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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 44, 19 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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Staffordshire Training Hub Website

General Practice Fellowship

General Practice Fellowship Scheme Graduation Celebration

The Staffordshire Training Hub is extremely proud to announce that our first Cohorts of GPs and General Practice Nurses have completed their two-year Fellowship Programme.

To mark the occasion, the Staffordshire Training Hub hosted a Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 14th July 2022 at the Moat House Hotel in Acton Trussell

The Graduates are as follows:

General Practice Nurses
Debra Shrewsbury
Amanda Shelley
Laura Slater

Dr Navyasree Arepalli
Dr Karthik Bhat
Dr Oseghale Eboiyehi
Dr Jane McPherson
Dr Meenakshi Nagarajan
Dr Shruthi Rao
Dr Simon Stuart

Congratulations to you all!

Thank you to our Keynote Speakers:

Louise Brady RN BSC Hons, Primary Care Nursing Lead, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Trevor Clower, Unpaid Carer

Brigadier (Retd) RG Simpson FRCGP, Chair RCGP Midlands Faculty, RCGP Veterans Champion and Professor of Military Primary Healthcare and Veterans Health

Also joining us at the event were some of our Year One General Practice Nurse Fellows - we look forward to celebrating their Graduation in July 2023

If you are interested in either the GP or General Practice Nurse Fellowship Schemes, then please email for further information.
Equality, Diversion and Incusion
Racism in the NHS
A documentary made by Keele medical students
The Staffordshire Training Hub would like to share with you the outstanding work of two Keele University medical students, Alysha Harun and Hashvi Shah, supervised by Dr Eva Lukšaitė (Lecturer in Sociology of Health).  With the help of fellow students and some staff (who you will see in the film), they have produced a very powerful film about racism in the NHS . 

We hope you can watch the full video, as we are close to certain you will find it enlightening and informative: Racism in the NHS - Documentary

If you wish to forward any feedback to the students or the university, please kindly e-mail your comments to
If you need further support, please reach out to professional bodies such as the British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing or Midland Racial Equality in Medicine Network. 
If you need support regarding your mental and emotional wellbeing, please contact Project 5, Mind, Black Thrive, Samaritans, Our Frontline, Black Minds Matter or the ICS Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub.
Developing Aspirant Ethnic Minority Nursing and Midwifery Leaders (DAL) Programme
  • Are you an ethnic minority nurse in a Band 6 – 8a role?
  • Do you want to develop your skills for a senior leadership role?
Apply today for the Developing Aspirant Ethnic Minority Nursing and Midwifery Leaders (DAL) Programme, which aims to provide a holistic and bespoke leadership support for aspiring ethnic minority nursing and midwifery leaders within health and adult social care sectors. This innovative programme supports ethnic minority nurses and midwives Bands 6 – 8a aspiring towards a senior leadership role.
The programme will combine the Mary Seacole programme from the NHS Leadership Academy with nursing and midwifery specific activities including coaching, mentoring, financial management, action learning sets, executive sponsorship, a support network, system management, a leadership stretch assignment (to be supported by parent organisation), self-reflection and career management such as interview skills and supporting statement preparation.
The support will be aligned with tangible, demonstrable outcomes and career progression opportunities. This will empower ethnic minority nurses and midwives to fulfil formal leadership roles and turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate care for all people who draw on our care and support.
To apply for the programme please click here.
The application closing date is Sunday 31st July 2022
Ten Things I Have Learnt About EDI in my Career
by Amber Sorrell

