.
  • Non apprentice and apprentice students are working towards the same qualification and assessed under the same standards – they should have the same title.
  • Many, but not all embarking on NA programmes is doing so from their place of work and it is beneficial for their colleagues and their patients/service users if it was very clear when they were ‘learning’ and not just ‘practising’.

We fully appreciate the implication this will have within the various organisations including NHS Trusts, Primary Care, Social Care, Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and other Private, Independent, Third-Party Organisations (PITOs).  We are also working closely with other NHS England regional leads to ensure that this update is communicated effectively.

While reinforcing this is the preferred term, we also understand the costs which could be incurred from making the changes to the relevant literature and information including the various media platforms, websites, and other official documents.  We are not asking anyone to do anything that wastes their time or money, but to keep it in mind for next time when materials are being updated. However, the language we use when speaking to each other has no cost and it is a worthy reminder of all the reasons we have discussed for clearly identifying a student nursing associate .

We kindly ask that you work with your organisation to ensure that this information is shared with the relevant staff groups or teams.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at england.tnaenquiries.london@nhs.net or visit the NMC website: https://www.nmc.org.uk/about-us/our-role/who-we-regulate/nursing-associates/

Supervision courses for primary care in Yorkshire and Humber - 13th June - Book Now

Shared on behalf of NHSE WTE Primary Care Directorate (YH)-Faculty for Wider Workforce 

The Faculty for Wider Workforce have developed new multi-professional supervision skill packages. For the first sessions they are looking for AHPs who would like to develop their role in either Clinical Supervision (not core supervision) or Educational Supervision.

 

The courses will be held on Thursday 13th June and will run for 2-3 hours timings to be confirmed

  • Introduction to Clinical Supervision: @ Blenheim House Leeds, Room 2 (13 places)
  • Introduction to Educational Supervision:  @ Don Valley House, Ladybower suite (14 places)

 

Introduction to Clinical Supervision (for those required to supervise learners e.g, can you have the student PA, Nurse, pharmacist NMP sit in on your clinic today. Essentially provide the skills for the practitioner to provide a valuable learning experience for the learner) @ Blenheim House Leeds, Room 2 (13 places)

 

Introduction to Educational Supervision (Acting as named supervisor and required to have an understanding of supervisor responsibility/Work Based Assessment/learning agreement and feedback skills) @ Don Valley House, Ladybower suite (14 places)

 

Please email: j.leckenby@nhs.net to book a place.

Be a Career Ambassador: Help promote rewarding careers in health and care

Shared on behalf of HNY ICB

Health and Social Care Ambassador Programme for Humber and North Yorkshire

We are currently facing unprecedented workforce challenges across the health and social care sector; and we need your help to spread the word about the incredible opportunities it holds to inspire the future workforce.

Our partners are working together to promote health and social care as the career path of choice. To maximise the reach and impact of employer engagement, the HNY Ambassador Programme has been developed.

Why be part of this scheme?

For Employers: Those who work with schools and colleges, you’re not just investing in your community and staff – you’re shaping the future of health and care! Together, we can raise awareness about the diverse range of careers available in health and social care, paving new pathways for recruitment.

The ambassador programme isn’t just about giving back – it’s about securing your future workforce. Gain direct access to potential talent and ensure they have the skills and qualifications needed to fill the gaps in our local workforce.

For Employees: Being an ambassador means you can directly impact young people’s lives. It’s not just personally fulfilling; it’s a chance to develop valuable workplace skills like planning and communication while inspiring the next generation of healthcare heroes.

 

What do ambassadors do? 

  • Complete at least one voluntary activity each year – though many do much more!
  • Help to deliver activities, from career talks to practical workshops
  • Visit or host primary and secondary schools, colleges, and youth and community organisations
  • Help find the right people to work in health and care.

We are now receiving requests in on a weekly basis for ambassadors to promote health and social care careers and we need more people from our sector to sign up to the programme to be able to fulfil the requests.

Full details on the scheme can be found here, or by emailing hnyicb.ambassadors@nhs.net.

Pharmacy Education Update - May 2024

Shared on behalf of NHSE School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation North East and Yorkshire

In this month’s briefing from the School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation team, we focus on clinical upskilling. You will find helpful information about supporting workforce, training, and education, for all pharmacy sectors.    

Section Information/ News items in this briefing: Of particular interest for:
1. Focus on practice – clinical upskilling ALL training sites
2. Skills and resources for supervisors – preparing your educators; mentoring and educational supervision ALL
3. Leadership Academy ALL
4. GPhC Consultation on the quality assurance of pharmacy education and training ALL
5. Useful Links ALL

Undergraduate Pharmacy Student Placements - Open for Expressions of Interest

The Yorkshire & Humber Primary Care Workforce and Training Hubs are working with University of Bradford and Huddersfield Pharmacy Schools to support the expansion of undergraduate pharmacy student placements. We would like to know if you are interested in supporting pharmacy students for regular placements that are 1-2 weeks in duration. Placements are funded via the NHSE Clinical Tariff and multiple students can be placed at the same time.

Find more information here

If you would like to express interest or find out more, please email training@haxbygroup.co.uk

GP Forum CPD study day - Thursday 20th June "Diabetes in General Practice", Grimsby

Shared on behalf of GP Forum

There are still places left on the next GP Forum CPD study day in Grimsby, Thursday 20th June on the topic of “Diabetes in General Practice”.

There is no charge to attend these meetings and a 3hour CPD certificate will be available to collect on the day.

Could you please pass this onto other staff in your practice who might be interested in attending the courses.

See details here
To book a place please email info@gpforum.com

Diagnostic Workforce Programme: 2024 EOI Portal Open

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The portal for the 2024 Diagnostic Workforce Programme (defined as Grad Dip in Respiratory and Post Grad Cert in Sleep Medicine)  is now open for expressions of interest for starters in 2024. Please find attached letter that provides programme details, requirements, timelines, and contacts.

The portal for the Graduate Diploma in Respiratory Science is https://app.onlinesurveys.jisc.ac.uk/s/healtheducationyh/diagnostic-workforce-programme-graduate-diploma-respiratory-sci

The portal for the Post Graduate Certificate in Sleep Medicine is https://app.onlinesurveys.jisc.ac.uk/s/healtheducationyh/diagnostic-workforce-programme-postgraduate-certificate-sleep-1

Please note, the deadline for expressions of interest is 3PM Monday 3rd June.

Find more details here

Advanced Practitioner ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) Funded Sessions

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Find more details on upcoming sessions and how to book here:

New Work Experience Management System - Available Funded in HNY

See more details and how to get involved here:

 

GPMplus Mentoring Services - for GPs, nurses, other primary care clinicians and non clinical leaders

Shared on behalf of GPMplus

GPMplus mentoring services are available to any GPs, Practice Nurses, other primary care clinicians and non clinical leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire, currently fully funded by HNY ICS for 8 hours per mentee. More information is available here

Also see flyers for more details:

 

 

GPMplus Wellbeing Courses - Funded for practice staff and teams

Shared on behalf of GPMplus

Funded wellbeing courses are available for practice staff and teams, more information and booking is available here

Details can also be found here:

Humber and North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

Please click here for the latest Humber and North Yorkshire workforce bulletin.

Latest

Reminder - Expressions of Interest - New-to-Practice Nursing VTS Programme - Deadline 31/03/24

We’re delighted to be planning a fourth cohort of the New-to-Practice Nursing VTS Programme to start in 2024.

You may be aware that NHSE have recently announced changes to the national fellowship funding, which funds this programme in our region. The deadline for accessing this current funding is 31st March, and so in order to secure places on this programme we need to confirm expected numbers by this deadline.

Please find information flyer for details about the programme.

If you think your practice/PCN are going to want places on this year’s cohort, please express interest here before 31st March, to secure funding:

https://forms.office.com/r/VRif6zr5Ae

Please include individuals you have already recruited, and any you plan to recruit in time to join the cohort starting in September.

Many thanks for your help in informing numbers prior to the tight deadline.

If you are planning to recruit a new-to-practice nurse and would like us to link your advert on the VTS webpage, to direct interested new nurses too, please also feel free to send us the link/details.

Please get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk if you have any queries.

Reminder - Expressions of Interest - GP Fellowship, Newly Qualified GP CATALYST Programme - Deadline 31/03/24

Please share with all your recently qualified or soon-to-qualify GP colleagues.

You may be aware that NHSE have recently announced upcoming changes to the national fellowship funding, which funds the GP CATALYST programme for newly qualified GPs in our region.

Any GPs in their first year of qualifying, and who will CCT before 31st March 2024 are still eligible to access this. Funding will also continue as per current arrangements for any fellows already enrolled and on the 2-year programme.

For any new GPs not already registered, the deadline for accessing this current funding is 31st March, to secure funding expressions of interest must be submitted by this deadline. The new cohort will likely start in September, and further information will be shared in due course.

Please express interest here before 31st March, to secure funding if you CCT before 31st March:

https://forms.office.com/r/eybUhQBQS0

If you CCT after 31st March and would like to be kept up to date regarding the new funding offer, you can also register your interest on the same link above and we will keep you informed with any updates.

Many thanks for your help in informing numbers prior to the tight deadline!

 

CATALYST – Programme Information

Catalyst is the HNY variation of the NHSE national GP fellowship offer. A 2-year programme delivered by Hull York Medical School at the University of Hull is available to all GPs within 12 months of qualifying. The programme provides a weekly educational session and will help build the experience, skills and confidence that will support future careers in primary care medicine. A bursary is available to support release for 1 session per week. Educational sessions are currently on Wednesdays, one full day every two weeks (averaging 1 session per week).

Visit the Catalyst website here
View the Catalyst handbook here

 

Please get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk or CatalystProject@hyms.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire Nurses, NAs and AHPs - Still Available

CPD Funded offers are still available to access for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals).

Please see document with full details of available funded training, and FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training.

Included offers:

BiteSize CPD webinars:

  • For details and bookings visit: BiteSize CPD Webinars
  • Upcoming sessions include:
    – Wed 10/04/2024 12.30-14.30: Pain management and pain pharmacology
    – Tue 16/04/2024 12.30-14.30: Frailty management
    – Tue 23/04/2024 12.30-14.30: Headache and migraine management in primary care
    – Wed 01/05/2024 12.30-14.30: Eating disorders assessment in primary care
    – Thurs 30/05/2024 12.30-14.30: Hypertension and atrial fibrillation
    – Wed 05/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Contraception update
    – Thurs 20/06/2024 12.30-14.30: Mental health assessment and management
  • Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

Rotherham Respiratory courses

Haxby Group Training courses

NB Plus subscription

  • Thank you to everyone who subscribed – you should now have received your login details 
  • 14 hot topics, online CPD modules and more, unlimited access once subscribed

For full information on CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Undergraduate Pharmacy Student Placements - Open for Expressions of Interest

The Yorkshire & Humber Primary Care Workforce and Training Hubs are working with University of Bradford and Huddersfield Pharmacy Schools to support the expansion of undergraduate pharmacy student placements. We would like to know if you are interested in supporting pharmacy students for regular placements that are 1-2 weeks in duration. Placements are funded via the NHSE Clinical Tariff and multiple students can be placed at the same time.

Find more information here

If you would like to express interest or find out more, please email training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Reminder - Funding for Trainee ACPs - Application Process 24/25 - Deadline 29/03/24

Shared on behalf of NHSE North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

 

Just a handy reminder about the application process for organisations within North East & Yorkshire to apply for NHSE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nhse-acp-application-north-east-yorkshire-faculty-for-2

 

Further details can be found in the  North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice Handbook 24-25.pdf. Please note this includes details of the training grant offer for 24/25.

 

Key points to note:

  • The  North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from NHSE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 29 March 2024.
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and/or job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net.
  • We aim to notify your organisation of the outcome within 4 weeks of submitting your full application.
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

 

If you would like any support around planning your application please also feel free to contact the HNY Training Hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Reminder - Physician Associates 2023/24 Preceptorship funding still open for applications - Deadline 27/03/24

Quick reminder for any practices who have recently employed or are employing new PAs in 2023/24:

The Faculty of Advanced Practice announced a new electronic application process for preceptorships for physician associates in primary care in North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) for 2023 -2024.

Please find NEY Physician Associate Primary Care Preceptorship Guidance Document 2023-24 to support applications. Please note these are for applications from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and invoices must be raised before 31st March 2024, any invoices received after this date will not be accepted for applications in 23/24 – please see guidance document for invoicing processes for NENC and Y&H.

Electronic application form:

For Y&H – https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/yorkshire-humber-physician-associates-preceptorship-application

  • Please send supplemental information to maps.ney@hee.nhs.uk
  • For any further information regarding applications, please contact the email address above

Please also contact your local training hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk for local guidance or support

Reminder - Funded support/development for qualified ACPs and PAs - Advanced Practice Forward - Register Now

The HNY Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub are delighted to announce availability of a new support scheme open to all qualified ACPs and PAs beyond preceptorship. Full details and registration link can be found in the flyer here.

Advanced Practice Forward aims to offer ongoing support for ACPs and PAs further into their career, beyond the trainee and preceptorship period. The offer includes:

  • Monthly teaching sessions on clinical hot topics
  • Annual 1-1 mentoring session
  • Virtual peer-group community of practice

Please share with all of your ACP and PA colleagues who may be interested.

Also, just a quick reminder, funding and support for Trainee ACPs and new PA preceptorships is also still available, and the application windows are still open. You can find information and application details in the links below:

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Training Event: Physical Activity for the Management and Prevention of Long-term Conditions - 27/03/2024

Shared on behalf of Dr Varun Anand, GP, Diplomate of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM), Physical Activity Clinical Champion for Yorkshire and Humber

Please find details here:

GP Forum Study Days

Shared on behalf of GP Forum

Please see flyer for more information on the next local GP Forum CPD study days – Hull Wednesday 8th May on the topic of “Sexual Health” and Grimsby Thursday 20th June on the topic of “Diabetes in General Practice”.

There is no charge to attend this meeting and a 3hour CPD certificate will be available to collect on the day.

To book a place please email info@gpforum.com

To book a place or for queries please email info@gpforum.com

Royal Collage of Nursing Webinars - 'Time for You'

Shared on behalf of the RCN

‘Time for You’ is a series of monthly hour-long webinars designed for those working within the Independent Health and Social Care (IHSC) sectors, to provide you with a dedicated time for uninterrupted updates, discussions, and networking opportunities with likeminded professionals working within the Northern and Yorkshire & Humber regions.

Please see link for details: Time for you: Prioritising yourself – a nudge to health and wellbeing in health care | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)

Conference Exploring Migrant Nurses Experiences of Academic and Practice Education - 25/04/2024

Shared on behalf of the University of Hull

Please click here for details

Registration now open: FranklinCovey Webinar Series

Shared on behalf of NHSE

The North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy are excited to announce a series of FranklinCovey webinars running from March to May 2024.

Franklin Covey helps organisations to achieve results that require lasting changes in human behaviour. The topics in this webinar series focus on some of the biggest leadership challenges facing senior and executive leaders. The content of each webinar is based on timeless principles of human effectiveness and is designed to help people change both their mindset and their behaviour.

The webinar series is designed to be flexible – attend one or attend all, dependent on the specific individual and organisational challenges you currently face.

Please find programme here

To note, each workshop in this webinar series has its own registration link and registration closing date, these can be found in the programme.  Once registered, participants should hold the dates and times of their requested masterclass in their diary as diary invites and joining instructions will only be sent the day after registration closes.

Website: nelacademy.nhs.uk

GP Spring School 2024 - GP Training for Non-trainers 16/05/2024

Shared on behalf of GP School, FAO all staff who supervise GP Trainees

GP Training for Non-trainers.

Thursday 16th May 2024 09.30-16.30 Double Tree Hotel Leeds

As part of Y&H GP School education programme for GP trainers we are running a workshop for non-trainers who are involved in supervising GP Trainees.

Please share this information with staff at your practice who might be interested in this workshop.

Places on are booked via Maxcourse

If you do not currently have a Maxcourse account, please contact: england.gptel.yh@nhs.net

 

With kind regards,

The GP School Education Support Team

NEW: Visual Guide for Optimising Asthma reviews

Shared on behalf of Dr Aarti Bansal – Clinical Net Zero Lead, Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

NEW: Visual Guide for Optimising Asthma reviews

Check out this one-page visual guide designed to support healthcare professionals during asthma reviews for adults and children over 12yrs. Simple questions help to guide a focus on ensuring patients understand their condition and get the right medicine (preventer) to get the right place (airways). It has been widely endorsed by respiratory organisations and has hyperlinks to various resources. It is part of the High quality and low carbon asthma care quality improvement toolkit with step-by-step resources to help practices improve asthma care. www.greenerpractice.co.uk/asthma-toolkit

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer's Pharmacy Leaders Development Programme

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Pharmacy Leaders Development Programme – open for applications

Cohort 6 of the above programme is now open for applications and closes on 15th April.

Do you have someone in your team or one of your contacts who would benefit from the programme?

CPPE are running an information webinar with NHSE on Tuesday 26th March 1.15 – 2pm where those interested in joining the programme can learn more about what’s involved and about the application process. We will be joined by several alumni who will share their experiences, good and bad, of applying to and completing the programme. Please signpost people to the NHS online registration:

CPhO Pharmacy Leaders Development Programme webinar | NHS England Events [events.england.nhs.uk]

More information about the programme is available at https://www.cppe.ac.uk/skills/pharmacy-leaders

Humber and North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

Shared on behalf of HNY ICB

Please click here for the most recent Humber and North Yorkshire workforce bulletin.

March

Expressions of Interest - New-to-Practice Nursing VTS Programme - Deadline 31/03/24

We’re delighted to be planning a fourth cohort of the New-to-Practice Nursing VTS Programme to start in 2024.

You may be aware that NHSE have recently announced changes to the national fellowship funding, which funds this programme in our region. The deadline for accessing this current funding is 31st March, and so in order to secure places on this programme we need to confirm expected numbers by this deadline.

Please find information flyer for details about the programme.

If you think your practice/PCN are going to want places on this year’s cohort, please express interest here before 31st March, to secure funding:

https://forms.office.com/r/VRif6zr5Ae

Please include individuals you have already recruited, and any you plan to recruit in time to join the cohort, likely to start in September.

Many thanks for your help in informing numbers prior to the tight deadline.

If you are planning to recruit a new-to-practice nurse and would like us to link your advert on the VTS webpage, to direct interested new nurses too, please also feel free to send us the link/details.

Please get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk if you have any queries.

Expressions of Interest - GP Fellowship, Newly Qualified GP CATALYST Programme - Deadline 31/03/24

Please share with all your recently qualified or soon-to-qualify GP colleagues.

You may be aware that NHSE have recently announced upcoming changes to the national fellowship funding, which funds the GP CATALYST programme for newly qualified GPs in our region.

Any GPs in their first year of qualifying, and who will CCT before 31st March 2024 are still eligible to access this. Funding will also continue as per current arrangements for any fellows already enrolled and on the 2-year programme.

For any new GPs not already registered, the deadline for accessing this current funding is 31st March, to secure funding expressions of interest must be submitted by this deadline. The new cohort will likely start in September, and further information will be shared in due course.

Please express interest here before 31st March, to secure funding if you CCT before 31st March:

https://forms.office.com/r/eybUhQBQS0

If you CCT after 31st March and would like to be kept up to date regarding the new funding offer, you can also register your interest on the same link above and we will keep you informed with any updates.

Many thanks for your help in informing numbers prior to the tight deadline!

 

CATALYST – Programme Information

Catalyst is the HNY variation of the NHSE national GP fellowship offer. A 2-year programme delivered by Hull York Medical School at the University of Hull is available to all GPs within 12 months of qualifying. The programme provides a weekly educational session and will help build the experience, skills and confidence that will support future careers in primary care medicine. A bursary is available to support release for 1 session per week. Educational sessions are currently on Wednesdays, one full day every two weeks (averaging 1 session per week).

Visit the Catalyst website here
View the Catalyst handbook here

 

Please get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk or CatalystProject@hyms.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Funded support/development for qualified ACPs and PAs - Advanced Practice Forward - Register Now

The HNY Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub are delighted to announce availability of a new support scheme open to all qualified ACPs and PAs beyond preceptorship. Full details and registration link can be found in the flyer here.

Advanced Practice Forward aims to offer ongoing support for ACPs and PAs further into their career, beyond the trainee and preceptorship period. The offer includes:

  • Monthly teaching sessions on clinical hot topics
  • Annual 1-1 mentoring session
  • Virtual peer-group community of practice

Please share with all of your ACP and PA colleagues who may be interested.

Also, just a quick reminder, funding and support for Trainee ACPs and new PA preceptorships is also still available, and the application windows are still open. You can find information and application details in the links below:

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

ACP Governance Maturity Matrix Workshop - Hull 26/03/24

A practical workshop on the completion of the ACP Governance Maturity Matrix will be taking place on Tuesday 26th March 2024 at University of Hull from 09.30–12.00, all practices welcome.

For further details and booking link please click here – free to attend.

This is identical to the workshop previously held on 8th February in York.

Please get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

BiteSize CPD Webinars, free for Nurses, NAs and AHPs - New dates and topics available

CPD funded training is still available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) including remaining spaces on upcoming CPD webinars – with new dates and topics now available.

Details on upcoming sessions and booking links can be found here: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

The webinars are freely available to all Humber and North Yorkshire general practice staff eligible for the CPD funding (as stipulated by NHSE: nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals – for full details on eligibility see FAQs here: CPD Funded Training)

For information on all other CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Reminder - Funding for Trainee ACPs - Application Process 24/25 - Deadline 29/03/24

Shared on behalf of NHSE North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

 

Just a handy reminder about the application process for organisations within North East & Yorkshire to apply for NHSE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nhse-acp-application-north-east-yorkshire-faculty-for-2

 

Further details can be found in the  North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice Handbook 24-25.pdf. Please note this includes details of the training grant offer for 24/25.

 

Key points to note:

  • The  North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from NHSE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 29 March 2024.
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and/or job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net.
  • We aim to notify your organisation of the outcome within 4 weeks of submitting your full application.
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

 

If you would like any support around planning your application please also feel free to contact the HNY Training Hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Reminder - Physician Associates 2023/24 Preceptorship funding still open for applications - Deadline 27/03/24

Quick reminder for any practices who have recently employed or are employing new PAs in 2023/24:

The Faculty of Advanced Practice announced a new electronic application process for preceptorships for physician associates in primary care in North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) for 2023 -2024.

Please find NEY Physician Associate Primary Care Preceptorship Guidance Document 2023-24 to support applications. Please note these are for applications from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and invoices must be raised before 31st March 2024, any invoices received after this date will not be accepted for applications in 23/24 – please see guidance document for invoicing processes for NENC and Y&H.

Electronic application form:

For Y&H – https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/yorkshire-humber-physician-associates-preceptorship-application

  • Please send supplemental information to maps.ney@hee.nhs.uk
  • For any further information regarding applications, please contact the email address above

Please also contact your local training hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk for local guidance or support

Brief Survey for Qualified and Trainee ACPs

Shared on behalf of Sarah Fisher, Professional ACP Lead, NHSE

I am writing to ask for your support and contribution to the below surveys. I am doing a study which is looking at the experiences of primary care trainee and qualified ACPs training and in particular post qualification. I am doing this in collaboration with the London region as we will be comparing differences between the North and South of the country. We are hoping that this could inform future support and transition for trainee to qualified ACP status. The survey will only take a few minutes, I would be grateful if you could complete only the survey that is relevant to your current position.

If you are not either a trainee or qualified ACP or you know a colleague who hasn’t received this, I would be most grateful if you could share this across your primary care networks within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Qualified ACP – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6hpRKZm9bn2lwOp1xUCO6gAZpZF5DjtNZbFbXicAkXdxcLA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Trainee ACP –https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMMohx7F4pohaZZe9BivWuMgkjwJwJqn3YA64VIw6ej5tfcg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Marie Curie Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool Intervention ECHO Network - 21/03/24

Shared on behalf of Marie Curie

We are pleased to invite you to join our ECHO network for health & social care practitioners.

Dive into CSNAT-I (Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool Intervention): a powerful tool supporting carers with a person-centred approach. Shape our learning journey, sign up now!

Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool Intervention ECHO Network (mariecurie.org.uk)

21st February 2024 – 2.00pm via MS Teams

All participants will receive a record of attendance at the end of a network detailing the sessions they attended which can be used as evidence of their own career progression and development.

If you would like to hear more about ECHO or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get back in touch with us: echo@mariecurie.org.uk

GP Forum Study Day - Women's Health - Grimsby 21/03/24

Shared on behalf of GP Forum

Please see flyer for more information. There is no charge to attend this meeting and a 3 hour CPD certificate will be available to collect on the day.

To book a place or for queries please email info@gpforum.com

York St John Postgraduate Open Day - Saturday 16/03/24

Shared on behalf of York St John University

York St John have a Postgraduate Open Day on campus on Saturday 16th March 2024 1.00am to 2.00pm.

Please feel free to cascade this information to anyone who may be interested:Postgraduate events | York St John University (yorksj.ac.uk)

Pharmacy Education Update Briefing - March Edition

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Find the briefing here

In this month’s briefing from the School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation team, you will find information about upcoming important news around workforce, training, and education, for all pharmacy sectors.                                     

Visa Sponsorship Licence Renewals

Shared on behalf of NHSE

The Home Office has announced that from 6 April 2024, employers that already hold a sponsorship licence will no longer be required to apply for a licence renewal after four years.

There is no action needed for employers. If a practice has a sponsorship licence that is due to expire on or after this date, the Home Office will automatically extend the expiry date on the licence by 10 years.

This will help reduce visa sponsorship related admin and costs for practices.

Survey - TEWV Mental Health CPD for Primary Care

Shared on behalf of Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys Trust (TEWV)
TEWV is keen to develop a programme of Mental Health CPD for GPs, and would like to invite GPs within their catchment (North Yorkshire, York and Selby, County Durham, Darlington and Teesside) to complete the below survey, to help the Medical Education Team to plan content and delivery of educational sessions. 

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

February

Funding for Trainee ACPs - Application Process 24/25 - Deadline 29 March 2024

Shared on behalf of NHSE North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

 

Just a handy reminder about the application process for organisations within North East & Yorkshire to apply for NHSE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nhse-acp-application-north-east-yorkshire-faculty-for-2

 

Further details can be found in the  North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice Handbook 24-25.pdf. Please note this includes details of the training grant offer for 24/25.

 

Key points to note:

  • The  North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from NHSE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 29 March 2024.
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and/or job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net.
  • We aim to notify your organisation of the outcome within 4 weeks of submitting your full application.
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

 

If you would like any support around planning your application please also feel free to contact the HNY Training Hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Funded clinical skills training for HCA Apprentices

Funding is still available for any HCAs on an apprenticeship to access clinical skills “bolt on” courses:

  • Venepuncture
  • ECG
  • Wound care
  • Motivational interviewing and health promotion
  • First aid (different from BLS)

The apprentice HCA would book on to the bolt on course with a provider, and the practice can claim reimbursement via the training hub. You can use any preferred provider for the bolt on courses.

 

HCAs can start an apprenticeship any time, which will bring with it the Healthcare Support Worker Level 2 or Level 3. Information can be found at: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/senior-healthcare-support-worker-v1-5. The apprenticeship would be funded through the practice Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS).

To find an apprenticeship provider you can use the tool on the gov.uk website which will enable you to search:  https://findapprenticeshiptraining.apprenticeships.education.gov.uk/courses/151/providers?location=

If you would like any further information about accessing HCA apprenticeships, apprenticeship funding, or accessing bolt-on clinical skills courses/ claiming reimbursement please get in touch and we would be happy to help: training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire Nurses, NAs and AHPs - Still Available

CPD Funded offers are still available to access.

Please find below reminder summary and updates of CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) in general practice in Humber and North Yorkshire. Please see document with full details of available funded training, and FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Brief summary overview of offers and updates:

BiteSize CPD webinars

  • New dates regularly being added
  • 28 clinical topics, unlimited access
  • Details and bookings: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Rotherham Respiratory courses

NB Plus subscription

  • Thank you to everyone who subscribed – you should now have received your login details 
  • 14 hot topics, online CPD modules and more, unlimited access once subscribed

Haxby Group Training courses

Funded Spirometry Training for General Practice Nurses

Shared on behalf of National Services for Health Improvement

We are currently working with TLHC from the NHS and have a number of funded places available for ARTP Spirometry training.  Which is open to all practice nurses who are involved in respiratory or are wishing to take this qualification for development.  The training is funded, is fully remote on teams and is delivered by our training manager who is ARTP qualified practitioner.

Please find the leaflet here, if you would like information please contact kerry.cook@nshi.co.uk

Funded places remaining on 2023/24 GPA Programme - Apply now

Shared on behalf of West Yorkshire Training Hub

The General Practice Assistant (GPA) is now an established national role and has been developed to relieve the clinical admin burden on GPs. For more details on the available training programme see:

Physician Associates - 2023/24 Preceptorship funding still open for applications

Quick reminder for any practices who have recently employed or are employing new PAs in 2023/24:

The Faculty of Advanced Practice announced a new electronic application process for preceptorships for physician associates in primary care in North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) for 2023 -2024.

Please find NEY Physician Associate Primary Care Preceptorship Guidance Document 2023-24 to support applications. Please note these are for applications from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and invoices must be raised before 31st March 2024, any invoices received after this date will not be accepted for applications in 23/24 – please see guidance document for invoicing processes for NENC and Y&H.

Electronic application form:

For Y&H – https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/yorkshire-humber-physician-associates-preceptorship-application

  • Please send supplemental information to maps.ney@hee.nhs.uk
  • For any further information regarding applications, please contact the email address above

Please also contact your local training hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk for local guidance or support

National GP Retention Scheme Changes

Sent on behalf of NHSE Workforce Training and Education

Following the recent announcement of the closure of the current national GP retention schemes, General Practice Fellowships and Supporting Mentors, on 31st March 2024. The following statement has been released by NHSE:

These particular national retention schemes were due to end on 31 March 2024, as referenced in policy guidance, however NHS England is committed to future continued investment in retention of staff in general practice.

Integrated Care Boards (ICB) will take on greater autonomy to make decisions that serve the best interests of local people and communities – this means that while the general practice fellowships and supporting mentors schemes will no longer operate in their current national form, ICBs will put in place support locally.

GPs and nurses who are already accessing the funding will continue to be supported via the existing arrangements, until they complete their two-year programme. In Humber and North Yorkshire, this includes GPs on the Catalyst Programme and Nurses on the New-to-Practice VTS Programme.

Information will be shared widely once any future programmes are confirmed for enrolment of new GPs and nurses, following these changes to funding pathways.

Core Clinical Supervision/Reflective Practice in Primary Care

Shared on behalf of Sarah Goode, Primary Care Educator, Y&H Primary Care School

New to supervision/reflective practice

A virtual core supervision training session is available on 16 February, both 1-5pm via MS Teams. You are welcome to repeat the training if it has been a while, or please share with your colleagues who may be interested. Find application form here – please complete and return to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net

For all primary care clinicians (registered and non-registered) in Humber & North Yorkshire.

 

Staff who have undertaken core supervision training

Thursday 14 March & Friday 15 March, 12:30-13:30 virtual sessions. A practical session learning how to undertake an action learning set (ALS) approach to supervision.  Same session delivered both days, you don’t need to attend both.

All relevant staff have already been sent a MS Teams calendar invitation.

 

Research – Best Practice Conference, London, 29 February 2024

Check out the full conference programme for Best Practice London 2024

In collaboration with Dr Debbie Cross (Senior Academic/Registered Nurse & Psychotherapist) and Gemma Hodge (Academic & Advanced Nurse Practitioner), both Coventry University-Scarborough Campus, we are excited to present an evaluation of a quality improvement initiative examining benefits and challenges of implementing Core Clinical Supervision training in primary care. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this research. We are presenting the findings at the Best Practice Conference, London, on 29 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 10:45 at the Nursing and Multi-disciplinary Teams Theatre. I am pleased to announce we have some special guest speakers who will be sharing their own journeys of implementing supervision in practice:

  • Philippa Boynton, Senior Project Manager, Yorkshire Health Partners
  • Ellen Chantry & Lorraine Burrows, Lead Nurses, The Snaith & Rawcliffe Medical Group
  • Sue Mabbot, Nurse Manager, Haxby Group Scarborough (recorded vignette)

For further information and to reserve your space please see the link below. It would be great to see some fellow Northern friendly faces. 😊

Register for Best Practice London event 28-29 February 2024.

Humber & North Yorkshire Retention Conference - 7th March

Shared on behalf of Humber & North Yorkshire ICB

The next workforce retention conference is due to take place on Thursday 7th March 09:00-16:15 at York CVS. The day will be a blend of show casing best practice examples and listening to guest speakers. More details will be shared nearer the time, all colleagues welcome.

If you wish to request a place, please contact hannah.king30@nhs.net

Please contact clairecook@nhs.net with any queries regarding the conference.

RCGP One Day Essential conference on the medical needs of our patients with a learning disability - Wednesday 28 February 2024

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Sharing with you an opportunity to attend a one-day workshop around medical needs of patients with a learning disability.

Join us on Wednesday 28 February 2024 for a RCGP One Day Essential conference on the medical needs of our patients with a learning disability.

The national learning disability mortality review programme ‘learning from lives and deaths – LeDeR’ has shone a light on the huge health inequalities experienced by this population. This course will cover a variety of topics aiming to help GPs support the health needs and complexity of their patients with a learning disability. This course has been developed by NEY regional and national leads.

More information around learning objectives, topics covered and cost can be found by following the link below or contacting england.neylearningdisabilityandautism@nhs.net

To book this workshop please follow the link:  https://rcgp.my.site.com/s/lt-event?id=a1U1i00000Dh23TEAR&site=a0d1i00000aKQbhAAG

 

Paramedic prescribers and controlled drugs webinar - available to watch

Shared on behalf of Helen Beaumont-Waters, Head of Clinical Development (Primary and Urgent Care), College of Paramedics

A webinar was facilitated to provide information to our members following the recent announcement regarding regulatory changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 to allow paramedic independent prescribers to prescribe and administer, and direct others to administer, the following five controlled drugs:

  • Morphine sulfate
  • Diazepam
  • Midazolam
  • Lorazepam
  • Codeine phosphate

Topics of discussion were:

  • The medicines selected
  • Safe, responsible and legal use of these medicines
  • Deprescribing
  • Relevant guidelines and good practice
  • Practical points
  • The futureTo watch the webinar please click the link below…
    Controlled Drugs; Legislation Changes

Please contact Helen.BeaumontWaters@collegeofparamedics.co.uk if there are any questions

 

Co-creation opportunity for virtual patient frailty training

Shared on behalf of Juliana Sampson, Post Graduate Researcher

Researchers at Coventry University are looking at designing interprofessional education and training for frailty – see flyer for details. The training would be an activity utilising artificial intelligence as part of students virtual simulator placement but also at any stage of a clinicians career and is targeted towards Nurses, Paramedics, Geriatricians, Radiographers, Dieticians, OTs, Physios, Pharmacy and the list is expanding. The training promotes integrated working, better training, and therefore better patient care whilst utilising cutting edge technology.

Participants would be volunteering about 1.5 days of their time to take part in an induction (virtual or F2F) and co-creation session to design the activity. This co-creation activity is an opportunity to get involved in developing an interactive web based resource to support interprofessional education with academics, practice partners and technologists.

The virtual patient prototype has AI capabilities for Nursing, Geriatric Medicine and Allied health conversations. The aim is to better equip students in clinical interviewing and collaborative care planning specific to frailty.

Orientation sessions have already started but more will be arranged to meet with interest. All participants can have a CPD certificate on request.

For expressions of interest or any questions email Juliana Sampson: samsonj2@coventry.ac.uk

NHS funded community pharmacy training news

Shared on behalf of NHSE

 

Community pharmacy teams – get ahead for Pharmacy First with NHS funded training.

Explore a range of fully funded training options for you and your workforce here.

This includes training for:

 

  • Community pharmacists – *NEW Ear and Throat webinar incl. otoscopes*

Clinical Examination Skills modules include ENT, paediatrics, cardiology and dermatology.

The ENT module includes a free Ear and Throat webinar which includes the use of otoscopes. A recording of this webinar is now available on the registered training area of the course website.

Find out more and register HERE

 

  • Community pharmacy technicians

Whether you are a new pharmacy technician, returning to learning or looking for professional development to deliver more services, courses cover Advancing your role – building on your knowledge and skills to deliver effective clinical services and Educational Supervisor Training – to become an educational supervisor and help support, develop and upskill community pharmacy staff.

Find out more and register for Advancing your role or Educational Supervisor Training HERE

 

See Pharmacy Education Update Briefing here

 

Get ahead for Pharmacy First

Community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can access a range of funded, flexible training to expand their clinical skills and improve patient care. Courses include:

  • Clinical examination training skills
  • Independent prescribing
  • Pharmacy technicians: advancing your role
  • Education supervisor training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians

Foundation Trainee Pharmacists in 2025/26

Shared on behalf of NHSE Workforce, Training and Education Directorate, Pharmacy Team

For the 2025/26 training year, General practice/PCNs can be:

  • The employer of a trainee pharmacist
  • A partner with another employer to offer a formal multi-sector placement with a minimum 13-week rotation
  • A partner with another employer to offer an informal placement of less than 13 weeks (e.g. as access to a prescribing environment

If you would like to host a trainee pharmacist in 2025/26, you MUST act by 1st March 2024.

Please refer to the linked document for additional information including contact information for your regional pharmacy foundation training lead.

Newly qualified pharmacist programme - next cohort now open for applications

Shared on behalf of CPPE

Dear colleague,

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE), and NHS England (NHSE), have worked together to deliver another cohort of the Newly qualified pharmacist programme, which is now open for applications.

