July Newsletter for Barnet Primary Care Training Hub

Opportunity to support education and training in Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

Barnet Training Hub, in collaboration with Barnet Federation and CCG, are keen to develop the workforce of the emerging PCNs by ensuring the training and education provided is appropriate to the needs of the PCN and its workforce.  We are also keen to develop education and training capacity in primary care to support the development of the future workforce.

To help us achieve this aim we would like to appoint a couple of people per PCN (ideally one clinical and one non-clinical) to take on the role of training and education lead for their PCN.  The role would involve close working with the Training Hub and the PCN’s Clinical Director.  Please see the attached role description for more detail.

We can advise you if you do not know which PCN you are aligned to and who the Clinical Director is.

Please see here  for more information and for the job description.  Please note that final date for applications is 19th July.

Barnet Primary Care Training Hub Cardiovascular Update

We are delighted to share with you some of the feedback and highlights from the second Barnet multi-professional educational event. The event had huge interest with 120 delegates in the room consisting of Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Support Workers, Pharmacists, GP Trainees and GPs. Jacqui Hodgson, CPD Lead for the training hub said “It is always a challenge to provide education for such a wide range of clinicians, however, the evaluations show there was something on the day for everyone”.  With an audience consisting of a number of professions, a delegate added it was great that “all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team are on same page and well informed”

Speaker representation included Cardiology Consultants, CCG GP Leads, Community Specialist Nurses for Heart Failure and Diabetes, the Anti-coagulation Nurse Consultant, Public Health and our local GLL Better Leisure Manager.

To read more and view the presentations from the day please see here.

Opportunities to increase the number of Physician Associates working in Primary Care

As a result of the current workforce crisis, HEE has set a target of ensuring that there are 1000 physicians associates working in primary care by 2020.

There are already a number of Barnet practices that are currently hosting trainee Physician Associates and there are still opportunities available for practices in Barnet to host trainees for placements starting in September.  Please see the attached information and contact Sharon Ralph at barnet.cepncomms@nhs.net for more information.

Applications are open to all staff interested in joining the Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA) programme based at Middlesex University.

The Nursing Associate is a highly trained support role to deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings. Nursing Associates work independently, and with others, under the leadership and direction of a Registered Nurse, to deliver care in line with an agreed plan.

This is a great opportunity to upskill members of staff such as HCSWs who are looking to take on a role with more responsibility.  Once qualified, the nursing associate will be able to take on many of the tasks of your practice nurses, allowing practice nurses to spend more time on management of long term conditions.

Following qualification and successful registration on the NMC register, nursing associates will be eligible to undertake further training in immunisations and cytology .  For more information please look on our website and look at the attached FAQs or contact Sharon Ralph at barnet.cepncomms@nhs.net

The closing date to start the course in October is 15th July

The closing date to start the course in December is 2nd September

Pan Barnet Meeting on 11th September at Allianz Park with focus on Dementia

We hope you can join us for our next ‘Pan Barnet Event’ on Wednesday 11th September 2019

This will be a joint Barnet Federation, CCG and Barnet Training Hub event.

The event starts at 12.30 with registration and lunch followed by Barnet Federation and CCG business.  Following a break Dr Robert Tobiansky from BEHMT will be focussing on updating knowledge on:

  • What are the key points on the updated NICE guidelines on Dementia?
  • What services are there in Barnet for people with dementia and their families/carers?

Social Services, Age Concern, Dementia advisors, Alzheimers Society Jewish Care, Admiral Nurse will each speak about the specific services they provide for dementia followed by a workshop and a panel Q and A session The Eventbrite link for booking will be sent closer to the time, so please save the date.

GP placements urgently needed for UCL medical students – train tomorrow’s doctors and boost practice income.

GP placements are a vital part of medical training and have a powerful effect on students’ future career plans. UCL Medical School is currently increasing its group of North London teaching practices as part of plans to expand our undergraduate GP programme from September 2019.  Payment is available for each student placed, and any interested practice large or small, training or non-training, is welcome to take part.

We are particularly seeking practices to host just one or two students at a time for their 6 week Core GP attachment in year 5.  Core GP students attend the practice for three days a week over a 6 week period in order to experience every day general practice and primary care.

Practices hosting Core GP students will receive £1,188 from the medical school for each student placed. There are 6 attachments per year (Sept – July) so practices taking one student for all 6 attachments would receive £7,128 per year. Practices hosting a pair of students for all 6 attachments would earn £14,256 per year. Partners, salaried doctors, GP trainees and F2s can all be involved in supervising the students who are keen to see patients on their own eg in supervised mini clinics.

Please take a look at the GP Teaching website*, where you can find details of this and other undergraduate programmes, a teaching opportunities booklet and a short video explaining how GPs can get involved.

