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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 35, 17 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 traininghub@gpfirst
Featured Course

The Next Step in Leadership Pick and Mix Course
The Next Step in Leadership Course which has been developed for Staffordshire region.  The course consists of five stand-alone pick and mix workshops.

        In line with the findings from the Staffordshire Training Needs Analysis report, this course has been designed to explore communication, management and leadership skills, whilst taking into consideration the recent changes in the world, the NHS and how this impacts leaders; new and aspiring at PCN and Practice level. The workshops are aimed at new Practice Managers, those wishing to refresh their learning and colleagues who are aspiring to be leaders.

Workshop 1
Tuesday, 7 June 22 at 0900-1500Hrs
 Workshop 2
Wednesday, 15 June 22 at 0900-1500Hrs
 Workshop 3
Thursday, 30 June 22 at 0900-1500Hrs
 Workshop 4
Tuesday, 5 July 22 at 0900-1500Hrs
 Workshop 5
Tuesday, 19 July 22 at 0900-1500Hrs

For further information including the learning outcomes, please refer to the flyer.  To reserve your place please complete the Application Form 
and return to by Friday, 20 May 22
Wellbeing Corner
Quote chosen by Harry Moss, Administrator Staffordshire Training Hub 

If you would like us to feature your favourite quote, please
e-mail it to

Following on from the Virtual Wellbeing Week, during the month of May the Hub will replaying the excellent sessions delivered by the key note's speakers for those staff members who were unable to attend or wish to see them again.

To sign up or to find out more, please follow the links below:

Professor Michael West: Thursday 19th May 10:00

Sally Gunnell: Tuesday 24th May 13:00  or  Thursday 26th May 10:00

ARRS Update
National Social Prescribing Webinar Series
Working together to support
mental health in communities

25th May 2022, 13:00-14:30

Learning objectives: 
To demonstrate how social prescribing link workers, mental health link workers, mental health practitioners and health and well-being coaches can work together to provide a range of mental health support for people and communities through primary care.

To register your place:

Once you have registered for an event, you will receive a MS Teams joining link on the morning of the event.

FREE Places still available


Thursday, 19 May 2022 at 1200-1300Hrs
Please click here for the Course Flyer
Please click here for the Application Form
GP Update

Skilled Worker Visa
Sponsorship of Newly Qualified IMG GPs

The Medical Workforce Team at NHSE/I Midlands continue to support GP Practices and International Management Graduate (IMG) GP trainees, enabling the recruitment and retention of newly qualified GPs via a Skilled Workers visa. This will help increase the GP workforce and ease pressure on existing GPs.

 We are working collaboratively alongside Health Education England and with our Primary Care colleagues, Training Hubs, LMC, local VTS and GP practices to raise awareness of the Skilled Worker Programme to enable the recruitment of GPs following
completion of their UK GP training.   

 We support GP practices with the application process and help GP trainees seek employment to retain them in the Midlands as well as supporting other GP trainees out of area that would like to relocate to the Midlands.

 Our aim is to get as many Practices in the Midlands to hold a Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence. To generate interest from GP practices we are holding four drop-in sessions for GP practices to learn what support our team offers. 
These will be held on:
Friday 20 May 2022 at 1300Hrs
Monday 23 May 2022 at 1300Hrs
Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 1030Hrs

To book onto one of the sessions or for further information about the Skilled Worker Programme please contact:
Nursing Update
Evidence Based Practice
for Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 1800-2030Hrs
via MS Teams or F2F at the
Darwin building, Keele University 

The aim of the group is to facilitate ‘best evidence’ into practice by generating research questions that arise from clinical practice as a focus for enquiry and group activity. Come and join our group, established in 2015. We are expanding across Staffordshire.
 The group:-
  • Is a hub of the QNI
  • Meets four times a year at three monthly intervals
  • Is led and supported by nurse-academics at Keele
  • Universities’ Schools of Nursing and Medicine
  • Facilitates the integration of best evidence into clinical practice
  • Increases the research awareness of practice nurses and nurse practitioners through developing the skills for nurses to move from being purely consumers of best evidence to being able to question, appraise and use best evidence
  • Provides managers with evidence to support, change or remove services
  • Provides evidence of CPD for the revalidation process
Please contact Andrew Finney to book on via:

Staffordshire Training Hub
HEE Courses Expressions of Interest

We are now at the time of year where we are expecting final allocation of the fully funded Health Education England courses commencing in September 2022 and January 2023. 

We are pleased to be accepting applications for the three courses outlined in the table below.  Funding is not yet guaranteed and there will be a process in place if there are more applicants than places. 

Please take time to read all of the detail and complete the applications direct to the university and also complete an Expression of Interest Form to request the funding via the Staffordshire Training Hub at .  Each of the forms are embedded in the Table below for your ease. 

The Staffordshire Training Hub would like to hear from budding ACPs or those wishing to develop their GPN role as a Specialist Practitioner who are interested in this career development.  You would need to meet the application requirements and be accepted by your chosen University.

Please see the embedded flyers which offer information for your employer and yourself about the ACP role and the SPQ course.

Please Note:
  • The main reason for declined applications in the past has been linked to the lack of understanding and support of this role back in the Practice, so it’s so important that you have these discussions early on in the application process.
  • It is worth contacting your chosen University prior to your full application, to discuss your personal development as there are a number of pathways available and it is vital you choose the best pathway for you and your Practice.

