Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacists can be employed by a single General Practice or by a Primary Care Network (PCN). We have provided some information on what a Clinical Pharmacist would do in each of this roles and below you can find links to some of our Training and Development opportunities for Clinical Pharmacists.

ICS Clinical Pharmacist Ambassador

Scott Downham
MPharm, PGDipGPP, IP, MRes
Scott.Downham1@nhs.net

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Scott has worked as a clinical pharmacist in primary care for the past 9 years. He started his training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation Trust, before completing his Masters in Clinical Research at Kings College. He then became a specialist pharmacist in transplantation, before moving into primary care. He has previously worked as an associate panel member for the GPhC for the best part of 5 years, helping to regulate pharmacy schools. He was previously his locality prescribing lead, before taking his new role in his current job. He  is currently undertaking his professional doctorate.

Scott is keen to support the development of the pharmacy workforce across the ICB, working with Health Education England, other ambassadors within the East of England and clinical leads in the ICB.  Leen Kubba, the Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist Tutor, helps to implement the strategies with Scott across the ICB.

Email: Scott.Downham1@nhs.net.

Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist Tutor

Leen Kubba
L.Kubba@nhs.net

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Leen has been the Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist Tutor since August 2020, supporting Clinical Pharmacists working in GP practices/PCNs by facilitating their education, training and professional development. She has been qualified for 10 years having worked in hospital, community and primary care (ICB, previously CCG) settings. Leen has a strong passion for education and training, and ensuring Primary Care Clinical Pharmacists are supported and embedded in their roles.

Leen runs monthly Clinical Pharmacist training sessions to support with education, training & professional development on clinical topics chosen by the Clinical Pharmacists. This is a platform where peer discussion and shared learning is encouraged between pharmacists across the ICB area.

Please contact Leen (l.kubba@nhs.net) for any training/development related queries, and to be added to the mailing lists and involved in training initiatives.

The Power of Collaboration - Clinical Pharmacist and Social Prescribers in Primary Care

This informal conversation with the Broxboune Alliance PCN team features Mental Health PCN Pharmacist Dimple Khatiri, and two social prescribers, Allison Johnson and Cathy Reilly. They discuss the benefits of working together to deliver holistic patient care. This video aims to raise awareness of Personalised Care roles such as Social Prescribers, and encourage more ARRS roles to work collaboratively to achieve better patient outcomes.

‘The Power of Collaboration - Clinical Pharmacist and Social Prescribers in Primary Care'

Past Clinical Pharmacist training/events

Date

Title

Description & video recording (if available)

9 March 2023

Heart Failure reviews

Delivered by Zoe Jayne, Community Heart Failure Specialist Nurse. The session covered:

·        Symptoms of Heart Failure

·        Red flags (including first aid prescribing)

·        Conducting primary care reviews

·        Medication-based adjustments, including titration/monitoring requirements

·        When and how to refer

·        Virtual Hospital pathway

·        Case studies

 

Recording -  Clinical Pharmacist Training_ Heart Failure-20230309_130216-Meeting Recording.mp4

 

30th March 2023

CKD

Training delivered by Clare Morlidge, Pharmacist Advanced - Lead Renal Medicine at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The session covered:

· Symptoms of CKD

· Red flags

· Primary care reviews

· Common medication-based adjustments including titration/monitoring requirements

· Use of ACEi/ARBS and SGLT2i

· Hyperkalaemia

· Case studies .

Recording:   Clinical Pharmacist Training_ Chronic Kidney Disease-20230330_130241-Meeting Recording.mp4

 

31 May 2023

Adult ONS

Training delivered by the Dietetics Team at the PMOT, and is aimed at those keen to learn to support their practices in improving prescribing and reducing long term spend. It will also be of benefit to those who have received ONS training in the past due to new ICS wide adult nutrition support guidelines, the inclusion of undertaking an audit of ONS prescribing and practical examples of patient scenarios that you may encounter.

