SGPET Weekly Update Mon 31 Jan 2022
Date sent: Monday 31 January 2022
NEWS/UPDATE BOARD - This and past updates can be found here
Dr Martyn Hughes Retirement As many of you know, Dr Martyn Hughes officially retires from his work with the Somerset training hub at the end of January 2022. Martyn Hughes took an interest in medical education when he was working as a GP in the midlands and was one of the first clinical tutors to incorporate the principles of adult learning into continuing professional development for GPs. He was a prominent figure in the field at the time he left to take up a partnership in Somerset.
We were fortunate that he was able to take up a one session per week post as clinical tutor in Somerset and bring his experience and ideas to our county. He completed MRCGP by assessment in order to become a TPD (Training Programme Director) and together with Dr Steve Holmes and Dr Tony Wright enabled the development of continuing education for GPs and professions allied to medicine with the crucial creation of SGPET under the umbrella of the LMC and the organisation/running of new Educational Provider Network now Somerset Training Hub being parts of an overarching group working for the good of primary care as a whole.
Somerset is leading the way nationally in this area and this is in large part is due to Martyn’s efforts. We all feel very privileged to have been able to work with him and benefit so much from his experience, personal warmth and understanding and his hard work on our behalf.
His knowledge of the system, strategic vision, passion for developing the workforce and insight into what can be achieved have significantly impacted many of us as individuals, primary care in Somerset as a whole and many others outside of the county.
Martyn, we will all miss you and wish you the very best for your new phase in life.
New Pan Somerset Bi-monthly Evening Meeting – Wednesday 16 February at 7:30pm – remote via zoom For our first evening educational event of the year we are pleased to have Valentine Lacey presenting to us on moisture associated skin damage, medical adhesive related skin damage and incontinence associated dermatitis. This talk is aimed at all clinicians in Primary Care who may be treating wounds or asked to give advice by colleagues. This event is kindly sponsored by Medicare Plus. We hope you'll be able to join us for this.
Symptoms of Long COVID/post-COVID-19 syndrome can be difficult to manage. To help patients and health care professionals (including health coaches) understand simple management strategies the Somerset Post Covid Assessment team have developed a website ( www.somersetlongcovid.com ). Please consider using this as a resource to signpost patients to early on in their journey of post COVID-19 syndrome. Not only do the topics included cover symptoms (sleep, pacing breathing pattern disorder) specific to COVID but also are transferrable to many other long term conditions. The pages are short so you may also want to check out the resource for as an education resource for post-COVID-19 syndrome.
C the signs and changes to the Cancer Pathways. The LMC is working closely with the CCG and C the Signs to address a number of concerns that have been bought to our attention from across the county. Some of the issues are related to C the Signs being embedded into practices, and some are related to changes to Cancer pathways such as changes to the mandatory bloods. We had a promising meeting yesterday and hope that our concerns will be addressed soon. In the interim, C the signs is also keen to hear individual feeback through firstname.lastname@example.org
- Educational facilitation skills course for primary and community care educators – Managing groups and presentation skills, Lead Organisers Dr Steve Holmes and Dr Jill Wilson Co-facilitator from Training Programme Director team in south west Please note short closing date to apply 7.2.22, booking form included in detail document here. Please direct any questions to email@example.com Project Manager
- HEE funding to support the phase 3 GP Assistant Programme here in the SW. Please see Flyer, FAQ document and EOI form. For further information and all application forms should be completed and directed to Andy Smallshaw, Devon Training Hub via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 27th February 2022.
- Dr Lucy Pollock will be giving an amusing, informative & compassionate talk about ageing with stories and lessons from her fantastic and well received book 'The Book about Getting Older (for people who don't want to talk about it)' Friday 11th Feb, 2-4
Resources for GP's & others in similar roles
NEW SGPET EVENT - 24th February 1900- 2100, Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). 33N team. A session on Post-Intensive Care Syndrome held by the 33N team including local services, referral pathways and follow up rehabilitation classes.
Information for GP trainers HEE has produced an e-learning module on the Roadmaps for GP trainers. This is an optional module as GP trainers are able to be roadmap supervisors without additional training, but hopefully it actually explains what the roadmaps are and how to fill them in.