30 JUNE 2022

Course University Website Link Course Info EOI Form

Specialist Practice GPN – Degree/PG Diploma
Wolverhampton Click here Click here Click here
Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing Keele Click here Click here Click here
Staffordshire Click here
Wolverhampton Click here

Birmingham City
Click here
Advanced Clinical Practice Keele Click here Click here Click here
Staffordshire Click here
Wolverhampton Click here
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
Staffordshire and National Activity

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

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs are delighted to announce a programme of PCN Organisational Development courses over the next year aimed at anyone within a PCN (clinical or non-clinical) with a leadership role

The attached flyer highlights all the opportunities available and more detailed
information is available via the webpage links provided. 

 Some courses have an expression of interest deadline of 27 May 22, so please ensure
that you register your interest quickly. 
 Where there are limited places on a course, the training providers will
assess answers provided in the expression of interest.

 If you have any questions please directly contact
Jackie Bryan, CCG Primary Care Lead - North on

Organizational Development Degrees: Why & Where To Study

NHS Employers
The Improving Staff Retention Guide

Retaining our staff is one of the most important factors for the NHS to deliver care in the forthcoming years. The Improving Staff Retention guide aims to support line managers and employers to consider the key areas which affect workforce retention. It is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for improving staff experience and morale, and reducing turnover in their organisation.
Improving Staff Retention Guide has been developed by the NHS National Retention Programme Team in collaboration with NHS Employers.  It aims to inspire those with responsibility for improving retention across NHS organisations to help staff feel happy and supported to achieve their individual ambitions while delivering the
highest levels of care.
Free Webinars
Impact of Long-Term Health Conditions
Friday, 27 May 2022 1000-1230Hrs 

 Designed to support Primary Care Networks (PCN’s) 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
Topics to be covered within the session include perspectives on health (WHO, Public health and Allied Health); social determinants of health in relation to chronic health conditions and health promotion and self-care strategies in long term health conditions.
Please click here to book on 

Mentoring Skills for Senior Leaders
Thursday, 09 June 2022 1700-1930Hrs

 The aim of this webinar series is to provide high quality mentoring skills development to senior leaders so that they are able to offer mentoring support to a wide range of individuals at different levels of seniority and in different disciplines within the Midlands area and to provide our talented leaders with tools and theories which will allow staff to work collaboratively, compassionately and in an inclusively diverse manner through engaging in curious mentoring conversations.
Please click here to book on

Population Health Led Strategic Workforce Planning Masterclass
Thursday, 08 September 2022 0930-1200Hrs
This masterclass will explore how a strategic approach to workforce planning can address current and future needs in primary and community settings. The session will focus on key principles of a population health led approach to workforce planning in primary and community care.  Examples of how this approach has been applied elsewhere will be shared and there will be opportunities for participants to engage in short exercises to enhance the learning experience.
Please click here to book on

This session will also take place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 1000-1330.
To book your place, please click
External Provider Events

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:

EMISWeb - Introduction to EMIS Web
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 1400-1600Hrs          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, 18 May 2022 1300-1600
Hrs          Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1600Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place

EMISWeb - Clinician Essentials
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 1000-1300Hrs
          Thursday, 19 May 2022 1000-1300Hrs
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs
          Thursday, 23 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place

EMIS – EPS Essentials
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 1300-1400Hrs
         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)

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 0930-1230 (Smithfield)

 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, 19 May 2022 0930-1230 (Smithfield)
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  

One Health and Care

If you have further queries, please directly e-mail Mike Jones, Senior Project Manager at

A Brief Timeline of Advances in Congenital Heart Surgery | Cedars-Sinai
NEW e-LfH Programme on Congenital
Heart Disease Now Available

 Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the North West, North Wales and The Isle of Man Congenital Heart Disease Network to develop a new e-learning programme on Congenital Heart Disease.

An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease provides a basic but essential overview of this condition and highlights the advances in paediatric care that have resulted in increasing numbers of patients surviving into adult life.

The resource also describes the specialist services required to deliver care at every stage of life. It is aimed at all NHS clinical staff who are not specialists in this subject but may need to care for patients with congenital heart disease in their current role. The resource will also be useful for all other clinical colleagues to understand the implications of congenital heart disease, as patients will access other services within the NHS throughout their lifetime.

The programme, which takes approximately 2 hours to complete, consists of 3 modules:
An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease
An Introduction to the Neonate or Infant with Congenital Heart Disease 
Acute Presentations in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

On completion of the programme, learners will gain a good understanding of this type of heart disease and know how to contact their nearest network and helplines.

Experts from within the field of congenital heart disease developed the resource, endorsed by the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA).

For more information and to access the programme,
please visit the
Congenital Heart Disease programme page

Following on from the two Social Care focussed Collaborative events held in 2021, this event provides an opportunity to hear from our partners about Social Care workforce developments and the implications for the wider health and care system. It will include a presentation from Skills for Care on Social Care reform and the Health and Care Bill, as well as presentations from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in the West Midlands and East Midlands on workforce priorities and opportunities for collaboration, eg how we can work together to achieve a sustainable workforce in the care sector.
This event is open to workforce leads, service providers, education providers and commissioners in ICSs across the Midlands region, as well as to colleagues working in leadership roles in social care workforce planning and development.

If you would like to book on to the event, please contact

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

Skin Tears
Friday, 20 May 2022 at 1300-1430Hrs

Exudate Management
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 1300-1430Hrs

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

FeNo Testing and the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

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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