The Primary Care Training Hub work with a range of training providers and have compiled the below to signpost you to both virtual and face to face training opportunities. Please continue to check this page as new resources and tools will be updated regularly.
e-Learning for Healthcare
Health Education England work with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to provide free online resources to support practitioners and NHS workers to develop in and beyond their current role.
If you do not already have an account, click here to register using your NHS email address. If you already have an account, please use the same link to firstly log in to access the following resources.
The Primary Care Training Hub's recommended courses for primary care can be found here.
Using the search functionality, you will also be able to find a range of role specific courses covering areas such as Hypertension, Nutrition and Obesity, A day in the life of a Podiatrist, Social prescribing – learning for link workers, Paediatric Skills and many more.
If you are in a nursing role and looking for e-Learning resources, please click here to view a list of courses that you may find suitable.
If you are in a GP Administration role and looking for e-Learning resources, please click here to view a list of courses that you may find suitable.
If you are looking for courses related to a particular new role in primary care (ARRS roles), please click here to access our New Roles Resource and navigate to your role, then select “Training and Development”. This will specify courses relevant to your role as well as any other training resources that you may find useful.
These lists are not exhaustive and the programmes available are regularly updated, so we recommend visiting the e-LfH portal and reviewing the available resources via using the “View full catalogue” function, or the “Search the e-learning" function.
Personalised Care Institute
The Personalised Care Institute provide a range of e-learning options to support with core skills, shared decision making, personalised care and support planning and more. These free coruses are suitable for all health and care professionals, regardless of profession and seniority.
Browse the learning list to find something that you’d like to learn about. Choose from short 30 min modules designed to introduce you to a range of personalised care curriculum topics and some deeper dive courses containing several modules. 85% of healthcare professionals recommend our courses.
Don’t forget to log your learning in the eLearning portal for CPD points and your certificate.
NHS Learning Hub
The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.
In the Learning Hub, users can contribute digital resources (including e-learning, video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that have been contributed by organisations and the health and care workforce. Resources on the Learning Hub are not reviewed or endorsed by Health Education England.
Useful resources for primary care colleagues include Primary Care SMI Physical Health Checks, Primary Care Intelligence Demand Project and Patient Safety Resources.
This list is not exhaustive and the programmes available are regularly updated, so we recommend visiting the Learning Hub homepage, and using the search function to find resources that may be relevant to your development and your role.
European Social Fund
The University of Sunderland is part of the ESF Workforce Skills consortium, working with employers to provide work-based learning solutions to upskill the workforce within the North East.
The project includes a suite of funded courses which have been designed by the University and cover a broad range of subjects, including business, education , engineering, health, media, social work, investigation, leadership, psychology .
Places are still available on the following:
Diabetes for Practice Nurses - Oct 2022
These funded courses will run at various stages throughout the year and will have a set number of places available. If you would like to discuss how you can access the full range of courses on offer email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.sunderland.ac.uk/esf for more information.
Mary Seacole Programme
The Mary Seacole programme is six months long with 100 hours of online study, plus three full-day behavioural workshops currently delivered virtually. The programme is delivered in 12 units, each taking between five and ten hours of online study time covering:
Fundamentals of Finance
Recruitment and selection
Fundamentals of HR
Appraisals and annual review
HEE PCTH have been running interactive Nurse Leadership webinars to promote the Mary Seacole Programme for nurses within Primary Care. To view the slides, click here. To view the summary of discussions had, click here.
This opportunity is available to all primary care staff with a leadership role. To complete an Expression of Interest, click here.
Please be advised that places are limited and will be offered on a first recieved basis.
Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-Term Conditions
Expert Physical Activity Clinical Champtions are delivering free, peer to peer, 1-3 hour online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals at a date and time to suit local needs.
Attending this free online training provides the opportunity to
Access evidence based resources proven to increase knowledge and confidence, and support clinical practice in line with guidance (e.g. NICE)
Improve management and care of patients with 30+ long-term conditions (e.g. CVD, type 2 diabetes, depression, MSK issues, some cancers)
Help reduce service demand and costs i.e. the ~£0.9bn annual cost to the NHS associated with insufficient physical activity
Click here to view the flyer.
To book a 1+ hour online session for 12+ healthcare professionals, email email@example.com today who will help connect you with your local Physical Activity Clinical Champion.
Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty
The National Technology Enhanced Learning team have developed a Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty (VHLF)
The VHLF has been created to support every educator and those involved in the education community regardless of their current ability and experience. It has been designed to enable the community to be self-serving and self-determined, allowing educators to choose the learning which best meets their needs and the needs of their learners.
The faculty is hosted on the HEE TEL’s Learning Hub, a digital platform enabling the health and care workforce to access and share a wide variety of learning resources. To access the Learning Hub you can sign in either using an elearning for healthcare (elfh) username and password or NHS OpenAthens user account details or by creating a new account on the Learning Hub itself and using those details.
The VHLF is categorised into three main catalogues:
1. Getting started- technical support- covering a range of virtual and hybrid learning platforms, tools, products and apps.
2. Increasing your impact- on-demand resources- a family of resources (guides, templates, key considerations, checklists and how-to-videos) and a selection of best practice principles.
3. New- Community of Practice (COP)- where educators can network, share best practices and offer each other peer to peer support. A dedicated MS Teams channel has been set up for the VHLF/COP.
To sign up to the Community of Practice, please register your interest by completing this form.
The Community of Practice (COP) Members have access to various CPD sessions and masterclasses, and our offering to support this community and its members continues as we launch a new series of masterclasses.
10 CPD events will be on offer to support everyone in the community starting in April and running for the next 3 months (schedule attached on the last slide in slide deck attached).
The sessions will cover a range of themes and topics and have been developed based on feedback received to date via our community surveys and enables us to continue to drive excellence in virtual and hybrid learning.
To ensure the session is impactful, some pre-work for each session will need to be completed- you will be required to fill in a Reflection Sheet and go through some of the resources within the VHLF prior to attending the session. Full details will be sent via the booking invite.
To book onto a session, please register your interest by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/6VD3MXD6P5
Please note these sessions are only available to COP members.
Learning Resources for Pharmacy Roles
The School of Pharmacy have worked with Health Education England to create a North School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation learning resources document, specific to pharmacy roles and the Pharmacy Learning Needs Analysis (LNA). The key aim of a LNA is to help you plan the skills, education and training support needs for you and/or your workforce. You can use your LNA to inform local planning process and this should help you review these needs along with your organisational procedures.
Please click here to view the North School of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation document.
If you have any further queries regarding LNA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supervision in Primary Care Training
Are you a supervisor and looking for training? Would you like to develop your skills in delivering supervision?
Following a successful pilot in Gateshead, The Primary Care Training Hub are working with local stakeholders across North East and North Cumbria to commission training to support those who provide, or will be providing, supervision for staff recruited through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. The course will focus on developing good supervision using a coaching and mentoring approach.
For more information, please see the course flyer here. To express and interest in attending the course, please complete an expression of interest here.
For any queries, please contact the Primary Care Training Hub at email@example.com
STOMP Stakeholder Communication Toolkit
Stakeholder Communication Toolkit: Stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people e-learning (STOMP)
STOMP is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the overuse of these medicines. To ensure people with a learning disability and autistic people are not taking psychotropic medicines when they do not need to, a collection of new sessions on stopping the overmedication of people with a learning disability and autistic people (STOMP) has been added to the MindEd.
Developed by MindEd with Experts by Experience, Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, the STOMP programme features 5 knowledge based e-learning sessions and 1 skill building case study which covers various topics. For more information and to access the sessions, please click here.
If you have any further queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org