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Below is a list of all Education and Training opportunities STWTH have to offer.

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  • Asthma/COPD

    Asthma/COPD

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  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Basic Wound Care

    Basic Wound Care

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    About the Course

    A short, one day course aimed at providing delegates with the skills and knowledge to effectively assess and manage simple wounds.

    Course content

    • Anatomy and physiology in relation to the wound healing process
    • Classification of wound types
    • How the wound healing process is affected by disease and co-morbidities
    • Holistic assessment of a patient with a wound
    • Rationale for using a wound assessment tool and products to provide optimal wound management
    • The clinician’s role and related responsibilities in effective wound care management Importance of effective documentation

    Entry Requirements

    General Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants working in Primary Care

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  • BSc Specialist Nurse Qualification

    BSc Specialist Nurse Qualification

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    About the course

    The University of Wolverhampton offer this BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice Nursing Post Graduate Diploma which starts in September of each year.

    This Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) programme allows you to work towards the NMC Specialist qualification in Practice Nursing in addition to an honours degree. There is also an option of undertaking the recordable V100 Non-medical prescribing qualification.

    It may be studied full-time or part-time. Full-time study takes one year, part-time study takes two years.

    Course content

    • Aims to develop a specialist practitioner who combines theory and practice to improve and develop knowledge and skills in practice nursing
    • At the end of the course the student will be a Specialist Practitioner, proficient in practice nursing and fit for purpose and practice
    • You will be able to demonstrate intellectual skills to evaluate the economic, social and political influences that affect all aspects of health care
    • You will be academically and professionally prepared to practice as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • You will be able to innovate and be proactive in your specialist area of practice
    • The course comprises of 6 modules.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants must be on Part 1 of the NMC Professional Register and will have a full diploma or 120 level 5 diploma academic credits or hold a first degree for post graduate study.

    Students will be required to provide evidence of a DBS check live within 3 years) and occupational health clearance which is arranged by the sponsoring or seconding organisation. A reference is required from the practice offering to support the nurse during the course.

    The course is 50% theory and 50% practice within a primary care setting and as well as being supported by an academic tutor, you will need a qualified practice assessor to support you in practice in order to meet the NMC Standards of Proficiencies/ QNI Voluntary Standards.

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  • Cardiovascular Disease Workshops

    Cardiovascular Disease Workshops

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    Atrial Fibrillation Workshop

    Thursday 11th November 2021

    2pm - 4pm

    Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Primary Care Training hub are pleased to offer primary care health care professionals, access to free Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) workshops. These workshops are being led by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) CVD Prevention and Management team as part of the Impulse-CVD, with support from the CVD Clinical Network, The British Heart Foundation, Public Health England and Industry partners. Please see the attached PDF for more information on the Impulse CVD offer.

    There will be sessions on both Atrial Fibrillation and Lipid Management & Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), with all sessions aiming to improve outcome for people with CVD in the West Midlands. Please find below learning objectives for each of the sessions.

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    Lipid Management & FH Workshop

    Wednesday 17th November 2021

    3:30pm - 5:30pm

    Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Primary Care Training hub are pleased to offer primary care health care professionals, access to free Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) workshops. These workshops are being led by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) CVD Prevention and Management team as part of the Impulse-CVD, with support from the CVD Clinical Network, The British Heart Foundation, Public Health England and Industry partners. Please see the attached PDF for more information on the Impulse CVD offer.

    There will be sessions on both Atrial Fibrillation and Lipid Management & Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), with all sessions aiming to improve outcome for people with CVD in the West Midlands. Please find below learning objectives for each of the sessions.

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    Lipid Management & FH Workshop

    Wednesday 30th November 2021

    2pm - 4pm

    Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Primary Care Training hub are pleased to offer primary care health care professionals, access to free Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) workshops. These workshops are being led by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) CVD Prevention and Management team as part of the Impulse-CVD, with support from the CVD Clinical Network, The British Heart Foundation, Public Health England and Industry partners. Please see the attached PDF for more information on the Impulse CVD offer.

