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This month’s forum is slightly shorter as the main educational event agenda includes an update on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and a presentation on the diabetic foot, which you may also be interested in attending.
Screening and Immunisation team - Introduction to the EoE screening and immunisation team with an opportunity to discuss issues ask questions regarding immunisation programmes including the current flu season.
Respiratory support for Primary Care
Virtual Group Consultations – what are they and how do they work?
After the break, an opportunity to join main Educational event covering the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and The Diabetic Foot
Forum Agenda (2pm - 3.30pm)
If you are new to MS Teams, we recommend you join using a desktop or laptop computer with a camera. Being able to see everyone helps make the session a little more user-friendly and sociable.
A reminder that the nurse forum is open to all Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Nursing Associates, Assistant practitioners and Student nurses working in primary care in Ipswich and east Suffolk.
My Annual Health Check Saved My Life’ - Supporting Access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.
LD Liaison nurses Jerry Newman and Jackie Hammond joined us for an interactive overview of the importance of annual health checks, with examples of real situations, including hearing from people with learning disabilities about the positive impact on their health and wellbeing, and discussion about how the learning disability nursing team can support you.
Smoking & Covid 19 - The Impact of the pandemic on Smokers and smoking services
Public Health Suffolk's Emma Regan and Julie Newman from One Life Suffolk provided an update on the smoking cessation service and answered your questions.
"Type 2-diabetes? Don't just treat it... try and cure it!" - Dr Chris Barclay
We also welcome Tabitha Griffin to consider the Mental Capacity Act and the importance of informed consent during flu clinics.
View Agenda for more information.
As a community of nurses and the forum gives us the platform through which together we can support each other, reflect, learn and look forward.
The ‘Virtual Forum’ (run via Microsoft Teams) on Thursday 9 July as part of the CCG shutdown educational afternoon, followed the main educational meeting with Respiratory Consultant J Douse, discussing Coronavirus. The nurse forum programme continued from 3.15pm with a focus on sharing experiences, ideas and getting creative. Plus Debbie Watson founder of ‘Wednesday’s Child’ joined us to tell us about the service.
via MS Teams
Practical Mindfulness – Short introduction to Mindfulness and how it can be incorporated into every day activities - Amanda Bennett (Primary Care Nurse Educator Lead)
Suffolk GP Federation Nursing update - Catriona McCullum (Clinical Lead Nurse Suffolk GP Federation)
Primary Care Networks overview - Sally Harris (Primary Care Educator)
Showcasing and celebrating the Year of Nurse and Midwife and Leading the way in showcasing primary care nursing locally - Sally Harris and Amanda Bennett
Agenda include respirstory update with consultant Dr Jonathan Douse, ESNEFT and Below the knee wound care with Emma Williamson, award-winning practice nurse from Bury St Edmunds.
Wound Prevention and Treatment: one-stop clinic for leg ulcers - Emma Williamson
Adult Respiratory Guidelines: Asthma and COPD - Jonathan Douse
Holiday Inn London Road Ipswich, 09.00 – 17.00
Take a look at Sally's summary of Your Key Reflections from the Conference.
Primary Care Nurse Conference from NHS North East Essex CCG on Vimeo.
There was also an opportunity to meet a variety of clinical teams and service providers during refreshment breaks.
Karen Storey addresses the Primary Care Nursing Conference from NHS North East Essex CCG on Vimeo.
The educational training at our June Forum will be around Dementia.
When: 2pm - 5pm (lunch from 1pm)
Where: Trinity Park Events Centre
Dementia Together presentation June 2019
When: Thurs 4 April, 2.15pm - 5pm
Where: Trinity Park, Nacton suite
Sharing together session followed by educational topic: Infection Prevention and Control. Julia Shields is the CCG's lead nurse for infection control, giving an update on key messages.
Download presentation: Infection Prevention and Control
View Flyer and Agenda
When: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Where: Holiday Inn Orwell, Ipswich
AGENDA includes :
What does the CCG and NHS England General Practice Nursing 10 point action plan offer and mean? Interactive session providing you with the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of how the CCG operates in the local health care landscape and the positive implications of the General Practice Nursing 10 point plan in developing a confident and capable general practice workforce.
One Life Suffolk - how can you use healthy lifestyle service to improve patient care? Update on the current services including Making Every Contact Count and the Diabetes Prevention Programme.
February Forum Agenda
Wound care and dressings training - interactive session aimed to increase your confidence in wound care - Tralee Lashley, specialist nurse Download slides
Update on the NMC nursing standards - update of the changes to; proficiency, nursing and midwifery education, student supervision and assessment, standards for pre-registration programmes - Rachel Heathershaw, University of Suffolk Download slides
Student placements and Mentorship - how it works in everyday practice - Mark Pears, Practice Nurse Lead, Two Rivers Medical Centre
We are delighted to have launched our Practice Nurse Forum with our conference on 10 October 2018 at Trinity Park, 2.15pm - 5pm.
Our agenda for October had an educational theme where we welcomed the Primary Care Development Manager Julie White from the Primary Care Training Hub and Louise Smith from Macmillan Cancer unit at Ipswich Hospital. The final session was aimed at thinking how we can be responsive and creative to help us develop and change practice!
The aim of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Primary Care Nursing Forum meetings is to create an environment where you feel supported to exchange best practise; share/learn together through access to relevant educational updates; as a resource for networking and peer support and serve as a platform to create a strong empowered practice nurse presence within Ipswich.
It is essential that we receive your feedback on the events, so we would ask you to please complete the paper evaluation document before you leave.
In addition there is also a link to a personal reflective document, which reflects the requirements for your NMC revalidation.