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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 39, 14 June 2022
In this Edition . . . click on icon below
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.
Coming Soon

The Staffordshire Training Hub have the following courses planned for Autumn 2022!

Men's Health Course
Remote Consultation Skills Course
IRMER Update Training
Travel Health Update
Deaf Awareness
Introduction to Medical Terminology
ReSPECT Awareness
Immunisation Update

Please keep an eye out for the adverts coming soon. If you have any queries, please contact
Wellbeing Corner

"I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together."

HM Queen Elizabeth II
On the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Quote chosen by Rachel Viggars, Staffordshire Training Hub
Strategic Nurse Lead

If you would like us to feature your favourite quote, please
e-mail it to
ARRS Update
Additional First Contact Practitioner (FCP) Roadmap Supervisor Verification Course Dates Available 

Staffordshire Training Hub are pleased to announce that Midlands Primary Care School (PCS) have released further course dates for eligible Clinicians to attend a FCP Roadmap Supervisor Verification (RMSV) course.  
Prior to applying for a two-day course, Clinicians must ensure they meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below:
•    Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and Nurses must hold a full
Postgraduate Masters qualification.
•    Recognised FCP on the HEE FCP Directory.
•    Advanced Practitioner on the HEE Directory.
•    GPs.

To secure a place:
1.    Please register for the course with Midlands PCS via the relevant cohort link below.

Cohort 10
Day 1 - Thursday, 11 August 2022 at 1000-1500Hrs
Day 2 - Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 1000-1500Hrs
Cohort 11
Day 1 - Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 1000-1500Hrs
Day 2 - Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 1000-1500Hrs

2.    Midlands PCS will confirm if you have secured a place.
3.    Once a place has been confirmed, please complete the STH Application Form and submit to
4.    Midlands PCS will send a MS Teams invite a few weeks before the course start date.
GP Update

Further Information: For further information, please refer to the FAQs
, or for an informal chat, please e-mail Programme Lead, Dr Deepa
Muthumanickam at
Application Process: Please fully complete the Application Form and e-mail
it to the Staffordshire Training Hub team at
Nurses Update

The deadline for ACP MSc Funding Applications is Thursday, 30 June 2022. Please refer to the flyer for further information. Please click here for an Application Form.

If you have any queries, please contact
Staffordshire and National Activity
Technology Enhanced Learning GP Fellowship

Technology Enhanced Learning GP Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for a GP interested in participating in the development of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and the East and West Midlands School of General Practice
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 

This fellowship will allow the GP to spend time working in a General Practice, whilst having funded time to upskill and undertake a project in this area.  Fellows will be able to access connections to experts in the field and will have funding
available to support professional development. 

Fellows will also spend time working alongside GP Educators and IT specialists to develop the school’s virtual learning environment and other technology enhanced learning opportunities. 

Are you a GP with the passion and desire to innovate, utilise and implement digital resources into the school’s educational programmes?  To find out more, please click here and if you have further queries, please e-mail Dr James Bullock, Associated Dean at

The deadline to apply is Friday, 1 July 2022.
General Practice Funded Clinical Safety Officer Training

As part of the “core and mandated” services set out in Securing Excellence in Primary Care (GP) digital services: The Primary Care (GP) Digital Services Operating Model 2019-21, there is a requirement to locally commission clinical safety assurance advice and support for General Practice, ensuring that the necessary standards are met for management of clinical risk in relation to the deployment and use of health software.  

Clinical Safety, Information Governance and Information Security risk and impact assessments should be an integral part of any clinical system deployment, reconfiguration and interfacing projects. As part of these arrangements practices should have access to qualified clinical safety officer support.  It is essential therefore, that locally commissioned Clinical Safety Officers are appropriately trained.

In support of this, the Midlands Digital First Primary Care team are pleased to be able to offer up to 48 funded places on the remote Clinical Safety Officer Foundation Course on the following dates:

Thursday, 23rd June 2022 0900-1500Hrs
Click here to book on

Tuesday, 16th August 2022 0900-1500Hrs
Click here to book on

Thursday, 15th September 2022 0900-1500Hrs
Click here to book on

Aim: The training will be delivered remotely by NHS Digital and will provide the knowledge and tools to support compliance with national clinical safety standards and empower clinical safety officers to review clinical safety requirements locally.   
Course Information:

Please Note: When completing your booking please utilise email addresses.  Funded places are only intended for staff working within Primary Care General Practice and Clinical Safety Officers supporting General Practice as part of locally commissioned GP IT Services. 


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
Safeguarding Learning Together Week
Bearing Witness to Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation

NHS Safeguarding are pleased to invite you to the following events to be inspired and bear witness to effect change.  This year we have 7 fabulous speakers who will be presenting on Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.