    There will be sessions on both Atrial Fibrillation and Lipid Management & Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), with all sessions aiming to improve outcome for people with CVD in the West Midlands. Please find below learning objectives for each of the sessions.

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  • Coaching & Mentoring

    Coaching & Mentoring

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    STWTH are linking in with wider system on this - see Leadership and Management.

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  • Diabetes Diploma

    Diabetes Diploma

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  • Diabetes Foot Screening

    Diabetes Foot Screening

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    About the course

    Virtual 1.5 hour update sessions to educate general practice staff on diabetes and the screening process. After attending an update, delegates are given a direct email address for Shropshire Community Health Trust that will offer future support, along with a clear clinical pathway to follow.

    Course content

    • Education on diabetes foot complications and the screening process
    • How to simplify the nice guidance in steps that help categorise patients into low, moderate and high risk
    • The pathway way for different risk categories
    • Diabetic foot wound care.

    Entry Requirements

    General Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants

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  • Digital - Video Group Consultations

    Digital - Video Group Consultations

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    About the course

    Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Training Hub is providing 6 STW Practices with support for a GPN to be supported to lead the introduction of video group clinics (VGCs) within their practice and PCN to support recovery and facilitate catch up with chronic disease management post COVID. 

    Video group clinics are a transformative way of delivering planned care and supporting people to take control and manage their health issues. They work especially well for people who live with long term conditions like diabetes, COPD and asthma that account for a significant part of primary care’s workload.

    Video Group Clinics offer:

    • Significant clinician time-savings
    • Quality and QOF improvement
    • Improved experience of care
    • Sustainble delivery of personalised care
    • Better outcomes in diabetes

    Course content

    The Video Group Consultation support package includes:

    • Leadership Coaching for your GPN VGC Lead
      • A one to one coaching session with an accredited coach
      • Two group coaching sessions with an accredited coach
    • VGC learning lessons for five people
      • A highly interactive 2.5 hour action learning session for those who will be delivering VGCs (clinicians, facilitators and clinic co-ordinators)
    • Follow up 'Lunch and Learn' sessions
      • Each Practice will ahve accessed to two highly interactive 60 minute virtual action learning sessions that double as progress check in sessions.
    • Webinars to share best practice
      • Every month there will be a National webinar showcasing best practice in VGC, which are open to everyone in all PCNs Book webinars at: www.redmoorelc.co.uk 

    Entry Requirements

    You must be working within a Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Practice, and you must, as a practice, put forward five staff members who will form your ‘delivery team’ for this programme. Each team needs to consist of 3 key roles; a clinician, a technical facilitator and a clinic co-ordinator, plus an additional 2 staff members. You will also need to identify an Information Governance lead.

    Next steps

    Your next step is to register your Practice so that you can be sure of getting this support.

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  • Ear Irrigation Foundation

    Ear Irrigation Foundation

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    About the course

    You will explore and develop the theoretical evidence-based knowledge and clinical skills required to identify and manage common ear problems which may help reduce unnecessary referrals to secondary care.

    Course content

    • Anatomy and physiology of the ear
    • Management of common ear problems and promotion of safe and effective personal ear care
    • Identification of clinical conditions affecting the ear and its management
    • Health conditions that may have an indirect effect on the function or presentation of the ear
    • Practise the clinical skill of Otoscopy
    • Practise safe and effective ear wax removal using instrumentation and irrigation
    • Legal and professional requirements relating to ear care

    Entry Requirements

    NMC registered Nurses and also Health Care Assistants who wish to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver safe and effective ear care. This course is also suitable for those who attended ear care training more than 3 years ago.

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  • Ear Irrigation Update

    Ear Irrigation Update

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    About the course

    You will continue to develop your existing knowledge and clinical skills to enable you to identify and manage common ear problems in practice, which may reduce unnecessary referrals to secondary care.

