Mid October 2022



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In this edition, you will find articles on:

Highlights of the week

Funding opportunities

Events and training opportunities

Workforce development initiatives

Communities of practice

Compliments and concerns form

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About NATH

Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) to meet the educational needs of the primary and community care workforce, and bring together NHS organisations, community providers and Local Authorities.

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About the Newsletter

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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Congratulations Steve!

Congratulations to our Learning & Development Manager, Steve White for being awarded the Highly Commended Winner for Apprentice Champion of the Year at the East Midlands Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2022! We would like to commend Steve for his incredible and impactful work in the primary care apprenticeship sector.  

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Nursing in Practice Magazine

Our own Gemma Bird has written a wonderful article on page 16 of the Nursing In Practice magazine around "Why now is the best time to join general practice".

Read the Winter issue of the Nursing In Practice Magazine


Upcoming NATH events

24th at 12.30-14.00 - The Role of the Cancer Information and Support Service
25th at 13.30-14.00 - Easy Access to Journal Articles
27th at 14.00-16.00 - Mental Health in Primary Care: Part Two
1st at 12.30-13.30 - Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness
2nd at 19.30-21.00 - Identifying Vascular Issues in Primary Care
9th at 14.00-16.00 - Palliative Care for Patients with Brain Tumours
15th at 19.30-21.00 - Personality Disorders in Primary Care- Improving Identification & Treatment
22nd at 12.30-13.30 - Low Calorie Diet for Type II Diabetics - a Clinicians Guide
23rd at 12.45-16.15 - A-Z of Frailty
28th at 12.30-14.00 - Fit Notes - Hints and Tips!
29th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
30th at 11.00-12.00 - Diagnosis and Management of Bronchiectasis
6th at 09.00-13.00 - Introduction to Appraising
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Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

The Role of the Cancer Information and Support Service

Monday 24 October at 12.30-14.00

Join us for an event that will address the information and support needs of people affected by cancer across the cancer pathway. Aimed at Primary Care staff delivering cancer or palliative care.

Registration closes 23 October

Book your place on The Role of the Cancer Information and Support Service event

Easy Access to Journal Articles


Tuesday 25 October at 13.30-14.00

Join Sarah Thomas for a teaching session that will show you how to get fast one-click access to the full text of journal articles on the open web, when you are eligible for access through your library.

Registration closes 24 October

Book your place at Easy Access to Journal Articles event
Follow our Eventbrite page to be the first to register

How we’ve supported your development

I enjoyed listening to others' experiences. I usually participate more thoroughly but it does reinforce that you are not alone and others experience similar difficulties.

Delegate from the MPSU Leadership Series: Managing Performance event

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


Cultural Competence

Being Culturally Competent is not only about respecting and appreciating the cultural contexts of patients’ lives. Neither is it a one-size-fits-all approach – it’s about understanding the way we deliver health care and responding to the needs of our diverse population.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

Ethical dilemmas in coaching 

Monday 7 November at 9.00-12.00

This event will explore dilemmas you may face as a coach within the system organisation and the role of supervision and reflective practice to explore and resolve challenges and issues.

Registration closes 1 November

Book your place at the Ethical dilemmas in coaching event

EDI Celebration Masterclass

Tuesday 8 November at 9.30-12.30

This is a programme of learning, to support the celebration of what diversity and inclusion can bring to the workplace, and the value a diverse workforce can bring.

Registration closes 1 November

Book your place at the EDI Celebration Masterclass
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Here to support your growth


Learning and development funds

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Workforce Development funding for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals. Cannot be accessed by GPs. It can support short courses, conferences, and university modules.

Apprenticeship levy

Funds to pay for 100% of the training costs for both clinical and non-clinical apprenticeships. Available to everyone at all levels (new starters and existing members of staff). Allows learners to gain a qualification whilst earning a salary.

Nursing Associate to General Practice Nurse funding

NHSE have expanded the roles eligible for funding under the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. This now includes reimbursing training time for Nursing Associates to become General Practice Nurses.

Link to apply
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

NATH is excited to have two additional staff in the team.  James Baillon has started as the Data Analytics Manager in Sept and Dr Errum Mumtaz has returned from maternity leave to her role as Education Lead in NATH.

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager
Student Placements

We met with the University of Nottingham Pharmacy Team to agree their placements process and delivery going forwards. We will liaise with HEIs on their 22/23 requirements.

Find student placement opportunities
Evidence Support Services

Sarah researched evidence for the flu vaccination campaign. She taught a 1:1 session around poster design, and has begun making impact case studies for the Evidence Support Librarian role.

Utilise our Evidence Support Services
System Wide Advanced Practice Development

We supported ICS colleagues new into post as ICS ACP Leads. We provided advice for the ICS LDA Trainee ACP bids to HEE and successfully gained funding for 6 posts.

Browse AP resources
Multi-Professional Support Unit (MPSU)

Over August we had a break in events due to the holiday period. 8 new (and FREE) events are available to book on, up to January 2023.

Learn about the MPSU offers
Grow Notts Primary Care App

We've had over 200 downloads! We are presenting at the Mid-Notts PLTs over next couple months, with the plan to attend Nottingham City and South Notts as well. New events are added weekly.

Download the GrowNottsPC App
See our list of current workforce initiatives


Connect and grow with your peers

Social Prescribing Link Worker Educational Community of Practice

For Social Prescribing Link Workers. Connects and fosters shared learning and peer support. Operates via a WhatsApp group to stay connected, with bespoke educational events to develop skills and knowledge. Runs every 2 months.

Next meeting: Thursday 27 October 14.00-16.00

Email the MPSU team to join the CoP

ICS Primary Care Advanced Practice Network

For people training or working in advanced practice within primary care. Promotes collaborative working, and effective and safe practice within the ICS. Provides educational and supervisory support for Advanced Practitioners. Runs every 2 months.

Next meeting: Friday 9 December 2022

Sign-up to the ACP Network

General Practice Respiratory Network

For anybody working in general practice undertaking respiratory reviews / who has an interest in respiratory care. Supports networking, quality improvement work and enables discussions around changes in local and national guidance. Runs every 2-months.

Next meeting: Tuesday 6 December at 12.30-14.30

Email Gemma to join the Network

General Practice Coffee and Catch-up

For Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing Associates only. An opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and offer support and guidance. Runs once a month.

Next meeting: Wednesday 16 November at 12.30

Email Gemma to join the Catch-up

Pharmacy Technician Network

New network aimed at all Pharmacy Technicians across all healthcare sectors. To provide networking and support opportunities, as well as to increase potential collaboration. First meeting in November. Frequency thereafter to be agreed by attendees.

Next meeting: Tuesday 1 November 2022

Email Samantha to join the Network

Want to feature your network?

If you are a member of a community of practice / support network that is not featured, please get in touch so we can share and encourage sign-up!

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Tell us how we're doing!

We are always open to receiving any type of feedback, whether this be a comment, compliment or complaint.

To submit your feedback, fill in a short form which will be reported and reviewed at our weekly Project Management meeting. Any quality concerns or issues will be addressed to ensure we develop our services to provide you with an excellent experience.

Your compliments may be used in promotional testimonials to encourage other primary and community care colleagues to take advantage of our developmental offers.
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