First Contact Practitioner

First contact practitioner are a relatively new role in general practice. The role has been introduced to ensure that patients receive quicker diagnosis and treatments for their musculoskeletal conditions rather than having to go through their GP for a referral.

Networks:

The CSP is giving some resource to get a First Contact Physiotherapy network established in the East of England.

The view is that this will become self-sustaining community of practice, as a place of support for completion of the road map and beyond on all matters First Contact Physiotherapy.

Here is a short first contact physiotherapy video animation explaining what first contact physios do and how they can benefit primary care.

Watch this Health Education England video which gives further information on first contact physiotherapists in General Practice.

Training and Development Opportunities:

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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. 

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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)

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Related News & events

5
Apr 2024

Promotion of Herts and West Essex Healthier Together website – tailored toolkit for HWE ICS

While the arrival of slightly warmer weather in the spring can often hold coughs and colds at bay, the new season can also bring other challenges to our family’s health.

31
Aug 2022

Looking After You Too

Free virtual coaching available for all primary care staff