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Primary Care Training Hub

  • Primary Care Training Hub Education Podcasts

    Welcome to our educational Podcast zone!

    Here you will find all of our educational podcasts, starting with a series of monthly podcasts from our Palliative Care Specialists.

    The Palliative Care Specialists in Dorset have come together to produce a series of educational podcasts. Please follow the link below to listen to this month episode.

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    After you have listened to this podcast, please remember to complete the feedback survey and let us know by emailing us at traininghub@ourdorset.nhs.uk indicating which episode/s you have listened to. Once you have completed the survey you will be issued with a certificate of completion.

    Please remember to subscribe or follow the Primary Care Training Hub Podcast wherever you access your podcasts.


  • Clinical Education

    Our Shared Learning programme brings together specialists from across the system to deliver education for primary care colleagues.  We are currently in the process of planning our curriculum for the remainder of the year and details will be added to our CPD & Training Calendar and share with all practices when confirmed.  Watch this space.

    Our annual Hot Topics event is very popular with our GPs with around 200 GPs attending every year.  We are currently exploring options for 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation and will be sharing more information in due course.

    Paediatric Education

    Looking After Unwell Children During Winter.

    This page is filled with resources linked to our recent webinar focusing on this topic. This includes a recording of the webinar and many useful documents and links to further information.

    Heart Failure Education

    Working with specialist colleagues in the UHD Heart Failure Team we are very pleased to introduce a series of education sessions where Primary Care colleagues are invited to attend live or watch the recordings.  The aim is to provide sessions on evidence-based heart failure care and to optimise cohesive primary and secondary care.  There will be one session a month with a new topic/area of focus for each session.

    Live sessions

    Below are details of upcoming live sessions and how to book a place and attend. Please note, all sessions will be held from 1 to 1:30pm.

    Recorded sessions

    Here you find all of the recorded sessions.

    Certificate of completion

    You will need to complete a short feedback survey in order to obtain you certificate of attendance. Your feedback is really important in helping to shape and develop the education sessions.

    After you have completed the survey, please remember to let us know by emailing us at traininghub@ourdorset.nhs.uk indicating which session/s you have watched.


  • GP Assistant (GPA)

    The GP Assistant (GPA) is a new and emerging role created to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. Health Education England is supporting the spread and adoption of The GP Assistant (GPA) and Devon Training Hub are co-ordinating the rollout of Phase 2 of this project on behalf of the South West Region. This project will see 40 candidates from across General Practice in the South West trained into the GPA role and have the opportunity to achieve the GP Assistant Certificate.

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    Please follow the link below to access the GP Assistants Spread and Adoption across the South West Frequently Asked Questions.

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    Please follow the link below to download the enrolment form.

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    Please note the deadline for applications is the 16th April 2021.


  • Training Needs Analysis

    To ensure our Training Hub provides access to the training and education PCNs require, we will work with PCNs and Practice to undertake a thorough Training Needs Analysis.  Our focus is to help PCNs to develop their workforce in order to achieve their goals.

    Working at a system level, we are working in partnership with the education leads from the NHS Trusts to consolidate the Training Needs Analysis across organisations to inform prioritisation and investment of workforce development funding/upskilling.


  • Student placements & workforce pipeline

    In order to increase the pipeline of newly qualified workforce for PCNs and Practices, we will be supporting the Dorset non-medical placement review in partnership with NHS Trusts, HEE and education providers.

    In addition to this we will be supporting Primary Care Networks to review and increase placement capacity and infrastructure, whilst exploring the opportunity to pilot a new model of placement support aligned to the Dorset wide review.


  • Career Development Frameworks (including Advance Clinical Practice)

    We are working with partners across the ICS to support the development of best practice and consistent career development frameworks for:

    • Nursing
    • Allied Health Professionals
    • Pharmacy

    We will support PCNs and Practices to access the frameworks, embed them and maximise them to support the development of existing staff and to attract and recruit new workforce.

    In addition to this and in response to workforce risk assessment, planning, and new models of care, we are supporting the development of an Advanced Clinical Practice framework across Dorset.  We believe this will increase access to ACP programmes for colleagues in Dorset.


  • Protected Learning Time

    We provide support to PCNs and Practices to plan activity during PLT sessions.  This includes, but is not limited to training, education, team development sessions and networking.  Contact us with your needs and ideas and we’ll work with you to develop and deliver a successful session.


  • GP Retainer Annual Education Event

    To support our GP Retainers, we run an annual education event to provide crucial updates and refresher training.  Please contact us or check our CPD & Training Calendar for information about our next event.


  • Live Well Dorset (LWD) is a behaviour change service that offers information and suppor to adults in Dorset who wish to take action to improve their health and wellbeing. Using expertise in behaviour change, LWD supports individuals to initiate lifestyle changes that benefit their physical health and general wellbeing. To maximise the potential for positive change in the community, LWD offers trainings in Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour Change. The sessions are designed to firstly support delegates with their own wellbeing, but additionally to develop the skills needed to promote health and wellbeing amongst co-workers and service-users.

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  • The Learning Hub

    The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

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  • If you’re a healthcare professional and want to bring your knowledge of menopause and HRT up to speed, The Menopause Charity has worked with Newson Health Research and Education and Fourteen Fish, to offer one free ‘Confidence in the Menopause’ online course to every GP practice in the UK.

    This menopause education programme is aimed at any healthcare professional who sees women and who would like to formalise and accredit their learning and consulting skills around the area of the menopause.

    This offer is valid for one year between 14th May 2021 until the 14th May 2022. Free offer applies to GP practices in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is limited to one per practice.

    For more information, please follow the link below.

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