Practice Nurse Newsletter - May 2021
BRIEF UPDATE FROM ME
This year Nottinghamshire Primary Care are focusing on Diabetes/ Mental Health/ Frailty and Health Promotion. So all things GPN team focussed. Each surgery will have chosen 2 of these topics to concentrate on – to perhaps look at doing things differently. Lots of opportunities to get involved and give real life suggestions – leading on to shared learning over the year.
More areas are looking to how GPNs can be involved in their local primary care network and the role of the nursing associate is being welcomed.
NOTTINGHAM & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE GENERAL PRACTICE NURSE STRATEGY 2020/21
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire General Practice Nurse Strategy 2021/21 can be downloaded here. So many opportunities for the GPN Team in Notts - please e-mail NATH at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details about anything mentioned, more information to follow.
HOW ARE YOU?
This last year has seen the practice nurse team step up, adapt to new ways of working and help not only with flu vaccinations as extra hours but now the covid vaccinations also. Whilst some thrive on this; others will feel exhausted and overwhelmed. There’s lots of support available locally to help with your wellbeing – I love the Shinymind App. Particularly for those times you have a situation ruminating around your head – it helps you put everything in perspective and gives you a boast.
The app is available free to those working in Primary and Community care in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICS. Sign up here.
TRAINING/ COURSES – JOIN THE FORUM AND HAVE YOU SAY - WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE AVAILABLE TO YOU
(Registration links to follow)
HCAs – early June TBA
Trainee Nursing Associates/ Nursing Associates Tuesday 18th May 13:00 - 14:00
Practice Nurses 25th May 13:00 – 14:30
Advanced Nurse Practitioners – early June (with new ANP Lead)
What’s going on locally including Update on Diabetes training
Top Tips for Sexual Health 2021 Sessions - May to June 2021.
MASTER CLASS STUDY DAYS FOR GPNs
UPDATE FROM RESTORATION GROUP
Ear Irrigation is back as long as the practice have risk assessed and are using appropriate PPE
Spirometry is still a not yet, Peak Flow diaries to be used
Remember Pulmonary Rehab will accept suspected COPD diagnosis.
F12 ANNUAL REVIEW
In case you haven’t spotted it.
Box to complete annual review has been done for coding and funding purposes.
I’M A MEDIC GET ME OUT OF HERE
I’m a Medic is an online, student-led enrichment activity for schools in Nottinghamshire. Great opportunity to get involved in shaping the future generation – only need 45 mins of your time to be quizzed with others professionals by school children
Read more and take part here.
URGENT & EMERGENCY CARE SKILLS COURSE
Urgent & Emergency Care Skills (UECS) course – Free places for Urgent Care Practitioner (UCP), Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP), Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) or equivalent staff groups in permanent roles working within Nottingham ICS.
Read more and register here.
HISTORY MONTHS EVENT - MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
This event will explore Mental Health and its impact on primary care. It is free for all primary care staff across Nottinghamshire ICS. We will hear from local experts in mental health in primary care and about the true impact that this can have in our workforce. We will explore ways that we can support each other, and tools and services that we can access to help support our mental health.
Read more and register here.
More information on training opportunities can be found on our training page.
NATH will be sending out Training Need Analysis survey to ask for your opinion on educational opportunities you would like to hear from us. The survey will be sent to you through your Practice Manager. We look forward to hearing from you!
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