    Course content

    • The anatomy and physiology of the ear
    • Professional responsibilities and accountability relating to ear care
    • Update current evidence-based theoretical knowledge relating to ear care management
    • Revisit the theory and practical skills of otoscopy. Practise safe and effective ear wax removal using instrumentation and irrigation
    • Identify and discuss the management of common ear problems.

    Entry Requirements

    Health Care Workers who have successfully completed the one day Ear Care foundation course or equivalent within the last 3 years.

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  • First Contact Practitioner Module

    First Contact Practitioner Module

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    About the course

    This 40-credit Masters module will develop professional, clinical and leadership skills to enable Allied Health Professionals to design, implement and deliver patient care at the first point of contact in primary care.

    This module has been developed in collaboration with Health Education England at the conception of First Contact Practice.

    The module aligns with Stage 1 and Stage 2 detailed in the ‘Roadmaps to Practice’ published by Health Education England. On completion you will be eligible to register with the Centre for Advancing Practice as a First Contact Practitioner.

    The module will be delivered online. The virtual learning environment will include a variety of platforms and approaches to facilitate student engagement and learning.

    Course content

    There will be a focus on the development of clinical and leadership skills to support the management of patients with undifferentiated diagnosis, as well as effective service redesign, delivery, and evaluation.  The content is based on the following themes:

    • The Primary Care landscape
    • Patient presentation at the first point of contact: Diagnostic uncertainty and serious pathology
    • Patient management at the first point of contact: Refer, test or treat
    • Public health and primary care: Influencing and improving the individual and community's health
    • Professional and service development in a changing landscape.

    Entry requirements

    All Allied Health Professionals must have 5 years of post-registration experience. 

    Physiotherapists must have 5 years of post-registration experience with 3 years of musculoskeletal specific clinical experience.

    A suitable clinical mentor must be identified prior to enrolment. The Clinical Mentor should be a registered medical practitioner or Advanced Clinical Practitioner (with at least 3 years’ experience in their role) and have clinical responsibilities within primary care.

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  • Foundation of Immunisation - Registered HPCs

    Foundation of Immunisation - Registered HPCs

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    About the course

    The course reflects the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (Public Health England, revised February 2018) equating to 2 days of learning. The course is designed to support you to develop both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required of all immunisers. Following the completion of this course you should attend annual immunisation updates.

    Before attending the one-day interactive classroom-based theoretical training session, you are required to complete a pre-course workbook.

    You must have the support of a work-based mentor in order to successfully complete the practical assessment aspect of the course.

    Course content

    • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
    • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
    • Vaccine-preventable diseases
    • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
    • Current issues in immunisation
    • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
    • Legal issues in immunisation
    • Storage and handling of vaccines
    • Correct administration of vaccines
    • Anaphylaxis and adverse reactions
    • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
    • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake.

    Entry Requirements

    NMC Registered Nurses new to administering and/or advising on immunisation and vaccination.

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  • Foundation of Immunisation for HCSWs / HCAs

    Foundation of Immunisation for HCSWs / HCAs

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    About the course

    The course curriculum of this two-day training course reflects the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training of Healthcare Support Workers (2015) which recommended that only Health Care Assistants (HCAs) who have achieved education and training to level three of the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) or equivalent in England and Wales, with at least 2 years’ experience as a HCA should be considered for training in vaccine administration.

    Course content

    In order to support Health Care Assistants in developing the required theoretical knowledge and skills and demonstrate the competence, evidence-based knowledge and understanding of all aspects of immunisation, the programme requires the support of a practice-based registered nurse mentor who is trained in all aspects of immunisation. This course includes both theoretical & work-based practical assessment.