Recording:  Clinical Pharmacist Training - Adult ONS-20230531_130227-Meeting Recording.mp4 (sharepoint.com)

28 June 2023

TARGET Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop (28 June 2023)

This session was based on the TARGET tools to train prescribers: TARGET training materials and resources (rcgp.org.uk), and covered the following:

 

  • Context and background of antimicrobial resistance

  • Improving our antibiotic prescribing

    • Strategies and resources

    • Evidence for using the TARGET resources

  • The link between antibiotic prescribing and resistance in your patients

  • Benefits of reducing antibiotic prescribing on AMR and on patient consultations.

19 July 2023

Parkinson's Disease

The session delivered by Tracey Smith, the Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist / Neurology Lead Nurse at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

recording:
CP Training - Parkinson's Disease-20230719_130227-Meeting Recording.mp4 (sharepoint.com)

For further learning/resources on PD:

17th August 2023

IBD for the non-specialist

 

  • Delivered by Clare Macpherson, the Specialist Gastroenterology Pharmacist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

 

Recording:

 

Further learning/resources on IBD:

 

14th September 2023

Primary Care Educational Event:

CQC Inspections & Medicines Optimisation in Primary Care

Recording:

 

Useful links:

 

2nd November 2023

Collaboration with Personalised Care roles to Reduce Overprescribing of Opioids

This session raised awareness of Personalised Care roles in primary care, and the importance of considering the wider determinants of health, e.g. the link between chronic pain and social factors when reviewing a patient’s pain medication. By working jointly with Social Prescribers & Health and Wellbeing Coaches you can support a patient’s wellbeing and provide more personalised, holistic care tailored to a patient’s needs. The Broxbourne Alliance PCN team have demonstrated the benefits of collaboration and how this has helped them optimise patient care, thereby reducing the need for opioids in managing pain.

Links to support documents to use when reviewing opioid patients:   https://painkillersdontexist.com/support/resources/

Further useful links:

16th November 2023

Wellbeing Support for patients with LTCs – The Importance of Mental Health

This session raised awareness of an excellent wellbeing support service, NHS Talking Therapies, which is available to all patients with LTCs in both Hertfordshire and West Essex areas, and how you can refer into each service.

Webinar recording:  

30th November 2023

Antimicrobial awareness – Promoting appropriate antimicrobial prescribing in primary care

14th December 2023

Introduction to ACBs & using Eclipse Live

 CP Training_ ACB and SMRs-20231214_130203-Meeting Recording.mp4

18th January 2024

Identifying opportunities for rationalisation and deprescribing of medicines in SMRs

CP TRAINING_ Identifying opportunities for rationalisation and deprescribing of medicines in SMRs-20240118_130352-Meeting Recording.mp4

25th January 2024

Malnutrition - Identification, food-based treatment & effective prescribing.

Delivered by the Dietetics Team within PMOT & covers the Oral Nutrition Supplement Guidelines for adults, sharing real life situations and case studies. Having better awareness of the guidelines will enable you to give the correct dietary advice, as well as identifying when a prescription for oral nutrition support (ONS) is required (& when it isn't). The guidelines are designed to improve clinical care and facilitate cost-effective prescribing of ONS when prescribing criteria are met.

Aimed at GPs, Clinical Pharmacists, Nurses and all primary care staff.

Recording:
Primary Care Educational Session_ Malnutrition - Identification, food-based treatment & effective prescribing-20240125_130416-Meeting Recording.mp4

1st February 2024

HWE ICB Pharmacy Team (PMOT) Induction

The Hertfordshire and West Essex (HWE) Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team (PMOT) within the ICB are delivering a PMOT induction for all primary care clinicians working in HWE area (particularly useful for all new clinicians).

 

This session is intended to highlight the team’s various functions and how these meet the needs of both patients and clinicians within the local health economy, with regards to medicines optimisation. It will cover how the PMOT can support you in your day to day work and where to find all of our prescribing support resources. The induction is also intended to give clear lines of communication/points of contact with regards to any prescribing related queries/issues.

 

A brief outline of the agenda includes:

 

  • An introduction to the PMOT structure (including sub-teams)

  • The Medicines Optimisation Enhanced Commissioning Framework (MO ECF)

  • Prescribing data – PMOT monthly dashboard, Practice reports, Eclipse Live

  • An introduction to the Locality Lead Pharmaceutical Advisors & local support available

  • Prescribing Leads meetings & Biannual GP prescribing visits

  • Medicines management queries – local formulary & guidance

  • ScriptSwitch (prescribing support system)  

  • Specialist support - Care homes/Dietetics/Stoma/palliative care

  • Q+A

 

Recording:  HWE ICB Pharmacy Team (PMOT) Induction-20240201_130047-Meeting Recording.mp4

14th March 2024

Epilepsy management in primary care

Delivered by Sandra Chopde, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist at East and North Herts Trust. This training covers different types of seizures, seizure triggers, impacts on daily life, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) & seizure management.