Anyone can join, so feel free to share this invitation with your
colleagues, friends and those who may benefit.

Monday, 27 June 2022 1200-1300
An overview of the threat from online Child Sexual Abuse and the NCA’s response to degrading that threat
Click here to register 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1200-1300
Supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse
Click here to register 

Thursday, 30 June 2022 1200-1300
Telford and Wrekin Health Child Programme 0-19 service model
Click here to register 

Friday, 1 July 2022 1200-1300
The Knock – the impact on partners, children, and extended family when a family member is investigated for downloading abusive images of children
Click here to register 

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       
      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
        Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
Thursday, 23 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs     
 Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs
here to register and secure a place 

EMISWeb – Admin and Reception Essentials
 Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1600Hrs
here to register and secure a place

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

EMIS – EPS Essentials
21 June 2022 1300-1400HrsTuesday, 
Click here to register and secure a place 

EMIS – GP2GP – Registration and GP2GP Essentials
Thursday, 23 June 2022 0930-1100Hrs
here to register and secure a place  

Docman 10 – Introduction and Administration
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs       Thursday, 16 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
here to register and secure a place   

MS Teams Overview
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) 
here to register and secure a place 

Cyber Security
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

The new IT Training programme has been very successful with a waiting list for some courses and lots of great feedback from staff, however, we had a 40% DNA on one of our fully booked EMIS courses held on 18th  May 22. 
PLEASE NOTE: If you can no longer attend a training session, please kindly e-mail the MLCSU training team at soonest, with your course booking reference so that your place can be offered to those on the waiting list.
Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • Find me a Locum: As part of the planned upgrade to Find Me a Locum, a new “Nurse Bank” will soon be introduced. General Practices Nurses from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can register to apply for locum sessions advertised by local practices.
  • Cost of Living Pressures: NHSE/I are continuing to support NHS employers with information and tools around staff financial wellbeing.  
  • New Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce:  This eLearning programme was developed by Health Education England eLearning for healthcare 
  • Staffordshire GP Coaching and Mentoring Programme: Free service open to all ST3s, locum, salaried and partner GPs working in Staffordshire (including Stoke-on-Trent)
New e-learning for Healthcare Modules
New e-LfH Programme on
Breast Cancer Primary Prevention
Health Education England e-learning for healthcare (HEE eLfH) has worked with Health Innovation Manchester to develop a new Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Education e-learning programme.

The resource, aimed at Primary Care staff including GPs, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, outlines the lifestyle and pharmacological interventions that can be used in the primary prevention of breast cancer for pre and postmenopausal women. It also covers the side effects of each drug  and the guidelines to receive treatment.
The programme features one module, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  At the end of the programme learners will be able to:

• Describe the potential side effects of each drug for pre and post-menopausal women
• Identify which drugs are used in the prevention of breast cancer
• List the strategies for lifestyle interventions for the prevention of breast cancer 

Learners can access the session here
External Provider Events
FREE MSK Zoom Sessions

The Midland Orthopaedic Practice are delivering free online MSK Zoom sessions for the remainder of June and also for July, to which you and your colleagues are welcome to attend as part of our summer education series. There are arranged by the Midland Orthopaedic Practice, in conjunction with the Birmingham Knee and Shoulder Clinic. 

Our sessions are tailored and suitable for GPs, Physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals with a MSK/ Orthopaedic interest. 
 Monday 20th June 2022 1900-2030
Knee pain: assessment and examination, to include some case studies, with
Mr Faisal(Fraz) Hussain. 
Some topics to be covered will include: 
Common knee problems and assessment, The role of injections and COVID-19/ risks, clinical case studies, examination.

Wednesday 29th June 2022 1900-2030
The Magical Meniscus, with Mr Marcus Green. 
Some topics will include:
What is it? Where is it? What can go wrong? What can we do? Where are we going?

Thursday 7th July 2022 1900-2030
The Stiff Shoulder- in the young, middle aged and older patient, with Professor Martyn Snow. Some topics will include:
Conditions by age, locked posterior and anterior dislocation, frozen shoulder/ adhesive capsulitis, Idiopathic adhesive capsulitis, natural history, osteoarthritis. 

Wednesday 13th July 2022 1900-2030
Hip pain and management with Mr Ronan Treacy.
Some of the topics that will be covered will include:  
Changes to the THR pathway, anatomy and hip pathology, common hip conditions, referred pain, pain patterns, osteoarthritis, injections, advances in revision surgery, robotic surgery. 

For any further details or to book on the session, 
please contact the Midland Orthopaedic Practice via, or text 07929569787

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

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
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
To book a place on any of the above courses:

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