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  • Tackling Health Inequalities through a practical approach to Population Health Management

    A webinar series facilitated by the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC).

    Delivered virtually.

    The NHS Long Term Plan set out a widely supported route map to tackle our greatest health challenges, from improving cancer care to transforming mental health, from giving young people a healthy start in life to closing the gaps in health inequalities in communities, and enabling people to look after their own health and wellbeing.

    The aim of this webinar series is to bring together colleagues from across the South West to have conversations on ‘Tackling Health Inequalities through a simple approach to population health management’ and to build relationships across the region.

    To ensure the conversation is as rich as possible, the NAPC invites colleagues from across the system, as well as those in primary care, to support ICS’s to collectively address the right priorities for their residents using their collective resources wisely.

    By the end of each webinar, participants should:

    • Be reminded of the social determinants of health and wellbeing
    • Have a base level understanding of population health management – an increasingly important concept behind new care model development
    • Understand how population health management is key to tackling health inequalities

    For more information about this series of webinars, please follow the links below:

  • Leadership for Personalised Care

    Masterclass recordings

    Please click below to access the recordings of the Introduction to Leadership for Personalised Care and Leading in Co-Production Masterclasses

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    Course Booklet

    Following on from the masterclasses please click below to view the course booklet with complimentary resources for you to work through and go more in depth into the topic.

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  • Supporting Mentors Scheme

    The Dorset Primary Care Training Hub are pleased to introduce The Supporting Mentors Scheme. This funded scheme is a national initiative and is aimed at providing mentoring support for newly qualified and less experienced GPs, whilst also providing development opportunities and new ways to apply their skills and knowledge for longer serving GPs trough the role as mentor. The scheme enables us to provide mentoring support through our experienced and knowledgeable GP Mentors for our newly qualified and less experienced GPs. In joining the scheme, GP mentors can use and share their experience to support GPs who are joining the workforce and beginning their career in general practice.

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    What to Expect

    This scheme will enable GP mentors to connect with newly qualified and less experienced GPs to help them embed into the local general practice environment and become an integral part of the local primary care team.

    The scheme provides:

    • Access to fully accredited local GP Mentors with a wealth of knowledge and experience for those looking for a mentor
    • Funded accredited training for new GP Mentors to equip them with the necessary skills to mentor and ‘give back’ to their GP colleagues. GP mentors will also be entitled to financial reimbursement for the mentor sessions they conduct

    If a GP already holds a mentorship qualification (ILM5 in Coaching and Mentoring, or similar) there is no need for them to undertake any additional training. They will be able to deliver mentorship sessions through this scheme (subject to meeting local criteria).


    In order to access a GP Mentor, you will need to:

    • Be a GP Fellow on the Dorset newly qualified GP Fellowship scheme
    • Be a newly qualified GP delivering general practice services in Dorset
    • Be a Dorset GP who has self-referred or been signposted to accessing a mentor for support

    In order to become a GP Mentor, you will need to:

    • Be an experienced and motivated GP, either as a partner or in a salaried post, working in general practice who holds full registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
    • Be working at least three clinical sessions per week and be willing and able to conduct one additional session of mentoring per week when required
    • Meet the requirements for remaining on the NHS England GP Performers List and report to NHS England any concerns that might affect their status on the National Medical Performers List and
    • Not be subject to interim suspension under section 41A of the Medical Act 1983

    How to Apply

    If you wish to register your interest in becoming a Mentor, please complete the Expression of Interest form via the link below. Once you have completed the form a representative from the Dorset Primary Care Training Hub will be in contact to discuss this with you further.

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    If you wish to access a Mentor and would like to discuss this with a  member of our team please contact the Dorset Primary Care Training Hub team at traininghub@ourdorset.nhs.uk.

  • Organisational Development for PCNs

    Bespoke support.  Using a four-stage consultancy approach our team will:

    1. Discover – your network’s employee culture and engagement development needs
    2. Design – a series of interventions that would support with embedding the desired culture
    3. Deliver – facilitate as necessary during engagement events
    4. Evaluate – against the predefined metrics to measure progress

    Examples could include:

    • Design and support with an engagement and culture survey, enlisting support of culture champions within the network to support the discovery, design and delivery work
    • Workshops to co-design vision, values and behaviours

  • Leadership

    As part of the wider Our Dorset Workforce operating model, our Training Hub provides access for PCNs and Primary Care colleagues to a suite of System Leadership Development options including free places on our System Leader Programme, Team Leader and Operational Management Qualifications through Apprenticeships. However, we can also offer bespoke and tailored leadership and management programmes ranging from quick bite size learning sessions for small groups to longer blended learning programmes .  Please follow the link below to access more information.

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    or contact us at traininghub@ourdorset.nhs.uk.

  • Dorset Next Generation GP Development Programme

    Recognising and building on the success of the national ‘Next Generation GP’ programme, this development programme has been designed to inspire and Support future GP leaders in Dorset.

    As one of the first Integrated Care Systems (ICS), Dorset has a unique set of leadership    opportunities and challenges which will be highlighted through this programme as we equip our next generation of GPs in Dorset with the leadership skills, support and network contacts to succeed.

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    To see available dates and book a place please visit our CPD and Training calendar.

  • Coaching

    How we can support your development with coaching. Coaching can be a thought-provoking and creative process and will help you to maximise your personal and professional potential. Recent research points out the huge personal benefits to people who have coaching, particularly at times of change.

    Coaching can:

    • Improve your sense of direction, clarity of thoughts and focus
    • Re-boot your passion for what you are doing
    • Facilitate your decision making at crossroad points in your career
    • Help identify key priorities
    • Develop your capacity to take on new roles and responsibilities
    • Provide a safe place to discuss motivations and refresh thinking about challenges and opportunities
    • Assist you when starting in a new role
    • Improved level of self and other awareness
    • Facilitate exploration of fresh perspectives to tricky challenges

    Interested in finding a Coach? If you are looking for a coach to help guide you, please register for free to My E-Coach. Alternatively you can email us and we will contact you with more information.

    Already a trained Coach?  Contact us if you would like to join our coaching faculty.

  • Looking After You Too

    Individual coaching support is available for staff supporting primary care via an offer called #LookingAfterYouToo. It is available seven days a week to staff in clinical and non-clinical roles and is provided by skilled and experienced coaches.

    This has since been expanded to create a second initiative named #LookingAfterYourTeam which offers dedicated coaching support to all those who lead, manage and coordinate teams in Primary Care settings in England.

    Please find more information here and below.

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  • Please follow the link below to listen to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Podcast featuring Sally Bassett and Kate Wells-McCulloch talking about Critical Conversations.

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  • Leadership Development Programme Senior PCN Leads

    This is a series of practical, engaging, and experiential modules that will be tailored to support the specific needs and context of the Senior Leadership teams of Primary Care Networks in Dorset.

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  • Management Fundamentals Development Programme

    The Our Dorset Training Hub Team are pleased to offer this series of practical, virtual, bite-size management tool and technique sessions for anyone in a new management or team leading position at a GP Practice level.

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