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Telford & Wrekin GP Practice Newsletter
Issue 33

Pharmacy Opening Times - Christmas and New Year
New Taster Balint Group Starting Spring 2017 In Shropshire/West Midlands
The local Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
Telford After Care Team - Mental Health and Addiction Support 
Health and Wellbeing Clinics
Safeguarding Children and Young People - November 2016 Update
Palliative Management in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD
Funding Available for Practice Staff Training 


"Wishing all GPs, Practice Managers and staff a Merry Christmas" from the CCG Primary Care Team,


Pharmacy Opening Times - Christmas and New Year

Attached here is the timetable showing pharmacy opening times over the holiday period.
 

New Taster Balint Group Starting Spring 2017 In Shropshire/West Midlands

An opportunity to share and discuss work from a Balint perspective. This approach creates a safe space to think about underlying dynamics in the doctor/patient or clinician/client relationship, and, in particular, to reflect on the impact both personally and professionally. This in turn helps to reduce stress and promote more effective and meaningful ways of working. It is a time limited, taster group for those who want to enhance their professional development and is part of a pilot project aiming to promote Balint work in the region.  Read more here.
 

The local Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

The local Lingen Davies Cancer Fund wants to engage with public and professionals to inform its new strategic plan, which will be launched in April 2017.

They want to ensure that the charity is making best possible use of its resources, and focusing its efforts on projects which will have a real impact upon the lives of people with cancer.

Consultation sessions are being held to hear ideas for the future and get the views of patients, clinicians and the wider community.

Thursday 5th January  11.00am - 12 noon 
Monday 9th January     3.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: The Hamar Centre at RSH.  

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions but want to be involved,  contact Naomi Atkin, Executive Officer, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund on 01743 261699. 
 

Telford After Care Team - Mental Health and Addiction Support 

The Telford After Care Team hold drop in sessions every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to offer support to those with mental health and addiction issues.  A poster is attached here for you to display in your practice.
 

Health and Wellbeing Clinics

Dates for Health and Wellbeing Clinics at PRH and RSH for 2017 have been released.  Click here to view the timetable. 
 

Safeguarding Children and Young People - November 2016 Update


The latest Safeguarding Children and Young People update can be viewed here


Training Opportunities

 

Palliative Management in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD

This free of charge course, provided by Shropshire Council in partnership with Severn Hospice,  is aimed at GPs and nurses working in practices and any community setting. 

Click here to view details of the course and see how to book a place.


Funding Available for Practice Staff Training 

Funding is available through the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS) to up skill Practice Staff in the workplace.  Always Consult Ltd are working alongside Riverside Training Company who are running the project.  The funding is available for training for anyone over 16 who is working for a company with less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros.
 
The training providers have already worked on a similar project delivering support to Practices in Telford & Wrekin and to other SME companies across the Shropshire LEP area.  Read more here.



 
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