 

Recording link:  CP Training - Epilepsy-20240314_130217-Meeting Recording.mp4

25th April 2024

Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors in CKD

For those who missed the session, please see link to recording:  Primary Care Educational Session_ SGLT2 inhibitors in CKD-20240425_130201-Meeting Recording.mp4

16th May 2024

Stoma Management in Primary Care

Recording:  Primary Care Educational Session_ Stoma Management-20240516_130057-Meeting Recording.mp4.

 

This training was delivered by Heather Ilett, Lead Stoma Nurse within the PMOT at HWE ICB. It covers the basics of stoma care as well as the local stoma guidelines & formulary; the aim being to enable and empower clinicians to review stoma prescribing, ensuring it is clinically appropriate and cost-effective.

 

Useful links:

  • ICB Prescribing guidelines for Stoma appliances & Accessories - see LINK

  • Stoma Appliance & Accessories Toolkit (also on ICB website - see LINK

 

Upcoming Training Events

 

Date

Topic

Joining link

Thursday 16th May at 1-2pm

Stoma Management in Primary Care

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING on the day.

Archived past Clinical Pharmacist training/events

Unfortunately a high number of recordings are no longer available, if you would be interested in any of these sessions being re-run or have any further questions please contact Leen Kubba: l.kubba@nhs.net.

Date

Title

Description & video recording (if available)

24 September 2020

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH)

Delivered by Care home team within PMOT

5 November 2020

CP Peer Support Meeting:

An Overview of a Mental Health Medication Review

Training delivered by ICS Mental Health Pharmacist

 

17 December 2020

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Structured Medication Review (SMR) prioritisation

Delivered by David Ladenheim – Focus on SMRLive – Eclipse Live support tool

 

4 February 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Management of Chronic Asthma in Adults

· Interactive workshop

· Delivered by Nisha Mistry, Pharmaceutical Advisor (PMOT) and Dr Joshua Stranders (GP)

· Video recordings of the session (these do not include the breakout rooms):

 

11 February 2021

How to tackle COVID-19 vaccine Hesitancy

Delivered by Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council.

 

18th & 25th February 2021

Performing a Structured Medication Review (SMR)

· 2-part event run across two evenings

· Bespoke training organised by MORPh

· Please access recordings via your MORPh account.

 

11 March 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Cost-effective prescribing: Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)

 

· Delivered by Ruth Hammond, prescribing support dietitian at CCG.

· To access resources available to support CPs in auditing CMPA patients – contact Ruth (ruth.hammond3@nhs.net)

 

21 April 2021

Introduction to Herts Valleys Integrated Diabetes Service (HIDS)

· To strengthen links between the CPs and HIDS to enable better collaboration and delivery of a more streamlined service

· To identify training needs of CPs within diabetes

· To introduce the Local Incentive Scheme 2021/22, which is focused on diabetes care

· Not recorded as this was an informal intro session with discussions.

 

22 April 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Accurate Medical Documentation & Record Keeping

· Training delivered by MDU

· No recording available (against MDU data protection policy).

19 May 2021

Meet the PMOT Localities Team

To strengthen links between CPs and PMOT and learn more about our local resources and how PMOT can support with medicines optimisation in practices

 

27 May 2021

Primary Care Educational Session:

How to get the best from your Clinical Pharmacist

· Aimed at GPs, PCN Clinical Directors, Practice Managers and Clinical Pharmacists.

· Tips on how to make best use of a CP by providing them with excellent induction, training and support to set them up for success and ensure a return on investment. Good practice and the benefits of a CP in primary care was shared.

 

14 June 2021

Coaching for Health Taster course

· Evening session delivered by Osca

· Open to all HCPs in primary care – Attended by GPs, ACPs, HCAs, CPs – 20 attendees in total.

