A Message of Thanks from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has recorded a special message of thanks for those attending the 2021 conference of The Queen’s Nursing Institute, and all nurses working in the community.

GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum – Book your place

The next GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum is due to take place on Tuesday 12th October from 12:00 to 14:30. Book your place now.

Eczema

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Speciality Doctor Rachel Hilton joins Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott on the podcast to talk about eczema.

Long COVID podcast

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to GP and Professor of General Practice Research Carolyn Chew Graham about Long COVID. They discuss what Long COVID is, its prevalence, and how to assess and manage those presenting with symptoms of possible Long COVID in primary care.

Watch GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum 20/07/2021

Download resources and watch a recording of the virtual meeting of the Greater Manchester Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum held on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

Pharmacy Technicians in Primary Care

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott speak to Laura Butroid, a pharmacy technician who is working in primary care.

Teamworking and Leadership

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by Dr Amar Rughani and Dr Joanna Bircher to discuss team working in the context of leadership. 

Practice Managers in General Practice

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to practice managers Amanda Ormesher and Karen Bradshaw about the role of the practice manager in general practice. This is a great episode to find out more about the role and how varied it is.

Occupational Therapists in Primary Care

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to Occupational Therapist and Advanced Clinical Practitioner Payal Wilson about the role of occupational therapists in primary care.

Delirium

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to Geriatrician Dr Emma Vardy and GP Dr Helen Martin all about Delirium.

Primary Care Networks

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott discuss the topic of Primary Care Networks with Vicky Tolliday, Nurse Director of the social enterprise Better Health Manchester and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network, and Dr Girish Patel, GP and Clinical Director of a Primary Care Network.

GM Local Leaders Network Event 06/05/2021

Download resources and watch a recording of the wellbeing session at the Greater Manchester Local Leaders Network was held on the 6th May 2021.

Tips for Managing the Peri-Menopause and Menopause

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by Dr Jacquelyn Gatenby to discuss managing menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms in general practice.

Virtual Cancer Week 24-28 May 2021

Virtual Cancer Week 24-28 May 2021

This virtual conference from 24-28 May 2021 brings the cancer service and research communities together with service users and the general public to jointly look at how to save lives and improve cancer outcomes across Greater Manchester.

Watch GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum 27/04/2021

Download resources and watch a recording of the virtual meeting of the Greater Manchester Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum held on Tuesday 27th April 2021.

Enhancing leadership skills – why knowing ourselves matters

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by Dr Amar Rughani to discuss great leadership and life skills.

Infant feeding

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by Paediatric Consultant Dr Christos Zipitis to discuss a great overview of infant feeding issues. They talk about definitions, presentations and management of colic, gastro oesophageal reflux and reflux disease, lactose intolerance and cow’s milk protein allergy.

Managing Self Neglect in General Practice

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode, Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott speak to safeguarding nurse lead Sarah Khalil, and adult safeguarding GP lead Dr Rebecca Marchmont about managing self-neglect in adult patients.

Care programme launch event

CARE (Connected, Authentic, Resilient, Empowered)

CARE is a learning and development programme that empowers general practice nurses and other primary care professionals to strengthen their leadership and play a key role in their primary care network. Watch a viewo of the launch event held on 26th March 2021.

Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit

Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit

The Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit provides advice on keeping well physically, practically and psychologically, as well as top tips on how you can support those around you and seek help for yourself or someone you know when it’s needed.

Physiotherapists in Primary Care

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to senior physiotherapists Judith Dawson and Joanne Roberts about how they became involved in physiotherapy in primary care and the roles of physiotherapists in this setting, including First Contact Practitioners.

Suspected Gastrointestinal Malignancies in General Practice

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

The COVID pandemic caused an upheaval to the endoscopy services for suspected upper and lower gastrointestinal malignancies. To talk through the changes in how referrals are managed and what that means for general practice and patients, Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by GPwSI in Gastroenterology Dr Sophie Nelson and Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Alistair Makin.

Paramedics in Primary Care

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

The next episode in the series talking about additional roles in primary care is all about paramedics in general practice. Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott speak to Scott Murray, who has been working as a paramedic within primary care for some time now, having transitioned through acute care and urgent care. He talks them through his journey, why he chose to move to primary care and some tips for both paramedics and the general practice team about how to make that transition.

Black Health Improvement Programme

Black Health Improvement Programme (BHIP)

The Black Health Improvement Programme (BHIP) is a culturally appropriate education, training and support package designed for primary care staff and other healthcare professionals.

Why leadership skills in primary care matter

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott are joined by Dr Amar Rughani to discuss his approach to leadership. They talk about the importance of considering their influence, place in the world and how to achieve their goals. They consider their motivations for doing what they are doing in life; the importance of taking that step back to really consider why, how and what they are doing in the world and in general practice.

New Roles: What does the future of Primary Care look like?

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Dr Ali Lea and Lesley Royle-Pryor discuss new roles in primary care and the development of existing roles in general practice.

Physician Associates in Primary Care

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

As part of their mini-series in Primary Care New Roles, Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott spoke with Physician Associate Ricky Staniland to get an idea of how he became a Physician Associate in General Practice and what his role includes at present.

