INTER-PROFESSIONAL LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT 

NHSX video library 

As part of the response to COVID-19, NHSX secured a national licence for NHS clinicians to access a video library of over 600 health and care videos free of charge. The videos have been written by NHS clinicians and developed to work within care pathways. An online resource hub, including specialty webinars, is also available to NHS clinicians and includes guidance on how to access the videos by clinical specialism or pathway, and how they can be made available to patients as part of the patient journey. These resources will be available to access until December. 
 

A timebank for health and social care professionals 

For many years, people in healthcare have been asking for ways to exchange improvement skills and ideas in an open and collaborative environment. Hexitime is an elegant solution that responds to all of these needs. 
Give an hour, get one back 
 
First and foremost, Hexitime is a timebank. Timebanks are a virtual currency that observe the simple premise of reciprocity (e.g. give an hour and get one back). 
 
Once you have joined the timebank, you can access the improvement skills and expertise of the health and social care community without real money changing hands - so long as you are prepared to give back to the community too. 
 
You can earn time credits by offering your skills for improvement work and you can spend your credits by drawing Hexitime members into your own work - all the time building up your personal contributions in numbers and highlights. 
Turn your bright ideas into projects 
 
Hexitime also gives you, and the organisation you work for, a free platform to exchange your ideas and skills for improvement – helping both your professional development and your improvement projects. 
 
As well as adding your offers and requests via the timebank, you can pose your questions and challenges - gathering the ideas and insights of the Hexitime community - and turn the best ideas into projects. 
 
In participating, you are maximising the skills and experiences of the Hexitime network to improve our health and social care services. Hexitime lets you take bright ideas further. Ideas can be rated, replied to and endorsed by others. 

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) 

The multi award winning NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) offers its trainees the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to become proficient leaders of transformation who can manage the balance between access and affordability. The GMTS placement works full time in your PCN/organisation/practice for 2/3 years, depending on the specialism of either Finance, HR or General Management and you contribute £24,000 to their annual salary. The GMTS is led by the NHS Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team, which is part of the People Directorate of NHS England and NHS Improvement. 
 
Watch the videos below to learn more about the key benefits of a GMTS placement. 
If you would like to host a graduate for the March 2021 cohort, you will need to complete an online statement of commitment form.  
More information about hosting a trainee can be found in E-book.  
Deadline to submit an application to host a GMTS placement is 7 October 2020.  
For further information, contact Lizzy.stillibrand@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk 
 
Start to build your workforce pipeline from one of the most prestigious training and placement schemes in the world! 

Cancer Early Diagnosis Courses 

GatewayC’s interactive online courses are all RCGP accredited and can be used to earn CPD credits. Courses are also supported by Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and other major cancer charities, where appropriate.  
 
Their courses are developed by GPs and other specialists, providing valuable insights from those regularly dealing with specific cancers. All courses are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new clinical guidance, with new modules in development for other cancers. 
 
If you would like to discuss a specific request for an additional cancer course to meet your practice/authority/regions needs, please contact the GatewayC team at gatewayc@christie.nhs.uk. 
 
Early Diagnosis Courses include: 
Lung Cancer 
Colorectal Cancer 
Pancreatic Cancer 
Brain Tumour 
Lymphoma 
Myeloma 
Prostate Cancer - Responding to a PSA Screening Request 
Chronic Leukaemia 
Metastatic Prostate Cancer 
Symptomatic Prostate Cancer 
Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) 
Acute Leukaemia 
Stomach Cancer 
Lung Cancer - End of Life Care 
Colorectal Cancer - Term Complications 
Improving the Quality of Your Referral 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Nurses, Midwives & AHPs PCN Investment Plan 2020-21 

On 24 August 2020 an email was sent from Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub (NATH) to all Practice Managers and GP Federation Leads asking them to all complete a “CPD submission spreadsheet template” (attached to the email) and email to alliance.hub1@nhs.net by 13 September 2020. 
 
Please reach out to the following NATH colleagues for any questions related to: 
 
CPD suggestions, Please email shelly.worsley1@nhs.net or call 0739 957 3279 
Completing the spreadsheet, Please email tim.dumbleton@nhs.net or call 0777 615 2016 
CPD fund, Please email lisa.soultana@nhs.net or call 0788 398 1330 
 
Working in partnership with our PCNs, we hope as many Nurses/Midwives/AHPs can enjoy the benefits of their CPD opportunities in 2020/21. 
 
If you are a Practice Manager or a GP Federation Lead and did not receive the email please get in touch. We are here to help and support you. 
 

Funding 

We are facilitating Primary Care Networks to access Health Education England’s Continuing Professional Development monies for nurses and allied health professionals working in primary care. 
If you are interested in joining the independent care sector community, NATH Nursing, AHP or pharmacy working groups get in touch. 

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