 

17 June 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Lithium - Safe Use Vs Toxicity

· Delivered by HPFT pharmacist

· Focused on the safe use of lithium following a recent serious incident whereby a patient developed toxicity and was admitted to hospital.

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28 July 2021

Half day PMOT Induction for new PCN Pharmacists

· Includes slots for CP Tutor role + resources, Localities, Formulary, ePACT data and ScriptSwitch, Care homes, Stoma and CMPA

 

29 July 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Peer-led SMR examples

 

· Presentations by CP and pre-reg in the network

4 & 11 August 2021 (evening)

 

Management of Diabetes in Primary Care

· 2-part bespoke training organised with MORPh

· Please access recordings via your MORPh account.

 

26 August 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Antipsychotic deprescribing in dementia patients

 

· Delivered by Pragna Patel and Sabiehah Latif, Care home pharmacists at CCG

6 October 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Anticholinergic medication and falls risk in care homes

 

· Delivered by care home team at CCG

 

21 October 2021

PMOT Engagement & Educational Session:

ScriptSwitch data and Stoma Care

· ScriptSwitch (SS) -  How to interpret SS data and get the maximum benefit from using the monthly SS dashboard - by Portia Muziringa, Pharmaceutical advisor

· Stoma educational session -  Incorporating the HVCCG guideline to support with cost-effective and safe prescribing. Delivered by Heather Ilett, Lead Stoma Nurse specialist at HVCCG

 

11 November 2021

 

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Heart Failure

 

· Training delivered by Dr Sharon Chadwick – covers the management of end stage HF

· Recording:

 

1 December 2021

CP Peer Support Meeting:

SMRs and Nutrition

 

· Training delivered by Alison Smith, Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian

· Recording:

 

13 January 2022

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Easily missed presentations

· Peer-led interactive workshop to be delivered by Simon Phillips, an experienced CP within the network

· Will cover thought-provoking complex case studies in breakout rooms, highlighting that patients often present with undifferentiated symptoms without an immediately apparent diagnosis.

 

17 Feb 2022

 

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Heart Failure case studies

 

· Delivered by Jessica Peplow, Clinical Lead Specialist Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

· This session included case studies to help consolidate the learning from the Heart Failure session delivered by Dr. Sharon Chadwick in November.

· Recording: .

 

17 March 2022

CP Peer Support Meeting:

Antimicrobial stewardship in Primary Care

 

· Delivered by Antimicrobial and Care Home Lead Pharmacist, David Ladenheim at HVCCG.

29 March 2022

6:45pm – 8:00pm

FeNO & Spirometry training

This training included:

· FeNO and diagnostics explained

· Does the picture fit the diagnosis?

· Is it asthma or is it COPD or both?

· History taking and what we can learn

· Red Flags and when to refer [LC(HAWEI01] [KL(HAWEI02] 

 

6 October 2022

1-2pm

Anticoagulation (Daiichi)

This covers:

· What is AF?

· The epidemiology of AF

· Symptoms and diagnosis of AF

· Stroke as a consequence of AF

· Treatment in the prevention of stroke in patients with AF

· Treatment strategies to manage arrhythmia in AF

13 October 2022
1- 2pm

CMPA Hertfordshire area

Recording:   Clinical Pharmacist Training (HERTS AREA)_ Improve Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) Prescribing – Revision or New to It!-20221013_130053-Meeting Recording.mp4

3 November

2022

1-2pm

Asthma astrazeneca

 

10th November

2022

1-2pm W Essex

CMPA West Essex area

Clinical Pharmacist Training (W ESSEX AREA)_ Improve Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) Prescribing – Revision or New to It!-20221110_130127-Meeting Recording.mp4

 

18 November 1-2pm

MORPh Anticoagulation

· DOAC dosing in different indications (AF/DVT/PE prevention)

· DOAC cautions/contraindications

· Calculating CHADVASC and ORBIT scores and counselling patients on these

· Reviewing patients with AF and identifying those suitable for anticoagulation

· Initiating DOACS and factors to consider (e.g. age, weight, CrCl)

· Identifying patients suitable to be moved to Edoxaban from another anticoagulant

· Reviewing renal function (factors to consider) and making dose adjustments to DOACs

 

Please access recordings via your MORPh account.

