Simulation around Oncological Emergencies
Sequential simulation around oncological emergencies and compassionate conversations in cancer care for primary care health care professionals (HCPs) The International Journal of Healthcare Simulation (IJOHS) has published an abstract written by Jane Roome (GP tutor Kent and Medway and KSS GP fellow in Simulation), focusing on simulated oncological emergencies for healthcare practitioners in Primary Care. The abstract is an interesting piece to understand how simulation is being utilised in Primary Care. The abstract article can be found on the IJOHS website
Free forums & workshops for Practice Assessors in Primary Care
Canterbury Christ Church University are holding free workshops and forums for Practice Assessors and Supervisors in Primary Care. Click here for more information and dates.
GPN CARE engagement event – please register
Join us for the CARE Engagement Event: Thursday 01 December, 12:30-13:30pm Delivered by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC)
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT EVENT ON THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER: PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]
The CARE Programme consists of 8 x 2-hour sessions, with a focus on population health improvement and wellbeing and resilience. CARE is a learning and development programme that empowers general practice nurses and other primary care professionals to play a key role in their primary care network, to shape services based on population health needs and to strengthen their leadership. Focussing on wellbeing and building and harnessing resilience, the programme uses digital technology to connect primary care professionals and to support joined-up, multi-professional working.
CARE’s practical and person-centered approach has already led to more joined-up working in primary care networks, bringing together a range of health and social care professionals as a complete care community. This is not only helping with immediate acute care needs but is also supporting patients whose long-term conditions are likely to deteriorate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Primary Care vacancy: GP, Orchard End Surgery
A truly exciting opportunity to join their incredibly friendly team as a salaried GP. 2-6 sessions; £12,000 per session.
The 4,000 list size practice is in Cranbrook, Kent. Set in beautiful countryside with great local grammar schools and good links to London. They are a dispensing practice and achieve a good income. The patients are considerate and we are supported by a range of additional roles and an excellent, dynamic primary care network.
Plans are well underway for a state of the art combined GP surgery/community centre, set in the heart of our town. This gives the applicant exciting future possibilities of career development, perhaps in education or minor surgery and partnership.
The practice can offer the flexibility of extra leave during school holidays and hours of work.
Contact Dolina (Practice Manager) or Justin (partner) an informal call on 01580 231337 or email [email protected] for more information.
NHS Knowledge and Library Service webinars
The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub is here to help you quickly access the information and evidence you need. It connects you to a wide range of online resources specifically useful for nurses and midwives, during training, in practice and for professional development. For example, you can get access to The Royal Marsden Manual and a large selection of Oxford medical handbooks relevant to your profession or specialism. For webinar information and dates, click here.
New financial wellbeing session now added to All Our Health
A new elearning session on financial wellbeing has now been added to the All Our Health programme. Developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), the Money and Pensions Service and NHS England and Improvement, the resource is aimed at all health and care professionals to enhance their support for people in poverty or those struggling with their finances. It also provides information on how learners can look after their own financial wellbeing. For more information, click here.
Topol Digital Fellowships – Apply now
Candidates are invited to apply for the new digital health fellowships aimed at helping health and social care professionals build digital health expertise into their careers. The application window for cohort four of the Topol Digital Fellowship is now open and runs until 1 December. You can apply on the Digital Fellowship website. The Topol Digital Fellowship provides health and social care professionals with time, support and training to lead digital health transformations and innovations in their organisations. For more information, click here.
South East Leadership Academy Primary Care Offers
The South East Leadership Academy would like to invite you to attend and Share across your teams our Upcoming Events in regards but not limited to Primary Care. These sessions build on the success of Learning Sets for PCN managers in the South East over the last year. With expert facilitation, the sessions provide an opportunity for PCN Managers to seek and offer peer support relating to the unique leadership challenges of this role. The peer learning will also involve sharing perspectives and ideas while gently challenging each other to be bold and to try new things. The aim is for PCN Managers to feel less alone, to learn with and from each other and to build a network. For dates and joining link, click here.
Experience Led Care (ELC) Programme
In 2023 The Experience Led Care (ELC) Programme is launching an exciting new programme to help ensure primary care teams and their patients get the most from group clinics.
ELC has listened to your feedback and reflected on team experiences of training and making the change over recent months. In response, the team has created new training modules that we think will provide even more practical learning for everyone in your delivery team. With that in mind, ELC is running two sneak previews of our live virtual group clinic simulation training before Christmas.
There are FREE places for our ICB. This includes anybody working in a GP Surgery! You don’t need a voucher code to sign up for these two events. Just follow this relevant link to register.
Dermatoscopy Study Day – Jan 2023
The Association of Surgeons in Primary Care are holding a Dermatoscopy Study Day on 21st January 2023 in Birmingham.
The days guest speaker is Dr George Moncrieff, who is an expert in the world of Dermatology. The event has been designed to target certain topics, that will give delegates the training and knowledge to be more confident in their examinations and diagnosing of skin conditions.
The link to book the event is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/404166100687
Young people volunteering in Primary Care
Engaging 16-25 year olds in volunteering in Primary Care
Young people are very much invested in developing and engaging with their local communities and areas they live in. We witnessed the support from volunteers from all backgrounds and ages during the Covid-19 pandemic. Do you want to find out how engaging young people may support your organisation? Munya is our NHS Kent and Medway Youth Volunteering Project Manager whose role is a system approach to youth (age 16-25) volunteering. Working with health and care providers, he supports designing volunteer programmes, and engages with key partners including schools/colleges, Department of Works and Pensions (DWP), voluntary sector and youth groups in recruiting young volunteers.
For more information on welcoming volunteers into your practice, click here.
Primary Care survey: Domestic Abuse
Recent Domestic Homicide Review findings have identified that there are learning opportunities for agency partners around understanding coercive and controlling behaviour, including its far-reaching impact and the identification of victim blaming language within records that could influence others working with the individual. The Safeguarding Team would like to take the opportunity to obtain valued feedback from Primary Care. By completing the short survey via the link below they will be able to establish whether there are any gaps that we can offer on-going support for learning. Click here for more information.
