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Primary Care Nurse Forum

As a committee we are all very excited (as I hope you are) that the future holds an exciting platform for practice nursing teams 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.

Penny Sibthorp – penny.sibthorp@nhs.net
Mark Pears – mark.pears@nhs.net
Kate Allen – kate.allen17@nhs.net
Emily Reed – emily.reed1@nhs.net
Jackie Brumpton – jacqueline.brumpton@nhs.net 
Nicola Clipstone – n.clipstone@nhs.net 
Sally Harris – sally.harris@suffolk.nhs.uk

Virtual Nurse Forum

9 July 2020

As a community of nurses and the forum gives us the platform through which together we can support each other, reflect, learn and look forward. 

There will be a ‘Virtual Forum’ (run via Microsoft Teams) on Thursday 9 July 3.30pm – 5pm as part of the CCG shutdown educational afternoon. 

The main educational meeting starts at 2pm, Johnathan Douse Respiratory Consultant will be discussing Coronavirus; there will be plenty of relevant and interesting information for nurses to hear.  The nurse forum programme will continue at 3.15pm with a focus on sharing experiences, ideas and getting creative.

Debbie Watson founder of ‘Wednesday’s Child’ will being joining us to tell us about the fantastic service that is available for people suffering with eating disorders. You may remember Debbie from our conference last year. Wednesday’s Child has recently be given a grant to support this fantastic work

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

Virtual Nurse Forum

6 May 2020

via MS Teams

Primary Care Nurse Forum

6 February 2020

Agenda (download)                     

Practical Mindfulness – Short introduction to Mindfulness and how it can be incorporated into every day activities - Amanda Bennett (Primary Care Nurse Educator Lead) 

Suffolk GP Federation Nursing update - Catriona McCullum (Clinical Lead Nurse Suffolk GP Federation)

Primary Care Networks overviewSally Harris (Primary Care Educator)                  

Showcasing and celebrating the Year of Nurse and Midwife and Leading the way in showcasing primary care nursing locally - Sally Harris and Amanda Bennett

Practice Nurse Forum - Wound Care and Respiratory

6 November 2019

Trinity Park

Agenda include respirstory update with consultant Dr Jonathan Douse, ESNEFT and Below the knee wound care with Emma Williamson, award-winning practice nurse from Bury St Edmunds.


Wound Prevention and Treatment: one-stop clinic for leg ulcers - Emma Williamson

Adult Respiratory Guidelines: Asthma and COPD - Jonathan Douse

Primary Care Nurse Conference

11 September 2019

Holiday Inn London Road Ipswich, 09.00 – 17.00

Take a look at Sally's summary of Your Key Reflections from the Conference.

Primary Care Nurse Conference from NHS North East Essex CCG on Vimeo.


Karen Storey addresses the Primary Care Nursing Conference from NHS North East Essex CCG on Vimeo.

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 Suffolk Primary Care Nursing 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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