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Principles of Wound Care

8 November 2019 - half-day course in Stowmarket

For Practice Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and HCAs involved in wound care management. 

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To reserve your place, please email: pact@suffolkch.nhs.uk and quote reference number 19BWCT01.

Time for Care Quality Improvement for Practice Nurses

FREE two-day programme 24 and 25 September 2019 in Cambridge. Read more...


Patient Activiation Measures: Train the Trainer Workshops

Specifically designed for general practice nurses, this NHS England funded course is aimed at practitioners who are looking to know more about Patient Activation and how it can benefit patients with long term conditions.

Workshops take place in Huntingdon on 11 and 12 September and 2 and 3 October.

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East of England Practice Nurse and Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Conference - Thurs 10 Oct 2019

The East of England Diabetes Clinical Network are pleased to announce the East of England Practice Nurse and Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Conference taking place on Thursday 10 October 2019 at The Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge, CB21 6AL.  Save the Date Flyer

The event will focus on the work in the East of England within both primary and community care that is delivering improvements for people with diabetes through integrated working, sharing how diabetes care within general practice is developing, what the nursing workforce in the region looks like and the challenges ahead. There will be an opportunity to network over lunch and coffee breaks and visit the market stalls.

This conference is aimed at Practice Nurses with an interest in diabetes and those wishing to learn more, HCAs, Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses and diabetes Commissioners.


Suffolk Respiratory Group

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

Next SRG Respiratory Refresher Training Afternoon - 15 August 2019. View Agenda


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 


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.

Ipswich and East Suffolk PN Forum Primary Care Nurse Conference

The Practice nurse fourm committee are delighted to confirm the details of the first Primary Care Nurse Conference. The agenda reflects feedback from the practice nurse forum events.  There will be an opportunity to network over lunch and coffee breaks and visit the market stalls.  Click here to view the Agenda

11 September 2019 - Primary Care Nurse Conference. Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich. 

To book your place for the whole or part day, please email shelley.mitchell1@nhs.net


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 final date for 2019 is Monday 21 October 2019: 9am – 1pm


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.

Contact

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

  • Thurs 19 September - 10-minute CBT
  • Wed 16 October - Learning Disabilities
  • Tues 12 November – Psychosis and ARMS
  • Wed 4 December - tbc

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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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