SOUTH EAST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Nov/Dec 2022
Please click here for more information on Leadership Academy training in November and December 2022.
FREE Personalised Care training for all Health and Care professionals
Personalised care is one of the 5 key priorities within the NHS Long Term plan, which states that “people will get more control over their own health and more personalised care when they need it”.
A one-size-fits-all health and care system simply cannot meet the increasing complexity of people’s needs and expectations. Personalised care is based on ‘what matters’ to people and their individual strengths and needs. The Personalised Care Institute (PCI) are equipping health and care professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to help patients get more involved in decisions about their care.
Click here to access the Personalised Care Institute Website for your e-learning options.
Survey of Health and wellbeing coaches in primary care
Please complete this survey from NHS England, about health and wellbeing coaches in primary care Survey of health and wellbeing coaches working in primary care – NHS England – Citizen Space
The survey can help shape the content of our resources, share and learns and to increase understanding in the system around your roles and how they are being embedded and supported.
Updated guidance around the Paramedic role in Primary Care
Please use the following link to access updated guidance around the Paramedic role in Primary Care: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/paramedics-in-general-practice/
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) takes place from 18 to 24 November 2022 each year. It aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the continued importance of antimicrobial stewardship. Best practice is encouraged among the general public, health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.
There are several courses and webinars related to AMR and infections you can register on to below:
Register for the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance Report 2021 to 2022 webinar being held on Wednesday, 23 November.
Explore the Health Education England elearning for healthcare website, which contains a range of educational resources related to AMR and infections.
View the pdf here to see a list of webinars hosted by NHS England which you can register to attend this month.
Primary Care Vacancy: GP Assistant (GPA)
Primary Care Vacancy: GP Assistant (GPA), St Andrews Medical Centre. Applications are invited for GP Assistant to support the GP(s) smooth running of clinics by performing the more routine administration and clinical tasks on behalf of the GP freeing up their time to focus on the patient. Click here for more information on the role.
Action Learning Set Facilitator Training
A mixture of theoretical and experiential learning, covering everything you need to become an action learning facilitator. Click here for more information.
Half-Day Physical Health Care for People with Severe Mental Illness
The Service Delivery Team at Maudsley Learning are holding a half-day ‘Physical Health Care for People with Severe Mental Illness’ course. The course is free for attendees and there is availability across our November, December, January and March sessions. Click here for more information.
Trans Awareness Week
HEE have organised several events happening over November in celebration of Trans Awareness Week. Click here to view events.
The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Prevent e-learning module
The e-learning has been developed specifically for GPs and introduces Prevent, explains the important role of primary care in Prevent and offers information on spotting the signs of radicalisation. Click here for more information.
Med Safety Week – November 2022
This MedSafetyWeek (7-13 November 2022) take the opportunity to learn more about reporting adverse drug reactions (ADRs) through the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) Yellow Card scheme. Click here for E-learning opportunities.
Making Every Contact Count training – November 2022
We can now confirm the first two dates of the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training for this year. Click here for more information and dates.
Upcoming PMA Workshops
Delivered as interactive web workshops, the new format sessions are adapted from our face-to-face workshops and will run as 2 or 3-hour online sessions. These workshops provide practice staff with access to practice-focused, interactive and dynamic online training which can be booked directly by the practice.
Each workshop is priced at £125 per delegate. See the full schedule of workshops here: https://pma-uk.org/pma-scheduled-workshops/
Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hub newsletter: Primary Care News
The Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hub publish a monthly e-newsletter, with training opportunities and news from across the 3 localities. Sign up to the mailing list: Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hubs (list-manage.com)
To view previous issues, click the following link, issues can be found under ‘Other resources & tools’: Resources | North Kent Training Hub
HEE Student hub – for PCN Educators
HEE have produced a helpful resource for Primary Care Network (PCN) Educators for building student induction packs; you can view the resources on the HEE website.
Bridging the Gap to Leadership project
The Bridging the Gap to Leadership project started in February 2021 and is a collaborative project between Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and the University of Brighton (UOB). Funded by Health Education England (HEE), the project has enabled CCCU to gain a deeper insight into the experiences of Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnic students undertaking practice placements in Health and Social Care settings.
The Bridging the Gap to Leadership project is intrinsically linked to the ongoing work at CCCU as part of the Closing Our Gap strategic commitments to addressing the attainment gap and addressing racial inequalities in higher education.
NHS Kent and Medway Green Plan Launch Event
The Greener NHS team welcome you to register on the NHS Kent and Medway Green Plan Launch event taking place on Tuesday 22 November 2022, 09:00 – 12:00, MS Teams.
Please use the following link to view the agenda and register your place: NHS Kent and Medway Green Plan Launch Tickets, Tue 22 Nov 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite
Primary Care webinars: More dates
Join the evening sessions (virtual) organised by Dr Jane Roome, Deputy Chair, West Kent. New webinars added. Click here for more information.
The Future of Primary Care webinar
The upcoming The Future of Primary Care webinar is on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 7 pm on Zoom.
Executive Lead for Primary Care, Dr Mohit Venkataram will be in conversation with Dr Amanda Doyle OBE, National Director for Primary Care and Community Services to speak about the future of primary care and community services.
Please find details of the event, including registration link: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/news/dr-mohit-venkataram-conversation-dr-amanda-doyle-obe
Primary Care Vacancies:
SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
The NHS Kent & Medway and the Training Hub teams would like to invite all SPLW to an online engagement event to launch the Kent & Medway Social Prescribing Link Worker Support Programme:
Thursday 24th November 2022 – MS Teams 11.30am-1pm Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kent-medway-social-prescribing-link-worker-support-program-tickets-453057275507
Clinical Lead for Population Health
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you, I am a GP in West Kent and have been recently appointed to the role of Clinical Lead for Population Health Outcomes for West Kent HCP. In this role I am hoping to use the knowledge that I have gained during my recent Public Health Fellowship to support practices and PCNs in identifying and addressing health inequalities within their population. I hope to work closely with yourselves and your teams to understand your priorities and support you in understanding public health data related to your population and generating targeted interventions to reduce health inequalities.
