Nursing Newsletter 12th November 2021

Dear All


It was lovely to e-see some of you at our Forum.  I thought we had a very good discussion about the plans for the future format for meetings, and I can report that a blend of f2f and virtual meetings going forward is the preferred option.  Plans for next year’s meetings will be shared with you in due course.  In the meantime if you have any ideas for topics for discussion, please do let me know.  Similarly plans for next year’s NCL wide CPD will also be shared with you.  Once again any suggestions for subjects for CPD are welcome.  Please also see below the link for CNSGP which explains the cover provided for all nursing staff in general practice.  I also encourage all of you to complete  the Patient Safety training materials – see link below.


Here is this week’s Edition


Indemnity Cover for NMP and Nursing staff

From 1st April 2019, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) operated by NHS Resolution provides indemnity cover to all staff working in NHS General Practice (GP) services in England including practice nurses, locums, self-employed workers and trainees. Therefore, from 1st April all nursing staff would have automatically been included in the schemes.

However, some GP practices provide services that are non-NHS funded, these are not covered by the CNSGP; therefore, alternative cover will be required for the provision of these services. The RCN has made special arrangements within its indemnity scheme for paid-for travel vaccinations in General Practice settings for its members.  Please discuss this with your practice manager to confirm your cover for being able to use your prescribing skills.


Patient Safety Training Materials Launched

New patient safety training materials have been published by Health Education England, NHS England and NHS Improvement, The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and eLearning for healthcare, elements of which are expected to be completed by NHS employees, even those in roles which are not patient facing. Completion of the training will help to ensure health and care services are as safe as possible for patients and service users. The training has been devised following the publication of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy which contains a patient safety syllabus.

The training materials can be found on the eLearning for healthcare hub.


Delayed Reporting of some HPV  cervical screens

find further information from CSL HERE


National Safeguarding Adults Week – 15 -20 November

Next week (15-21 November) is National Safeguarding Adults Week and NCL CCG will be supporting the campaign by signposting to training, resources and information to help you get involved.

The aim is to highlight safeguarding key issues, facilitate conversations and to raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. The theme of the week will be Creating Safer Cultures. For further  information on local events, use this LINK


Gynaecology Primary Care Education Session – 17 November

Resending the information with the correct date for those who may be interested in attending.  Please see the link to the event below.


The NHSE/I Pension Response Project – Staff Pension Seminars

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with our pension partners Isio (experts in the NHS Pension Scheme and Pensions Tax) and NHS Employers to deliver a series of pension seminars in December 2021 on Flexible Retirement and Pensions Tax.

If you are a nurse, including Primary Care nurse, AHP, senior doctor, GP or executive, please book in to join for one of the following seminars. For this phase, slots will be offered on a first come, first served basis. To secure your place, please register through one of the following links on whichever sessions suits you:

6th December 11am – 12:30pm Multi Regional Flexible Retirement Seminar ( 6th December 3pm – 4:30pm Multi Regional Pension Tax Seminar (
13th December 11am – 12:30pm Multi Regional Flexible Retirement Seminar ( 13th December 3pm – 4:30pm Multi Regional Pension Tax Seminar (


Personalised Care Clinical Lead – Job description

For many years the NHS has talked about the need to shift towards a more personalised approach to health and care so that people have the same choice and control over their mental and physical health that they have come to expect in every other part of their life.  We are therefore looking to appoint 5 healthcare professionals to set up a Community of Practices ideally working or have an interest working within one of the following areas/ roles:

  • Primary Care Non clinical support roles (HWBC, SPLW, CC)
  • Primary Care Clinical roles
  • Cancer Care
  • Maternity
  • Proactive Care at Home including BP at Home
  • Long Covid MDT

Please see the attached job description. The role is advertised on NHS jobs and the closing date is 23 November.  Please contact Shirley Gaynor if you have any questions.


Dates for your diary

15 November 1.00p.m. – Non medical prescribers Forum

7 December 9.00 to 4.00p.m.. NMC Supervisors and assessors workshop.  Supervisors and new assessors need to do the whole day workshop.  Previous mentors need to do the half day workshop.  Details for bookings to follow.

Some interesting articles – towards your NMC Revalidation

  • Read HereDo vaccines protect better than infection induced immunity
  • Kentucky driver called police after seeing ‘female passenger making hand gestures known to represent violence at homeRead Here
  • student experience in CovidThis paper was shared with me and thought it would useful to see if you haven’t already. Written by colleagues at University of Hertfordshire –



Finally,  a fond farewell to Idaiza Pinto who is leaving Greenfield Medical Practice for pastures anew!  Best wishes for your future nursing career.

Best wishes



Amita Shah

Nurse Development Lead

Email:  Phone: 0203 688 1805

For information on local educational opportunities please visit:

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