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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 41, 28 June 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),
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or our courses or funded programmes.
Featured Course

 Health Coaching
Accredited Two-day Course

Day 1: Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 0930-1600Hrs
Day 2: Thursday, 29 September 2022 at 0930-1600Hrs

Free virtual course funded by the Staffordshire Training Hub

Open to: Clinical and non-clinical Primary Care colleagues, in particular Social Prescribing Link Workers and Care Co-ordinators. Please note this course is not suitable for Health and Wellbeing Coaches

Course Overview:
This two-day tailored course has been accredited by the Personalised Care Institute (PCI) and the programme has been designed by GPs and Educational specialists to provide the ideal environment for participants to learn coaching skills. The Facilitators who are working Clinicians, will be able to bring the learning to life with real examples from their own Practice and share their experience of coaching in clinical
and non-clinical settings.

Prior to attending this course, all participants MUST complete the following three free Personalised Care Institute (PCI) accredited on-line modules (total 135 mins) at: PCI Online Modules
• Core Skills
• Shared Decision Making
• Personalised Care and Support Planning

To apply for these courses, please complete the Application Form
and email the form to

To find out more information click here for the flyer.
Staffordshire Training Hub Go Live!

GP Update on
Saturday, 18th June 2022

It was great to see over 140 delegates at our GP Update with Red Whale.  We hope all participants enjoyed the day as much as we did!

Further face-to-face events planned for later this year, look out for the announcements in the Bulletin!


Wellbeing Corner

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Welcome to the first Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Primary Care Wellbeing Newsletter

This is an opportunity to promote and share anything health and wellbeing related to all Primary Care staff across the locality. Throughout the Newsletter there will a range of information on local and national resources to support
you or to share with your colleagues.

here to access the Wellbeing Newsletter.
Cost of Living Crisis Support
The cost of living crisis is having an impact across the country including our NHS staff, the cost of everyday goods is around 9% higher than this time last year and this has plunged millions of households in to hardship. 

Help and support:

You will find below resources below that may be helpful to you as financial wellbeing and support which we know is an evolving issue:

Money Advice Service for free, confidential and impartial money advice by telephone on 0800 448 0826, via WhatsApp to +447701 342 744 or via webchat to one of the Money Helper service team via their online portal at
Citizen’s Advice
Debt Advice Foundation
Money and Pensions Service
Help paying for your childcare
Discounts and offers:
Blue Light Card
Health Service Discounts
NHS Fleet
To find our more on support for our NHS people at and at
GP Update

If you meet the above criteria, please complete the Application Form and
return to the Staffordshire Training Hub at 
e-Learning for Health
NEW e-LfH Remote Consultation e-Learning Programme Now Available

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Health Education England to develop an elearning programme on remote consultations as part of a wider training recovery programme.

The resource consists of practical tips for educators and learners in medical and allied healthcare professions, to provide a generic ‘one-stop’
practical guide on remote consultation.

The session is designed to complement existing specialty and professional specific resources available from elfh and other education platforms.
Remote Consultations highlights the process of setting up a remote consultation clinic and the pitfalls in this environment with specific emphasis on appropriate patient selection, plus the benefits and limitations of remote consultations.

On completion of the programme learners will achieve several skills including:
•    Describing the benefits and limitations of a remote consultation  
•    Describing requirements needed and discussing patient selection
•    Describing measures in ensuring patient remote consultation

A suite of resources for trainers and trainees is also available for learners to access, including relevant links to websites, videos and papers.
For more information and to access the programme, please visit the
Remote Consultations programme page

Staffordshire and National Activity
Extending Fit Note Certification
As at 1 July 2022, legislation is changing which will allow registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Physiotherapists
to certify fit notes to patients.  

In addition to updated guidance being made available to employers and professionals in due course, from 1 July 2022 an e-learning package will be available via Health Education England e-learning for healthcare (HEE e-LfH) for applicable healthcare professionals.  

The Staffordshire Training Hub will disseminate
the link in the July 2022 Bulletin.
Current guidance for GPs available via the following link:
Chairing and Facilitation Training

The Midlands Leadership Academy have a series of 3 hour long Chairing and Facilitation training commissioned and currently out first date only has one person booked on. This course is for anyone in General Practice/PCN staff who chairs meetings or needs to facilitate group meetings. To book on to a course click the green reserve button at the bottom of the NHS leadership webpages. 

Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 0930-1230Hrs - 
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training – Midlands Leadership Academy

 Thursday 8th September 2022 at 0930-1230Hrs - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training – Midlands Leadership Academy

Monday 7th November 2022 at 0930-1230Hrs - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training – Midlands Leadership Academy

Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 0930-1230Hrs - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS and PCN Chairing and Facilitation Training – Midlands Leadership Academy

Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • In Conversation with… Denise Bowers sharing her experiences of IVF, miscarriage and beyond: Denise has worked for the NHS for approximately 10 years and is a member of the Improvement Directorate EDI Group.  She is going to share her experience with IVF, miscarriage and beyond and how we can support our colleagues to break down barriers in allowing people to seek support.  She is passionate about how we can use lived experiences to learn from each other and how to be a more understanding colleague and friend.
  • Support Resource for Ukrainians living in the UK: ‘Ukrainians Welcome’ is a joint initiative of British organisations fighting slavery and human rights. The website is funded by the Freedom Fund and its purpose is to provide useful information on the safety and life of displaced Ukrainians in the UK as a whole.
  • Understanding Marginalised Groups Access to Primary Care: Doctors of the World (DOTW), an independent humanitarian movement working in the UK and abroad, is working with University College London and the NHS to gain a better understanding of the issues facing socially excluded and marginalised groups when accessing GP practices in England.
External Provider Events

FREE Training Events
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

Contraception for Specific Population
Thursday, 1 September 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Do Kidneys really matter in Diabetes?
Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Menopause and HRT
Thursday, 8 September 2022  at 14:30 - 16:00 

Self-harm Awareness Training (Safeguarding)
Monday, 12 September 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Combined Hormonal Contraception
Thursday, 29 September 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15

Emergency Contraception
Thursday, 29 September 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15

Lessons Learnt - Safeguarding Adult Reviews
Thursday, 13 October 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Self-neglect and Safeguarding
Tuesday, 18 October 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15
To book a place on any of the above courses:

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