If you have any specific inequalities programs already running within your practice or PCN please let me know and please feel free to contact me with any related questions at [email protected]
I will over the next few months be in contact with practices/PCNs/Health Inequality leads to discuss this exciting area of work further.
Dr Sarah Westerbeek
Invicta Health Learning Available Courses – 2023
Invicta Health are running various online training courses early next year:
- Medical Terminology
- Fire Warden
- Chaperone Training
Please click here for more information, dates and joining instructions.
Cardiff University Research: Non-medical Prescribing
Led by Cardiff University, we have developed an electronic learning intervention (a 5 minute animation) to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing by nurse and pharmacist prescribers for patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs).
We are undertaking a small research study to test this intervention to see how acceptable it is to prescribers and if it changes prescribing behaviour. As you are a qualified nurse or pharmacist prescriber involved in the treatment management of patients with RTIs, we are inviting you to take part in this study. Please find attached below an participant information sheet with some information about the research. If you would like further information, please contact me at the email address at the end of this sheet. If you are keen to take part, please click on the link below. This will take you to the animation and the pre and post intervention on-line questionnaires. The questionnaires will take you no more than 5 minutes to complete i.e. 10 minutes in total to view the animation and complete the questionnaires. Prior to completing the pre-intervention questionnaire, you will be asked to tick a box indicating your consent to participate.
This study has been subject to ethical review by the Research Ethics Committee, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University, and has been allowed to proceed.
Yours sincerely, Professor Molly Courtenay
KSS Multiprofessional Appraisal Toolkit
Click here to view the toolkit.
Join the Healthcare Science Network
The network is designed to be accessible, inclusive, and open to anybody with an interest in Healthcare Science. At the click of a button, it contains:
Training and education pathway details.
CPD materials and webinar programmes.
Opportunities to network with colleagues and education establishments across the region.
Black History Month Training Hub events: Resources
October marked Black History Month and at the Training Hub we celebrated black history in primary care across Kent and Medway. Please click here to access the recordings and presentations.
Kent & Medway PRACTICE MANAGER CONFERENCE – February 2023
Kent & Medway PRACTICE MANAGER CONFERENCE for Practice Managers, PCN Managers, Deputy/Assistant Practice Managers
Primary care is changing: You are the driving force that makes things happen. This day is for you! Do not miss this event on the future direction of primary care and how you can support your practice over the next 5 years.
1st February 2023, 9:30am-4:30pm, Ashford International Hotel
Understanding the changes and horizon scanning – what is coming?
Future proofing the business of primary care
Increased workforce challenges
Increased focus on integration and Primary Care Networks leading the way
Expansion of primary care management – experience and skill set
Influence and Impact – Confidence, gravitas and impact – making your voice heard, so when you speak, people listen
Mediation – dealing with conflict
Employment Law – what you need to know
The 101 of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Resilience and wellbeing
Quality Improvement Methodology
Population Health Management
Guest speakers, to include Dr Claire Fuller – Author of The Fuller Stocktake Report
NHS Business Services Authority: Financial support for students
NHS BSA are responsible for assessing and paying NHS Bursaries, Social Work Bursaries and the Learning Support Fund to eligible pre-registration students studying on healthcare, medical, dental or social work courses. They administer the bursaries on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. They also administer the Education Support Grant which provides funding for social work practice placements. Read the brochure.
For more information on support, visit: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/student-services?msclkid=de63f140b43511ec8e6878960f4a3dd5
The 21st Century GP: What’s not to love? Networking event for GPs
Saturday 12th November 2022 9am-2pm at the Pears Building, Kent and Medway Medical School, Canterbury
Are you considering a career in General Practice? Are you an Associate in Training or GP and looking to diversify your career? Are you an AiT or GP missing face-to-face meetings and the opportunity to see and talk to colleagues?
If so, then we would invite you to join us for this exciting collaboration between KMMS and the RCGP Southeast Thames Faculty.
Our key note speaker will be Dr Martin Brunet talking on ” The GP Consultation reimagined: a tale of two houses”
Workshops include; How to be a GP with an extended role, Portfolio careers in GP, Simulation in Primary Care and Digital innovations and the future and there will be opportunities to meet representatives of the organisations that support us in Primary Care including Kent and Medway Primary Care Training Hub, Kent LMC and the BMA.
There will be plenty of time to network, meet and talk to colleagues over tea, coffee and lunch and remind ourselves of all that is good about being a GP.
Free to RCGP members (£10 deposit charged but refunded on attendance) and £10 to non-members. Please register using the link below or on the flyer attached. We look forward to seeing you.
Clinical Supervision Training for Nursing Staff to lead a Clinical Supervision Group
The course is interactive, using a variety of teaching methods and materials and encouraging discussion in a confidential environment. Participants will be given the tools and techniques to teach people about Clinical Supervision and to undertake the role of supervisor. This course is suitable for General Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Nursing Associates.
Date: Wednesday 30 November. 9am-4pm. Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clinical-supervision-training-for-nursing-staff-tickets-430843734207
For course objectives, click here.
PLT DATES 2023: PCN CEF EDUCATION LEADS AND PRACTICE MANAGERS – PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR TEAM
The Kent and Medway Primary Care Training Hub are pleased to confirm the 2023 PLT dates for your area, as per attached calendar. You will note there are 9 planned dates over the year for each area, with full out of hours cover in place from 1pm-6:30pm, via the usual channels of 111/ SECAmb and IC24/MedOCC. The Training Hub will be in contact shortly confirming the 3 topics for the PLTs we will be delivering next year, and your PCN CEF Education leads will be managing the agenda for the PCN delivered PLTs, ensuring there is training and development opportunities available for the full practice/PCN team. PLT dates here.
Clarion Domestic Abuse Conference events
To mark this year’s 16 Days of Action, we have organised a free online conference with a diverse range of webinars taking place over two weeks starting from Monday 28th November. In addition to these online webinars, we are also holding a face-to-face event to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on male victims. 1st December 2022 at Ashford Borough Council, from 10am – 2 pm.
