Dietitian

Dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat diet and nutrition problems. Dietitians help to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease, and prevent nutrition related problems as well as providing advice based on current scientific evidence. On this page you will find information on what training and development and support is available to dietitians working in primary care.

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Resources and Support:

info@bda.uk.com – email to get added on to the forums and for comments about any of the resources

HEE Roadmaps: supportive documents that will cover the expectations and training requirements of FCP dietitians in primary care (due for publication July 2021)

PCN Dietitian Band 7-8a Job Description
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Dietitians in Primary Care for Dietetic Managers
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Networking:

The BDA runs a dietitians forum. To join email info@bda.uk.com

Training and Development Opportunities:

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As a common long-term respiratory condition, effective healthcare management and self-management of asthma, is fundamental in supporting children and young people to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

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This one day conference is for GPs, Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and anyone interested in allergy within general practice.

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For nurses, doctors and allied professionals working in a primary care setting who need to develop and enhance their head to toe assessment skills of a presenting child (not neonates).

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This half day course is for HCAs, Assistant Practitioners and other practice staff who would like to understand more about blood tests and their results.

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

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This update is only suitable for healthcare professionals who have already completed immunisation/vaccination training.

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

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This virtual one day masterclass will focus on how to mentor and coach staff and will look at different stages of mentoring and coaching as well as the phases within each.

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This training is a 2-hour session about understanding dementia aimed at all staff and volunteers wanting to know more about dementia.

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This training is a 2-hour session about understanding dementia aimed at all staff and volunteers wanting to know more about dementia.

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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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Update your diabetes skills and share best practice with this CPD accredited course

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The aim of this half day, face to face workshop, is to provide HCAs, AHPs, Paramedics and Clinical Pharmacists with the knowledge and skills they require to undertake foot checks on patients with diabetes.

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This training has been developed as part of the NHS England Respiratory Long Term Plan Breathlessness Management workstream, to support colleagues with easily accessible education around non-pharmacological self-management support for people living with chronic breathlessness.

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This multi-professional course focuses upon the assessment and management of the individual with, or at risk of developing, diabetes and its precursor, metabolic syndrome.

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This Essentials of Asthma course is aimed at learners who are new to working with asthma patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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This Essentials of COPD course is aimed at learners who are new to working with COPD patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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This Essentials of Diabetes course is aimed at learners who are new to working with diabetes patients and would like an overview of the disease, diagnosis, and management.

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Hertfordshire Mind Network has extensive experience within the field of mental health training and is recognised as a leading provider of mental health-related training in Hertfordshire.

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Conversations training for line managers, peers and those with caring responsibilities for staff

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The International Practitioner Health Summit 2024 will focus on a new hope for workforce wellbeing and solutions for the future.

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The Women’s Health Conference is designed for primary care healthcare professionals to gain a comprehensive insight into identified clinical issues that uniquely affect women and women’s health.

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This study day is for nurses and Allied Health Professional who wish to gain practical skills and an understanding of the care of patients with asthma.

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To help raise awareness of developments in and up to date information about the menopause and perimenopause.

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Our regional virtual, bitesize events aim to support leadership wellbeing and enable leaders to connect, recover, renew and respond to the ongoing demands of leading within challenging times.

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Beds & Herts LMC and Herts & West Essex ICB invite primary care colleagues in Hertfordshire and West Essex to the following FREE Safeguarding webinars, contributing to level 3 training requirements.

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Do you work in Primary Care and want to learn more about the NHSE Diabetes Prevention Programme? If so, please keep reading!

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This session looks at what needs to be covered in an Asthma, COPD, Heart Failure review, for GPs, Nurses and AHP’s

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Primary care teams continue to work tirelessly in their communities to provide high quality care and support for their patients.

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Register to access all education and training on the Macmillan Cancer Support Learning Hub for free! Education and training for health and social care professionals.. Sign up today!

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The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding and perspective in relation to the management of complex health needs both at the individual and population levels across a range of community care settings.

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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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This online Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace package covers 8 modules to improve employee wellbeing and reduce risks of employee burnout, highlighting the need for resilience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness at work.

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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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The NHS England Leadership Academy has ongoing events and opportunities available. Please click on the links below for more information

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This 1 day update course is designed for all non-medical prescribers to develop and maintain safe and effective prescribing practice.

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Our Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence.

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Our Interprofessional Programme designed to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required for safe, appropriate, and cost-effective prescribing practice within the context of their specialist professional roles and the legislative and professional frameworks that govern their specific role.

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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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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This course is aimed at any healthcare professional who participates in the assessment, management and delivery of care for people with or at risk of developing diabetes.

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

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The conference aims to bring current and aspiring Caldicott Guardians together to understand current issues and the national context.

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This diverse course covering all areas of palliative and end of life care will be delivered over seven days from May to December 2023 with an impact day being held in March 2024.

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This event will be delivered online and is suitable for Healthcare Professionals who are involved in the management of people with type 2 diabetes.

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HEE have partnered with three of our regional Higher Education Institutes, linked to our medical schools, to develop and provide face-to-face teaching on the academic basis of educational supervision that supports the trainer in the areas of supervision they expected to provide.

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This half day session aims to provide healthcare workers with the theoretical/practical skills and knowledge required to safely fit and change pessaries.

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The 2024 Women’s Health Conference aims to provide primary care healthcare professionals with a thorough understanding of clinical issues that specifically impact women’s health.

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This free event, providing up to 12 hours of CPD accreditation, is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals serious about reducing inequalities in healthcare services and treatment for women.

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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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