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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 36, 24 May 2022
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Staffordshire Training Hub Courses
Staffordshire Training Hub Courses

FULLY FUNDED Staffordshire Training Hub Courses

To request an Application Form for any of the above courses, or to express an interest for any off the courses that are full (as there may be future dates available), please e-mail

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or our courses or funded programmes.
Featured Course

GPN Update
Date: Thursday, 16th June 2022
Time: 1000-1600Hrs (Lunch included)
Open to: Primary Care Nurses
Venue: Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, Stone, ST15 0NL
Course Fee: FREE! Fully funded by the Staffordshire Training Hub

Should You Update your website with something new every single day?
Course Overview: 
Keeping on top of all the changes to guidelines and the latest research can be a challenge, so 
the Red Whale team have done all the legwork for you. Written and presented by their ANP and 
GP team, this jam-packed one-day course focuses on the
priorities relevant to nursing in primary care.

What will be covered?
NEW NICE Diabetes guidance and all things gliflozin!
Asthma including: sustainable respiratory care and choosing inhalers
with a lower carbon footprint. 
COPD including malnutrition
Heart failure 
Menopause: how to support women with menopausal symptoms
Wound care: avoiding pitfalls
Obesity: Bariatric surgery and BMI in ethnic minorities
Plus lots more bread and butter primary care from nose bleeds to insomnia!

Also included:
Course attendance certificate and CPD credits 
A printed copy of the course handbook packed with additional content 
12 months access to, Red Whale’s searchable web-based resource with 
over 500 written articles updated throughout the year.

For further information, please refer to the flyer.  To reserve your place please complete the Application Form 
and return to by Friday, 3 June 22
Wellbeing Corner
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
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ARRS Update

HEE Funded Training and Development Opportunity: How to Increase Person-Centred Care in the Workplace

 Aimed at:
Leaders wanting to support employees to make change (through mentoring)

Employees who want to implement a change in practice in their workplace (they will be supported by a mentor).

The training is designed to equip staff with the skills to lead and implement change that will increase person-centred care in the workplace.
This is a great opportunity for employees to take some time to reflect on their experiences and understand how they can work with their colleagues to influence and make improvements that will increase the quality of care delivered.

Please see click here for further information and this short video provides a further
explanation of the programme.

Apprenticeship Update
What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.  Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

An apprenticeship includes: 
  • Paid employment with holiday leave 
  • Hands-on-experience in a sector/role of interest
  • At least 20% off-the-job training
  • Formal assessment which leads to a nationally recognised qualification
Further information can be found at :
Become a provider | Open Awards
Open Awards Functional Skills

For anyone that wishes to progress in their career with an apprenticeship, but doesn't have a level 2 qualification in English and Maths

Functional Skills Qualifications have been designed to help young people and adults develop practical skills in English, Mathematics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The qualifications are often a central part of a learner’s programme of study.

For more information on Apprenticeships or Open Awards Functional Skills please contact Helen Farnworth, Staffordshire Training Hub Apprenticeship Facilitator at
Nursing Associate to Registered Nurse Top-up 
BPP Education are offering a NA Top-Up, for starters from September that will complete before March 2024

BPP are running a NA Top-up Apprenticeship Programme which must be complete by March 2024 and enables employers to claim £8,300 per year (up to March 2024).

The pathways available are Adult, Child & Mental Health. If you would like any further information contact Helen Farnworth, Staffordshire Training Hub Apprenticeship Facilitator via 

As this is a top-up cohort any students applying will need to meet the following
entry criteria – GCSE/Level 2 Maths and English, Foundation Degree Certificate, full transcript and evidence of completed practice hours.

Staffordshire and National Activity

Impact of Long-Term Health
Conditions Workshops

Designed to support Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and other health and care professionals working in population health, participants will build
their knowledge and skills within this area as well as:

•    Develop skills in strategic planning for community based programmes for chronic long-term conditions and its implications on public health
•    Inform health care workers, carers and family members who live or work with people with chronic condition in self-managements and self-care to bring about life-long change.
•    To help people with long term chronic conditions regain their confidence, mobility, and return to exercise levels to improve and maintain their
quality of life and functional independence
•    To get guidance on how to re-navigate their way through the changes in the Health and Social Care system that have occurred post COVID.