The full list of online events, and speaker details are here.
Please feel free to share with your contacts, and for bookings please contact [email protected]
5 minute survey for GPs: Please fill in
One of our GP trainees in East Kent is completing a rotation in Clinical Leadership and Population health, they are working on a project to ‘Evaluate the understanding of the First Contact Paramedic role in primary care by General Practitioners’ to ascertain what information and resources may help. Please help their research by completing this 2 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDX8C6X
3-day PrePITstop foundation course: Diabetes
3-day PrePITstop foundation course focusing on essential type 2 diabetes and prediabetes management in primary care.
On 7th, 8th and 22nd February 2023 at 08:50am – 4pm. Free to attend, live and online. Register here: https://invictahealth.learningpool.com/login/index.php
For information on course modules, click here.
SRH Essentials in Primary Care course
Are you a primary care practitioner interested in developing your sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills? Then the SRH Essentials in Primary Care course is for you. The SRH Essentials Course is aimed specifically at healthcare practitioners working in primary care settings. It provides an interactive day with scenario-based learning, presentations, time for discussion and questions. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for staff. SRH Essentials is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. Click here for registration and course information.
Register now: Innovation in Community Nursing and Rehabilitation
NHSE and HEE are delighted to inform you that registration is now open for our forthcoming webinar: Innovation in Community Nursing and Rehabilitation on 18th October 2022, 12:30 – 2:30pm.
We will showcase six high quality examples of innovation in the community and our speakers will:
Share ‘system wide’ examples of best practice incorporating community approaches that promote roles and support services. This can be adaptable and flexible into different models of community service delivery
Introduce focused ‘Communities of Practice’ to share understanding, spread good practice and inform decision of the development of a Community of Practice to support you as leaders/managers
Greener NHS – Lunch & Learn event
Greener NHS has invited colleagues to their new programme of Lunch & Learn events, with the first being on Thursday 20 October from 12.00pm to 12:45pm. The session is called ‘Securing Board Engagement for Climate Emergency Action’ with James Dixon, Associate Director of Sustainability at Newcastle Hospitals, Sustainability Lead for NENC ICS and founder of the award-winning SHINE programme.
Preparing for your future as a nurse – online programme
Second and third-year nursing students can now access a new online learning programme called ‘Preparing for your future as a nurse’ on the NHS Learning Hub. Health Education England’s South East RePAIR team has developed an online programme designed for second and third-year nursing students nationwide to help prepare them for the transition into employment in the NHS and increase their confidence in taking that step.
The programme content is accessible online at any time and can fit easily around students’ university and placement requirements. Anyone with an NHS email address or a university email address can register to use the Learning Hub. If you don’t already have an account, you can register here.
Travel Health Course – November 2022
Whether you are new to practice or just looking for a refresher, our brand-new Introduction to Travel Health course has been developed for Registered Healthcare Practitioners, e.g. Practice Nurses and Pharmacists, who undertake travel health consultations. The cost of this two-day workshop is £130.00 per person. When: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2022, 09:30 – 15:00. For more information, click here.
National Recycle Week (17-23 October)
The wait is nearly over… National Recycle Week (17-23 October) is less than one week away! Participating in this week of activity is a fantastic opportunity to start or boost Walking Aid Return and Reuse schemes. Is your organisation getting involved? Find out how to get involved.
Health Care Support Workers and Maternity Support Workers Awards
Update from NHS England:
At the CNO Summit last week, Ruth was delighted to announce the launch of bespoke awards for healthcare support workers and maternity support workers. As we will all know, healthcare support workers and maternity support workers are at the heart of clinical settings and local communities up and down the country and make a real difference to the lives of patients and their nursing and midwifery colleagues every day. These awards will provide an opportunity at a national level to recognise the HCSWs and MSWs that embody our NHS values every day, in all that they do. For registration, nominations and more information, click here.
On-line Orthopaedic X-ray interpretation course – CPD points – £75
This course will provide you with an understanding of the normal and pathological appearance in orthopaedic radiology. You will leave the course with the knowledge to describe key radiographic measurements for upper limb, lower limb and the spine, and how to link those with orthopaedic decision-making. There will also be a chance to discuss with an expert panel.
Demonstrations of normal anatomy
Paediatrics & Spine included
Online. Cost: £75
Register using this link: https://orthopaedicacademy.net/courses/orthopaedic-x-ray-interpretation-course/
Education for Health – Training Courses
Click here for a variety of training sessions for primary care.
New resource for community pharmacy to help identify possible cancer symptoms – now available
A new elearning programme to help community pharmacists identify and respond to patients’ possible cancer symptoms is now available on Health Education England elearning for healthcare’s (HEE elfh) Hub. More information.
New online eating disorder learning on physical health assessments and monitoring
Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible. The physical health risks of eating disorders, physical health assessment and monitoring is a key aspect of care. HEE has worked in partnership with NHS England and the charity Beat to launch online medical monitoring eating disorder learning to support teams involved in this work.
The session takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and includes a medical role play demonstration. It aims to support staff members to:
understand why physical health checks are needed
sensitively approach a medical monitoring appointment
provide individual and their support networks with appropriate information and advice.
Health Disparities Webinar: using data and health literacy techniques to reduce inequalities
To address health disparities, there needs to be an increase in focus on improving health literacy, digital literacy and digital access. This short webinar will explore the newly available maps and online tools which use place-based geodata to identify levels of health literacy and digital access in your area. This webinar will also introduce the health literacy elearning programme. It will explain how to use the techniques as part of a series of steps to address local health disparities.
Ruth Carlyle, Head of Knowledge and Library Services, and Sue Robertson, Knowledge and Library Services Development Lead, will host this webinar and Q&A session. Join them on Thursday 20 October at 12.30-13:15pm. More information.
Tissue viability workshop – December 2022
This one-day workshop is aimed at supporting learning and increasing knowledge for those who have minimal experience with tissue viability and wound care.