This twelve-month programme (starting in March) is fully-funded by NHSE as part of their Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway, which aims to link the initial education and training reforms to a continuum of development into post-registration. The pathway is intended to help pharmacists make the transition to more independent learning and acts as a stepping-stone towards enhanced and advanced practice.

The overall aim of the Newly qualified pharmacist programme is to support pharmacists to develop, and demonstrate, confidence and competence in core areas of pharmacy practice. The programme is designed to support newly qualified pharmacists to become better equipped to adapt and deliver safe and effective patient care at this pivotal stage of their career.

 

Who can apply?

Pharmacists who registered with the GPhC since 2021* who are employed or locuming in community pharmacy (except Boots), community health services, health and justice, integrated care boards, general practice** or care homes**. 

* Pharmacists who registered before 2021 who are returning from a career break are also eligible to apply.

** Pharmacists working in general practice or care home in posts which are funded via the primary care network additional roles reimbursement scheme are not eligible to apply for the CPPE Newly qualified pharmacist programme as they are required to enrol on the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP) https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/pcpep/pcpep-training-pathway#navtop

 

Why should newly qualified pharmacists apply?

1. A flying start to their professional development journey

The Newly qualified pharmacist programme supports pharmacists to become better equipped to deliver safe and effective patient care and provides comprehensive learning to support their springboard towards Independent Prescribing (IP) training.

 

2. Structured professional development

The programme introduces newly qualified pharmacists to the fundamentals of being a successful and competent pharmacist through a series of online learning modules, self-reflection, assessments, and education supervisor support.  

 

3. Education supervisor support

Each pharmacist will be allocated a designated CPPE education supervisor, who will review their progress in practice and provide feedback and support.

 

4. Increased confidence

Pharmacists tell us they are more confident to deliver high quality pharmacy services as a result of completing a structured training programme with CPPE. They have had the opportunity to develop and improve their intrapersonal, clinical and patient-centred skills in a supportive environment.

 

5. Evidence of readiness for Independent Prescribing (IP) training

The Newly qualified pharmacist programme will support pharmacists to demonstrate readiness to enrol on an IP course.

 

Applications are now open and will close on 18 March.

 

Keep an eye on the CPPE website and social media for details on how to apply.

The programme will start on 25 March.

For more information and to check if you are eligible to apply, please visit: www.cppe.ac.uk/career/nqpp

Greener Healthcare: The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Shared on behalf of Dr Aarti Bansal – Clinical Net Zero Lead, Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: 2023 report

Do you have a spare 3 and a half minutes? This Lancet countdown video explains how the climate crisis impact on our health and how taking action on the climate crisis can improve health, reduce health inequities and reduce pressure on strained healthcare systems.

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: 2023 report – YouTube

Review the summary and read the full 2023 report on the Lancet

Countdown Website Here

 

Free Webinar for Managers in General Practice - Building Stability and Happiness in Your Admin/Reception Team

Shared on behalf of Point 6 and the Development People

For queries please contact info@pointsix.co.uk

Free Webinar for Practice & Line Managers working in General Practice 

Building Stability and Happiness in Your Admin/Reception Team


Tuesday 20 February, 10:00 – 11:00hrs on Zoom

Thursday 22 February, 14:00 – 15:00hrs on Microsoft Teams

 

Point 6 are delighted to be working with The Development People to deliver this free webinar. Please share with Practice and Line Managers in General Practice.

Join us for this free webinar as we discuss the day-to-day challenges faced by admin teams, and more importantly, look at what we can do to create a positive mindset around these, enabling them to view the future with positivity and confidence.

Unhappiness among staff can result in increased absenteeism, underperformance, and even resignations – posing significant costs to both you and your team. Exploring new ways to tackle this is beneficial to all!

In this webinar, we will look at:

  • Understanding why people think about leaving a role
  • What makes people feel valued and want to stay in General Practice?
  • Building stability – Pausing, Reconnecting, Recognising & Re-Grouping
  • Using the ‘Tarzan Vine’ to move forward (leaving past experiences or blockers behind)
  • Sharing a ‘Team Session’ plan that managers can use

This is a chance to step ‘off the hamster wheel’ for an hour, have a coffee, and invest some time in you and your team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Click here to book 20 February, 10:00 – 11:00hrs on Zoom

 

Click here to book 22 February, 14:00 – 15:00hrs on MS Teams

 

For queries please contact info@pointsix.co.uk

Care navigation training - nationally funded training offer available only until 31 March 2024

Shared on behalf of NHSE

Practice and PCN managers can nominate one member of their team to attend either the foundation or the advanced, ideally reception staff and care navigators involved in triaging requests, to complete the virtual training.  The final dates for virtual training delivery have now been released, dates are offered between 08 January 2024 and 31 March 2024.  Sessions are CPD accredited and include two 2.5 hour training events, delivered via MS Teams with a further 1 hour learning transfer session to complete the training.

Two levels of training have been commissioned (foundation and advanced) – Go to this link www.bit.ly/carenavtraining to find out more about the two levels of training and to book training places.

Promotional materials have also been created which explain the training offers – Care navigation training – flyer and Care navigation training – slides

Introducing HNY Careers Hub

Shared on behalf of Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

I’m reaching out with some exciting news that I believe will benefit your students and contribute to their future career paths.

Recently two fantastic websites have launched to inspire individuals to explore fulfilling careers in health and care within the Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) region.

The first is a refreshed version of HNY Careers Hub (www.hnycareershub.co.uk), it’s a fantastic resource catering to individuals of all ages and career stages. The platform is a one-stop-shop for everything related to health and care careers. It provides valuable insights into skills assessment, educational and training opportunities, job vacancies, and more. The aim is to strengthen recruitment and retention efforts across the area.

In addition to the HNY Careers Hub, one of our local NHS trusts, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH), has introduced Med Shed (www.hull.nhs.uk/medshed). This site is specifically designed to introduce young people aged 11 to 16 to potential NHS careers in a fun and engaging manner. Featuring bright and bold visuals, animation, video career case studies, and an interactive NHS careers spinning wheel, Med Shed gives young individuals a firsthand look into the diverse opportunities available within the healthcare sector.

I encourage you to share this exciting information with your students, inspiring them to explore the various career prospects available. They can learn more about these opportunities by visiting the HNY Careers Hub at www.hnycareershub.co.uk and Med Shed at www.hull.nhs.uk/medshed.

Please may I also ask you to follow our HNY Careers Hub social media, we have created LinkedIn and Instagram accounts where we will be sharing career case studies, as well as top tips to help people in their career journey. If you have any content or ideas that you think may be of interest for the platforms, please do share with us.

Feel free to pass on this information to anyone who might find it beneficial.

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

January

BiteSize CPD Webinars, free for Nurses, NAs and AHPs - Spaces still available

CPD funded training is still available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) including remaining spaces on upcoming CPD webinars – places are booking fast, but we are adding extra dates for topics with waiting lists.

Details on upcoming sessions and booking links can be found here: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

The webinars are freely available to all Humber and North Yorkshire general practice staff eligible for the CPD funding (as stipulated by NHSE: nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals – for full details on eligibility see FAQs here: CPD Funded Training)

For information on all other CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

GPN National Update: Monthly Webinar - 02 Feb 2024, 13:00–14:00

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GPN National Update: Monthly Webinar – 02 February 2024 from 13:00 – 14:00

This webinar is scheduled to take place on 02 February 2024 from 13:00 – 14:00 via Microsoft Teams. Jointly run by NHS England, National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

We encourage all nurses working in General Practice to join us as an opportunity to share best practice and for your voice to be heard by the national team. The RCN GPN forum are delighted to welcome you to this webinar.

Microsoft Teams meeting: HERE

Please also find the agenda: HERE

Legacy Nurse Mentor Role Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced Practice Nurse in the later stages of your Career?
  • Do you want a rewarding opportunity that makes the most of your experience?
  • Do you want to inspire the next generation of the health and social care workforce?

There is an exciting opportunity for a new funded role for 1 day per week to support new staff and trainees in practice. This secondment opportunity is ideal for late-career practice nurses wanting to pass on their knowledge to new nurses.

Click here for full details, and links to apply – extended application closing date 31st January 2024

There are posts available for each ICB ‘place’ at 1 day per week for 12 months. Posts may be shared between 2 individuals doing 1/2 day per week. Please note, some posts have been appointed but we are still open for applications for remaining posts.

For more information contact debra.smith8@nhs.net

Rotational Paramedic Scheme - April 2024 Cohort - Still open for EoIs until 31/01/24

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.

The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic, and funding for the practice to cover supervision time during induction.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk,

We would be more than happy to arrange to meet with you and talk through the details.

NE&Y Faculty for Advancing Practice Briefing - News, Updates + Applications open for 2024/25 Trainee ACP Funding

Please find briefing here, including news and updates, and details on how to apply for Trainee ACP Funding 2024-25 – applications are now open!

Information of applying for ACP trainee funding can also be found here: ACP Trainee Support (ACP Ready)

Free Training - Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams

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Free Training – Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by the Primary Care School – Yorkshire and the Humber

 WHAT?

  • Initial training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professional peers across a PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • It is a facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • It mainly focuses on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

  • Friday 16 February 2024, 1-5pm (MS Teams)

WHO?

  • All registered and non-registered clinicians in primary care, Yorkshire & the Humber.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

Funded Functional Skills

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NHS England Talent for Care Team is pleased to be funding access to software that supports Functional
Skills learning until March 2024.

Functional skills are an entry requirement for most apprenticeships, if candidates do not already have the required level of English/Maths GCSE qualifications.

See details here

Health Equity Fellowships Opportunity

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We are looking for 50 enthusiastic people who want to make a change and tackle inequalities in Humber and North Yorkshire. Please visit Health Equity Fellowship – Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership for information and relevant forms.

This Programme aims to give Fellows the skills they need to improve population health and reduce health inequalities in their own organisation and across the Humber and North Yorkshire area.

We are also looking for mentors and project ideas for the fellows. Hope you can support with these! You can find all the information in the links.

https://future.nhs.uk/Humber_North_Yorkshire_PopHealth/view?objectId=189818309

Humber Generalist School - next intake open for applications

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Humber Generalist School are very pleased to let you know that we are open again for Cohort 5, starting in York and North Yorkshire in April. We’re also taking applications for Cohort 6 in the Humber region, starting in September.

The programme is a 12 month professional development opportunity from NHSE for anyone involved in health and social care, whether clinical or non-clinical. It is free to the user and requires an indicative time commitment of approx. 4 hours per week, for teaching, self-directed learning, in-action learning and a quality improvement project. There is an optional PG Cert, which requires additional funding.

More Information….

 

Pharmacy Education Update

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Please find bulletin here with current news and updates on pharmacy education

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

December

Trainee ACP Funding Application Process 2024-25 - Now Open

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We are delighted to open the application process for organisations within North East & Yorkshire to apply for NHSE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/nhse-acp-application-north-east-yorkshire-faculty-for-2

Further details can be found in the  North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook. Please note this includes details of the training grant offer for 24/25.

Key points to note:

  • The North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from NHSE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 29th March 2023.
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and/or job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net.
  • We aim to notify your organisation of the outcome within 4 weeks of submitting your full application.
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

 If you are a large organisation who will be submitting multiple applications and would prefer to submit your applications via a secure live spreadsheet, please let us know by emailing england.neyadvancedpractice@nhs.net.

 

With best wishes,

North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

NHS England (Workforce, Training and Education) – North East and Yorkshire

 

If you would like any support around planning your application please also feel free to contact the HNY Training Hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk 

Cervical Screening Training - March 2024 Cohort - Applications Now Open

We are pleased to announce the launch of the next Cervical Screening course starting on March 5th 2024.

Click here for full details and the application form.

The cohort is available for 15 places, please share with relevant colleagues to apply for the course. The application form should be returned to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by 31st January 2024.

There is an option of preferred location for the practical session of York or Hull.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team on training@haxbygroup.co.uk, or course lead debra.smith8@nhs.net

Rotational Paramedic Scheme - April 2024 Cohort - Open for Expressions of Interest

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.

The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic, and funding for the practice to cover supervision time during induction.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk,

We would be more than happy to arrange to meet with you and talk through the details.

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire

Please find below reminder summary and updates of CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) in general practice in Humber and North Yorkshire. Please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Brief summary overview of offers and updates:

BiteSize CPD webinars

  • New dates added – including an extra ‘Blood Results: Investigations and Interpretation’ session in February by popular demand
  • 28 clinical topics, unlimited access
  • Details and bookings: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Rotherham Respiratory courses

NB Plus subscription

  • Thank you to everyone who subscribed by the deadline – you will shortly receive your login details 
  • 14 hot topics, online CPD modules and more, unlimited access once subscribed

Haxby Group Training courses

ACP Governance Maturity Matrix Workshop - 08/02/2023

A practical workshop on the completion of the ACP Governance Maturity Matrix will be taking place on Thursday 8th February at the University of York from 9.30-12.00, all practices welcome.

For further details and booking link please click here

Free Online Learning Opportunity from Marie Curie

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At Marie Curie we believe everyone should get to lead the best life they can, right to the end. We are the UK’s leading end of life charity, providing frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.  We also facilitate free, interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal.

We wanted to update you on our upcoming ‘ECHO’ networks, please do share this information widely – we are excited to say that we have received a lot of interest in these topics already but it is not too late for anyone to register!

You can find out more, with details on how to register to these and other networks here: Marie Curie Project ECHO

 

Collaborative Bank Staff Survey

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Across Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership we are looking at how we can offer increased flexible working opportunities to all staff, whilst at the same time enhancing the quality and safety of services. One approach is the launch of a Collaborative Staff Bank where staff can do bank/locum work, not just at their current employer, but across multiple care providers should they wish. We are beginning to look at how we could do this but need your views.

Please complete the Collaborative Bank Staff Survey.  Your response is confidential and will only be used as part of data from the whole of the region.

 

Toolkit to promote Social Prescribing

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The new communications toolkit promotes the social prescribing link worker (SPLW) role which can be employed through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).

The communications assets developed by the NEY Primary Care Transformation team and a group of social prescribers from the North East and Yorkshire region explain the unique features of this role as a part of the general practice team.

The toolkit includes a poster, an animation with voiceover and closed captions, translated versions, and a short version for social media. It also includes a press release and bulletin content that can be adapted for local use and suggested content for use on social media to help promote and increase understanding around the role.

Practical paediatrics in primary care course for ACPs - 21st and 22nd March 2024

Please see link for details of this 2-day paediatrics course available to trainee and qualified ACPs

HYMS Health Professions Education Unit - Programme for Newly Qualified PAs

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The Hull York Medical School Health Professions Education Unit is pleased to launch a programme for newly qualified Physician Associates in the Yorkshire and Humber region, aimed to support your transition into the first six to 24 months of practice.

Please check out the website here for more details regarding the programme.

Course dates

  • Wednesday 31 January 2024
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Wednesday 29 May 2024
  • Wednesday 26 June 2024

All sessions run from 10am to 2.30pm at the University of York.

 

Register your place here

Please note spaces are limited so we recommend applying early.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2024.

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

November

Legacy Nurse Mentor Role Opportunity

  • Are you an experienced Practice Nurse in the later stages of your Career?
  • Do you want a rewarding opportunity that makes the most of your experience?
  • Do you want to inspire the next generation of the health and social care workforce?

There is an exciting opportunity for a new funded role for 1 day per week to support new staff and trainees in practice. This secondment opportunity is ideal for late-career practice nurses wanting to pass on their knowledge to new nurses.

Click here for full details, and links to apply – application closing date 8th December 2023

There are 6 posts available (1 per ICB ‘place’) at 1 day per week for 12 months. Posts may be shared between 2 individuals doing 1/2 day per week.

For more information contact debra.smith8@nhs.net

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire

Following information released in October, please see below summary as a reminder of CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) in general practice in Humber and North Yorkshire. Please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Brief summary overview of offers:

BiteSize CPD webinars

Rotherham Respiratory courses

NB Plus subscription

  • 14 hot topics, online CPD modules and more
  • Unlimited access once subscribed (please subscribe by 30/11/23)
  • Register for access via: https://forms.office.com/r/FAUBave7Ke by 30/11/23

Haxby Group Training courses

BiteSize CPD Webinars - New Dates Added

Following information released in October about CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) we’re pleased to share that new webinar dates have been added for February and March.

Details on upcoming sessions and booking links can be found here: BiteSize CPD Webinars

Dates will continue to be added throughout the year so please check here regularly if you are interested.

The webinars are freely available to all Humber and North Yorkshire general practice staff eligible for the CPD funding (as stipulated by NHSE: nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals – for full details on eligibility see FAQs here : CPD Funded Training)

For information on all other CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

Reminder: CPD Funded NB Plus Subscription Deadline - 30/11/23

Following information released in October about CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) in general practice in Humber and North Yorkshire, just a quick reminder if you or your colleagues are keen to access the NB Plus subscription, that the deadline to register is 30th November 2023.

Please register for access to NB Plus via: https://forms.office.com/r/FAUBave7Ke by 30/11/23

Please note, access cannot be guaranteed after this time, as all staff have to be subscribed at once in order to access preferential group benefits.  Following the deadline, all applicants will be enrolled and access details sent out. This offer is limited to roles eligible for the CPD funding as stipulated by NHSE: nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals (for full details on eligibility see FAQs here: CPD Funded Training)

What’s included in NB Plus subscription?

If you already have NB Plus, the funded subscription will add on to the end of your current subscription running out.

For information on all other CPD funded training please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here: HNY CPD Funded Training. Please share with all relevant colleagues. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

New NMC resource video - Understanding student supervision and assessment

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The NMC’s new four-minute animation Understanding student supervision and assessment sets out how our SSSA provide the structure and guidance that students need to learn and achieve their goals. It covers the roles of supervisors, academic assessors and practice assessors. 

It also describes the importance of a positive and inclusive learning culture in both practice and simulated settings, enabling students to be the best future professionals they can be. 

Students, supervisors, and practice and academic assessors can all watch the animation to help familiarise themselves with our standards and how they support education, training and care. 

 

If your practice is interested in taking student nurses and doesn’t already please get in touch with Deb Smith, the HNY training hub’s Practice Learning Facilitator and Lead Assessor, who will be able to support you with this: debra.smith8@nhs.net – information can also be found here: Student Nurses in General Practice 

General practice improvement leads programme

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Applications are open for the next cohort of the General Practice Improvement Leads’ programme, which will start in January 2024.

This is an accredited personal development programme for those working in general practice. Participants gain new perspectives, skills and confidence in using quality improvement tools and techniques for service redesign and for leading teams through change.

New resources for occupational therapists in primary care

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The Royal College of Occupational Therapists has developed a range of resources to support occupational therapists and their employers, in primary care. These include capability frameworks, sample job descriptions and case studies.

Funding for nursing associate training

Trainee nursing associate (TNA) places are available to staff in general practice and primary care networks. Financial support includes £8,000 employer grant per TNA and Apprenticeship levy funding up to £15,000. Send expressions of interest to england.nationalnursingteam@nhs.net.

For support and guidance with applications to local university courses contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Information can also be found here

 

ePortfolio (supported) Route for Advanced Pharmacist Practice – fully funded places available

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As you may be aware the NHS England Workforce, Training and Education Centre for Advancing Practice is collaborating with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to offer a pharmacy-specific professional development pathway for advanced pharmacist practice that recognises the quality assurance of the advanced practice education, training, and experience of pharmacists practicing as advanced practitioners.  Successful completion of the pathway, assured through the RPS Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum assessment, results in pharmacists being recognised by the RPS as an advanced pharmacist, along with attaining the Centre for Advancing Practice’s ‘Advanced’ digital badge, demonstrating the quality assurance of their advanced practice preparation to patients, families, carers, and other healthcare professionals.

Accordingly, prospective pharmacist applicants for the Centre’s ePortfolio (supported) Route have the opportunity for their applications to be assessed and supported by RPS working in collaboration with the Centre for Advancing Practice, and the education partner of the RPS, the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). This collaborative approach enables pharmacists working in advanced practice role to gain correspondent recognition with both the RPS and Centre that they are working at an advanced level of practice without needing to complete two separate ePortfolio processes, and this dual recognition route is fully funded by the Centre for Advancing Practice.

The Centre for Advancing Practice and the RPS has the opportunity for more pharmacists to participate in this collaborative ePortfolio process to gain correspondent recognition with the RPS as an advanced pharmacist and to gain the Centre’s ‘Advanced’ digital badge – if you are a pharmacist working in advanced practice role who is interested in this recognition activity you will firstly need to complete the Centre’s Expression of Interest form, and then complete the registration form for CPPE, the education partner of the RPS.

If you have any questions about this ePortfolio process for pharmacists, please contact the Centre via: england.advancedpractice@nhs.net

Clinical Examination Skills for community pharmacists – choose one or more modules

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Community pharmacists can now sign up for 1 or more Clinical Examination Skills modules including ENT, paediatrics, cardiology and dermatology.

New, fully funded, flexible training for community pharmacists to help expand your clinical skills and improve patient care. Designed to be flexible, the training programme can be tailored to individuals’ skills, experience and learning requirements.

With 1,000+ places for Clinical Examination Skills face-to-face sessions available. These optional, regional events will give community pharmacists the chance to practice new procedures and techniques in real-life scenarios. The course is designed to increase skills and confidence in wider clinical care covering areas such as history taking, clinical assessment and safety netting.

This training offers a step towards Independent Prescribing and an opportunity to gain new specialist skills to increase your NHS role or to expand and refresh your diagnostic and consultation skills if you’re already an IP.

Visit www.cliniskills.com/community-pharmacists/ for more information and to sign up.

Webinar: Evaluation of the 2021/22 MPharm Clinical Placement Expansion Pilot - 11/12/23

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Invitation to webinar: Evaluation of the 2021/22 MPharm Clinical Placement Expansion Pilot.

Monday 11th December 11.00-12.00 on Microsoft Teams.

In preparation for gaining access to clinical tariff, Health Education England worked with schools of pharmacy in England, in the 2021/22 academic year, providing funding to develop and test clinical placement models for students in years 2, 3 and 4 of the MPharm degree.

Pharmacy Schools in England were invited to apply for HEE funding to start developing these approaches, to extend and enrich clinical learning in all sectors of practice for pharmacy students.

In order to maximise learning from this pilot, HEE commissioned RSM UK Consulting LLP (RSM) and Dr Katie Webb at the School of Medicine at Cardiff University to carry out an evaluation of Health Education England’s Undergraduate Pharmacists Clinical Placement Pilots (2021-22).

In this webinar, Nick Haddington (Regional Head of Pharmacy for Workforce, Training and Education in the South West) will be joined by Dr Katie Webb (Cardiff University) to share the findings of the evaluation. Stephen Doherty (NHSE WT&E) will also join the webinar to provide an update on the related work on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).

To register your interest for the webinar, please sign up using the following link webinar registration.

Funding Updates for Foundation Pharmacist Training

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In January 2021, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) published the revised Standards for the Initial Education and Training of Pharmacists.

NHS England is currently working to implement these reforms in England, with major changes happening in the 2025/26 foundation training year (previously known as the pre-registration training year).

As part of the changes, for the first time, in the 2025/26 training year, all foundation training sites will be required to meet the same quality standards, and NHS England is taking on new responsibilities, delegated by the GPhC, for the quality assurance of all foundation training sites.

As a result, to support provision of an equitable offer to all trainees, we are harmonising the funding available to all foundation training sites hosting a foundation trainee pharmacist (previously known as pre-reg pharmacist).

The level of funding for each site employing a foundation trainee pharmacist in the 2025/26 training year will be £26,500 per foundation trainee pharmacist.

This funding will be:

  • Consistent across all sectors of practice and all regions of England
  • A contribution to all costs of hosting a trainee, including supervision, administration and salary costs.

In addition, we will provide access to a consistent, funded training offer which will be available to all foundation trainee pharmacists across all sectors and regions.

For more information on the funding for the 2025/26 training year including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Implementing the Foundation Pharmacist Training Year 2025/26 page of our website, where you can also find a detailed update on the changes coming for the 2025/26 foundation training year, and the preparations that employers need to make ahead of this.

Alan Ryan – Deputy to the Interim Director of Operations and Oversight/Director of National Programmes, WT&E.

David Webb – Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

October

Funded CPD Courses for Humber and North Yorkshire

Many thanks to all PCNs and practices who came back to us throughout August with details of the training you would like to be able to access for your CPD eligible members of staff.

It’s been fantastic to see such a phenomenal amount of helpful information returned.

In order to maximise use of funding and improve accessibility of training, the process for accessing CPD funding has been a little different in 2023/24 to previous years. We asked PCNs to let us know what training is needed so that courses can be identified, within the funding envelope, to be available for all eligible staff to access. We’ve analysed all of the data received and arranged provision of funded courses within the available funding, reflecting the information indicated by your requests. Indicating preferences has helped identify demand and enabled planning to best utilise limited funding, taking PCN requests into account and offering fair share access. We’ve aimed to source as much CPD funded training as possible based on what you have told us is needed. Thank you for your support and patience as part of this process.

We’re delighted to now be able to share details of the CPD funded training available for eligible individuals (nurses, nursing associates, and allied health professionals) in general practice in Humber and North Yorkshire. Please see document with full details of available funded training and some FAQs. Details can also be found on the website here.

Please share across your teams and networks.

This has been a new process and we would also value your feedback on whether the offers available meet your needs and how it could be improved for future years. There is a link to a short survey included in the document, we would be glad to hear your thoughts!

If you have any queries or would like to discuss anything please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re happy to help or arrange a chat if useful: training@haxbygroup.co.uk,

New Yorkshire & Humber Training Hubs Website

We’re delighted to share that a new joint Training hubs website for Yorkshire an the Humber (Y&H) has launched: https://yhtraininghubs.co.uk/

We’ve been working on this in collaboration with our colleagues in the West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire training hubs.

The website features an area for each of the three Y&H training hubs, as well as some collective resources, news, and a workforce navigator. Content is in continual development and more will be added over the coming weeks and months.

In the Humber and North Yorkshire area you will find details of all available schemes as on our existing website. It also has a more advanced news feature we’re testing out: https://yhtraininghubs.co.uk/humber-north-yorkshire/post-region/humber-north-yorkshire-news/

Let us know how you find it, or any suggestions for additional helpful content, we’re always happy to hear feedback to help us improve!

We welcome you to let us know which style news feed is the most accessible for you, this one, or the one on the new website – tell us in our 2 second poll here

Funding Offer - Workforce, Training & Education (WT&E) priority areas for the Paramedic workforce 2023/24

NHSE are pleased to announce that the WT&E Directorate of NHSE, NEY region, will be allocating additional, non-recurrent funding for Paramedics working within Primary Care.

This investment aims to support organisations grow and upskill their AHP practice educators.

NHSE is seeking the assistance of Primary Care Training Hubs to identify and recommend a candidate from their system interested in pursuing this opportunity.

Please see accompanying documents for further details, noting the following timeline:

·    Bid Submission Deadline: 5pm, Monday 27th November 2023  (please complete your return via the attached ICS specific excel workbook)

·    Transfer of funds:  January 2024 via NHS education contract scheduled payment

Please note, ICS AHP Council/Faculty Chairs and NHSE Workforce Transformation Leads (WTL) have been informed for reference to ongoing/new activity within their systems.

If you would like to discuss this offer further or have any questions then please contact the NEY AHP team, england.ahp.ney@nhs.net

See funding offer here

See application template here

Accredited GPA Programme - Now Recruiting

We are now pleased to announce that we are recruiting onto the accredited General Practice Assistant programme in our North East and Yorkshire region. The West Yorkshire PCWTH is working collaboratively with Pearson’s Education Ltd and Sysco, to approve applications and provide ongoing support for GPA applicants. If you would like further information about the programme, please visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/ general-practice-assistant/

To receive an electronic application form for the accredited GPA programme please directly email the Sysco team at gpatraining@sysco.uk.com and provide the following details:

Practice Name:

Manager Name:

Manager Email:

ICB area:

Number of accredited GPA places required:

 

Best Wishes

The West Yorkshire Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub

on behalf of Yorkshire & Humber Training Hubs

Funding for nursing associate training

Trainee nursing associate (TNA) places are available to staff in general practice and primary care networks. Financial support includes £8,000 employer grant per TNA and Apprenticeship levy funding up to £15,000. Send expressions of interest to england.nationalnursingteam@nhs.net.

For support and guidance with applications to local university courses contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Information can also be found here

 

Pharmacy Student Placements

The Yorkshire & Humber Primary Care Workforce and Training Hubs are working with University of Bradford and Huddersfield University Pharmacy Schools to support the expansion of undergraduate pharmacy student placements. We would like to know if you are interested in supporting pharmacy students for regular placements that are 1-2 weeks in duration. Placements are funded via the NHSE Clinical Tariff and multiple students can be placed at the same time. If you are interested and want to know more, please complete the online form.

National care navigation training

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Practice and PCN managers can nominate staff to complete virtual care navigation training at foundation or advanced level. This training is fully funded by NHS England until March 2024. Please email carenavigationtraining@england.nhs.uk with any questions. Care navigation training FAQs are also available.

NHS England is hosting a webinar on Thursday 26 October from 5pm on the national care navigation training. Hear about the support from NHS England, training provider the National Association of Primary Care, and first-hand experiences from successful learners and practices.

ePortfolio (supported) Route for Advanced Pharmacist Practice – fully funded places available

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The NHS England Workforce, Training and Education Centre for Advancing Practice is collaborating with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to offer a pharmacy-specific professional development pathway for advanced pharmacist practice that recognises the quality assurance of the advanced practice education, training, and experience of pharmacists practicing as advanced practitioners.  Successful completion of the pathway, assured through the RPS Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum assessment, results in pharmacists being recognised by the RPS as an advanced pharmacist, along with attaining the Centre for Advancing Practice’s ‘Advanced’ digital badge, demonstrating the quality assurance of their advanced practice preparation to patients, families, carers, and other healthcare professionals.

Accordingly, prospective pharmacist applicants for the Centre’s ePortfolio (supported) Route have the opportunity for their applications to be assessed and supported by RPS working in collaboration with the Centre for Advancing Practice, and the education partner of the RPS, the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE). This collaborative approach enables pharmacists working in advanced practice role to gain correspondent recognition with both the RPS and Centre that they are working at an advanced level of practice without needing to complete two separate ePortfolio processes, and this dual recognition route is fully funded by the Centre for Advancing Practice.

The Centre for Advancing Practice and the RPS has the opportunity for more pharmacists to participate in this collaborative ePortfolio process to gain correspondent recognition with the RPS as an advanced pharmacist and to gain the Centre’s ‘Advanced’ digital badge – if you are a pharmacist working in advanced practice role who is interested in this recognition activity you will firstly need to complete the Centre’s Expression of Interest form, and then complete the registration form for CPPE, the education partner of the RPS.

If you have any questions about this ePortfolio process for pharmacists, please contact the Centre via: england.advancedpractice@nhs.net

 

Centre for Advancing Practice

NHS England – Workforce, Training & Education

Join the PCARN Team as Co-Chair for Primary Care Against Racism Network

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Are you passionate about driving positive change in primary care?  Do you have a deep enthusiasm for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work?

If you’re a GP or allied health professional working in primary care, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

About PCARN:

We are a dedicated collective of local colleagues, representing diverse ethnic backgrounds and accompanied by steadfast allies. Our shared commitment is to foster an inclusive and equitable primary care system for all. We firmly believe that every individual deserves unobstructed access to top-tier healthcare, and we are wholeheartedly devoted to ensuring that all our minoritized NHS colleagues receive the utmost support, enabling them to perform at their very best.

Why Become a Co-Chair?

As a Co-Chair of PCARN, you’ll play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward. You’ll collaborate with a passionate team of individuals who share your commitment to EDI work. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Co-leading PCARN meetings and initiatives.
  • Working closely with healthcare professionals and NHS leaders to advocate for racial equity in primary care.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to combat racism and promote inclusivity in healthcare.

What We’re Looking For:

  • A GP or allied health professional actively working in primary care.
  • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • A collaborative and open-minded approach to tackling complex issues.
  • A passion for making a difference in the healthcare landscape.

Am I paid?

Please note that this is a voluntary role, and it is not a paid position. Co-chairing this network is done on your own time and commitment.

How to Apply:

If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact and take on a leadership role in the fight against racism in primary care, we want to hear from you! Please apply by submitting a brief statement of your interest and qualifications, to Claire.fratson@nhs.net by midnight, Thursday 30th November 2023.

First Contact Practitioner update and FAQs

PA Preceptorship Guidance Updates

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Please find updated guidance documents:

These documents will also be available on the Health Education England (HEE/NHSE) website https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/physician-associates , as well as the Faculty of Physician Associates website on the Employers page for General practice https://www.fparcp.co.uk/employers/pas-in-general-practice , in due course.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at england.maps@nhs.net for further information.

 

General Practice Staff Survey (GPSS) 2023

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The NHS Staff Survey has this year been extended to staff working in general practice.  Responses to questions are kept confidential and anonymous as they are sent directly to an external survey contractor, so there is no way that anyone in an NHS organisation will be able to link data with a particular individual.

It is important that those working in general practice are heard and those who have received a survey invitation from  picker_surveys@picker.orgare  are encouraged to participate.  The following short videos explain why:

Anton Emmanuel – Why we need to hear from all voices in the NHS Staff Survey – YouTube and Michael West, Staff Survey Advisor, makes a great point in this short video, ‘the voice of staff is the most important voice we must listen to’.

 

To link into the wider NHS Staff Survey social media campaign on twitter (X), please use #NSS2023.

National Education and Training (NETS) Survey 2023

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The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is the only national survey open to all students and doctors and dentists undertaking a practice placement or training post in healthcare services across England as part pf their education and training programme.    The survey gathers opinions from students and trainees about their time working and training in practice placements and training posts, asking them to provide feedback on what worked well and what they think could be improved.  It offers a unique insight into the multi-professional practice learning environment and the experience of the current and future workforce.

The survey is now open until 28th November 2023.

For more information and to complete the survey: The National Education and Training Survey (NETS) | Health Education England (hee.nhs.uk)

Direct Access Survey for GPs

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To help shape the future direction of the GP Direct Access programme and inform how we engage with general practice, we have developed a brief GP Direct Access Survey for GPs. This explores current levels of awareness of the programme, what other tests GPs may find it useful to be granted direct access to, and how we can most effectively communicate with general practice. It consists of just seven questions and will take 3 – 4 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact england.generalpracticeaccess@nhs.net.

Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) Survey 2023

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The NHS England Social Prescribing team have published this year’s SPLW survey. It seeks input from SPLWs on their experiences over the past year, covering areas such as employment, training, equipment, and their role. Survey responses will shape national support, policies, guidance, and quality improvement. The survey is open until 3 November 2023.

Delivery plan for recovering access to primary care: new general practice team campaign launches

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NHS England has launched a new campaign to highlight the different health professionals in general practice teams who are helping patients get the right care, more easily, first time. The campaign, which will also highlight the important role of general practice reception teams, is a key commitment in the recovery access plan and will run until March 2024.

A toolkit and a range of assets, including a film and social media visuals, are available to download to support the general practice team campaign.

 

Pharmacist Foundation Training is changing from 2025/26: What do I need to know?

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Updated information reflecting the session at the Pharmacy Show October 2023 is available as a slide set and main presentation (31min).

Key messages are in the summary slide and summary presentation (3 min).

The update focuses on changes to Pharmacist Foundation Training and milestones to 2025/26 implementation when pharmacy graduates become prescribers on registration.

The presentations will update understanding for pharmacy professionals, employers and those working with trainees, including support available to prepare for the change.

-The National Recruitment Scheme (Oriel) as the route for Pharmacist Foundation Training posts for 2025/2026 and criteria for entry January-March 2024
-Refresh knowledge on the national Trainee Foundation Pharmacist Programme across pharmacy
-Refresh knowledge on the quality requirements for Pharmacist Foundation Training

-NHS England’s role as a Statutory Education Body and the next steps for Pharmacist Foundation Training

Further information on the Initial Education and Training Pharmacist Reforms Programme is available here.

You may want to sign up to Pharmacy News to receive updates on the reform programme.

Please share more widely as required, or contact myself (alison.sampson4@nhs.net) or Atif Saddiq (a.saddiq@nhs.net) to discuss how the School team can assist further.

 

Best wishes.

School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

NHS England – North East and Yorkshire

england.WTEpharmacy.ney@nhs.net

 

APPLICATIONS EXTENDED - Primary Care Collaborative Leadership Programme - closing date 09.11.23

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There is still time to apply!

Find details here

Applications for Primary Care Collaborative Leadership programme are now open!

Are you working to deliver change/new ways of working in cross functional/cross organisational teams in a Primary Care setting?  We are seeking collaboratives (collectives working on a common purpose) from primary care consisting of 3-7 members who are interested in undertaking a programme of collaborative leadership development together. Collaboratives may be multi-disciplinary, multi-practice and/or multi-agency. The key criteria for this programme is that members are working together to lead work that will improve health outcomes for their population and communities.

Programme Aims

The programme is designed to support participants to become collaborative teams of change agents delivering positive impacts for the individual, team, practice and Primary Care Network and wider partnerships. The focus is upon developing individual and collective leadership and applying learning to enhance the impact of the collaborative in engaging with its stakeholders and progressing collaborative project work.

Details of how to apply can be found in the flyer along with further information about the programme.

 If you would like to hear from a previous participant about the benefit and impact of this programme, watch this video here

 

Best wishes

NHS Leadership Academy North East and Yorkshire

 

Humber Generalist School - Cohort 5 - North Yorkshire - Closing Date 18th February 2024

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Humber Generalist School now inviting applications from multi-professionals for cohort 5 in North Yorkshire with a closing date of 18th February 2024 and a start date of 24th April.

Below is the link to the website where more information can be found: https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/education/generalism-enhance

 

Acute Respiratory Infection Hubs: Community of practice webinar 7/11/23

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Clinicians, commissioners, integrated care boards and their teams across primary, secondary and community health NHS services who are interested in setting up a hub, are actively considering setting up or have already set up a hub are invited to join a webinar on Tuesday 7 November, 1-2pm.

For further information on Acute Respiratory Infection hubs, please visit FutureNHS or contact the team at england.home@nhs.net.

Mental Health Practitioner animation

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A new animation has been launched describing the mental health practitioner role which can be employed through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS). NHS Confed’s animation explains the unique features of this role which sees professionals with mental health expertise working within primary care, acting as a bridge between primary care and mental health services. The animation is a useful resource for Primary Care Networks and mental health providers.

Vacancy for Education Fellow with the Physician Associate Ambassadors

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Bulletin

Rotational Paramedic Scheme - April 2024 Cohort - Open for Expressions of Interest

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.

The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic, and funding for the practice to cover supervision time during induction.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk,

We would be more than happy to arrange to meet with you and talk through the details.

GPA Accredited Programme - new provider details

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You may be aware, due to the expansion of the GPA role within the ARRS scheme, a procurement exercise was undertaken over the past few months to secure a regional provider for the accredited GPA programme.

NHSE are now happy to announce that the contract for your region has been awarded to a provider called Sysco Business Skills Academy Ltd who will deliver the GPA programme for the South West, North West and North East & Yorkshire regions.

If you are interested in in this programme, please contact the provider by emailing gpatraining@sysco.uk.com. Places are limited so you may wish to contact them at your earliest opportunity.

Any further questions you may have regarding attending the GPA programme can also be directed to Sysco Business Skills Academy Ltd on gpatraining@sysco.uk.com.

Care Navigation Training - funded and available until March 2024

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As part of the support outlined in the Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care, practice and PCN managers can nominate one member of staff, ideally reception staff and care navigators involved in triaging requests, to complete virtual care navigation training at foundation or advanced level.

On completion, individuals will be confident to communicate effectively with patients and be able to signpost to the most relevant team member or local services depending on patient needs. This training is fully funded by NHS England until March 2024. Please email carenavigationtraining@england.nhs.uk with any questions. Care navigation training FAQs are also available.

Come along to a webinar on Thursday 26 October from 5pm to hear all about this training programme, with first-hand experiences from practice/PCN managers and those who have completed the training. 

Mental Health Educational Events for ACPs and PAs

The Humber and North Yorkshire Faculty of Advanced Practice are holding two mental health educational events as follows:-

There are places left on both of these sessions. All qualified and in training Physician Associates and Advanced Clinical Practitioners are welcome.

Primary Care Collaborative Leadership Programme - NHS Leadership Academy

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Applications for Primary Care Collaborative Leadership programme are now open!

Are you working to deliver change/new ways of working in cross functional/cross organisational teams in a Primary Care setting?  We are seeking collaboratives (collectives working on a common purpose) from primary care consisting of 3-7 members who are interested in undertaking a programme of collaborative leadership development together. Collaboratives may be multi-disciplinary, multi-practice and/or multi-agency. The key criteria for this programme is that members are working together to lead work that will improve health outcomes for their population and communities.

 

Programme Aims

The programme is designed to support participants to become collaborative teams of change agents delivering positive impacts for the individual, team, practice and Primary Care Network and wider partnerships. The focus is upon developing individual and collective leadership and applying learning to enhance the impact of the collaborative in engaging with its stakeholders and progressing collaborative project work.

 

Drop-in session

To find out more about this programme and help you decide if this is the right programme for you, there is an optional drop-in session on 18th October 2023 09:00 – 10:00. This drop-in session will be an opportunity to meet the facilitators delivering the course and ask any questions you might have. Details of how to register for the drop-in session are in the attached flyer.

Details of how to apply can be found in the flyer along with further information about the programme.

If you would like to hear from a previous participant about the benefit and impact of this programme, watch this video here

Leadership for Personalised Care Programme

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The Leadership for Personalised Care programme is suite of cutting-edge learning and development programmes aimed at leaders at all levels in health, social care and beyond, to help them champion personalised care, community development and co-production and lead system transformation from the ground up. Leadership for personalised care requires a paradigm shift from seeing public services as simply ‘providing’ a solution to focusing on what matters to people and families, in the context of their whole lives and communities. It is a person- and community-centred complex adaptive approach to leadership. It involves specific actions around individual care – ensuring approaches like care and support planning, social prescribing and proactive support for self-management are in place, but also creating the conditions for these things to happen, an in the most effective and asset-based way.

The programme has been delivered through a small team in the Personalised Care Group in NHS England for the last few years, though it started off as a grassroots partnership initiative funded by The Local Government Association, Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy (South East).  It is currently supported by our main delivery partner, In Control.

Details of our open programme offers can be found on our website here https://www.leadershipforpersonalisedcare.org.uk/index.html and in our latest newsletter.

In particular I’d like to draw your attention to our free online ‘Introduction to Leadership in Personalised Care which is available online now through FutureLearn.  This is a three-week course that introduces the meaning and importance of personalised care and starts people off on the journey to becoming an effective leader in this space.  Please do check it out here: https://www.leadershipforpersonalisedcare.org.uk/online-programmes.html#FutureLearn. A series of accompanying masterclasses is due to be announced shortly.

As well as open programmes, we have some availability for local support work and commissions.

If you would like to keep up-to-date, please confirm that you would be happy to sign up to our regular newsletter, by clicking this link.

Free IT Skills Training for NHS Primary Care Staff - HOW2

Improve or refresh your IT skills with targeted learning resources.

Please see details on what’s available and how to access:

HYMS Health Professions Education Unit - Programme for Newly Qualified PAs

The Hull York Medical School Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) presents a newly established programme aimed to support newly qualified Physician Associates.

Find details here

Webinar: Transforming Asthma Prescribing in Humber and North Yorkshire ICB - 24/10/2023

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Webinar: Transforming Asthma Prescribing in Humber and North Yorkshire ICB

Tuesday 24th October 12:30 – 14.00

Asthma prescribing guidance is having its biggest transformation in decades. This webinar will introduce you to the new HNY Asthma Prescribing Guidance and the new HNY Prescribing Quality Incentive Scheme for Asthma. It is essential learning for all GP practices and all practices are recommended to have at least one person attend.

Register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/a99ffc4d-3145-4e61-97b4-23b1f0327288@0fffef06-2b7e-4400-a707-fbcdb86f6d30

 

You will learn about:

  • The problems of over-reliance on reliever inhalers and underuse of preventer inhalers.
  • The evidence for combination ICS/Formoterol inhalers in improving adherence and control
  • The new HNY Asthma guidance
  • How to decide which inhaler device is the most appropriate based on observation of inhaler technique
  • The resources available to help you achieve the PQIS.

Looking After You - free, confidential coaching in primary care

Do you feel like you need someone to talk to? You’re not alone. The NHS England Looking After You coaching service has supported thousands of primary care staff across general practice, pharmacy, dentistry, and optometry roles.

A team of expert coaches provide individual coaching sessions designed to boost your individual wellbeing. You can also tap into a peer wellbeing service to connect with colleagues who are on similar journeys.

Leaders and managers can discuss individual coaching or bring up to seven team members together for a virtual team away day.

Coaches can also support careers conversations, helping users to take charge of their career direction.

All coaching is confidential and free. As you continue to look after others, remember to look after yourself.

Book a session at www.england.nhs.uk/lookingafteryou

2023 National Education and Training Survey - Open 3rd October to 28th November

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Please find information about the launch of the 2023 National Education and Training (NETS) Survey.

We would be most grateful if you would share with your teams, students, and educational supervisors, and let’s encourage an even better response than last year!

NB: Some trainees may receive the invitation to participate directly, or via open invitation.

The survey does not take more than 10 minutes to complete, and we want to hear from as many of you as possible to help improve our training experiences . The survey is open from 3 October for 8 weeks until 28 November 2023 at 11:59pm.

Interactive and Immersive Pharmacy Careers 360 Videos launch on World Pharmacists’ Day

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Following World Pharmacist Day, we would like to share some resources with everyone to help promote pharmacy as a career.

A pharmacy technician You Tube clip is available to explain the amazing career opportunities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmfZVaFlFpQ

We have routes into pharmacy and science, through apprenticeships, in-house training programmes as well as MPharm. See more via this link here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/pharmacy/career-pharmacy

 

Interactive and Immersive Pharmacy Careers 360 Videos launch on World Pharmacists’ Day

The NHS England Technology Enhanced Learning team has developed ‘Pharmacy: A Day in the Life’ the first interactive and immersive series of pharmacy VR360 career videos for 14-to-18-year-old learners. The videos provide an opportunity to learn about different careers options and pathways by allowing an inside view of the day to day working world of pharmacy teams.

The videos have been developed with support from professionals at the Simulation Centre Canterbury Christ Church University, Greenlight Pharmacy (London, Euston), Barts Health NHS Trust Healthcare Horizons team, Inspiring Futures and East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

The interactive videos are launching on World Pharmacists’ Day (Monday 25 September 2023) and feature scenarios based on real life, including pharmacy roles within the community, a hospital, and a GP setting.

The videos have been tested by students from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a school dedicated to educating young people in Computing, Sport Science, Health & Social Sciences, and are accessible via an internet browser and to download on a VR headset or mobile phone.

How to access Pharmacy: A Day in the Life

The videos can be accessed on a headset or browser:

1.       Create an account via https://healthcarehorizons.thinkific.com/ 

2.       Click the following link to access the pharmacy course. https://healthcarehorizons.thinkific.com/collections/courses

Free Retention Event - Staff Experience in the NHS: routes to retention - 5th December 2023

Marie Curie invites you to join upcoming ECHO Networks

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We are excited to announce our newest upcoming ECHO Networks

At Marie Curie we believe everyone should get to lead the best life they can, right to the end of their life. We are the UK’s leading end of life charity, providing frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death, and bereavement.

We also facilitate free learning through the provision of ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals to share knowledge on relevant topics.

We would like to invite your organisation to participate in the conversations, learning and community within the following networks, please do share with any interested contacts.

  • Dying in Debt – financial insecurities at end of life
    This Network is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of health and social care professionals by building a community of practice to learn together and support each other and those living with and facing all forms of financial insecurities at the end of life.  Dying in Debt ECHO network (mariecurie.org.uk)

 

  • Homelessness and palliative care
    This Network is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of how best to support those experiencing homelessness that have advanced ill health, or deteriorating health. It also provides a space to learn more about initiatives in this area and create opportunities for collaboration by sharing knowledge and experiences. Homelessness network (mariecurie.org.uk)

 

 

We also hope to create and grow Communities of Practice to support future collaborations and initiatives.

These networks may be of particular interest to those working in specialist palliative care roles, link and champions roles, healthcare, and social care professionals who as part of their role provide palliative care, mental health, equality and inclusion teams and community outreach teams.

Project ECHO is an internationally recognised collaborative model of health education and care management that empowers health and social care professionals everywhere to provide better care to more people where they live. It is a methodology, designed for online learning, which uses technology, structure, training, and guided mentoring allowing communities of practice to enhance their skills, confidence and build relationships with other professionals.

The model promotes a democratic approach to learning from both ‘subject matter specialists’ and each other. Everyone a teacher, everyone a learner. Find out more about Project ECHO and previous networks.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you to our latest network.

Kind regards,

Marie Curie Project ECHO Team

Email: echo@mariecurie.org.uk

Changes to Roadmap for First Contact Practitioners

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Further to recent information shared around updates to the FCP Roadmap, more information can also be found here: Roadmap Verification Changes

 

NHS England National Team have procured eight Education Providers across the country to deliver the FCP taught route and support the portfolio route.  Although there is not a provider based in every NHS England region, all the providers have committed to taking learners from outside the region in which they are based.

Reason for Change

Following the procurement exercise and education provider delivery, the governance processes in place around approval and sign-off of FCP portfolios of evidence are now more robust, needing both supervisor and education provider approval and quality assurance.

Meaning – Due to the new governance processes, there is no longer a need for supervisors to complete designated FCP Supervision training, such as the two-day Roadmap Supervisor training.

FAQs for Learners

What happens to the FCPs who completed the taught/portfolio route prior to the new education providers being procured?

Individuals who have completed both Stage 1&2 should retain their evidence of completion – either a portfolio signed by their supervisor (portfolio route), or certification of completion from an education provider (taught route).
The recognition of a digital badge by NHS E on completion of Stage 1 & 2 did not come into fruition and has been withdrawn.
If the individual has part completed the required training and education (e.g., only Stage 1), they can access the procured provision, complete an LNA and be supported through the remainder of the training and education via an education provider.

Who is responsible for sourcing supervisors and placements for FCPs?

In most cases initially, individuals will already be working within the primary care system with a supervisor and will therefore not require supervision/placement access to complete the training and education. It is normally a requirement of the Taught Route that individuals will have already sourced a supervisor.

What happens if I am currently working through the portfolio route?

If you are in the process of completing Stages 1 &/or 2 of the FCP Roadmap and you anticipate completing before April 2024, then the guidance is that you complete the process and maintain your portfolio to demonstrate that you have met the FCP Roadmap requirements.

I want to become FCP and want to access learning via a HEI that wasn’t part of the procurement, is this allowed?

The funding available is only for the education providers successful NHS E national procurement process. If an individual wants to self-fund, or has access to alternative funding, they can do this. However, they should ensure the education provider has completed the NHSE self-declaration process with the Centre for Advancing Practice, and that certification of completion will be issued.

Commissioned Providers

Teeside University
Paramedics
First Contact Practitioner (Paramedic) UCPPD course | Teesside University

Bradford University
MSK
First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal) PGCert – Postgraduate degree -University of Bradford

UCLAN
All FCP professions
AHP First Contact Practice in Primary Care, Short Course – UCLan

Cumbria
All FCP professions
PgC Paramedic First Contact Practitioner: Practice Development – University of Cumbria

Coventry University (across both Coventry and London campus)
Physiotherapy, Paramedics
PGCert Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner | Coventry University

Essex University
MSK
Postgraduate Certificate First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice – First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice Degree | University of Essex

Hertfordshire
MSK, OT, Paramedic, Dietetics
MSc Advanced Physiotherapy | Courses | Uni of Herts

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC)
All FCP professions
First Contact Practice | AECC University College | Transforming lives through Health Sciences

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

September

New to Practice Nurse & NA VTS Programme September 2023 - Still accepting registrations

There are a few remaining places on the 2023 New-to-Practice Nurse & NA Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) Programme and we’re still happy to accept registrations.

The programme start date is Thursday 28th September 2023.

Please return applications to training@haxbygroup.co.uk as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Eligibility is for nurses and NAs who are newly qualified or new to general practice since April 2022.

For any queries relating to the programme, our Programme Lead Deb Smith will be more than happy to help (debra.smith8@nhs.net) or for general queries the team would also be happy to help (training@haxbygroup.co.uk). We’re also more than happy to arrange a chat if you have any queries.

Update - 2023/24 CPD Funded Training for Nurses and AHPs

Many thanks to all PCNs and practices who came back to us over the summer with details of the training you would like to be able to access for your CPD eligible members of staff.

It’s been fantastic to see such a phenomenal amount of requests returned.

We are currently working hard to make arrangements with providers to offer as much CPD funded training as possible based on what you have told us is needed. Thank you for your support and patience as part of this process.

We will soon be able to share details with you of all available CPD funded training and how to access this – we’re looking forward to sharing this with you shortly!

Many thanks

The HNY Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub Team

 

NHSE Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway

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NHSE are delighted to announce the launch of the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway for 2023/2024. This offering from NHS England aims to link the initial education and training reforms to a continuum of development into post-registration.

We kindly ask that you circulate the following information to your networks so that all eligible pharmacists have the opportunity to benefit from this pathway. If you employ newly qualified pharmacists, then we encourage you to support their enrolment on the pathway.

About the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway

The Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway aims to support newly qualified pharmacists to experience a smooth transition into being an independent practitioner. There are four core elements of the pathway:

E-Portfolio: Supports learners to assess their learning needs, develop an action plan, and reflect upon their experiences. The e-Portfolio provided is mapped to the RPS Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum and will enable newly qualified pharmacists to develop through reflection on their practice, using work-based formative assessment and validated supervised learning events. Learners may use alternative e-Portfolios, provided they are mapped to the correct curriculum.
Curriculum: The RPS Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum is designed to support pharmacists progress from meeting the initial standards of education and training through to being confident practitioners who can provide increasingly complex care.
Learning resources: Curated resources have been mapped against the curriculum domains. This virtual library will support the professional development of newly qualified pharmacists, based on their individual learning needs, and can complement resources available locally. The learning resource library is available online.
Access to supervision: We will support access to supervision for all pharmacists on this pathway. Please see the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway webpage for more information.
The RPS Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum learning outcomes have been designed to develop prescribing competence. This means that the NHS England Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway, using these learning outcomes, helps newly qualified pharmacists to develop the skills and competence they need to prepare for a prescribing course.

Further information about eligibility, timelines, funding and enrolment can be found on the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway webpage and in the Briefing for employers and key stakeholders.

PGD Consultation - Proposal for the use of patient group directions by pharmacy technicians

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A critical consultation for our workforce and profession has been released by the government.

Proposal to change the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMRs) for registered pharmacy technicians Patient group directions (PGDs)

In the above link you can find all the information including the benefits of registered Pharmacy Technicians being able to supply and administer medicines under a patient group direction (PGD), and outlined questions in the consultation, so you can prepare your response.

As a profession we have been eagerly awaiting this consultation so please respond and share with all your networks and encourage all to respond.

How to respond…
Please respond through the Governments online consultation survey.

If you have any queries on this consultation or require an alternative format, please email medicines.mechanisms@dhsc.gov.uk. Do not send your consultation answers or any personal information to this email address.

Please submit your responses to the questions by 11:59pm on 29 September 2023.

Thank you

Just’B’ Reflective Spaces

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Primary care workers across Humber and North Yorkshire who work with patients or clients at the end of life – or are bereaved – are being offered expert support through reflective and supportive supervision spaces.

Pilot service Just ‘B’ Reflective Spaces provides free, confidential spaces for GPs, GP practice staff, dentists, pharmacists and optometrists impacted by end of life care and bereavement. It is available to practitioners who operate across the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership footprint – including the districts of North Yorkshire, York, East Yorkshire and North and North East Lincolnshire. Support includes supervision, Schwartz Rounds (a structured forum for staff to come together and discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare) and access to a dedicated support line.

Just’B’ Reflective Spaces is delivered by family of services including Herriot Hospice Homecare and Saint Michael’s Hospice. It is funded by Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

Staff across Humber and North Yorkshire can refer themselves to Just’B’ Reflective Spaces on (01423) 876 474 or find out more and get in touch via www.justb.org.uk/reflectivespaces

Inclusivity Video Participation - National Advancing Practice Conference 8th & 9th November 2023 - Deadline 9th October 2023

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NHS England recognise the need for the NHS to be a place where inclusion and diversity is celebrated, where everyone is welcome, with a culture of belonging and trust.

To highlight the benefit of having an inclusive workforce, the NHS England Centre for Advancing Practice are looking for practitioners to reflect and record the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to the NHS. These recordings will be combined and used as part of a session at the NHS England National Advancing Practice Conference in November and will thereafter be available on the NHS England YouTube page for public viewing. Recording a clip for inclusion in our video is simple and takes less than 2 minutes.

If you are interested in contributing to this important initiative and are willing to share your own reflections in this way, please see the linked guidance and consent form, we would welcome you sharing a clip of yourself for inclusion in our video. The deadline for submissions is the 9th October 2023.

Thank you

NHS England | Centre for Advancing Practice

Cancer Multi-Professional Consultant offer - ACCEND

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There are currently 3 million people living with cancer in the UK which is expected to rise to 3.5 million by 2025 and 4 million by 2030.  Additionally, there is a huge challenge for the NHS of people waiting too long for diagnosis and treatment, as well as embedding personalised care and support for all, across all communities. We also know that some groups have poorer outcomes and are less likely to report a positive experience of care.

It is recognised that developing the workforce of health and care professionals can be an enabler for transformation and quality improvements. With this aim in mind NHS England’s ACCEND programme, in conjunction with The Centre for Advancing Practice, is offering 10 funded places on its Cancer Multi-Professional Consultant Pathway, the pilot of which will be launched in 2023.

Those eligible to apply are early years multi-professional consultants who have been in an NHS funded consultant post for less than three years. This includes senior registered health professionals including nurses and allied health professionals (e.g. Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Speech and language therapists), Social Workers, Pharmacists and Healthcare Scientists (registered), who hold either a relevant post graduate MSc or equivalent alongside significant clinical knowledge, skills and experience.

The pathway aims to develop and support early years consultant roles in cancer care to act as a system leaders and embedded researchers, exemplifying expert practice whilst providing strategic and enabling leadership. It will also support learning across the system alongside research and innovation. By embedding this pathway, we expect to improve care coordination and support for individuals with complex needs or other health conditions alongside cancer, thus supporting the delivery of safe and effective services.

The pathway will be bespoke for each individual, with each undertaking a development needs analysis and development pathway as part of the application process, so that we can be assured that applicants will achieve the appropriate capabilities in The Centre for Advancing Practice Multi-professional consultant-level Practice capability and impact framework (NHS England 2023).

Please see documents below:

Please note, this is initially an England wide initiative while we pilot the delivery of this pathway.

The deadline for applications is 18 September 2023.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at accend@hee.nhs.uk and england.accend@nhs.net  (please send all queries / applications to both addresses)

 

Kind Regards,

The ACCEND Programme Team

Podcasts Relating to Updates in Medical Records Access

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We have some urgent updates regarding patient access to medical records, and it’s crucial for all primary care staff to be up to date.

Join us as Munir Adam, host of Primary Care UK Podcasts, sits down with Dr. Devin Gray, a GP deeply involved in patient record access. Notably, Dr. Gray was invited by NHS England to shed light on this vital subject.

Q. How prepared do you feel for patients to have near-complete access to your documented records?

For EMIS practices, the deadline to opt-in for prospective records access is September 20, 2023!  Starting on October 4, patients will have access. Be sure to use the provided form before the deadline, as manual edits will be required afterward.

For TPP practices, the deadline is October 31, 2023. Mark your calendars!

Special thanks to Dr. Devin Gray, GP, and Clinical Lead for Digital First (Wandsworth), for her invaluable contributions to this critical initiative.

Let’s ensure a smooth transition and empower patients with more access to their healthcare journey. Stay informed, stay connected.

Primary Care UK’ is for ALL PRIMARY CARE STAFF, and particularly Clinical staff (Doctors, Nurses, Physician Associates, Clinical Pharmacists in Practice, Paramedics in GP, First Contact Physiotherapists, and trainees & students).

Enquiries to: swlicb.training@nhe.net

HNY Placements for University of Bradford PA Students in General Practice

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The University of Bradford would like to send a small number of Physician Associate students on placement in general practice within the Humber and North Yorkshire area.

For information, our Primary Care Placement dates are as follows:

Year 1:

11 October 2023 – 13 December 2023 (Wednesday only)

3 January 2024 – 13 March 2024 (Wednesday only)

 

Year 2:

9 October 2023 – 27 October 2023 (Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri)

8 April 2024 – 26 April 2024 (Mon-Tues and Thurs-Fri)

 

Electives:

17 June 2024 – 2 August 2024 (Mon-Fri)

 

Funding:

These placements are funded by HEE (Now NHSE).  The current rate of pay is £102 per student, per day, however, due to the reorganisation of HEE into NHS England, there will be some minor updates to the tariff rate.

 

If you are interested in accommodating our students on placement or for further information, please contact Narkis Rahman (Clinical Placement Development Manager) by emailing n.rahman@bradford.ac.uk.

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

August

New to Practice Nurse & NA VTS Programme - September 2023 - Still open for registrations until 25/08/23

Reminder: The September 2023 New-to-Practice Nurse & NA Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) Programme is still open for registrations.

Please return applications to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by 25th August.

The programme start date will be Thursday 28th September 2023.

Eligibility is for nurses and NAs who are newly qualified or new to general practice since April 2022.

For any queries relating to the programme, our Programme Lead Deb Smith will be more than happy to help (debra.smith8@nhs.net) or for general queries the team would also be happy to help (training@haxbygroup.co.uk). We’re also more than happy to arrange a chat if you have any queries.

Free Training - Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by the Primary Care School, NHS England – Humber & North Yorkshire.

Click here for full details and application form

Nurses receive £150 back fill whilst funds allow. All primary care clinicians HNY welcome.

WHAT?

  • Initial training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professional peers across a PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • It is a facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • It mainly focuses on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

  • Thursday 17 & 25 August (both 1-4pm)
  • Thursday 21 September (1-4pm) & Friday 6 October (2-5pm)
  • Friday 1 & 8 December (both 1-4pm)

WHO?

  • All registered and non-registered clinicians in primary care. Nurses receive a £150 backfill whilst funds last.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

Trainee Nursing Associates in Primary Care settings - Financial support for employers

NHS England has confirmed that employer funding is now available for a key member of the general practice workforce, the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA). These programmes, available through your local education provider or nationally with BPP university, are open to applications from staff in general practice and primary care networks.

There is a range of financial support available for employers starting TNAs on the apprenticeship programme within primary care, including:

  • An employer grant of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year) per Trainee Nursing Associate
  • PCNs being able to claim 100% of the TNA salary through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme
  • Up to £15,000 apprenticeship levy funding to employers who are eligible to cover the apprenticeship course costs.

Find out more information by contacting nationalnursingandmidwiferyteam@hee.nhs.uk

For support with accessing TNA programmes please contact the HNY Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk 

Free Weight Management Training for Healthcare Professionals

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Free training on Weight Managements for Adults for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and trainees in Hull is now available from a local trained GP.

The session aims to increase HCPs’ knowledge of obesity, confidence and skills, empowering them to have brief interventions around weight with patients using a person-centred approach, increasing referrals to appropriate weight management, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes services as per NICE guidance, and ultimately reduce the burden of long-term conditions. 

The training is in collaboration with the Hull Public Health Team, Yorkshire and Humber Obesity Research Alliance and Office for Health Improvement & Disparities (Y&H Region) and has been peer reviewed by local and national experts. Please see flyer for more information.

The training can be delivered face to face or virtually at a time to suit local needs. Feedback so far has been very positive with 31/40 attendees of a pilot session rating it as ‘extremely useful’.

To book a group training session, please contact: varun.anand@nhs.net. Thank you.

 

Care Navigation Training Programme

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As part of the Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care support offers available to practices, there is still time for practices and PCNs to book a free place for a member of their team on the care navigator training. This training will give individuals and teams the skills to communicate effectively with patients and help direct them to the most appropriate healthcare professional or service for their needs. You can read more and book a place online.   For further information contact carenavigationtraining@england.nhs.uk.

 

The has been a fantastic response to the NHSE care navigation training so far.  Over 3,300 practices and PCNs have registered a nominated individual to take part. Over 99% of attendees feel that the sessions have helped them to improve their understanding of signposting patients to the right healthcare professional or service. The training is a key component in implementing ‘Modern General Practice Access’ as set out in the delivery plan for recovering access to primary care.

NHSE are pleased to announce that advanced level training is also now open for bookings. This training dives deeper into key skills that underpin effective care navigation with particular emphasis on communication and health coaching skills. It is suitable for those who have undertaken the foundation training or other introductory training and can take their practice to the next level.

If you have any questions that are not answered within the links above, please email carenavigationtraining@england.nhs.uk.

Funding to support expansion of Pharmacy Technician workforce

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NHS England Workforce, Training and Education (WT&E) directorate are offering funding to support the training of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) on a

·         Single sector community pharmacy programme

·         Cross-sector integrated training programme

The School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (SoPMO), Northeast and Yorkshire (NEY) will be holding webinars to provide further information.

Expression of Interest Hints and Tips Webinar

Also further to our webinars we are also offering a one off webinar on expressions of interests hints and tips, this webinar will take place on

How much funding is available?

  • £46,099 per PTPT over the 2-year training period.
  • Funding is intended to contribute to the cost of developing and running a two-year work-based training programme.
  • It is recommended education costs are covered through apprenticeship levy.

 

What do I need to do to be eligible for funding?

  • Be able to provide educational supervision from a GPhC registered pharmacy professional.
  • Complete a short online expression of interest form with an overview of your proposed training programme. This will be used to shortlist allocation of funding.

 

What support is provided by NHS England WT&E?

  • Support from a dedicated pharmacy programme facilitator to offer guidance and expertise throughout the 2-year training period.
  • Employer network meetings to share experience, practice and resources.
  • A range of resources including examples of job adverts and learning plans shared by existing training placements.

Pharmacy Technician Workforce Expansion Expression Of Interest - Closing Date 17 September 2023

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As part of our programme to support Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) training capacity, please see below further information outlining the process for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for NHSE National funded multi-Sector places and Community Pharmacy Single site places.

NHSE Northeast and Yorkshire (NEY) is seeking expressions of interest from employing organisations between 7 August 2023 – 17 September 2023.

Depending on the lead employer, funding will be allocated by one of a potential range of routes, including but not limited to; Through the NHS Education contract finance schedule, where the lead employer has an existing NHS education contract in place.  Through partnership arrangements where a contracting mechanism already exists, for example, with integrated care system teams or training hubs. Where partnership arrangements are not in place and the lead employer does not have an NHS education contract, the NHS terms and conditions for services will apply and employers will be required to invoice NHS England for this activity. Payments to community pharmacy lead employers will be paid through the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA).

This guidance document outlines the minimum requirements employers must meet to be eligible to receive funding, as well as detailing the EOI process in full. 

Funding

£46,099 will be available per PTPT over the 2-year training period. This funding is intended to contribute to the cost of running a two-year programme and may be used to contribute towards the cost of salary, educational supervision, or establishing educational infrastructure. (NB it is expected course fees may be accessed via Apprenticeship Levy)

Funding will be available to support the training of PTPTs through various models:

  • Multi-sector bids (e.g., 2 or more organisations forming a partnership where the trainee/s will rotate)
  • Community Pharmacy single site programme

Application Process

Application for funding is through an EOI submitted via an online application form (see below). Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered. The application window is 7 August 2023 – 17 September 2023.

An application template has been provided (see Appendix 1 of Employer Guidance). It is advised Appendix 1 is completed (with partners for cross-sectors bids) and saved so information can be copied and pasted into the online form. This copy can then be referred to if the evaluation panel seeks clarification during evaluation of bids, alongside any bid receipt (for download on completion of EOI).

Applications must be received via the online form by 23:59 on 17 September 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by 2 October 2023. 

NHSE Multi-Sector and Community Pharmacy Single Site Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Funding 2023/24 EOI Form

If you have any questions or require further support, please contact the NHSE NEY Pharmacy team at medicinesoptimisation.north@hee.nhs.uk stating ‘PT Workforce Expansion Multi-Sector and Community Pharmacy Single Site – EOI 23-24’ in the email subject header.

Free confidential coaching and support for the primary care workforce

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Three confidential coaching offers have been designed to be easily accessible and tailored to your individual needs. Experienced coaches can help you as an individual, support you to manage your team and reflect on your career goals and ambitions.  This is an opportunity to prioritise your needs whilst you are also taking care of others and is available to everyone working in primary care.

Read more about the offer and book a session here: looking-after-you-confidential-coaching-and-support-for-the-primary-care-workforce/.

New coaching services: peer wellbeing sessions and virtual away day for teams

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The Looking After You coaching offer now includes two new services to support individuals and teams to stay well.

  • Peer wellbeing sessions will bring together up to eight people with shared experiences to support each other alongside a trained coach to discuss and plan how to improve and maintain wellbeing. Participants will join virtual group sessions in a safe and supportive space.
  • Managers and leaders can book a virtual team away day for themselves and up to seven members of their team. A coach will help to design a bespoke session to suit the team’s objectives.

New Social Prescribing Link Worker service for international medical graduates and nurses

The YOURhealth service delivered by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust have partnered up with other NHS Trusts across the country to provide Social Prescribing services to medical graduates, nurses, and allied health professionals, including those from overseas.

As part of Social Prescribing, the expert Link Workers will be on hand to provide support and motivation to graduates, aligned to the socio-economic and psycho-social needs of trainees and their families when coming to the UK.

Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists in training, who are part of NHS England Yorkshire and the Humber, North East, North Cumbria, and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, can self-refer into the new service to receive one-to-one support at no cost to them.

Click here to read more.

Changes to Roadmap for First Contact Practitioners

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NHS England National Team have procured eight Education Providers across the country to deliver the FCP taught route and support the portfolio route.  Although there is not a provider based in every NHS England region, all the providers have committed to taking learners from outside the region in which they are based.

Reason for Change

Following the procurement exercise and education provider delivery, the governance processes in place around approval and sign-off of FCP portfolios of evidence are now more robust, needing both supervisor and education provider approval and quality assurance.

Meaning – Due to the new governance processes, there is no longer a need for supervisors to complete designated FCP Supervision training, such as the two-day Roadmap Supervisor training.

FAQs for Learners

What happens to the FCPs who completed the taught/portfolio route prior to the new education providers being procured?

  • Individuals who have completed both Stage 1&2 should retain their evidence of completion – either a portfolio signed by their supervisor (portfolio route), or certification of completion from an education provider (taught route).
  • The recognition of a digital badge by NHS E on completion of Stage 1 & 2 did not come into fruition and has been withdrawn.
  • If the individual has part completed the required training and education (e.g., only Stage 1), they can access the procured provision, complete an LNA and be supported through the remainder of the training and education via an education provider.

Who is responsible for sourcing supervisors and placements for FCPs?

  • In most cases initially, individuals will already be working within the primary care system with a supervisor and will therefore not require supervision/placement access to complete the training and education. It is normally a requirement of the Taught Route that individuals will have already sourced a supervisor.

What happens if I am currently working through the portfolio route?

  • A six month cut off date for completion for those already undertaking the portfolio route

I want to become FCP and want to access learning via a HEI that wasn’t part of the procurement, is this allowed?

  • The funding available is only for the education providers successful NHS E national procurement process. If an individual wants to self-fund, or has access to alternative funding, they can do this. However, they should ensure the education provider has completed the NHSE self-declaration process with the Centre for Advancing Practice, and that certification of completion will be issued.

Commissioned Providers

Teeside University
Paramedics
First Contact Practitioner (Paramedic) UCPPD course | Teesside University

Bradford University
MSK
First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner (Musculoskeletal) PGCert – Postgraduate degree -University of Bradford

UCLAN
All FCP professions
AHP First Contact Practice in Primary Care, Short Course – UCLan

Cumbria
All FCP professions
PgC Paramedic First Contact Practitioner: Practice Development – University of Cumbria

Coventry University (across both Coventry and London campus)
Physiotherapy, Paramedics
PGCert Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner | Coventry University

Essex University
MSK
Postgraduate Certificate First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice – First Contact Musculoskeletal Practice Degree | University of Essex

Hertfordshire
MSK, OT, Paramedic, Dietetics
MSc Advanced Physiotherapy | Courses | Uni of Herts

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC)
All FCP professions
First Contact Practice | AECC University College | Transforming lives through Health Sciences

National General Practice Improvement Programme

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Support is available to practices working in the most challenging circumstances, who can put themselves forward for ‘hands on’ improvement support available to them through the General Practice Improvement Programme.

Starting in October 2023 and delivered over six months, practices will be supported to make improvements to how they work, including having more control over their workload, maximising the use of all staff roles, meeting the needs of patients, and providing safe and equitable care. Practices will benefit from on-site support, group-based sessions to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and sharing experiences across practices.

Places are limited and practices are encouraged to register for an introductory webinar taking place throughout August and September

Hands-on improvement support for practices and PCNs

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As part of the General Practice Improvement Programme a range of support is being provided to help practices and PCNs drive forward improvements in how they work.  The focus will be on helping practices and PCNs to have more control over their workload, maximise the use of all staff roles and local services, meet the needs of patients and provide safe, equitable care.

Practices can register for an introductory webinar and put themselves forward for:

·         Intensive: six months facilitated support – starting October 2023.

·         Intermediate: three months facilitated support – starting September 2023.

Primary Care Networks can access six facilitated sessions to get support in developing and agreeing a jointly-owned shared purpose, understanding of demand and capacity across the network, and identifying local solutions to issues. The next cohort will run October 2023 – March 2024.

Places are limited for both support offers so practices and PCNs are encouraged to register for webinars asap.

General Practice / PCN Training and Development offers

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Please find full details here

A range of training and development offers from the Primary Care Transformation Team to support those in practices and Primary Care Networks to develop skills and confidence with using quality improvement tools and techniques. Having a box of tools to draw on and a knowledge of when and how to use them will help with tackling a range of challenges now and in future. All training is delivered by experienced faculty members which comprises of practice-based clinicians, non-clinicians and improvement experts who have worked extensively with general practice and wider primary care.

For any queries, please contact us at: england.capabilitypct@nhs.net

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB – Flexible Working Pool

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Lantum is currently working on a Flexible Working Pool project alongside Humber & North Yorkshire ICB, to help increase resilience within primary care systems across the region.

For practices, this means tapping into a network of local clinicians who understand the needs of local patient populations and are familiar with local referral pathways and PCN projects, whilst also reducing their reliance on agencies & agency-based working models – as well as their associated high costs.

This digital staff bank helps build resilience, save time, and save money for the ICB and wider NHS. But did you know that there are also a range of benefits for clinicians involved in this project, including:

●     Free RocketPay – our next-day payment service, ensuring that you’re paid the next working day for all sessions worked in Humber & North Yorkshire practices.

●     Priority Access – being in the bank improves your likelihood of being accepted into sessions. This helps you stand out from the crowd as a clinician while supporting resilience in local primary care systems.

