Nursing Newsletter 19th February

Dear All

I am sure you are all looking forward to some kind of “business as usual” now that there are signs that COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations are going in the right direction.  We all look to Boris Johnson and his “road map” out of lockdown next week.  We need to brace ourselves for the “recovery phase” and ensure that each one of us has had some time to recover our own breath before we start the next dash!  Like every week, my plea is look after yourself and each other.

This week’s Edition

London Maternity Clinical Network: GP maternal postnatal check support

NHSE/I’s Maternity Clinical Network, would like to invite you to the upcoming Supporting universal 6-8 weeks postnatal check: London Maternity Clinical Network initiative.  This webinar will be taking place on Friday 26 February 2021 from 13:00-14:00.   

Event theme: Hypertension in pregnancy

► Long term health implications of hypertension in pregnancy

► NICE guidance: Management of hypertension in pregnancy and postnatally

► Practical tips to help translate guidance into postnatal care

► Case study and Q&A session


Please note that registration for this event closes on the Thursday 25th February at 12:00.


Webinar series: Restoring hope, 22-24 February

The three evenings will be a reflection on health equity through stories featuring GPs, primary care teams, patients, medical students, social prescribing link workers, community organisations, poetry and music. To secure your place, please register for the event.

Day one – Date: 22 February Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Day two – Date: 23 February Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Day three – Date: 24 February Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Patient Journey to Gold Standard Treatment –  event for you to organise at your practice/PCN Level

Everyone at UrgoMedical is in awe and appreciate all the hard work and dedication that you have shown during this time of crisis and we wanted to give a little back.  We are going to run a series of events, walking through the patients journey of healing together.  This event will have CPD modules, reflections leaflets (for revalidation) and most of all a fun online social event during this time of isolation.

What we need from you to help this event run smoothly: –

  1. Confirmation email of the dates you would like to attend on the attached sign up sheet.
  2. Place of work where we can leave the weekly “Lockdown Learning pack”.
  3. Any questions (these will be anonymous) you may have about the weekly subject so we can maximise learning.
  4. You have the beverage of your choice and snacks ready for the meeting and your comfiest chair so this is a nice relaxing enjoyable time.

This will be a safe space where we will share experiences and learn from each other

ICS SLAM BME listening event

The Integrated care system (ICS) in conjunction with South London and Maudsley (SLAM) is hosting a series of listening and engagement events for health care professionals working in Primary Care from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds within South East London (SEL) CCG. It has been an challenging period with the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately effecting the BAME community. The aim of these sessions is to inform the development of bespoke staff support services and improve access to these services.

Although all events will be held virtually, they will be safe spaces to elicit your views, needs, and concerns. Your contributions will ultimately improve emotional and mental support services for staff and ensure these services are responsive. These sessions will help to ensure that BAME staff voices are heard and represented to create a supportive inclusive and welcoming environment for all current and future staff.

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 to Eventbrite here.  Complete the registration form here or on Eventbrite and the link to the IAPT form here

Good Thinking – London’ Digital Mental Wellbeing Service

Good Thinking is London’ Digital Mental Wellbeing Service and promotes self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, sleep problems, low mood, and stress. Good Thinking promotes self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, sleep problems, low mood and stress. It provides free, 24/7, digital support to Londoners seeking mental health and well-being advice and help.   Good Thinking service is formally being extended to young people at the end of January, so look out for more details in the coming weeks. New resources on Good Thinking include teachers’ toolkit, an employer’s toolkit and student toolkit, supporting young people to be mentally healthy in university. There is also a section on Good Thinking for health and care professionalsIf you have not already used Good Thinking, have a look today: Or watch the YouTube video for more information here

New BBC Resources on Vaccine Scams

The BBC Asian Network has created some great content on vaccines scams and made it available on social media; containing videos in UrduSylhetiPunjabiTamil and Gujarati for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also find these on the BBC news website

Barnet is now live on the NCL GP Website

 This week the Barnet GP intranet moved over to the North Central London GP Website.

Content was moved from the Barnet GP website and users will now be automatically redirected to the []NCL GP website when accessing the Barnet GP website URL. Users will need to register for the North Central London GP website and select ‘Barnet’ in the area section to view only Barnet content. Your comments and feedback is welcomes. Please contact the NCL GP Website Team at


I would like to welcome Shakeira Gordon, who has just completed her GPN Trainee programme at Supreme Medical Practice and will be starting her new role as practice nurse at St Andrews Medical Centre.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

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