There are numerous training opportunities available for the general practice workforce to expand their knowledge in specialised areas as they take on new roles. These can include an MSc or enhanced communication or management skills. Knowing where to look for information about what training and funding is available can be time consuming and frustrating. Contact us today about what you would like to achieve. We can help you look for training and potentially find some funding.
Courses currently supported by the Training Hub
Improving identification and diagnosis of dementia
Dementia remains a key priority in the Norfolk and Waveney STP area due to the increasing ageing population across all 5 CCG areas contributing to an ever-growing predicted incidence rate of dementia.
- 14th January - Central Location
- 28th January - North Norfolk Location
- 5th February - South Norfolk Location
- 18th February - West Norfolk Location
- 26th February - GYW Location
Both sessions will be delivered by Zena Aldridge, Dementia Nurse Consultant. This course would be suitable for all clinical roles within your primary care settings.
Mental Health Awareness
Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub are funding up to 24 places per session on this one-day Mental Health Awareness course in association with MIND, to support Primary Care colleagues with the development of their Mental Health Awareness. Please register your seat using the appropriate links below:
This course would be suitable for primary care colleagues from all levels and backgrounds clinical or non-clinical whomever you see most appropriate for your practice.
Mental Health Communication for non-clinical staff
Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub are funding up to 24 places per session on this 2-hour mental health communication course for non-clinical staff, in association with MIND. Please register your seat using the appropriate links below:
This course would be suitable for all non-clinical roles within your primary care settings.
Other local training opportunities
GPN Action Learning Set creating digital champion programme
NHS England are funding a GPN action learning set - creating digital champions course. The funding is for 12 GPNS across Norfolk and Waveney to attend the fully funded course (which is formed of two face to face Action Learning Set (ALS) sessions 10-12 weeks apart, with a webinar between the sessions) on the dates below:
- Monday 20th January, 5:30pm – 8pm
- Tuesday 3rd March, 5:30pm – 8pm
The webinar date will be agreed following the first session depending on attendees’ availability, but is likely to be scheduled for mid-February. Both sessions and the webinar must be attended to pass the course.
Basic Life Support
GP Careers Plus is offering you the opportunity to join this training session for Basic Life Support (BLS) on Thursday 5th December in Beccles. If you are on the GP Careers plus scheme this is the preferred BLS training option to meet compliance requirements.
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An apprenticeship is on the job training leading to a national qualification, available for both new and existing staff. Anyone over the age of 16, who is not in full time education, can apply to be an apprentice.There are different levels of apprenticeships with the most common levels undertaken in GP surgeries being intermediate (level 2) and advanced (level 3) apprenticeships.
The HEE Star is a tool developed by HEE to bring structure and coherence to conversations about workforce challenges and to support workforce transformation. Click the image below to use the HEE Star online tool: