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March 2021 Newsletter – Events, Training and Funding Offers

Published 25th, March 2021

Please find below a summary of events, training and funding offers available in Greater Manchester. Some may be new offers and others will be approaching their closing deadline. External offers are stated as such. A list of upcoming student placements can be found within the attached document along with detailed information about each of the offers. 

Huddersfield chosen to run new ‘blended learning’ nursing course

Published 25th, March 2021

Health Education England selected just five universities in the country to pioneer the new programme designed to introduce digital training skills to solve the country’s nursing shortage

THE University of Huddersfield has been selected by Health Education England to play a key role in solving the country’s nurse shortage by pioneering a new course based on digital technology. Read more by clicking the button below. 

ARRS Webinars

Published 29, January 2021

To support Primary Care to make informed choices about the roles that they recruit, using the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) Funding, we have devised a series of webinars to support with showcasing each of the roles available. The webinars will be hosted by Dr Ali Lea and we have a series of Presenters from each of the roles to discuss how they currently work in Primary Care, sharing their expertise and models of working. Each presentation will be followed with a live Q&A session, to support your learning and understanding.

26th January 2021 4pm-5pm (Paramedics, Physiotherapists, First Contact Practitioner Module)
23 February 2021 4pm-5pm (Social Prescribing Link Workers, Care Co-ordinator, Health and wellbeing coach)
16 February 2021 4pm-5pm (Dietitian, Podiatrist, Occupational Therapist)
2 March 2021 4pm-5pm (Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Associate)

Book an Appointment

Published 29, January 2021

Book an appointment with the GMTH team to discuss offers, issues, and ideas. The clinic is running every Monday, to access please e-mail [email protected] (Strategic Business Manager).


Undergraduate Placements

Published 29, January 2021

Upcoming Nurse placements:
15th March to 25th April (6 weeks)

Upcoming Paramedic placements:
15th March (1 week)
26th April (1 week)

Upcoming Physician Associate placements:
1st March to 19th March (3 weeks)
22nd March to 9th April (3 weeks)
22nd March to 7th May (6 weeks)
17th May to 25th June (6 weeks)
6th April to 28th May (8 weeks)
28th June to 24th September 7th (8 weeks)

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in taking an undergraduate student at your GP practice. 

Employer Apprenticeship event

Published 29, January 2021

Primary Care employers are invited to be involved in the development of apprenticeship requirements to ensure apprenticeships specifically meet the needs of Primary Care employers and apprentices.

Primary Care Apprenticeship Development Working Group – Support Workforce – Non-Clinical:
19th March 2021, 10am – 12pm.

Primary Care Apprenticeship Development Working Group – Support Workforce – Clinical:
31st March 2021, 10am – 12pm.

Primary Care Apprenticeship Development Working Group – Higher Clinical Apprenticeships:
1st April 2021, 10am – 12pm.

Primary Care Apprenticeship Development Working Group – Leadership and Management: 7th April 2021, 10am – 12pm.

PRiME training events - something for all the practice team!

Published 9, December 2020


Free staff development workshops and events designed to help GP clinical placement supervisors, Practice Managers and other members of the practice team develop their teaching skills and knowledge of the MBChB course. All sessions below count towards the yearly training requirement of six hours for the practice that is written into your tutor contract, and they can be used for your appraisal.

PRiME Team

NB: next session 17 December!

This short training session has been developed in recognition of the crucial input of the wider GP team in the medical student experience. Suitable for Practice Managers, Nurses, ANP’s, HCA’s, reception staff and any of the wider team (not GP’s – sorry). For more info and dates: click here

PRiME Core: New Clinical Placement Supervisor (CPS)

This course is designed for all new GP Clinical Placement Supervisors and allied healthcare professionals who teach medical students. For more info and dates: click here

PRiME Advanced – Clinical Reasoning in Practice (with additional reference to remote consultations)

This 3 hour workshop is designed to increase your knowledge and skills to help your students with their Clinical reasoning. Clinical Reasoning is a key part of the MBChB, and in this workshop you will learn what we mean when we talk about clinical reasoning, and feel confident to teach it. For more info and dates: click here

On Becoming: Programme of Empowerment for Physician Associates

Published 30, November 2020


The online On Becoming Programme of Empowerment has been launched and now has places on the Winter Cohorts. These places are fully funded by Health Education England and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. On Becoming is a fantastic way for Physician Associates to further their development.

If you have heard of On Becoming before, you will understand the importance of this programme for the benefits of Physician Associates, their place of work and the people they serve.

For more information, click the ‘read more’ button below which contains information about cohort dates, deadlines, and also links through to our sign-up page. Please do pass this on to your Physician Associate colleagues.

The FPH Public Health Practitioners Masterclasses North West 2020/2021

Published 27, November 2020


The Faculty of Public Health, in partnership with regional UKPHR practitioner schemes, has
developed a series of workshops to support public health practitioners and related
personnel who wish to develop their professional competence and expertise.

HEE GM Funding Offers December 2020

Published 27, November 2020

Funding Opportunity

Please click the link below HEE funded offers, some maybe new offers and others will be approaching their closing deadline. Further detailed information about each of the programmes can be found within the attached document. Please feel free to circulate to your networks if appropriate.

HEE Training Hubs & GatewayC

Published 23, October 2020

GatewayC is an online cancer education platform developed for GPs,
practice nurses, GPs in training, health care assistants, physician associates
and other primary care professionals across England.

Our courses are supported by Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support
and other major cancer charities. Courses are accredited by the Royal College
of General Practitioners.

