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June

Freestyle libre training and awareness

When: Wednesday, 27 June 2018, and Wednesday, 4 July, 2018

Where: Future Inn, Crownhill, Plymouth

6:30

Arrival and Refreshments

7

Introduction and Welcome

John Penney, Territory Manager Abbott Diabetes Care

7:05

Local CCG Formulary Guidelines

Peter Kelly, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Prescriber

7:10

The FreeStyle Libre System and Limitations of use

Emma Green, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Prescriber

7:20

Blood Glucose Testing vs. Flash Glucose Monitoring

Peter Kelly, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Prescriber

7:30

FreeStyle Libre Clinical Experience

Peter Kelly and Emma Green, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Prescribers

8

Practical Session - Any Questions

Peter Kelly and Emma Green, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Prescribers

John Penney, Abbott Diabetes Care

8:30

Thanks and Close

John Penney, Abbott Diabetes Care

To reserve your place, email: john.penney@abbott.com

 

GP Job Fair

When: Friday, 29 June, 2018, 9:30am-3pm

Where: Crown Plaza Hotel, Plymouth

We think our GPs in Devon and Cornwall are the best, but we need more GPs to come and help them.

Considering a GP job in Devon and Cornwall but not seen 'the one' yet?

Considering a return to work as a GP in Devon and Cornwall but don’t know where to start?

Worried that you would like to work but the hours won’t fit in with your life?

Not sure if you can afford all the ‘start up’ costs?

Then come and talk to us…. join us on 29 June to co-design the job you have been looking for!

GP practices and partner organisations are working together to offer real choice to GPs looking to come and work in this beautiful part of England. So come and join us at our GP job fair. Alongside a large choice of traditional vacancies in practices across the two counties we are offering a range of options for those who want more flexibility but with a permanent job.

We also realise that for those relocating moving to a new area is a big step so to give GPs a chance to get to know the area and the various job options available we can also offer a host employer contract with either of our two major primary care provider organisations (depending on whether you would like to work in Devon or Cornwall).

Whether you choose to work for an individual practice or a host employer we can offer a flexible range of sessional opportunities so you can work with your chosen employer to co-design your new job.

In addition for recently qualified GPs or others who would like additional support we can build in regular mentoring and continuing professional development sessions.

We are also developing a comprehensive programme to help GPs return to work.

Portfolio sessional options include:

· Full or part-time working

· Evening and weekend sessions including out of hours, urgent care and acute GP work

· Short or longer term sessional work in a practice for example covering a vacancies or maternity leave

· Secondary care experience in a range of specialties

· Clinical fellow sessions for those interested in developing their skills in appraisal or education

· Remote working options eg providing telephone or on-line triage or consultations or taking follow up action from clinical correspondence

· Family friendly hours for planned clinical work eg visiting or planned care

Want to find out more email ddooh.gprecruitment@nhs.net to speak to a local GP about the opportunities and support we can offer or to book your place at our recruitment fair. If you are from outside the area we will contribute £250 towards travel and accommodation costs to candidates attending the job fair and applying for one or more jobs in this area

 

Primary Care: GP, GP pharmacist, and Nurse; Clinical Update Course by Red Whale

Saturday 30th June 2018, Arrival 9AM (Course 9:30AM to 5PM)

Event venue: The Copthorne Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 1AR

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July 

Continuity of care and the new normal of multimorbidity in primary care

When: Thursday, 5 July, from 12:30pm.

Where: SC 3.06, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, Exeter, EX12LU.

Register here

Improving diabetes outcomes: innovation to ICS/STP implementation 

When: Thursday, 12 July, from 8.30am-4.30pm.

Where: Taunton Racecourse and Conference Centre, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BL

Practical and interactive national workshop for primary and secondary care clinicians, commissioners, ICS/STP leads, medicines management leads and pharmacists. 

To register, visit: www.medman.co.uk/workshops 

BMA: 'Health and Self-Care' workshop for doctors

When: Monday, 23 July, 2018, 2-5pm

Where: John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BU. 

