Events which may be beneficial to you will all be outlined below. 


Growing Occupational Health Breakfast Club 
Thursday 27th January 2022, 8:30-9:30AM.

This series of Growing Occupational Health Breakfast seminars is your opportunity to collaborate, develop, innovate and share learning to co-design a 'blueprint' that informs the national 5-year service improvement strategy and roadmap for the future of NHS Occupational Health Services.

We want to hear from OH professionals, our NHS people who use OH services, managers and leaders. You may work for an acute, community, mental health or ambulance trust or for an ICS, CSU or NHSEI - all are welcome.

For more information and to book onto a session, please click the date you're interested in below:
27 Jan 2022, 8:30-9:30AM
10th Feb 2022, 8:30-9:30AM
24th Feb 2022, 8:30-9:30AM

Nurse Leadership in Primary Care Networks Webinars
Friday 28th January 2022, 10:00AM-12:00PM

These workshops are an opportunity for PCN directors, nurses and managers to:

  • explore the role and value of nurse leadership
  • connect to workforce strategy development in the North East
  • consider nominations for the funded places for nurses on the NHS Leadership Academy's Mary Seacole Leadership programme

Each workshop will have the same content, and we encourage you to book in pairs representing your PCN.

There are multiple sessions available, but places are limited so please book early using the link below to avoid disappointment.

Further available dates are:

Tuesday 1st February 2022, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Friday 4th February 2022, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Wednesday 9th February 2022, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday 10th February 2022, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursday 17th February 2022, 3:00PM-5:00PM.

Click here to book your place on any of the above sessions.


Training: 10 Steps to Working with People and Communities 
Thursday 3rd February 2022, 9:30AM-4:00PM.

This course presents the well-established 10 Steps model that sets out what must be considered when developing engagement plans and building partnerships with people and communities. It is aimed at staff from any NHS organisation, and will suit people with little or no formal experience in engagement work, and people who want to build on previous experience. 

By the end of the session you will: 

  • Better understand what drives participation and where greater understanding can support your work in partnership with people and communities.​ 
  • Explore good practice, key approaches and engagement tools used to build participation.​ 
  • Understand participation and engagement in relation to health inequalities and look at strategies to build inclusion of seldom heard communities.​ 
  • Use real examples to develop an engagement plan applying 10 steps and identifying resources and support available

Click here for more information and to reserve a place.

Email for more information.

A Case Study in Spinal Musular Atrophy 
Friday 04 February 2022, 13:00-15:00.

This virtual meeting will bring together experts from the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre at Newcastle University, and will benefit healthcare professionals working in primary care who are interested in increasing their awareness of spinal muscular atrophy. 

This will cover: What is SMA? Why is early diagnosis important? How can we improve time to diagnosis in SMA? Why should we work together to improve time to diagnosis? and more. 

To view a full schedule and more information, click here.
To register your attendance, click here.
For any queries, contact Daisy Stewart


ARRS Peer Support Sessions
commencing Friday 4th March 2022.

Our population is being impacted more and more by complex, long term conditions. There is a growing concern about areas of longstanding unmet health needs and the social determinants of health are playing a bigger role than ever before.

We want to be able to provide additional support for roles which fall into the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) through interactive Peer Support sessions.

We are offering short, themed, online sessions to help build a community of support. They are facilitator led, interactive spaces, for people to come together, share their experiences and be heard. The aim of the sessions is to reduce any feelings of professional isolation and to create greater levels of connection, collaboration and support

You will participate in four peer support sessions (dates outlined below), three of which will be multi-disciplinary, and will be held monthly. The fourth session will bring professional groups together, to help build a greater community of shared professional support.

Wellbeing will be a strand running throughout all the sessions and the key focus of the sessions is: 

  • Starting well and keeping going
  • Finding my place
  • Understanding how change impacts on me


The dates for the sessions are:

  • 04 March 2022
  • 18 March 2022
  • 01 April 2022
  • 13 April 2022

There will be 3 sessions on each date on the following times:  

  • Group 7: 12.30-1.30
  • Group 8: 1.45-2.45
  • Group 9: 3.00-4.00

Once you have been allocated to a group, you will need to stay in it and not be able to swap between groups. This will aid relationship building and greater psychological safety. There will be up to 10 people in each group.

All sessions will be delivered via MS Teams.

Next steps

To express and interest in this programme, please email with your name, job role and group preference.

Paediatrics for Frontline Professionals
Wednesday 9th March 2022, 9:00AM-1:45PM.

Thishalf day event will deliver updates on important and common problems for practitioners who are early or first responders. The day will end with an in -depth examination of a child safeguarding issue at a level appropriate for senior practitioners. Other topics being presented includea review of techniques being used to improve and maximise motor function in cerebral palsy.We are providing an update on current knowledge of “Long Covid” in children; management of behavioural problems in the learning disabled child and acomprehensive insight into the technical advances in mitigating hearing impairment in young children.

This event will cover:

> Maximising motor function in children with cerebral palsy
> Managing behavioural issues in the learning disabled child
> What do we know about Long Covid in childhood?
> Child Safe Guarding

To view a full agenda for this online session, click here.

To download the registration form, click here.

Please note that fee's apply for the attendance of this course. Further details can be found on the registration form.

Completed registration forms should be sent to


Supporting Primary Care with Long Covid - the role of non-clinical staff
Wednesday 6th April 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday 20th April 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm


“Practice staff are required to have the knowledge, as appropriate to their role,
to identify, assess, refer and support patients with Long COVID”

South West Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Diabetes Clinical Network invite to you a webinar covering:

> What is long covid?
> How are patients presenting with the condition?
> Post-covid assessment services
> How can non-clinical teams support with long covid?
> Managing patient expectations

Presented by Rachel Byford, Regional Lead for Long Covid, NHSEI

The webinar will be aimed at all non-clinical staff (and is also relevant for HCAs and social prescribers) within your practice.

If you would like to attend this informative webinar, please click on the link to complete the Microsoft application form

If you have any queries, please contact



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