Early August 2022


You said, we did!

Thank you again for your feedback on our newsletter! Earlier this year, 72 of our subscribers provided valuable insights on how we can improve our newsletter, and here is the result! We hope you find this easier to navigate and digest.

We’ve included new spotlight sections on toolkits/resources, e-learning opportunities, communities of practice you can join, and updates from our different workforce development projects. The new layout and design is split into clear sections so you can quickly jump to your areas of interest.

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Welcome <<*First Name>> to our Newsletter!
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

Click the purple, underlined links to jump down to the most relevant articles and use the ‘Back to Contents’ link under each article to return to this menu.

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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.

Visit our NATH website to find out more

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.

Under each section is a 'Back to Contents' link for quick navigation.

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Celebrate one year with the MPSU team!

In September, our team will be celebrating our one-year anniversary! The Multi-Professional Support Unit (MPSU) was set up to support the professional development of our increasing and diverse primary care workforce. The above poster summaries some of our engagement and feedback over the last year. We look forward to bringing you more opportunities over 2022-23!

Check out our MPSU Bulletins for the latest updates

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Talking General Practice Podcast

Listen to Dr Gemma Wilkinson, clinical lead of the Nottinghamshire GP Phoenix Programme discuss the programme's initiatives that aim to support GPs.

Listen to the Talking General Practice Podcast here


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)
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

Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

MPSU Leadership Series:

Managing Performance

Tuesday 6 September at 12.30-14.30

Join the ‘Managing Performance’ event to learn about setting clear goals, recognising performance, addressing performance issues, target audience and ARRS roles.

Registration closes 5 September

Book your place on the MPSU Leadership Series: Managing Performance event

PCN IIF Focus Group: Cardiovascular Prevention Targets (CVD-01 to CVD-06)

Thursday 15 September at 12.30-13.30

Join the 'Cardiovascular Prevention Targets (CVD-01 to CVD-06)' event to discuss the cardiovascular prevention IIF targets, how peers are addressing these targets and more!

Registration closes 14 September

Book your place at the PCN IIF Focus Group: Cardiovascular Prevention Targets (CVD-01 to CVD-06) event
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.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch what you missed

How we’ve supported your development

I have had a good overview of what is expected of me as a clinical supervisor, with some educational theory to support the new knowledge, this, in turn, has helped my confidence to give this support.

Delegate from the July Clinical Supervision event
June Events. 9 Hosted. 147 Attendees. 26 from Mid-Notts, 45 from Nottingham City, 39 from South Notts, 37 from other organisations. 98% would recommend. 55% heard from email / NATH newsletter.

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


New Wound Care education

This e-learning programme will provide the knowledge and skills needed to provide appropriate wound care treatments in any health care setting.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

10 Things I have learnt about EDI in my Career by Amber Sorrell

Thursday 11 August 12.30-13:30

Join this event to hear EDI expert, Amber Sorrell, outline her career journey and what she has learnt about diversity and inclusion along the way.

Registration closes 10 August

Book your place at the 10 Things I have learnt about EDI in my Career

Population Health Led Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass

Thursday 8 September at 09.30-12.00

This masterclass will explore how a strategic approach to workforce planning can address current and future needs in primary and community settings.

Registration closes 7 September

Book your place at the Population Health Led Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass
Browse all the Midlands Leadership Academy offers


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.

Healthier Futures Action Fund

The Healthier Futures Action Fund supports staff in NHS organisations to start projects to improve health and patient care and reduce inequalities.

Apply here for the Heather Futures Action Fund
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

Thanks to all who have shared thoughts on our Training Needs Analysis Survey. We’re working on the analysis of responses and will be using that to inform our planning for 22/23 and how it can support the use of the CPD and Workforce Development Funds.

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager
Student Placements

Last month, we placed 17 students in nursing placements across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We are also working closely to support one-day nursing placements across Primary Care.

Find student placement opportunities
Evidence Support Services

Sarah provided a presentation about OpenAthens and how to utilise it to access knowledge. She provided a session on medical poster design and took part in influencing skills training.

Utilise our Evidence Support Services
System Wide Advanced Clinical Practice Development

We continue to meet individual ACPs and trainees on a 1:1 basis to provide support, development and career advice and strengthen relationships with ACPs and their employers.

Browse ACP resources
Multi-Professional Support Unit (MPSU)

We are getting better event attendance as a whole. We have run appraisal, clinical supervision course, and management series events successfully and have more events in September!

Learn about the MPSU offers
Grow Notts Primary Care App

We have updated all content and begun finalising promotional material for the public launch. We have finished our beta test within NATH and will be working on fine-tuning the app.

Read about the GrowNottsPC App
Developing Social Care Nurses

We delivered days 4 & 5 of the masterclass programme. We also recently presented our Social Care Nurse Development plan at the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Nursing Network event.

Find social care resources
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 for Social Prescribers 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
The ICS Primary Care ACP network is gathering momentum in its membership and attendance. June had the highest number attend so far, with ACP updates from local to national level, and guests Lucia Calland and Hannah Godden speaking about the Nottinghamshire Area Prescribing Committee.

Kate Knowles, Co-Lead of the ICS Primary Care 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 27 September at 12.30-14.30

Email Gemma Bird 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 primary care 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 Bird to join the Catch-up

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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