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

 

Spirometry

Following recent expressions of interest regarding Spirometry training, the Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub has funded the below Spirometry courses. Please review ALL THE INFORMATION in the booking links below before registering your place, to ensure you book the appropriate course for your role and experience level. Please also ensure you have authorisation from your Practice Manager to attend before committing to any of these dates. 

  • Full Spirometry Course (ARTP Accredited) Multiple dates available - Central Location
  • Spirometry Assessment Only (ARTP Accredited) Multiple dates available - Central Location
  • Spirometry for Learners (Non-ARTP) Multiple dates available - Multiple Locations

Please click on the links above for information on which roles these courses would be suitable for within your primary care settings. 

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. 

  • 26th February - GYW Location   THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE

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 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 link 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:

  • 11th March - West Norfolk Location THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE
  • 25th March - GYW Location THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO NO ATTENDANCE

This course would be suitable for all non-clinical roles within your primary care settings.

PMA Workshops

Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub are funding up to 24 places per session on these workshops, in association with PMA (Practice Managers Association). Please register your seat using the appropriate links below:

Please click on the links above for information on which roles these workshops would be suitable for within your primary care settings. 

Mental Health Update

Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub are funding up to 50 places on this one-day Mental Health Update course on 5th November, delivered by Red Whale. Please register your seat using the link below:

This course would be suitable for first contact physios, paramedics, social prescribers, physician associates, pharmacy technicians, mental health professionals, dietitians, podiatrists and occupational therapists within your primary care settings.

Lead Manage Thrive

Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub are funding up to 50 places on this one-day Lead Manage Thrive course on 24th September, delivered by Red Whale. Please register your seat using the link below:

This course would be suitable for first contact physios, paramedics, social prescribers, physician associates, pharmacy technicians, mental health professionals, dietitians, podiatrists and occupational therapists within your primary care settings.

Further information

To find out more about the Training Hub click here. If you would like to subscribe to the Training Hub monthly newsletter to be informed of local and national training opportunities, click here. The most recent edition of the newsletter can be viewed here

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Apprenticeships

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.

For further information on apprenticeships in primary care click here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HEE Star

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:

HEE Star