●     Automated invoices & pension forms – available to download at the click of a button. Note that pension forms are only available for GP sessions completed.

●     Direct Messaging – you may directly message practice managers about upcoming sessions or make other requests – no need to call the practice and wait in the queue

●     Lantum App –  manage your locum work on your phone or tablet – available on iOS and Android

If you would be interested in joining the Humber & North Yorkshire ICB bank and begin accessing these benefits immediately, you can do so by clicking here. We’re currently onboarding GPs and Practice Nurses into the flexible working pool.

Or if you’d like any further information, please contact Martin & Fiona our ICB project leads or our Client Success Manager Tom over at Lantum on the emails below.

–       Martin Braidwood – Senior Primary Care Manager: martin.braidwood@nhs.net

–       Fiona Pedlingham – Primary Care Project Officer: f.pedlingham@nhs.net

–       Tom Swallow – Client Success Manager (Lantum): tom.swallow@lantum.com

 

To show you the impact Lantum has had on clinician lives, here’s some feedback we have received in a recent survey:

Ease of use:

“I like the fact there is no middle person and I can choose and book my sessions easily. Also had excellent experience with the Lantum support team recently regarding a late payment from a practice.”

Payments:

“RocketPay is great, meaning immediate payment.”

Support:

“Whenever I have needed to contact Lantum, they have always been so kind, considerate and helpful, and made me feel I am not bothering them. So nice to have such wonderful staff to speak to.”

FREE Accelerate Leadership Programme for Colleagues with Protected Characteristics - EoI by 25th August

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Find information on the Humberside LMCs website: FREE October Leadership Programme

For all Primary Care Clinicians – GPs, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists in HNY ICS facing additional barriers in the way of their success.

Candidates may be in minority groups and / or have protected characteristics.

Colleagues who are in minority groups are often less well-represented in senior roles and management structures within the NHS. We want to make a small step towards addressing this by offering a programme designed to support you in accelerating your career and personal development as part of the Humberside LMCs’ Wellbeing Strategy, funded by NHSEI.

This programme will:

  • show you how to step into your full power at work and have your talent recognised,
  • give you a network of peers who can support you throughout your career,
  • give you the skills to promote your work and rise through the ranks faster.
    This is a unique opportunity to help you carve out your own career path, become more empowered in pursuing your aspirations and be supported in embracing your background as a positive tool for progression.

We encourage people who have any of the characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act to apply for this programme. The protected characteristics are: – age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We know that systemic biases around race, gender, disability etc can lead to colleagues having to work harder to achieve the same level of success. We want to help you go beyond this and gain the success and achievement you deserve; this Accelerate programme aims to empower individuals to navigate this landscape.

The programme is available to colleagues in the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System* regardless of contractual status (e.g., Partner, Salaried, Locum) in any minority groups and/or with any protected characteristics to support personal and professional development, taking into account the additional barriers you may face.

The programme will be delivered by a team of executive coaches from diverse backgrounds, working as a partnership between The Hobbs Consultancy and the Good Business Initiative arm of Executive Coaching Company.

During the programme you should expect to:

  • Examine the myths and realities of confidence and how to use neuroscience and self-belief to build confidence levels.
  • Examine common derailers for your talent and learn practical tools to maximise energy, resilience, and impact.
  • Utilise the Strengths theory to bring more of your natural, rather than learned strengths to your career, leveraging both performance levels and resilience.
  • Utilise a combination of diagnostics, feedback, and discussion to increase self-awareness.

The programme comprises three full-day modules and three follow up one-to-one coaching sessions.  The modules will be delivered virtually over 3 separate days on the following dates:

 

October 2023 Programme

  • Day 1:   Tuesday 3rd October
  • Day 2: Tuesday 10th October
  • Day 3: Tuesday 17th October

Deadline for expression of interest: 5pm, Friday 25th August 2023

The 1:1 coaching sessions, following on from the programme, will support you in deepening the learning and forwarding the action and will be arranged to begin around 4 weeks post-programme.

 

How to apply

The programme is fully funded but limited in places. We would welcome expressions of interest from individuals who meet the above description and are able to commit to attend all the course dates. To apply, please complete the expression of interest form and e-mail it for the attention of Dr Zoe Norris (CEO, Medical Director), to Humberside LMCs (by the deadline indicated below) in the first instance at humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those colleagues who meet the criteria described above and are able to confirm their availability at all 3 of the training dates.  A waiting list will be held for applications over the number of places available.

Deadline for expression of interest: 5pm, Friday 25th August 2023

Invitation: 23rd August HNY LEAP Placement Webinar Series - Research Placements

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Our offering to support this community continues as we continue to deliver our LEAP Webinar series.

The sessions will cover a range of themes and topics and have been developed based on feedback received to date via our surveys, networks. This enables us to deliver on our vision that Together, we’re creating a healthier Humber and North Yorkshire, where every learner has the opportunity, the support and the infrastructure to thrive in their chosen health or care career.

The next session is:

Spotlighting the research pillar in undergraduate healthcare professional education: delivery of a research placement.

Delivered by Dr Jayne Anderson

See the flyer here and register to attend here

New film explaining The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

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NHS England, with partners, has shared a powerful new animation about The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism. 

The animation has been co-designed and co-produced with autistic people and people with a learning disability. It is aimed at helping staff and employers across health and social care to understand Oliver’s Training and why it is so vitally important.

To find out more, visit The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training webpage.

Latest free Cancer Champion awareness sessions announced

Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance would like to invite you to take part in a free cancer awareness session.

In just 90-minutes, you can learn how to spot the early signs of cancer within a fun and interactive environment. We will also teach you about cancer prevention, national cancer screening programmes, and much more!

In the UK, one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. If cancer is found early, treatment can be less invasive and more successful.

By joining our community of over 4,500 Cancer Champions, you can learn how to engage in conversations that promote early diagnosis and can help to save lives.

Anyone can become a Cancer Champion. No prior knowledge of cancer is required and once you have completed the training you will receive a digital handbook, Cancer Champions certificate and badge.

To sign up for a free virtual awareness session, or, to organise a bespoke session for your department or team, visit www.hnycanceralliance.org.uk/cancerchampions.

Upcoming dates:

Monday 7 August, 14:00-15:30
Friday 11 August, 09:30-11:00
Tuesday 15 August, 13:00-14:30
Tuesday 22 August, 11:00-12:30
Friday 25 August, 14:00-15:30
Wednesday 30th August, 12:00-13:30.

NHS Cervical Screening Programme ‘good practice guidance for sample takers’ updated

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The NHS Cervical Screening Programme good practice guidance for sample takers has been updated to reflect recent developments in the programme.

The guidance supports cervical sample takers and enhances practice by providing key information in one place. It also promotes good practice that is consistent with national policy and programme guidance in key areas to help to mitigate risk around sample taking incidents. All cervical screening sample takers are encouraged to access and read the publication.

Four-month visa extension for newly qualified GPs

The government has introduced an additional four months on Skilled Worker visas for GPs completing GP Specialty Training (GPST). This will allow newly qualified GPs extra time to secure work with an employer and arrange sponsorship. This will also provide GP practices more time to obtain a new visa sponsorship licence if they have recruited a newly qualified GP and do not already have a licence.

Sponsored GP trainees qualifying from June 2023 are eligible to apply for the extension. For further information, please contact england.primarycareworkforce@nhs.net.

General Practice Staff Survey

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For the first time, our general practice teams have the opportunity to be included in the NHS Staff Survey. This survey is one of the world’s largest and well-respected workforce surveys, gathering the highest standards of robust, quality data to inform our understanding of staff experience.

The NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan commits to encouraging all NHS organisations to have staff feedback processes in place to ensure staff feedback is listened to and acted upon. Points can be collected via the QOF QI module for collecting staff lists and encouraging response to the survey (p109).

Humber and North Yorkshire ICB are participating in the roll out and will be working with NHS England to support and co-ordinate the activity. This includes working with Humber and North Yorkshire ICB Practices, PCNs and Federations to collate staff lists in August and promote the survey when it is available for staff to complete in October.

Participation is entirely voluntary and individual responses will be confidential. We hope that you will all take the opportunity to share your views.

There has been a longstanding ambition for the voice of people working in primary care to be heard in the same way as your secondary care colleagues and we hope you will take this opportunity to share your experience.

Information about how to participate in the survey is being communicated across HNY ICS, and HNY Practice and PCN Managers choosing to participate are being asked to collate a list of their staff (by 31st August ’23) to enable a link to the survey to be sent directly to each staff member (2nd October ’23).  The survey will remain open until 24th November ’23 and results will be made available March ’24.   If you are a General Practice or PCN that has not already received information about the GPSS and want to know more please contact workforce.humberandnorthyorkshire@nhs.net.

Money Talk Toolkit to support personalised care conversations

The NHS-commissioned Personalised Care Institute has joined forces with the Money and Pensions Service to launch the Money Talk Toolkit – equipping health and care professionals to use personalised care to identify, understand, support and refer people with money-related health issues, in order to achieve the outcomes that most matter to them.

Developed in response to rising numbers of people experiencing health issues that may be related to money, the toolkit offers free courses and resources, guidance on how to begin money conversations and details where to signpost patients for effective financial wellbeing support.

eLearning Pilot – Personality disorder in primary care

NHS England has commissioned the charity organization, Anna Freud, to develop eLearning for primary care staff and GPs to develop their skills and knowledge of working with patients who have Complex Emotional Needs.

The team are looking to identify practices to pilot the training and provide feedback on the content, look and feel of the training. Pilots will be taking place over the coming months to November 2023. Those taking part in the pilot will be asked to complete 2-3 short modules and share feedback.

If you are interested in taking part please complete the expression of interest form.

Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice - Sheffield Hallam

CNO002 Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice

Nurses looking to start a role in general practice can now undertake a three-month module to gain a better understanding of the role and assist with applications to general practice nursing.

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/primary-care/general-practice-nursing/cno002-discovering-nursing-career-general-practice

Discovering a Nursing Career in General Practice | Sheffield Hallam University (shu.ac.uk)

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

July

New to Practice Nurse & NA VTS Programme - September 2023 Open for Registrations

We’re delighted to let you know the September 2023 New-to-Practice Nurse & NA Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) Programme is now open for registrations.

The programme start date will be Thursday 28th September 2023.

Please return applications to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by 25th August.

Eligibility is for nurses and NAs who are newly qualified or new to general practice since April 2022.

For any queries relating to the programme, our Programme Lead Deb Smith will be more than happy to help (debra.smith8@nhs.net) or for general queries the team would also be happy to help (training@haxbygroup.co.uk). We’re also more than happy to arrange a chat if you have any queries.

GP Fellowship - CATALYST Programme - September 2023 Open for Registrations

The September 2023 Catalyst Programme GP Fellowship is now open for registrations.

Please find registration form here to share with any interested colleagues.

For any queries around the programme, dates and timetables the Catalyst Team are happy to help and can be contacted on CatalystProject@hyms.ac.uk

You can find a copy of the programme handbook here. Planned start dates are:

  • Year 1s – w/c 04/09/2023
  • Year 2s – w/c 11/09/2023

For any queries around the bursary, registrations or other fellowship offers please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

You can also find useful information about GP Fellowships here.

We’re more than happy to arrange a chat if you have any queries.

CPD Funding Access 2023/24

We’re pleased to be able to let you know that CPD funding for nurses and AHPs will be available again this year from NHSE, via local training hubs.

In order to maximise use of funding and improve accessibility of training, the process for accessing CPD funding will be a little different to previous years. We would like you to let us know what training is needed in your PCN so that courses can be arranged, within the funding envelope, to be available for all eligible staff to access.

Based on previous requests and information gathered by NHSE we have put together a tick-list of potentially funded courses, listed on the linked form. In order to enable planning of courses to meet PCN/practice needs, please use this form to indicate which courses your eligible staff would like to access.

Completed forms should be returned to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by Wed 16th August 2023.

Please note, funding is a limited envelope and it may not be possible to meet all requests. Indicating your preferences will help identify demand and enable planning to best utilise the funding envelope, taking PCN requests into account and offering fair share access.

Once all data has been received we will be able to arrange provision of courses within the funding envelope, reflecting your requests. We will then share further information on booking the identified courses.

If you have any queries about completing the form, accessing the funding, or potential course options please don’t hesitate to get in touch on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Virtual Patient - Training Resource

The Personalised Care Institute has launched lifelike virtual reality training on shared decision making – providing clinicians with the opportunity to put their skills to the test through a series of simulated virtual patient consultations.

Believed to be the first in the world to use non-immersive virtual reality to explore the key SDM microskills of agenda-setting, teach-back and exploring patient preferences, the free simulations allow users to try different conversation pathways and techniques in a risk-free environment – with comprehensive feedback provided at the end of each exercise. Try Virtual Patient here

The AHSN Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the balance right epact2 - Free Training

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We have received confirmation of the upcoming dates for The AHSN Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the balance right training. As you may be aware the training is run in partnership between the AHSN Network and the NHS Business Service Authority and focuses on the Polypharmacy Comparators within the epact2 online tool.

Details of the training are outlined below;

What will I learn?

The event will share information and insights into how the NHS BSA polypharmacy prescribing comparators can:

·        Support primary care and wider health systems understand the variation in prescribing of multiple medicines

·        Identify patients who are more likely to be exposed to the risks that can be associated with taking large numbers of medicines or certain combinations of medicines.

Outline agenda

12:00 – Introduction to the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators, Clare Howard, Medicines Optimisation Lead, Wessex AHSN

12:30 – Live demonstration of how to access and use the NHS BSA Polypharmacy prescribing comparators ,Ben Baker, Customer Engagement and Training Lead, NHS BSA

13:00 – Q&A

13:30 – Meeting Close

 

The following link can be used to register for the free sessions: The AHSN Polypharmacy Programme: Getting the balance right Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

 

The dates and times of the next sessions are as follows;

·      28th Sept (Thurs) 12:00 – 13:30

·      30th Nov (Thurs) 12:00 – 13:30

·      23rd Jan (Tues) 12:00 – 13:30

 

PMA Apprenticeship Bespoke Cohorts

Practice Managers Association (PMA) Apprenticeships in Primary Care

PMA apprenticeships are primary care focused and they are looking at putting on cohorts for the courses listed. If you are thinking of apprenticeships for current staff or taking on new staff as apprentices please have a look at the options. Links for more details and expressions of interest are embedded in the above linked flyer.

Personalised Care Training Academy

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PCI accredited Training for non-clinical ARRS roles

www.personalisedcaretrainingacademy.co.uk

The team at the PCTA are experts in delivering training so that you become proficient in delivering personalised care in order to empower people to take greater ownership of their health and wellbeing, positively influencing their motivation, adherence and confidence to improve their health outcomes which improves efficiencies and lowers the cost of providing quality healthcare.
Evidence for Personalised Care

The evidence base for personalised care continues to grow, demonstrating a positive impact on people, the healthcare system and healthcare professionals. Shared decision making between people and clinicians about their tests, treatments and support options leads to more realistic expectations, a better match between individuals’ values and treatment choices, and fewer unnecessary interventions.

Recent research from The Health Foundation, monitoring 9,000 people with long-term conditions, revealed that people who feel confident to manage their health have 18% fewer GP contacts and 38% fewer emergency admissions than people with less confidence. This research is significant in showing how the effective delivery of personalised care can reduce the avoidable use of health services and improve patients’ lives.
The AQuA programme found that when shared decision making was implemented, there were improvements in specific health indicators such as better blood glucose control in patients with diabetes, hospital stays being shorter, fewer missed appointments and fewer complaints.

Our Personalised Care Institute accredited training has resulted in improvements in retention, resilience, role satisfaction and competence aswell as clarity regarding how the new ARRS roles fit together, to create a coherent and effective, person-centred approach

Our 4 day Comprehensive Health Coaching programme equips Health and Wellbeing Coaches with the knowledge and practical skills to support patients to set personalised goals, focusing on what matters most to them, guiding them to increase their self-efficacy, motivation and commitment to make, and sustain, changes to their lifestyle and improve their health and wellbeing.

The training follows and is fully compliant with the NHSE Health and Wellbeing Coaches Workforce Development Framework to enable Health Coaches to deliver the Comprehensive Model of Personalised Care.

Our 3 day Comprehensive Care Coordination training programme equips Care Coordinators with the knowledge and practical skills to deliver safe and effective care coordination.

The training follows and is compliant with the NHSE Care Coordinator Workforce Development Framework guidelines to enable Care Coordinators to deliver the Comprehensive Model of Personalised Care.

Our 1 day Introduction to Care Coordination training programme equips Care Coordinators with the knowledge and practical skills to deliver safe and effective care coordination.

Our 2 day Health Coaching Core Skills training programme provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to work effectively with vulnerable patients or clients, using health coaching techniques to bring about behaviour change, reduce health risks and inequalities, whilst helping patients to navigate the wider health and social care system and empowering people to take greater control over their health and wellbeing.

YORLMC Healthy Practice Courses and Wellbeing Resources

Information can be found here: https://gpmplus.co.uk/ 

St Mary's College Medical Academy Mentoring Scheme

The Medical, Health & Social Care Academy team at St Mary’s College in Hull are currently assigning mentors to year 12 students, to support them throughout their year 13 and with their applications to medical school.

They currently have a group of aspiring medics that have not yet been assigned a mentor. Would any of the GPs working within your organisation be interested and have the capacity to take on a mentee to support? Mentoring is so beneficial to students and makes a real difference in terms of their development and progress and any support would be greatly appreciated.

Please find mentoring information sheet and guide for you to review and pass on to anyone that may be interested.

FCP Supervisor Conference - 7th September - Sheffield

Please find full details here, including link to register for this free event

Join the annual Centre for Advancing Practice Conference: Virtual event 8th and 9th November

#AdvancingPractice2023

We would really love for you to showcase the amazing work that is being undertaken within North East and Yorkshire and therefore invite you to submit a proposal to present at one of the conference sessions or submit a poster abstract. The submission can be around any aspect of advanced practice, such as the 4 pillars of advanced practice, workforce and service transformation, supervision, or the impact these roles have on improving patient care and service delivery.

For guidance on abstract submissions please visit the Centre for Advancing Practice website.   

Important timelines:

Application portal for submissions is now open!
Deadline for abstract submissions – 1 September 2023
Deadline for poster submissions – 13 October 2023
Conference – 8 and 9 November 2023
Poster vote results – 9 November 2023 4pm
If you have any questions regarding the process, or would like some time with the Faculty to discuss through any potential submission ideas please email the Faculty directly: neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

Aspiring ACP Summer School - 26th July & 30th August

NHS E (formally Health Education England) and Universities from across the region are offering all aspiring Advanced Clinical Practice students (ACP’s) the opportunity to join a short preparatory course to support you as you begin your journey as a trainee ACP.

Day 1 will be held at the University of Huddersfield on 26th July from 10:15 until 15:30

Day 2 will be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 30th August from 10:00 until 15:00

Find full details and links to register here

Reminder: NEY NextGen Provider and Systems Engagement Event - 18th July

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This is just a quick reminder to let you know it’s not too late to register for the NEY NextGen Provider and Systems Engagement Event, which is taking place on Tuesday 18th July from 1-2.30pm via Microsoft Teams.

This virtual event is aimed at Directors and Deputy Directors of Nursing, those in senior roles supporting Nursing Workforce transformation, recruitment, and retention, and is open to providers across secondary care, primary care, social care, independent, HEIs, and ICBs whose organisations are interested in supporting the promotion of nursing as a career to children and young people in our communities and beyond.

You can register to attend through Eventbrite.

The QR code is contained in the flyer or can be accessed through this link :

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nextgen-nursing-programme-systems-engagement-event-tickets-663459072947?aff=oddtdtcreator

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Best Wishes

The NEY NextGen Programme Team

Reminder: LEAP Webinar - Role Emerging Placements in Dietetics - 19th July

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To all partners interested in Practice Based Learning,

Our offering to support our community continues as we start to deliver our LEAP Webinar series.

The sessions will cover a range of themes and topics and have been developed based on feedback received to date via our surveys, networks.

This enables us to deliver on our vision that Together, we’re creating a healthier Humber and North Yorkshire, where every learner has the opportunity, the support and the infrastructure to thrive in their chosen health or care career.

The next session is:

Role Emerging Placement in Dietetics

Delivered by Laura Cowley, Rachel Greene, Fiona Anderson , Kristy Maskell

See the flyer and register to attend here

CPD Courses September 2023 - University of Hull

MSK FCP training opportunity - University of Essex

Open online mental health learning to better support pregnant women and 24 months after birth

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NHS England in partnership with the Parent-Infant Foundation and clinical experts launched the online Perinatal and Infant Mental Health learning programme. This e-learning is open access and has been designed to upskill and increase awareness of perinatal mental health among professionals working in a range of settings supporting women during pregnancy and up to 24 months after birth, including maternity services, primary care, charities, and community groups.  ​

Find out more about the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health learning programme online and you can also watch a short film.

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

May/June 2023

PA Apprenticeship Employer Grant EOI guidance and process 23/24

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To help grow and transform the PA workforce, NHS England are offering a limited number of training support grants to employers (including NHS trusts and primary care organisations) of £10,000 per apprentice starting in 2023/24 on a Physican Associate Degree Apprenticeship (level 7) programme.

The overarching aims of the offer are to:

  • Support NHS organisations (employers) to develop the PA workforce and develop the pipeline of individuals along the PA career pathway
  • Support existing staff to develop by moving into a PA apprentice role
  • Grow the number of PAs generally and support the integration of the PA role within primary care and mental health settings; helping to develop and sustain multidisciplinary workforce models
  • Increase access to and provide new routes into the PA profession through supporting the apprenticeship pathways
  • Provide resources to employers to invest in educational infrastructure to support PA apprentices which can be sustained locally for future apprentices

This proposed support, would be paid in the current financial year (2023/24) by the regional workforce team.

The grant could be used by employers (in addition to the apprenticeship levy – either directly or through a levy transfer arrangement) to support and facilitate their trainees completing a recognised apprenticeship training programme. The training grant is to support trainees commencing the programme within this current financial year and this NHS England funding must be expended in the financial year 2023/24.

Please find attached PA Apprenticeship Grant EOI and guidance document for further information and to complete the EOI. Please note the deadline for completing this is 14th July 2023.

For more information please contact Rehma.Sayed@hee.nhs.uk

Cross-sector Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding Application Open

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As part of our programme to support Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) training capacity, please see below further information outlining the process for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for NHSE local funded Cross-Sector places.
NHSE North East and Yorkshire (NEY) is seeking expressions of interest from employing organisations between 7 June 2023 – 26 June 2023.
EOI must be from lead Employer with a signed NHS Education Contract. The attached guidance document outlines the minimum requirements employers must meet to be eligible to receive funding, as well as detailing the EOI process in full.
Funding

£16,500 will be available per PTPT per annum over the 2-year training period. This funding is intended to contribute to the cost of running a two-year programme and may be used to contribute towards the cost of salary, educational supervision, or establishing educational infrastructure. (NB it is expected course fees may be accessed via Apprenticeship Levy)
Funding will be available to support the training of PTPTs through various models: CROSS SECTOR bids (e.g., 2 or more organisations forming a partnership where the trainee/s will rotate)
NB single site community pharmacy training sits within a different contract, but may be, for this EOI funding round, included as part of cross-sector bids.

 

Application Process

Application for funding is through an EOI submitted via an online application form (see below). Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered. The application window is 7 June 2023 – 26 June 2023.
An application template has been provided (see Appendix 1 of Employer Guidance) along with information detailing evaluation criteria (Appendix 2). It is advised Appendix 1 is completed (with partners for cross-sectors bids) and saved so information can be copied and pasted into the online form. This copy can then be referred to if the evaluation panel seeks clarification during evaluation of bids, alongside any bid receipt (for download on completion of EOI).
Applications must be received via the online form by 23:59 on 26 June 2023. Successful applicants will be informed by 7 July 2023.

NHSE Cross-Sector Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Funding 2023/24 EOI Form

If you have any questions or require further support, please contact the NHSE NEY Pharmacy team at medicinesoptimisation.north@hee.nhs.uk stating ‘PT Workforce Expansion – EOI Cross-Sector 23-24’ in the email subject header.

Free courses for Cervical Screening & Myeloma Awareness Week

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GatewayC is an NHS funded, free, evidence-based programme informing and inspiring primary care professionals to help support the early diagnosis of cancer.

GatewayC has two free, one-hour CPD accredited courses for primary care professionals to coincide with this June’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week (19-24 June) and Myeloma Awareness Week (19-24 June).

GP Fellowships - What's Needed? - Short Survey

We’re trying to find out whether people are aware of Fellowships for GPs and what types of Fellowships you think would be useful.

We’d like to ask GP specialist trainees, GPs, practice managers and organisations that might host or support Fellowships. We want to hear from you if you have never heard of Fellowships, as well as if you do know about them. We would appreciate if you could also share with colleagues in your practice and networks.

Please take part here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/fellowship

It should take about 4 minutes, responses will be anonymous. Your feedback will influence what types of Fellowships are offered and how they are promoted.

If you would like more information on GP Fellowships in Humber and North Yorkshire click here or contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

We’ll keep you informed with updates on registrations opening for 2023-24 fellowships.

Many thanks in advance for your time.

Physician Associates - Preceptorship Funding Application Process - Now Open!

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The Faculty of Advanced Practice are pleased to announce a new electronic application process for preceptorships for physician associates in primary care in North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and Yorkshire and Humber (Y&H) for 2023 -2024.

Please find NEY Physician Associate Primary Care Preceptorship Guidance Document 2023-24 to support applications. Please note these are for applications from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 and invoices must be raised before 31st March 2024, any invoices received after this date will not be accepted for applications in 23/24 – please see guidance document for invoicing processes for NENC and Y&H.

Electronic application form:

For Y&H – https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/yorkshire-humber-physician-associates-preceptorship-application

  • Please send supplemental information to maps.ney@hee.nhs.uk
  • For any further information regarding applications, please contact the email address above

Please also contact your local training hub on training@haxbygroup.co.uk for local guidance or support

Physicians Associate Apprenticeship Funding Resources

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Please find linked below, resources aimed at supporting primary care employers to understand the PA apprenticeship role and how to access funding.

Since April the PA apprentice role has been included within the ARRS. HEIs are currently in varying stages of developing programmes, with some currently recruiting for Sept 2023 or Jan 2024 starts. See details of all course providers available here: https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/physician-associate- pa-apprenticeship-faq/#programme-delivery-overview

The attached resources are also available here, along with an FAQ for the role: https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/physician-associate-pa-apprenticeship-faq/ #primary-care-funding—employer-resources

Advanced Practice ePortfolio (supported) Route update - Expression of Interest form is open!

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Please see update below from the Centre for Advancing Practice regarding the ePortfolio (supported) Route:

The ePortfolio (supported) Route has been specifically designed to enable recognition with the Centre for Advancing Practice of existing, experienced advanced practitioners, who at the time of the expression of interest, are working clinically in advanced practitioner roles on a regular basis, and who have already completed their advanced practice experiential and educational learning mostly before 2017 when the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England was published.

Completing the ePortfolio (supported) Route is voluntary, but the process for recognition of advanced practitioners has been created by the Centre for Advancing Practice for quality assurance purposes to ensure a consistent approach to the urgent need to recognise the experience, knowledge, and skills of existing, experienced advanced practitioners in the workforce. The components and processes of the ePortfolio (supported) Route act as an assurance for the Centre that applicants for the Route are experienced advanced practitioners who have demonstrated the development of the capabilities outlined in the four pillars of the Centre’s Multi-professional framework.

To date, three cohorts of applicants have been recruited to the ePortfolio (supported) Route and the Centre has now re-opened the Expressions of Interest (EoI) form to gauge the level of demand for future cohorts. We have continued to review and refine our processes from the feedback received and have therefore decided that going forward, the EoI window will now remain open. This will enable practitioners, with support from their organisational advanced practice lead, to submit their EoIs throughout the year. The Centre will then contact prospective applicants once future cohorts’ dates are confirmed.

As stated, the ePortfolio (supported) Route was designed to enable current experienced advanced practitioners to gain recognition and not as a training pathway, therefore the Centre’s current intention is that this route will be closed from 2027 onwards. We will however continue to review this decision based on ongoing demand and national developments relating to the advanced practice agenda.

The Centre for Advancing Practice ePortfolio (supported) Route EOI form

 

CLEAR Programme - Funding Available for Transformation Projects - Q&A Sessions in June and July

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Opportunity to work with the CLEAR programme in North East and Yorkshire Region

The National CLEAR Programme supports clinicians to deliver transformation and workforce redesign projects within the NHS to enhance patient care. The programme equips those closest to delivery of care with skills, data analytics, innovation, and leadership to drive change. It has been working closely with the NEY region to build a regional capability for delivering data led transformation projects.

CLEAR can align to QOF targets in Quality improvement domain through projects and have the potential to align to clinical indicators as well as supporting work in the Local Capacity and Access Improvement Plans. The CLEAR method of qualitative and quantitative analysis combine with data and workforce tools aligns to demonstration of work in many of these areas.

CLEAR has experience in creating new models of care and redesign of workforce for primary care that align to DES specifically with CVD prevention, access to primary care and personalised care in the areas of dementia frailty and High intensity users.

The CLEAR programme has a range of opportunities for working with PCNs, some with associated regional funding. CLEAR is keen to hear what your needs are for support with activity and workforce redesign our website is https://clearprogramme.org.uk/ or you can register for a Q&A session with us here:

6th June – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/642871765757

13th June – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/642878786757

4th July – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/647108016497

18th July – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/647109771747

 

Pharmacy Post-registration Education Funding – Open for Expressions of Interest

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The Northeast and Yorkshire School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation is seeking expressions of interest for skills investment funding for 2023-24. The funding is available to support post-registration education and training for upskilling pharmacy staff who work in NHS organisations, or organisations providing NHS services across the Northeast and Yorkshire region.

Due to the transition into NHSE definitive budgets have not yet been set. We want to understand demand to support the budget setting and allocation process. We will look to support bids around workforce transformation investment priorities, for course starts from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 (NB: for courses not supported by other funding streams).

The priority areas are:

·         Clinical knowledge and skills development

·         Mental health specialist knowledge

·         Pharmacy technical and quality assurance

·         Accuracy checking for pharmacy technicians (where not undertaken as PTPT)

·         Research Skills

·         PCPEP for Non-ARRS-funded pharmacy professionals

 

The Northeast and Yorkshire School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation invite bids for funding, by completion of this survey by Monday 23:59pm 19 June 2023.

Submissions made after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please note: Due to large demand, we may only be able to offer a contribution towards course fees. Funding contributions for ONE YEAR ONLY will be offered and payable to employers only. Employers MUST arrange to pay for tuition fees directly to the Training Provider and invoices MUST NOT be sent to NHS England.

Workshop for ARRS Practitioners - 19th June (Hosted by the NHS Leadership Academy)

The NHS Leadership Academy is hosting a free 2 hour workshop, exclusively for ARRS practitioners on Monday, 19th June 1:30 pm – 3:50 pm.  The workshop is being delivered by Fiona Chatten, Primary Care Development Lead for North Cumbria ICB and will and will examine professional identity and its role in integrated working, enabling attendees to better understand how they can help themselves and others feel supported and flourish in the multi-professional ARRS teams.  For further information and to register, please see the link below:

Professional Identity Workshop for ARRS Practitioners

Advancing Practice in Learning Disability and/or Autism Network - Webinar Tuesday 20 June 2023

Shared on behalf of National Learning Disability and Autism Programme

NHS England is delighted to invite you to the second Advancing Practice in Learning Disability and/or Autism Network webinar on Tuesday 20 June 2023 at 09:30–12:30.

In early 2023 a virtual network for qualified advanced practitioners and consultants in learning disability and autism (including those aspiring to be or in training) was launched. The network will enable its members to connect, work together to find solutions and share best practice.

The network aims to offer members the opportunity to influence the development of advanced practice roles and give aspiring, trainee and qualified advanced practitioners and consultants in learning disability and/or autism a space in which to consider ways to support the educational development for themselves and the future workforce. The community will also provide a forum where members can go to get advice, peer support and share best practice.

This webinar will provide the opportunity to connect and network with advancing practice colleagues and share good practice. There will also be several keynote masterclasses to support practitioners in their roles, including one on systems leadership and one on leadership around neurodiversity.

If you would like to attend, complete the webinar registration form.

If you are interested in sharing examples of good practice through a brag and steal session during the event, please contact learning.disability@hee.nhs.uk. This is the opportunity for network members to briefly share work in progress or work completed with each other, as well as providing inspiration and raising awareness of work within Advanced Practice in Learning Disability and/or Autism.

To find out more about advancing practice, visit the Centre of Advancing Practice website and sign up to the advanced practice in learning disability and autism virtual network.

HNY LEAP Placement Webinar Series

Shared on behalf of the LEAP team

To all partners interested in Practice Based Learning,

After our first successful Placement Webinar, attended by a wide range of individuals, organisations and sectors across the country, our offering to support our community continues as we deliver our LEAP Webinar series.

The sessions will cover a range of themes and topics and have been developed based on feedback received to date via our surveys, networks.

This enables us to deliver on our vision that Together, we’re creating a healthier Humber and North Yorkshire, where every learner has the opportunity, the support and the infrastructure to thrive in their chosen health or care career.

For further  information and registration, please see below for the upcoming Webinars:

Additional information can also be found on the HNY LEAP FutureNHS platform

Please share far and wide. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

National Apprenticeship Awards 2023 are opening for entries!

Shared on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Awards Team

Calling all apprentices, employers, ambassadors and individuals who champion apprenticeships… the National Apprenticeship Awards 2023 are opening for applications soon!

Back for their 20th year, the National Apprenticeship Awards are a fantastic opportunity to showcase the apprentices, employers and champions who have gone above and beyond.

Entries to the awards will open from 5th June to 30th June 2023. It is free to enter the awards, and all entries must be made through our application website.

We have nine categories to recognise exceptional employers, apprentices and apprenticeship champions:

Apprentice of the Year and Apprenticeship Champion categories
•  The Amazon Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award (level 2)
•  The BAE Systems Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award (level 3)
•  The Royal Navy Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award (level 4 or higher)
•  The Lloyds Banking Group Rising Star of the Year Award (Apprentices that have made impressive progress in their career to date, and have the potential to go even further. Nominations are made by their employer).
•  The Royal Air Force Apprenticeship Champion of the Year Award (Individuals who go ‘above and beyond’ to champion apprenticeships. Nominations are made by a colleague or contact who recognises an individual’s ‘champion’ credentials).

Employer of the Year categories
•  The BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT SME Employer of the Year Award (for organisations with 1 to 249 employees)
•  The British Army Large Employer of the Year Award (for organisations with 250 to 4,999 employees)
•  The Teeside University Macro Employer of the Year Award (for organisations with 5,000+ employees)

New for 2023
•  The Social Justice Apprentice Employer of the Year Award (Awarded to an organisation which demonstrates the impact they have had in creating opportunities and support for apprentices who are disadvantaged or under-represented)
•  The IfATE Apprenticeship Development Partner of the Year Award (Awarded to an employer who has gone the extra mile to develop, approve, review and revise apprenticeships in partnership with IfATE)

Webinars to explain the awards process in more detail, including hints and tips on completing your application, will be available on our application website from 5th June.

Dates for your diary

Nine face to face regional ceremonies will be held during October 2023, with the national ceremony taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2023.

Click here to find out more about the National Apprenticeship Awards.

In the meantime please join the conversation on Twitter using @Apprenticeships and #AppAwards23

If any of your colleagues would like to join our mailing list, please ask them to complete this short form.

Thank you!

 

Advancing Practice Credential Release: Neurological rehabilitation (including stroke)

Shared on behalf of the Faculty of Advanced Practice

A key workstream for the Centre for Advancing Practice is overseeing the development, quality assurance and implementation of multi-professional advanced practice credentials to address high-priority, at-scale workforce development needs.

Today we are pleased to share a new Centre-endorsed credential specification in the following area and accessible via our website :

  • Neurological Rehabilitation (including stroke)

Centre-endorsed credential specifications are designed to develop multi-professional advanced practice capability and capacity to meet high-priority population, patient care and service delivery needs. They have been developed by expert groups, informed by wider stakeholder input, and taken through the Centre’s independent review process.

As national blueprint documents, credential specifications are intended for higher education institutions (HEIs) to use in their design and delivery of advanced practice education. They are primarily intended for delivery within full advanced practice MSc programmes. However, they can be delivered by HEIs specifically for take-up by practitioners who have already successfully completed an advanced practice MSc or demonstrated the educational equivalence of this via the Centre’s ePortfolio (supported) route.

FAQs explain more about the intended delivery and take-up of Centre-endorsed credential specifications.

Further Centre-endorsed credential specifications are currently being finalised. Updates on their release will be shared in due course.

A full list of credential specifications, including those already published and those in development, can be found on the Centre’s website.

 

Practitioner with Special Interest Diplomas

Please find below information about the Practitioner with Special Interest Diplomas available via Bradford University

 

Background

The PwSI Programmes have been running since 2003 to deliver Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates for GPs and other Practitioners with Special Interests. Currently clinical diplomas in Cardiology, MSK, Gynaecology and Diabetes are offered. The Ridge Medical Practice work in partnership with The University of Bradford, who accredit the courses and are the awarding body.   Courses are delivered from The Ridge Medical Practice in Bradford and students come from all over country. Delivery also occurs in other localities where a cohort is identified. The teaching on the programmes is delivered by Consultants, GPs with a Special Interest and service improvement practitioners.  All tutors have extensive expertise in their chosen area, and many have a national and/or international reputation. They are employed using the associate model.

