Practice Nurse Newsletter - June 2022
Written by Anna Davis and Gemma Bird
Brief update from us
As you know, we recently undertook a GPN Survey, to which 175 of you responded. We have been collating the data and are in the final stages of the report, which we will publish once complete. It has shown some interesting information and we will be using the data to support our work. This data will assist us to continue supporting and developing the nursing workforce within general practice.
Coffee & Catch up
General Practice Respiratory Network
Our first ‘official’ respiratory network meeting will be held on Wednesday 13 July 13.00-13.00. Anybody involved in the care of respiratory patients within practice are welcome to attend. This meeting will include updates on the greener inhaler initiative and the children and young peoples asthma plans for Nottinghamshire. The full agenda once finalised will be forwarded on to all attendees prior to the date of the meeting. If you wish to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have the link forwarded on to you.
Respiratory Network meeting
We held our first unofficial Respiratory Network meeting to gauge interest and ideas on whether a GPN/Primary Care Network would be beneficial, and it was agreed it could be. Ideas on support, training and quality improvement work were discussed and how we can utilise a forum within general practice moving forward. The first official meeting will now be held on 13 July 12-13.30pm. This is open to anybody within Primary care with a respiratory focus or those who undertake any kind of respiratory review. If you would like the MS Teams link please email email@example.com.
We have put proposals together for several mid-career fellows working ½ a day a week for 6 months. They will undertake the CARE programme and be supported to make a small improvement of their choosing. They could perhaps do some work on the Primary Care Network targets with other roles that need a nursing voice.
Continuing on with the CARE programme mentioned above; you are welcome to do this programme in conjunction or separately to the Mid-career fellowship. We ran a pilot in September 2020 and had very positive feedback from participants regarding supporting well-being and population health involvement.
Network Event Celebration
Prior to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Primary, Community and Social Care Nursing Network Event, we are going to be catching up with Rosa Waddington our Chief Nurse to discuss what we have been up to and our future plans. Rosa has been a Practice Nurse herself and is very excited to meet people. There will be a focus on networking, sharing ideas, embracing all nursing team roles, and making improvements. We can’t wait to see people there and the venue is lovely!
Further free Diabetes Training
With the success of the EDEN courses, our Diabetes Specialist Nurses have been able put on future events. See below.
Members of the team are kindly putting on some training so book training below and please get in touch to express interest and please offer any improvement suggestions.
EMIS F12 - Tuesday 7th June 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Clinicians - F12 clinical guidance, referrals & data entry - Wednesday 15th June 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Clinicians - F12 clinical guidance, referrals & data entry - Thursday 23rd June 12:30pm - 1.15pm
Restorative clinical supervision and well-being
If anybody would be interested in restorative clinical supervision to support their overall wellbeing within the workplace please contact Gemma, she is happy to support and set up sessions for you. We are also in the process of setting up a professional nurse advocate network and attempting to implement the PNA role and RCS on a wider scale across general practices within Notts. We will continue to keep you updated as this hopefully evolves.
- Anna Davis and Gemma Bird -
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Practice Nurse Leads
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