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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 43, 12 July 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 of the courses that are full (as there may be future dates available), please e-mail
Please could we remind you to check your Junk Email Folder in Outlook if you haven't received a response within two weeks of submitting an Application Form for any
or our courses or funded programmes.
Featured Courses

To secure your place: 
Please e-mail the attached fully completed and approved Application Form to the 
Staffordshire Training Hub Team at
by Wednesday, 31 August 2022.

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent ICB and 
Midlands & Lancashire CSU 
IT Training Programme
July/ August/September 2022

An updated 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.

EMISWeb Courses 
Docman 10 Courses
Microsoft Teams and Excel Courses
TPP – SystmOne 
and Other Systems

New for this quarter:
• Increased number of places to 15 on many sessions 
• More sessions per month for popular topics
• New course on Docman (Advanced) will be made available
• Excel essentials now available as Teams session, in addition to the classroom session available at Smithfields, Hanley
To secure a place, interested staff must register for an account with MLCSU Academy, using the Staffordshire registration code MLCSU575.

Please click here to see all course dates and links for booking on the MLCSU Academy website.
Wellbeing Corner

Recipe of the Month: 
Pasta Ratatouille Bake

Green beans, tomatoes and courgettes are all in season at the moment so they are at their most delicious!
Enjoy this simple yet tasty pasta bake for a taste of Summer.

Click here for the recipe.

Recipe chosen by Carrie Eckersley, Staffordshire Training Hub ARRS Facilitator and PCN Dietician 

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

Quote chosen by Dr Sheena Gibson, Clinical Director 
Staffordshire Training Hub 

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

Financial Wellbeing
Signposting to Support

With over 1.3 million staff working in the NHS, and in-work poverty affecting one in eight workers before the current cost of living crisis emerged, our NHS people are undoubtedly being affected. As the rising cost of living is having an impact on all staff, it is vital to support all NHS staff to have access to support and resources
around financial wellbeing. 

Below are a range of support offers and resources available to support colleagues:

NHS Staff Support Line Telephone Support Line

NHS colleagues can call this support line, provided by the Money Helper service, for free and impartial money guidance from Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1800Hrs.  
Call: 0800 448 0826

Add +44 7701 342 744 to your WhatsApp and send the Money Helper service’s national support team a message for help with sorting out your debts, credit
questions and pensions guidance.

Chat to one of the Money Helper service team via their online portal at 
Citizen’s Advice
Signpost to government tax free childcare support.
Debt Advice Foundation
Financial Conduct Authority’s register of independent financial advisers

The Money and Pensions Service

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, established at the beginning of 2019, and also engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice. They provide a range of support including Money helper.

Find our more on support for our NHS people at: 

To book onto any of the above workshops, please contact the Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub via
Apprenticeship Update
Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Offer

The Nursing Associate role is an integral part of a General Practice Team, Health Education England is pleased to announce a National cohort offer of 100 Trainee Nurse Associate places for General Practice to start in October 2022 with The Open University. These places are open to any new or existing staff within your Primary Care Network or General Practice.
Trainee Nurse Associates commencing the apprenticeship programme within Primary Care will be fully supported with the following funding:
Each Practive/PCN supporting a Trainee Nurse Associate will receive total funding of £8,000 over two years (£4,000 per year) 
• Each Trainee Nurse Associate will receive an apprenticeship
levy funding of up to £15,000  
• Each Primary Care Network will be able to claim 100% of the
TNA salary on the ARRS 

This is a fantastic opportunity to increase your General Practice workforce. Please forward to your networks and send your expressions of interest to the Health Education England National Nursing and Midwifery Team at by no later than Friday, 29 July 2022.

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact Helen Farnworth, Staffordshire Training Hub Apprenticeship Facilitator
Nursing Update

Queen's Nurse applications are now open!

The applications for the Queen’s Nurse title are now open.

General criteria to apply for the Queen’s Nurse title:

Currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (please make sure
your NMC record is up to date)
Minimum of working five years in a community or primary care setting
Currently working in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the
Isle of Man with people in their own homes or other community-based settings
including education
Must have support from your direct line manager who has
managed you for at least six months
Must have support from your professional/clinical lead who has
worked with you for at least six months
Must not be under investigation by the NMC
Must not be under investigation by your employing organisation
Must not be the subject of any disciplinary proceedings.