When:12 December, 10am-3pm, online, £80 per person
Energy bills and energy efficiency awareness – Autumn 2022
As we enter the winter season, domestic energy prices in the UK will be going up again for the third time in the last 12 months. This document is here to provide all NHS staff with information, advice and tips on how to manage your energy bill, where to get support, how to make your home more energy efficient and how to make small changes to your habits that can go a long way. This information is provided in good faith, and you are encouraged to check the information provided directly with your energy supplier or online for accuracy.
Foundations of Managing Chronic Heart Failure Short Course
This course is delivered by Interactive Blended Online Learning including two pre-recorded lectures, videos and a minimum of five live sessions offered with a module support tutor to ensure learners get the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with peers. Next start date: 27 February 2023.
This Foundations of Managing Chronic Heart Failure Short Course is accredited by the University of Hertfordshire and is taught at Level 5/Diploma level. This course is aimed at any healthcare professional who participates in the delivery and management of care for people with chronic heart failure, their families and carers.
Cow’s Milk Allergy – Myth Busting Management – Short Webinar
Thursday 6th October 2022, 10:40-11:10
What to Expect:
• Common signs and symptoms of CMA
• Appropriate management in primary care
• Differences between EHF and AAF and the different products available
• Confirming the diagnosis
• Common questions parents may ask/myth busting
Speaker: Natalie Yerlett, Dietetic Lead for Dermatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor Practice Learning Forum – 2022 Dates
We are offering a learning forum to all practice assessors and practice supervisors. These forums are themed and provide an opportunity to explore topics related to practice learning. The forum will be facilitated by one of the Senior Lecturer Practice Learning Team. They will be interactive, there may be pre-forum material sent prior to the day to enhance the discussion.
Please email [email protected] to book a place. Your place will be confirmed, then joining instructions sent one week prior to the forum.
Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor Workshops – 2022
We are offering these refresher workshops to all practice assessors and practice supervisors. We will be working through the processes of supervision and assessment sharing and exploring your experiences supporting students.
Aim of the workshop: To understand and gain confidence in your role as a Practice Assessor/Supervisor.
Please email [email protected] to book a place. Your place will be confirmed and joining instructions sent one week prior to the workshop.
GPN Conference – Rescheduled date – November 2022
The General Practice Nursing (GPN) conference has been rescheduled! Join us as we celebrate Nurses across Kent & Medway!
When: Friday 18 November, 9:30am-4:30pm, Ashford International Hotel
This Conference will be a celebration of Primary Care Nursing Teams across Kent & Medway with:
Recognition of the work and skills
Acknowledgement of Achievements
Sharing Best Practice
Identifying CPD and Leadership opportunities for our GPN Teams
Register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kent-and-medway-general-practice-nursing-conference-tickets-418571577857
Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor Practice Learning Forum – 2022 Dates
Canterbury Christ Church University are offering a learning forum to all practice assessors and practice supervisors. These forums are themed and provide an opportunity to explore topics related to practice learning. The forum will be facilitated by one of the Senior Lecturer Practice Learning Team. They will be interactive, there may be pre-forum material sent prior to the day to enhance the discussion. Click here for more information.
Practice Assessor & Practice Supervisor Workshops – 2022
Canterbury Christ Church University are offering these refresher workshops to all practice assessors and practice supervisors. We will be working through the processes of supervision and assessment sharing and exploring your experiences supporting students. Aim of the workshop: To understand and gain confidence in your role as a Practice Assessor/Supervisor. Click here for more information.
Hypo Awareness Week: 3-9 October 2022 – Training
Next month (3-9 October 2022) is Hypo Awareness Week.
CDEP would love it if you and your staff complete their Hypo Awareness Training as part of this national diabetes safety drive. Click here for more information.
Training Hub Black History Month events – October 2022
October is Black History Month. Here at the Training Hub we are celebrating Black History by learning about our workforce. There are a variety of events in October. Sign up and come along! For information on our various webinar and to sign up, click here.
Clinical Coder – Clinical Terms Virtual Workshop
This web workshop will give delegates a clear understanding of both the transactional elements of SNOMED CT and the transformational change it has brought to GP practices. ** SNOMED CT® resulted from the merger of SNOMED® Reference Terminology (SNOMED®RT) developed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) developed by the UK National Health Service (NHS). As a comprehensive clinical reference terminology, it enables clinicians, researchers and patients to share comparable data while facilitating enhanced health reporting, billing and statistical analysis. For more information on the Clinical Coding webinar, click here.
02/11/2022 – MS Teams – 9.30am-12.30pm
Book your place on Eventbrite
35 places available, first come, first served.
Kent & Medway Neighbourhood transformation Programme – Applications open!
Health and social care has been transformed across Kent and Medway during the last 18 months of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This has not happened in a planned strategic way, but in a reactive all-hands-to-the-pump kind of way. There have been many successes and many costs. Digital transformation has taken centre stage to support the delivery of health and social care.
This programme attempts to model the hybrid future bringing together the three pillars of Leadership, Digital & Innovation and Quality Improvement. We will have the conversations that no one is having, pull apart the things that people believe are too difficult to pull apart and we will inspire our delegates to make a real difference to person centred care and support, enabled by digital.
Click here for more information on this innovative programme and application details.
HEE KSS EDI workshop dates
There are three available dates for EDI workshops which will run virtually on Teams 1400 – 1700. The workshops will be covering topics such as bystander training and inclusive language. These workshops are part of the ongoing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion learning sessions. HEE KSS is committed to reducing inequality and increasing belonging and inclusion. We have limited spaces for each workshop so to register your interest for a preferred date please use this link – https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/kss-edi-workshops
Skin Club – Webinar
The Primary Care workforce are invited to the next PCDS Skin Club on lower leg dermatology. The evening will start with a presentation from Dr Stephanie Gallard. The presentation will cover the common skin conditions seen on the skin of the lower leg in primary care, with diagnostic tips and pointers for treatment – as well as a few potential pitfalls! Julie Van Onselen and Dr Syreeta Daw will then discuss some case studies on common lower leg dermatology conditions focusing on practical management. Click here to access the booking form.
