Events, courses and opportunities

Events

Training Hubs Virtual Forum: Drop-in Surgery’

The team at Wessex Primary Care training Hubs (PCTH) are striving to be more available and easier to contact for all the Wessex GP Practices. From Tuesday 28th July, at least one of us from the hubs will be available to all staff working in Wessex GP Practices, via Microsoft Teams meetings between 1 and 2pm. These are ‘open surgeries’ where we will give you any updates on educational news and you can ask us any questions about learner placements, new roles, staff development or your own development, in an open forum.

Please email PrimaryCareTrgHub.WX@hee.nhs.uk with your name, email and surgery if you would like the Microsoft Teams link.

Training Hubs Virtual Forum: ‘Themed Topics’ Meetings”

The PCTH team will also be putting on themed topic meetings. This will enable all staff working in Wessex GP Practices to virtually attend sessions of interest to them to gain information about educational and development opportunities and how to access them. This will be via Microsoft Teams meetings between 1 and 2pm, every other Thursday commencing 30th July. Upcoming dates and topics include:

– 24th September: HCA development on level 2 and 3 apprenticeships

Please email PrimaryCareTrgHub.WX@hee.nhs.uk with your name, email and surgery if you would like the Microsoft Teams link.

If you have missed a previous meeting and would like to view the FAQs, please see below:

– 30th July: how to employ a new HCA on an apprenticeship and offer a career pathway
– 13th August: prescribing for AHPs
– 27th August: development of the GPN role
– 10th September: practice assessor and practice supervisor update

Courses

Bedside Emergency Assessment Course for Healthcare Staff (BEACH)

This course is aimed at experienced, unregistered, healthcare staff working in a healthcare setting to teach and understand how to recognise deterioration in patients. It teaches a structured and prioritised approach to assessment, care and escalation of concerns.

For further information, download the BEACH flyer. A separate date is available for the Isle of Wight course.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of ill mental health and provide help, on a first aid basis. Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs are approved to deliver this course to staff working in primary care settings. The cost of this course is £50 per person.

For further information, download the Mental Health First Aid flyer.

Opportunities

Transition to First Contact Roles in Primary Care module

Are you a registered AHP planning a move to a First Contact role in primary care? If so this brand new inter-professional unit, developed in partnership between HEE Wessex Primary Care Training Hubs and Bournemouth University, is designed to help you with this transition. Fully funded places are available on this 40 credit, Masters level, module.

For further information, download the Transition to First Contact Roles in Primary Care flyer.

Care of Clients with Minor Illness module

Are you a Nurse or AHP working in primary care? Do you want to increase your knowledge and understanding about managing patients with minor illness? If so, this introductory course from Bournemouth University will enable you to critically evaluate, audit and develop the care required for patients presenting with minor illness. Fully funded places are available on this 20 credit, Masters level, module.

For more details on the Care of Clients with Minor Illness module, download the information flyer.

Long Term Conditions module

Are you a Nurse or AHP working in primary care? Do you want to increase your knowledge and understanding about supporting those living with long-term conditions? This introductory course will focus on the skills and insights needed to provide effective patient-centered, evidenced-based, care across a range of long-term conditions in the GP surgery setting. Fully funded places are available on this 20 credit, Degree or Masters level module.

For more information, download the Long Term Conditions module flyer.

Further learning and development opportunities

Further learning and development opportunities are also available within HEE Wessex. Please visit our Learning and Development page for more information.