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OTH Newsletter October

Here is the October edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter. This has lots of information about our activities and events/training happening within Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for Primary Care.

This month’s edition has information on the GP Retention Programme, an Inspire Improvement nurse fellowship and a Lead Practice Nurse Conference.

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter October Edition

Nurses Conference - January 28th 2020

The Oxfordshire Training Hub are running a Conference for Lead Nurses on 28th January 2020 at the Kassam Stadium.

This conference will update, motivate and ignite positivity back in to the nursing roles in Primary Care.
The event will include Keynote Presentations, Workshops and Time for Networking.

Lead and Senior Practice Nurses across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West are proactively encouraged to attend and share their knowledge and experience at this event.

For further information and to book a place please contact teresa.beswick@nhs.net or mary.bowling@nhs.net.

More information regarding the key note presentations and workshops will be in the OTH Newsletter next month. If you are not already on the mailing list for this visit https://oxfordshiretraining.net/ and subscribe free of charge.

What are the challenges to staying healthy for your community

 

 

 

The Oxfordshire Wellbeing Network brings together local organisations – whatever their community of interest. It could be housing, health, faith, a residents’ association, village or Parish Council, Patient Participation Groups, neighbourhood support, caring, self-help group, luncheon clubs.

We have direct access to the most senior decision makers in health and social care services.

We want your organisation to join us to:

  • Have your say
  • Join the conversation
  • Be heard

To attend register here

Inspire Improvement Fellowship 2020 for Clinical Nurse Leaders

  • Are you a clinical nurse/midwifery leader?
  • Leading a team of nurses and /or carers?
  • Keen to expand your skills in facilitating culture change?
  • Interested in person-centredness and continuous improvements in care and services at the frontline of practice?

The Inspire Improvement Fellowship is a development programme for frontline clinical nurse leaders. It is a funded programme supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds in any health or social care setting (UK wide).

Key features:

  • Designed specifically for clinical nurse/midwife/health visitor leaders
  • The twelve-month programme starts January 2020
  • Compulsory attendance at three two-day workshops in March, June and Sept 2020 in the West Midlands
  • A bursary of up to £3000 to support you
  • Individual workplace visits and telephone support from the programme leader to support you

Closing date:  4th November 2019 (1pm)

Interested? Read about the benefits of being a Fellow and how to apply

Download the learning outcomes here

 

OTH Newsletter September

Here is the September edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter. This has lots of information about our activities and events/training happening within Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for Primary Care.

This month’s edition has information on the ACP Survey, a Practice Link Worker conference and a Building Leadership for Inclusion course.

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter September

Time for Care Quality Improvement for General Practice Nurses

Funded two day programme for the South East Region
14 and 15 January 2020
London city centre (venue to be confirmed)

“I gained a lot from attending the Quality Improvement workshop. It has been the highlight of my training this year. This should be offered to all nurses working in General Practice”. General Practice Nurse, Derby.

This programme is designed for all nurses working in general practice across the South East of England. It is one of a series being held across the country. As part of the Time for Care offer it is available through the General Practice Forward View and in support of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Attending the programme will provide you with:
• an opportunity to try out quality improvement tools and techniques and apply them to a change challenge of your choice
• reflection and learning with like minded colleagues from across the country
• an understanding of creating effective relationships to support your work.
It will show step-by-step how to use a number of tools and techniques, helping to build skills and confidence to make changes in your practice. Participants will need to bring a change challenge to work on during the programme – something you really want to improve back at your practice.
Your tutors will be experts in training and using quality improvement to make change happen. They are nurses, practice managers, GPs and coaches with a wealth of training experience.
This two day programme is run on consecutive days with accommodation provided for the middle night. Please note we are unable to reimburse costs for travel expenses and your evening meal.
Our programme received extremely positive feedback and demand is expected to be high so we would encourage you to request a place as soon as possible. A maximum of 35 delegate places are available, once these are filled, we will operate a reserve list.
To request a place please complete the online booking form by 18th November 2019. Link to online booking form: https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/time-for-care-quality-improvement-for-general-practice-nurses-67627
If you would like further information about this programme please contact
england.si-capcal@nhs.net

 

 

Graduate Certificate for General Practice Nurses at Bucks New University - Funded places

 

Health Education England- Thames Valley has funding to support nurses new to General Practice to undertake the Graduate Certificate for General Practice Nurses at Bucks New University.

This programme will be delivered as a blended learning course over 9 months starting each February and September. This means that students will attend face to face teaching and learning at Bucks New University, High Wycombe campus and will also be expected to complete online learning over the 9 months.

The nurse will need to be supported and assessed by suitably qualified and experienced colleagues in practice in developing a portfolio of practice.

HEE Thames Valley will provide funding for the course fees only.

For further details of the course please go here.

If you have recently employed or are considering employing a nurse new to general practice who has NOT completed any clinical competencies and would wish to undertake this course please contact us as soon as possible.

 

 

Nye Bevan programme - for aspiring senior leaders

 

JUST LAUNCHED
This unique, award winning leadership development
programme helps aspiring senior (clinical and non-clinical)
leaders working in health and care to build personal
resilience, confidence, influence, capabilities, relationships
and networks, to prepare for the challenges and demands
of executive director (or equivalent) roles. To find out
more click here.

 

 

Workforce Development

Results of the workforce survey and what we are going to do about it

 

Thank you to everyone who completed the workforce and estates survey! We wanted to share with you the results of the survey and how we are going to support practices moving forward. The info sheet here shows the key findings and the support that we will provide practices to help with this. Many of the projects are currently in the planning stages, but we wanted to share this with you now, so that you can use it in you practice/PCN planning. We will of course let you know when this training is available

 

 

This plan is a joint one between Oxfordshire Training Hub and Oxfordshire CCG. If you have any questions please contact racheljeacock@nhs.net and mary.bowling@nhs.net

 

 

Reflective Group for Healthcare Professionals

Cath Harvey (group therapist) and Andreas Kyrris (GP) have been facilitating reflective groups for the past two years. We use the well-established Balint group format with a focus on supporting our group members with the emotional impact of their work and helping them to think about the practitioner-patient relationship. We are looking to expand our GP group which meets on the third Monday of each month at Cowley Road Medical Practice from 7-8:30pm. Non-GP practitioners as well as GPs are most welcome to join.

If you would like more information, please contact Andreas at andreas.kyrris@nhs.net

 

 

Fully funded training for community pharmacy professionals

Postgraduate qualifications are becoming ever more important as pharmacy professionals are asked to take on new roles. Take advantage of fully funded NHS training to develop your skills and prepare for an exciting change in the pharmacy profession.

Courses start regularly and allow you to study online, with minimal or no face to face time, depending on the course. The training is funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund.

 

 

OTH Newsletter August 2019

Here is the bumper August edition of the Oxfordshire Training Hub newsletter. This has lots of information about our activities and events/training happening within Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for Primary Care.

This month’s edition has information on a General Practice Nursing Graduate Certificate Programme, the BOB wide GP Mentoring Scheme and Physician Associate Placement opportunities.

Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome.

OTH Newsletter August