The portal website, which CPD connects to for payments and course booking will be moving between 8th of March and 9th of March.


During this time it will not be possible to book courses through portal or link your portal and CPD accounts.


Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact pbsgladministrator@nes.scot.nhs.uk should you require assistance in this matter.

Courses and Publications

Courses and Publications

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GPN CPD Connect COPD Day 1 Edinburgh

Two Day Course: 20 August and 8 October 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 COPD 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 Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Waiting List Only
£POA Book

PBSGL Facilitator Training 27 August 2020 - Edinburgh

 

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]

Edinburgh Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Good Availability
£POA Book

GPN (Napier) Sexual Health - Level 9 Module - Online/Distance Learning

Please ensure you have full support from your manager to undertake this education, including any workplace supervision.

Please ensure you have capability and capacity to study this course BEFORE booking a place.

Once you have accepted a place you will be liable for costs if you do not commit to the full course.


Delivered online/distance learning. Starting September 2020.  

Face to Face sessions: 
Reproductive Health Theory for Practice: 16th September, 30th September, 14th October, 28th October, 11th November (Assessment)
Genitourinary Medicine Theory for Practice: 27th January, 10th February, 24th February, 10th March, 24th March (Assessment)

Learning activities will be facilitated through a blended approach with the use of live streaming technology for those students unable to attend the face-to-face days.

This course will develop your interest in and understanding of sexual and reproductive healthcare. It offers in depth study of subjects such as contraception; sexually transmitted infection and blood borne viruses from both clinical and public health perspectives. This will facilitate development of the necessary knowledge and skills required to enable you to competently and confidently provide sexual healthcare within the context of your own practice area.

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.  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. We reserve the right to charge for late cancellations or non-attendance.

 

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]

No Location Provided Tuesday, September 1, 2020 9:00 AM-9:00 AM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book

GPN (Napier) Diabetes 20 credits SCQF Level 9 Module - Online/Distance Learning

Please ensure you have full support from your manager to undertake this education, including any workplace supervision.

Please ensure you have capability and capacity to study this course BEFORE booking a place.

Once you have accepted a place you will be liable for costs if you do not commit to the full course.


14-week online course delivered by Edinburgh Napier University. Course begins week commencing 7th September 2020.

Delivered as a fully online learning module.
 

This module examines the theory of Diabetes Mellitus as it affects children and adults across the lifespan, and relates this to patient care and health education. Students will understand that Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic illness, which unless managed effectively by both the health care professionals and the patient may result in acute and long-term complications.  This module will prepare the student to educate and support patients and their carers in their understanding that lifestyle changes and treatment compliance will enhance their quality of life and reduce the risk, or delay the onset, of complications.

Please note booking for this course will close on 10th August 2020 to allow time to complete the registration process with Edinburgh Napier University.

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.  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. We reserve the right to charge for late cancellations or non-attendance.

 

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]

No Location Provided Monday, September 7, 2020 9:00 AM-9:00 AM 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, September 10, 2020 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Contact Organiser Limited Availability
£POA Book
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