For more information on how to apply please see website here.
Staffordshire and National Activity

Impact of Long-Term Health Conditions

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, 12 September 2022 at 1000-1230Hrs
Monday, 26 September 2022 at 1000-1230Hrs
Monday, 10 October 2022 at 1000-1230Hrs
Monday, 24 October 2022 at 1000-1230Hrs
Monday, 14 November 2022 at 1000-1230Hrs

West Midlands Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention Event for Primary Care Networks on
Wednesday, 20 July 22 at 1300-1415Hrs

This webinar is aimed at anyone working within the Primary Care Networks with a particular emphasis on the PCN DES. We will discuss how to optimise your PCN’s performance for the DES and the upcoming Impact and investment fund targets.

Key topics will include:
The importance of CVD, the role of health inequalities, how the AHSN can support your PCN and discuss regional and national projects such as blood pressure optimisation, lipid management and AF and also cover various resources which can help you achieve the aspirations set out in the DES/IIF.

Learning Outcomes:
Improve awareness of the impact of CVD and how you can improve outcomes for your patients with practical advice and also help achieve the PCN DES and IIF aspirations.

Open to:
  • Anyone involved with the PCN DES
  • PCN CVD Leads
  • GPs
  • Pharmacists
  • ANPs
  • Practice Managers
To secure a place please click on the following link: West Midlands CVD Prevention Event for Primary Care Networks Tickets, Wed 20 Jul 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

e-Learning for Health
NEW! e-LfH Module Eating Disorder Now Available for GPs and
Primary Care Clinicians

Shared on behalf of the National Mental Health Programme, Health Education

We are pleased to launch, with Experts by Experience, NHS England and NHS
, and the charity Beat, new to online eating disorder learning for GPs
and primary care clinicians
. This learning will support primary care colleagues in
understanding and supporting people of all ages with an eating disorder.

The two learning sessions can be completed at the learner's own pace and take
approximately 30-40 minutes to complete each. The learning also includes an
assessment framework and a GP appointment involving an eating disorder
assessment role-play demonstration.

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of
any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates
and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.

To further increase the support for people with eating disorders, mental health
services, including eating disorder services, will see an additional £2.3 billion every
year as part of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions and an expansion of community-
based mental health care to provide support for 370,000 adults.

Alongside the expansion, HEE and NHS England and NHS Improvement are working
in partnership to develop and deliver a comprehensive training programme. This
programme will improve the support received by those with eating disorders,
including training in NICE-recommended psychological therapies, whole team
training and training for non-specialist staff to improve identification and support
throughout the system.

To find out more, visit the health and care staff eating disorders learning programme
. Additional mental health and eating disorders
learning can be accessed via HEE’s website.
Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • Research Support for Nursing: A key theme of the Keele University Conference in March 2022 was that nurses are struggling to find support for research in their working environments. Dr Andrew Finney, Senior Lecturer of Nursing & Post-Doctoral Researcher at Keele University's School of Nursing and Midwifery is founding a research group with the inclusive theme of Primary, Community and District Nursing Research.
  • Professional Body Portfolio Support for FCP Paramedics: Health Education England (HEE) are organising a day of interactive workshops to support paramedics working in First Contact Practitioner roles who may be struggling with their portfolio.
  • New Fit Note e-Learning is Available: HEE has developed guidance to support the 4 new professions who can legally sign a fit note. The guidance includes information about the knowledge, skills, experience and training they are expected to have before certifying fit notes. The guidance accompanies the elearning programme and can be accessed at (
External Provider Events

FREE Training Events

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

Diabetes - NICE Guidelines
Tuesday, 13 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

Patient Identification and Stratification in Diabetes and CKD
Wednesday, 12 October 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Lessons Learnt from Safeguarding for Healthcare Professionals
Thursday, 13 October 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Self-neglect and Safeguarding for Health Care Professionals
Tuesday, 18 October 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15

Emergency Contraception
Wednesday, 2 November 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Chronic Disease Management - Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Wednesday, 9 November 2022  at 12:30 - 16:00

Diabetic Foot and Its Complications
Tuesday, 13 December 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00
To book a place on any of the above courses:


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

Nutrition in Wound Care
Thursday, 21 July 2022 at 1200-1400Hrs

Exudate Management
Tuesday, 23 August 2022 at 1300-1400Hrs

Skin Tears
Tuesday, 6 September 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

Non-Medicated Wound Dressings
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

Nutrition in Wound Care
Friday, 4 November 2022 at 1300-1500Hrs

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management (Stop The Pressure Week)
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 at 1300-1430Hrs

Wound Bed Preparation – TIMERS & Debridement
Wednesday, 7 December 2022 at 1300-1430Hrs

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