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:

Have you ever been in a situation where you want to challenge someone’s behaviour - but you didn’t know how to do it or what to say?

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Providing the opportunity to challenge and critically analyse your professional practice and to achieve the learning and development required for you to achieve your scope of practice as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner

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This course covers the essential models of assertiveness and influencing, and provides a strong insight into the dynamics of one-to-one interactions.

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These monthly online asthma refreshers are designed for health and care professionals who manage people with asthma, wish to refresh their skills and implement quality improvement initiatives.

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It is the largest gathering of general practice HCPs from within London and the South-East, and it is FREE to attend! Now over 2,000 HCPs registered to attend.

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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 is a course in mindfulness and emotional intelligence based on a Stanford University Master's Degree Course and delivered by Dr Lia Jacob.

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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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When preparing for a CQC inspection a whole team approach is required.  It is not only the responsibility of the Practice or Registered Manager.

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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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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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Develop safe practice in diagnostic and examination skills for ear care in an area that attracts a high level of litigation. Includes an hands on workshop in ear irrigation (syringing).

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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 course is aimed at any health care professional who wants to develop a leading role in the delivery and management of services for people with asthma and their families.

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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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The training will cover all aspects of immunisation practice in line with PHEs Immunisation Training Standards for Healthcare Practitioners tailored to the context of General Practice.

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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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This two day foundation course follows the guidelines of the National Minimum Standards for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (2018) for immunisation training.

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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 half-day workshop delivered online for Practice Nurses, Nursing Associates and AHP’s working in primary care.

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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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The course aims to enable you to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to perform wound care and remove sutures/staples.

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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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This is a one day face to face lower limb course aimed at General Practitioners and ANPs who have an MSK caseload and experience seeing patients with MSK problems.

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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 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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This well established and respected two day course allows the candidate a chance to fully understand routine haematology and biochemistry results.

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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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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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Nurses and AHPs who work within Primary Care within the Hertfordshire and West Essex area are eligible to apply for this funding from their local training hubs.

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