HEE GM Funding Offers November 2020

Published 6, November 2020

Funding Opportunity

Please click the link below HEE funded offers, some maybe new offers and others will be approaching their closing deadline. Further detailed information about each of the programmes can be found within the attached document. Please feel free to circulate to your networks if appropriate.

JOB ADVERT: Programme Manager

Published 6, November 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Programme Managers to support the delivery of two creative and innovative system led projects focusing on the delivery of a place-based workforce planning model and life-long learning framework.

This work will form part of the wider transformative Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Workforce Programme, which is working to deliver the fastest and most comprehensive improvements in the capacity and capability of the whole GMHSC Partnership workforce (paid & unpaid).

For more information, please click the link below. 

HEE GM Funding Offers October 2020

Published 14, October 2020

Funding Opportunity

Click the button, and download the document, for all HEE funded offers in October 2020. Some may be new offers and others will be approaching their closing deadline.

Please feel free to circulate to your networks if appropriate

Genomics and Counselling skills course for nurses

Published 18, September 2020

The course focuses on the fundamentals of genomics, using examples from rare inherited diseases and common conditions such as cancer; the family history of a condition and the role of early screening and/or genomic testing in saving lives, allowing early intervention and enabling targeted treatment.

The University of the West of England is running the course, over a period of 15 weeks from the 19th October 2020.

Further information and the application by clicking the button below.

Learning Webinar from the North West BSPHN Hub

Published 11, September 2020

EVENT: Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 13:00- 14:30pm

The North West BSPHN Hub are delighted to invite you to their 2nd network event. This webinar offers an opportunity to be inspired by leaders in the fields of behavioural science and public health. You will hear examples of innovative and pragmatic applications of behavioural science to address health inequalities with a focus on vulnerable groups.

This webinar is designed for public health teams, healthcare providers & services, voluntary sector organisations, and stakeholders, to gain practical advice and knowledge in implementing behavioural science into their public health work, and subsequently improve public health intervention outcomes.

There are a range of exciting presentations and we are delighted to announce that Dr Grainne Dickerson, Senior Public Health Specialist, City of Bradford Metropolitan District will be sharing her work on increasing the uptake of flu vaccine during this event.

Full agenda including timings is attached.

Support for newly qualifying GPs

Published 11, September 2020

Please be aware that the document below has been shared with ST3 trainees and those who have recently qualified. It is intended to help guide them through the range of opportunities available to them in the North West.

If you have any questions regarding any of the content, please use the relevant contact details within the document. Please feel free to share with your ST1s and ST2s who may also find this useful.

HEE GM Funding Offers September 2020

Published 4, September 2020

Funding Opportunity

Click the button, and download the document, for all HEE funded offers in September 2020. Some may be new offers and others will be approaching their closing deadline.

Please feel free to circulate to your networks if appropriate

SSSA Training: Update on the New NMC Standards for Nursing and Midwifery 2018

Published 26, August 2020


The aim of the training session is to give you an overview of the new standards and explain how these are relevant to your practice.

The Primary Care PEF’s are delivering the update sessions via Webinar.

All you will need to do is click on the link or, dial in via the mobile phone connection that we send to you in an email to join, no IT knowledge or training required.

You can join the session from anywhere that you can receive an email even if you are self-isolating at home.

The session will be evidence to support your revalidation. It’s your responsibility to understand and be able to apply the new standards.

The sessions will be delivered on

Wednesday 9th September, 9am-11am
Wednesday 16th September, 9am-11am
Wednesday 30th September, 9am-11am

To book, please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Your practice will receive £25 per hour for each person who remotely attends the training, the session will take up to a maximum of 2 hours

PA Supervision Support Programme For GPs

Published 24, August 2020

The primary care team recently commissioned a 1:1 bespoke (remote) ‘hand holding’ service for any GP practices looking to employ a PA for the first time. The programme will be provided at no cost to practices for up to a year. Primary care, PA and training hub leads as well as PA ambassadors may be contacted to avoid duplication of effort. Help will be delivered by a team of PA experienced GPs, GP experienced PAs, a primary care lawyer, service design specialists and healthcare recruitment and workforce specialists.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Published 21, August 2020

Funding Opportunity

An increased investment of £150m in continuing professional development (CPD) has been made available for registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs). For more information on how to apply for this funding, click the link below.

Clinical Supervisor Course

Published 14, August 2020


This is a course for General Practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals working at Advance Clinical Practice level, who wish to clinically supervise the wider workforce in a primary care clinical learning environment.

In the current climate, we are having to move away from face to face meetings and need to try a blended online approach with some preparation work.

Participants will need to work in a GP practice and have their practice approved as an educational environment.

The course will be run over two separate days with some inter-modular work. It is essential that both modules are attended and completed. There are two course dates to choose from

Course #1 (Module #1): 18th September 2020
Course #1 (Module #2): 16th October 2020


Course #2 (Module #1): 6th November 2020
Course #2 (Module #2): 20th November 2020

The North West Population Health and Prevention Network (NWPHPN)

Published 14, August 2020


NWPHPN is a multi-professional public health network funded by Health Education England.

The 2020 webinar programme is a clear reflection of the NHS Long Term Plan. It is undoubtedly coloured by the Covid 19 pandemic as impact on existing health inequalities becomes clear, as well as being an articulation of the networks commitment to supporting its member’s development. However, it equally provides a platform to support wider engagement with prospective members across sectors. If you would like to know more about the benefits of membership click here.