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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.


Bucks Training Hub will be cancelling and suspending any training from now until further notice due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You will be notified when things resume back as normal and we will ensure you still have a place on previously booked on training.

In the meantime, stay safe and if you need to contact us, please do so @

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.

Who cares about the care certificate?

Do you care about the Care Certificate?

If you are reading this, the answer is probably, ‘yes.’ The Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Excellence Centre is inviting managers, training providers and care staff    across health and social care to come together with others in the sector to:

  • Learn about developments with care certificate resources and assessment
  • Find out about accreditation for organisations for the Care Certificate (providing valuable evidence for CQC)
  • Gain insights into best practice for induction of new staff in order to improve care and staff retention
  • Find out about other free or discounted training opportunities

31st March – 10am-1pm in Oxfordshire (Venue to be confirmed)

2nd April – 2pm-4.45pm in Buckinghamshire (Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury)

Book your place via the Skills Platform: (Follow the link for details of this and all training courses).

These workshops are free for all those who work with unregistered staff or are involved in delivering training to them. Members and non-members of the Excellence Centre are welcome.

To find out more about the BOB ICS Excellence Centre see the following page:

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.

Physician Associates in Primary Care Event 2020

Thursday March 12th 2020

12:00 – 14:30

 Clinical Skills Suite, First Floor, JJ Thomson Building,

Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UR

The event is designed for GPs and Practice Managers who are interested in finding out about how to recruit and support Physician Associates support in primary care.

The event will provide an opportunity to

  • Understand the role of PAs in primary care workforce transformation in addressing the problems of GP workload.
  • Learn about employing Physician Associates so that you are better informed to consider employing a PA in your own practice and understand how best to support PAs.
  • Meet the Thames Valley Physician Associate Ambassadors; discover how they can help facilitate integration and support of your PA.
  • Hear the latest from Health Education England Thames Valley regarding funding
  • Learn from GP Employers and PAs regarding their experiences
  • Meet informally with University staff and students, and consider offering student placements as a starting point.

The meeting is free of charge. If you would like to register to attend please email:

Lesha Nair: and Samantha Bautista:

Health Education England Physician Associate Ambassadors in Primary Care across Thames Valley.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Bucks Training Hub has started to launch new Groups (Forums) as part of new ways of working in Buckinghamshire. Other forums such as HCA’s, Practice Managers, Paramedics, and Pharmacists will also be launched in the new year. These forums will be a great place to be able to share ideas, knowledge as well as resources. These forums will be virtual (website portal) and also physical where small groups of staff can meet over lunch, funded by Bucks Training Hub.

Firstly we are going to start working with Lead Nurses within you’re practices. We would greatly appreciate it if you could please send us the name and email address of your lead nurse within your practice.

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

New Education Standards

Dear colleague Following the publication of our new education standards on 17 May, we’re delighted to invite you to a webinar on Thursday 7 February 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00.

The aim of this webinar is explore the roles of the practice and academic assessor in more depth. I’ll be hosting the webinar along with my colleague, Rachel Mawby. We’ll give a brief overview of the relevant standards and their meaning and will then take questions from people on the webinar.

We’d be grateful if you could forward this invitation to your key practice learning partners and also to your programme leaders.

Register for this webinar here.

We hope you or a representative will be able to join us, and please do share this invite widely. You can also test to see if your system is ready for webinars. I’d also like to take this opportunity to let you know that over the next six months we’ll be producing a rolling set of content to help you implement the new standards. This will include further webinars, regular blogs on key themes and issues, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

This will be placed on our website, and also disseminated through our newsletters and social media. If you haven’t signed up to our newsletters, you can register to receive them here. If you have any questions or themes you’d like us to explore, please email:

For more information on the changes please also refer to this page here.

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