- The optional GP ES e-learning for Roadmaps is now live via the link here
- Further information on the Roadmaps to practice for physios, paramedics, OT, podiatry and dietetics can be found here
- Nuffield Health - Menopause Talk, Fri 25 March Dillington House
Resources for Practice Nurse & others in similar roles
- Something for You! - Emotional Logic is a logical method to help us Understand change and manage loss. It’s a skillset that we can all benefit from – free training available right across Primary Care – please see poster’
Anytime Learning and Tutorials - View all here
SGPET Calendered Education - View all here
|01/02/22||Practice Nurse: Introduction to Childhood Immunisation ( 2 Day Course) 1st & 2nd Feb, SGPET & Training
|01/02/22||The Essential Management of General Practice for Care Co-ordinators
|02/02/22||Somerset First 5 GP Discussion Group evening meeting - General Discussion (Remote via Zoom)
Dr Hannah Jenkins
|08/02/22||HCA Immunisation Update (SGPET & Training)
|10/02/22||Introduction to Spirometry (Nurse Fellowship Programme)
Mr David Long
|10/02/22||Primary Care Clinical Practitioners discussion group: A way to influence mindsets and deliver change! (REMOTE via Zoom): (Paramedics, ECPs, NPs and pharmacists seeing acute Presentations in General Practice)
Dr Keith Gomes-Pinto A way to influence mindsets and deliver change!
|15/02/22||Basic Life Support
Mr Leigh Beard
|Taunton Racecourse, Taunton||Link|
|16/02/22||Joint LMC/CCG Lead Nurse Support and IPC Meeting
Ms Paula Messenger , Julia Bloomfield
|16/02/22||Pan Somerset Bi-monthly evening meeting: moisture associated skin damage, medical adhesive related skin damage and incontinence associated dermatitis.||Zoom, Online||Link|
|24/02/22||SGPET Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) 33N Team||Zoom, Online||Link|
|01/03/22||South Somerset GP Discussion Group evening meeting -
Dr Christoph Kollmeier
|02/03/22||Somerset First 5 GP Discussion Group evening meeting - (Remote via Zoom)||Zoom, Online||Link|
|03/03/22||STH Webinar: Long Covid||Zoom, Online||Link|
|03/03/22||Wells GP Discussion Group -||Link|
|08/03/22||Bridgwater GP Discussion Group -||TBC||Link|
|08/03/22||Ear Irrigation Study Day (SGPET & Training)
|Taunton Racecourse, Taunton||FULL||Link|
|09/03/22||GPST1/GPST2/Multidisciplinary Study Day - Consultation Skills for Primary Care Clinicians (Attend in Person)||Taunton Racecourse, Taunton||FULL||Link|
|09/03/22||GPST1/GPST2/Multidisciplinary Study Day - Consultation Skills for Primary Care Clinicians(Via Zoom)||Zoom, Online||Link|
|10/03/22||Employment Law Training
Mr Adrian Poole
|Microsoft Teams, Online||Link|
|10/03/22||Primary Care Clinical Practitioners discussion group: : Obesity and the secondary care bariatric team (including bariatric surgery) (REMOTE via Zoom): (Paramedics, ECPs, NPs and pharmacists seeing acute Presentations in General Practice)
Dr Rhodri King Obesity and the secondary care bariatric team (including bariatric surgery)
|16/03/22||Practice Nurse: Infection Control
|22/03/22||Taunton GP Discussion Group||TBC||Link|
|23/03/22||Acute Presentations Study Day
Dr Bridget Carne ,Ms Catherine Hayden
|Monks Yard, Ilminster||Link|
|23/03/22||Joint LMC/CCG Lead Nurse Support and IPC Meeting
Ms Paula Messenger , Julia Bloomfield
|24/03/22||Introduction to Bronchiectasis (Nurse Fellowship Programme)
Mr David Long
|24/03/22||Sessional/Locum GP Discussion Group - SEA Interesting cases - Lunchtime Session (Remote via Zoom)
Dr Catherine Ievers
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