Early 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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Congratulations Sharon!

We would like to say huge congratulations to Sharon, our Administration Assistant, who completed her Introduction and Improvers courses in British Sign Language! Both courses ran over 8 weeks, and she learnt basic signing like the alphabet, numbers, and colours, to even signing full songs.

Read more about Sharon's experience

Toolkits and resources spotlight


Home Rounds Training

Our own Michele Tuttle is currently providing face-to-face 90-minute bespoke training in REACT TO Home Rounds for care homes across the whole ICS.

Email Michele Tuttle to book


Upcoming NATH events

12th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
19th at 19.00-20.00 - The Practice Nurse Role in Primary Care
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 13.00-14.00 - Finding Out About Action Learning Sets
10th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
12th at 13.00-15.00 - CPD - Priorities for Care in the Dying Person
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
29th at 09.00-15.30 - Clinical Supervision Course
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Last chance to grab FREE tickets!

Interviewing Tips for the Practice Nurse Role

Monday 26 September 19.00-20.00

This event will provide Interview skills and tips for those applying for and interviewing for nursing positions within general practice.

Registration closes 25 September

Book your place at The Interviewing Tips for the Practice Nurse Role

Clinical Supervision Course


Monday 12 September 09.30-15.30

An event aimed at primary care colleagues who are involved in clinical supervision of new additional roles and existing nursing staff.

Registration closes 11 September

Book your place at the Clinical Supervision Course
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

Because of this session I will ensure there is a clear structure to supervision sessions by asking for learning objectives prior to the session

Delegate from the July Clinical Supervision event

Spotlight on an e-learning opportunity


Suicide Prevention 

This programme will support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help.

Find out more and register for the e-learning course

Training offers from our System partners

NHS Health Check Training for Clinical Staff

Tuesday 11 October at 09.00-16.00

This is a study day for clinical staff who deliver NHS Health Checks in primary care. The training covers all aspects of the programme, including a step-by-step look at what’s involved and why it's important.

Registration closes 10 October

Book your place at the NHS Health Check Training

Unpacking Power


Thursday 29 September at 11.00-13.00

A two-hour online collective inquiry into our experience of power in the workplace – and of the ways in which we might ethically improve our organisational presence and practice in this respect.

Registration closes 28 September

Book your place at the Unpacking Power event
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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.

 Phoenix Programme

If you are a GP needing advice about your career development, please liaise with a member of the Phoenix Programme who will be able to discuss career support options with you. 

Find out more
View all our different funding opportunities


Updates from our ongoing projects

Our Multi-Professional Support Unit training is open to all roles in primary care. Check out the autumn diary for the latest events.

Laurence Quirk, Programme Manager
Student Placements

We met with the University of Nottingham pharmacy team to agree on processes and the delivery going forward. We hope to obtain requirements from HEIs for 22/23 academic year.

Find student placement opportunities
Evidence Support Services

We led a teaching session with the Early Career GPs from the Phoenix Programme. We tailored the teaching to searches they would normally carry out in their day-to-day role.

Utilise our Evidence Support Services
System Wide Advanced Practice Development

We received approval from HEE Midlands to fund 26 individuals on the MSc ACP course. HEE have funded an additional 3 apprenticeship places, taking our total to 29!

Browse AP resources
Multi-Professional Support Unit (MPSU)

We continue to receive positive feedback! We have updated the MPSU web page. We are planning to liaise with social prescribing leads to help identify future needs.

Learn about the MPSU offers
Grow Notts Primary Care App

The app has been released and is available on all platforms. We continue to advertise the app, engage with stakeholders and add new informative content and events to the app.

Download the GrowNottsPC App
Developing Social Care Nurses

We have developed and delivered our final session! Early feedback suggests that everyone has benefited from the programme and would like to see it continue.

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 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 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: Monday 19 September at 13.00-14.00

Sign-up to the ACP Network
I've got my acceptance letter from Nottingham Uni! Thank you so much for your help. I'm thrilled....Can't thank you enough for your help.

A member of the Primary Care Community who we supported to get a place on the MSc ACP programme.

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: TBC

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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