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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 45, 26 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
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To request an Application Form please e-mail
Wellbeing Corner

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National and Regional Opportunities


Become a Veteran friendly GP Practice


RCGP is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to accredit GP Practices as 'veteran friendly'

This programme supports the Practice to deliver the best possible care and treatment for patients who have served in the Armed Forces.

Over 1,300 GP Practices in England are already accredited through this programme. We provide accredited Practices with access to free online training, support them to identify and code their veteran patients, and offer advice on referrals. While each accredited Practice must nominate a clinical lead, training content and activities are suitable for the whole practice to enhance your delivery of veteran healthcare.

After becoming accredited, 84% of accredited Practices said they feel they have a better understanding of veterans’ needs.  The RCGP provide accredited Practices with an information pack to help increase their understanding of the health needs of veterans, and the services available to them. 

Accreditation is voluntary, but is included in the key commitments of the NHS Long Term Plan, which states: ‘To ensure all GPs in England are equipped to best serve our veterans and their families, over the next five years we will roll out a veterans accreditation scheme in conjunction with the Royal College of GPs.’

The initial application comprises five steps and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  For more information, please email or click on the following link: Veterans' healthcare toolkit: Veteran friendly GP practice accreditation (

General Practice Fellowship Scheme

The Staffordshire Training Hub is recruiting for the 2022/23 Cohort of GPs and GPNs

The General Practice Fellowship Scheme is a national commitment announced in the NHS Long Term Plan.
The Staffordshire Training Hub funded scheme is a two-year programme of support, available to all newly-qualified GPs and GPNs working substantively in General Practice, with an explicit focus on working within and across a PCN and becoming an embedded part of the primary care team.

Who is it for?
The Fellowship Scheme is open to newly-qualified GPs who are within their first twelve months since qualifying and hold a substantive contract in general practice.

Benefits of GP Fellowship Scheme
It is a programme of support, learning and development post-registration, supporting GPs and GPNs to take up substantive roles, understand the context they are working in, become embedded in the PCN, and increase and maintain high levels of participation in the primary care workforce.

"It is helping me in three main ways: 1. Providing me with a support network of peers. This helps to de-stress and gain perspective. 2. Elegantly presented Leadership course which is very interesting. 3. Mentor is really useful - talking to someone who has been through the process before" March 2022

"Peer support meetings help me to be in touch with the other GP fellows, to get to know how other practices work, thereby learning from others. Good to have a network, where I can share information" June 2022

Programme Leads
For an informal chat or to find out more information please e-mail the appropriate lead:

For further information or to apply for this FREE course please refer to the Maudsley Learning website at Physical Health Care For Severe Mental Illness | Maudsley Learning
Nursing Update

Trainee Nurse Associate Apprenticeship Programme


The Nursing Associate role is an integral part of a General Practice Team and 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 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. 

To discuss further, please e-mail Staffordshire Training Hub Facilitator Apprentice Facilitator, Helen Farnworth at

Submit your expression of interest to the Health Education England National Nursing and Midwifery Team by return at by no later than Friday, 29 July 2022.

The Role and Value of Nurses in General Practice - An Opportunity for Input

The role of nurses in general practice is crucial in supporting clinicians to deliver high quality care. The huge value general practice nurses bring was recognised in the report Leading the Way: the role and value of nurses in general practice in England, which was published in December 2021, and highlighted not just the four arenas (practice, patients, community and wider NHS) in which nurses in general practice bring value, but also the distinctive way in which that is done.  

This is an invitation to General Practice Managers and Leads to discover where your practice sits as against the report’s findings, and help the Primary Care Nursing team with a small bit of information for the next stage of the
work via completing a survey.  

This survey is short and only has five questions and will gather information about your practice workforce – the nursing staff you have working in your practice and their qualifications. This combination of data is not available elsewhere, therefore we need to collect this data via this survey. We will be combining your responses on your nursing workforce with the latest NHS Digital General Practice Workforce data on your total workforce to develop a full picture of your practice, while also minimising the data we need to collect directly from you.  There is only a requirement for one return per Practice. 

While the survey is short, you may need to gather information prior to completing it. We therefore recommend you only open and begin the survey once you have collected the necessary information to complete the survey. The questions in the survey are available via
this website, through which you will also find tools to make collecting the qualifications data easy for you. 

Please click
here to complete the survey by midnight on Friday, 5 August 22.

With kind regards and thank you in advance for your help.
 Paul Vaughan, Deputy Director and Monique Audifferen, Head of Delivery
e-Learning for Healthcare Hub 

GPs and Primary Care: Understanding Eating Disorders

To support GPs and Primary Care clinicians in understanding and supporting people of all ages with an eating disorder, Health Education England, e-learning for Healthcare Hub has worked in partnership with experts by experience, NHS England and the charity Beat to launch two short 30-40 minute online eating disorder learning sessions. 
This is the first of two sessions which aims to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to identify and assess eating disorders.

It includes information on providing medical assessment and treatment, referrals and referral pathways to specialist services and the psychological impact of eating disorders on patients, their families and carers.

For further information or to complete the session click on the following link: HEE elfh Hub (

Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • The Staffordshire Training Hub General Practice Fellowship Scheme Graduation Celebration
  • Racism in the NHS - a documentary made by Keele University medical students, Alysha Harun and Hashvi Shah
  • Accredited General Practice Improvement Leads Programme for those working in General Practice including GPs, Practice Managers, Nurses, Reception Managers and Senior Administrators
External Provider Events

FREE Training Events

Autumn Programme

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

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

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

Face-to-Face Menopause and HRT
Wednesday, 9 November 2022  at 12:30 - 16:00

Face-to-Face Menopause and HRT
Wednesday, 23 November 2022  at 12:30 - 16:00

Diabetic Foot and Its' Complications
Tuesday, 13 December 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

For further information or 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

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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