  • PG Diploma in Cardiology for GPs and Nurse Specialists – The next intake is 28 September 2023.
  • PG Diploma in MSK & Rheumatology for GPs and Nurse Specialists – The next intake is 21 September 2023, subject to satisfactory student numbers.
  • PG Diploma in Gynaecology for GPs and Nurse Specialists – The next intake is 6 July 2023 subject to satisfactory student numbers.
  • PG Diploma in Diabetes for GPs and Nurse Specialists – The next intake is TBC

They are well-established 18 month part-time diploma courses for GPs and Nurses with Specialist interest in either Cardiology, MSK & Rheumatology or Gynaecology. They offer a combination of taught and work-based learning. Teaching is delivered at The Ridge Medical Practice (Bradford) by consultants and practitioners who are experts in their field. Accreditation is by the University of Bradford.

See link for further information  Practitioners with a Special Interest – Cardiology MSc/PGDip – Postgraduate degree – University of Bradford or contact the PwSI Programme Manager: Julie.greenberry@bradford.nhs.uk, RidgeOperationsTeam@bradford.nhs.uk or RidgePwSlDiploma@bradford.nhs.uk

TPC Health - Supporting wellbeing and personalised care

Reminder: ACP and PA Mental Health Educational Event - 7 June 2023

The Humber and North Yorkshire Faculty of Advanced Practice are holding a Mental Health educational event on the 7 June 2023.

For further details and to book a place, click here

Project ECHO - Support for Advanced Clinical Practitioners in-reaching into Care Homes

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

Knowledge and Library Services for GPs and Practice Teams

Cervical Screening Awareness Week - Resources

Shared on behalf of Public Health England

In preparation for cervical screening awareness week (19-24 June 2023) please find below links to resources which may be useful:

Cervical Screening Training - HNY July 2023 Course Open for Applications - Closing date 31st May

Funded Cervical Screening Training courses within Humber and North Yorkshire are being planned for July 2023, February 2024, and will also be included in the Nurse & NA VTS scheme (more information about applying for the VTS will be shared as soon as available).

Further information about the Cervical Screening course can be found here including the application form for the July course.

  • Cervical Screening Theory – 10th July at 09:00–16:00 via MS Teams
  • Cervical Screening Practical – 13th July in Hull OR 17th July in York

Places are limited and will be allocated on a fair share basis across the region.

For more information contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

 

Are you or a nurse colleague interested in being a Cervical Screening Assessor?
Please contact debra.smith8@nhs.net for more information. A form for entry to the HCV Cervical Screening Assessor Register can be found here

PCN Educator Lead - Funding Opportunity - Still Open

Dear Colleagues,

There are two new funded initiatives, which have been introduced to:-

  • encourage PCNs to consider, plan and deliver education as an educational entity
  • increase the number of practices supporting GP learner placements

 

PCN Educator Lead Role Recruitment

The H&NY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub is pleased to be able to support each PCN to appoint a PCN Educator Lead (PEL). It is part of an initiative to empower and support the PCN workforce. The funding is for £10K over two years for each PCN to recruit a lead educator/education manager (who can be medical or clinical), to help increase GP trainer capacity and identify new opportunities to increase placements. This role would suit an individual within the PCN who has a special interest in education, with a clinical or medical background.  The requirements include the generation of an Education Plan and meeting with the H&NY PCWTH every 6 months to discuss progress, funding streams and schemes that are available to access.

Please see job description for further information about expectations for the PEL appointed by the PCN.

To register please return the linked registration form to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by 31st May 2023, or contact us with any queries.

The role can support the PCN to be able to claim the GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme funding described in the item below

 

Kind Regards,

Vicky Scorah

Training Hub Manager

GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme - Funding Opportunity - Still Open

Please find below information regarding funding available and the application process  for the GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme.

ACP Training - applications for 2023/24 funding still open (extended deadline)

Update: The original deadline to submit applications was Friday 31st March 2023, although the faculty are still accepting applications until we reach maximum capacity for applications.

Yorkshire & Humber application portal can be accessed HERE.

____________________________

The application process for ACP training funding is now open for 2023/24 courses. Please see the information below on how to apply. Each organisation/practice should apply separately. To enable the training hub to support your application please copy us in training@haxbygroup.co.uk when you email the job description as per the instructions in the application form below. This will enable us to help if there are any enquiries around the job description and support your applicants.

Please also find below links to useful information:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

SHARED ON BEHALF OF LINDA CROFTS, REGIONAL FACULTY LEAD, NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to open the application process for organisations within Yorkshire and Humber to apply for HEE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/acp-application-2324

Further details can be found in the North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook. Please note this includes details on the new training grant offer for 23/24.

Key points to note:

  • The North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from HEE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 31st March 2023
  • We will notify organisations of the outcome of their application by 14th April 2023
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

With best wishes,

North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice, Health Education England

neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

 

Q&A Drop-in Session – NEY ACP Application Round 2023/24 – 21/03/2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 Via MS Teams

The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice are holding a Q&A Drop-in session for the ACP application round 2023/24 on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 via Microsoft Teams. This an informal drop-in session for anyone that may have any questions / unsure of how it works in practice etc.

You can register to attend here.

We are encouraging you submit questions via Slido prior to the session here: https://app.sli.do/event/8nFwnLGY9DVmqaqyKz67hx/live/questions. Please circulate wider to colleagues that may be interested in attending.

If you have any further queries, please contact us on neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk.

Training - Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams

Training – Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by Humber & North Yorkshire Primary Care School, NHSE – Yorkshire.

 

WHAT?

  • Initial free training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professional peers across a practice/PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • A facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • Focus mainly on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

All 2023 sessions are delivered via MS Teams, 1-4pm:

  • Friday 2 & 9 June
  • Friday 14 & 21 July
  • Thursday 17 & 24 August
  • Thursday 21 & 28 September
  • Friday 1 & 8 December

WHO?

  • All registered and non-registered clinicians/health care staff working in primary care, Humber & North Yorkshire ICS.
  • Nurses (registered and non-registered) will receive £150 back fill – whilst monies last.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

Humber Generalist School - Cohort 4 Recruitment - Closing Date 25th June

Shared on behalf of Humber Generalist School

We’re now accepting applications for cohort 4 in the Humber region for the Humber Generalist School. Our closing date for applications is 25th June with a start date of 4th September 2023.

Please see application form and information flyer. You can also click on the link below for further information:

https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/education/generalism-enhance

Digital Health Leadership Programme – Apply now

Shared on behalf of National Pharmacy Team, Workforce, Training and Education (WT&E) Directorate

This is an NHS Digital Academy Programme for aspirational and established digital leaders. Colleagues working across the NHS and social care in England are encouraged to apply to the Programme, including those working in Pharmacy. This is your opportunity to become an expert influencer and the driving force behind strategic, large scale, digital change and transformation across your organisation.

The Programme is a 12-month fully accredited Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Digital Health Leadership delivered by Imperial College London and partners. It is funded centrally and delivered through 8 modules via a mixed delivery model including self-learning with group virtual and group face-to-face sessions.

Applications are now open until 23:59, 14 May 2023 – find out more and join one of our application support webinars to hear from previous alumni and ask your questions about the Programme.

Any email enquiries should be directed to: digitalacademycentral@hee.nhs.uk.

FCP Roadmap Supervison Training May/June

Shared on behalf of Y&H Primary Care School

FCP 2 Day Roadmap Supervision Course:

  • Day 1 – Friday 26th May 2023 – 10.00 -16.00 – virtual Teams
  • Day 2 – Friday 9 June 2023 – 10.00 – 16.00 – virtual Teams

To book please contact: primarycareschoolyh@hee.nhs.uk

For further links and information click here

New First Contact Practitioner Resources

Shared on behalf of NHSE

First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) are a vital part of the wider primary care multi-disciplinary team. A new toolkit brings together the essential resources to support the development and integration of FCP roles into the wider system. It provides quick links to relevant sources that cover all aspects of FCP roles from planning and implementing, through to demonstrating effectiveness and impact.

Invitation to take part in GMC funded research on doctors’ teamworking

The Health Professions Education Unit at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has been funded by the General Medical Council to explore the barriers, enablers and impacts of doctors’ effective teamworking.

We would like to invite you to take part in an interview lasting approximately 30-45 minutes. The interview can take place online (e.g. Microsoft teams/zoom) or via telephone.

You have been invited to participate in this research because we are interested to hear your first-hand experiences of teamwork in the UK healthcare system.

Confidentiality of all participants will be maintained, and absolutely no information gained through the interviews will be connected to you or your team. Participation is voluntary, and there are no foreseen risks. You reserve the right to withdraw from the study at any time. This research has ethical approval from the HYMS Ethics Board.

If you would like to take part in the research, please can you complete the following short questionnaire and consent form.

The questionnaire will help us gather some background information before the interview takes place, and will allow us to check we are recruiting a diverse range of participants. Please read the attached information sheet before signing the consent form.  Once you have completed these, we will contact you to arrange a convenient time for the interview to take place. Please note the consent form will be kept separately from the questionnaire so that the details are not linked.

As a token of gratitude for participating in the research, we can offer you a £10 voucher. Within one month of participation, you will be sent an online voucher through the email address shared with the research team.

Please click the links:

Short screening questionnaire:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiOu3n4NPZoZh6n_4NHNLgpnogFNyLwLApA_c-l-CY2PfXUA/viewform?usp=pp_url 

Consent form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0P1dOAgBMZ0o4bQxT1axKeBfUKY2oIrr1zJ0_LnAabWYyqA/viewform?usp=pp_url  

If you have any questions about the research please contact either of the principal investigators, whose contact details can be found below.

Best wishes,

Paul

 

Contact Details

Principal Investigators –

Dr. Paul Crampton (paul.crampton@hyms.ac.uk) and Dr Millie Kehoe (millie.kehoe@hyms.ac.uk), Health Professions Education Unit, Hull York Medical School

Invitation to share ARRS case studies

Shared on behalf of NHSE

As part of NHS England’s commitment to increasing the number of ARRS roles in primary care we are looking to increase the communications activity over the coming months, with a particular focus on improving public and patient awareness and confidence in the wider multidisciplinary team. As such, we are looking to you to help identify any possible case studies that could be used as part of this communications activity that will help showcase the great work that is happening across the country and the benefits it is having on both the profession and for patients.

Ideally, but not exclusively, we’d like case studies to include:

·         Good example of MDT working

·         Highlight a variety of roles, but if you have an example of a specific role and the impact that this has had on patients, then this would be useful. Also, if there are any cases involving the new roles, for example General Practice Assistants, this would be of interest but we do understand that these are very new roles and may not yet be recruited / embedded within PCNs.

·         A strong patient benefit

·         Some data/stats such as:

  • Improvements in patient satisfaction levels/survey responses etc
  • Freeing up capacity in other areas so more patients are being seen/getting the care they need
  • Quicker access to healthcare professionals
  • Any anecdotal feedback from patients

We are currently looking for examples we can use during May, but we are always keen to hear from any practices or PCNs who are doing great work in this area so please do let us know if you think you have a story to tell or can share best practice.

If you are interested in developing a case study showcasing the work of your MDT, then please contact Janet Somers at janet.somers@nhs.net

Please feel free to forward this email on to colleagues who may be interested in providing a case study.

E-Learning - e-GP sessions for General Practice

Shared on behalf of NHSE eLfH

Please find details below about updated sessions within our e-GP programme.

NHS England eLearning for healthcare has worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to review and update 17 sessions within the e-GP eLearning programme.

There are 4 updated sessions in the Being a General Practitioner course and other updates can be found in the following courses:

·         The GP Consultation in Practice

·         The GP Consultation in Practice: Evidence-Based Practice

·         Patient Safety and Quality of Care

·         Supporting Carers in General Practice

·         Care of Acutely Ill People

·         Care of Children and Young People: Neonates and Infants

·         Care of Children and Young People: Children

·         Care of Older Adults

·         Women’s Health: Care of Women

·         Women’s Health: Conception and Pregnancy

·         Care of People with Eye Problems

·         Care of People with Musculoskeletal Problems

The sessions have been updated to reflect the current version of the RCGP Curriculum: Being a General Practitioner and any changes in clinical practice and guidelines that have been implemented since their last review. The sessions have also been updated to improve accessibility.

More than 57,000 GPs, nursing staff and allied health professionals have accessed e-GP and the sessions have been launched more than 795,000 times.

For more information and to access the revised resources, please visit the e-GP programme page.

E-Learning - Administrative triage using digital tools in General Practice

Sent on behalf of NHSE eLfH

The Administrative Triage Using Digital Tools in General Practice programme has been updated with an additional 4 sessions.

Developed in partnership with NHS England and the Practice Managers Association, the programme supports general practice admin staff to design their practice workflow in sorting, signposting, and delivering administrative triage. The sessions aim to support an inclusive approach to managing demand and workload in a general practice setting.

The resources each take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete and cover the following topics:

·         Effective communication techniques

·         Spotting and responding promptly to red flags

·         Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy for patients and their carers and ensuring digital inclusion

·         Alerts and codes for reporting

The sessions focus on how administrative triage and online consultation systems can support your day-to-day practice. They complement the existing 5 sessions which cover topics including promotion and remote working, taking a patient through an online consultation and signposting.

For more information and to access the sessions please visit the Administrative Triage Using Digital Tools in General Practice programme page.

YH Pharmacy Service Improvement and Research Conference - Wednesday 24 May 2023

You are invited to attend the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Pharmacy Service Improvement and Research Conference’. Please share this with qualified pharmacist colleagues including those in early careers, considering advanced roles and/or with an interest in research who may wish to participate in the research skills workshops.  This is offered as a flexible programme allowing participants to attend all or part of the day. Register here

 

Agenda

09:00 – Welcome
09:30 – Trainee Pharmacist Presentations
10:30 – Keynote Presentation by Patsy Edwards and Franki Wilson
11:15 – Break
11:30 – Research Skills Workshops

  1. Project idea: what comes next? Delivered by Dr Justine Tomlinson
  2. Considering a clinical and academic career? Delivered by Dr Gemma Quinn & Dr Amie Bain
  3. Ethics & Approvals: What does my project need? Delivered by Dr Kristina Medlinskiene

12:15 – Lunch
13:00 – Trainee Pharmacist Presentations
14:00 – Break
14:15 – Research Skills Workshops – repeat of morning sessions
15:05 – Keynote Presentation: Systems Convening: Research and the Consultant Pharmacist Role by Hannah Beba
15:45 – Summary
16:00 – Close

Advanced Clinical Practitioner CPD Events at the University of Huddersfield - Register now!

The University of Huddersfield are holding several CPD events aimed at Qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioners from June 2023 – September 2023. Each event will focus on a particular topic:

6th June, 9.00-15.00: Clinical Reasoning and Managing Uncertainty
22nd June, 9.00-15.00: Breast Examination and Gynae Examination
29th June, 9.00-15.00: Supervision
17th July, 9.00-15.00: EDI and Inclusive Leadership
8th August, 9.00-15.00: Mental Health Assessment
19th September, 9.00-15.00: Supervision
Further information about each session and their facilitator/s can be found here.

All sessions will be held on the University of Huddersfield Campus apart from 19th September, 9.00-15.00: Supervision which will be held in the nearby 3M Buckley Innovation Centre. Building and room information will be sent in your Eventbrite confirmation email, along with information about directions and parking.

 

Register your interest in attending HERE.

 

If you have any queries relating to the day, please email Professor Melanie Rogers: M.Rogers@hud.ac.uk.

Recruiting Mentors for HEFT (Health Equity) Scheme Trainees

Shared on behalf of Dr Nicola Gill – NHSE GP Specialist Training Programme Director for Educator Support and Social Accountability

  • Do you have an interest in health equity?
  • Would you like to support the work of GP Trainee Leadership Fellows?
  • Are you looking for something to add value to your GP work?
  • Does the idea of mentoring a small group of GP Trainees sound interesting?

Read on….

The GP School is looking for enthusiastic GPs (ideally working in deep end practices or with an interest in health equity and health provision for minority groups) to mentor Y+H GP Trainees who are working on the HEFT Scheme.*

The work is paid and will involve meeting with 2-3 trainees just three times a year.

The mentoring scheme starts in September 2023 and has been set up by this year’s Leadership Fellows Harvir Braich and Laura Jones. It will provide additional support to trainees on the scheme with the hope that post CCT they continue working to minimise health inequalities.

Further information is attached, and we are running an information session on Teams at lunch time Thursday July 13th 1pm-2pm.

Please let me or Harvir know if you are interested in this new work, we are happy to answer any questions you might have – Nicola.gill@hee.nhs.uk

We are hoping to recruit an additional 12 GPs so please share this with your colleagues.

*HEFT Scheme Health Equity Fellowship Training In Y+H we have 70 trainee who are part of this national programme. The trainees’ rotation includes posts in deprived areas or with services who provide care for minority health groups. A national programme of teaching sessions is provided in addition to local GP Teaching and Support.

Link> HEFT Mentorship FAQ

Invitation: 21st June LEAP Webinar / #NursesOnTour: Student-led health roadshows

Shared on behalf or the LEAP team

 

To all partners interested in Practice Based Learning,

Our offering to support our community continues as we start to deliver our LEAP Webinar series.

The sessions will cover a range of themes and topics and have been developed based on feedback received to date via our surveys, networks.

This enables us to deliver on our vision that Together, we’re creating a healthier Humber and North Yorkshire, where every learner has the opportunity, the support and the infrastructure to thrive in their chosen health or care career.

 

The second session:

Date: 21st June 2023, 13:00-14:00

Title: #NursesOnTour: Student-led health roadshows

Speakers: Joanna Vintis & Helen Stainsby

Hosted by: HNY LEAP

See the flyer for details and the registration link, or click here to register.

Queen's Nurse Applications are now open - closing date 12th May 2023

Shared on behalf of the QNI

We are delighted to announce that applications for the Queen’s Nurse title are now open!

The Queen’s Nurse programme brings together community nurses to develop their professional skills and deliver outstanding patient care in the community.
General criteria required to apply for the Queen’s Nurse title:

  •  Currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (please make sure your NMC record is up to date)
  • Minimum of working five years in a community or primary care setting including education
  • Currently working in England, Wales or Northern Ireland with people in their own homes or other community-based settings
  •  Must have support from your direct line manager who has managed you for at least six months or a senior colleague at the same seniority as the current line manager
  •  Must have support from your professional/clinical lead who has worked with you for at least six months
  •  Must not be under investigation by the NMC
  •  Must not be under investigation by your employing organisation
  •  Must not be the subject of any disciplinary proceedings.

How to apply

To start the application process, you must request a Unique Reference Number (URN) by 11.59pm on Friday 12th May 2023.

To find out more about the application process, please check our website to see the guidance.

March/April 2023

PCN Educator Lead - Funding Opportunity

Dear Colleagues,

There are two new funded initiatives, which have been introduced to:-

  • encourage PCNs to consider, plan and deliver education as an educational entity
  • increase the number of practices supporting GP learner placements

 

PCN Educator Lead Role Recruitment

The H&NY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub is pleased to be able to support each PCN to appoint a PCN Educator Lead (PEL). It is part of an initiative to empower and support the PCN workforce. The funding is for £10K over two years for each PCN to recruit a lead educator/education manager (who can be medical or clinical), to help increase GP trainer capacity and identify new opportunities to increase placements. This role would suit an individual within the PCN who has a special interest in education, with a clinical or medical background.  The requirements include the generation of an Education Plan and meeting with the H&NY PCWTH every 6 months to discuss progress, funding streams and schemes that are available to access.

Please see job description for further information about expectations for the PEL appointed by the PCN.

To register please return the linked registration form to training@haxbygroup.co.uk by 31st May 2023, or contact us with any queries.

The role can support the PCN to be able to claim the GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme funding described in the item below

 

Kind Regards,

Vicky Scorah

Training Hub Manager

GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme - Funding Opportunity

Please find below information regarding funding available and the application process  for the GP Training Placement Expansion Scheme.

ACP Training - applications for 2023/24 funding still open (extended deadline)

Update: The original deadline to submit applications was Friday 31st March 2023, although the faculty are still accepting applications until we reach maximum capacity for applications.

Yorkshire & Humber application portal can be accessed HERE.

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The application process for ACP training funding is now open for 2023/24 courses. Please see the information below on how to apply. Each organisation/practice should apply separately. To enable the training hub to support your application please copy us in training@haxbygroup.co.uk when you email the job description as per the instructions in the application form below. This will enable us to help if there are any enquiries around the job description and support your applicants.

Please also find below links to useful information:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

SHARED ON BEHALF OF LINDA CROFTS, REGIONAL FACULTY LEAD, NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to open the application process for organisations within Yorkshire and Humber to apply for HEE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/acp-application-2324

Further details can be found in the North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook. Please note this includes details on the new training grant offer for 23/24.

Key points to note:

  • The North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from HEE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 31st March 2023
  • We will notify organisations of the outcome of their application by 14th April 2023
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

With best wishes,

North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice, Health Education England

neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

 

Q&A Drop-in Session – NEY ACP Application Round 2023/24 – 21/03/2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 Via MS Teams

The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice are holding a Q&A Drop-in session for the ACP application round 2023/24 on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 via Microsoft Teams. This an informal drop-in session for anyone that may have any questions / unsure of how it works in practice etc.

You can register to attend here.

We are encouraging you submit questions via Slido prior to the session here: https://app.sli.do/event/8nFwnLGY9DVmqaqyKz67hx/live/questions. Please circulate wider to colleagues that may be interested in attending.

If you have any further queries, please contact us on neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk.

UPDATE funded e-portfolio for paramedics in primary care

Shared on behalf of Helen Beaumont-Waters, Head of Clinical Development (Primary and Urgent Care), College of Paramedics

We are delighted to let you know that the e-portfolio is available to ALL paramedics working in primary care being based upon the FCP Roadmap capabilities.

The funding can now cover the cost of the whole first year of the portfolio so no contribution from staff or employers being required.

ORIGNAL MESSAGE BELOW:

The College of Paramedics conducted a review of available e-portfolios to support paramedics working in primary care to evidence their clinical capabilities.  We have collaborated with Fourteen Fish this being a familiar tool with GPs, and in addition to the FCP Roadmap capabilities being included, there is the platform to use as a community of practice within it. We will have anonymised organisational oversight to share data with HEE in terms of where paramedics are working and if there are any specific areas where paramedics are finding challenges to completion.

For College members we are heavily subsidising the portfolio for the first year to a cost of £12.50.

We have designed the e-portfolio to encompass the Roadmap but it is also of use to paramedics employed both in/out of ARRS roles, and advanced paramedics to guide and collate evidence of their CPD. We are aware there are other providers and tools that paramedics use which are equally useful though this one also met our organisational needs.

Fourteen Fish e-Portfolio for Primary Care Paramedics (collegeofparamedics.co.uk)

Inspire Improvement Fellowship - (fully funded development programme for frontline clinical nurse leaders)

Shared on behalf of NHS England

We are delighted to be able to let you know that the Inspire Improvement Fellowship is now open for applications.

This fully funded programme is open to frontline nurse clinical leaders anywhere in the UK, in any health or social care setting.  Applications are welcomed from diverse backgrounds and current and previous fellows have found it a welcoming and inclusive experience.

This is a game changing programme. The fellowship starts with an individual, but the ripples are far reaching and it helps to build capacity for change in teams, services and organisations. And while workplace culture is often talked about, this programme supports participants to do something about workplace culture with their teams.

Underpinned by theory, proven in practice!

Click here to see flyer

Closing date 30 May 2023, programme starts September 2023.

https://www.fons.org/programmes/inspire-improvement

Digital Health Leadership Programme - Apply Now

Shared on behalf of NHS Digital Academy

This is an NHS Digital Academy Programme for aspirational and established digital leaders. Colleagues working across the NHS and social care in England are encouraged to apply to the Programme, including those working in Primary Care. This is your opportunity to become an expert influencer and the driving force behind strategic, large scale, digital change and transformation across your organisation.

The Programme is a 12-month fully accredited Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Digital Health Leadership delivered by Imperial College London and partners. It is funded centrally and delivered through 8 modules via a mixed delivery model including self-learning with group virtual and group face-to-face sessions.

Applications are now open until 23:59, 14 May 2023 – find out more and join one of our application support webinars to hear from previous alumni and ask your questions about the Programme.

Support and help for GPs who are involved in GP Training but not a trainer - Free full day workshop 10th May 2023

Shared on behalf of the GP School Curriculum Delivery Team

 

Do you work in a training practice but are not a GP Trainer?

Are you involved in supervising trainees?

Maybe you are sometimes asked to facilitate tutorials?

Then this full day workshop should help you.

 

We will attempt to provide a complete guide to supervision and tutorials, with a pinch of educational theory alongside. We will use a combination of small group work and whole group discussions and aim to increase confidence – hopefully identifying some short cuts / time saving tips along the way!

Training for Non-trainers

Timings: 09:30 – 16:30

Facilitator: Elizabeth Stonell and Paul Carrotte

Location: The Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds.

Please email gptel.yh@hee.nhs.uk to book a place.

 

 

Advance Practice credential release: Palliative and end-of-life care

Shared on behalf of Asma Fareed, Programme Administrator, Advancing Practice, NHS England – North East and Yorkshire

We are pleased to share a new Centre-endorsed credential specification in Palliative and end-of-life care and can be accessed via the centre for advancing practice website here.

Further details can be found on the FAQs page explaining more about the intended delivery and take-up of Centre-endorsed credential specifications.

A full list of credential specifications, including those already published and those in development, can be found on the Centre for Advancing Practice website.

LEAP Webinar - SLICE-LD - 24th May 2023

North East and Yorkshire Pharmacy Workforce Education Event - 17th May 2023

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

Apprenticeships offered by NHS Leadership Academy

New Clinical Examination Skills Training for Community Pharmacists launched

Shared on behalf of Nick Haddington, Pharmacy Dean, South West, Health Education England 

Health Education England are pleased to announce new, fully funded, NHS clinical examination skills training for community pharmacists.

This new offer will build on community pharmacists’ existing clinical examination and consultation skills – to assess, treat and manage common health problems.

10,000 module places will be available until March 2024.

Sign up now for Clinical examination skills training, which will be delivered by CliniSkills.

About the training: Following completion of a pre-required, online gateway module on history taking and identification of serious conditions, pharmacists can choose their preferred journey through four optional modules, based on professional interests. These modules cover four key themes: dermatology, cardiology, paediatrics, and ear, nose and throat.

The module content will be delivered online using a flexible and responsive eLearning system, with optional face-to-face attendance for pharmacists who would find this beneficial. Pharmacists can complete the training at a pace and time of their choice. Face-to-face workshops will be scheduled to accommodate pharmacist working patterns.

The training is designed to be complementary to independent prescribing training and can be completed prior to or after independent prescribing training courses.

Who is eligible: This offer is available to community pharmacists, including part time staff and locums working in community pharmacy.

Further information

To register and find out more about the training visit the CliniSkills website.

To find out more about the Pharmacy Integration Programme, visit the Health Education England website.

For any further enquiries, please contact cest@cliniskills.com

FREE Accelerate Leadership Programmes for Colleagues with Protected Characteristics

Shared on behalf of Humberside LMCs

We have two FREE Accelerate Leadership Programmes available this year, part of Humberside LMCs’ Wellbeing Strategy, funded by NHSEI.  The programmes are available to all Primary Care Clinicians (GPs, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists) in the Humber North Yorkshire ICS.

Find more details here: FREE Accelerate Leadership Programmes

The Inspire Improvement Fellowship 2023 is open for applications

Sent on behalf of Pam Hobson, Project Manager – Workforce (General Practice Nursing and Practice & PCN Managers)

We are delighted to be able to let you know that the Inspire Improvement Fellowship is now open for applications. This fully funded programme is open to frontline clinical leaders anywhere in the UK, any health or social care setting. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds, and current and previous fellows have found it a welcoming and inclusive experience.

This is a game changing programme. The fellowship starts with an individual, but the ripples are far reaching and it helps to build capacity for change in teams, services and organisations. And while workplace culture is often talked about, this programme supports participants to do something about workplace culture with their teams.

Underpinned by theory, proven in practice!

The Closing date is 30 May 2023, programme starts September 2023.

https://www.fons.org/programmes/inspire-improvement

Gain new qualifications for free through the HNY Learning Hub

The Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) Health and Care Partnership has partnered with DN Colleges Group to create a learning hub with courses relevant to both clinical and non-clinical job roles, at academic levels 1, 2 and 3.

To be eligible to enrol, you must be employed (paid or unpaid) by one of the HNY’s health, social care (including independent sector) or voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

Click here for full details.

Primary Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (ECP) apprenticeship for general practice nursing (GPN) - TASK AND FINISH GROUP

Shared on behalf of Fay Lane, Apprenticeship Relationship Manager, National Talent for Care Team, Health Education England

Following employer demand scoping HEE are pleased to be supporting an employer led task and finish group to utilise Enhanced Clinical Practitioner (ECP) apprenticeship for general practice nursing (GPN).

The group will be working to ensure that the ECP apprenticeship can be delivered in a contextualised way to train general practice nurses, aimed at those with some experience to develop their skills in long-term condition management and non-medical prescribing.

Additionally, if supported by local need and demand, other modules could be provided, such as mental health, women’s health or minor injuries. We envisage this course to have some core modules such as non-medical prescribing, Clinical Leadership and Research in Health, as well as a picking list of modules for specific clinical skills relevant to practices, such as Diabetes Management, Respiratory Diseases, Minor Illnesses or Sexual Health. The length of the apprenticeship would be 12-18 m depending on modules selected.

The first meeting on the group will be on Thursday 27th April 2023 13:00 – 14:00, where stakeholders and partners will meet to agree the tender and course specification for the ECP (GPN) apprenticeship course.

To express an interest in joining the task and finish group please contact nhsapprenticeships@hee.nhs.uk

 

For all other enquiries please contact Fay Lane Fay.Lane@hee.nhs.uk and Stacey Robinson Stacey.Robinson@hee.nhs.uk

"How Are You Doing?" Trainee AP Support Sessions

Shared on behalf of the North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

As the North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice, we are committed to supporting the enhancement of advanced practitioner training programmes within in our region and with that comes promotion of workforce well-being strategies.

We would like to offer all trainee advanced practitioners within our region the opportunity to share their experiences of their training pathways, network with other trainees and to learn how the Supervision and Assessment Lead role can support them through their training and beyond. Therefore, we are holding a series of ‘How are you doing?’ Trainee support sessions.

The sessions are as follows:

Tuesday 2nd May 14:00 – 15:00. Sign up here.
Thursday 8th June 16:00 – 17:00. Sign up here.
Tuesday 4th July 13:00 – 14:00. Sign up here.

Governance Maturity Matrix Support Sessions

Shared on behalf of The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice are hosting a series of support sessions on implementing the Governance Maturity Matrix in health and care organisations as follows:

  • Thursday 27th April at 14:30 – 15:30 via MS Teams – sign up here
  • Tuesday 15th August at  10:00 – 11:00 via MS Teams – sign up here
  • Thursday 7th December at 15:00 – 16:00 via MS Teams – sign up here

The Governance Maturity Matrix was designed to enable health and care organisations across all settings can formatively self-assess their progress on the governance of advanced practice against each domain, which will then indicate whether they are making either early progress, substantial progress, or are mature in the governance of advanced practice within their organisation. You can find further details on the YouTube link below. These sessions are intended for advanced practitioner leads or those who have responsibility for the governance of advanced practitioners within their organisation.

An introduction to the Advanced Practice Governance Maturity Matrix

Access the Governance Maturity Matrix here

If you have any queries, please email us on neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk.

Survey for Medicine Optimisation Modules review

Sent on behalf of Nicola Crawley, HEE North School of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation 

A key priority of HEE North School of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation is to support the workforce in understanding the safe handling of medicines and to ensure good medicines optimisation skills are spread across health and social care.

The Medicine Optimisation Training Programme delivers quality training which enhances medicines optimisation knowledge and skills and supports professional behaviours. This was developed working with multi-professional teams and pharmacy colleagues, both locally and across the UK.

HEE North School of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation are reviewing the Medicines Optimisation Training Programme (MOTP) to ensure it is up to date, fit for purpose and inclusive, meeting the needs of the diverse Pharmacy workforce across the different sectors.

Whether you currently use the modules or not please complete Medicine Optimisation Modules Survey

By completing the short survey you are supporting the school in evaluating the current use of the training programme across the different sectors in the North and have the opportunity to state what you need from the programme.

Thank you for completing the survey and taking part in this review,

 

Nicola Crawley MA PharmT

Pharmacy Practice Learning Facilitator

Health Education England, North

Project ECHO for Advanced Clinical Practitioners in-reaching into Care Homes

Workforce data – reminder to PCNs and Practices

Shared on behalf of NHS England

NHS England extract the latest general practice and PCN workforce data from the National Workforce Reporting Service (NWRS) at the end of each month. Practices and PCNs should log into their Strategic Data Collections Service (SDCS) account at least monthly to check and update their workforce details as necessary.

Keeping the NWRS data up to date and accurate to reflect any staffing changes, helps national and local planning of new workforce supply, providing support to primary care teams, and understanding staff capacity in general practice.

If you have any queries about how to use the system, please join the NWRS Webinar on the 19 April. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the NWRS FutureNHS page after the event.

Role Emerging Placements Guide

Shared on behalf of the REP steering Group and the LEAP team

The LEAP team are excited to announce the launch of our new online Role Emerging Placements (REP) Guide, which is now available on our Humber and North Yorkshire LEAP programme website and HNY LEAP FutureNHS collaboration platform.

The Role Emerging Placements guide is designed to provide organisations and individuals with pathways, practical guidance and resources to identify and develop new Practice Base Learning and emerging new roles.

This guide is particularly useful for those organisation from different sectors (primary care, voluntary, charity, private, social care and main stream education, etc.) who are considering to create a new practice based learning opportunities for our future workforce (Health and Social Care professionals in training), while benefiting from the knowledge and skills students bring with them when joining any service. Our REP infographic gives you a brief overview of these benefits.

The HNY REP steering group has worked diligently to ensure that this guide is comprehensive, easy to read/ use, and accessible to everyone. The guide includes step by step instructions, experiences, practical tools and templates to help you identify, establish and develop as a new Placement provider and support health and social care workforce.

We believe that this guide will be a valuable resource for organisations from across the whole system, that are looking to stay ahead in their respective field. Whether you are a manager, educator, student or team leader, this guide will help you understand the different roles, and get you on board to apply new creative innovative model and solution focused strategies to daily challenges, while improving and addressing gaps in health and social care provision.

To directly access the Role Emerging Placements guide, please use this link.

PCUK Podcast Season 2

February 2023

ACP Training - applications for 2023/24 funding now open (deadline 31/03/23)

The application process for ACP training funding is now open for 2023/24 courses. Please see the information below on how to apply. Each organisation/practice should apply separately. To enable the training hub to support your application please copy us in training@haxbygroup.co.uk when you email the job description as per the instructions in the application form below. This will enable us to help if there are any enquiries around the job description and support your applicants.

Please also find below links to useful information:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

SHARED ON BEHALF OF LINDA CROFTS, REGIONAL FACULTY LEAD, NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to open the application process for organisations within Yorkshire and Humber to apply for HEE support to train Advanced Practitioners.

The application form is now open, and can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/acp-application-2324

Further details can be found in the North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook. Please note this includes details on the new training grant offer for 23/24.

Key points to note:

  • The North East & Yorkshire Faculty Handbook contains details about the funding offer from HEE, employers’ responsibilities/commitments and how to apply. If after reading these you still have questions, please email neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk. Please note the document is a live document and may have updates added as and when.
  • The deadline to apply is 31st March 2023
  • We will notify organisations of the outcome of their application by 14th April 2023
  • Each organisation applying must nominate a single contact to lead on the ACP process and act as a key liaison for all enquiries relating to ACPs. All applications must be approved and submitted by the same lead contact.
  • You will be required to submit a job description and job plan for your trainee ACP(s) upon applying, to ensure your application is considered. Please note applications that are not completed in full or do not provide a JD/PS will be returned.
  • If you require any support completing the form or have any issues accessing the form, please email: neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk
  • Please note once funding is confirmed, organisations need to apply to their preferred HEI and follow their application process.

With best wishes,

North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice, Health Education England

neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

 

Q&A Drop-in Session – NEY ACP Application Round 2023/24 – 21/03/2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 Via MS Teams

The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice are holding a Q&A Drop-in session for the ACP application round 2023/24 on Tuesday 21st March 2023 at 15:30 – 16:30 via Microsoft Teams. This an informal drop-in session for anyone that may have any questions / unsure of how it works in practice etc.

You can register to attend here.

We are encouraging you submit questions via Slido prior to the session here: https://app.sli.do/event/8nFwnLGY9DVmqaqyKz67hx/live/questions. Please circulate wider to colleagues that may be interested in attending.

If you have any further queries, please contact us on neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk.

Trainee Nursing Associate Funding 2023/24

We’re delighted to be able to share that Trainee Nursing Associate funding support has been confirmed for 2023/24, please see details here

Click here for information on accessing support with accessing TNA courses, or contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Trainee Nursing Associate Webinars 2023

Join us for a discussion about the Trainee Nursing Associate role, including what the role is and training requirements.

All webinars will take place from 1.30-2.30

  • 8th March 2023
  • 19th April 2023
  • 10th May 2023
  • 7th June 2023
  • 12th July 2023
  • 13th September 2023
  • 18th October 2023
  • 15th November 2023
  • 6th December 2023

If you are a college student, a graduate, someone working in health and social care, someone looking for a career change or an employer looking to support a colleague in the North-east and Yorkshire come along

All welcome!

