Statement Regarding Covid-19

Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub has taken the difficult decision to cancel all events organised with immediate effect, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The health and wellbeing of the community is our main priority. Please be assured that we are keeping up to date with the latest guidance around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

We want to ensure that everyone is aware of the following advice from Public Health England (PHE) recommending that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available. See hand washing guidance
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub will keep you updated once events are re-organised. Thank you for your continued support.

 

If you are interested in any of our published courses or wish to apply for funding for any other (non-mandatory) course please complete this expression of interest/course funding application form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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

Dementia- Improving Identification and Diagnosis

Dementia remains a key priority in the Norfolk and Waveney STP area due to the increasing aging population across all 5 CCG areas contributing to an ever-growing predicted incidence rate of dementia. This course, delivered by Zena Aldridge, Dementia Nurse Consultant, is suitable for all clinical roles within primary care.

Diabetes – Online Course 

CDEP (www.cdep.org.uk) is an online diabetes training tool that supports all levels of healthcare staff to build, refresh or confirm the diabetes skills relevant to their role. All healthcare staff (registered and unregistered roles) that come into contact with people living with diabetes would benefit from undertaking this online training.

  • offers a number of topics which are tailored to the role, area of work and patient/client group staff support
  • topics generate a certificate of completion and reflection document which can be used for evidence for appraisals or professional revalidation
  • is designed to be done in ‘bite-sized chunks’ as and when staff have time
  • can be accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access
  • makes diabetes training easy to undertake at any time, in any place, at work, at home or on the go.

Mental Health Awareness 

Mental Health is one of the key areas for the GPFV / Long-Term Plan. This course is offered in association with MIND, to support Primary Care with the development of Mental Health Awareness.

Suitable for clinical and non-clinical staff at all levels and from all backgrounds.

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health issue
  • Feel confident in helping someone experiencing a mental health issue
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health issue from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health issues.

Mental Health Communication for Non-Clinical Staff

Improve your confidence in supporting individuals through the practice by attending this course, delivered in association with MIND.

Mental Health Update

Dealing with mental health in a short consultation is difficult. This course, delivered by Red Whale, gives clinicians a range of tools and skills to use within a 10-minute consultation window, and teaches how to adopt a structured approach to mental health appointments in every day practice. Suitable for first contact physios, paramedics, social prescribers, physician associates, pharmacy technicians, mental health professionals, dietitians, podiatrists and occupational therapists.

Please register for the course on 5th November - here

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:

  • HR & Employment Workshop
  • CQC Workshop
  • PCN Development Workshopl 
  • Workflow Optimisation Workshop 
  • Managing Practice Finances Workshop

SPIROMETRY

It is not currently mandatory for all clinicians who practice spirometry to be on the ARTB register however this will be advisory by April 2021 and may change before this date. For further advice contact the Institute of Clinical Science and Technology ICST

Full Spirometry Course (ARTP Accredited)

This full ARTP Spirometry course, delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Clinical Science & Technology (ICST), is suitable for experienced clinicians who perform and interpret spirometry and would like to be added to the ARTP register.

Upon successful completion of this course, clinicians will be ARTB registered for 3 years.

The course includes

  1. a half-day workshop
  2. assessment
  3. online portfolio

Delegates will have access to online learning materials and tutor support provided by the ICST Spirometry Support Team. Delegates MUST commit to completing all three elements before registering for this course.

Dates for workshops and assessments will be confirmed in due course.

For further information please contact the ICST This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 02920 092828 quoting ‘Norfolk and Waveney Training Hub’

Spirometry Assessment Only (ARTP Accredited)

For ARTB-registered clinicians needing to renew their registration and delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Clinical Science & Technology (ICST). Suitable for clinicians who are doing/have done training with a third party or have sufficient existing knowledge.

Following successful completion of the assessment and online portfolio, clinicians are added to the ARTP register. Registration is valid for 3 years and clinicians are alerted by the ARTP 6 months prior to expiry to give time to prepare a re-certification portfolio.

The assessment includes a technical spirometry test on an individual and will be assessed by an ARTP examiner.

  • Norwich – 7th April 2020 (AM session) CANCELLED
  • Norwich – 7th April 2020 (PM session) CANCELLED
  • Norwich – 8th April 2020 (AM session) CANCELLED

These sessions will be rearranged. For further information please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spirometry for Learners (Non-ARTP)

Delivered by Lindi Staunton, ARTP-Registered Respiratory Nurse Specialist, this is suitable for Health Care Assistants and Practice Nurses who have never undertaken spirometry before but who will be responsible for recording spirometry readings within primary care. Having completed this course, learners will need to be mentored within their practice before practicing alone.

Suicide Prevention 

Delivered by MIND and suitable for GPs, this course aims to develop delegates’ understanding of suicide and increase their confidence in supporting individuals towards safe outcomes.

  • Strengthen awareness of risk factors for suicidal behaviours
  • Develop confidence to talk to people who may be feeling suicidal
  • Increase ability to develop a safe plan with people experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • Explore resources and services that support people managing their mental health

Coil Fitting 

If you would be interested in this course please complete this Expression of Interest  form

Pessary Ring 

This course will be delivered by Sandra Moloney – RGN RM MSc Community Gynaecology & Reproductive Health (Warks) BSGE Accreditation Hysteroscopy BSCCP Accreditation Colposcopy. Consultant Nurse Gynaecology QMC Notts.

Course content

  • · Vaginal Prolapse- causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, genital Atrophy and the use of topical Oestrogen
  • · Vaginal  Pessaries  - Choosing the right one, types, sizing and fitting, changing a pessary, identification of problems, case study
  • · Practical Session - fitting pessaries on pelvic models

For further information please visit www.mylitta.co.uk.  

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