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"Welcome to our training and education pages.

Here you will find a wide range of resources which we hope you will find useful, from our events calendar to training materials which are available for you to download and keep"

Dr Juno Jesuthasan, Training, Education and IT Lead

Coronavirus e-learning

Managing Covid-19 in Primary Care – e-learning and resources

Blue Stream Module Update - Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic

The 'Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic' module has recently been updated, following the recent pandemic declaration for COVID-19. If you have taken this module within the last 3 years your certificate will remain valid; however, with the evolving news regarding COVID-19, you may wish to retake the new version. 

Blue Stream Infection Control Modules Updated

The Infection Control (Clinical and Non-Clinical) modules have recently been offline for maintenance and have now been re-released on the eLearning suite. Following an annual review, there are many changes reflected in the clinical content. We recommend that, although current certificates remain valid, anybody requiring clinical infection control as part of their mandatory training should complete the module that is now available on the system. 

COVID-19 Staff Support Toolkit 

Blue Stream Academy have developed a new COVID-19 Staff Support Toolkit in response to the growing need for up-to-date and relevant guidance during this time.  The Toolkit covers important information surrounding the current pandemic, guidance on protecting yourself and others, plus organisational guidance to help with specific COVID-19-related changes.

Much of the current work affected by the COVID-19 pandemic involves different sectors and this Toolkit is designed with that in mind. It is intended for use across all of health and social care and to help support those returning to work in the industry.

Blue Stream COVID-19 Staff Support Toolkit covers: 

  • Important Information - Cases and Risks in the UK, Information About COVID-19, What is a Pandemic? and Tests for Frontline NHS Staff. 
  • Organisational Guidance -  Remote Consultations, Emergency Reinstatement, Redeployment, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Making Tough Decisions and Communicating with the Public. 
  • Guidance on Protecting Yourself and Others - Hand Hygiene, PPE, Cleaning, Waste Disposal, Suspected Cases of COVID-19 and Transmission Based Precautions (TBPs). 

This Toolkit is free of charge for all those working in health and social care and can be added to to Profiles by practice managers or system administrators.

E-learning for Health modules

There are some new e-learning resources, specifically for managing Coronavirus in Primary Care available on e-Learning for Health.

These resources include RCGP learning on: 
  • Coronavirus Introduction to Covid-19
  • Clinical management in Primary Care
  • Top 10 tips on what to do in Primary Care
  • Managing patients with chronic respiratory symptoms during a pandemic
  • Palliative Care
 E-learning modules are also available via the above link on PPE and Infection Prevention and Control.


Important Announcement: Training and Education dates

Dates for upcoming training and education afternoons are listed below:

Dates for 2020/21: 

Thurs 2 April 2020 - CANCELLED 
Wed 6 May 2020 - CANCELLED
Wed 10 June 2020 - Endocrinology & Diabetes
Thurs 9 July 2020 - no event at Trinity Park
Thurs 10 September 2020
Wed 7 October 2020 - End of Life Care
Thurs 12 November 2020 - Urology & Men's Health
Wed 2 December 2020 - Cardiology
Thurs 11 February 2021
Wed 10 Mar 2021

All afternoon sessions start 1pm for 2.15pm start, and finish by 6pm at the latest.



Find the right training courses for you

There are a number of courses and training opportunities provided by the CCG and external partners for anyone working in GP practice.  Click on the relevant page link on the left to find out the training available to you.   

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The monthly educational meetings in protected time are designed to bring at least some of your professional development back into the daytime.

Our aim is to provide you with high-quality learning and an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, old and new.

Why attend? 

  • Consultant-led educational topics
  • Development workshop done in a speed-dating format in small groups
  • Direct feedback to the commissioners
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Fun and interactive
  • Prioritise education for the benefit of patients
  • Downloadable resources from the monthly events

We appreciate that a half day practice closure is not always feasible. However, if you cannot attend a particular event at Trinity Park, your practice can take advantage of part of the afternoon closure to do some in-house training. We also use the afternoon closures to support 'mandatory' training for your staff and arrange events as per our published timetables.

Happy learning!


Children & Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Transformation Plan (EWB 2020)

The Children & Young People’s (CYP) Emotional Wellbeing Plan 2020 aims to establish a joined-up, family focused approach to all children, young people and families presenting with emotional, behavioural or mental health needs.  As part of this plan, funded learning and development is now available to enable staff and families to have greater confidence and skills in responding to issues relating to emotional wellbeing and mental health. Training, including Mental Health First Aid,  can be accessed via www.suffolkcpd.co.uk using the Multi-Agency icon on the home page.  Click here to find out more about the Transformation Plan.

Read more updates about e-learning and education around Children's Mental Health HERE


Contact

If you have any comments on these pages, please contact Shelley Hart

For information about upcomng training and devleopment opportunities, please contact PACT@suffolkch.nhs.uk or visit: PACT website

Events calendar

Events Calendar
(Click on the image below to access the Events Calendar)

Mental Health Education

A series of FREE educational evenings on mental health and emotional wellbeing designed for primary care practitioners in Ipswich and east Suffolk.

In accordance with the latest national guidance regarding COVID-19, our upcoming evening education sessions have been cancelled. 

To allow more people to benefit from this teaching, all sessions have been filmed. The videos are accessible to any primary care staff (with the relevant password) and are are great way of doing some online learning from home.  Resources from each session are also available online.

Prevent

Prevent is about safeguarding vulnerable people from being drawn in to terrorism and about building community resilience to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology. 

The CCG safeguarding team can arrange to provide WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training to all staff within your surgery. If you are interested, please contact Caroline Pyrozuk caroline.pyrozuk@nhs.net.

Prevent is available to all practice staff and counts towards Level 3 safeguarding children training.

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