For further information or to register your interest please email Nursing.North@hee.nhs.uk

ARRS Skills Matrix - Interactive Tool

The North East and Yorkshire Primary Care Team have developed an interactive tool to support PCNs with workforce planning. The primary purpose for creating the tool is to support building awareness of the primary care ARRS workforce and their skillset. It is anticipated this will enable PCNs to recruit the right roles, thereby meeting the demands and needs of their populations.

If you have any queries please contact asema.haq1@nhs.net

ARRS Skills Matrix – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform

Funding for another year of independent prescribing courses for pharmacists

Health Education England is offering more independent prescribing courses from March 2023 for pharmacists working across several settings, including locums.

This training enables pharmacists to support patients from diagnosis to prescribing, and to provide advice and follow-up – while also helping them to feel confident and prepared for the new challenges of their role. Courses will be available between April 2023 and March 2024, with several universities offering multiple dates for cohort intakes. Start dates will depend on the university provider.

PA Apprenticeship Employer Resources

The resources to support the development of Physician Associate Apprenticeships have been updated. The following link provides an overview of how employers can access PA Apprentices, including:

  • funding considerations
  • other FAQ.
  • up to date provider/programme information
  • a template job description
  • a template business case

Physician Associate (PA) Apprenticeship FAQs – includes Training Provider Course & Contact Details

Employers – please start/ continue developing workforce plans in collaboration with universities.

Please do reach out to your trust Apprenticeship lead (if applicable) and/or your HEE Relationship Manager if you require any support https://haso.skillsforhealth.org.uk/web-resources/#resourceMeet-the-Team

HEE Levy Transfer Service – North East and Yorkshire

Until a specific Humber and North Yorkshire system is reinstated, the HEE Levy Transfer Service are happy to support the facilitation of levy transfers within the ICS. The switchover to this service commenced on 1st February 2023.

The service is managed by the Widening Participation and Apprenticeship Team and they have a dedicated email inbox for any levy transfer requests, offers of funds from gifting organisations or any general queries. The email is LevyTransfer.North@hee.nhs.uk

Please be aware that the HEE Levy Transfer Service has a process that must be followed, starting with the submission of an EOI form. This EOI form must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the apprenticeship.

While the HEE Levy Transfer Service are keen to support as many levy transfers as possible, it is important to note that they cannot guarantee they will be able to find a transfer for every apprenticeship so a funding reservation with a 5% employer co-investment cost may need to be considered by small or medium employers.

If you have any queries or if you would like to submit an EOI please contact the service via the LevyTransfer.North@hee.nhs.uk.

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

Calling all Mid-Career GPs - LAZARUS - Free CPD Event - 23rd March 2023

Shared on behalf of Hull York Medical School

Please find linked information regarding a CPD opportunity for all HNY Mid-Career GPs, on the 23rd March 2023.

We are excited to announce our second CPD event directed specifically at GPs who consider themselves mid-career. We want to work with you targeting the challenges you are facing in practice and create innovative solutions to overcome these. If you are feeling fed up with how primary care currently feels, want to make a change but don’t know how, or are thinking of leaving and looking for a life ring we have something to offer you.

Our next event is on Friday 23rd March 2023 and is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, please email james.bennett2@hyms.ac.uk to register and do please share this with colleagues so that they can make the most of this opportunity as well.

The event is free to attend and is being delivered by Hull York Medical School.

Please contact james.bennett2@hyms.ac.uk For more information / to register.

Humber Generalist School - Open For Applications - North Yorkshire (closing date 19/03/23)

Shared on behalf of Humber Generalist School

Now inviting applications from multi-professionals in North Yorkshire. Please find details below:

 

Free places available on ILM 5 coaching and mentoring programme

Could you be a future coach / mentor?

Free places available on ILM 5 coaching and mentoring programme

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is currently seeking applications from colleagues who are interested in attaining an ILM Level 5 qualification in coaching and mentoring and becoming an active member of the Humber and North Yorkshire Coaching Network.

There will be two cohorts (beginning in March and May) and both will run virtually, are free to access and will result in a formal qualification.

The partnership is particularly keen to receive applications from colleagues working in health and care outside the NHS (social care, local authorities, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors).

You can find out more by booking your place on a free information webinar taking place on:

Monday 27 March 2023, 12.30-1.30pm
Tuesday 28 March 2023, 12.30-1.30pm

The closing date for applications is 12.00 on Friday 17 March 2023.

Free online course – Introduction to Leadership for Personalised Care

This three-week online course is open to anyone working in a primary care setting, looking to build their personal impact and leadership, and those who want to find out more about leading a person-centred approach. It will help people to take the first step in being a leader in this field and to develop important skills and confidence to provide a strong foundation in leadership.

Free Webinars - March training events from NHS Resolution

Please find details of forthcoming events NHS Resolution are hosting in March in conjunction with the Health and Care Professions Council and as a standalone event:

NHS Resolution can also run local information events on general practice indemnity, if this would be of interest please get in touch.

Webinar - Level 2 Foundation Programme in Public Health

Webinar Invitation

Level 2 Foundation Programme in Public Health for Integrated Care Systems in the North East and Yorkshire & Humber

Thursday 23rd March 2023 | 13:30-14:30

Click here to sign up to the event

Following the successful launch and running of the Level 1 Foundation Programme in Public Health, level 2 will be launching in early May 2023.

The target audience for the Level 2 programme may include but not limited to those who;

  • Have team leadership or management responsibilities that allow them to incorporate public health interventions into their work.
  • Want to take their public health learning further
  • Have completed Level 1 of the Foundation programme,
  • Have completed a similar entry-level course, or can evidence sufficient experience and understanding of the fundamentals of public health

Background of the programme

The Foundation Programme in Public Health is funded by Health Education England and is delivered by the Yorkshire and Humber School of Public Health to help the health and social care workforce to improve their knowledge and understanding of health inequalities to better support population health initiatives.

Benefits of the programme include,

  • Foundation level knowledge and understanding of health inequalities.
  • Improved understanding of how current specialisms can be reoriented to address health inequalities,
  • Improved understanding of how emerging population health policies can address health inequalities,
  • Improved understanding of how system-wide working can address health inequalities, and
  • Improvement in the overall number, quality and impact of health promotion, protection, or prevention initiatives.

For further details about Level 1 visit the Foundation Programme in Public Health website

Click here to sign up to the event

Questions? fpphqueries@barnsley.gov.uk

Free resources for nurses and midwives

NHS Knowledge and Library Services has produced a quick reference guide for nurses and midwives, in the community and in GP practice teams. There is support for nurses right through their career, offering support to develop, stay up to date, make decisions and give patients the best care possible.

New workforce development frameworks

NHS England has published the workforce development frameworks for health and wellbeing coaches and care co-ordinators.

The frameworks provide guidance for people employed in these roles and those employing them. They will help increase understanding of the roles and where they can have most impact in supporting and empowering people to improve their health and wellbeing. They also set professional standards and competencies, give guidance on supervision, training, and continuous professional development.

This now completes the suite of three frameworks following the publication of the workforce development framework for social prescribing link workers last month.

You can access the frameworks and more information about these roles on the NHS England website.

PCI accredited training provider for non-clinical ARRS roles

Please find February newsletter which includes items such as;

  • Workforce Development Frameworks – What are the key points?
  • YouTube launch – trainee feedback
  • The impact of our training on staff retention, role clarity and confidence, ability to apply a personalised care approach, workforce development framework understanding
  • 4 day Health Coaching programme accreditation, due to launch early April

Survey - Supporting Non-Medical Prescribers (NMP) to undertake the Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) role

Are you interested in developing prescribers within our ICS systems? Would you like to know more about developing your educator skills, or to be involved our communities of practice?

Health Education England are undertaking a survey to understand how we can support the development of supervision for prescribing training in North East and Yorkshire. We are exploring various models of supervsion, to support further progress to DPP development. By supervision , this may be described as practice/clinical and educational: see some suggested definitions

We are keen to work with all professions who may be able to support this development to expand the availability of prescribers across the four Integrated Care Boards (ICB). So we are asking colleagues across all university providers of Independent Prescribing/ NMP programmes, primary, ICB Workforce Groups, primary and secondary care multiprofessional prescribing networks, primary care networks, training hubs and community pharmacies to share and complete this short survey (it will take no more than 10 minutes to respond).

All responses will be treated confidentially; we will share some anonymised data with other colleagues, to inform how we support development of supervision.

This is a new survey to look specifically at developing supervision capacity and capability, so it is important to understand how can we share good practice and work together across the system.

Your support in taking the time to complete the survey is much appreciated; please access via the link:

https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/supporting-non-medical-prescribers-nmp-to-undertake-the

This survey will close Wednesday 15th March 2023

If you would like to discuss further, please email: medicinesoptimisation.north@hee.nhs.uk

 

Thank you for your support in advance

Gill Risby, MCMI FPharmT

Pharmacy Integration Programme Manager, North East and Yorkshire

School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

Primary Care Wellbeing Survey

NHS England commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to conduct a study of the wellbeing of the primary care workforce over a time period of three years. This short survey is the sixth and final in a series of surveys, and will ask staff to reflect on their personal wellbeing as well as the functioning of their team and their experiences of working in their role.

We are asking people to please complete this survey and share with teams – it’s important that we get a wide and varied dataset so that we can continue to develop wellbeing interventions and support for the workforce. We are particularly keen to improve our understanding of the experience of people with protected characteristics and from underrepresented groups. Any help sharing this would be greatly appreciated.

Survey link: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/interview/e4ec20e8-5856-4c29-b99b-ab905f38c4b3

Health and wellbeing support

Shared on behalf of Humber & North Yorkshire Health & Care Partnership

We have now finalised our health and wellbeing programme up to June 2023 and I have attached the calendar which contains all of our exciting upcoming workshops/ webinars available to book.  Details of how to book are included on the calendar but you can also use this link.  You will also notice on the right hand side there is some information about other types of support that we currently have available.

*Please note the Peppy health menopause app offer and free period products offer are open only to staff/volunteers in the Humber and North Yorkshire region**

Anybody wishing to apply for a Peppy license: To watch our short information video that gives you the information you need about the Peppy Health app and how to apply for a licence please follow this link

If you think the Peppy health app is for you please follow this link Peppy Application (office.com)  to complete our application form and we will aim to get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

I have also attached the 1st of 4 financial wellbeing newsletters that we are putting together and we hope you find this helpful.  The final attachment is a list of the recording links for lots of the health and wellbeing sessions we have delivered previously should you wish to watch any of these.  Going forward we will be uploading the recording links for all of our health and wellbeing workshops/webinars on our health and wellbeing page.  This will be done 1-2 weeks after the live session has taken place so should you see a session you would like to attend but can’t make the date please check out the webpage to view the recording.

Webpage- Health and Wellbeing – Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

March workshops/webinars highlights

  • Your Relationship with Money- Monday 6th of March 1230-1330
  • The Alcohol Savvy Action plan- Monday 13th of March 1230-1330
  • Nutrition Discovery Session- Wednesday 15th of March 1230-1330
  • Urogynaecological Impact of the Menopause- Wednesday 15th of March 1330-1430
  • The Science of Kindness with Paul Devlin- Thursday 16th of March 1430-1530
  • Mastering the Menopause: therapeutic foods for perimenopause and beyond with Karen Newby- Wednesday 22nd of March 1300-1400

To book click here

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Best wishes

Jade

 

Jade Jenkins

Project Manager- Workforce- Health and Wellbeing

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

 

Email: jade.jenkins4@nhs.net

Web: www.humberandnorthyorkshire.org.uk

PCUK Podcast (Education for Primary Care staff) - Season 1

Primary Care UK, the podcast for all frontline staff in Primary Care, is proving to be a popular educational resource.  Checkout some of the positive feedback on Apple Podcasts.  The aim is simple: To bring together and educate the Primary Care community.  No costs, no forms, just listen and learn on the go.  It can’t get easier than that.

Season 1 completed: Recap of Season 1 now available.  A must listen for those who have heard all the previous episodes (to jog your memory) and those who haven’t yet (to stimulate interest).

So give us 20 minutes, listen to Recap of Season 1, and the contributions from passionate NHS leaders and frontline staff about things like The Fellowship Scheme, Remote Consultations, Stress & Wellbeing, and much more.

Finally, we’re excited to give you the heads-up that Season 2 will be starting soon, and we’ll share the trailer as soon as it’s ready.  As always, we’ll cover a variety of interesting topics, starting with: Time management skills.  So watch this space.

Munir

Host, Primary Care UK.

 

Dr Munir Ali-Zubair

Working GP, Tutor, Trainer, PD, AD, Appraiser & Podcaster

Email: mali-zubair@nhs.net

January 2023

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

Trainee Nursing Associates into General Practice - Funding Support Continued

The Nursing Associate role is an integral part of a General Practice Team, Health Education England is pleased to announce additional places for the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) in General Practice with BPP University, due to commence in March 2023.   Places are open to any new or existing staff within your Primary Care Network or General Practice.

TNAs commencing the apprenticeship programme within Primary Care will be fully supported with the following funding:

  • Employers receive total funding of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year) per TNA.
  • Employers receive apprenticeship levy funding of up to £15,000 .  The cost of the apprenticeship is funded through the apprenticeship levy.
  • If the employer does not pay the levy, HEE will offer to support the employer in seeking a levy transfer.
  • PCNs to claim 100% of the TNA salary on the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).

Educational requirements for the TNA programme are either functional skills Maths and English level 2 or GCSE Grade C and above and you must have been living and working in the UK for at least 3 years.

In addition to the above, for TNAs spending 50% or more of their time working with people who have a learning disability and/or autistic people will be eligible for additional funding for the duration of their course.

This is a total of £7,900 per apprentice over the 2 years programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to increase your General Practice workforce.

The deadline for EoIs is now 27th February 2023 and should be directed to the Health Education England National Nursing and Midwifery Team by return at nationalnursingandmidwiferyteam@hee.nhs.uk

 

For support with TNA training you can also contact the HNY training hub team

Nursing Associate Resources

Please find recently developed resources below:

For more information on support with TNA training click here

Wellbeing Event for Physician Associates - 4th May, Sheffield

FCP Roadmap Supervision 2 day course - March dates

Upcoming dates:

Friday 10th March 2023 – 10.00 – 16.00 – virtual via Teams

Friday 24th March 2023 – 10.00 – 16.00 – virtual via Teams

To book onto the course please e-mail: primarycareschoolyh@hee.nhs.uk

Find more information/useful links here

Free Webinar: ‘Why is cholesterol important and what can you do about it?’ 15th Feb

Free webinar delivered in partnership with the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and the Best Practice Show.

Wednesday 15th February 12:00-12:45

Why is cholesterol important and what can you do about it?’

To register click here: https://www.bigmarker.com/closerstill-media/Why-is-cholesterol-important-and-what-can-you-do-about-it?utm_bmcr_source=humbertraininghub

Delivered by:

Dr Derek Connolly (Chair), Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham City Hospital
Helen Williams FFRPS, FRPharmS, Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South-East London CCG and UCLPartners National Specialty Adviser for CVD Prevention, NHSE and I

Agenda:

There is incontrovertible evidence that LDL cholesterol is a major risk factor in the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, which remains one of the world’s great killers.

There are now five different ways of lowering LDL cholesterol. As well as statins, we now have ezetimibe, bempedoic acid, PCSK9i monoclonal, antibodies, and now inclisiran.

We will review their usage in both primary and secondary prevention with particular reference to the new NICE cholesterol guidance which emphasises that treatments should be used in combinations to achieve target LDL values.

Identifying at risk patience and optimising levels could substantially reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in the UK.

 

 

Free digital resources for study, work and professional development

Shared on behalf of NHS Knowledge and Library Services

Your starting point to find the evidence you need online

Information has never been available in such abundance or variety, but that doesn’t mean it’s quick or easy to find what you need.

The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub gives you a single entry point to quickly connect to high quality, trusted evidence.  A simple search covers thousands of journals, e-books, guidance and ready to use information like clinical decision tools such as BMJ Best Practice and NICE guidelines.

The Hub is a great place to start any search, avoiding the ‘noise’ of a general web search, and get free, carefully selected content for the health and care workforce, students and trainees. For an enhanced experience use your NHS OpenAthens account.

As a single point of access you can tap into the Hub wherever your career takes you. Start your search or learn more through our short user guide

North School of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation newsletter

Please click here for the winter edition of the North School of Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation newsletter. Please circulate this to your colleagues.

We hope you find this newsletter useful and please email us medicinesoptimisation.north@hee.nhs.uk  if you have feedback or anything you would like to share in future editions.

Kind regards,

School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation North

NHS Pharmacy Ambassadors

Shared on behalf of the School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation North

Be an NHS Pharmacy Ambassador and inspire children and young people in your local community!

The NHS Ambassador programme, through Inspiring the Future, connects NHS staff with schools to take part in a range of fun and interactive careers activities in 2023.

We are inviting pharmacy professionals to find out more about becoming an NHS Pharmacy Ambassador by joining an information session on Monday 6th February 2023 1-2pm and 7-8pm.

To attend one of the sessions, please register via the Zoom link below:

 

What is an NHS Pharmacy Ambassador?

NHS Pharmacy Ambassadors connect the NHS with school children of all ages to explore the breadth of interesting roles available in the pharmacy profession and answering questions about their jobs. They take part in activities such as assemblies, speed networking, career days, and many more, alongside interactive virtual sessions to connect with young people online.

Why take part?

To meet the current and future needs of patients and the public, we need to grow the Pharmacy workforce, ensuring that Pharmacy is seen as an attractive, varied, and dynamic career choice. The programme also supports ambassadors to develop their skills, experience and confidence as advocates for the profession.

The role of the NHS Pharmacy Ambassadors is:

  • To raise awareness of pharmacy as a profession and promote pharmacy as a career.
  • To stimulate interest in students, school-leavers and job seekers to want to pursue a career in pharmacy.
  • To showcase the varied roles and impact the profession has on patients and the public

Find out more! Join the Information Session via Zoom on Monday 6th February 1-2pm and 7-8pm

The HEE Pharmacy Team will be running an online information session on Monday 6th February at 1-2pm and 7-8pm where you can hear more about the NHS Ambassador Programme and ask any questions you might have.

Register and share the word!

These sessions are open to existing volunteers as well as other registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are considering becoming ambassadors, so please feel free to share this opportunity with your networks! Please note that the sessions will be recorded so we can share with those who weren’t able to attend.

For more information about the sessions, contact pharmacyteam@hee.nhs.uk.

 

Social Prescribing Workforce Development Framework - now published

Shared on behalf of NHS England National Social Prescribing Team

We are pleased to announce that the workforce development framework for social prescribing link workers has now been published.

The FutureNHS social prescribing platform has links to the published document, the platform has a dedicated area for the framework which also has additional support documents and access to key social prescribing resources.

The framework will help to address much of the feedback we have heard from people in social prescribing role and more broadly across the system. It will provide guidance for people employed in these roles and those employing them. We hope it will help increase understanding of the role and where link workers can have most impact in supporting and empowering people to improve their health and wellbeing. The framework also set professional standards and competencies, gives guidance on supervision, training, and continuous professional development (CPD).

Social Prescribing Conference and Networking Event

Shared on behalf of the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership VCSE Collaborative 

Social Prescribing Conference and Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, 8 February

Time: 10am – 3pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

Venue: Priory Street Centre, York

We’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to the first Social Prescribing Conference and Networking Event for all Social Prescribers working across Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System (Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership); covering East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, and York.

A key focus of this event is to listen to, discuss and understand your experiences. We believe that the voice of those working in the role is the most important voice, so we want to provide an opportunity for you to share your experiences and to influence the future development and sustainability of Social Prescribing services across Humber and North Yorkshire.

We’re encouraging Social Prescribers and Primary Care Link Workers from all places to attend to ensure all geographical areas are represented, as this event also provides you with a unique opportunity to come together with colleagues to share key learning and to explore new ideas.

To attend the conference, please book your place here:

Social Prescribing Conference designed for all Social Prescribers working across the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS)

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: christine.marmion@yorkcvs.org.uk

Many thanks,

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership VCSE Collaborative

 

Funding confirmed for first 200 apprentices to train as doctors

The PCUK Podcast for ALL frontline clinical staff in Primary Care

Are you a frontline clinician working in Primary Care?  (Clinical Pharmacist, FC Physio, GP, Trainee, GPN, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Associate, Physician’s Associate, Paramedic, MH Practitioner, etc.)

If so, would you like an easy way to keep up-to-date?  Like brushing up your knowledge, focusing on your wellbeing and keep up with what’s going on in the NHS, without having to look at a screen?

If so, we have the answer: The Primary Care UK Podcast (Munir Adam). 

Regular updates on important topics relevant to those working in General Practice, OOH or and similar.

Access using your podcast app, or using this link:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1925512

Topics covered to date

Primary Care being a nice place to work:

  • Racial discrimination in Primary Care (Navina Evans, and London senior team)
  • Burnout in Educators (Mary-Rose Shears & a senior Pharmacist and senior Nurse leads)
  • Wellbeing in the workplace (Nirja Joshi)

Doing our job better:

  • Remote Consultations (Anwar Khan, NHS Resolutions)
  • Consultations: Time management (Munir Adam)
  • Power of Language in Consultations (HEE Professional Support Unit)
  • Lifestyle medicine (Roopa Jaiswal, London rep for Lifestyle medicine)

Personal development:

  • Tips for your appraisal (A CP, and PA and a GP)
  • General Practice Fellowship Scheme (Due end January 2023)

Let’s make this a place to learn, bond and develop across the Primary Care professions.

Feedback and suggestions are very welcome.

 

Dr Munir Ali-Zubair

Working GP, Tutor, Trainer, PD, AD, Appraiser & Podcaster

Email: mali-zubair@nhs.net

 

 

NOW AVAILABLE on Primary Care UK: Episode 10: The Fellowship Scheme.

HERE IT IS:  Listen using your usual podcast app, or follow this link:  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1925512/12089372.

THIS EPISODE is about the General Practice Fellowship Scheme that provides funding to allow GPs and GPNs to pursue interests.  Developed by NHS England and further enhanced  in areas, such as London: The SPIN-new-to-Practice offer:  Munir Adam is joined by a variety of contributors to see how this plays out,  the benefits, the challenges  and even how AHPs, such as Pharmacists in Practice are benefitting  from it.

As we enter a new year we look at the NHS England-developed fellowship scheme as it applies to GPs and nurses, but also how this is being extended so that others can also benefit from it.  As well as being of relevance to clinical staff in GP Practices and similar, the episode will also be of interest to system partners involved with developing and promoting career opportunities for this group of staff and for those involved with recruitment and retention.  The episode covers:

An overview of the scheme, with Dr Rachel Roberts, Primary Care Dean for London
Brief anecdotes from GP and GPN fellows about their experience of the scheme
Enhancements:  The SPIN-new-to-practice offer, the Pharmacy fellowship Scheme and the mid-career opportunity.
Benefits and opportunities, as well as some of the challenges.
The Practicalities: Focus on the North-Central London area.
This episode of Primary Care UK is produced by the NCL Fellowship Team on behalf of NCL Training Hub.

So, do have a listen, and please do rate us and provide feedback on Apple Podcasts or on your podcast platform if possible.  If this is not possible you can also feedback, and also raise any queries here: https://forms.office.com/r/Td5uAMRR5B

Best wishes.

Munir

Primary Care Training Centre – Discount Code

Nurses in Humber and North Yorkshire can access funding for most PCTC courses by applying online and entering the discount code HEEHNY2223 on checkout.

Please note that this is limited to one course per applicant and excludes the new Menopause module. The funding does not cover accredited courses. If applying to do an accredited course, the practice will be invoiced for the difference in price between that and the non-accredited course.

Flexible Working Focus Groups/ Survey

Shared on behalf of Claire Cook – Retention Lead H&NY ICB

Lots of health and care staff say they would like to work more flexibly. But what does that mean – and how could we make it work in practice?

Health and care organisations in Humber and North Yorkshire are asking staff to share your ideas. We’d love to hear from you.

You can:

  • take part in a 30-40 minute online discussion with a small group of people from other local organisations in January 2023. Click here to book your place
  • fill in a quick anonymous survey: Click here

This is your chance to influence what happens next. People have said they want to flexible working, but what roles would this work for? What gets in the way? And what might the solutions be?

Help us make flexible working a reality for more people by sharing your ideas.

We’re particularly interested in hearing from people in their 40s or older, but everyone is welcome. Come along and shape the future – your future.

Thank you

Claire Cook – Retention Lead H&NY ICB

The future is NOW! Developing our ACP workforce in NE&Y Conference 2023 - 8th Feb, Leeds

The North East and Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice are pleased to announce that we have further spaces that have become available at our first face-to-face conference taking place on Wednesday 8th February 2023 in Leeds City Centre. We are welcoming inspiring clinicians, academics and leaders from across the UK who will be sharing their work with us across the day.  If you are interested in attended, please complete the registration form here. Registration will close on Friday 20th January 2023.

Please note: If you have previously registered for the event, you do not need to complete the registration form again.

We are also proud to exhibit the high calibre quality improvement and research achievements of our Advanced Practice colleagues through the digital poster presentation competition. ​ This year we would like to offer our Advanced Practice colleagues to showcase their work concerning research, audit, practice innovations, or clinical practice cases.  Please find attached a poster template and PDF document that provides a step-by-step guide to creating and submitting your poster for HEE North East & Yorkshire regional Advancing Practice Conference 2023. Prizes will include FREE ticket/s to the ACP Conference on 15/03/2023 at Crown Plaza in Sheffield and first edition of the new Wiley Global ‘Advanced Clinical Practice at a Glance’ Book! Please submit your posters via email to neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk before Monday 23rd January @23.59hrs.

North East & Yorkshire Faculty for Advancing Practice

Health Education England

hee.nhs.uk

Please use our generic email address for any queries, neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

 

December 2022

GP Fellowship Enhanced Offer - Still open to targeted practices - Closing date for registrations 31/12/22

The Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer is still open for registration until 31st December 2023 for targeted practices within Humber and North Yorkshire (practices identified as being within the most under doctored areas across the HNY region: Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Withernsea, Bridlington, Hornsea and Scarborough).

The Enhanced offer is available alongside the GP Catalyst Programme or independently, and provides funding of £10,000 to cover one session per week (£20,000 in total if doing both Catalyst and Enhanced). It has a flexible start date and as it is largely self-directed the day of the week is also flexible.

You can find full details on all the GP fellowship offers here, and FAQs on the Enhanced offer here.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to express interest.

We would also be more than happy to arrange a call to answer any queries – contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Rotational Paramedic Scheme - April 2023 Cohort - Open for Expressions of Interest

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.

The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic, and funding for the practice to cover supervision time during induction.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk,

We would be more than happy to arrange to meet with you and talk through the details.

Training Hub Schemes 2023

Information will be shared in the New Year once news is available on funding hopefully being confirmed for new cohorts of ongoing schemes, including:

  • New to Practice Nurse and Nursing Associate VTS Scheme
  • GP Fellowships
  • ACP Ready Scheme
  • PA Ready Scheme
  • TNA Ready Scheme

We have also been busy re-developing our popular ILM Recognised Leadership and Management Development Programme for Primary Care into a digital blended format to offer more flexibility of access. More details to follow on enrolling in the New Year.

Watch this space!

An overview of schemes currently supported by the Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub can be found here

If you would like further information on any of these initiatives, get in touch and we would be happy to help.

Student Nurses in General Practice

We’re continually working to open up student nurse placements in general practice. Many thanks to all practices who have been linking in with us already and offered student capacity. This is very valuable in supporting and securing our workforce of the future, and placements are greatly appreciated by the students, universities and ourselves. It is also a great recruitment tool for practices!

If you would like support in starting to take students again and haven’t already been in touch please contact debra.smith8@nhs.net who can support your team. If you haven’t taken student nurses previously and would like further information please get in touch, we’re happy to help!

Further details can be found here, for more information or to express interest contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

For information on becoming an assessor see: Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) – e-learning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB Workforce Information Round-up

HNY Healthcare Support Workers and Health Care Assistants - Development/Training Opportunity

Please see linked flyer which details a 12-week online course for Healthcare Support Workers and Healthcare Assistants who would like to prepare for progression into a Nursing Associate role.

e are looking for expressions of interest in the first instance from HNY practices and will then liaise with Education for Health re potential start dates when we have enough EoI to form a 1st HNY cohort.

If you have a HCSW or HCA who you think would welcome this opportunity to support their development please contact: melissa.brolls@nhs.net

Enhanced Practice Apprenticeship for General Practice Nursing (GPN)

Health Education England has recently supported the development of a new apprenticeship for Enhanced Clinical Practice. The apprenticeship can be used to train general practice nurses with some experience, it is for those ready for development in long-term condition management and non-medical prescribing.

The apprenticeship will enable them to hold independent clinics.  Additionally, if supported by local need and demand, other modules could be provided, such as mental health, women’s health or minor injuries.

We envisage this course to have some core modules such as non-medical prescribing, Clinical Leadership and Research in Health, as well as a picking list of modules for specific clinical skills relevant to your practice, such as Diabetes Management, Respiratory Diseases, Minor Illnesses or Sexual Health. The length of the apprenticeship would be 12-18 m depending on modules selected.

We will be running a mini competition for prospective Higher Education Institutes to ensure that the course they will offer to general practice nurses is fit for purpose. We would be grateful if you could answer the following questions about what, as an employer, you would want to see in a course for your mid-career general practice nurses.

Complete the survey here – https://forms.office.com/r/6C9v0MSkAT

RCGP Training - Adults with a Learning Disability

FREE Qualifications Webinar - 5th January 2023

Webinar to showcase new learning portal, offering free courses for staff and volunteers

The Humber and North Yorkshire ICB would like to invite you to attend a webinar showcasing our new HNY ICS partnership with DN Colleges Group, offering your staff and our volunteers the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications for free – there are no costs to either you as an employer, or your staff and volunteers, to undertake any of these qualifications.

This exciting offer is open to all of our health, care and VCSE staff and volunteers across Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System from January 2023. Ahead of that we would like to take this opportunity to show you what is available, and how your staff and volunteers, through our online learning portal, can view, apply for and undertake these free qualifications. The qualifications are all online or via a workbook so accessible to the majority.

The bespoke learning portal will offer courses at academic levels 1, 2 and 3 and cover a diverse range of subjects relevant to clinical and non-clinical roles. There are also qualifications around quality improvement, leadership, equality and diversity and personal wellbeing. We have 1,000 qualifications on offer, so this really is a chance for your staff and teams to gain further knowledge in areas relating to their own job but also perhaps to gain further knowledge to help with skills development and career progression in the future.

In this webinar we will showcase how to use the portal, what courses are available and how to enrol. This is therefore your chance to see the learning portal, and understand the offer, before we start to market the qualifications to staff and volunteers within the HNY ICS.

Webinar details:

Thursday 5 January 2023, 2-3pm

Click here to access the webinar

A communications pack will be sent out to each organisation across the ICS to promote the portal, but if you need resources, or to discuss the content, please contact Communications Manager sophie.lake1@nhs.net.

If you have any questions regarding the portal, college enrolment or courses available, please contact marketing@northlindsey.ac.uk.

Calling all Mid-Career GPs - LAZARUS - Free CPD Event - 26th January 2023

HYMS Academy of Primary Care are excited to announce a new program of CPD directed specifically at GPs who consider themselves mid-career. We want to work with you targeting the challenges you are facing in practice and create innovative solutions to overcome these. If you are feeling fed up with how primary care currently feels, want to make a change but don’t know how, or are thinking of leaving and looking for a life ring we have something to offer you.

Our first event is in January 2023 and is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, please email james.bennett2@hyms.ac.uk to register and do please share this with colleagues so that they can make the most of this opportunity as well.

See flyer for more details.

NEY Primary Care ACP Career Event - 16th June 2023

HEE North East and Yorkshire are hosting a full day in person ACP primary care career event which will showcase the career options open to ACPs in primary and community care with a focus on the opportunities to work across the four pillars of advanced practice. Supervisors and employers are also welcomed to attend.

  • Where? Hilton, York
  • When? Friday 16th June 2023 at 10:00 – 16:00
  • Cost? Free
  • How do I apply? Please apply via the sign-up link here

For more information about the day please view the poster.

Please note that there is a maximum capacity for this event, please sign up early to avoid disappointment. The sign up link will close on 16th March 2023.

HUTH Level 3 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship Offer

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in collaboration with the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are delighted to announce an exciting new learning and development opportunity.

Hull University Hospital Trusts (HUTH) have been able to work with Corndel to create opportunities for people within the Hull and East Riding area to take advantage of their levy by undertaking the Level 3 Leadership and Management Apprenticeship. The offer is initially focused on Primary and Social Care, Corndel will also be able to support the levy transfer process from HUTH to your organisation.

We have partnered with Corndel to offer the ‘Level 3 Leadership and Management apprenticeship programme.’ Embedding the Team Leader or Supervisor apprenticeship standard, the programme includes a Level 3 Diploma is approximately 13 months in length. The course is designed to support people to be better leaders and managers, who are then better abled to make a difference for our patients and our families.

Following a successful delivery of this programme at HUTH we are thrilled to be able to extend this opportunity to partners within the Humber ICS. We would particularly like to hear from colleagues working in non-levy paying organisations who would welcome support with the apprenticeship learning fees.

On successful completion of the programme, you will be awarded the following qualifications-

·         Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

·         The Foundation Chartered Manager professional status.

·         Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship.

The programme is accredited by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute), which is recognized across business sectors adding immense value to your professional growth. The programme also offers exclusive workshops and is backed by tailored professional coaching to enhance your role.

We encourage everyone to explore the link below, which offers more information on the available programmes and outlines the next steps.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to accelerate your career.

See brochure here

Two briefing sessions will be running for interested colleagues:

  • 17th January 1:30 to 2:30
  • 25th January 11:00 to 12:00

For further information, please contact the team at HUTH directly on hyp-tr.apprentices@nhs.net

Funded HEE Foundation Programme in Public Health

Enabling functional skills study to support career progression

Health Education England’s (HEE) Talent for Care team funds access to market-leading self-study software – basic key skills builder (bksb) for NHS and social care workers.

You can use this to:

  • Develop skills in English and maths for individuals and cohorts
  • Support functional skills requirements for learners undertaking an apprenticeship
  • Generally upskill employees of all types

Further details are available here and you can also get support from your regional apprenticeship relationship manager.

Access to this software is enabled by HEE to support those who may otherwise be excluded from entering into and/or progressing through a career pathway due to maths and English needs.

It is not to be utilised for the following purposes:

  • As a screening tool for recruitment
  • To exclude individuals from access to employment or educational opportunities

Where a certain level of functional skills is required for a role or course, we expect bksb to form part of the solution to support an individual to work towards this goal. If you have questions about this, or would like to discuss it, please speak to your regional apprenticeship relationship manager. If an employer does not use the funded access in the intended spirit, HEE reserves the right to remove access for that organisation.

 

bksb NHS Webinar

The next bksb HEE/NHS webinar will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 11th January at 11am. This session will cover the basics of bksb and explain what is available to you on behalf of the bksb and Health Education England partnership.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://smartapprentices.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kNwe_gu3Qo-7-aZm-cgZjw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Careers network: call out for Step into the NHS judges and ambassadors

NHS Health Careers is looking for judges and ambassadors from an NHS background to champion its schools competition, Step into the NHS. Judges will watch regional winners showcase their entries via video call in late June, before voting for an overall winner. Ambassadors will help promote the competition on their social media channels and through their local networks.

 

We are particularly interested in hearing from NHS colleagues from an ethnic minority background to enable us to better reflect diverse communities. We aim to have a panel of judges and ambassadors who reflect the young people involved in the competition, ensuring every student has a role model. Please email hee.healthcareers@hee.nhs.uk with any suggestions, and please forward this request to your networks.

PACT (Primary care Academic CollaboraTive)

Shared on behalf of Sarah Fisher, Training Programme Director

As part of the research pillar of practice I’d like to make you aware of this forum – PACT. Please accept my apologies if you are aware of this already but for those of you that don’t you may want to take a look at their website.

The idea behind PACT (the Primary care Academic CollaboraTive) is for anyone who is clinically trained and interested, including people with no research experience, hereinafter ‘PACT members’) to collectively take part in high quality research projects.  Each project will use data collected by individual PACT members from their practices.  The data from different practices will be combined to answer important research questions. We will seek necessary ethical approvals for each project. As well as research, the data can be used at a practice-level, bench-marked against other practices, to identify areas for quality improvement.

website: https://sites.google.com/nihr.ac.uk/pact/

Twitter: @PACTGP

This may be a useful forum to assist with you QI projects and ongoing research in in your practice.

Kind regards

Sarah

 

 

Sarah Fisher

Training Programme Director

Health Education England, Humber and North Yorkshire

MSc, BSc N, RN, Adv Dip, Queens Nurse

#LinkWorkerDay23 Awards

Nominations are now open until 16 January 2023 for the #LinkWorkerDay23 awards. The National Association of Link Workers is delighted to present the 2023 awards to celebrate and recognise the impact of social prescribing link workers who have made outstanding contributions in Transforming Healthcare for All through social prescribing.

New eating disorders e-learning and webinars now available

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with charity BEAT, HEE’s Mental Health team and NHS England and Improvement to develop a new elearning session on monitoring eating disorders.

The session aims to equip all healthcare staff who are involved in the physical assessment and monitoring of eating disorders with the knowledge and skills needed to sensitively undertake medical monitoring.

The resource includes information on why physical health checks are necessary, the steps involved, appropriate communication style and information on consent, capacity and non-attendance. It also outlines the necessary, such as taking weight, blood pressure, temperature, etc, alongside the risk management guidance, which reflects up-to-date guidance on managing medical emergencies for people with eating disorders (MEED).

The 35-minute session also has a brief demonstration video, which provides a template for healthcare staff to use when undergoing medical monitoring.

