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Practice Nurse Forum

As a committee we are all very excited (as I hope you are) that the future holds an exciting platform for practice nurses working within Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to ensure the success of the forum. 

The organising committee are committed to the forum meetings being driven by what you want, so if you have any ideas please let us know.

Sally Harris

Thursday 6 November - Practice Nurse Forum

6 November 2019

Agenda to include respirstory update with consultant Dr Jonathan Douse, ESNEFT and Leg Ulcers with Emma Williamson, award-winning practice nurse from Bury St Edmunds.

Watch this space for more details

Primary Care Nurse Conference

11 September 2019

Holiday Inn London Road Ipswich, 09.00 – 17.00

The agenda reflects feedback you have given us at the practice nurse forum events and is open to ALL primary care nursing staff working in Ipswich and east Suffolk.

Agenda with Timings

Morning session 9.00am - 1.00pm
  • Karen Storey Primary Care Nursing Lead NHS England
  • The problem with UTI’s …. ‘To dip or not to dip’?
  • Tissue Viability update
Afternoon session 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Contraceptive pill update including latest FSHR guidelines
  • NHS Health Checks Communicating the risk to patients

There was also an opportunity to meet a variety of clinical teams and service providers during refreshment breaks.  

Practice Nurse Forum - Dementia

20 June 2019

The educational training at our June Forum will be around Dementia.

When: 2pm - 5pm (lunch from 1pm)
Where: Trinity Park Events Centre

Dementia Together presentation June 2019

Hazel's Story

Practice Nurse Forum - Infection Prevention & Control

4 April 2019

When: Thurs 4 April, 2.15pm - 5pm
Where: Trinity Park, Nacton suite

Sharing together session followed by educational topic: Infection Prevention and Control.  Julia Shields is the CCG's lead nurse for infection control, giving an update on key messages.

Download presentation: Infection Prevention and Control

View Flyer and Agenda

Wednesday 13 February - Practice Nurse Forum

13 February 2019

When: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Where: Holiday Inn Orwell, Ipswich

AGENDA includes :

What does the CCG and NHS England General Practice Nursing 10 point action plan offer and mean?  Interactive session providing you with the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of how the CCG operates in the local health care landscape and the positive implications of the General Practice Nursing 10 point plan in developing a confident and capable general practice workforce. 

One Life Suffolk - how can you use healthy lifestyle service to improve patient care? Update on the current services including Making Every Contact Count and the Diabetes Prevention Programme.

February Forum Agenda

Thursday 15 November - Practice Nurse Forum

15 November 2018

Wound care and dressings training - interactive session aimed to increase your confidence in wound care - Tralee Lashley, specialist nurse Download slides

Update on the NMC nursing standards - update of the changes to; proficiency, nursing and midwifery education, student supervision and assessment, standards for pre-registration programmes - Rachel Heathershaw, University of Suffolk Download slides

Student placements and Mentorship - how it works in everyday practice - Mark Pears, Practice Nurse Lead, Two Rivers Medical Centre

November Agenda

Wed 10 October - Practice Nurse Forum Conference

10 October 2018

We are delighted to have launched our Practice Nurse Forum with our conference on 10 October 2018 at Trinity Park, 2.15pm - 5pm.

Our agenda for October had an educational theme where we welcomed the Primary Care Development Manager Julie White from the Primary Care Training Hub and Louise Smith from Macmillan Cancer unit at Ipswich Hospital. The final session was aimed at thinking how we can be responsive and creative to help us develop and change practice!

October Agenda

Primary Care Nursing Today and Tomorrow - Training Hub Julie White slides

Feedback, evaluation and reflection

The aim of the  Ipswich and East Practice Nurse Forum meetings is to create an environment where you feel supported to exchange best practise; share/learn together through access to relevant educational updates; as a resource for networking and peer support and serve as a platform to create a strong empowered practice nurse presence within Ipswich.

It is essential that we receive your feedback on the events, so we would ask you to please complete the paper evaluation document before you leave. 

In addition there is also a link to a personal reflective document, which reflects the requirements for your NMC revalidation.

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