1 December
2022
1-2pm

Frailty HWE - SMRs

 Recording:  Clinical Pharmacist Training_ Frailty and SMRs-20221201_130228-Meeting Recording.mp4

8 December
2022
1-2pm

Frailty HWE - Frailty

Recording:  Clinical Pharmacist Training_ Frailty for PCNs-20221208_130132-Meeting Recording.mp4

13 January
2023
1-2pm

Morph Pathology

· Basic interpretation of U&Es, LFTs, FBCs · Actions/procedures following abnormal results (such as hyponatraemia, hyperkalaemia, anaemia and other abnormalities) –incl. when to urgently refer/further tests needed

· Possible causes of abnormal results

· Identifying results that are outside the normal range but are stable (disease specific e.g. anaemia due to chronic disease)

 

Please access recordings via your MORPh account.

 

19 January

2023

Eli Lilly Diabetes session 1 - Oral therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes

 

Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team (PMOT)

PMOT Newsletter

This is a weekly brief newsletter of local prescribing information from Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team (PMOT), including formulary changes, local decisions and the monthly prescribing dashboard (which allows you to see latest performance against Medicines Optimisation ECF targets). It details local policies as they are published, care home work, simple savings which can be cascaded and regularly repeated queries. This newsletter is mailed out on Fridays.

Medicines Management Queries

If you have any PMOT related queries on medicines management / local guidance or formulary, or wish to be added to the mailing list for the PMOT newsletter, please contact the PMOT at hweicbhv.medicinesoptimisationteam@nhs.net.

PMOT Resources

Please see PMOT resources in the resource section.

 

CPPE Primary care pharmacy education pathway

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is commissioned by Health Education England to deliver the Primary care pharmacy education pathway for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in primary care as part of the primary care Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) additional role reimbursement scheme (ARRS). This training is mandatory for all those whose salaries are funded through ARRS unless they are exempt. Information about exemption can be found on the CPPE website (link below).  

The 18-month pathway builds on the success of the Clinical pharmacists in general practice education and the Medicines optimisation in care homes pathways and will equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to work in various patient-facing roles in primary care networks as part of a multidisciplinary team. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to access a range of different study methods to suit different learning styles, a continuous assessment process and support from supervisors and peers. 

For more information about the training pathway including pathway handbooks, clinical supervisor training, newsletters, independent prescribing and exemptions please visit the CPPE website:  

https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/pcpep/pcpep-training-pathway 

 Resources

How to Guide - Integrating Clinical Pharmacists into Primary Care Networks
March 2022
Download
Professional Development Plan
2023
Download
CP Reference Table for Training
Download

Clinical Audit Vs. Service Evaluation
September 2022
Download
A Guide to National and Local Primary Care Contracts and the Role of Clinical Pharmacists
September 2022
Download
SMRs: STOPP criteria and ACB
November 2022
Download
SMRs: START criteria
December 2022
Download
Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP): Information and Expression of Interest
September 2023
Download

PMOT Resources

Opioid Reduction Tool
November 2023
Download
Opioid Prescribing Position Statement
November 2023
Download
ADHD Medication Shortage FAQs
November 2023
Download
ADHD Medication Shortage Comms
November 2023
Download

Other Useful Links

PrescQIPP - https://www.prescqipp.info

Hertfordshire & West Essex ICB is a subscriber of PrescQIPP, which contains a plethora of very useful medicines-related resources and training material. This includes:

 

EMIS & SystmOne training webinars:

 

Please register to access these resources (organisation: ‘ICS Hertfordshire & West Essex’, post code: HP1 1DN).

A good starting point to look at is webkits in your therapeutic area of interest: https://www.prescqipp.info/our-resources/webkits/.

 

High Risk Drug Monitoring

Medicines Monitoring – SPS - Specialist Pharmacy Service – The first stop for professional medicines advice

Training and Development Opportunities:

Prepare to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence.

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Suitable for registered and unregistered Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). 

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This CPD-accredited learning package is for people with experience of working with patients who have asthma; it is designed to update and refresh their knowledge and know how. 

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Free CPD accredited webinar bringing together data and primary care educational support from NHS Resolution, NHS England and HSSIB.

