Nursing Newsletter 12th February 2021

Dear All

It seems that the “beast from the east” has finally blown itself off and we can look forward to some milder weather. I do hope you have some time to relax and recuperate over the weekend.  I, for one, am planning a long walk this weekend to clear the cobwebs and get refreshed for next week.

In response to nurses who are non-medical prescribers,(NMP) we are proposing starting up a Multiprofessional NMP forum. This will include pharmacist and other allied health professionals who are prescribers.   If you are a prescriber or currently on the programme to become a prescriber, and would like to join this forum, please email Elizabeth Ayedoji who is based at Brunswick Medical Practice and has agreed to lead on this forum with support from Jacqui Hodgson.

NHS App now available for desktop PCs and laptops

The NHS App is now available via internet browsers on desktop PCs and laptops. This opens up another avenue of access to the NHS’s digital services to those that don’t have a smartphone or tablet device. More information on using the NHS app in your browser is available alongside the NHS Digital’s toolkit for the NHS App. If you have any queries about the NHS App uptake in NCL, please contact the NCL NHS App team at

Updated NHS safeguarding app launched

The newly updated NHS safeguarding app has launched. The app is a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens who want to increase their awareness and understanding of safeguarding. A flyer with more information is available. To download the app, scan your camera or QR code reader over the code in the flyer and it will take you to the app in your app store.

Trainee Nursing Associate programme Q&A

The TNA practice educator team will be running another Q+A session on Thursday 18th February  for anyone (managers, aspiring TNAs, nurses etc.) interested in finding out more about the Trainee Nursing associate programme or have any questions about the programme that they would like to raise.  The session will take place at 1:00pm and will be held on MS Teams.  Anyone interested please email Robert directly at: and he will send the link to join.  Please share with your health care support worker colleagues

Learning disabilities and autism advanced practice credential survey

Please see attached LDA AP credential survey and do please give your views.

The Power of General Practice Nursing Podcast

Please find the link here for all 10 episodes of this excellent series of Podcasts aimed highlighting the fabulous work being done by practice nurses and at raising the profile of general practice nurses.  Our own Shani Gubbay and Natalie Zhang are featured in Episode 6 and I was asked to contribute to Episode 10.

Information on BME listening event

You are invited to attend one of the 12 sessions which have been arranged with an option to join during a day (12.30) or in the evening (17.30). Once you sign up you will be emailed a link to join the meeting and a link to a data gathering form. In preparation for the meeting please complete the data gathering form. We look forward to seeing you!  Please find the link:

Complete the registration form here or on Eventbrite.

Registration form,  

IAPT form,

Job advert  – NCL Nurse Fellowship programme Lead

The North Central London Training Hub has developed a comprehensive fellowship scheme for newly qualified GPs. We are now looking to develop a similar scheme for newly qualified nurses who work in North Central London. The geographical area is the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington and Haringey. We are looking for a general practice nurse with experience of leading extensive workforce recruitment and retention programmes as well as education and development programmes for nurses and other primary care staff. If you have the knowledge and skill to work across a wide geographical area plus the enthusiasm to support the profession and create sustained programmes, we would like to hear from you.  The Programme Lead will lead the GPN SPIN Fellowship programme of work across North Central London.  Please find the NHS Jobs link HERE.  Closing Date 26 February 2021.

CapitalNurse February 2021 Newsletter

See attached the latest Newsletter which highlights all the fabulous work done at CapitalNurse

North Central London COVID-19 GP website and cancer pages
For the latest information on COVID -19, primary care staff are asked to regularly check the North Central London COVID-19 GP website. If you or a colleague would like to subscribe or submit content to the twice-weekly NCL GP newsletter, please email: Launched to improve how we communicate the fast-changing and large amount of guidance and information being shared, we hope you find them helpful. Barnet’s GP intranet will continue to be updated with local information.

Please do let me know of any new joiners or leavers in your practice

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Best wishes

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