PRIMARY CARE

Fylde Coast

Fylde Coast Primary Care Training Hub works with and on behalf of the 34 practices within the Fylde Coast CCG footprint.

We work in close cooperation with the Lancashire and South Cumbria Training Hub central team as well as the other locality teams in the region to deliver locally and regionally commissioned educational and development programmes. You can read more about them in the Education section of this website. 

With the expansion of our work programme, we are also growing our team, to gain further capacity to support general practice education and development.

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE FYLDE COAST

Events ~ CPD ~ News

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Events

Nurse & AHP Annual Conference

The Annual Nurse and Allied Health Professionals Conference will take place on 2nd July 2024 at UCLan. See full details on the ‘Conferences & Forums’ page

View Nurse & AHP Conference flyer with booking link

Nominations now closed!

WHAT'S HAPPENING

CPD

Fylde Coast CPD Funded Training

Fylde Coast Primary Care Training Hub is proud to present the following fully funded training opportunities open to General Practice Nurses and AHPs for financial year 2023/24. 

These training offers have been commissioned at-scale allowing for maximum cost efficiencies; multiple delivery dates wherever possible and have been approved by PCN Clinical Directors in line with current / on-going training needs across the patch.

Limited funding is available to support individual training requests not currently being met by our at-scale offer below.  Funding applications can be made using our online application form or via the link in the following document:

Please click on the following link to view and book courses –  Fylde Coast CPD funded training opportunities 

FSRH Essentials

Lancashire Sexual Health is organising FSRH Essentials course on behalf of FSRH.

The SRH Essentials Course is aimed specifically at healthcare practitioners working in primary care settings.  It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for more experienced staff. These courses are delivered in a variety of locations across the UK. SRH Essentials is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. 

Please click on the following link for more information, dates and booking link – FSRH Flyer April to July 24
*NEW DATES COMING SOON*

Clinical Skills Practice Workshops

We have added some extra skills onto our sessions to broaden the experience on attending!

Available at all clinical skills workshops across Lancashire and South Cumbria are:

  • Practice taking a smear 
  • Manual blood pressures plus looking at normal parameters and targets
  • Injection Technique
  • Venepuncture
  • Inhaler technique
  • Peak flow technique
  • Blood oxygen levels using a pulse oximeter

Various dates and locations available. Please click on the following link for more information, dates and booking links – Clinical Skills Practice Workshops Flyer 2024- LSC PCTH

 

Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP): Education & Training Sessions

The ICB NMP Leads and L&SC PCTH are pleased to share with you a 12-month Education and Training programme. 

The programme is to support Non-Medical Prescribers in key topic/therapeutic areas and encourage peer discussions and networking.

The bite-sized education and training sessions will be held for 30 minutes via Microsoft Teams every thrird Tuesday of the month between 12noon and 12.30pm.

The following link can be used to access the online sessions Click here to join the meeting

A timetable of sessions can be found here NMP Education and Training Session Timetable

WHAT'S HAPPENING

News

RCN Spring Education Grants

Our Spring education grants are now open for applications! 

RCN Foundation Professional Bursary Scheme: grants of up to £1,600 a continuous professional development. Open to UK registered nurses, midwives, healthcare support workers, nursing associates and maternity assistants

RCN Foundation Kershaw Grant: up to £500 available for healthcare support workers based in the UK wishing to further their career

RCN Foundation Marcia Mackie and Rae Bequest: grants of up to £1,600 (Rae Bequest) and £1,000 (Marcia Mackie) for nurses and midwives registered in the UK and working in Northern Ireland wishing to develop their practice and improve patient care

RCN Foundation Monica Baly Grant: grants of up to £1,000 for nurses and midwives to undertake a research project, course, or activity relating to the history of nursing and midwifery (please note, this grant has not yet opened).

To apply for any of these grants, please click HERE

(please note that the training hub has NO input or involvement in the selection and approval process of any of these bids).

Free PAM Workshops

2.5 hour PAM (Patient Activation Measure) Workshops – Virtual via Zoom

The Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a validated patient-reported outcome measure owned by Insignia Health. PAM was created to identify which patients/clients may need additional resources to manage their health.

The PAM workshops are being delivered by Lancashire & South Cumbria ICB & Active Lancashire for the benefit of Lancashire & South Cumbria population, to assist people to become more active in their own health and care.

Please click on the following links for further details:

What is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) 2024

PAM Workshops Flyer – MAY – DEC 2024

PAM Training Application Form – May – Dec 2024

General Practice Assistant Training

There are potential plans to have another GPA accredited training programme cohort.

Advice is for anyone interested in a future cohort is to complete the application now. Places on the programme are prioritised by those currently working in the GPA role (employed through ARRS or funded by the practice) and those who have already started to follow the frameworks and gathering evidence ready to be submitted onto the portal. Please click the following link to complete the form: https://remote.ipegs.co.uk/webforms/NDE3NTc= (on the application, there appears to be a drop down box to select a specific area of which our locality – Blackpool and/or Fylde Coast isn’t listed so please choose ‘other’ instead. The course is open to the whole of the north west).

Practice Managers will need to complete the first page of the form and upon pressing the submit button the form will then be emailed automatically to the GP Assistant for them to complete their information.  Once the GP assistant completes their information and submits the form it will automatically go to the GP mentor for completion.  After this it will go to your regional training hub (Cheshire and Mersey are managing this for L&SC) who will contact you in due course regarding the next stage in the process.

Click here for  GP Assistant Specification             

Click here for GPA Frequently asked questions

Preceptorship for Nurses

Are you recruiting General Practice Nurses/Allied Health Professionals who are new to Primary Care? 

Is your practice aware of the Preceptorship Programme support and Preceptor Workshops that we are delivering via the Lancashire & South Cumbria Primary Care Training Hub?

Please get in touch so we can present our offer of preceptorship support for the future.  The programme follows the Gold Standard National Preceptorship guidelines, and we provide the relevant portfolio documentation for new preceptees via a comprehensive e-handbook. 

Send any queries to: [email protected] or book directly onto our Webinars and Workshops from the Preceptorship webpage

Try our PRECEPTORSHIP WORDSEARCH PUZZLE

Climate Change & Health

Communicating on climate change and health: Toolkit for health professionals

While climate change is a big threat to health, implementing solutions to address climate change presents a huge opportunity to promote better health and protect people from climate-sensitive diseases.

Communicating the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions is both necessary and helpful.

Health professionals are well-placed to play a unique role in helping their communities understand climate change, protect themselves, and realise the health benefits of climate solutions.

This toolkit aims to help health professionals effectively communicate about climate change and health

Pharmacy Education Pathway

Calling all Pharmacists or Pharmacy Techs employed in General Practice (NOT ARRS funded)? 

Fully funded Primary care pharmacy education pathway training is now available

NHS England commissions the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) to provide compulsory training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians whose salaries are being supported with the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) funding. This training pathway is the Primary care pharmacy education pathway. NHS England has agreed that places remaining for a cohort not taken by pharmacy professionals in ARRS funded roles can be made available to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in GP practices or care homes if their the employer agrees to provide the necessary support.

See attached document (‘Non-PCN-NHS-England…’) for details on the training pathway and requirements. Pharmacy professionals can apply for the training through the CPPE website by clicking HERE

Fylde Coast

Meet Our Team

Laura Jane Lloyd

Operations & Workforce Development Manager

Jenny Cole

Senior Administrator

Dannii Jones

General Practice Education Facilitator (GPEF)

Nicola Albanese

Health and Wellbeing Champion Lead