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License for CDEP Courses - CDEP has five levels (as per the UK Diabetics Competency Framework.

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For all professionals who come into contact with children and young people with asthma.

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This course will enable the attendee to understand, recognise and use appropriate assessments as part of a systematic approach to improve the quality of assessment and outcomes of care for older people in acute or intermediate care settings.

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This CPD-accredited learning package is for people with experience of working with patients who have COPD; it is designed to update and refresh their knowledge and know how. 

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The Dementia Interpreter course will allow you to begin to learn the language of dementia, and truly understand how communication can change for people living with dementia.

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This session is designed to equip delegates with an awareness of domestic abuse, and their responsibilities in the wake of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

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Please note that The Training Hub are unable to provide funding for these courses and they will need to be funded by your practice/PCN or self-funded. There are some free courses, and prices start from as low as £10.

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How to Use Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Tools to Cultivate Resilience During Uncertain Times.

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This session is for experienced flu vaccination programme immunisers.

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This is a comprehensive in-depth resource on frailty in older people.  It is aimed at health and social care professionals who provide care and services for older people living with frailty.

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A pair of virtual workshops aimed at GPs, non-medical prescribers, pharmacy technicians and community pharmacists. We encourage attendance at both webinars (1 and 2).

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This CPD course is suitable for frontline workers supporting those impacted by suicide working in Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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The Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS Training Hub have set up a collaborative research forum. We are keen for all clinicians and/or practices to be part of this forum.

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This one day session will provide evidence based advise and understanding regarding infection control and prevention.

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This comprehensive program is tailored for experienced Practice Nurses, ANP’s, ENP’s, Paramedics, and Pharmacists who seek to enhance their proficiency in this vital area.

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This comprehensive two-day course serves as an invaluable introduction to menopause care within the primary care setting. Understanding menopause,

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For the ECF 24/25, each practice must nominate a ‘Reducing Harm from Medicines’ Champion who will be required to attend 2 hours of training provided by PMOT on deprescribing/overprescribing/IMPACT tool.

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Managing Pressure at Work and Sustainable Behaviour In this interactive session, the need to be able to effectively manage pressure in the workplace will be explained.

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Interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal. From Marie Curie.

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The Health and Wellbeing Subgroup are running monthly menopause awareness sessions, one for staff and one for managers.

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This three-day course runs from Monday to Wednesday and comprises seminars on the assessment and management of minor illness.

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This three-day course runs from Monday to Wednesday and comprises seminars on the assessment and management of minor illness. Practical, focussed and intensive, it covers all the important facts.

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Training for: PCN staff including GP’s: Opportunity to practice basic suicide prevention skills in a psychologically safe setting (Risk assessment / formulation and safety planning)

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Are you a GP, Nurse, Pharmacy Professional, or other healthcare professional looking to improve your knowledge on UTIs? If yes, then join us as we discuss the treatment and prevention of acute UTIs in different patient groups.

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The final session of four events to support NW primary care practitioners with safe practice & knowledge of the GP indemnity scheme.

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Our Interprofessional Programme for qualified Nurses, Midwives, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Professionals is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required for safe, appropriate, and cost-effective prescribing practice.

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The new Oliver McGowan training on Learning Disability and Autism is being rolled out across health and social care in Hertfordshire and west Essex.

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The ICB Diabetes Project team has launched the online Diabetes 8 Care Process training programme.

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Please see below a list of Hospice's across Hertfordshire and West Essex which offer an education programme. Please use the links under each hospice to find out more.

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Skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm.

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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This 15-minute course aims to provide education and raise awareness of vulval cancer.

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SAGE & THYME is a research-based communication skills session that provides person-centred support to someone with emotional concerns using the SAGE & THYME structure.

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You are invited to this hybrid in-person and MS Teams educational event covering topics such as STIs, management of sexual health conditions and HIV updates, including networking stands from Hertfordshire health organisations

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This Spirometry Interactive Blended Online Learning Package including ARTP assessment access course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for performing, recording and interpreting spirometry in adults, or a combination of these.

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STOMP/STAMP is a national programme to help prevent the over use of psychotropic medication in patients with LD, autism or both.

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Course fee: Fully funded*, and only available for providers within the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System

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ZSA's FREE online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.

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