    The course will include:

    • Review all current immunisation programmes
    • Focus on vaccine-preventable diseases relevant to practice and their associated complications 
    • Discuss how the body responds to influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccines
    • Explore the different types of vaccines available, what they contain and any related pre-cautions and/or contraindications, including adverse reactions and the recognition and management of anaphylaxis
    • Review how vaccines should be stored, handled and transported
    • Discuss legal issues, prescribing guidance and documentation
    • Practise injection technique
    • Explore strategies to raise the profile of immunisation and increase vaccine uptake
    • Ultimately develop clinicians from novice to expert within their scope of competence.

    Entry Requirements

    Health Care Assistants working within General Practice whose role will include delivery of immunisations to specific patient groups.

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  • FRSH Sexual Health Diploma

    FRSH Sexual Health Diploma

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    Course content

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  • Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

    Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

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    About the course

    The Advanced Diploma in General Practice Nursing aims to standardise a programme of training and education for nurses new to General Practice Nursing. This course helps practice nurses new to General Practice to identify their learning needs appropriate to their role and direct them to further opportunities for continued professional development.

    The programme has been developed by practices nurses for practice nurses to ensure practitioners are fit for purpose, following recommended standards and competencies and by monitoring to ensure governance and quality.

    This course is a Level 6 accredited, competency-based education programme, specific to the GPN role, which will prepare nurses, who have recently been employed within General Practice, to be confident, competent, and capable practitioners. 

    Several universities offer this programme.  Cohorts start in either September or January depending on the university. This is a year- long part-time course comprising of 3 modules. 

    Course content

    • A full introduction to fundamentals of general practice nursing (GPN) whilst developing and enhancing GPN skills
    • Equips General Practice Nurses with underpinning theoretical knowledge and practice experience to support the role as set out by a number of key NHS documents.
    • Encourages academic and practice development for professional lifelong learning
    • Develops a reflective and competent practitioner to utilise an evidence-based approach for practice and public protection
    • Completion of the course will enable you to competently practice as a general practice nurse at a fundamental level of post registration practice
    • This role requires consolidation of registrant standards of competence and developing confidence to work alone without direct supervision, undertaking and reporting on autonomous decisions made in pract

    Entry requirements

    • Current DBS (within last 3 years)
    • Be employed or have a placement in a GP Practice for the duration of the course
    • Occupational health clearance
    • Reference of support from employing practice
    • Evidence of NMC PIN
    • Details of practice assessor
    • Details of cervical cytology mentor

    Nurses undertaking the programme must have access to a practice assessor (for competency support) who will provide a minimum of 2 hours support per week. The student can also work alongside other disciplines who can supervise practical skill development.

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  • GP Educational Events

    GP Educational Events

     

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    GP VTE Education Event

    Wednesday 10th November 2021

    7pm - 8:30pm via MS Teams

    An update for Primary Care clinicians on the diagnosis and management of Venous Thromboembolism, including current NICE guidelines and local pathways. 

    To include guest speakers.

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  • Health Care Assistant Award

    Health Care Assistant Award

     

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    About the course

    The Certificate of Continuous Professional Development for Health Care Assistants, Delivering Care in the Community, is a two-year programme and 30 credit award delivered by the University of Staffordshire.   It has a blended learning delivery: on-line and face to face.

    Duration: 7 days from September- April year one, 6 days from October -April year two.

    Course content

    Module 1: The Role of the Health Care Assistant in the

    Community (15 credits Level 3)

    The module will undertake to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills pertinent to the HCA role in primary care or in the community in a safe and patient-focussed manner in the following areas:

    • Introduction to studying in higher education
    • Legal and professional responsibilities as an HCA e.g. accountability, delegation, code of conduct, patient consent
    • Duty of care,-communication, privacy and dignity, fluids and nutrition, awareness of mental health, dementia, learning disability, safeguarding adults and children
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Basic medical terminology
    • Record keeping
    • Health promotion, Making Every Contact Count including awareness of support groups, EPP, PALS, self-care.
    • Personal and Professional Development
    • Dealing with and how to talk to patients including difficult consultations.

