Peer Support Networks / Communities of Practice 

Job role specific networks 


General Practice Coffee and Catch-up 

For Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates and Student Nursing Associates only. An opportunity to network with fellow colleagues across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and offer support and guidance. Runs once a month. 

Primary Care AHP WhatsApp Group 

For Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working in Primary Care in Notts, e.g. Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, and Podiatrists. Designed to make connections, share resources and advice, ask questions and seek support. Accessible anytime via WhatsApp. 
Email Laura or Desi to join the AHP Group 

ICS Primary Care Advanced Practice Network 

For people training or working in advanced practice within primary care. Promotes collaborative working, and effective and safe practice within the ICS. Provides educational and supervisory support for Advanced Practitioners. Runs every 2 months. 

Nursing Associate and SNA WhatsApp Group and Drop-in Sessions 

For Nursing Associates (NAs) and Student Nursing Associates (SNAs) working across Notts. WhatsApp for questions, updates and support. Drop-in sessions to chat and catch-up, alongside General Practice Nurse (GPN) Educators delivering NA training modules. Runs every 6-8 weeks. 

Pharmacy Technician Network 

For all Pharmacy Technicians across all healthcare sectors. To provide networking and support opportunities, as well as to increase potential collaboration. First meeting in November. Frequency thereafter to be agreed by attendees. 

Physician Associate Whatsapp Group 

For qualified Physician Associates (PAs) in the East Midlands area, or PA students awaiting results whom will be working in East Midlands. Acts as a great platform for discussion and support. Accessible anytime via WhatsApp. 

Personalised Care Community of Practice 

For Social Prescribing Link Workers, Health and Wellbeing Coaches, and Care Coordinators. Fosters shared learning and peer support via a WhatsApp group to stay connected, and with bespoke events to develop skills and knowledge. Runs ad-hoc. 

Subject specific networks 


General Practice Respiratory Network 

For anybody working in general practice undertaking respiratory reviews / interested in respiratory care. Supports networking, quality improvement work and enables discussions around changes in local and national guidance. Runs every 2 months. 

ICS Organisational Development and Improvement Community of Practice 

For anyone across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS working in organisational development, improvement, transformation and change. Helps build relationships, celebrate successes, overcome challenges, share knowledge and aid professional development. Runs every 2 months. 
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