Practice Nurse Newsletter - June 2021
BRIEF UPDATE FROM ME
It really feels different out there recently with people within the system sitting up and taking notice of the nursing team and the value they bring. We have an ICS lead ACP working with NATH called Kate Knowles and hopefully a primary care ACP lead starting soon. A nursing associate role post for a primary care network has also been advertised recently and I’ve been invited to speak at some more primary care network meetings. If anyone does want to catch up to discuss any opportunities for involvement, please contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In this edition of the newsletter, you will find information and news on:
ARTICULATING THE VALUE OF PRACTICE NURSING
A national research paper where some of our PNs were interviewed has now been published – well done to those who put themselves forward. On the back of this I’m spending July on a whistle-stop tour speaking with clinical leads across the system and how to get the best out of us.
TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS (TNA) SURVEY – WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Already piloted a forum with the trainee/nursing associate group – great ideas thank you for sharing and hoping for forums when survey is in. This is going out to everyone who works in primary care to please make sure you have your say.
For more information, please visit our TNA webpage.
Complete the TNA survey by 20 June!
NEW ASTHMA GUIDELINE FROM AREA PRESCRIBING COMMITTEE
Just in case you haven’t spotted it yet, new Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines are out:
GP-S: There is also a free peer mentoring and coaching 1:1 support sessions with GP-S available. Visit GP-S website for more information.
Dealing with Conflict Workshop: This half day workshop will examine why we avoid conflict and the neuroscience behind how our brains react to conflict, later generating tips to avoid ‘bad’ conflict. Read more and express your interest with us!
PRACTICE SUPERVISOR AND PRACTICE ASSESSOR
In 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced new Standards for Student Supervision & Assessment (SSSA) which includes the requirement that all NMC registrants should be ‘suitably prepared’ to undertake the role of student supervision and assessment as part of the nursing role.
We have developed slide decks for the relevant training to either become a (i) Supervisor, (ii) Assessor, or (iii) Supervisor and Assessor (see below), which you can download and use for self-directed study.
CERVICAL SCREENING AWARENESS WEEK 14TH - 20TH JUNE
During this week it may be a really good time to review procedures and contact patients to increase numbers. Here is guidance which may assist:
Also, the e-Healthscope Dashboard via F12 will help inform where you are and compare to other practices. If you would like any help with how to use the dashboard please e-mail Helen.Horsfield@nhs.net
DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK 14TH - 20TH JUNE
'Bite-sized' diabetes training is available to all primary care colleagues in Nottinghamshire in the Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme free to access with a code. E-mail Laura.Stokes@nhs.net
Our Nottinghamshire Diabetes Team are also working on getting the EDEN modules out to us. They are hoping it will be face to face for on an afternoon - save the date for 23rd September.
- Anna -
ICS Practice Nurse Lead
ShinyMind App - A free wellbeing and resilience app for all Primary and Community care workers in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICS
Influencing without Hierarchy Workshop - This half day workshop will show you how to use some simple tools to help you understand your own response, the responses and motivations of other people and have a greater impact in your workplace so you can influence others in ways that create win-win solutions for everyone.
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