    Module 2: Caring for People with Long Term Conditions

    (15 credits Level 4)

    This module will provide an overview of the patho-physiology and impact of the most common Long-Term Conditions identified either through the Quality and Outcomes Framework or other government initiatives. It will enable Health Care Assistants to demonstrate underpinning knowledge and skills to support patients and registered professional staff in their own work settings e.g. general practice, in the community. This module will enhance clinical skills. There will be a strong emphasis on disease prevention and the promotion of self care within these patient groups.

    The content includes:

    • Overview of common Long-Term Conditions
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Cardiovascular Disease including: Coronary Heart Disease – Hypertension, Heart Failure,Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)
    • Respiratory Diseases – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma
    • Obesity
    • An awareness of other Long-Term Conditions

    Entry requirements

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  • Health Coaching for SPLW's
  • Immunisation Updates

    Immunisation Updates

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    About the course

    This course reflects the National minimum standards and core curriculum for immunisation training for Healthcare Support Workers (Public Health England, 2015) and the National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (Public Health England, Revised February 2018). Health Care Assistants and Registered Health Practitioners attending this course must have previously successfully completed a two-day Foundation Immunisation Training Course

    Course content

    • One taught day (currently via MS Teams)
    • Current issues in influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal vaccination
    • Recent epidemiology of influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal disease
    • Any changes to the recommendations or national policy for influenza, shingles and/or pneumococcal immunisation
    • Update on vaccine administration
    • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
    • Review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement
    • Review of support strategies
    • Opportunity to revisit and practice injection technique
    • Q&A session for commonly encountered problems in practice

    Entry Requirements

    Health Care Support Workers and Registered Healthcare Practitioners working within General Practice whose role involves the delivery of immunisations to specific patient groups 

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  • Initial Cytology

    Initial Cytology

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    About the course  

    The course follows guidance from Public Health England in relation to the training of cervical sample takers and incorporates the competency framework CHS37.  

    The course is professionally accredited with the RCGP and on successful completion of all elements students will receive a Certificate of Completion which will enable delegates to take cervical samples. 

    Course content 

    • Two full taught days (currently being delivered via Zoom) 
    • A practical element with a final requirement of achieving 20 adequate samples 
    • A colposcopy visit with a reflection of the visit documented  
    • A laboratory visit / or virtual tour  
    • Completion of a skills workbook 
    • A visit by our local external assessor Helen McAlinden for sign off. 

    Entry Requirements: 

    • Be a registered nurse or registered nursing associate  
    • Be working in an environment where the objectives of the course can be fulfilled in 6 months 
    • Have a mentor in practice who has had 12 months continual experience following initial cervical sample training 
    • Have a mentor in practice who has taken a minimum of 50 successful cervical samples 
    • Have a mentor in practice who (if appropriate) has attended/completed a cervical screening update in the last 3 years 
    • Have a mentor who is a practicing sample taker  
    • Have a practice who will allow the external assessor* to make a visit to sign the student off after observing a minimum of 3 cervical samples. 

    STWTH will provide the external assessor and details once the student has been accepted onto the course. 

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  • Initial Tissue Viability

    Initial Tissue Viability

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  • Leadership and Management - ILM

    Leadership and Management - ILM

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    About the course

    The ILM Level 3 programme aims to provide training in the soft skills that are used throughout a clinical career to support, and optimise, existing and developing clinical knowledge. All of the workshops are based on workshops delivered as part of an existing clinical leadership programme and these are linked to the ILM Award. 


    The programme will be delivered over the course of 6 months usually starting in September or October.  It looks at leadership and management skills required in a clinical context and will focus on primary care bringing local practices together. This programme has been proven and tested in other medical settings. On successful completion of the programme participants will achieve the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management Qualification.

    Course content

    • Induction & Self-Awareness and Communication
    • Leading People
    • Leadership Styles
    • Innovation & Change
    • Organisational Culture and Mindfulness
    • Coaching & Mentoring.

