Another busy week in Paradise! I had the pleasure of ending my busy week by listening to some amazing projects being led by GPNs across NCL using the CARE programme. Our own, Karen Landi, presented her project which she focussed on the needs of bereaved patients in her practice. Such a sensitive and timely intervention to promote “healthy” grieving which in the long term will result in saving clinician time and possibly savings on prescribing. I am looking forward to this piece of work being taken forward in PCN 3 and then further out.
Pre-registration Student Nurse Placements
Invitation to a Virtual Joint Event with University of Hertfordshire Thursday 29 April 12.30 – 13.30. Calling all nurse supervisors and assessors to have a conversation with your practice colleagues to encourage placements. We need to increase nursing capacity in general practice, you have skills, knowledge and experience to teach the next generation of nurses. It would be great if we could have at least one student nurse placed in each of the PCNs to showcase the fantastic work that happens in primary care. I need your help to drive this at your practice level. See attached flyer for full details and the link for practice colleagues to join, followed by the SSSA update for nurses using the same link.
Trainee Nursing Associates – opportunities for October 2021 Start
Please see attached for upcoming Q&A sessions for practices looking to recruit nursing associate trainees. Please contact directly by emailing: Robert Adeusi at email@example.com to book a place
Move 4 You
The NCL Move4U Cancer Physical Activity Rehabilitation Programme offers a 12-session guided physical activity programme for adults who have had a Cancer diagnosis in the last five years and it is a particularly good way to support Cancer patients who are experiencing social isolation during COVID. The service is currently funded to May 2021 and we need your help to increase the number of referrals into the service and maximise the number of patients who can benefit from the programme, please could you identify 3 or 4 patients who would benefit from the programme.
We have created a new EMIS search to support you to identify eligible patients in your GP practice. The search identifies all patients who have had a Cancer diagnosis within the past 5 years.
For more info please see the Move4You: NCL Cancer Physical Activity Rehabilitation Service or if you have any questions, please contact Move4You on 0208 365 5138 or Katrina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Last chance to apply for the March intake
Applications for the Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management close 17 March. A fabulous opportunity for a GPN to do a Masters level diploma in Primary Care Management.
Apply now to enroll onto our masters level diploma, designed to help those working in primary care to develop the skills and competencies needed for managing primary care at scale. This diploma is also suitable for individuals who are looking at their training needs for the new to partnership scheme (N2PP). For full details on studying or how to apply call our team on 0117 457 3242 or email us. Apply here
CPCS Clinical Facilitator (ANP) Vacancy – exciting opportunity for Advance Nurse Practitioners
The Primary Care Development team at RCGP is currently recruiting ANPs to deliver online training to community pharmacists as part of a joint national project with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. You can find the job listing here: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/work-at-rcgp/rcgp-vacancies/cpcs-clinical-facilitator-anp.aspx . Or Email: Cassie Forbes at Cassie.Forbes@rcgp.org.uk
Convatec Wound Club – CPD Education sessions
See attached flyer for some virtual wound care training, book via the Eventbrite link in the flyer.
Interesting Article on Long Covid Read HERE