Learn and Earn (Apprenticeships and Trainees)

This ambitious project is happening across all North Central London boroughs and aims to create a viable and sustainable career pathway for individuals to progress from unemployment through healthcare support roles towards health professions including nursing, allied health professions and potentially social work. Apprenticeship standards will be delivered where they’ve been already developed, and enhancements and bridging training will be included alongside the apprenticeship standards to facilitate participants’ progression to different levels. 15 Health Care Assistants have been identified to commence Level 2 or Level 3 training in Enfield. This…

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New Projects Commissioned

Enfield CEPN have commissioned some exciting new projects this year, using Transformation Funding from Health Education England. They include training to enable better cross-disciplinary working, the establishment of professional workforce support networks, and training on specific topics important locally. Also, the popular Integrated Learning Multi-Professional Networks (ILMNs) are continuing. Please click on the topics below for more details on all new projects. Peer Support for GPs & Practice Nurses Enabling Practice Managers to Deliver a Sustainable Future General Practice and Community Pharmacy Skill Mix Improving the management of multi-morbidities Learn…

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General Practice and Community Pharmacy Skill Mix

This project aims to upskill community pharmacists and place them within General Practices to support the delivery of patient care. 25 places have been offered to community pharmacists working in Enfield on the following courses: • Essential Skills for General Practice based Pharmacists • Independent Prescribers • EMIS • Minor Ailments Training has commenced, and GP mentors have agreed to support the pharmacists on placements in local practices. An audit tool is in development to assess whether participating pharmacists will utilise their new skills in their existing setting.

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Enabling Practice Managers to Deliver a Sustainable Future

This trainer-led peer support network offers 12 online training modules and 6 webinars to all practice managers or senior administrators in Enfield, as well as regular newsletters and a closed Facebook support group. The topics have been devised by practice managers themselves who have identified key skills and competencies that require support. If you or a practice manager you know would like to join the group, please email kerrie.ahern@communitymatters.co.uk for more information.

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Peer Support for GP’s and Practice Nurses

This recently established network offers activities, training, leadership, and peer support for newly qualified GPs and GPNs, as well as locum, OOH and urgent care GPs. The programme of activities is led by the network, and the format of the sessions are defined by them. Any specific training requirements are defined by the group themselves, and provision is then commissioned and sourced by the CEPN. In addition, it is proposed that mindfulness & clinical leadership skills provision will be broadened out to all salaried or partner GPs in Enfield. This…

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Safer Discharge and Service Awareness (for Carers and Acute Staff)

Safer discharge planning and improved information will be offered to patients and carers, by • Offering clinical and administrative staff training to raise awareness of the information and assistance that carers need to adequately prepare for discharge. • Providing clinical skills training to carers to help reduce the risk of readmission and raise confidence in their competency to care for their loved ones. • Creating a new ‘Discharge Guide’ in plain English to provide information on the discharge pathway and offer details of all the carer and discharge support services…

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Muscular-Skeletal Delivery of Care in General Practice

The project aims to develop new ways of working in MSK, with a view to: • Improving both the diagnostic skills of primary and urgent care professionals, • Encouraging greater use of self-care and appropriate initial advice • Enhancing collaboration between Secondary Care, Extended Scope Physiotherapists (ESPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), Podiatrists, Community & Practice Nurses and General Practitioners. The project will feature a clinical support forum online. The details are still in development and if you would like to know more, please email kerree.ahern@communitymatters.co.uk.

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