    Entry Requirements

    Clinicians and non-clinical staff working in primary care and those who have management responsibilities but has received no formal training. It is particularly suited to practising team leaders seeking to move up to the next level of management and managers who need to lead people through organisational change or other day to day pressures.

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  • Lipid Management & FH
  • LOC implant

    LOC implant

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  • LOC IUD/IUS

    LOC IUD/IUS

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  • Mental Health Accredited Courses
  • Mental Health short courses

    Mental Health short courses

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    About the course

    These short, one day courses aim to provide registered health Professionals with information on a number of mental-health topics, providing resources on how to best manage and support patients with a mental illness.

    Course content (previous examples)

    • Bereavement and loneliness, including general wellness/resilience and burnout
    • Stress/anxiety management and depression
    • Psychological issues, the self-medicating patient and sleep/sleep issues
    • Dementia and dementia screening tools.

    Entry Requirements

    Registered Health Professionals working in STW Primary Care

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  • Mental Health Training for Practice Managers

    Mental Health Training for Practice Managers

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    About the course

    A half day, online course aimed at providing Practice Managers with the skills and resources to support their staff with focus on mental health and wellbeing.

    Course content

    • Promoting resilience
    • Preventing staff (and you) from burnout
    • Helping staff to cope with Stress, Anger and Grief.

    Entry requirements

    Practice/Deputy Practice Managers (or equivalent) working in Primary Care

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  • Minor Illness Diploma

    Minor Illness Diploma

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    About the course

    The National Minor Illness Centre (NMIC) Diploma course begins with a Seminar Week which can be taken in two modules.

    This is followed by six months of clinical practice supervised by a mentor. This mentor is usually a GP, but nurses who have suitable qualifications in minor illness management and mentoring may be accredited by the NMIC team. 

    You will be required to submit four assignments: Pharmacology Scenarios, two Case Studies (adult and child), Evidence Based Practice and Organisational Skills. You will also need to complete a Manual of Clinical Competencies, signed by your mentor. For further details see the Nmic Diploma page.

    Six months’ free access to the members’ section of NMIC website is available to students attending this course. Students are provided with a copy of the Minor Illness Manual and a USB stick of lecture notes and resource materials.

    Course content

    National Minor Illness Centre Diploma Course Plan

    https://www.minorillness.co.uk/downloads/diplomacourseplan.pdf

    Entry Requirements

    Nurses and paramedics working in primary care.

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  • Motivational Interviewing
  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

    MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

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    About the course

    The MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) is approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group.

    This programme has been designed to meet the needs of the health professional who wants to develop their clinical career to a higher level as an advanced practitioner.

    Acknowledging your prior experience and skills as a health professional will enable you to fulfil your potential as a postgraduate through the development of new understanding, critical insight and advanced level academic and clinical skills.

    This course is open to practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

    There are generally two intakes per annum; January or March and September.  Duration 3 years part-time.

    Course content

    • Has a multi-professional approach to develop the health professional’s knowledge and skills to work at an advanced level of clinical practice
    • Designed around the current Health Education England West Midlands (HEEWM) competency framework (2015) for a range of health professionals. The Advanced Clinical Practice Framework for the West Midlands is multidisciplinary and applies to all non-medical healthcare professionals including nurses, midwives, pharmacists and allied health professionals and so encourages the development of new ways of working within the multi-professional workforce to meet the changing needs of the population
    • On completion of the course you will be a recognised Advanced Clinical Practitioner (HEWM, 2015) with an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded autonomous scope of practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which the individual practices.

    Entry Requirements

    You will normally have an honours degree and have been working in clinical practice for a minimum of 3 years and have evidence of studying at level 6 prior to commencing the course.