Primary Care upcoming webinars:
Evening sessions organised by Dr Jane Roome, Deputy Chair West Kent Training Hub. Short webinars on a variety of clinical tops. Click here for topics, information and registration links.
Florence Nightingale Foundation – Sessions
Session 1: Cultivating Courage and Maintaining Compassion Webinar: They are offering support for newly registered nurses and midwives in collaboration with The Bravest Path. We are delivering the webinar ‘Cultivating Courage and Maintaining Compassion’.
Session 2: Nightingale Frontline Sessions: Groups will meet in cohorts of six to experience and master techniques. Sessions will be facilitated by a highly experienced coach who is proficient in the method of co-consulting.
Click here for joining information.
Leadership Academy Black History Month events
Please click the following link to view upcoming Black History Month events in October 2022: Leadership Academy Black History Month events (northkenttraininghub.nhs.uk)
Leadership Academy September 2022 – Training Offers
Please click the following link to view upcoming primary care training sessions, led by the Leadership Academy: Leadership Academy September 2022 – Training Offers (northkenttraininghub.nhs.uk)
Chronic Pain Education Session for Mental Health Practitioners,Social Prescribers & Care Navigators
When? Tuesday8th November,11-12pm
Online (20 spaces available)
Kent Modern Slavery Conference ‘First Encounters’ – Book your place
Join Kent Police in Canterbury for a stimulating and informative day to learn more about the impact of this often-hidden crime and what role your organisation can play in combating it. For more information, click here.
Understanding the gut microbiota and how YOU can impact the future health of infants-Webinar
Understanding the gut microbiota and how YOU can impact the future health of infants with Cow’s Milk Allergy.
When: Thursday, 22nd September 2022 at 7pm
Guest speakers: Dr Vinod Kolimarala, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Karen Maxwell, Lead Paediatric Gastro Dietitian
To register E-mail: [email protected]
Expression of Interest for ePortfolio (supported) Route
The Centre for Advancing Practice is delighted to announce that funding has been secured for a second and third cohort to go through the ePortfolio (supported) Route. The Route has been specifically designed to enable recognition with the Centre for Advancing Practice of existing, experienced advanced practitioners, regularly working clinically in advanced practitioner roles, who have normally completed their advanced practice experiential and educational learning before 2017 when HEE’s Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England was published.
At this stage the Centre is gathering expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in being part of these second and third cohorts. The data collected will help us to determine demand for the Route going forward. We strongly encourage anyone interested to download and read the Centre’s briefing note about the Route before completing the expressions of interest form.
The ePortfolio (supported) Route summary briefing note can be found here
The expressions of interest form can be found here
We will be accepting expressions of interest until 5pm on 28 September 2022
Following an assessment of demand, the Centre will open the Cohort 2 applications window, further details will be made available in due course. We will look at prioritising applications for cohort 2 and 3 from those who have submitted expressions of interest.
LONDON METROPOLITAN MEDICAL ACUTE AND GENERAL MEDICINE CONFERENCE
LMM invite doctors across grades and specialties to join their upcoming LMM Annual Acute and General Medicine Conference on the 19th and 20th of November, 2022. It offers 16 CPD points and the content and proceedings will be archived and made available online, after the event.
Please follow the link to register: https://www.lmm.org.uk/upcoming-events Use the discount code WILL10, valid until 19/10/2022 to get 10% off.
They are calling for posters and abstracts. The deadline for submission is 12/11/2022. Please note that all authors must be registered.
Register for the Cancer Update Study Day Live Course for NHS Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance
Register now for a highly engaging and interactive online course, from the comfort of your home (or practice)! We’ll cover the latest changes in evidence and guidelines relevant to Primary Care. Our presenter will host the course live from our TV Studio, run interactive polls and Q&A sessions and offer practical tools to help you change your practice straightaway. Click here for more information.
Date: Saturday 8th October, 10am-4pm
ACP Strategy 2022/23
Please see link below for 2022/23 ACP strategy and the vision for Advanced Practice and Independent Prescribing.
Click here to view ACP Strategy.
Free access to the Knowledge and Library Hub
The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place. Funded by Health Education England, it includes:
journals, books and databases
clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
policy and management information and research literature
resources purchased nationally and locally
one-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library
Sustainability Nursing Conference: Making greener nursing and midwifery practice a reality
The Royal College of Nursing and NHS England host the first online five nations nursing and midwifery conference on Tuesday, 11 October.
Those attending will gain insight into the latest global nursing and midwifery developments in sustainability and the integral role the professions can play in tackling climate change while improving patient care. This conference is free and open to anyone working in nursing or midwifery in all care settings. Book your place today
Long Covid Education Event
An update session on Managing Long Covid in Primary Care, is taking place on Wednesday 28th September 2022, from 7.30pm to 9pm.
For more information and to register please use the Eventbrite link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/update-on-managing-long-covid-in-primary-care-tickets-412908669947
Online Learning Opportunity: Young Black Men Crisis Tools Guides
Building on the success of the core Crisis Tools launched in August 2021, HEE has worked with Healthy Teen Minds in partnership with 42nd Street, working with young people with lived experience, to launch an extension of Crisis Tools – Guides Supporting Young Black Men.
For more information, click here.
Macmillan Primary Care – Follow up Education Event for Cancer Care Co-ordinators
This course is open to all Cancer Care Co-ordinators, Social Prescribers, Care Navigators based in Primary Care, within Kent & Medway, who support patients living with a cancer diagnosis.
