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Practice nurses training

Leg Ulcer Management Training

25 July and 1 August 2019, 9am - 4pm, Stowmarket

This is the first of a series of wound care training events. Places will first be allocated to primary care nurses.

This two day course will provide an opportunity for nurses to:

  • Update your knowledge around anatomy and physiology
  • Identify the signs and symptoms and theory behind leg ulcers
  • Understand basic wound care including wound bed preparation, TIMES and biofilms
  • Learn the theory and practical use of hand held Dopplers and Dopplex Ability
  • Review and learn the theory and application of short stretch and compression bandages and hosiery
  • Increase your knowledge around skin care

To reserve your place, please email: pact@suffolkch.nhs.uk and quote reference numbers: 19TVLL01 and 19TVLL02

Suffolk Respiratory Group

Clinical meetings for 2019 can be found HERE. Places are limited so please book early by contacting suffolkrespiratorygroup@gmail.com

Spirometry Training - FREE sessions for Ipswich and East Suffolk practices funded by CCG Training Hub

SPIROMETRY PERFORMING – (E-learning accredited by ARTP): 4 month course, 2 study days & e-learning

SPIROMETRY PERFORMING AND INTERPRETING – (E-learning accredited by ARTP): 6 months course, 2 study days & e-learning

INTERPRETATION OF SPIROMETRY: one-day practical workshop

Please contact the Training Hub for further information about any of the above: PACT@suffolkch.nhs.uk 

Practice Nurse Cancer Course

Cancer is becoming a long term condition, with practice prevalence’s rapidly catching up with diabetes. For this reason there is an increasing trend for some of the long term consequences of cancer to be picked up by the nursing workforce where possible. This course is aimed at giving practice nurses the confidence, communication and signposting skills to undertake this work. It is free but does involve three days out of the practice during the six months course. It receives good feedback and is well received with most nurses updating the practice cancer structure, having completed the course. View Flyer for more information.

Public Health: Physical Activity training courses for Nurses

Free training for any Nurse or AHP to promote the awareness of Physical activity, primarily amongst Nurses.  This is to give peer to peer training and support regarding patient contact and ensuring nurses understand the importance and guidance to promote Physical activity providing patients with information and guidance i.e. Making Every Contact Count. 

Training is free and available through contacting the PHE Team at physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk or if you would like to speak with one or your regional Clinical Nurse Champions directly, please do not hesitate to contact Simone or Jodie on 01787 886376.

Nurse training and education events

The CCG are looking at arranging more nurse training sessions during the shutdown afternoons throughout 2019. Check here regularly for details of upcoming courses.


Thursday 20 June 2019 - Practice Nurse Forum - click here for more details.

11 September - Primary Care Nurse Conference. Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich.

Forum for non-medical prescribers 

Suffolk GP Federation are planning to commence a forum for non-medical prescribers commencing in March next year.  This is primarily for GP Fed employees but have extended the invitation to Practice Nurse NMPs as well as part of the wider Fed family.

The main purpose of the forum is networking as NMPs are often spread out geographically.  However, it is also hoped that it will assist with CPD, peer support and revalidation.  Guest speakers are to be invited on topics identified by the forum members.

The meetings will be held at Stow Lodge Centre, Chilton Way, Stowmarket IP14 1SZ and the dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Thursday 11 July 2019: 9am – 1pm
  • Monday 21 October 2019: 9am – 1pm

The Suffolk GP Federation are also in the planning stages for another NMP Conference in association with Ipswich Hospital and University of Suffolk, which is to be held at the University on Monday 1 July 2019.


To book or find out about the latest training courses being run by the CCG, please call or email Shelley Mitchell.

Tel.: 01473 770021 
Email: shelley.mitchell1@nhs.net


Mental Health Education

Throughout 2019, the CCG are running a series of FREE educational evenings on mental health and emotional wellbeing designed for primary care practitioners in Ipswich and east Suffolk. Includes dinner, 6.45pm for 7.30pm – 9.30pm; booking is essential

View Series Flyer

Resources will be available online after each event HERE (login required).

To allow more people to benefit from this teaching, most sessions are being filmed. The videos will be accessible in due course via the resources page. 


Cultural Competence in Healthcare - new training package

A new e-learning package has been launched sponsored by Health Education England and the Royal College of Midwives. Details can be found on their website: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cultural-competence/

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