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Kingston Training Hub

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Laura Jackson

Training Hub Manager

Laura is responsible for identifying the training needs of both clinical and non-clinical staff across Kingston and developing plans to meet those needs. Laura is a Registered General Nurse with many years’ community and public health nursing experience, developing quality patient services and clinical governance.

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Anne Murphy

Nurse Educator

Anne leads supporting the education and professional development of practice nurses in Kingston. She is also the clinical assessor for KEC's undergraduate nurses.

HIV

Kingston has experienced a significant increase in new HIV diagnoses, making initiatives like increased primary care testing even more pertinent. Routine HIV testing can be incorporated into any blood tests for adults and young people aged 16 and above, without the need for counselling. Simply informing patients that HIV testing is included in their yearly tests is sufficient. The guidance and top tips from the Elton John AIDS Foundation is for your reference.

Furthermore, Public Health Kingston are still commissioning and paying a tariff of £10 per HIV performed in practices at least until the end of this financial year, after which commissioning is likely to be restructured

We have HIV clinicians at Kingston Hospital who are keen to provide training for primary care colleagues.  Included is a poster that could be used at practices to inform patients of routine testing in clinic.  

ASSESSORS / MENTORS Online Tuition

 

  • This is an on-line 2 hour tuition session for qualified and registered nurses, midwives, physician associates, and GMC doctors who wish to act as cervical screening mentors and external assessors. 

  • The training will be via MS Teams and will run from 9.30 am until 11.30 am. A link to the meeting will be sent out upon successful application

  • This session is free of charge to London-based sample takers.

  • Full details and application can be found via our web-site: www.lrctc.org.uk

  

So far, and rather unusually,  we have had only 5 applicants for this session.

We would therefore very much appreciate it if you could remind any of your colleagues who may be interested in this that spaces are still available.

 

Subsequently the next date for this training will be Wed 3rd September.

If there isn’t a demand for this training then we reduce these sessions further to only once per year.

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AfterCare Wellbeing Brochure

Following ‘The Fundamentals’ National AfterCARE Wellbeing Course last year, we will now be running ‘Building on The Fundamentals’ from May 2024. More information can be found in the attached brochure.

 

The wellbeing course is open to all colleagues across your ICS, particularly those who have participated in the CARE Programme.

 

To register, colleagues are asked to email the CARE team directly on care@napc.co.uk

 

Each session will be held over lunchtime, from 1-1:45pm, providing colleauges with time out ‘just for you’.

 

The course will offer colleagues a unique experience through supporting them from a personal perspective, with a focus on self-care, and wellbeing and resilience. It will give colleagues a personal understanding and the tools to support taking back control and thriving. It will also provide a mix of visual, auditory and storytelling learning methods where colleauges can sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey together.

 

As the CARE leads within your system, we kindly ask for your help to promote the course and to encourage participants to register. We will be sending email comms to participants within your system and will ensure you are on copy. If you require any further information or resources, please do not hesitate to ask.

Immunisation update

  • Tuesday 23rd April 12pm – 2:30pm Book Here

  • Wednesday 24th July 12pm – 2:30pm Book Here

  • Thursday 12th September 12pm – 2:30pm Book Here

  • Tuesday 17th September 12pm – 2:30pm Book Here

  • Thursday 7th November 12pm- 2:30pm Book Here

Speakers:

Kirsty Armstrong

 

Learning Outcomes:

· Your learning needs-scenarios for discussion

· The aims of immunisation and national policy/schedule - refresher

· Vaccine hesitancy

· Medico legal issues

· Administering vaccines- refresher

· Upcoming changes and use of resources

· Vaccine storage/vaccine errors/competency

 

For other courses please visit our website:

www.swltraininghubs.org

McMillan Cancer Support BME Project

Croydon BME Forum has partnered with McMillan Cancer Support to deliver a support package to BME patients who are affected by cancer. This includes sessions for patients and their families, providing emotional and practical support. To refer patients into the service, practices should complete and submit the referral form
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