Mid-September 2022



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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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Our apprenticeship webpage

Check out our new apprenticeship webpage on our website! We have provided information about the benefits of apprenticeships, examples of apprenticeship pathways, support to decide if apprenticeships are the right choice for you and more!

View our apprenticeship page here

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Your Health Your Way - Integrated Wellbeing Service 

Nottinghamshire’s new Integrated Wellbeing Service funded by Nottinghamshire County Council and delivered by ABL (A Better Life) Health. They offer realistic and practical support for people to make life long healthy behaviour changes. 

Link to resource


Upcoming NATH events

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
4th at 19.00-21.30 - CPD - Practical Assessment of Lower Limbs – Knee, Hip, and Foot Masterclass
6th at 13.00-13.45 - Basic Literature Searching
6th at 13.00-14.00 - Finding Out About Action Learning Sets
11th at 09.00-16.00 - CPD - Doppler Training and Update
12th at 13.00-15.00 - CPD - Priorities for Care in the Dying Person
13th at 13.00-14.00 - CPD - Personality Disorders in Practice for the Whole Team
17th at 19.00-20.00 - The Practice Nurse Role in Primary Care
24th at 12.30-14.00 - MPSU - 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 - MPSU - Mental Health in Primary Care: Part Two
1st at 12.30-13.30 - MPSU - Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness
23rd at 12.45-16.15 - CPD - A - Z of Frailty
29th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
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Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

CPD - Practical Assessment of Lower Limbs – Knee, Hip, and Foot Masterclass

Tuesday 4 October at 19.00-21.30

This event is for consulting clinicians in Primary Care such as GPs, ANPs, ACPs interested in this practical aspect of assessing orthopaedic and MSK conditions in Primary Care.

Registration closes 3 October

Book your place at the Practical Assessment of Lower Limbs – Knee, Hip, and Foot Masterclass

Basic Literature Searching


Thursday 6 October at 13.00-13.45

This session will focus on finding journal articles on a particular subject, to support your clinical practice and/or academic assignments. Led by Sarah Thomas, Primary Care Evidence Support Librarian.

Registration closes 5 October

Book your place at the Basic Literature Searching event
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...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

It was good to meet other members of the NHS, nice to have a different range of participants and understand how things are different in different areas

Delegate from the September Clinical Supervision Course event

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


Perinatal Mental Health 

The Perinatal Mental Health programme has been designed to help educate and develop the workforce caring for people with perinatal mental health issues.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

Creating Policy around menopause and what it can offer you

Wednesday 12 October at 12.30-13.30

This event will focus on what a Menopause policy should include and what this should offer you both as a manager and a member of staff. Open to all Primary Care staff.

Registration closes 11 October

Book your place at the Creating Policy around menopause and what it can offer you

Introductory Session of Neurodiversity by Jasmine Murphy

Thursday 3 November 14:00-16.00

It's an important aspect of the EDI agenda for the NHS; ensuring that we are more inclusive of the needs of our neurodivergent colleagues and of the population that we serve in our work.

Registration closes 2 November

Book your place at the Introductory Session of Neurodiversity by Jasmine Murphy
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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.

Physician Associate Graduate Preceptorship 

If you are a primary care organisation and have employed a newly qualified Physician Associate (PA), you will be eligible for a £5000 grant for a preceptorship year. 

Find out more and apply
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

NATH are delighted to be able to welcome James Baillon to the team as Data Analytics Manager who joined us 12th September.  We look forward to having his skills added to our team

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager

We supported 13 individuals into apprenticeships last month. We have sourced Levy funding sourced through Nottingham University Hospitals and Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

View apprenticeship opportunities
General Practice Nurses

We have done some promotion around the new to practice course. We have also supported the CARE programme on their lower limb work.

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

We are now midway through our GPA course. We continue to support and stay in contact with our current GPAs.We had a really successful GPA Drop-in session with support from previous GPAs.

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

We met with Social Prescriber Leads to ascertain the needs of the social prescribing workforce in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and how we can support them going forward.

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

This project has now come to a close.
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: Tuesday 27 September at 14.00-16.00

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 26 September at 13.00-14.00

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 27 September 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 12 October at 11.30 

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!

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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