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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 37, 31 May 2022
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Non-Medical Prescribing Course
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

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.

  • IRMER Update delivered by UHNM Medical Physics and Imaging Department in September 2022
  • Telephone Triage and Remote Consultation Courses open to all clinical staff and delivered by Dr Catherine Faarup in September 2022
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Featured Course
Keep Calm and Carry On Prescribing:
Non-medical Prescribing Update

Tuesday, 7 June 22 at 1300-1615Hrs
Thursday, 23 June 22 at 1300-1615Hrs
Tuesday, 19 July 22 at 1300-1615Hrs

Venue: Delivered virtually via MS Teams
Course Fee: FREE funded by the Staffordshire Training Hub
Facilitator: Fiona Peniston-Bird, Independent Non-medical Prescribing Development Consultant, nmprescribing
Open to: Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals Independent and Supplementary Prescribers
Aim: Update participants in recent Non-medical Prescribing developments and enable them to use their prescribing skills, legally and professionally to improve safe and effective practice and minimise the risk of litigation.

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
Staffordshire Training Hub Website
Wellbeing Corner

NHS England Looking After You
The NHS recognise that frontline primary care colleagues, both clinical and non-clinical, are continuing to work hard caring for their patients.
Individual coaching is available with a skilled and experienced coach who will work with you to discuss any area of your wellbeing that you would like to address. They will listen, ask questions and support you to develop practical strategies to cope with your situation and stay well.
It might be that by having a one-off conversation you will have all the strategies you need, or you might find a few sessions helpful, it is all led by you. Sessions are are delivered virtually or by telephone and available Monday to Friday between 8am and 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm.  
For further information please click on the following link NHS England » Looking after you too or Register and book a coaching session

Primary Care Wellbeing Survey
Tell us how you are


Thank you to everyone who completed the previous wellbeing survey back in January. Results show that wellbeing and resilience of the workforce remains a challenge. As we continue to work under many pressures, we encourage you and your teams to seek support if needed.

The latest wellbeing survey is now open for all staff working across primary care. The survey takes 10 minutes to complete, please let us know how you are and how we can further support you and your teams.

Our health and wellbeing support is available on our FutureNHS space. This includes our award-winning coaching programme, support for managing patients and promotional resources to share with teams.  

The closing date for this survey is 30 June 2022

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
On 6th February 2022 this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.  

The four-day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday, 2nd to Sunday, 5th June 2022 marks the culmination of events to mark this unprecedented anniversary.  

If you or your Team/Practice are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 in any way, we would love to share your celebration stories or photos in our bulletin!

Please e-mail or tag us on social media
Twitter: @StaffsTH
Facebook: Staffordshire Training Hub


Please kindly send us your updates by latest 6 June 2022

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ARRS Update

Midlands Regional Care Co-ordinator Network
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 10:30-12:00Hrs 
via MS Teams

This event is targeted at Care Co-ordinators who work with social care organisations who would like to develop their knowledge around adult social care and the support available for the workforce. This is the second session of the network, after its launch in February.
Based on feedback from the last session, this session will focus on person centred support and care plans and personal budgets with speakers including representatives
from Think Local Act Personal.  
In addition there will be an opportunity to share best practice and network with other professionals within similar roles in the Midlands Region.

 Click here to book on.
NHSE &NHSI-LD — NHS Benchmarking Network
 Next Date in the NHSEI Social Prescribing Webinar Series

Supporting the Development of your Personalised Care Workforce
22nd June 2022 13:00-14:30

This webinar will be introducing the draft workforce development frameworks for social prescribing link workers, health and well-being coaches and care co-ordinators.  Key elements of the frameworks will be explored, including competency frameworks, supervision, training and management for supporting employers to develop their personalised care workforce.  

To register your attendance for this event please use the following link, once you have registered, you will receive a MS Teams joining link on the morning of the event: 
Nurses Update
Developing Aspirant Ethnic Minority Nursing and Midwifery Leaders (DAL) Programme

 Nearly a quarter of nurses and midwives in NHS Midlands are from an ethnic minority background, rising to a third in some systems. However, evidence shows that experiences of these staff and their access to opportunities for development and progression, do not yet correspond with those of their white colleagues.
To address some of these differences, NHS England & NHS Improvement Midlands, in collaboration with the Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning Academy, have produced the Developing Aspirant Ethnic Minority Nursing and Midwifery Leaders (DAL) Programme.
The programme is open to colleagues who are currently Band 6-8A, based in any NHS care setting; including Primary Care, and aims to provide holistic, bespoke clinical leadership support for aspiring ethnic minority nursing and midwifery leaders. 
Cohort 1 of the DAL programme is now reaching its conclusion and applications for Cohort 2 will be open between 20 June 22 – 31 July 22.
To find out more about the DAL programme please contact Tom Warner, Clinical Workforce Equalities Manager –  
Staffordshire and National Activity
BBC Morning Live featured
Merepark Medical Centre, Alsager

We watched the BBC Morning Live segment on GP Practices and Merepark Medical Centre in Alsager was featured.  It was insightful to see all the pressures Primary Care face and it was great to hear about the changes they’ve implemented throughout COVID.

You can view via the following link, the segment begins 10 minutes into the video:
BBC iPlayer - Morning Live - Series 4: 26/05/2022
Free NHS Pension Seminars
A reminder for our clinical colleagues (e.g. nurses, GP nurses, midwives, AHPs and senior medical staff), particularly if you are close to retirement, that you can secure your place on a NHS Staff Pension seminars using the following booking link. Slots will be offered on a first come, first served basis:
  • Pensions Tax (Annual and Lifetime Allowance) on Wednesday, 1 June 22 at 0930-1100Hrs relevant for mid/late career, those affected or could be affected by pensions tax
  • Flexible Working and Pensions on Wednesday, 1 June 22 at 0930-1100Hrs relevant for mid/late career colleagues
  • The McCloud Remedy (April 2022 Pension Changes) on Wednesday, 1 June 22 at 0930Hrs or 1300Hrs may be relevant for anyone with service pre-31 March 2012 and after 1 April 2015

Learning Disability Awareness Event

Thursday, 23 June 2022 from 18:30–21:00

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust are holding the annual Primary Care/GP Event. Please see poster and the running order for the event.
The Microsoft Teams link is located on the poster and attendees do not need
to sign up to the event in advance
Working at Scale with Stakeholders to
Develop the PCN Masterclass

Thursday, 23rd June 22 at 1700-1900Hrs
In this masterclass you will be introduced to some inspiring examples of collaboration which have broken through boundaries will explore how you can work at scale to reduce health inequalities and develop services across the system. 
The masterclass will cover:
  • Understand stakeholders and what they need from primary care.
  • Considering the patient perspective and local health inequalities
  • Exploring local/regional opportunities for collaboration, multi-disciplinary working within integrated care systems, and effective resourcing. 
  • Introducing Total Quality Management and the contributing factors leaders can develop to improve quality in the PCN and beyond.
  • Action planning.
  • Participants will take away a Quality Management & Problem-Solving toolkit.
Click here to book on.
Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • HEE Funded Training and Development Opportunity: How to Increase Person-Centred Care in the Workplace
  • 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
  • Midlands Leadership Academy Impact of Long-Term Health Conditions Workshops
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:
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, 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, 23 June 2022 0930-1100Hrs
Click here to register and secure a place  

Docman 10 – Introduction and Administration
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

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

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

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