By the end of the module, learners will be able to:

·         identify why medical monitoring is needed and the possible challenges and barriers

·         explain how to undertake the recommended examinations and investigations, and why these are needed

·         consider protocols to deal with patients who do not attend their appointments

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Eating Disorders Training for Health and Care Staff programme page.

A series of 5 webinars for oral health teams, dietitians and community pharmacy teams is also available.

Physical health care for people with severe mental illness - Free half day course

Maudsley Learning is running a free, national half-day online course, ‘Physical Health Care for People with Severe Mental Illness’ course as part of the strategy to improve physical health care outcomes in individuals with severe mental illness.

This theory-focused and interactive course is aimed at clinical practitioners within Primary healthcare English services and will provide an overview of systemic barriers and how practical adaptions can be implemented to ensure the physical health needs of individuals with serious mental health illness are met.

Existing legal frameworks and evidenced based guidelines for primary care services will be covered along with guidance around working collaboratively with stakeholders and clinical teams to maintain effective patient care.

Bookings can be made at https://maudsleylearning.com/courses/physical-health-care-for-people-with-severe-mental-illness/

There are half day slots available for booking until March 2023.

View more information here

NHS OpenAthens – unlocking knowledge and evidence

For free, secure access to a range of high-quality digital resources from the extensive, NHS-funded collection including e-books, journals, clinical decision support, study aids, databases and more, you need an NHS OpenAthens account.

NHS OpenAthens is the ‘key’ that unlocks a range of quality, trusted, evidence-based information for health and care staff throughout their career, at work, in practice, on call, while studying and at home.

NHS OpenAthens is available to more people than you might think, including social workers, dentists, community pharmacists and public health practitioners.

Sign up or renew your account  or  Find out more

View Posters for information:

Looking After You - Primary Care Coaching: new materials and toolkit

We are keen to support our primary care staff to stay well, recognising the additional pressures and challenges that the winter period brings. Please see attached our updated Looking After You coaching communications toolkit and promotional poster.

All the promotional resources can be downloaded here: www.bit.ly/LAYcomms

The toolkit outlines our suite of support offers, why coaching is recommended, feedback from users, and highlights the many promotional resources that can be used, including bulletin copy and social media graphics.

Please do cascade and share widely amongst colleagues – over 8,000 staff have benefited from one (or more) of these services. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact england.lookingafteryou@nhs.net.

Additional support offers available for our NHS people can be found at: NHS England » Support available for our NHS people

Thank you for your support.

Kind Regards

Looking After You Programme Team

 

Haxby Group Training - Winter 2023 Diary

The Haxby Group Training winter 2023 training diary is out now, you can find a copy of the diary and details on all courses here

Sign up for the Haxby Group Training newsletter to stay up to date with our latest courses and news: http://eepurl.com/ia1yrf

November 2022

Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer - Still open to all practices for registrations until 30th November 2022

The Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer is currently available to all practices within Humber and North Yorkshire, following the initial intake for targeted practices in the most under-doctored areas. This will initially be for a limited registration window closing at the end of November 2022.

The Enhanced offer is available alongside the GP Catalyst Programme or independently, and also provides funding of £10,000 to cover one session per week (£20,000 in total if doing both Catalyst and Enhanced). It has a flexible start date and as it is largely self-directed the day of the week is also flexible.

You can find full details on all the GP fellowship offers here, and FAQs on the Enhanced offer here.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to express interest.

We would also be more than happy to arrange a call to answer any queries – contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

The NEW Humber and North Yorkshire Careers hub website has launched!

The Humber and North Yorkshire Careers Hub offers information for future employees, employers and education establishments.

www.hnycareershub.co.uk

It’s a one stop shop for everything health and care careers related across Humber and North Yorkshire.

  • Search the interactive career pathway to find a career for you
  • Search and apply jobs
  • Search and apply for apprenticeships
  • Prepare like a pro – useful guides for writing a CV and Interview Techniques
  • Explore the education and training pathway to find the best route into the sector for you

Click here for more details

Humber and North Yorkshire Workforce Information Round Up

Online Learning Sessions for ACPs and PAs

The Humber and North Yorkshire Faculty of Advanced Practice are facilitating monthly online learning opportunities for qualified and in-training ACPs and PAs

Find full details here

PCTC Funded Courses

Primary Care Training Centre have been allocated a small amount of funding by Health Education England for the Humber and North Yorkshire area.

Nurses in HNY can access most PCTC courses and get funding by applying online and entering the discount code HEEHNY2223 on checkout.

Please note that this is limited to one course per applicant and excludes the new Menopause module. The funding does not cover accredited courses – if someone wants to do an accredited course, their practice will be invoiced for the difference in price between that and the non-accredited course.

Funding is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

www.primarycaretraining.co.uk

University of Hull Faculty of Health Sciences CPD Modules January/February 2023

The University of Hull have various CPD modules that are available for the end January/beginning February 2023 intake.

You can find more information about each of the courses at the webpage here https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/cpd

NEY ACP Primary Care Event 2023 - Save the Date - 12th June 2023

Following the success of the NEY ACP primary care event on 5th October 2022, it has been agreed that the event will take place again in 2023.

The event will take place face-to-face in York (venue TBC but it will be walking distance from York railway station) and will take place for 1 day on the week commencing 12th June 2023. The event will be open to any HEE qualified ACPs, HEE trainee ACPs and ACP leads, who are all within primary care.

HEE will keep you updated about this event and will confirm the date and location once this is confirmed.

Physician Associate Apprenticeship Implementation - invitation to join national network

HEE has led on a number of activities to develop a national framework for programme provision. There are now 10 providers that will be offering a PA Apprenticeship, and to support employers with the implementation of this apprenticeship standard, HEE are introducing a national PA Apprenticeship Network, with the first meeting scheduled to take place on Wed 23rd November 2022, 10:00-11:30am via Teams.

Please email MAPS@hee.nhs.uk to express an interest in joining the national network.

Trainee Nurse Associates - Additional Cohort

National Team have shared the following:

The Nursing Associate role is an integral part of a General Practice Team, Health Education England is pleased to announce a national cohort offer of further Trainee Nursing Associate places for General Practice to start in February 2023 with BPP University. These places are open to any new or existing staff within your Primary Care Network or General Practice.

Trainee Nursing Associates commencing the apprenticeship programme within Primary Care will be fully supported with the following funding:

  • Employers will receive total funding of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year) per trainee Nursing Associate.
  • Employers will receive an apprenticeship levy funding of up to £15,000. The cost of the apprenticeship is funded through the apprenticeship levy. If the employer does not pay the levy, HEE will offer to support the employer in seeking a levy transfer.
  • Primary Care Network will be able to claim 100% of the TNA salary on the ARRS

Educational requirements for the Trainee Nursing Associate programme are either functional skills Maths and English level 2 or GCSE Grade C and above.

In addition to the above, for Trainee Nursing Associate spending 50% or more of their time working with people who have a learning disability and/or autistic people will be eligible for additional funding for the duration of their course. This is a total of £7,900 per apprentice over the 2 years programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to increase your General Practice workforce. Please forward to your networks and send your expressions of interest to the Health Education England National Nursing and Midwifery Team by return at nationalnursingandmidwiferyteam@hee.nhs.uk by no later than 7th November 2022.

Find more information on TNA training and support here.

September/October 2022

Free Training: Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams

Free Training – Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by the Primary Care School – Yorkshire and the Humber.

WHAT?

  • Initial training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professionals peers across a PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • It is a facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • It mainly focuses on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

  • Thursday 10 November & Thursday 17 November
  • Thursday 8 December & Thursday 15 December
  • Friday 20 January & Friday 27 January 2023
  • Thursday 2 March & Thursday 9 March 2023

WHO?

All registered and non-registered clinicians in primary care, Yorkshire & the Humber.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

Free Webinars: Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technicians

Shared on behalf of Catherine Forber, Practice Learning Facilitator, North School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation

Following on from the October event, which filled up very quickly, HEE would like to offer an opportunity to attend a session in either November or January to promote the role of the Medicine Administration Pharmacy Technician.

This is the same session with the same content and as there are limited places, please only book onto one of the dates.

If both these dates get fully booked up, then we hope to add more dates in the New Year.

Please use the links in the flyer to register your place on one of the sessions.

Free Webinar: GPN National Update Monthly Webinar - Friday 4th November

General Practice Nurse National Update: Monthly Webinar scheduled to take place on 4 November 2022 from 13:00 – 14:00 via Microsoft Teams. Jointly run by NHS England, National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Please find full details here

Flexible Staffing Pools - Humber & North Yorkshire Staff Bank

Humber & North Yorkshire ICB has partnered with Lantum to create a system wide, multidisciplinary staff bank across Humber & North Yorkshire. The new staff bank is a pool of vetted staff that all practices across Humber & North Yorkshire can share open shifts with, making it even easier for you to book locum work in your local area.

Here are some key things you need to know about joining the staff bank:

What is Lantum?

Lantum is a healthcare workforce platform that aims to unite all clinicians with their healthcare organisations, so that they can deliver the best patient care.

What are the benefits for me?

1. Book work instantly

●      Update your profile, set your availability and immediately apply for shifts.

●      Use job search filters to see sessions that suit your location and availability.

●      Receive session notifications that match your skills and preferences.

2. Digitise your diary and get paid the next day

●      View your booked jobs and availability, anytime, anywhere.

●      Save time chasing payments using Lantum’s next-day payment feature, Rocketpay at no additional cost to you

●      Have your timesheets approved and stored online.

3. Build trusted relationships with practices:

●      Make it easy to see sessions from your favourite practices, by following them on the app.

●      Practices can request you for specific shifts, based on your availability.

●      Communicate with practices directly via Lantum’s messaging centre.

 

Next steps:

Create your account at the Humber & North Yorkshire GP Sign Up Page
Upload your clinical governance documents for approval (passport, CV, DBS).
Once approved, search and apply for shifts under the ‘Find Work’ tab.’

If you have any questions, or need help getting started, please contact Lantum directly at support@lantum.com.

HNY Workforce Transformation Group Update

Humber and North Yorkshire Workforce Information Round Up

Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer - Still open to all practices for registrations until 30th November 2022

The Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer is currently available to all practices within Humber and North Yorkshire, following the initial intake for targeted practices in the most under-doctored areas. This will initially be for a limited registration window closing at the end of November 2022.

The Enhanced offer is available alongside the GP Catalyst Programme or independently, and also provides funding of £10,000 to cover one session per week (£20,000 in total if doing both Catalyst and Enhanced). It has a flexible start date and as it is largely self-directed the day of the week is also flexible.

You can find full details on all the GP fellowship offers here, and FAQs on the Enhanced offer here.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to express interest.

We would also be more than happy to arrange a call to answer any queries – contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Primary and Community Care Apprenticeship Employer Event - 01/11/22

Free Webinar: Foundation Programme in Public Health for ICS - 02/11/22

The Foundation Programme in Public Health, is a training suite designed to equip healthcare and social care  workforce with basic understanding of health inequalities.

Please find a webinar invitation that aims to provide an opportunity to learn more about the Foundation Programme in Public Health.

More details about the programme can be found here.

Free Webinars: Medicine Administration Pharmacy Technicians

Please see flyer which provides details of a new information webinar which is free to attend, and the purpose is to provide an awareness of the role of a Medicine Administration Pharmacy Technician. This is a 1-hour event and there will also be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

The webinar is delivered with secondary care content but is available for all sectors to attend if this is something of interest. The webinar is aimed at all Pharmacy Technicians and second year Pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPT’s) can also attend.

Free Webinars: Winter Vaccines Rollout - Building Vaccine and Screening Confidence for Higher risk populations

***Shared on behalf of Chris Sharp, Workforce Development Manager (Yorkshire & Humber) North East and Yorkshire Region, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)***

Book here – Y&H Webinar: Building Vaccine and Screening Confidence Training Programme (yhphnetwork.co.uk)

Building on the success of the Covid-19 Vaccination Webinar workshops responding to building vaccine confidence, we have worked in partnership with Health Education England to commissioned a similar workshop to align with what will be a highly important Autumn/Winter vaccination programme for 2022/3. We particularly wish to target participants who come into contact with low vaccine and screening uptake populations, including: areas of high deprivation, ethnic minority groups, parents of 2&3 year olds and school age children, those in at risk categories and care home settings.

We would be very grateful if you could promote and cascade far and wide to reach as many of the following as we can:

  • Key VCS partners and/or local authority community champions lead.
  • Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Interpretation services
  • Traveller communities
  • Religious/faith leaders & Groups
  • Healthwatch
  • Ambulance staff
  • Sure start children’s centre workers
  • Education settings to support conversations in schools
  • Food bank staff
  • Health Visitors
  • Reception/admin staff
  • Care home settings/managers

 

Concept and Objectives

The primary objective of the Autumn booster programme this year will be to increase protection against severe COVID-19 disease for those at higher risk.  In addition there is an added need to address the inequalities in uptake of flu vaccination.

Vaccine hesitancy amongst some eligible populations can present a risk to population health and more often negatively impact some of our poorest communities and/or risk groups.  Our conversations our powerful, therefore the provision of skills training that uses the principles of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) and Motivation Interviewing (MI) is an important skill that can be utilised to combat disinformation and myths and whilst providing the necessary reassurance and confidence in what is a safe and effective vaccine.

The skills training covers:

  • How can we work together to build vaccine confidence, what we know and how this links to health inequality
  • Core skills and processes (OARS, Evoke-Provide-Evoke, Decisional Balance, and the 3As)
  • Skills practice – Building confidence in the vaccine
  • Resources that staff can use to respond to questions and concerns

 

The session will be interactive and include modelled conversations that showcase the core skills and processes being used.  The application of this work can be far-reaching. Although this is focused on Flu Vaccinations, these skills can be utilised for childhood immunisations, Covid vaccine, cancer screening and other health-promoting activities

This provision has been funded by Health Education England Y&H in partnership with the NHS Public Health Programmes Team Y&H.  Each workshop can caterer for 30 people and lasts for 1.5 hours, dates available from the 12th September 2022 – 10th January 2023.

Book here – Y&H Webinar: Building Vaccine and Screening Confidence Training Programme (yhphnetwork.co.uk)

Free Webinars: Cultivating Courage and Maintaining Compassion - For Newly Qualified Nurses

Updated and refreshed Five Ways to Wellbeing module  

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the HEE Long Term Conditions and Prevention programme team are delighted to relaunch the Five Ways to Wellbeing module on the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) programme page.

 

Five Ways to Wellbeing is a standardised framework, containing a set of evidence-based actions to help improve people’s wellbeing. Originally developed in 2008 by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), Five Ways to Wellbeing is part of the wider MECC approach and encourages individuals to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing through five acts:

1.            connect

2.            be active

3.            keep learning

4.            give

5.            take notice

 

Individuals who work across health, care, local authority, and emergency services may recognise the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework for public health intervention.

This elearning module is designed to provide information on Five Ways to Wellbeing and support learners to use their public facing roles to improve population mental and physical health and wellbeing.

The recent update includes the addition of new case studies, and a wider review of content to ensure the elearning reflects latest policy and clinical practice.

Inspiring wellbeing through five simple steps, this module underpins existing MECC approaches by highlighting the importance of everyday interactions. On completion of the module, learners should be able to define the term “wellbeing” and appreciate the links between wellbeing and health.  Learners should also feel confident about using the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework to support their practice of MECC.

 

To access more information about MECC, including the recently updated Five Ways to Wellbeing module, please visit the Making Every Contact Count programme page.
You can also hear from the author of the Five Ways to Wellbeing elearning module, and his relationship with this health and wellbeing approach by reading his blog.

New online eating disorder learning on physical health assessments and monitoring

***Shared on behalf of National Mental Health Programme, HEE***

Today we are pleased to launch new online medical monitoring eating disorder learning with NHS England and the charity Beat.

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.

The physical health risks of eating disorders, physical health assessment and monitoring is a key aspect of care for people of all ages. This new learning will be beneficial to teams involved in this work, including GPs, primary care clinicians and eating disorder teams (inpatient and community).

The session takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and includes a medical role play demonstration. It reflects the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ new Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders (MEED) guidance and aims to support staff members to:

  • understand why physical health checks are needed
  • sensitively approach a medical monitoring appointment
  • provide individual and their support networks with appropriate information and advice.

Thank you to our partners at Beat for contributing and developing this learning programme with us and their ongoing mission to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

To find out more, visit the health and care staff eating disorders learning programme webpage. Additional mental health and eating disorders learning can be accessed via HEE’s website.

New guidance for pharmacist entry to independent prescribing courses

Please see the new guidance for entry to independent prescribing courses from the GPhC.

Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway 22/23

Shared on behalf of HEE Pharmacy Deans

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway for 2022/2023. This offering from Health Education England (HEE) aims to link the initial education and training reforms to a continuum of development into post-registration.

About the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway

The Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway aims to support newly qualified pharmacists to experience a smooth transition into to being an independent practitioner. There are four core elements of the pathway:

  • Access to the RPS e-Portfolio: Developed to support learners assess their learning needs, develop an action plan, and reflect upon their experiences.
  • Curriculum: The RPS Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum is designed to support pharmacists grow from meeting the initial standards of education and training through to being confident practitioners who can provide increasingly complex care.
  • Learning resources: Curated resources have been mapped against the new curriculum domains. This virtual library will support the professional development of newly qualified pharmacists, based on their individual learning needs, and can complement resources available locally. The learning resource library is available online.
  • Access to supervision: We will support access to supervision for all pharmacists on this pathway.

The RPS Post-registration foundation pharmacist curriculum learning outcomes have been designed to develop prescribing competence. This means that the HEE Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway, using these learning outcomes, helps newly qualified pharmacists to develop the skills and competence they need to prepare for a prescribing course.

Further information about eligibility, timelines, funding and registration can be found on the Newly Qualified Pharmacist pathway webpage and in the Briefing for employers and key stakeholders.

Back by popular demand - Free Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams Training

Free Training – Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by the Primary Care School – Yorkshire and the Humber.

WHAT?

  • Initial training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professionals peers across a PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • It is a facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • It mainly focuses on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

  • Friday 7 October & Friday 14 October
  • Thursday 10 November & Thursday 17 November
  • Thursday 8 December & Thursday 15 December

WHO?

  • All registered and non-registered clinicians in primary care.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

Support for practices around social prescribing, health coaching and DES requirements

Find information on training available to practices and PCNs here

Find contact details and role summaries of individuals available to support you:

Health and Wellbeing Coach Mentor Offer

Funded support is available to health coaches, and to PCNs and system leaders to support implementation of these roles within the North East and Yorkshire.

Your NEY HWBC mentor for 22/23: 
Dr Caroline Gibson, MBChB DFSRH MRCGP DipBSLM/IBLM MInstLM
GP, Lifestyle Medicine Physician & Coach.

Email: carolinegibson2@nhs.net.  Follow @drcarolinegibson on Facebook & Instagram

Overview of Role

  • Regional Mentor to Health and Wellbeing Coaches
  • Provided by Personalised Care Team, NEY region, NHSE/I (1day per week)
  • Support for HWBC working in PCNs and primary care across the NENC & Y&H regions.
  • Support for PCNs wanting to establish HWBC in their area

Role details
Your mentor is here to:

  • Support local system leaders
  • Act as HWBC champion for the region
  • Be Main point of contact for all HWBC networks
  • Support local system leaders, both providers and commissioners, to understand how health and wellbeing coaches fit within a wider personalised care approach.
  • Support opportunities to embed health coaching across local healthcare systems
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly peer network meetings, open to all HWBC in NEY
  • Link to national HWBC & supported-self management team
  • Provide links and networking to support implementation of personalised care
  • Support and facilitate national HWBC learning events
  • Co-produce, support and facilitate regional learning events for all personalised care roles to support and develop integration of the roles
  • Provide a link and point of contact to any service wanting support or information about how to use HWBC effectively

Direct support to HWBCs from Mentors:
Where mentors get involved and what they can do:

  • Support and education for best practice in health and wellbeing coaching.
  • Help HWBC establish their role
  • Facilitate PCN understanding of best practice and role of HWBC
  • support HWBC to increase referral numbers
  • Advise and support regarding practical set up of the services
  • Support regarding appropriateness of referrals / cases
  • Support for HWBC general wellbeing
  • Provide networking opportunities and connections between HWBC
  • Signposting on to: NHS futures forum / NHSE national team

Boundaries of Mentor role: 
Mentors are not able to help with:

  • Direct involvement in employment issues – these are signposted to appropriate avenues of support.
  • Complex wellbeing needs –  coaches will be signposted to appropriate support
  • Mentors are unable to provide coaching supervision 1:1

 

Your NEY HWBC mentor for 22/23: 
Dr Caroline Gibson, MBChB DFSRH MRCGP DipBSLM/IBLM MInstLM
GP, Lifestyle Medicine Physician & Coach.

Email: carolinegibson2@nhs.net.  Follow @drcarolinegibson on Facebook & Instagram

E-Portfolio Supported Route into Advanced Practice

The Centre for Advancing Practice is delighted to announce that funding has been secured for a second and third cohort to go through the ePortfolio (supported) Route. The Route has been specifically designed to enable recognition with the Centre for Advancing Practice of existing, experienced advanced practitioners, regularly working clinically in advanced practitioner roles, who have normally completed their advanced practice experiential and educational learning before 2017 when HEE’s Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England was published.

At this stage the Centre is gathering expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in being part of these second and third cohorts. The data collected will help us to determine demand for the Route going forward.

We strongly encourage anyone interested to download and read the Centre’s briefing note about the Route before completing the expressions of interest form.

We will be accepting expressions of interest until 5pm on 28 September 2022.

Following an assessment of demand, the Centre will open the Cohort 2 applications window, further details will be made available in due course. We will look at prioritising applications for cohort 2 and 3 from those who have submitted expressions of interest.

Please advise carly.mcintyre1@nhs.net if anyone in your organisation does express an interest in this route.

August 2022

Opening up of the Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer to all practices - Registrations open until 30th November 2022

We’re pleased to be able to let you know that the Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer is now available to all practices within Humber and North Yorkshire.

This will initially be for a limited registration window closing at the end of November 2022.

 

The Enhanced offer is available alongside the GP Catalyst Programme or independently, and also provides funding of £10,000 to cover one session per week (£20,000 in total if doing both Catalyst and Enhanced). It has a flexible start date and as it is largely self-directed the day of the week is also flexible.

You can find full details on all the GP fellowship offers here, and FAQs on the Enhanced offer here.

 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to express interest.

We would also be more than happy to arrange a call to answer any queries – contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

 

E-Portfolio Supported Route into Advanced Practice - Open for EoIs until 28th Sept 2022

The Centre for Advancing Practice is delighted to announce that funding has been secured for a second and third cohort to go through the ePortfolio (supported) Route. The Route has been specifically designed to enable recognition with the Centre for Advancing Practice of existing, experienced advanced practitioners, regularly working clinically in advanced practitioner roles, who have normally completed their advanced practice experiential and educational learning before 2017 when HEE’s Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England was published.

At this stage the Centre is gathering expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in being part of these second and third cohorts. The data collected will help us to determine demand for the Route going forward.

We strongly encourage anyone interested to download and read the Centre’s briefing note about the Route before completing the expressions of interest form.

We will be accepting expressions of interest until 5pm on 28 September 2022.

 

Following an assessment of demand, the Centre will open the Cohort 2 applications window, further details will be made available in due course. We will look at prioritising applications for cohort 2 and 3 from those who have submitted expressions of interest.

Please advise carly.mcintyre1@nhs.net if anyone in your organisation does express an interest in this route.

 

New Roles in Primary Care (ARRS) - Join a Preceptorship - EoI deadline extended to 30th Nov 2022

Please see attached flyers for information:

 

New Roles in Primary Care (ARRS) Join a Preceptorship

North East North Cumbria’s Primary Care Training Hub is piloting a Preceptorship for 3 ARRS Roles, Mental Health Practitioners, First Contact Physiotherapists and Pharmacy Technicians. We are seeking expressions of interest from people who are in one of these roles and would like to become a Preceptee within the programme.

Preceptees will have access to a Preceptor for one hour per month for 12 months. A blended approach will be adopted when meeting with the Preceptors. Meetings can be online and a combination of multi-professional group meetings and one to one as required.
Preceptees will attend 4 generic development days and 4 profession specific development days designed with their profession in mind.
Access to a mentor and peer support sessions will form the support and networking elements.

If you are interested in being on the Preceptorship programme, please submit an expression of interest to: traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk for the attention of Jonathan Armstrong

by 30 November 2022

Please include Name, Role, How long in role, What area you are based in, Why you would like to be a Preceptee.

GPM Plus Wellbeing Training and Education for Primary Care Staff

Places are filling up fast for the new suite of wellbeing education courses taking place in September.

A limited number of places are still available on the courses listed here

Making Every Contact Count Toolkit now available 

The Long Term Conditions and Prevention programme team in Health Education England have worked with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), to develop a Making Every Contact Count (MECC) toolkit.

The toolkit is populated with reviewed resources and information previously hosted on the making every contact count microsite and aims to support individual learners and organisations to use MECC effectively.

MECC is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.

The wider MECC elearning programme, consisting of 4 elearning sessions, supports learners with developing an understanding of public health, emphasising how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

The new toolkit compliments existing elearning sessions by bringing together a library of national and local resources to further support the development, evaluation and implementation of MECC.

Containing more than 130 new resources, this toolkit has been structured so you can either use it whole or select relevant sections to revisit over time.

You can read more about the toolkit, including how to access it, by visiting the Making Every Contact Count Programme page.

Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Testing Survey

***Shared on behalf of Lisa Galloway, Trainee ACP***

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FeNO_survey

I work in primary care for CHCP in Hull, and I am in the 3rd year of a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Hull. I have recently devised a short survey questionnaire as part of a final year MSc dissertation project using the online platform SurveyMonkey. The questionnaire is part of a cross-sectional study hoping to explore current FeNO use, perceptions and previous training amongst primary care clinicians practising in England. My dissertation supervisor is respiratory consultant and senior lecturer and researcher in respiratory medicine Dr Mike Crooks; ethical approval for the study has been agreed by Hull York Medical School’s ethical committee.

As a nurse working in primary care, I have seen the significant impact COVID-19 has had on the ability of primary care clinicians to deliver safe objective respiratory testing in practice. Spirometry testing was largely suspended at the beginning of COVID-19, and its performance remains restricted in many primary care settings. The lack of spirometry left many primary care clinicians with little more than home peak flow testing to support an accurate asthma diagnosis. Given asthma misdiagnosis was thought to be approximately 35% before COVID-19, I worry that this number may have escalated significantly because of the ongoing pandemic.

Research is indicating FeNO is a very low-risk, highly sensitive test for asthma diagnosis and management. However, it wasn’t widely adopted by primary care prior to COVID-19 despite its inclusion within NICE guidelines in 2017. Furthermore, the first of two short eLearning for Healthcare modules was only published by NHS England in December 2021 and not all primary care clinicians may be aware of this training. Hence, I am hoping to reach all clinicians working in primary care and GP out-of-hours, to establish their current use (if any) and understanding of FeNO. I also hope to identify any barriers to FeNO test adoption and / or any unmet training needs.

The ICB General Practice Bulletin have kindly shared a link to the survey, and I am hoping to reach all general practice sites and registered clinicians working in England to promote accurate interpretation and generalisability of the data collected. Distribution via Integrated Care Boards, General Practice Bulletins, LMC newsletters and other primary care clinical networks across England may really help to achieve this.

I hope the results can be used to lobby for equitable access to FeNO testing and education in the performance and interpretation of FeNO. Given this study aims to support the objectives of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, the NRAD and NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative to improve asthma outcomes.

If you would like any additional information about the study, please contact the research team, Dr Michael G. Crooks Michael.crooks@nhs.net or Lisa Galloway l.galloway@nhs.net

 

Please see the survey details and the link to the survey below:

Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing 

The University of Hull in collaboration with Hull York Medical School (HYMS), are doing a short survey to explore the use of FeNO testing within English primary care settings.

Are you a clinician (General Practitioner, General Practice Nurse, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Associate) working in primary care in England? If yes, we would like to hear from you!

We are hoping to collect information relating to the current use (if any) of FeNO testing in English primary care settings. We are hoping our findings may help promote the equitable provision of FeNO testing and supported learning packages for primary care clinicians.

We have devised a short questionnaire, which should take no more than a few minutes to complete.

Please click on the link below to submit your answers:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FeNO_survey

National Impact Case Studies for PAs in Primary Care

***Shared on behalf of Aanika Khan, Senior Project Manager, National Primary and Integrated Care Programme – Aanika.khan@hee.nhs.uk ***

 

I’m hoping you might be able to please help, I’m looking for some contacts for areas of good practice with PAs in Primary Care.

The HEE National MAPs team is currently working with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network on case studies around the national impact of PAs in Primary Care. This includes looking at :

•           How are PA roles utilised within organisations nationally

•           What impacts these roles are having on teams, clinical service, PA employers, the wider organisation and patients

•           What the value of the PA roles are

The data collection for this study, will utilise singular interviews with lead clinicians and senior decision makers within the employers of PAs who can speak to the above questions and the impact of PAs in their workforce.

Would you be able to suggest some contacts for where you think this is being done in your patch.

Interviews are due to take place between the 29th September and the 14th October virtually. The study team will be able to provide further details, at this stage I’m reaching out to contacts to gauge interest.

Primary and Community Care Apprenticeship Employer Event - 1st Nov 2022

Training and Workforce Schemes Summary

An overview and details of schemes supported by the Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub can be found here

If you would like further information on any of these initiatives, get in touch and we would be happy to help!

Student Nurse Placements - Could you help?

As we progress out of the pandemic we’re continually working to open up more student nurse placements in general practice. Many thanks to all practices who have been linking in with us already and offered student capacity. This is very valuable in supporting and securing our workforce of the future.

If you would like support in starting to take students again and haven’t already been in touch please contact debra.smith8@nhs.net who can support your team. If you haven’t taken student nurses previously and would like further information please get in touch, we’re happy to help!

Further details can be found here, for more information or to express interest contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

For information on becoming an assessor see: Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) – e-learning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)

Enhanced GP Funded Fellowship Offer - 11/08/22 Webinar slides and recording

If you missed the recent webinar, or would like a recap, you can find a copy of the slides here. If you would like a link to view the webinar recording please email training@haxbygroup.co.uk

You can also find out further information about funded H&NY GP Fellowship programmes here

 

The Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer is a great development opportunity for new GPs and a great recruitment and retention tool for practices.

  • Is your practice considering recruiting a new GP Fellow?
  • Do you have a recently qualified GP/ soon to qualify trainee interested in a Fellowship post?
  • Would you like to find out more about how this exciting opportunity works?

We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have – contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

 

  • The Enhanced Offer is a 2-year programme delivered by the HNY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. This programme offers a supported introduction to life as a qualified GP and is available to GPs that have qualified within the past 24 months. The enhanced offer would involve a weekly fellowship session and is available alongside CATALYST (the H&NY core Fellowship offer for all newly GPs within 12 months of qualifying) . The focus of the fellowship time can be planned to suit the GPs interest, for example, education, teaching and training, research, leadership, specialist clinical placements or project work. Each fellow will be assigned a Fellowship Facilitator available for guidance, and meet in small group sessions approximately every two months.
  • A £10,000 bursary per year is available to support release for 1 session per week.
  • Funding to support this element of the programme will, in the first instance, be targeted at practices that have been identified as being within under doctored areas across the Humber and North Yorkshire region (Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Withernsea, Bridlington, Hornsea and Scarborough), remaining funding may be available to practices across the rest of the region.

Rotational Paramedic Scheme - Open for Expressions of Interest (January 2023 Cohort)

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.

The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic, and funding for the practice to cover supervision time during induction.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Trainee Nursing Associates - Primary Care Support

Is your practice keen to support a member of staff through their Nurse Associate training, or recruit a Trainee Nursing Associate?

Applications are still open for places at CU Scarborough starting January 2023.

Trainee Nurse Associates commencing the apprenticeship programme within Primary Care will be fully supported with the following funding:

  • Each Trainee Nurse Associate will receive total funding of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year)
  • Each Trainee Nurse Associate will receive support aiming to obtain a levy transfer covering course fees (if you’re a non-levy paying organisation)
  • Each Primary Care Network will be able to claim 100% of the TNA salary on the ARRS

Find more information on TNA training and support here.

Haxby Group Training - Autumn/Winter Training Diary

The Haxby Group Training autumn/winter training diary is out now, you can find a copy of the diary and details on all courses here

The role and value of nurses in general practice - an opportunity for input

SHARED ON BEHALF OF – Paul Vaughan, Deputy Director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen and Monique Audifferen, Head of Delivery, GP Nurses and Practice Managers/PCN Managers

 

Dear Practice Manager, Lead Nurse Manager or Practice Nurse

We need input from your practice your nursing workforce – their qualifications and how they work with non-nursing staff.

In July your practice was invited to complete a survey on your workforce as part of the next stage of the NHSE&I Leading the Way project. The survey can be completed by Practice Manager, Lead Nurse Manager or another person on behalf of the practice.

We invite you to discover how your practice aligns with our current report’s findings, and to provide us with key information for this next stage of the work.

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of the crucial role that nurses in general practice play in supporting clinicians to deliver high quality care. We therefore need to collect evidence through this survey on where nurses are working in general practice, and how they are balanced with other professionals within those practices.

The survey is short and has five questions only, and you may need to gather information prior to completing it. You can find the survey questions and tools to collect information to complete the survey on this website.

 

Click here to complete the survey.

 

We are very grateful for your time in reading this message and taking part in the research. If you’re prepared to give an interview for the purposes of the study too, please tick the relevant box within the survey.

If you would like to find out more about our research project, please visit Leading the Way – Phase 3.

With kind regards and thank you in advance for your help.

Health and Wellbeing Champions ‘Understanding Health Improvement’ Qualification

Free Training - Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams

Free Training – Core Supervision Model for Multi Professional Teams delivered by the Primary Care School – Yorkshire and the Humber.

WHAT?

  • Initial training and on-going support to train individuals to run group supervision sessions for multi-professionals peers across a PCN.
  • Train the trainer approach.
  • It is a facilitated process enabling staff to improve practice, develop professionally and personally and better manage complex situations associated with the care and treatment of patients.
  • It mainly focuses on personal learning and may result in educative, developmental and CPD goals being developed.

WHEN?

  • Thursday 15 September & Thursday 22 September
  • Friday 7 October & Friday 14 October
  • Thursday 10 November & Thursday 17 November
  • Thursday 8 December & Thursday 15 December

WHO?

  • Initially targeted at GPNs but has a wider multi-professional remit to all registered and non-registered clinicians in primary care.

Please email your completed application form to hnyicb-voy.coresupervision.yh@nhs.net who will then confirm receipt and your allocated dates/cohort details.

 

Fully Funded Training - We Find Any Learner

We Find Any Learner

Thanks to government funding, WFAL can offer you or your team a free nationally accredited distance learning course. These courses are great for personal development, confidence, and a great way to improve your CPD in the comfort of your own home or workplace.

The courses we offer take around 30 hours in total to complete and you will be awarded a nationally recognised certificate from TQUK, CACHE, or NCFE at the end of the course. You will also have online or over the phone tutor support throughout your learning journey.

To be eligible, learners just need to be:

  • Over 19 as of the 31st of August 2021
  • Living in England
  • Not on an Apprenticeship

We now offer a total of 61 courses CLICK HERE for a full list. The Level 2 courses are available nationally. We can also offer three Level 3 courses for the following areas, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Humberside, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, East Midlands Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire.

If this is of interest or you would like further information, then please call a member of our team on 01226 958 888. Or you can register your interest by clicking here https://www.wefindanylearner.com/book-online/

Regional RePAIR Learning Hub Launch

Regional RePAIR Learning Hub Launch

The new HEE NE&Y RePAIR Learning Hub has now launched: https://learninghub.nhs.uk/Catalogue/neyrepair

This hub contains the work HEE have done to improve attrition across Nursing, Midwifery and AHPs within the NEY region, this includes:

  • Early Career Framework and Preceptorship
  • Companion/ Guardian role
  • Impact of Covid Study
  • Self-care guide for learners
  • Student belongingness
  • Year 2 student support

The resources include links to webinars, surveys, presentations, workshop materials and reports.

Click here to see a poster with more information

Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship Employer Guide

Independent Prescribing Provision 2022 – 2023

Re: Independent Prescribing Provision 2022 – 2023

Health Education England (HEE) can today announce the outcome of the procurement for national Independent Prescriber training provision, for courses starting from Autumn 2022.

Almost 3,000 Independent prescribing courses will be available to pharmacists who meet the required eligibility criteria:

  • Community pharmacists (including locum pharmacists); Pharmacists employed in General Practice (who are not eligible for, or enrolled on, the Primary Care Pharmacy Education Programme (PCPEP) and those who are working to provide primary care services (e.g., working in primary care) who are not employed in ARRS roles); and Health and Justice pharmacists
  • Pharmacists enrolled on CPPE’s Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway (PCPEP) and meet the PCPEP criteria to enrol on an Independent Prescribing Course
  • Pharmacists working in an NHS Hospital Trust or Mental Health Trust (NHS managed sector); pharmacists working in an integrated care board, ICB (previously CCG pharmacists)
  • Courses will be available from September 2022 to March 2023, with several universities offering multiple dates for cohort intakes. Cohort start dates will depend on the university provider.

University providers are now taking applications. Don’t miss out – check your eligibility and apply now.

Eligible pharmacists will also need to demonstrate (as a minimum):

  • The support of an identified designated prescribing practitioner (DPP).
  • An appropriate practice-based learning environment in a prescribing setting that can offer appropriate clinical support.
  • Evidence that you meet the course provider eligibility criteria (applicants will be subject to their chosen university’s enrolment processes).
  • Commitment to use the skill within your area of competence and expertise, for the delivery of NHS clinical services as they emerge.