Dr Andrew Tresidder, a Somerset GP, specialising in the Health of Health Professionals, will discuss ways to enhance your personal resilience and your enjoyment of life and medicine:

  • Doctors’ Health and Stress physiology;
  • the Physiology of emotions; Personal power in the consulting room;
  • the Drama Triangle;
  • Interpersonal energy flows; the Wheel of Life, and some simple ways to re-balance.

Participation in this workshop aims to be interactive, engaging and fun, providing tools and insights to help you combat the stress of medical practice.  It has been delivered across the South West during the past two years, with excellent feedback and doctors appreciating the opportunity to reflect on and consider a range of important issues, common to all.

Designed for all doctors working in the hospital setting, in all branches of practice and at all stages of your career in medicine. The workshop will be in part a presentation of Andrew’s material but with time set aside for facilitated, interactive sharing of experience in a confidential setting.

Registration via Eventbrite is essential: https://bma-healthandself-care-for-doctors-plymouth.eventbrite.co.uk

The workshop is open to BMA Members and non-members and is being offered through the BMA Local Engagement project in the South West. Please consider registration a firm commitment, as Dr Tresidder will be travelling from Somerset, and the BMA is funding his time and travel.

BMA: 'Health and Self-Care' workshop for doctors

When: Monday, 10 September 2018, from 2-5pm

Where: Garden Suite, Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ

Dr Andrew Tresidder, a Somerset GP, specialising in the Health of Health Professionals, will discuss ways to enhance your personal resilience and your enjoyment of life and medicine:

  • Doctors’ Health and Stress physiology;
  • the Physiology of emotions; Personal power in the consulting room;
  • the Drama Triangle;
  • Interpersonal energy flows; the Wheel of Life, and some simple ways to re-balance.

Participation in this workshop aims to be interactive, engaging and fun, providing tools and insights to help you combat the stress of medical practice. It has been delivered across the South West during the past two years, with excellent feedback and doctors appreciating the opportunity to reflect on and consider a range of important issues, common to all.

Designed for all doctors working in the hospital setting, in all branches of practice and at all stages of your career in medicine. The workshop will be in part a presentation of Andrew’s material but with time set aside for facilitated, interactive sharing of experience in a confidential setting.

Registration via Eventbrite is essential: https://bma-healthandself-care-for-doctors-exeter.eventbrite.co.uk

The workshop is open to BMA Members and non-members and is being offered through the BMA Local Engagement project in the South West. Please consider registration a firm commitment, as Dr Tresidder will be travelling from Somerset, and the BMA is funding his time and travel.

Open Dated Training/Events:

Practical Diploma in Primary Care Mental Health

A Flexible Course with Teaching at Times to fit your schedule either as one programme or a combination of:
3 days face to face teaching on Thursdays in London
6 Saturday mornings in the Manchester area
12 Tuesday evenings in your own home via webinar.

  • Designed by experts in primary care
  • RCGP accredited
  • Practical skills that work in a 10-minute consultation
  • Gain 50 hours CPD credits over 2 years
  • Flexibility to defer sessions and catch-up
  • Comprehensive workbooks that support your CPD portfolio
  • Bespoke support available by phone, facetime, skype and email
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded practitioners.

The course will cover topics including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Maternal mental health
  • Psychosis and complex personalities
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Addictions
  • Children and young people
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities.

More information is available at: www.mentalhealthdiplomas.com
Contact: mentalhealthdiploma@gmail.com or on 07768196760.

Making Every Contact Count - free training

Making Every Step Count is an accredited behavioral change program encouraging frontline staff to make the most of every contact they have with patients or clients, to positively impact on their health and wellbeing.

Its benefits for frontline staff include:

  • The confidence required to deliver healthy lifestyle messages and the ability to direct customers to local support services
  • The experiences needed to have conversations about health and active listening skills
  • An awareness of their own health and wellbeing
  • An opportunity to develop new relationships with community organisations
  • An understanding of Open Discovery Questions (ODQ).

We recommend all participants complete the two hour online e-learning before attending the training days. For more information on how to access the e-learning or to reserve a place on the next available course please contact Kristina.Hargreaves@onesmallstep.org.uk