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  • Non-Medical Prescribing V300

    Non-Medical Prescribing V300

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    About the course

    STWTH works closely with a number of universities to facilitate enrolment of STW clinicians onto this module.  Over the last few years STWTH has supported a significant number of primary care staff to upskill to become Prescribers.  If you are at the stage of wanting to advance your practice this is your next step! The aim of the award is to enable students to achieve the professional NMC (2018) / HCPC (2019) / RPS (2016) prescribing standards and competencies underpinned by clinician subject knowledge and skills.

    There are usually two intakes per annum for this course in January and September. Duration around 6 months.

    Course content

    • Assess and consult with patients/clients, clients, parents and carers and consider options
    • Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication to inform diagnosis, clinical assessment in the context of the legal, cognitive emotional and physical differences between children and adults
    • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse/authorised HCPC registrant in order to prescribe safely
    • Critically appraise, use sources of information, advice and decision support systems in prescribing practice
    • Analyse the influences that can affect prescribing practice, and gain an understanding by managing prescribing practice in an ethical way
    • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines.
    • Prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively
    • Practice within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility
    • Develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements.

    Entry Requirements

    • You must have been registered with an appropriate professional regulatory body e.g. NMC or HCPC for a minimum of one year prior to application for entry onto the programme.
    • You need to have undertaken a health assessment module or have confirmation from your employer that you are competent in clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management, planning and evaluation of care.
    • You will require a practice assessor who is a registered health professional and an experienced prescriber with suitable equivalent qualifications for the programme who is willing to mentor and assess you for 90 hours of prescribing practice.
    • You need to provide evidence of degree level study.
    • You will need the support of your employer/manager and prescribing lead to confirm that your service is one that will be enhanced if you are able to prescribe.

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  • Non-Medical Prescribing V300 Update

    Non-Medical Prescribing V300 Update

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    About the course

    A series of non-medical prescribing updates open to Registered Healthcare Professionals working in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin (STW) general practices and hospital partners. These short, 2-hour updates cover a range of topics.

    Course content

    To date the updates have covered:

    • New information/changes with prescribing. BNF and its functions
    • Legal and ethical implications. Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Prescribing in older people/frailty/children. Implications of renal and liver disease
    • Deprescribing and reluctant prescribers/Returning to prescribing
    • Antibiotic stewardship including UTIs. Update for assessment and learning in practice NMC SISSA

    Entry requirements

    Registered Health Care Professionals working in Primary Care or Shropshire Community Health Trust

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  • Physical Health Assessment

    Physical Health Assessment

    About the course

    This university module is often studied as a precursor to the independent prescribing qualification where the skills learned can be further consolidated through completion of prescribing competences.

    There are three intakes per annum; January, April and September. Duration around 12 weeks. A number of universities offer this course.

    Course content

    • This module is validated by the NMC
    • It is a theoretical module that is delivered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
    • You will study each body system and the recommended method for assessing the system 
    • You will be supported to combine each system to a whole health assessment relevant to your area of practice 
    • As a theoretical module there are no compulsory practice based competences so it is expected that you will continue to practise, contextualise and consolidate the learning in your practice setting after completion of the module
    • The module is delivered through blended learning by live online delivery, asynchronous learning and a skills lab session 
    • The content is designed by a variety of lecturers with different specialities to ensure the module provides comprehensive learning
    • For each 2 hours of content provided it is expected that the student will undertake an additional 2 hours of self-directed study to achieve the outcomes of the course.

     

    Entry requirements

    Applicants must have current professional body registration i.e. NMC, HCPC or GPhC.  

     

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  • Prevention Personalised Care Programme
  • Sexual Health & Contraception FRSH Essentials

    Sexual Health & Contraception FRSH Essentials

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    About the course

    SRH Essentials is a one-day interactive evidence-based learning experience. The course provides a solid foundation for those who see patients with sexual and reproductive health needs but who have had little or no formal SRH training, or for those who need a refresher. Delegates acquire the skills to consult patients knowledgeably and confidently on contraception, STI testing and emergency contraception.