Aim of the event:
Understanding of Macmillan’s Nine Outcomes and how we can implement this into Cancer Care within Primary Care
Understanding Holistic Needs Assessments and how to implement them into Primary Care at the three months contact point (QOF CAN005)
Cancer treatments and understanding what happens in Secondary Care
11/10/22 – Edenwood Place Aylesford ME20 7EZ (9:30-16:30)
01/11/22 – Kenward Trust Yalding ME18 6AH (9:30-16:30)
14/11/22 – Digital Innovation Centre Hawkinge CT18 7SS (9:30-16:30)
To request a place on one of the above dates or for further information, please contact [email protected]
Aspiring Development programme for Band 5 Nurses
An exciting new career development opportunity for your Nurses is coming to NHS trusts across the Kent and Medway ICS this autumn! What is the Programme? The NHS Kent & Medway Aspiring Development Programme (Band 5 – Band 6 Nurses) is an innovative pilot programme that is designed to equip Band 5 Nurses from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and aptitude to plan their careers effectively, overcome barriers and move into Band 6 roles and new specialisms with confidence. For applications and more information, click here.
Fontus Health Dermatology Webinar – September 2022
Fontus Health have organised a Dermatology webinar for HCPs. 8th September at 7.30pm. With Dr George Moncrieff discussing “The Critical Therapeutic Role of Emollients in the Management of Dry Skin Conditions”. Register using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5752452846959255312?source=Wyn
Spirometry Performance and Interpretation Training dates 2022-23
RespiriCare are leading several Spirometry performance and interpretation training dates. From September 2022 until January 2023. For available dates, click here.
Listening into action event – October 2022
HEE are holding an event for Advanced Practitioners in Midwifery, Maternity and Women’s Health Advanced Practice in Paediatrics and Neonatology. Thursday 27 October, 2pm-5pm. For more information, click here.
Aspiring Directors of Nursing & Midwifery Leadership Programme
The Florence Nightingale Foundation along with Health Education England (South East) are pleased to offer a leadership programme to aspiring nursing/midwifery directors working in the NHS in the South East of England. For application information, click here.
Job vacancy: Care Coordinator – The Vine Medical Centre
The Vine Medical Centre are looking to recruit to the post of Care Coordinator to work within the Vine Medical Centre/ Primary Care Network multidisciplinary healthcare team. For application details, visit: Job vacancy: Care Coordinator – The Vine Medical Centre (northkenttraininghub.nhs.uk)
Job Vacancy: Nursing Associate – The Vine Medical Centre
The Vine Medical Centre are looking to recruit to the post of Nursing Associate, to work within the Vine Medical Centre/ Primary Care Network multidisciplinary healthcare team. For application details, visit: Job Vacancy: Nursing Associate – The Vine Medical Centre (northkenttraininghub.nhs.uk)
Celebrating Allied Health Professionals and Allied Health Support Workers conference
The Kent and Medway AHP Faculty and Placement Expansion Programme team are hosting a Conference to celebrate Allied Health Professionals and Allied Health Support Workers on Thursday 10th November at The Detling Showground. For more information, click here.
South East AHP Primary Care Peer Network Event
South East AHP Primary Care Peer Network Event. Thursday 15 September, 12:30-1:30pm. For ticket information visit: South East AHP Primary Care Peer Network Event (northkenttraininghub.nhs.uk)
Understanding Allergies – Information event
The Sadie Bristow Foundation, is a charity based in Kent dedicated to serving the allergic community.
The charity have organised an event on, ‘Understanding Allergies’ – an information led event for families and anyone caring for a child with allergies. The charity is holding the event on 24th September near Canterbury. For more information about the event and to get free tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/understanding-allergies-to-help-you-cope-with-allergies-confidently-tickets-397810791787?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
Clinical Notes Summarising in Primary Care
This is a half-day practical and interactive workshop delivered on Teams, designed specifically for summarisers within primary care to enable them to understand the purpose and significance of summarising both new patient records and incoming correspondence. Click here to sign up.
General Practice Nursing Conference: A Celebration of Practice Nurses
Book your place on the coming GPN Conference, Friday 16th September – 9am to 4.30pm at Ashford International Hotel with a full and exciting agenda targeting topics relevant to GPNs and different award areas. Click here for more information.
BMJ Best Practice for Primary Care – Webinar
Free, live webinar: BMJ Best Practice for primary care
BMJ Best Practice is the national clinical decisions making support tool, made free to all NHS staff, students and trainees in England by Health Education England.
Particularly useful for GPs and their multidisciplinary practice teams, Kieran Walsh, BMJ Best Practice Clinical Director, will talk to primary care colleagues about how best to use the tool and its many benefits, in practice, on call and during study.
The short, 30 minute webinar will take place on Wednesday 7 September at 12.30pm. Click here for more information.
Diabetes awareness: Supporting people with mental health conditions
Online Webinar. 31 August, 9am-1pm. For more information and to sign up, click here
Book your place on the New to Practice Programme
The New to Practice Programme is a national initiative designed to support newly qualified GPs, Nurses and Nursing Associates and to help them to gain confidence and skills to successfully begin their career in general practice and thrive.
For more information and to book your place read the New to Practice brochure.
Positive Behaviour Support Awareness+ Course
Virtual Positive Behaviour Support Awareness+ training courses. Click here for more information.
Wellbeing support for Primary Care staff
If you work in a general practice, community pharmacy, dentistry or optometry setting you can access the following services to support your mental health and wellbeing. Click here to access.
Apply for the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Programme
The role of a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) and use of A-EQUIP model (advocating for education and quality improvement) is well placed to facilitate support during this time. In order to provide further support to nursing staff, there is a need to increase the number of PNAs across the country.
For more information on this role and applications, click here
Domestic abuse can happen to anyone
Coercion and control can escalate or begin when someone is diagnosed and receiving treatment. Sasha experienced abuse at the hands of her long-term partner, when she became seriously ill. If you need help, in an emergency always call 999. For non-emergency support and safety planning, if it’s safe to do so, call: Kent: 0808 16 89 111, Medway: 0800 917 9948 or visit www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk.
Be heard – the LGBT Veterans Independent Review
The Armed Forces Network for Sussex and Kent and Medway is hosting an online session, on Monday, 22 August at 2pm. It will focus on theLGBT Veterans Independent Review into the service and experience of LGBT veterans who served between 1967 to 2000. Fighting with Pride, the LGBT+ military charity, who is leading the session, are keen for as many people as possible to feed into the review.
Email the network to find out more and get the MS Team link if you would like to attend.