Remote consultations

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Dr Lisa Adams and Dr Sara MacDermott talk to Dr Adam Abbs about remote consultations for general practitioners.

Common gynaecological presentations in young girls

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Dr Uma Marthi a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology to discuss some common gynaecological presentations in young girls up to teenage years.

Watch GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum 26/01/2021

Download resources and watch a recording of the virtual meeting of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Community Nursing Forum held on the 26th January 2021.

GM Local Leaders Network Event 21/01/2021

Download resources and watch a recording of the virtual meeting of the Greater Manchester Local Leaders Network was held on the 21st January 2021.

ARRS Employers educational webinars

ARRS Employers educational webinars

We are leading a series of employers educational webinars to showcase new roles in primary care helping employers in Greater Manchester make informed choices about the roles they recruit using the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).

Primary care leadership development offers

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This post outlines some of the latest primary care leadership development offers from the NHS North West Leadership Academy.

System Leadership Development Centre Pilot

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The NHS North West Leadership Academy is looking for a cohort of 24 leaders to join a pilot in April 2021 to test and refine a new and innovative System Leadership Development Centre that aims to help local leaders to meet the challenges of leading across and within a system.

Greater Manchester Primary Care Workforce newsletter 16/12/20

GM Primary Care Workforce newsletter 16/12/2020

The 16 December 2020 issue of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Workforce newsletter is now available online and as a Word document or a PDF document.

Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Senior Healthcare Support Workers work in a wide range of healthcare settings and the team they work within may include workers from both health and social care. Apprentices may be based in hospitals, GP surgeries or community settings and will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical tasks.

Greater Manchester GPN Fellowship scheme

Practice Nurse

The Greater Manchester General Practice Nurse (GPN) fellowships will offer one session per week (pro rota) protected learning time over 2 years.

Foundation Health Care Support Worker Programme

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP), working in collaboration with HMR Primary Care Academy and Salford Primary Care Academy are offering an upskilling opportunity through the Foundation Health Care Support Worker Programme.

Greater Manchester GP Fellowship scheme

GP consultation

Supporting all those eligible, newly qualified GPs that are in substantive, salaried or partner positions within Greater Manchester, the GP Fellowship is a 2 year programme of support aimed at welcoming GPs into general practice and their Primary Care Network and allowing for both personal and professional growth.

Covid-19 vaccine programme webinar 07/12/2020

Watch a recording and download resources from the COVID-19 vaccination programme webinar for general practice held on 7th December 2020. The webinar was chaired by Laura Browse, Director of Primary Care, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

An introduction to GP and GP Nurse Fellowships

Primary Care Knowledge Boost

Clinical Lead Dr Gill Tonge shares the thinking behind the Greater Manchester GP and GP Nurse Fellowship schemes and explains the aims of supporting doctors and nurses after the first year of qualifying.

Dedicated blended learning programme for Occupational Therapists

Dedicated blended learning programme for Occupational Therapists

In partnership with Health Education England, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists has developed a dedicated blended learning programme for Occupational Therapists working in perinatal mental health services.

Covid-19 vaccine programme webinar 02/12/2020

Covid-19 vaccine programme webinar 02/12/2020

Watch a recording and download resources from the COVID-19 vaccination programme webinar for Greater Manchester General Practice Nurses held on 2nd December 2020.

Greater Manchester Primary Care Workforce newsletter 02/12/20

Greater Manchester Primary Care Careers platform https://gmprimarycarecareers.org.uk

The latest issue of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Workforce newsletter is now available online. View the newsletter in your browser or click on the links in the table of contents below to go straight to an item that interest you. Alternatively you can download it as a Word document or a PDF document.

Care programme webinar 30/11/2020

CARE (Connected, Authentic, Resilient, Empowered)

The Care programme Q&A webinar held on 30th November 2020 was facilitated by a team of system wide Lead Nurses who answered a range of questions and gave guidance on the Care programme application process.

Greater Manchester Mass Vaccination Programme

Vaccination

Preparations are underway across the Greater Manchester health and social care system to ensure we are ready to deliver a Mass Vaccination Programme (MVP) as soon as a Covid-19 vaccine has been authorised and is ready to deploy.

Leadership Development offers

NHS North West Leadership Academy

NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) have a range of leadership development offers for Primary Care Networks and Senior PCN Leaders.

Coaching Support for Senior Primary Care Network Leaders

NHS North West Leadership Academy

The NHS North West Leadership Academy (NHS NWLA) has opened the 2020/21 coaching offer for senior leaders within a Primary Care Network team. Enabling support from quality assured coaches on the NHS NWLA Coaching Hub https://coaching.nwacademy.nhs.uk.

Greater Manchester workforce bank

Greater Manchester Primary Care Workforce bank

Greater Manchester now has a workforce bank, hosted by Lantum, and we have agreed a consistent offer for all general practices who access the workforce bank at 1% of the sessional fee only. There is no sign up fee, subscription or finders fee if you engage an individual on a longer term basis.