    This course was designed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) for practice nurses to develop their SRH knowledge and skills to manage consultations with confidence. SRH Essentials has now been opened up by the FSRH so others working in primary care can attend, for example, physician associates and paramedics. 

    Course content

    • An overview of contraception
    • Your consultations
    • Reissuing contraception
    • Pregnancy risk assessment and emergency contraception
    • Diagnosing and risk assessing STIs in General Practice
    • Sexual history taking
    • Putting it into practice.

    Entry Requirements

    Delegates must have a GMC, NMC or PAMVR number.

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  • Spirometry/ARTP

    Spirometry/ARTP

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  • Supervisor / Assessor training - Student nurses

    Supervisor / Assessor training - Student nurses

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    More information coming soon

    Course content

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    Entry requirements

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  • Tissue Viability update

    Tissue Viability update

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  • Training Opportunities for GP's

    Training Opportunities for GP's

    RCGP Learning 2

    Training Provided by Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

    Please click here to access the RCGP Learning website, where you can access the following :

    - Free eLearning resources

    - NEW podcast on Autoimmune conditions and COVID-19

    - Autoimmunity Hub

    - FREE practical training webinars

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  • Triage Training

    Triage Training

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    About the course

    Half day training sessions that allow delegates to learn about triage and the basics of how it is done.

    Course Content

    • Telephone consultations:
      • risks and benefits
      • what makes a good consultation?
    • Communication skills for telephone encounters
    • Patient ideas, concerns, and expectations
    • Hints and tips for remote assessment
    • Red flags, management plans, and safety netting.

    Entry Requirements

    Clinicians working in primary care who are required to triage patients.

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  • Update Cytology

    Update Cytology

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    About the course

    The update covers all the requirements that are set by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme to ensure that the sample taker has met the guidance for continuing to take samples. The half day will cover all the changes that are taking place in cervical screening and the impact this has on women, the practitioner and the laboratories. After completion of the Update the delegate will have up to date information about the changes that are taking place in cytology screening to enable them to be proficient in taking cervical samples and giving information to women.

    Course content

    •        Half-day session (delivered via MS Teams)
    •        Discussion of the screening programme
    •        Influences in uptake of women
    •        Prior notification lists
    •        Anatomy and physiology in relation to sample taking and possible findings
    •        Cervical cancer
    •        HPV and its impact on care
    •        Responsibilities of the sample taker
    •        Colposcopy
    •        Female genital mutilation
    •        Disabilities
    •        Understanding test results.

    Entry Requirements

    Nursing staff and Doctors who have completed their cytology training and who require the three-yearly Update.  Prior to attendance the delegate is requested to review their last 20 samples taken to determine adequacy of their sample taking and to highlight any issues to discuss.

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  • Venepuncture

    Venepuncture

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    About the course

    This venepuncture/phlebotomy training will enable participants to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to gain competence in venepuncture/phlebotomy. 

    The workshop incorporates theory and simulated practice.

    You will return to your practice area to gain your full competency within a three month period.

    Course content

    • Objectives and definition
    • Guidance for venepuncture
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Choosing sites for venepuncture
    • Blood collection devices
    • Collection of venous blood samples
    • Troubleshooting
    • First Aid and needlestick injury
    • Competency framework

    Entry requirements

    You must have access to a Mentor in Practice who will support you to gain the competency.  Participants should have had some clinical/patient experience.

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  • Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12

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    About the course

    You will explore the evidence base required to understand the causes, management and treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency.

    Course content

    • Anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract in relation to B12 absorption
    • Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    • Signs and symptoms associated with Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    • Management and Treatment of Vitamin B12
    • Injection Technique (theoretical knowledge).

    Entry Requirements

    NMC Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants working within Primary Care whose role involves the management of patients with Vitamin B12 deficiency and the safe administration of Vitamin B12 injections to adults.

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