Latest News, Updates & Announcements 

Launching Education Training Cards

BTH are pleased to share a new resource: Education Training Cards which are designed to support learning and development for medical educators, either working alone as a reflective tool or in teams where the questions may prompt discussion. Initially, 2 training cards will be circulated each week, over a 5 week period and topics will vary and cover ideas from education, coaching, mentoring, well-being and psychology.

Week 1 (w/c 20 July)

Adult Learning – click here

Positive Psychology – click here

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:

Diabetes Foot Care Training

Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse is offering a virtual training session on Foot Care on 29 July at 12.30 – 2.00 pm via MS Teams. This is open to anyone new to diabetes or as an update session.

If you are new to foot checks it is important you have clinical support in place within your practice to observe and assess your competence in performing a foot examination. All the necessary theory support will be provided on the training session. If you would like to reserve a space on 29 July or on future sessions, please email

Applications Invited for Practical Innovation Course (Cohort 9)

Cohort 9 of the Practical Innovators course will commence in September 2020 and AHSN are inviting applications.  The course will be delivered remotely (online sessions). It is fully funded by HEE and is available for primary care colleagues in BOB and Frimley.  The deadline for applications is 7 August 2020.  Click here for full details.

               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

We will circulate our monthly Newsletter at the end of each month, our June edition can be found here

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.

PMA Webinars – The impact of COVID-19 on PCNs 

PMA webinars are proving to be extremely popular and are scheduled monthly, offering topical and highly relevant sessions. The next webinar will be held from 11 am – 12 noon on Wednesday 29 July.

Things are starting to settle a little now, though there is no room for complacency. We are looking at a very different ‘normal’ when ‘normal’ eventually resumes. This PMA webinar will include a discussion around the challenges for the PCNs during the Covid-19 pandemic. How this period of accelerated change and transformation has ‘enabled’ and ‘challenged’ the PCNs in the delivery of patient services. What lessons have been learned, what will be taken into the next phase of the PCN evolution and what challenges have been highlighted.

The webinar will feature a wide-range of speakers: Clinical Directors, PCN Business Managers and LMC Executives – who will share their experiences and their vision for GP services.

Register for this FREE webinar here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar – Cancer and Palliative Care

Wessex Cancer Alliance are hosting a webinar focusing on Cancer and Palliative Care in Primary Care on Wednesday 15 July, 13.00-14.00 and is aimed at Practice and Community Nurses across Thames Valley & Wessex.  For full details click here

For a calendar invite please email: england.wessexcanceralliance@nhs.netor 

Virtual Immunisation Update Training – July 2020

There are free virtual sessions available for general practice nurses/health professionals who administer and promote/advise about vaccines, working within BOB and Frimley ICS. These will be held on 14 and 15 July, 9.30am-12.30pm and are fully funded by Health Education England Thames Valley.  For full details click here

To book your place, please email including the date you are interested in, your job title, practice name and town/city.

Launch event for the SE Behavioural and Social Sciences Hub

They would like to invite you to an introductory webinar which will formally launch the South East Behavioural and Social Sciences Hub. During the session they will explore the role of the behavioural and social sciences with a spotlight on its use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their first webinar will be hosted by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network ( and chaired by Professor Mary Barker, Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Science, University of Southampton.

When: Thursday 9 July, 13.00 – 14.00

Where: Online (link will be circulated nearer the time)

Target Audience: The event is open to those working in the South East (Thames Valley, Wessex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex). They are targeting public health teams, academics, commissioners, healthcare providers & services, voluntary sector organisations, behavioural and social scientists, and those stakeholders with an interest in behavioural science approaches.

To register click here

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!

UoR/NHS Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education

Boost your career and develop your educational skills. Nurses and allied health professionals working in a practice development and an educator role are encouraged to apply for this training run by University of Reading.  The closing date for applications is 10 July 2020 (5.00pm).  For full details click here

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 Re: NDPP

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:  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.

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.


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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