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See all news, photos and updates from the The Annual Nurse and Allied Health Professionals Conference we recently hosted.

“It is our privilege to introduce the NHS’s first equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) improvement plan. The NHS workforce is more diverse today than at any point in its 75-year history, and that brings benefits for patients and taxpayers alike.”
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHS England

Request for GPs to complete. This survey is for all GPs, if you have a GPwSI role, and also for any GPs who would want to develop into this area.
This is to help inform the ICB primary Care team the landscape for current and future GPwSI provision.
Please could all GPs take a couple of minutes to complete the survey, even if this is not an area you wish to develop in further. as you may have some education and training that you utilise to support your practice/PCN in terms of specialism.

Please find the link to the final cut of the Apprenticeship Awards video NHS APPRENTICE AWARDS (

National campaigns, awards and awareness days to help you plan activities for the year.

Calendar of national campaigns | NHS Employers

We are working in partnership with our ICS careers and engagement, social care and the voluntary sector partners across L&SC.

Check out this video at Lancaster and Morecambe College. Great work Samantha Jefferies and Dannii Jones from our team!

Clinical placement expansion programme 

The clinical placement expansion programme (CPEP) was launched in 2019/20, with £10m being made available to NHS Trusts and higher education institutes in England to increase clinical placement capacity. Learn more about the key objectives and outcomes of the funding.

This is the first in an all new podcast series aimed at supporting you to understand and complete the CQC’s Provider Information Return. This episode is all about-

Introducing you to the PIR

  • Understanding why it exisits
  • Why CQC require the PIR
  • Tips for when completing the PIR
  • Do’s and Dont’s

This series will be led by CQC compliance expert Karen Ritson.

You can connect with Karen on Linked in :…/karen-ritson-%F0%9F%92%9A…/

And find out more about Karen’s services here :

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have confirmed FFP3 face masks are now available for general practices to order via the PPE portal. The full IPC guidance is set out here, and an updated risk assessment tool has been published.

DHSC have published additional updates for PPE portal users, including a series of FAQs on FFP3 use and fit testing.

The weblink includes a number of useful contacts for PPE related queries: [email protected][email protected] and [email protected]. For fit test queries please contact the helpline on 07376 304545 or 07376 304546.

A Fit Tester is a member of staff who can ensure members of their practice are correctly fitting  all makes and models of FFP  masks and reusable half mask respirators. 
A Fit Tester can be Clinical or Non-Clinical. They must be process driven, with good people skills, able to follow prescribed procedures and adhere strict processing.

Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) is hosting some great FREE courses to all Lancashire residents.

Check our their Health and Wellbeing courses here.

All practices in England are invited to take part in a vital piece of research that is exploring how practice teams work together to meet the needs of patients and their communities, with a focus on the role that nurses can play in those teams.

You can take part in the Leading the Way research by completing this short survey.

The launch of this survey marks the final stage of a multi-phase research project commissioned by NHS England and delivered by Sonnet Advisory & Impact. They want to hear from all practices in England, those with and without nurses.

Your contribution matters and is greatly appreciated by NHS England and Sonnet.

The aim of the programme is to support a range of health and care professions, to develop their own population health skills through designing, implementing, testing and evaluating a small-scale health improvement project within their sphere of practice.

Participants will be supported remotely via an Action Learning Set of peers across your region, to utilise the OHID/HEE developed toolkit for Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services to identify ideas and test public health interventions in their own field of practice.

See below full details and booking links for:

  • Skills for health conversation
  • Eating disorders for children and young people 
  • Eating disorders for adults 
  • Advanced managing challenging situations for non-clinical staff 
  • Managing Challenging situations for non-clinical staff in clinical settings
  • Physical health care for people with severe mental illness

See dates and book here

See the North West Leadership Academy (NWLA) latest Primary Care offers here 

Getting Started with Large Scale Change is a free online CPD accredited course which is enrolling now and commences on Monday 9 January 2023 until 19 February 2023.

If you have ambitions to deliver large scale change and don’t know where to start or need the tools to deliver large scale change in health and care more readily and with greater insight, Getting Started with Large Scale Change may be the course for you.

Getting Started with Large Scale Change is aimed at anyone in health and care with a role to play in transformational change and will help develop your capability to apply large scale change approaches, tools and techniques to support COVID-19 recovery plans, business planning priorities and your own personal development.

The course can be accessed online and done at your own pace with materials in a number of formats to suit your learning style and a supportive environment where you can engage with our expert faculty, and peer-to-peer discussions in the social spaces on our interactive learning platform.

How to enrol:

  1. If you have already registered on the QI Learning Platform, then you simply need to enrol on the course.
  2. If you have not already registered on the platform, please do so by visiting the QI Learning Platform registration page. Then you simply need to enrol on the course.


If you experience any technical difficulties, have any questions or queries either now or throughout your learning journey with us, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].

Please feel free to share details with any colleagues who you feel might benefit from the course.

PEARL awards nomination form

Lancashire and South Cumbria AHP Workforce Programme Team want to make you aware of the PEARL Award (Practice Educators Awards for Reimagining Learning) for Nov 2023 is now open. We are wanting to hear from all 14 AHP’s professions, across the broad spectrum of services provided within the area.  

This is a great opportunity to promote and celebrate the fantastic AHP placement experience on offer across Lancashire and South Cumbria. They are wanting individuals and teams to be nominated or put themselves forward to celebrate their hard work. These might be through demonstrating some innovation, creativity and resilience or it is sharing good practice and quality placement experiences.

You might not think that you are doing anything ‘out of the ordinary’ but the Workforce Programme Team want to share ideas and build confidence across the system with how staff are approaching placements during these busy and pressured times.  

You might have utilised structured Hub and Spoke approach, or a blended clinical and project-based placement. We also want to hear from previously nominated placement approaches that have now been embedded into the placement area or shared across AHP teams for implementation. 


Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR)in Lancashire and South Cumbria

Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership is an Integrated Care System, a partnership of health and care organisations working together across Lancashire to empower and support 1.8 million people to have the best start in life and to live longer, healthier lives

Training courses for healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, including GPs and practice nurses, who care for children and young people with asthma, are now available.

Currently, the UK has some of highest death rates in Europe for childhood asthma and outcomes are worse for those living in the most deprived areas. We are committed to improving outcomes for children and published the national bundle of care for children and young people with asthma to support asthma care.

The training is divided into four tiers – each describes the level of care a professional is expected to deliver. This training provides a clear structure for both health and non-healthcare professionals to understand what knowledge they need and where to access training.

Many doctors and health care professionals have patients who are refugees or asylum seekers. A significant proportion of those patients will have experienced traumatic events, including torture, and have complex health needs as a result.  At Freedom from Torture they have 40 years’ experience of working with survivors of torture, supporting them to rebuild their lives.

Designed by experts from our Clinical Services team, this 10-module course is designed for all doctors and healthcare professionals providing care for refugees and asylum seekers who may have experienced torture. 

To access the course, please click the following link.

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