If you would like to know more about the General Pharmaceutical Council’s eligibility criteria, please visit the GPhC website.

Eligible pharmacists may apply only to those universities as listed on our website. Universities are listed by sector. Please note the available universities differ depending on the sector you work in.

As part of the application process, all learners will need to assure their chosen university meets the course requirements.

Course length and the number of face-to-face days required vary between universities. Please check the individual university webpages for further information on course format.

 

Funding

Independent Prescribing (IP) training is available to pharmacists who meet the eligibility criteria. Tuition fees are fully funded by Health Education England (HEE).

For further information or for any queries, please contact pharmacyteam@hee.nhs.uk

Return to Practice Enhanced Funding Offer - Midwifery and Nursing

As part of Return to Practice for Nursing & Midwifery the national team have confirmed an enhanced offer of an additional £5,000 for those organisations supporting the following professional groups, this is available backdated to 1st April 2022

  • Midwifery
  • RN – Learning Disabilities
  • RN – Mental Health
  • Nurse returners who are to be employed within Cancer Services

Click here for information with regards to the application process & funding available along with the Expressions of Interest Form which would need to be completed and sent to the national team for authorisation & sign off: returntopractice.wm@hee.nhs.uk

MSK 2022 Conference - NEC 23rd/24th November

Please find the link for the EOI registration page for the MSK 2022 conference at the NEC on 23rd /24th November here https://www.therapyexpo.co.uk/msk-conference

 

The target audience is multi professional MSK and relevant to clinicians at all levels of practice.

 

The full programme and speaker details will on the live registration page when it is launched in a couple of weeks, all who have registered interest will be contacted as soon as registration goes live.

 

The programme focuses on MSK in its broadest sense with the personalised care agenda in the centre. The BestMSK team will be presenting on both days , Andrew Bennett is opening the conference with a plenary session, the Primary and Community care workstream will be providing a workshop to bring the MSK toolkit to life and Chloe Stewart will be bringing the shared decision making toolkit to life. Other plenary speakers are Aimee Robson deputy director of the personalised care institute, Ash James – director of practice CSP and Laura Finucane the president of IFOMPT (international physiotherapy)

 

Apprenticeships in Primary Care

Apprenticeships are a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified workforce. Apprenticeships allow you to diversify and freshen up your workforce.

There are no “acute” or “primary care” apprenticeships, instead they have been developed to meet the needs of all employers.

 

Primary Care Wellbeing Support

FREE HEE Deanery course for doctors

Join the ‘Resilient Practice’ team for a 2-day interactive workshop designed to equip you with all the tools you need to foster your own wellbeing, develop enhanced communication and consultation skills, and cultivate a resilient mindset.

Resilience for healthcare professionals created by healthcare professionals.

 

We will show you how to:

  • Measure your current resilience
  • Take a deep dive into the psychology that supports improved mental wellbeing
  • Master the core skills required for resilience
  • Develop a bespoke toolkit to foster wellbeing and resilience for the rest of your career.

Day 1:

You will gain a deep understanding of the key aspects of psychology that build resilience and learn how to apply them in clinical practice.

You will master the core skills of self-observation, communication, breathing, visualisation, meditation, and mindfulness and experience practical examples of these.

You will also have the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the effects of putting your new understanding and skills into practice using the Resilient Practice Workbook

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Day 2:

You will have the opportunity to measure your individual resilience needs using the ‘Resilient Practice Gap Analysis Tool’ to which the tools are clearly mapped.

You will experience a wide range of practical accessible resilience tools and techniques from which you will create your own Resilience Toolkit.

You will then explore scenarios common to medical practice (complaints, difficult consultations, conflict within the team) and apply your toolkit in each.

 

Follow the links below to book your FREE place

 

We look forward to working with you

Karen and Chrissie

 

September 9th and 23rd 2022 9:30-15:30

https://www.maxcourse.co.uk/HEEYHME/guestCourseCalendarCourseDetails.asp?cKey=24263

 

November 18th and December 2nd 2022 9:30-15:30

https://www.maxcourse.co.uk/HEEYHME/guestCourseCalendarCourseDetails.asp?cKey=24264

 

March 10th and 17th 2023 9:30-15:30

https://www.maxcourse.co.uk/HEEYHME/guestCourseCalendarCourseDetails.asp?cKey=24265

 

 

Building Vaccine and Screening Confidence for Higher risk populations - Free webinar programme

Building on the success of the Covid-19 Vaccination Webinar workshops responding to Vaccine Hesitancy, we have worked in partnership with Health Education England to commissioned a similar workshop to align with what will be a highly important Autumn/Winter vaccination programme for 2022/3. We particularly wish to target participants who come into contact with low vaccine and screening uptake populations, including: areas of high deprivation, ethnic minority groups, parents of 2&3 year olds and school age children, those in at risk categories and care home settings.

 

We would be very grateful if you could promote and cascade far and wide to reach as many  as we can.

 

Concept and Objectives

The primary objective of the Autumn booster programme this year will be to increase protection against severe COVID-19 disease for those at higher risk.  In addition there is an added need to address the inequalities in uptake of flu vaccination.

 

Vaccine hesitancy amongst some eligible populations can present a risk to population health and more often negatively impact some of our poorest communities and/or risk groups.  Our conversations our powerful, therefore the provision of skills training that uses the principles of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) and Motivation Interviewing (MI) is an important skill that can be utilised to combat disinformation and myths and whilst providing the necessary reassurance and confidence in what is a safe and effective vaccine.

 

The skills training covers:

  • How can we work together to build vaccine confidence, what we know and how this links to health inequality
  • Core skills and processes (OARS, Evoke-Provide-Evoke, Decisional Balance, and the 3As)
  • Skills practice – Building confidence in the vaccine
  • Resources that staff can use to respond to questions and concerns

The session will be interactive and include modelled conversations that showcase the core skills and processes being used.  The application of this work can be far-reaching. Although this is focused on Flu Vaccinations, these skills can be utilised for childhood immunisations, Covid vaccine, cancer screening and other health-promoting activities

This provision has been funded by Health Education England Y&H in partnership with the NHS Public Health Programmes Team Y&H.  Each workshop can caterer for 30 people and lasts for 1.5 hours, dates available from the 12th September 2022 – 10th January 2023.

 

Booking link below:

Y&H Webinar: Building Vaccine and Screening Confidence Training Programme (yhphnetwork.co.uk)

July 2022

GP Fellowships – Still Open for Registrations (Catalyst registration closing date 31st July 2022)

(updated July 2022)

Across Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) a unique Fellowship offer is accessible for GPs, with 3 available programmes. Funding has been made available to support the delivery of programmes and the time participating.  Funded mentor sessions are also available.
Find further information and registration forms here

  • CATALYST
    A 2-year programme delivered by Hull York Medical School at the University of Hull is available to all GPs within 12 months of qualifying (there are also limited places available for GPs who have qualified within the past 24 months). The programme provides a weekly educational session and will help build the experience, skills and confidence that will support future careers in primary care medicine. A £10,000 bursary per year is available to support release for 1 session per week. The 2022 Catalyst Programme will start in September, educational sessions are on Wednesdays, one full day every two weeks (averaging 1 session per week).
    PLEASE NOTE: Closing date for registrations for the September 2022 Programme is 31st July 2022
    View the Catalyst flyer here
    Visit the Catalyst website here
  • Enhanced Offer
    A 2-year programme delivered by the HNY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. This programme offers a supported introduction to life as a qualified GP and is available to GPs that have qualified within the past 24 months. The enhanced offer would involve a weekly fellowship session and is available alongside Catalyst. The focus of the fellowship time can be planned to suit the GPs interest, for example, education, teaching and training, research, leadership, specialist clinical placements or project work. Each fellow will be assigned a Fellowship Facilitator available for guidance, and meet in small group sessions approximately every two months. A £10,000 bursary per year is available to support release for 1 session per week.
    View more information on the Enhanced offer here
  • Phoenix
    A 1-year programme for mid-career GPs who are within 5-10+ years of qualifying. Delivered in partnership with secondary care colleagues, Phoenix enables GPs to develop areas of special interest. A £22,000 bursary is available to support release for 2 sessions per week.
    PLEASE NOTE: Closing date for expressions of interest has now passed
    View more information on the Phoenix Programme here

For further information and queries contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

If you are a practice looking to recruit to a fellowship post and would like your job advert adding to the list of available posts for interested GPs, please contact training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Enhanced GP Fellowship Webinar - 11th August 2022

We are pleased to be hosting a webinar sharing information and a Q&A opportunity around the Enhanced GP Fellowship Offer – a great development opportunity for new GPs and a great recruitment and retention tool for practices! (Initially available to practices that have been identified as being within the most under doctored areas across the HNY region (Hull, NEL, Withernsea, Bridlington, Hornsea and Scarborough))

Thursday 11th August 2022 – 13.00-14.00 via MS Teams

  • Is your practice considering recruiting a new GP Fellow?
  • Do you have a recently qualified GP/ soon to qualify trainee interested in a Fellowship post?
  • Would you like to find out more about how this exciting opportunity works?

We would be delighted to see you there and answer any questions you may have!

To reserve a place please email training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Please also share with any colleagues who may be interested.

 

The Enhanced Offer is a 2-year programme delivered by the HNY Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub. This programme offers a supported introduction to life as a qualified GP and is available to GPs that have qualified within the past 24 months. The enhanced offer would involve a weekly fellowship session and is available alongside CATALYST (the H&NY core Fellowship offer for all newly GPs within 12 months of qualifying) . The focus of the fellowship time can be planned to suit the GPs interest, for example, education, teaching and training, research, leadership, specialist clinical placements or project work. Each fellow will be assigned a Fellowship Facilitator available for guidance, and meet in small group sessions approximately every two months.

A £10,000 bursary per year is available to support release for 1 session per week.

Funding to support this element of the programme will, in the first instance, be targeted at practices that have been identified as being within under doctored areas across the Humber and North Yorkshire region (Hull, North East Lincolnshire, Withernsea, Bridlington, Hornsea and Scarborough), remaining funding may be available to practices across the rest of the region.

 

You can also find more information about GP Fellowship offers here: https://www.haxbygrouptraining.co.uk/scheme/gp-fellowship/

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Applications 22/23 - Open for further applications, closing date 5th Aug 2022.

The HNY Faculty of Advancing Practice are now able to be able to accept further ACP applications for Sept 22/Jan 23 intake.

You can complete the online application form here. The portal for applications will be open until Friday 5 August 11.59pm. After this time, a panel will review the applications and we will let you if you have been successful.

Just a reminder that the preferred route of training is the ACP Apprenticeship, however, if candidates do not meet the criteria, we can look at alternative funding.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact carly.mcintyre1@nhs.net.

Trainee Nursing Associates for Primary Care - HEE National Cohort

The Nursing Associate role is an integral part of a General Practice Team, Health Education England is pleased to announce a national cohort offer of 100 Trainee Nurse Associate places for General Practice to start in October 2022 with The Open University. These places are open to any new or existing staff within your Primary Care Network or General Practice.

Trainee Nurse Associates commencing the apprenticeship programme within Primary Care will be fully supported with the following funding:

  • Each Trainee Nurse Associate will receive total funding of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year)
  • Each Trainee Nurse Associate will receive an apprenticeship levy funding of up to £15,000
  • Each Primary Care Network will be able to claim 100% of the TNA salary on the ARRS

In addition to the above, for Trainee Nursing Associate spending 50% or more of their time working with people who have a learning disability and/or autistic people will be eligible for additional funding for the duration of their course. This is a total of £7,900 per apprentice over the 2 years programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity to increase your General Practice workforce. Please forward to your networks and send your expressions of interest to the Health Education England National Nursing and Midwifery Team by return at nationalnursingandmidwiferyteam@hee.nhs.uk by no later than Friday 29 July 2022.

 

For more information about the TNA role and training please find details and available training hub support here.

Funding and Support for HNY Practices - Skilled Worker/Health & Care Worker Visa Sponsorship Licences

NHSE in HNY are very pleased to inform you that they have secured a small amount of non- recurrent funding to cover the costs for practices who do not currently hold a Skilled Worker/Health & Care Worker visa Sponsorship Licence (including Certificates of Sponsorship).  Templars Medical specialist healthcare recruitment will be the contact and will cover the costs of the license and support GP Practices throughout the whole process which includes:

 

  • Applying for and obtaining their Skilled Worker/Health & Care Worker visa Sponsorship Licence (including Certificates of Sponsorship)
  • Defining & assigning Certificates of Sponsorship for specific employees
  • Supporting candidate’s to complete their visa application (the visa application cost is refunded by HEE if the employee is on the GPIIP programme)
  • Advise practices on how to claim for the candidate costs as the candidate needs to pay them in advance and reclaim them
  • Providing ongoing support to progress applications with UK Visa and Immigration or deal with any concerns or queries the practices may have.  Templars can call UKVI and/or the NHS visa support team on behalf of practices to try to progress, however these teams may respond better to direct contact from the practice/employer (the “applicant”).   There is also a way to access a fast track service by logging in to the system – again, practices would need to progress this themselves as the “applicant”
  • Advise/support for any International  Health Care Workers wishing to work in Humber and North Yorkshire.

The practice itself needs to submit the employer sponsor application however support to do this would be provided through Teams/zoom calls.

 

If you would like to raise an Expression of Interest in this funding/support or require any further information please email workforce.humberandnorthyorkshire@nhs.net by c.o.p. Friday 9th September ’22.

 

If you would like further information about the support that will be available please email fiona.carr@templarsmedical.com

Primary Care ACP Career Event - 5th October 2022

Find details of the event and registration link here

For more information please email: neyadvancedpractice@hee.nhs.uk

Advancing Practice Conference – 7th & 10th November 2022

Advancing practice conference 2022 – Save the dates

Monday 7 November 2022 and Thursday 10 November 2022 

This years theme is “Empowering People, Transforming Care”.

Registration will open in September. In the meantime, our call for poster abstracts is open until 1 August 2022. Please see more details on our website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

#AdvancingPractice2022

RCNi Menopause Webinar Series – Thursday 21st July 2022 & Wednesday 21st September 2022

The role and value of nurses in general practice - an opportunity for input (closing date Friday 5 August 2022)

SHARED ON BEHALF OF – Paul Vaughan, Deputy Director, Primary Care Nursing and NextGen and Monique Audifferen, Head of Delivery, GP Nurses and Practice Managers/PCN Managers

 

Dear colleague

 

The role of nurses in general practice is crucial in supporting clinicians to deliver high quality care. The huge value general practice nurses bring was recognised in the report Leading the Way: the role and value of nurses in general practice in England, which was published in December 2021.  This is an invitation to you to discover where your practice sits as against the report’s findings, and help us with a small bit of information for the next stage of the work.

 

Commissioned from Sonnet, with support from Sheffield Hallam University, by NHS England, and lauded by both the Royal College of Nursing and the Queen’s Nursing Institute among others, the report highlighted not just the four arenas (practice, patients, community and wider NHS) in which nurses in general practice bring value, but also the distinctive way in which that is done.

 

The development of nursing in primary care is key to the effective delivery of the NHS’s Long Term Plan.  Responding to the model outlined in Leading the Way, NHS England have commissioned further research to find out how widely that model is seen in practice across England.  This will entail a short initial survey to confirm where nurses are working in general practice, and how they are balanced with other professionals within those practices.  This survey is best completed once for each practice by you, the Practice Manager.

 

This short survey will gather information about your practice workforce – the nursing staff you have working in your practice and their qualifications. This combination of data is not available elsewhere, therefore we need to collect this data via this survey. We will be combining your responses on your nursing workforce with the latest NHS Digital General Practice Workforce data on your total workforce to develop a full picture of your practice, while also minimising the data we need to collect directly from you.

 

Following this survey Sonnet and Sheffield Hallam will conduct:

·         A series of interviews with general practices to explore the models they are using for the roles of nurses within the practice, and to enable those to be compared with the model described in the Leading the way report

·         A wider survey exploring how nurses bring value to practices in the context of the principal challenges facing local areas

 

As NHS England we will use the findings of this work to inform future workforce and policy development, and see it complementing existing nursing workforce initiatives like the revised General Practice Nursing Education and Career Framework. Therefore we would be grateful for as many practices to complete the survey as possible.

 

While the survey is short and has five questions only, you may need to gather information prior to completing it. We therefore recommend you only open and begin the survey once you have collected the necessary information to complete the survey. The questions in the survey are available via this website, through which you will also find tools to make collecting the qualifications data easy for you.

 

Click here to complete the survey.  We would be very grateful if you complete it, and if you’re prepared to give an interview for the purposes of the study too, please tick the relevant box within the survey. Please complete the survey by midnight on Friday 5 August.

 

With kind regards and thank you in advance for your help.

 

Paul Vaughan                                                                                                    Monique Audifferen

Deputy Director                                                                                                Head of Delivery

New Roles in Primary Care (ARRS) - Join a Preceptorship - EoIs by 1st September 2022

North East and North Cumbria’s Primary Care Training Hub is piloting a Preceptorship programme for 3 ARRS Roles, Mental Health Practitioners, First Contact Physiotherapists and Pharmacy Technicians. We are seeking expressions of interest from people who are in one of these roles and would like to become a Preceptee within the programme.

Preceptees will have access to a Preceptor for one hour per month for 12 months. A blended approach will be adopted when meeting with the Preceptors. Meetings can be online and a combination of multi-professional group meetings and one to one as required.
Preceptees will attend 4 generic development days and 4 profession specific development days designed with their profession in mind.
Access to a mentor and peer support sessions will form the support and networking elements.
If you are interested in being on the Preceptorship programme, please submit an expression of interest to: traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk for the attention of Jonathan Armstrong by 1 September 2022.

Please include Name, Role, How long in role, What area you are based in, Why you would like to be a Preceptee.

See flyers below for more information:

 

Future Leaders Programme - Call for bids - August 2023 start

Please find below links to a letter and associated documentation from Ms Sarah Kaufmann, Deputy Postgraduate Dean.

The deadline for submission is strictly 5pm on 24th August.

FLP – Call for Bids – 2023 Letter

FLP – 2023 Bid Assessment Tool

FLP – Generic Person Specification

MindEd E-learning - Stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people

NMC New post-registration standards published, and consultation on education standards

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England's Policy Network - invitation to join

The CNO Policy network offers colleagues from across England the opportunity to engage with, inform and influence a broad range of areas of healthcare policy for the benefit of our communities.

This is a network for registered nurses and midwives, nursing associates and student nurses and midwives membership – no matter where they work, no matter what their role.

To become a member please click here or to find out more visit our NHS futures platform page here

Thank you

The CNO System Transformation team

Free Coaching for Team Leaders/Managers

NHS England » Looking after your team

If you lead, manage, or organise teams, groups or services in primary care you can access this offer of coaching with a highly skilled and experienced coach.

Your coach will help you think about and plan how you work with the people you lead and manage, using approaches centred in compassionate and collaborative team leadership.

The aim is to encourage resilience in teams while supporting them to continue to deliver projects, services and high-quality care to patients. Your coach can help you to develop practical tools and methods to work with your team in whatever way is important to you.

New FIT Note Legislation Enacted – Additional Resources and Free Training Now Available

From 1 July, new legislation comes into force which allows nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists to legally certify fit notes, in addition to doctors.

To support this, the government has published guidance to help individuals and employers identify the knowledge, skills and experience required to certify fit notes. A new training package is also available and should be completed before taking up this task – this is freely accessible for all healthcare professionals, including doctors. GP IT systems are expected to be updated by the start of September. However, GPs should check with individual suppliers as they are operating on different timescales.

June 2022

Rotational Paramedic Scheme – Still Open for Expressions of Interest (August 2022 Cohort/ January 2023 Cohort)

(updated June 2022)

The Rotational Paramedic Scheme supports practices to host a paramedic funded by ARRS on a continuing six week rotational basis in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Each PCN taking part is allocated 2 paramedics who rotate on an ongoing basis forming one whole time equivalent.
The scheme includes weekly teaching sessions as part of a 12-week induction programme for each paramedic.

Further details can be found here, to express interest or find out more information please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Cervical Screening Training - HNY November Course Open for Applications

(added June 2022)

Funded Cervical Screening Training courses within Humber and North Yorkshire are being planned for November 2022 and early 2023.

Further information can be found here including the application form for the November course.

Are you or a nurse colleague interested in being a Cervical Screening Assessor?
Please contact debra.smith8@nhs.net for more information. A form for entry to the HCV Cervical Screening Assessor Register can be found here

2022-23 CPD Funding - Claim Now - Deadline 18th July 2022

(added June 2022)

Your PCN is now able to claim your 2022-23 funding entitlement for CPD, totalling £333 per eligible member of staff. This is available for every nurse, nursing associate, and allied health professional (AHP).

Find information on how to claim here – deadline for claims 18th July 2022.

If you have any queries or require any help please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Training Hub team on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

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Primary Care Training Centre (PCTC) Discounts – We have been able to negotiate discounted prices for CPD with PCTC. Please use the below codes at the checkout to receive a discount:

  • HAX22ON – for Online Only courses – reduces cost by £255
  • HAX22AB – for Accredited or Blended courses – reduces cost by £333

First Contact Practitioners (FCP) Roadmap Supervision Training

(updated June 2022)

Find information here, and available dates here.

Pharmacy Post-registration Education Funding - Open for EoIs - Deadline 11th July 2022

Please find more information here – the deadline for expressions of interest is 10am Monday 11 July 2022

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding Application Open - Closing Date 17th July 2022

Following a recent webinar to employers outlining Health Education England’s (HEE) process to support the expansion of Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) training capacity, please see below further information outlining the process for Expressions of Interest (EOI).

HEE is seeking expressions of interest from employing organisations between 27 June 2022 – 17 July 2022. The guidance document outlines the minimum requirements employers must meet to be eligible to receive funding, as well as detailing the EOI process in full.

Funding 

£46,099 will be available per PTPT over the 2-year apprenticeship training period. This funding is intended to contribute to the cost of developing and running a two-year programme and may be used to contribute towards the cost of salary, educational supervision, or establishing educational infrastructure.

Funding will be available to support the training of PTPTs through various models:

·         CROSS SECTOR bids (e.g. 2 or more organisations forming a partnership where the trainee/s will rotate)

·         COMMUNITY PHARMACY bids (e.g. individual community pharmacy employers)

 

Application Process

Application for funding is through an EOI submitted via an online application form. Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered. The application window is 27 June 2022 – 17 July 2022.

An application template has been provided (see Appendices 1 and 2 of Employer Guidance) and it is advised this is completed (with partners for cross-sectors bids) and saved so information can be copied and pasted into the online form. This copy can then be referred to if the evaluation panel seeks clarification during evaluation of bids.

Applications must be received via the online form by 17 July 2022. Successful applicants will be informed by 05 August 2022.

 

If you have any questions or require further support, please contact the HEE National Pharmacy team at pharmacyteam@hee.nhs.uk stating ‘PT Workforce Expansion Cohort 4’ in the email subject header.

 

Do you have any questions about the PTPT Expansion Programme 2022-2024? 

If so, please join the North team for a drop-in session and the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have if you are considering submitting an expression of interest. There is no requirement to stay for the hour, you can simply drop in, ask your question, and then leave or you are welcome to stay for the full hour session:

Online Learning Opportunities for ACPs and PAs

Enhance Generalist School

(added June 2022)

The Enhance Generalist School is o­ffering a one-year programme to develop integrated teams with greater generalist skills. See below for further information:

Programme flyerIntroductory letter | Programme update | Programme application form

National Skills Fund - Free Courses

(added June 2022)

NHS Employers is encouraging employers to promote a series of new fully-funded courses to enable employees to gain a Level 3 qualification as part of the National Skills Fund.

Hull and ER Project ECHO – Free Autism Awareness Training

(added June 2022)

Project ECHO, in conjunction with Matthew’s Hub, are offering FREE Autism Awareness Training on Tuesday 19 July – 1:30pm to 3:30pm via zoom. This is a single, 2 hour session, the training is delivered virtually, and is interactive, staff will remain in their working environment so no travel time is involved.

Please click here for further details of the session and registration details.

For more information contact echo@dovehouse.org.uk

2022/23 HEE HNY Workforce Transformation Budget

HNY Workforce Consortium Resources

(added June 2022)

The Workforce Consortium have produced:

General Practice Nursing Education and Career Framework

(added June 2022)

Now available on the Skills for Health website, the Career Framework identifies six career levels within primary care and will support the sustainability and growth of the workforce and provide a clear career structure for staff.

The Framework aims to develop confidence, capability, and capacity for general practice nurses.

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Social Care Ambassador Scheme

(added June 2022)

Calling all Health & Social Care Employers/Employees in Humber & North Yorkshire. Join the Ambassador Scheme to let everyone one know how great it is to work with you! Being part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Ambassador Scheme can help with the recruitment and retention of staff, register here.

Our People - A New Wellbeing App for Health, Care and Emergency Service Staff in HNY

(added June 2022)

Our People is a new app for health, care and emergency service staff living and working in Humber and North Yorkshire. The app places everything you need to take care of your wellbeing in one place. Join challenges, gain awards, build healthy habits; and access a range of self-help tools and podcasts. Download through iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/humber-north-yorkshire-care/id1616835588 or Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uniwellbeing.hny

Role Emerging Placements Engagement Event - Webinar 20th July 2022

(added June 2022)

The Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care System launched the Learning Environment, Assessment and Placements (LEAP) programme in March this year. Can you offer placements on site in your organisation, to health and care students e.g. trainee Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses? Do you want to know more about the Role Emerging Placement (REP) Learning Model, where students are supervised by external Educators?

The LEAP Team would like to invite you to explore the REP model during a virtual webinar, and find out whether this is an opportunity you and your organisation/team could benefit from.

Virtual Webinar – Wednesday 20th July 14:00-16:00

For an informal chat, more information or if you need assistance, please email; hyp-tr.hcvleapproject@nhs.net

Professional Body Portfolio Support for FCP Paramedics - Event 19th July 2022

(added June 2022)

A portfolio support event will take place on the Tuesday 19th July 2022 10:00 – 17:00.

Bookings can be made here: Display event – First Contact Practitioner Portfolio Support Event (collegeofparamedics.co.uk)

Student Nurse Placements – Open for Expressions of Interest (Ongoing)

(updated June 2022)

As we progress out of the pandemic we’ve been working to open up more student nurse placements in general practice again. Many thanks to all practices who have been linking in with us already and offered student capacity. This is very valuable in supporting and securing our workforce of the future.

If you would like support in starting to take students again and haven’t already been in touch please contact debra.smith8@nhs.net who can support your team. If you haven’t taken student nurses previously and would like further information please get in touch, we’re happy to help!

Further details can be found here, for more information or to express interest contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

For information on becoming an assessor see: Practice Educator and Assessor Preparation (PEAP) – e-learning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk)

Training and Workforce Schemes Summary

(updated June 2022)

An overview of schemes supported by the Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub can be found here

If you would like further information on any of these initiatives, get in touch and we would be happy to help!

Haxby Group Training Diary

May 2022

Online Learning Opportunities for ACPs and PAs

Enhance Generalist School

(added May 2022)

The Enhance Generalist School is o­ffering a one-year programme to develop integrated teams with greater generalist skills. See below for further information:

Programme flyer | Introductory letter | Programme update | Programme application form

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Social Care Ambassador Scheme

(added May 2022)

Calling all Health & Social Care Employers/Employees in Humber & North Yorkshire. Join the Ambassador Scheme to let everyone one know how great it is to work with you! Being part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Ambassador Scheme can help with the recruitment and retention of staff, register here.

General Practice Nursing Education and Career Framework

(added May 2022)

Now available on the Skills for Health website, the Career Framework identifies six career levels within primary care and will support the sustainability and growth of the workforce and provide a clear career structure for staff.

The Framework aims to develop confidence, capability, and capacity for general practice nurses.

Deliveroo-RCN Foundation NHS Education Fund

(added May 2022)

The Deliveroo-RCN Foundation NHS Education Fund supports the education and training of nurses, midwives and health care support workers working within the NHS from all corners of the UK. You do not need to be a member of the RCN to apply.

The Fund has been made possible by a £300,000 donation from Deliveroo, raised by its customers and partners as part of their Supporting the NHS and Vulnerable Groups campaign. Any individual working in an NHS nursing or midwifery team can apply, and we particularly encourage applications from anyone from a low-income background or early in their career.

Grants of up to £1,600 will be awarded to cover the cost of a wide range of educational courses. This might include for example, postgraduate modules, clinically focused courses and shorter training courses.

Details about how to apply for the grant can be found by clicking here
Details of other education grants we have to offer can be found here

April 2022

Welcome to Humber and North Yorkshire!

(added April 2022)

Our ICS footprint, previously known as Humber Coast & Vale (HCV) has changed it’s name to Humber and North Yorkshire. See the information below from the ICS team regarding this change.

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

As we grow closer to the proposed date for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to be put on a statutory footing (subject to the passing of the Health and Care Bill), you may be aware that we have recently given consideration to our ICS identity. From 1 April 2022 the existing Humber, Coast and Vale name has been replaced with Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. There is also a new website: https://humberandnorthyorkshire.org.uk

General Practice Assistant Programme – Still Open for Applications

(updated April 2022)

Please see here information regarding the HEE Funded General Practice Assistant Programme. The North East and Yorkshire region has only 13 funded places remaining and would like to offer these first and foremost to Humber Coast and Vale practices. Please review the attached information and complete the application form on pages 8 & 9 if you are interested in this national accredited HEE funded programme to upskill a member of your practice team. Please send application forms to wy.traininghub@nhs.net

  • Short 20-30 minute MS-Teams interview slots for admission onto the programme are currently available on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th and 25th April.
  • Interviews will need to include the assigned GP mentor, a manager and the GPA candidate.
  • It will be difficult to accept EOI’s or interview bookings after 19th April to meet the enrolment deadline of 25th April.
  • Following interview and enrolment, the start date for the programme will be 30th April for a duration of 6-months, completing 30th October.

If you have any further questions about the GPA programme please contact wy.traininghub@nhs.net

HCA Apprenticeship Scheme – Still Open for Applications (April 2022 Cohort)

(updated April 2022)

Were pleased to announce that HEE is supporting another cohort of the popular HCA apprenticeship scheme.

There is a second introduction/launch date available on:

  • Thurs 21st April – 13.30-15.30 – Via MS Teams

Further details and application forms can be found here, if you have any queries please contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

FREE: Accelerate - Leadership Programme for GPs, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds

(added April 2022)

Full information can be found here
There is a deadline of Wednesday 13th April for Expressions of Interest.

Trainee Nursing Associates/Nursing Associates Celebration Event - 12 May 2022 in York

(updated April 2022)

HEE are delighted to invite you to book for the NEY TNA/NA Celebration Event – 12 May 2022 in York – email charlotte.brown@hee.nhs.uk to book your place

Final details of the venue and agenda will be circulated closer to the date. See award categories here.

Nomination Form

The form will only allow one person to be nominated per award, if you have multiple people to nominate for an award please complete multiple forms.  All nominations will be considered and judged by a panel of three people who have been heavily involved in the implementation of the TNA role across North East and Yorkshire Region.

We look forward to receiving your nominations no later than CoP Wednesday 27th April 2022.

HEE are also running a number of TNA webinars throughout 2022. Click here for the dates and further information.

Return to Practice – We are the NHS Campaign

(added April 2022)

There is a national campaign around promoting the return to practice options for previously NMC registered Nurses & midwives. The HEE national team have shared the following resources, including links to 2 short videos for each profession, please share as appropriate across your network:

Campaign Toolkit

NHS Stakeholder Workforce Toolkit

Franklin Collage Internships

(added April 2022)

As part of the Career Ready programme at Franklin College, they are looking for organisations who may be able to offer an internship to one or more of their students this summer. See below for more information from the College:

Now more than ever young people need our support to access the world of work and we know that an internship can be the turning point for our students, motivating them to work harder, boosting their confidence and bringing a fresh perspective to your team. A paid internship allows students to apply their learning in the workplace, make a real contribution to your business, and gain experience and skills that will prove invaluable to them in whatever career they go on to. We understand the challenges employers are facing, but we hope you can help us invest in young, diverse talent and put young people at the heart of our COVID recovery plan. We have set ourselves and our network of supporters an ambitious target of 1,000 paid placements UK-wide, but I’m delighted to report that we are already receiving commitments from employers, large and small. More information about our internship offer is available on our new website: www.careerready.org.uk/internships

See promotional leaflet here

March 2022

Physicians Associate – Expressions of Interest/ Recruitment Intentions 2022/23

(updated March 2022)

If you’re interested in recruiting a PA this year, please contact the Faculty: carly.mcintyre1@nhs.net by 8th April to register your interest, this will aid identifying sufficient funding for another preceptorship programme for 2022/23

Details of the PA Preceptorship Scheme for General Practice can be found here

Trainee Nursing Associate – Apprenticeship Courses – Open for Applications (Sept 22 Courses)

(updated March 2022)

Expressions of Interest are now open for Trainee Nurse Associate apprenticeship courses at Hull University, York University and Coventry University Scarborough. Please more information here.

Eligibility criteria and support requirements are detailed in the information pack available to download. Please note that the bursary information included in the pack ends 31st March 2022 and is not guaranteed for courses started after this time. We will keep interested parties updated once any bursary funding for 2022/23 is confirmed.

TNAs go out to placement to enable them to gain a full experience of the role. The placements are on a reciprocal bases, therefore you will have a TNA from a different area of healthcare come to your surgery for training during this time.

Further details and application forms can be found here, for more information or to express interest contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

New to Practice Nurse and Nursing Associate VTS Scheme – Still Open for Applications (April 2022 Cohort)

(Updated March 2022)

A second cohort of the New-to-Practice Nurse/NA VTS scheme is due to commence on 5th April 2022.

For new Practice Nurses this is a two-year funded course and for Nursing Associates a one-year funded course. Please find full details and application forms here. Eligibility is newly qualified or new to general practice within 12 months. The course is fully funded by NHSE and offers a bursary.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk

Advanced Clinical Practice Application Process 2022/23 – Still Open for Applications (Sept 2022 and Jan 2023 ACP Courses)

(Updated March 2022)

The HCV Faculty are now welcoming applications for ACP trainee funded places for 2022/23. Open to nurses and AHPs wanting to develop their role and complete the ACP MSc programme. Further details on how employers are able to apply can be found here. The application window is open until 25th March 2022.

The course primarily available as an apprenticeship, with fees funded via apprenticeship levy funding. A training grant of £10,000 per ACP is also available.

If you would like more information or support contact us on training@haxbygroup.co.uk, or Carly at the HCV Faculty on carly.mcintyre1@nhs.net

Resource: Integrating Additional Roles into Primary Care Networks

Faculty of Advanced Practice Online Learning Opportunities

(added March 2022)

Further online learning opportunities have been arranged for trainee and qualified ACPs and PAs. Details can be found on the HCV website under “Online learning opportunities”

Please also see attached details of a renal teaching session for ACPs and PAs, facilitated by the HCV Faculty of Advanced Practice 28th April 2022.

NHSE Improving Staff Retention

(added March 2022)

NHSE have updated their ‘Improving Staff Retention – a guide for employers’, which you can find here

Florence Nightingale Foundation Webinars for Newly Registered Nurses and Midwives

(added March 2022)

Florence Nightingale Foundation, in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, are pleased to invite all newly registered nurses and midwives across England to join us for a 90-minute webinar exploring the experience and skills of maintaining courage and compassion.

During the pandemic, access to consistent and effective preceptorship was disrupted. Many registered nurses have expressed concerns about the impact on the wellbeing and enthusiasm of the early career workforce.

The webinar will be delivered in partnership with The Bravest Path which helps individuals and organisations develop their authenticity, bravery, and courage. The webinar will support our early career workforce to reframe the vulnerability they have experienced during the transition to registered practitioner. It will help our nurses and midwives to live their values, to create and foster trusting relationships, and to learn to rise from experiences of adversity.

The experience of registering into a clinical environment has been impacted by the demands of the pandemic, and our hope is that this opportunity will be part of the healing process. It will enable all newly registered nurses and midwives to reflect, reframe and rise strong through an introduction to new skills and concepts. The learning will continue with online resources and materials which they can share with their colleagues, managers and preceptors to embed and support their ongoing development.

If you are an early career nurse or midwife who has registered during the pandemic, we invite you to book a place on one of these webinars here:

March 16th  | March 28th  | April 20th | April 27th

Health and Wellbeing Resources

(updated March 2022)

Health and wellbeing resources available to staff across Humber, Coast and Vale can be found here

Humans of General Practice Campaign

(added March 2022)

GP Practices across the region have joined together to launch a campaign, calling for people to understand the many changes within General Practice and be kind to our staff. The #HumansOfGeneralPractice campaign urges people to be more understanding, considerate and kind to their GP Practice team, and understand the many changes introduced within GP Practices to help people get the care they need.

The campaign has been created by GP practices across the region who are part of the BRIDGES Group (Humber, Coast and Vale) which is part of NHS Collaborate, a national, supportive community of leaders across Primary Care.

More information, as well as social media graphics and videos, are available online. Practices can use these materials within their social media channels, website, digital screens, and other platforms. Click here to access the campaign.

Restart a Heart Day – 14th October 2022

(added March 2022)

Yorkshire Ambulance Service are once again recruiting volunteers to help deliver face to face  CPR training to over 45.000 school children across Yorkshire during Restart-a-Heart Day on 14th October this year (other services such as EMAS and NEAS may also be looking for volunteers).

Click here to see the posters about volunteering to support YAS to deliver the training to share across your networks. The registration link is Restart a Heart Day – Volunteer Registration (yas.nhs.uk)

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