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Accessibility Statement for Bucks Training Hub website

Website: https://buckstraininghub.net/

This accessibility statement applies to the BucksTraining Hub website

(https://buckstraininghub.net/)

This website is run by Bucks Training Hub (BTH) which is hosted by BHT (Bucks Healthcare Trust). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
  • there are some colour contrast issues due to branding and colours

Reporting accessibility problems, feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

Please also contract us if you require information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille.

We will consider your requests and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, or email us (bucks.traininghub@nhs.net) for directions.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment you are welcome to contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us https://buckstraininghub.net/contact/

 Technical information about this website’s accessibility

BHT is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
  • there are some colour contrast issues due to branding and colours

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, job specifications for current vacancies and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared and last reviewed on 21st September 2020.

This website was initially tested in August by Twenty Eighty. The test was carried through a combination of Google Lighthouse’s accessibility reporting and AXE accessibility monitor.

Since the updates and changes that have been made to the site, the Google Lighthouse’s accessibility reporting confirmed that this website is 91% accessible.

 

Student Nurse Placement

Are you considering a student nurse placement at your Practice?  There is a very useful link below, which gives an insight into these valuable placements.  Pause and take a minute to view.

https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/practice-based-learning/practice-supervision


Demystifying Bloods Virtual Training

Are you mystified by myeloma screens, annoyed by ANA or exasperated by when to do an ESR?

We are calling all Musculoskeletal FCP Clinicians in primary care or who are moving into MSK FCP roles to sign up for a fully funded 1 day virtual course on Saturday 17 October (9.00—17.00).  The facilitator is Dr Giles Hazan MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DipMSM and delivered via MAPC (Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).

For registration details click here

For full course details click here


New to General Practice Fellowship Programme

The New to Practice Fellowship Programme for newly qualified GPs and Nurses is starting this September and is currently accepting applications.  Below are the information packs for each role and also a letter which explains changes made to information shared previously, due to new national guidance.

If you would like more information, please get in touch with the team managing this programme at bob.fellowship@nhs.net or apply via this form

Covering letter – changes to Fellowship Programme click here

GP Information Pack click here

Nurses Information Pack click here


PA Employer Resources Link

Build your team, employ a Physician Associate #associate yourself.  Follow the link below to learn more about this relatively new role within the clinical team, seen as a completentary to GPs rather than a substitute.

https://www.fparcp.co.uk/employers/pas-in-general-practice


Bucks New University Funded Courses Available

There are two funded courses available from BNU for:

Qualified and registered nurses new to practice. Click here for more details on the Graduate Certificate in GPN.

Qualified and registered Nurse Associates or Health Care professionals. Click here for more details on the Clinical Skills and Management of Long Term Conditions for health care professionals in primary care

When you apply directly to BNU, notify us of your application at: bucks.traininghub@nhs.net


Applications Invited for Practical Innovation Course

               HEE Training Hub Animation Launch

Health Education England’s training hubs are integral to their core purpose of helping deliver excellent healthcare through education and training to the current and future workforce, meeting the priorities outlined in the NHS long term plan.

Training hubs are based in primary and community care serving the local community. Watch the new animation which outlines what training hubs are and how you can access them. Click here


BTH Monthly Newsletter

Our monthly Newsletter is circulated at the end of each month.  If you wish to be added to the distribution list, please email your details to:

bucks.traininghub@nhs.net


Safe Video Consulting Guidance from the Royal College of General Practitioners

HEE works in collaboration with NHSE/I to produce safe video consulting guidance. HEE colleagues Alan Davies, Innovative Programmes and Partnerships Director and Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Digital Literacy Project Manager, contributed to and are credited as part of the Guideline Development Team with colleagues in NHSE/I to produce the Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19. Published on 29 May, the guidance is aimed at NHS general practice staff who are consulting via video with patients at home throughout the current pandemic.


LADbible Film on Nursing – now on YouTube

Put aside 12 minutes to watch two of our Nursing Ambassadors, Christine and Malachie sharing their experiences – old nurse meets young nurse.  Well worth watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9551StmN1BI


Pride in Practice Training Academy

The Pride in Practice Training Academy is for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and confidence of LGBT inclusion at home, at work and in the community.

Pride in Practice is a nationally recognised LGBT inclusion programme. Having worked for almost a decade with NHS services, Pride in Practice trains and accredits using LGBT Foundation’s grass-roots expertise and community-insight with 45 years’ experience working with over 40,000 people per year and reaching 600,000 people online.

Since 2016, Pride in Practice has trained 9,185 individuals nationally. Over 980 primary care services have engaged with Pride in Practice. All services engaging with Pride in Practice have been able to demonstrate changes within their practice that more effectively meet the needs of LGBT people. 100% of those who took part were satisfied with the training.

Following Pride in Practice’s success in the healthcare sector, LGBT Foundation have developed the Pride in Practice Training Academy; an online curriculum of LGBT training modules. Whether it’s getting involved with targeted modules or the full training programme, every trainee will receive a certificate of completion to recognise their achievement and have the opportunity to become an accredited Pride in Practice Champion to demonstrate their leadership and commitment.

We invite you to be the pioneers of the Pride in Practice Training Academy and the founding Pride in Practice Champions as we bring LGBT inclusion expertise to everyone who wants and needs it.

Click here to find out more about training for individuals.

If you are looking for training for organisations, click here.

Click here to find out more about the Champion accreditation.


RCGP e-learning Module 

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – new e-learning: this free e-learning module was launched in December 2019 by the Royal College of General Practitioners on the RCGP learning platform: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/nhsdpp.  The 30 minute e-module is aimed at GPs, Practice Nurses and other Practice staff and aims to improve understanding amongst primary care colleagues of the NDPP and therefore raise the programme’s profile so promoting referrals.  The content covers:

  • What NDH is
  • What the NHS DPP is
  • How it works and
  • Who is eligible

There are also some basics on motivational interviewing. The aim is to provide healthcare professionals with the tools and information they need to make quality referrals into the programme.  The course is free and CPD-accredited. It can be accessed by creating a free account on the RCGP Learning site.


Forums

Bucks Training Hub has launched Forums for Lead Nurses, Paramedics and Pharmacists, as part of new ways of working in Buckinghamshire. These groups provide a great place to be able to share ideas, knowledge as well as resources. Additional Forums for HCA’s and Practice Managers, are planned for the future. The format will be virtual (website portal) and also physical where small groups of staff can meet over lunch, funded by Bucks Training Hub.

We believe that these forums will be great place for the staff to voice their needs regarding training and development and also share knowledge and experience. They will be run by the Leads in all the different professions and supported by the Training Hub.

 

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