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April 2022

Welcome to our April Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) Newsletter!
In this edition, you will find articles on:

  1. General Practice Nursing workforce overview for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Survey
  2. Upcoming NATH events
  3. Free PCN Bitesize Workshops
  4. Hypertension Management Within Primary Care
  5. CPD - Cancer and Palliative Care
  6. Understanding the PCN DES and IIF contracts: April 2022 update
  7. Student Placement Opportunities
  8. CARE Programme Engagement Event
  9. Improving Retention support guide
  10. Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning Academy Events and Training Opportunities

If you are new to our newsletter, we publish twice a month and promote resources, funding, events, training and development opportunities for the primary and community care workforce in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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General Practice Nursing workforce overview for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire survey

We are running a survey to gain a better understanding of the demographics of the primary care nursing workforce within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and identify areas requiring support. As part of the training hub, we work closely with all system partners and are committed to improving and developing the primary care nursing workforce and welcome all ideas and suggestions. All information gained will remain completely anonymous. As a thank you for your hard work and commitment anyone completing the survey will receive a £10 gift voucher. The survey closes on 15 April at 23.45.
Take part in the General Practice Nursing workforce overview for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire survey
Upcoming events organised by NATH

For further information on the following events and to register your place, visit our Eventbrite site (links to each event are included below).

5 Apr, 12.30 - 14.30, Introduction to Primary Care Management and Leadership

7 Apr, 14.00 - 16.00, Motivational Interviewing Skills for Social Prescribing Link

12 Apr, 19.30 - 21.00, Principles of Diabetes Management - Getting Through COVID-19 Backlog

13 Apr, 11.00 - 12.30, Lower Limb and Wound Care in Primary care

20 Apr, 12.30 - 14.00, Diabetes- Practicalities of Starting a GLP-1 RA Therapy

25 Apr, 13.00 - 14.30, Hypertension Management within Primary Care

26 Apr, 09.00 - 15.30, Clinical Supervision Course

27 Apr, 12.30 - 14.00, Insulin for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

27 Apr, 19.00 - 20.30, Useful Tips on Record Keeping and Safe Documentation

27 Apr, 19.00 - 21.00, CPD - Cancer and Palliative Care

3 May, 19.30 - 20.30, The Practice Nurse Role within Primary Care

5 May, 12.30 - 14.00, Optimisation and Daily Management of Insulin Therapy

10 May, 12.30 - 14.30, Helping Your Team Members Grow

11 May, 10.00 - 12.00, Understanding the PCN DES and IIF contracts: April 2022 update

11 May, 11.00 - 12.30, Lower Limb and Wound Care in Primary care

26 May, 09.00 - 15.30, Clinical Supervision Course

7 Jun, 09.00 – 13.00, Introduction to Appraising

16 June, 09.00 - 16.30, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Primary, Community & Social Care Nursing Event

28 Jun, 09.00 - 15.30, Clinical Supervision Course
Free PCN Bitezise Workshops

A series of free virtual workshops are available for Primary Care Network members and associated teams. These workshops will be delivered by local system specialists allowing the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop personal and organisational skills and expertise. Each workshop covers a different topic from NHS Finance to Managing Conflict. There are workshop dates from 20 April to 7 July.  
PCN Bitesize Workshop dates and times
Email here to register for one of the PCN Bitesize Workshops
Hypertension Management within Primary Care

The event will aim to look at current and updated guidance on hypertension management within primary care, including treatment options available and when it is appropriate to refer to secondary care. This event is aimed at all clinicians within Primary care who undertake Hypertension reviews or prescribe for hypertensive patients. This event takes place on the 25 April 13.00 – 14.30.
Book you place on the Hypertension Management Within Primary Care Event
CPD - Cancer and Palliative Care 

We are pleased to invite you to this CPD  Cancer and Palliative Care event with the Sherwood Forest MacMillan team. On 27 April 19.30 - 21.00 join us for this session on Cancer and Palliative Care to learn how to:
  • Improve awareness of the role of Cancer Information and Support Services in supporting people affected by cancer across their whole pathway from diagnosis to survivorship or end of life.
  • Improve awareness of how to access the support for your patients and their carers – Referrals.
  • Explore and secure a collaborative approach across primary and secondary care to personalised care through the improved understanding, use and application of the Electronic Holistic Needs Assessment (EHNA) and its Care Plan.
This event is for all Primary Care Clinical staff involved in delivering cancer or palliative care.
Book you place on the CPD Cancer and Palliative Care Event
Understanding the PCN DES and IIF contracts: April 2022 update

On 11 May 10.00 - 12.00 join us for a short and practical session aimed at helping you and your team understand the new April 2022 Primary Care Network DES and IIF targets. The agenda for this session is: 
  • To understand the DES and IIF targets and what they mean to PCNS and practices.
  • To understand what the DES and IIF targets are from April 2022.
  • To start describing how you could be involved in meeting relevant DES and IIF targets
All non-clinical and clinical staff involved in delivering or supporting the primary care network DES (Direct Enhanced Service) and IIF (Investment and Impact Fund).
Book your place at Understanding the PCN DES and IIF contracts: April 2022 update Event
Student placement opportunities

If your GP Practice or Primary Care Network (PCN) would like to support the universities by placing a student, please contact us on
  • Midwifery - Multiple placements from 27/06/2022, total tariff up to £352
  • Nursing - Multiple placements from 16/08/2021, total tariff up to
  • Occupational Therapy - Multiple placements from 18/10/2021, total tariff up to £704
  • Paramedics - Multiple placements from 21/06/2021, total tariff up to £176
  • Physician Associates - Multiple placements from 04/10/2021, total tariff up to
  • Physiotherapy - Multiple placements from 04/10/2021, total tariff up to £440
For more information on placements, visit our Placements webpage.
CARE Programme Engagement Event

CARE is a learning and development programme that empowers general practice nurses and other primary care professionals to play a key role in their primary care network, shape services based on population health needs and strengthen their leadership. Focusing on wellbeing and building and harnessing resilience, the programme uses digital technology to connect primary care professionals and to support joined-up, multi-professional working. On 30 June CARE is holding a programme launch event.
Read the Care Engagement Event Flyer
Email to register your interest in the Care Programme Engagement Event
Improving Retention support guide

This improving staff retention guide aims to support line managers and employers to consider the key areas which affect workforce retention. It includes the enablers of retention, the organisational priorities which need to be in place to support our NHS people and the practical interventions which directly impact on your employees’ experience at work. 
Read the Improving Retention support guide
Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning Academy Events and Training Opportunities

The Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning (LLL) team aims to develop leadership within the Midlands region and to support leaders and managers throughout their lifelong learning journey.  
Their role is to provide opportunities for leadership development from their range of:
  • Executive Suite interventions
  • Primary Care offers
  • Coaching and Mentoring facilitation
  • Systems Leadership
  • The Graduate Management Training Scheme
  • Inclusion and much more!
They host numerous events each month which can be booked onto via their website. Places are limited, so it is recommended to book in advance.
View all the Midlands LLL events
View all the Midlands LLL offers

ShinyMind – A wellbeing and resilience app. Available free to primary and community care workers in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System.
Sign-up for the ShinyMind App today!
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