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Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

CPD Connect: GP Appraisal Workshop

Do you want to be better prepared for your appraisal? 

Do you struggle to identify your learning needs and reflect on your learning?

This FUNDED one day course will help you to identify your learning needs and then construct a self-directed learning plan to meet these needs.  In addition, it will feature practical sessions on reflection, and also on quality improvement ideas and projects and a session on using SOAR to make your appraisal easy and constructive.  The course will be delivered in small groups of up to seven practitioners with a mix of presentations, questions and answers and practical sessions.

 


Learning methods:
Small group learning (up to 7 practitioners) facilitated by associate adviser team encouraging informal supported learning;
Short presentations and questions/answers;
Practical demonstrations of learning needs assessment tools;
Demonstration of quality improvement tools;
Practical reflection exercises;
Practical session of critique of mock SEAs and criterion-based audits.


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Inverness Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect 2 Day Residential - Masterclass in Long Term Condition Management - Senior General Practice Nurse - Level 6 (Edinburgh)


As part of this course offer all participants will benefit from one night's free accommodation at the venue.  We would recommend that you utilise this offer as a networking opportunity, to meet other nurses from around Scotland.
   


This course is run in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation and is aimed at General Practice Nurses who are currently managing patients with Long Term Conditions. 

Long Term Conditions are health conditions that last a year or longer, impact on a person's life and may require on going care and support.  Around 2 million people, 40 per cent of the Scottish population, have at least one long term condition, and one in four adults over 16 report some form of Long-Term Illness, Health Problem or Disability.  27 per cent of people aged 75-84 have two or more.

This Course will explore the latest evidence and effective management of a variety of common presentations such as - Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, CVD, Cancer Care and Mental Health. 

**To be eligible to come onto the course, Please ensure your Nursing & Midwifery Council Number has not expired before you attend the course**


Cancellation Notice
Please be mindful that although this course is free for you to attend, the Scottish Government has funded your place from public resources.  We have high demand for this course but are unable to fill places at short notice from busy general practices.  Therefore, if you are unable to attend for any reason we would be very grateful if you could inform us no later than 14 days before the event to avoid a £200 cancellation fee being paid to the Venue.
 


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

No Location Provided Friday, January 31, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect Cervical Screening - Glasgow

To provide currently employed general practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to collect a quality routine cervical sample and offer information and support in the event of an abnormal result

PLEASE NOTE THAT DELEGATES MUST BE FULLY QUALIFIED NURSES AND CURRENTLY REGISTERED WITH THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL (NMC).  WE REQUIRE YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION NUMBER IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS BOX WHEN MAKING YOUR BOOKING.

Cancellation Notice:  Please be mindful that although this course is free for you to attend, the Scottish Government has funded your place from public resources.  We expect a high demand but are unlikely to be able to fill places at short notice from busy General Practices.  Therefore, if you are unable to attend for any reason at all we would be very grateful if you could please let us know no later than 14 days before the event to avoid a £60 cancellation fee to cover committed venue and catering costs and to ensure we have the opportunity to try and fill your place. 


Funding and Eligibility:   This course is funded by the Scottish Government GPN Fund 2018-21, to sign up for this course you must be an active General Practice Nurse.  To ensure you are able to sign up please ensure your role on portal is 'Medical - Practice Nurse'.



Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Glasgow Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect Spirometry Learning Programme Edinburgh (2-day course – accommodation not provided)

 (2-day course – accommodation not provided) 
Spirometry is an essential investigation for diagnosis and monitoring of patients with respiratory conditions such as COPD and Asthma. The aim of this 2-day course is to enable GPNs to perform and interpret quality assured diagnostic spirometry in adults.

This course will be consistent with national standards and will include an assessment of competency


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Edinburgh Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:30 AM-4:30 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - 8 week course

Mindfulness is a healthy, sustainable way to manage stress.  Research suggests that mindfulness has a powerful and positive effect on health and well-being across a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

What is mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in a particular way, without judgment”. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
 
Paying attention can help us become aware of our stress responses and tap into our inner resources to take better care of ourselves in terms of:
 
•         managing anxiety
•         sharpening focus
•         increasing productivity
•         improving sleep
•         relieving pain
•         feeling a deeper sense of calm
 
Course includes:
•         8 weekly 2½ hour group sessions
•         learning mindfulness practices such as body scan, sitting with the breath and mindful movement
•         over the course of the 8 weeks core mindfulness skills are progressively developed
•         the course is experiential - based on skills development, group discussion and home-based practice
•         course manual and links to material for home use are provided

Each session starts promptly at 7pm and there is no facility to allow access for latecomers.  Please consider your travel time realistically before booking this course.


Resource Type: Workshop

Glasgow Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

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