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Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

CPD Connect Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - 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 2 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 (30 minutes a day)
· course material/practice CDs for home use are provided.


Resource Type: Hot Topics

Edinburgh Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

CPD Connect Palliative Care at St Columba's

Based at St Columba's Hospice, this course will focus on symptom management, psychological and spiritual support and anticipatory care planning in cancer and non-cancer patients.  Places are limited and the course becomes fully subscribed very quickly.


Resource Type: Workshop

Edinburgh Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect Asthma Day 1 Edinburgh

Two Day Course: 5 May and 16 June 2020 (you will automatically be registered onto day 2)

To provide general practice nurses with the knowledge and skills to perform an annual review of asthma in primary care.


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 £75 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]

Edinburgh Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

PBSGL Facilitator Training 14 May 2020 - Perth

 

Aims of PBSGL Facilitator Training

This one-day training programme is designed to support the development of facilitation skills for, and familiarity with the method of Practice-based Small Group Learning (PBSGL). PBSGL is a popular form of CPD for primary care professionals that is supported by NES and is based upon; topic-specific, evidence-based educational modules, peer-facilitated small group learning, and a cohort of peer-facilitators.

This well-received day-long training programme is designed for those that have an intention to take on a PBSGL group-facilitator role, and involves some pre-course preparation in the form of reading two PBSGL modules and immersion in small group learning and practice of facilitation skills throughout the day.

 

 

Objectives

To understand the place for peer-facilitated small group learning as part of a health professional’s continuing professional development

To help drive research-based findings into practice and thus narrow the gap between current practice and best practice

To understand the importance of small group facilitation skills and to provide the opportunity to learn and practice them

To be able to run a PBSGL group, including managing the process, helping to summarise learning and achieving commitment to change practice

 

 

 

 


Resource Type: CPD Connect [No Fee]

Perth Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

GPN CPD Connect Cervical Screening - Edinburgh

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]

Edinburgh Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

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