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Training & education

"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

FREE Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Education Evenings

“...excellent speakers presenting fascinating and relevant topics.”

Wednesday 26 February 2020: Consultation Skills - Part 2

We welcome back Dr Paul Everden, Practice Development Associate Tutor, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice at the University of East Anglia following his excellent talk last year. The session aims to help increase your confidence in dealing with patients with mental health problems, how to communicate better, to motivate patients and how great communication skills can result in fewer referrals and more job satisfaction for clinicians.

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Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Time: 6.45pm for two-course supper. Education 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Trinity Park

If you missed Dr Everden's first session, or want a refresh, you can watch the video online.

The evening is FREE to all staff working in general practice in Ipswich and east Suffolk. If you'd like to book your place, please email shelleyhart@nhs.net

Important Announcement: Training and Education dates

Dates for upcoming training and education afternoons are listed below:

Dates for 2019/20: 

Thurs 6 February 2020 - Gastroenterology
Wed 4 March 2020 

Dates for 2020/21: 

Thurs 2 April 2020 - Paediatrics
Wed 6 May 2020 - Safeguarding
Wed 10 June 2020
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
Wed 2 December 2020
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


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
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Mental Health Education

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. 

Resources will be available online after each event HERE.

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


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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