Mid-August 2022
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Welcome <<*First Name>> to our Newsletter!
In this edition, you will find articles on:

Highlights of the week

Funding 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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Grow Notts Primary Care App

Looking for CPD? Searching for career development opportunities? Want to keep up to date with funding, education and news without having to wade through a full inbox of emails? This app is for you! 

Find out more and download

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Learning from Excellence 

Their website has lots of helpful resources to support the implementation of learning best practice in your organisation. You can also be connected with healthcare professionals to learn and share with.

Link to resource


Upcoming NATH events

No events planned in August
6th at 12.30-14.30 - MPSU Leadership Series: Managing Performance
7th at 19.30-20.30 - MPSU - Fit Notes - Hints and Tips!
12th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
15th at 12.30-13.30 - PCN IIF Focus Group: Cardiovascular Prevention Targets (CVD-01 to CVD-06)
15th at 14.00-14.45 - Introduction to Infographics
19th at 19.00-20.00 - The Practice Nurse Role within Primary Care
20th at 09.00-13.00 - MPSU - Introduction to Appraising
20th at 13.00-14.30 - Hypertension Management within Primary Care
21st at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
26th at 19.00-20.00 - Interviewing Tips for the Practice Nurse Role
27th at 14.00-16.00 - MPSU - Mental Health in Primary Care: Part One
4th at 12.30-14.30 - MPSU Leadership Series: Finance for Non-Financial Managers in Primary Care
6th at 13.00-14.00 - Finding Out About Action Learning Sets
10th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
24th at 12.30-14.00 - MPSU - The Role of the Cancer Information and Support Service
27th at 14.00-16.00 - MPSU - Mental Health in Primary Care: Part Two
Download our Grow Notts Primary Care app for instant updates

Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

Introduction to Infographics

Thursday 15 September at 14.00-14.45

Join us for a basic introduction to using infographics, for beginners. It will discuss examples of infographics, designing and creating infographics, using the Canva software and more!

Registration closes 14 September 

Book your place at the Introduction to Infographics event

The Practice Nurse Role within Primary Care

Sunday 19 September at 19.00-20.00

This event will discuss what the day-to-day job role looks like, the skills and training needed to become a Practice Nurse and the development opportunities within the role and more!

Registration closes 16 September 

Book your place on the The Practice Nurse Role within Primary Care
Follow our Eventbrite page to be the first to register

...but don't worry if you missed it

We recorded it!

Couldn’t attend because of other commitments, trouble with logging in, (or simply forgot!)… you can catch-up on our events via our YouTube channel.
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How we’ve supported your development

The most important thing I learned was that everyone has different systems in place but at the end of the day our documentation needs to be accurate to the point and done in a timely manner, respecting patient confidentiality.

Delegate from the July Useful Tips on Record Keeping and Safe Documentation event 

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


Eating disorders training

There is currently an eLearning course around eating disorders training for health and care staff that covers how to identify and assess patients with eating disorders.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

BMJ Best Practice

Sunday 7 September at 12.30 - 13.30

In this free webinar, Kieran Walsh, BMJ Best Practice Clinical Director, explains how primary care teams can get the most from BMJ Best Practice, in practice, on call and during study.

Registration closes 2 September

Book your place at the BMJ Best Practice for primary care webinar

DREEAM Courses


Ranging August '22 - March '23

The Department of Research and Education in Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine and Major Trauma (DREEAM) courses cover a variety of clinical skills and cater for many different clinical disciplines, including bespoke training.

Learn more about DREEAM and their offers
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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.
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

We’re excited to share our new app – Grow Notts Primary Care available in all good app stores.  It’s your place to get up to date information about learning and development events coming up for the Nottingham & Notts Primary & Community Care workforce. 

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager

Apprenticeships are a key way for people to learn on the job, both for new starters and existing staff members. They provide an opportunity to gain a qualification while continuing to earn a salary.

Email Michele about opportunities
General Practice Nurses

We have been doing promotion around insight visits week for Undergraduate Nurses and have showcased our lower limb collaborative work at Notts Together Event!

Find resources for new to practice nurses
GP Assistant Spread and Adoption across the Midlands

We have an upcoming GPA drop-in session with two previous GPAs attending to share their experiences. We have progressed on our final evaluation and case studies. 

Learn about the GP Assistant project
Social Prescribing Link Worker Educational Community of Practice

We currently have plans to get in contact with Social Prescriber Leads to discuss future training needs and how the Multi-Professional Support Unit (MPSU) can best support Social Prescriber training.

Browse resources for social prescribers
BUILD Pilot: Building Insight, Learning and Development

Experienced facilitators coach and mentor primary care clinical colleagues who may be struggling at work, or may be off work because of health concerns or conditions on practice.

Contact the BUILD Lead for more info
Delegated Healthcare Tasks

We have now completed our work with Komplex Direct and have been communicating with NHS organisations within the system. We have set a date for a meeting with ICB Deputy Chief Nurses.

Learn about the DHT project
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: TBC

Email the MPSU team to join the CoP

ICS Primary Care ACP 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: Monday 19 September at 13.00-14.00

Sign-up to the ACP Network
Thank you to those who attended the first Respiratory Network meeting in July. We were able to discuss current respiratory work going on within our ICB, including children and young people's asthma updates and give input on new self-management plans being written for our asthma and COPD patients.

Gemma Bird, Practice Nurse Lead, member of the Nursing Community of Practice

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 13 September at 13.30-15.30

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: Tuesday 6 September at 13.00-14.00

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!

Email us to add your network to the newsletter


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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