Thursday 11 August 22 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Join the Midlands Leadership Academy as EDI expert, Amber Sorrell covers her career journey, what she has learnt about diversity and inclusion along the way and what led her into this area and the key lessons she has learnt with humour.  She gives key hints and tips that everyone can take forward to help embed a more inclusive working environment, wherever they are.
Who should attend?
Anyone within the NHS.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is about people and is important to all of us.  By raising awareness, it promotes greater understanding and empathy and defines us and our values.
Click here to apply: Thursday 11 August 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
EDI Celebration Masterclass
The Midlands Leadership Academy are excited and proud to offer a programme of learning, to support the celebration of what diversity and inclusion can bring to the workplace, and the value a diverse workforce can bring.
The focus is about how we Inclusively Lead our workforce by Improving knowledge, understanding, and developing skills.
  • From exploring what is equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging? Why it is important and what legislation sits around E, D & I.
  • To looking at intergenerational teams and intersectionality and how we can create physiological safety within our teams to enable a sense of belonging for all?
  • What it means to be an ‘ally’ at work – supporting all colleagues and friends. To increase our cultural awareness and understand difference, to create an Inclusive workplace.
  • For you to explore things we can do to Lead with an inclusive lens and much more.
 Masterclass Dates:
  • Part 1 on Thursday 28 July 22 at 9:30 - 12:30pm
  • Part 2 on Tuesday 9th August at 9.30-12.30pm
 Click here to apply:
Wellbeing Corner

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

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Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • Queen's Nurse Title Applications:  If you comply with the required criteria, you can apply for the Queen's Nurse Title.  For more information and to apply Click Here - but hurry, the application deadline is Friday 22 July 22.
  • e-LfH Module on Eating Disorders.  These two learning sessions of 30-40 minutes each will support primary care colleagues in understanding and supporting people of all ages with an eating disorder.  To access the training Click Here
  • Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Offer: HEE has announced a national cohort offer of 100 TNA places for General Practice starting in October 2022. Expressions of interest should be sent to by no later than Friday 29 July 22.
External Provider Events

Gaming and Gambling Related Harm in

Children and Young People Workshop

Thursday, 28 July 22 at 1200-1400Hrs 

The September 2021 Public Health England gambling-related harms evidence review found that the prevalence of gambling among children and young people (CYP) is higher than using e-cigarettes, smoking tobacco, or taking illegal drugs. It also highlights there may be a relationship between these other harmful activities and gambling.  At its most severe, gambling addiction can lead to suicide.

The review states how the links between mental health and gaming and gambling have become an increasingly important issue in healthcare, with young people spending more time online and some people experiencing a range of physical and emotional harms as a result of their gambling.

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), an award-winning education charity, has worked with partners in healthcare and academia to develop the Mindful Resilience Programme.  This fully-funded FREE web workshop, endorsed by the Shadow Minister for Mental Health, equips health practitioners with the knowledge and understanding required to identify, support and refer young people who are experiencing or at risk of harm related to gaming and gambling.

Learning Objectives include:
1. Improving the knowledge of gambling and gaming in CYP, and enhancing skills in how to approach CYP during the conversation
2. Identifying factors which increase the vulnerability in CYP towards problematic gaming and gambling, and understanding the role of addictive behaviour and the potential consequences of gambling and gaming
3. Being able to risk assess CYP participation in gaming and gambling and know how and when to respond and know where to access available resources and to be able to signpost.
To sign-up for this fully funded free workshop, please click on the following Practice Managers Association (PMA) link: Workshop Book Slot - PMA (

To find out more about YGAM please click on the following link: 
About - YGAM

General Practice Improvement Leads Programme

If you’re looking for a thorough grounding in key tools to help you lead improvement locally and make changes to systems and processes you’re sure can be better for your patients and staff, why not apply?  Over 650 people have done and have fed back what it’s meant for them:

“Energised, confident and raring to go with the quality improvement tools…it’s allowed me to think about new ways of working.”

“I’m better equipped to manage/lead projects.  Lots of tools/nuggets of info/advice/guidance along the way. Facilitators have been excellent”

The programme will be held in person (subject to COVID guidance) - a great opportunity to connect, learn and share with likeminded colleagues. 
  • Cohort 34 will take place in London with dates from 6th September 2022 through to 30th November 2022
  • Cohort 35 will take place in Leeds with dates from 16th November 2022 through to 23rd February 2023

Click Here for further information

Click Here to apply

FREE Training Events
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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