To secure a place, please click on one of the workshops links below: 

Monday 27 June 2022 1000-1230Hrs
Monday 12 September2022 1000-1230Hrs
Monday 26 September2022 1000-1230Hrs
Monday 10 October 2022 1000-1230Hrs
Monday 24 October 2022 1000-1230Hrs
Monday 14 November 2022 1000-1230Hrs

NHS England is supporting the International Society for Hypertension’s May measurement month campaign, which raises awareness of the risks of high blood pressure and encourages people to get their blood pressure checked regularly.

Raised blood pressure is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide. We are improving awareness by helping people to get their blood pressure checked every May, completely free, all across the world.

With a quick arm squeeze, we could save millions of lives.  Be a part of it. Join in #TheBigSqueeze!

Click here for resources and communications to encourage people to ‘know their numbers’ and get their blood pressure checked in a community pharmacy to prevent heart attacks and stroke have been published.
Featured In Previous Bulletin

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs
PCN Organisational Development Courses

NHS Employers
The Improving Staff Retention Guide

Midlands Leadership Academy Free Webinars

Evidence Based Practice
for Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

HEE Courses - Expressions of Interest

e-LfH Programme on Congenital
Heart Disease

External Provider Events
*New Course Dates Available*
Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent CCGs and

Midlands & Lancashire CSU IT Training Programme


A new schedule of virtual IT Training is now available via the MLCSU Academy.  The creation of the following sessions follows the feedback in the DEPCS meetings and the Training Needs Assessment survey that many Practices completed with Staffordshire Training Hub.

To secure a place, interested staff must register for an account with MLCSU Academy, using the Staffordshire registration code
Please see below list of courses available, dates and links to the MLCSU Academy website:

One Health and Care
Wednesday, 1 June 2022 1000-1030       Tuesday, 7 June 2022 1300-1330
Thursday, 9 June 2022 1000-1030
        Tuesday, 14 June 2022 1000-1030 
Thursday, 16 June 2022 1330-1400      Tuesday, 21 June 2022 1400-1430
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1000-1030

Click here to register and secure a place  
EMISWeb - Introduction to EMIS Web
  Thursday, 26 May 2022 1400-1600Hrs   
Thursday, 9 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs                Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
Thursday, 23 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs       
       Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place 

EMISWeb – Admin and Reception Essentials

 Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1600Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place

EMISWeb - Clinician Essentials

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs          Thursday, 23 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place

EMIS – EPS Essentials
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 1300-1400Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place 

EMIS – GP2GP – Registration and GP2GP Essentials
Thursday, 26 May 2022 0930-1100Hrs
          Thursday, 23 June 2022 0930-1100Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place  

Docman 10 – Introduction and Administration
Thursday, 26 May 2022 1000-1200Hrs
          Friday, 27 May 2022 1000-1200Hrs
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
          Thursday, 16 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place   

MS Teams Overview
Wednesday, 1 June 2022 1000-1100Hrs
          Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1000-1100Hrs
here to register and secure a place    

MS Excel Essentials
(Face-to-Face in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent)

 Thursday,  23 June 2022 0930-1230 (Smithfield)
here to register and secure a place

 MS Excel Intermediate and Advanced skills 
(Face-to-Face in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent)

Thursday, 23 June 2022 1300-1600 (Smithfield) 
Click here to register and secure a place 

Cyber Security
Wednesday, 8 June 2022 1100-1200
        Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1400 
here to register and secure a place  

Please refer to the flyer for further information. If you have further queries, please directly e-mail Mike Jones, Senior Project Manager at

FREE Training Opportunities for all Health Care Support Workers, General Practice Nurses and Community Nurses

Wound Assessment and Dressing Selection
Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 1300-1500Hrs

Wound Bed Preparation: Timers and Debridement
Friday, 17 June 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

A&P of Skin / Wound Healing
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

If you would like to attend one of these events, please e-mail or call or text: 07398139432

FREE Training Events

GLP1 Receptor Agonists
Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Spirometry Update
Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

NICE Guidelines - Diabetes
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Thinking Beyond the HbA1c
Thursday, 7 July 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Breast Cancer and Alternatives to HRT
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Menopause and HRT
Wednesday, 23 November 2022  at 14:30 - 16:00 

Freelance Domestic Abuse, Adult Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act Training and Consultancy Part 1
Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 13:00 - 16:30

Freelance Domestic Abuse, Adult Safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act Training and Consultancy Part 2
Thursday, 8 December 2022 at 13:00 - 16:30

To book a place on any of the above courses:

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