SGPET Weekly Update - Monday 14 Sept 2020
Date sent: Monday 14 September 2020
NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here
Update from SGPET Vice Chair Dr Ian Boyland
Adapting Our Programme - With COVID ever present and possibly on the rise we have had to put in place firm plans for the rest of the year. Unfortunately we are not planning any face to face education until after March due to the current regulations on face to face education from Health Education England. I think we all miss the interaction of face to face meetings and study days. They're as much about keeping in touch with colleagues from across the county and the chats over coffee as they are about the education. There is always a great atmosphere at study days and evening meetings, which I think we all accept is impossible to replicate over Zoom. I think we are all getting used to Zoom meetings, and from a facilitators point of view it is certainly becoming easier with experience to run educational events over Zoom. We've also taken on feedback from the events we have run and tweaked what we have been doing. It would be appreciated if delegates could keep their cameras on as much as possible. From a speakers and facilitators point of view it is very hard to gauge how a presentation is going when you see nothing but black boxes!
Zoom does have advantages; we aren't as limited by numbers (largest event so far has been 83) and not travelling can help people attend if time is tight. This has led to one of the first changes to our program for the autumn.
Any evening education meeting is open to all to attend, not just those in that area so someone in Yeovil can book into a Taunton event. This means there are more education events available to attend. It may be some aspects are more relevant to one area, but a lot of the updates are universal. However we recognise that the small group discussions are still important so these will continue as before. We also recognise that some groups have needs that may not be served by general group discussion, so the first five, locum and AHP groups will continue, but members of these groups are of course more than welcome to attend the general events too. Please check the SGPET website ( https://www.somersetgpeducationtrust.co.uk/ ) for updates to meetings.
It is with sadness that Fresh Looks will also be a virtual event, however the program will be as interesting and engaging as ever. Likewise the diabetes and respiratory study days will also be virtual. In the future we hope to combine face to face and remote learning at events to allow improved access and greater attendance.
SGPET also continues to increase its anytime online learning resources which you can use for learning and reference as the opportunity and need arises. These are now in a new section on the website and will be increasing in number and scope. The SGPET weekly update will continue to keep you informed and updated about our activities and other educational and development opportunities you might be interested in.
Resources for GP's & others in similar roles
- Somerset First 5 Discussion Group - Wednesday 16 Sept, 19.30 Via Zoom
- Somerset GP Education Evening - Thursday 17 Sept, 19.30 Via Zoom - Cardiology Update Dr Mark Dayer, Consultant in Cardiology,
Please book via the course list below.
Resources for Practice Nurse & others in similar roles
- Somerset Training Hub, SGPET and Somerset CCG are looking for a General Practice Nurse with an interest in a Digital First approach to be trained and funded to become a Digital Fellow
- Respiratory News from David Long - QOF points and the fact you are unable to conduct spirometry (please scroll down to David Long Respiratory Adviser News to view)
Somerset LMC Nurse Advisor, Paula Messenger firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset LMC Respiratory Adviser, David Long email@example.com
The Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast is a new, free fortnightly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder. Each episode features a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and Dr. Tresidder will be joined by a guest co-host for each conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.
The twelfth episode - how compassion is a strength and not a weakness, how human beings are social animals that are hardwired to be compassionate, why self-compassion is just as important as compassion for othersd!
SGPET COVID 19 online education
|15/09/20||Joint LMC/CCG Lead Nurse Support and IPC Meetings (VIA ZOOM)
Julia Bloomfield ,Ms Paula Messenger
|16/09/20||Somerset First 5 Discussion Group (Remote via Zoom)||Link|
|17/09/20||Primary Care Clinical Practitioners discussion group - Irritable Bowl Syndrome and FODMAPS with Marianne Williams (Paramedics, ECPs, NPs and pharmacists seeing acute Presentations in General Practice) (REMOTE VIA ZOOM)||Link|
|17/09/20||Somerset GP Education Evening - Cardiology Update (REMOTE via Zoom)
Dr Mark Dayer Cardiology Update
|21/09/20||Update for Independent Non-Medical Prescribers (VIA ZOOM)
Mr Piotr Zak
|24/09/20||Paediatric asthma - getting the diagnosis right (REMOTE VIA ZOOM)
Dr Nerys Beynon
|30/09/20||GPST Study Day - Advanced Care Planning & Quality Improvement Projects (Via ZOOM)||Link|
|01/10/20||Practice Nurse: Wound Management and Dressing Choice Remote via Zoom
Ms Louise Vickery
|01/10/20||Safeguarding - Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation (VIA WEBEX)
Dr Bridget Carne
|06/10/20||Joint LMC/CCG Lead Nurse Support and IPC Meetings (VIA ZOOM)
Julia Bloomfield ,Ms Paula Messenger
|06/10/20||Lord Poulett & South Somerset GP Discussion Group (Remote via Zoom)
Dr Ian Boyland Open General Discussion,Dr Christoph Kollmeier Open General Discussion
|07/10/20||Safeguarding - Modern Slavery- spot the signs (VIA ZOOM)
Dr Bridget Carne
|08/10/20||Mendip First 5 New GP Discussion Group
Dr John Machling General Discussion
|08/10/20||Womens Health Update (SGPET) - Remote via Zoom
Dr Juliet Balfour ,Dr Karen Sylvester
|13/10/20||Chronic Kidney Disease Update (SGPET) (Remote via Zoom)
Anytime Learning Tutorials and Resources Topics: EOL, Telephone Triage, Professional Wellbeing and Administration
Somerset GP Education Trust
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Taunton, TA2 8QY