GM Workforce Summit 2020

Greater Manchester Workforce Programme

Access presentations and videos of the recorded sessions that were delivered across the two weeks from a wide range of organisations and teams across our health and care system as part of the Greater Manchester Workforce Summit 2020 which ran from 9th-19th November 2020.

Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis e-learning course

GatewayC Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis e-learning course

In the early stages of the disease, pancreatic cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms. The GatewayC Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis e-learning course will help you to recognise a number of, often vague, symptoms that can be associated with pancreatic cancer.

CARE programme

CARE (Connected, Authentic, Resilient, Empowered)

CARE is a virtual support programme that will empowers general practice nurses and other primary care professionals across Greater Manchester to connect, increase resilience and support joined-up, multi-professional working.

COVID-19 Skills Preparation Course

C19_SPACE

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine are offering free training on Intensive Care Medicine skills for health professionals not regularly working on Intensive Care Units. Find out more about the C19_SPACE Skills Preparation Course.

North West Public Health Practitioner Programme

Champs Public Health Collaborative

The North West Public Health Practitioner Programme is a partnership between Public Health England, Health Education England, and the Champs Public Health Collaborative. Find out how it is now easier to apply to join the scheme.

Allied Health Professions Return to Practice

Physiotherapist

To practise all Allied Health Professions must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). If you have had a break from work and wish to return to practice you will need to rejoin the HCPC Register.

Physician Associates Transforming Healthcare (PATH) support offer

Physician Associates Transforming Healthcare (PATH)

Physician Associates Transforming Healthcare (PATH) is a remote supervision and support offer for employers of Physician Associates (PAs) in General Practice and Primary Care. It aims to support a shared understanding of the role of the PA in primary care and support a successful transition, first year.

Training courses for pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists

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Working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and other partners, Health Education England are offering fully-funded, innovative training and development courses for pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.

Greater Manchester GP Fellowships

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The Greater Manchester Training Hub offer Greater Manchester GP Fellowships which provide one session per week (pro rota) protected learning time over 2 years to support newly qualified GP induction into a practice, Primary Care Network or Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

GM General Practice Nurse fellowships

Practice Nurse

The Greater Manchester Training Hub offer General Practice Nurse fellowships that provide one session per week (pro rota) protected learning time over 2 years. This will support your induction into your practice, Primary Care Network or local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Acute leukaemia webinar

GatewayC Acute leukaemia webinar

Watch a recording of the recent GatewayC webinar in which key speakers discussed the importance of early diagnosis in acute leukaemia and answered key questions from the audience.

Watch GM Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum 13/10/2020

Greater Manchester Primary Care Community Nursing Forum was held on the 13th October 2020

Watch a recording and download resources from the virtual meeting of the Greater Manchester Primary Care and Community Nursing Forum held on the 13th October 2020.

GM Health and Care Workforce Collaborative Virtual Summit

Greater Manchester Workforce Programme

The Greater Manchester Health and Care Workforce Collaborative Virtual Summit will run from Monday 9th November to Thursday 19th November. The programme of events is extensive, with over thirty online sessions being delivered across the two weeks from a wide range of organisations and teams across our health and care system.

GM Foundation Health Care Support Worker programme

Training

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, working in collaboration with Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Academy and Salford Primary Care Academy have launched a new Foundation Health Care Support Worker programme.

Diploma Bursary scheme for Primary Care Managers

Level 7 Diploma in Primary Care Development

The Greater Manchester GP Excellence Programme are inviting primary care managers working in General Practice or Primary Care Networks from across Greater Manchester to take up an exceptional opportunity of applying for a bursary towards achieving a Level 7 Diploma in Primary Care Development.

Personalised Care Institute

Personalised Care Institute

The Personalised Care Institute is a virtual training hub for all health and care staff to access a wide-range of flexible and accredited e-learning courses and gain the knowledge and confidence to provide Personalised Care to their patients.

GatewayC’s Lung cancer vs COVID-19 webinar

GatewayC's Lung cancer vs COVID-19 webinar

Watch a recording of the webinar in which Dr Sarah Taylor and key lung cancer specialists explores lung cancer referrals and diagnosis during COVID-19.

Foundation course in General Practice Nursing

Practice Nurse

The Foundation course in General Practice Nursing at the University of Salford is specifically designed for NMC registered nurses who are either newly registered and/or newly employed in general practice or wish to develop their skills and progress their career within primary care.

Greater Manchester’s big mental wellbeing conversation

Salford The Edge Apartments

People in Greater Manchester are being asked to join a conversation about their mental wellbeing, to discover how they feel, what worries them, and what they think can be done to make a positive difference to where they live.

Physician Associate support funding

GP consultation

GP practices employing a Physician Associate (PA) on a 12 month preceptorship in primary care can claim up to £5,000 worth of Physician Associate support funding. This is a national offer available from Health Education England (HEE) that is valid until 31st March 2021.

Information about COVID-19 for primary care in Greater Manchester

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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have published information about useful resources related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in primary care settings across Greater Manchester.

Discover NHS Collaborate

NHS Collaborate

Collaborate is a mutually supportive community of leaders across primary care with a mission to ensure no leader in primary care feels alone or isolated.