If you would like to have an initial discussion or to sign up for teaching, please compete our expression of interest form** and/or let us know by emailing pcphmeded@ucl.ac.uk. We can then arrange a convenient time to talk on the phone or to visit the practice to discuss opportunities further.

For further information please contact Barnet Training Hub at barnet.cepncomms@nhs.net or UCL via pcphmeded@ucl.ac.uk

Training and Development

Barnet Primary Care Training Hub runs a number of training sessions.    Please see the full list at https://www.barnetcepn.org.uk/events/.   We have highlighted a number of training opportunites below both organised by the Training Hub and other organisations.

Immunisation Update for PNs in Barnet

Annual Immunisation Update for Practice Nurses by Helen Donovan

Professional Lead for Public Health Nursing )

Date: 13th September 2019 1-4.30pm – lunch provided from 12.30pm

Venue: Barnet Education & Information Centre (Postgrad Centre) at Barnet Hospital

Click on the link below to book your place:  60 PLACES AVAILABLE


Core Consultation Skills – 1 day course for PNs and HSCWs

You will learn to . . .
• Develop active listening and non-verbal attentiveness skills
• Understand risk and the patient/client agenda
• Implement techniques to support shared decision making and planning
• Achieve patient-centred consultations

Date: 31st July 2019 – 9-5pm

Venue: Room 2 & 3, Finchley Memorial Hospital

Please confirm your attendance for catering purposes by 25th July 2019 by clicking on the link below: 20 PLACES AVAILABLE


 GP training End of Life

This training is being facilitated as part of the Quality Improvement QOF indicators for end of life care for Barnet GPs to support practices to achieve the maximum amount of QOF points, provide further information around Coordinate My Care (CMC) and provide general palliative practice support and advice. The meetings will be held by the CCG’s clinical lead for End of Life care, Dr Sarah Shelley together with members of the specialist palliative care community team from North London hospice. Please sign up to the meeting that works best for you. If you wish to attend, please contact the primary care team on barccg.barnetccgprimarycare@nhs.net so that numbers can be managed accordingly. It would be much appreciated if you send in proposed QI projects or questions you have or feel you need support with at least a week before the meeting you are planning to attend. If you have any concerns please contact Sarah Shelley by emailing s.shelley@nhs.net

Training Dates

Date Time and Venue
Thurs 11 July Greenfield Medical Centre: 13:00 -15:00

143 – 145 Cricklewood Lane, NW2 1HS

Wed 17 July PHGH Doctors: 13:30-15:3023 Temple Fortune Lane, Golders Green, NW11 7TE
Thurs 18 July Watling Medical Centre: 13:30 – 15:30

108 Watling Avenue, Edgware, HA8 0NR

 CMC Workshop – 23 July 2019 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm

A free education workshop hosted by Coordinate My Care (CMC) is available to help with the QOF Quality Indicator (QI) for End of Life Care.

There will be opportunities to learn how to use CMC and to have training around difficult conversations. It is open to GPs, GP registrars, Practice nurses, district nurses or anyone in your practice team that might benefit from the training. There are limited spaces available for this event, on a first come first service basis. This will be limited to one ticket per registration please click here to register.

Diabetes Training (MERIT course) for GPs, PNs and clinical pharmacists

The MERIT™ (Meeting Educational Requirements, Improving Treatment) Education programme is being held at:- Finchley Memorial Hospital Granville Road N12 0JE   on the following dates:

  • Pre insulin treatment for the management of Type 2 diabetes  – 14th August 9.15-4pm
  • Insulin Management for people with Type 2 diabetes – Wednesday 25th September 2019 9.15 – 4pm
  • GLP-1 therapy in management of Type 2 diabetes – Wednesday 5th November 2019 12.15 – 3pm
  • MERIT Update for previous attendees of MERIT Modules – Tuesday 16th October 2019 – 12.30 – 3pm

The courses are suitable for GPs, Practice Nurses and clinical pharmacists

Please contact Debbie Lawrence if you are interested in booking at dbla@novonordisk.com

Useful Contacts:

  • Any questions regarding booking or cancelling any course, please contact Georgina Marsden (Administrator) at barnet.cepncpd@nhs.net
  • For any general queries about any of the Barnet Training Hub projects, please contact Mandy Claret (Programme Manager) at barnet.cepn@nhs.net
  • If you would like to  add a course or information to the Barnet Training Hub website, please contact Danielle McKenna (Administrator) at barnet.cepnadmin@nhs.net
  • For any GPN or HCSW training requirements please contact Amita Shah (Nurse Development Lead) at amitashah@nhs.net
  • For general queries about the website, to add information to next months newsletter, as well as queries regarding the Trainee Nursing Associate course or hosting a Physicians Associate student please contact Sharon Ralph (Communications Lead) at barnet.cepncomms@nhs.net








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