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Suffolk Respiratory Group

Thursday 28 February 2019 - Acute Adult Asthma: Assessment, treatment and follow up. Sally Harris and Deirdre Siddaway

Venue: Farmers Club, 10 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds.

6.30pm registration and supper; 7.30pm meeting starts (9pm close).

Places are limited so please book early by contacting suffolkrespiratorygroup@gmail.com

Further clinical meetings for 2019 can be found HERE.

Save the Date: NHS England Midlands and East General Practice Nursing & HCSW Regional Conference

The date has been booked for the 2019 GPN and HCA conference on 26 March in Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire. 

The Changing Face of General Practice Nursing: Progress, Opportunities and Building on Strengths

Tuesday 26 March 2019
The Woodlands Conference Centre at Wyboston Lakes situated just off the A1, north of Bedford.
8.30am - 4.30pm

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.

HOLD THE DATE!  - Thursday 4 April 2019 - Practice Nurse Forum - click here for more details.

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:

  • Friday 15 March 2019: 9am  - 1pm
  • 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


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