Please pass these details onto anyone who may have an interest in the meeting and/or submitting evidence to the review.
NHS Armed Forces Health Podcast
This six-episode series, launching on Wednesday, 3 August, has been commissioned by the Armed Forces Public Patient Voice Group (AFPPVG).
The aim is to support the armed forces community to understand and navigate the NHS as well as empowering them to become advocates for their own health as a patient or family member of one. The guests are AFPPVG members who have given their time to pass on their expertise and experiences to help others.
The series, which can be downloaded through all podcast apps and channels, covers the following themes: What is the AFPPVG?, military medical experience and leaving, your GP, physical health, mental health, family and children.
Extra date added! A One Day Education Event for Cancer Care Co-ordinators. September 2022
A One Day Education Event for Cancer Care Co-ordinators
This course is open to all Cancer Care Co-ordinators, Social Prescribers, Care Navigators based in Primary Care, within Kent & Medway, who support patients living with a cancer diagnosis.
Aim of the event:
To gain an awareness of cancer prevention, risk factors, screening & its uptake, 2ww referrals, safety netting, diagnosis & treatment
To empower cancer care co-ordinators, who are involved in 3 month cancer care reviews and ongoing support to the patient through their cancer journey, to have the knowledge and skills to complete a review & signpost to appropriate services and care providers
Gain knowledge of the immediate and long term effects of cancer
To obtain the knowledge and tools to be able to signpost patients according to physical, emotional and practical support
Date available: 13 September, 9:30-4:30pm @ Digital Innovation Centre Hawkinge CT18 7SS
To request a place on the above date or for further information, please contact [email protected]
New ‘Preparing for your future as a nurse’ online programme on the NHS Learning Hub
Second and third-year nursing students can now access a new online learning programme called ‘Preparing for your future as a nurse’ on the NHS Learning Hub. Please share these details with relevant students in your organisation.
Following two pilots in the South East, Health Education England has developed an online programme designed for second and third-year nursing students nationwide to increase their awareness of the transition into employment in the NHS and increase their confidence in taking that step.
This programme provides students with information to help them transition from being a student nurse into their first post as a registered nurse. It covers:
preparation for your new role;
advice for when you’re searching and applying for your first job;
what to expect when you start;
how to make the most of the early stages of your nursing career, and much more.
Anyone with an NHS email address or a university email address can register to use the Learning Hub.
If you don’t already have an account, you can register here.
Healthier Futures Action Fund – Apply Now
A new Healthier Futures Action Fund from the Greener NHS is now open for applications.
The fund aims to support individuals and teams within NHS organisations to kick-start innovative initiatives or ideas that will improve health and patient care, reduce inequalities, and deliver value, while supporting a more sustainable health service.
From reducing waste in all its forms to the introduction of sustainable technologies, from new clinical pathways to active travel and cleaner air initiatives, the Healthier Futures Action Fund aims to support you to develop and roll-out a diverse range of health and care improvement projects, processes, products or pathways.
The fund is now open to individuals and teams within the NHS, clinical and non-clinical, for bids with a suggested range of between £3,000-£15,000.
Small steps add up. Find out more and apply for the Healthier Futures Action Fund today, to kick-start your sustainable healthcare initiative for better health now and for future generations. Applications are open from 6 July – 19 August 2022.
The Green Team and NHS Kent and Medway would very much appreciate the opportunity to coordinate any bids across the Kent and Medway system. Therefore please submit your bid to [email protected] and [email protected] by cop on Wednesday 17 August. They will be in touch shortly after with any questions and will submit all system bids together by the deadline on Friday 18th August.
Don’t worry if your not quite ready to request a bid for your project, there will be more opportunities for funding at a later date.
Book your place on the New to Practice Programme 2022/23
The New to Practice Programme is a national initiative designed to support newly qualified GPs, Nurses and Nursing Associates and to help them to gain confidence and skills to successfully begin their career in general practice and thrive
FULL BROCHURE: NTPP Brochure 2022
NURSING ASSOCIATES LINK: NTPP NA 2022
PRACTICE NURSES LINK: NTPP GPN 2022
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS LINK: NTPP GP 2022
Download and complete the Enrolment and Monitoring forms below to book your place, and return to [email protected] with your practice/line manager cc’d in. Thank you.
Simulation Training for HCPs in Primary Care
The Kent & Medway Primary Care Training Hub is delighted to offer the opportunity to attend the following sessions all centred around emergencies which may occur in a primary care setting.
Simulation offers a unique way of learning and the sessions are designed to enable participants to learn about the clinical management of the scenario and the non technical and human factors around teamwork, communication and leadership in a safe environment. These sessions are fully funded by the Training Hub and are free to attend to all healthcare staff in Kent and Medway.
There are three simulation training events:
* Oncological emergencies simulation training for Primary Care with the Kent and Medway Macmillan team
Saturday 11th June, 9-4pm @ Digital Innovation Centre, Folkestone. Book your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/324679885277
* Emergencies in Primary Care simulation training day
Saturday 2nd July, 9-4pm @ Darent Valley Hospital. Book your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/324760345937
* Paediatric emergencies in Primary Care simulation training
Saturday 26th November, 9-4pm @ Tunbridge Wells Hospital. Book your place on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/324778961617
‘I am delighted to say that the in-situ simulation training for COVID vaccination centres that the West Kent Primary Care Simulation Team has been delivering over the last 6 months has been shortlisted in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021 under the “Primary Care Initiative of the year” category.
This is a huge achievement for our small team and we are extremely pleased to be recognised at a national level. Thank you to all the PCNs and attendees who have joined our training and all your valuable feedback- it all helped get us on the shortlist!’
Dr Jane Roome, Lead for the West Kent Primary Care Simulation Team
Jane Roome, Reshma Rajagopal and Caroline Sweeney
Jan Campbell, Hayley Dunton, Rob Derrick, Louise Hopkins, Nicki Knight, Sarah Vigor and Jo Waugh and Daniel Grace who although he wasn’t able to join the sessions has provided valuable support with the scenarios.