Nursing Newsletter – 20 August 2021

Dear All

It is the height of the summer holiday season – somehow the weather doesn’t seem to agree!  Whatever your plans are – do make sure you have a break away from work with your family and friends.

Welcome to Filomena DiCaprio who has joined Hendon Way Practice.


This week’s Edition


GPN Trainee Programme 2022

I am constantly being asked by practices to find them a nurse  and I wish I had a ”drawer full” to oblige this request.  One way of ensuring a sustainable nursing workforce in general practice is to “grow our own”.

HEE has provided funding once again this year to increase our GPN capacity.  Please have conversations with your practice partners and managers, especially if you are thinking of succession planning.  You can play a key role in supporting practices to ensure that nursing remains a key role in General Practice by supporting the next generation of nurses in Barnet.  Information about this programme which is due to start in January 2022 has been circulated to Practice Partners and Managers. I would greatly appreciate your support in ensuring we have as many Trainees in placement as possible to ensure continuity of nursing provision for the population of Barnet.



Congratulations NCL Nursing Associate Collaborative!

Our training provider, Middlesex University has been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Award as Nursing Associate Programme of the Year. Given that we are a collaborative, this reflects upon all our efforts, working together to make this programme the best it can be:

THANK YOU to all of you and for Marion’s leadership of the training programme itself. Fingers crossed for the awards ceremony in November!


CARE programme 2 – launch event 9 September 1-2pm

NCL Training Hub are looking forward to running another CARE programme this autumn. This is an opportunity for nurses to develop their leadership skills and develop communities of practice across their networks. They will also learn project management skills through delivery of a project in agreement with their PCN Clinical Director. This programme is linked to the PCN Nurse Lead project and priority will be given to nurses taking on those funded roles supported by their PCNs. The launch event is on Thursday 9 September 12-1pm – please register HERE – see attachment for more details, agenda to follow.  We have had 2 nurses from Barnet in the previous programme (Karen Landi) whose wellbeing work you have seen on our WhatsApp group and Ekene Taylor who is supporting the virtual group consultation work in her PCN.  I encourage you to consider this supportive programme for your own development.


EMCC Mentor Practitioner Programme

The NHS Leadership Academy has announced a further fully funded opportunity to participate in the EMCC Mentor Practitioner Programme which may be of interest to you.

The next cohort of the EMCC Mentor Practitioner programme will take place on the following dates: See attached application form and NB – there is a cancellation fee of £1k so only apply if you are able to commit to all the dates

  • Introductory webinar: Tuesday 14th September 2021 9.30am – 11am
  • Session 1: Tuesday 5th October 2021 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday 2nd November 2021 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 11th January 2022 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Session 4: Tuesday 8th February 2022 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Assessment Webinar: Tuesday 1st March 2022 9.30am – 11am
  • Portfolio Submission: Monday 21st March 2022

If you would like to secure a place on this training, kindly complete and return the attached application form to me or my colleague Shew Khan by the deadline of 5pm on 30th August 2021.  Places are limited, so do send in your applications as soon as possible. Please note: attendance on all sessions are mandatory in order to obtain the accreditation, therefore kindly only apply if you are able to commit to all dates mentioned above. If you have any queries, please contact Sherin directly by email:



HEE London Advanced Practice Webinar – Operationalising Advanced Practice Workplace Supervision – 3rd September 2021, 1330 – 1600

This free webinar will showcase examples from both Primary and Secondary Care settings within the London region of operationalising and implementing workplace supervision for Advanced Practitioners and trainees.  The webinar will include an update from the regional Faculty for Advancing Practice, presentations from a multi-professional panel of Advanced and Consultant Practitioners and an opportunity for questions and answers with the panel members.  For more information and joining please use this  LINK


Greener planet

You know there’s problem You want to do something But how? This leaflet will get you started – very useful tips for your professional and personal “greener” choices.  “Be the change you want to see”.


Interesting Article

Busting 12 Covid-19 Myths That Could Kill



Annual ‘Flu and Immunisation Update 24 August 2021 by Helen Donovan

  • 9am to 1 pm GPNS LINK to join
  • 2pm to 4.30 pm. HCWs and NAs LINK to join

Please email if you have not received this MS Teams link for these sessions.  Please remind your HCSWs and NAs to join the session in the afternoon.


Please please please do let me know if you have a new member of nursing team joining or leaving so that information is circulated appropriately to all.


Enjoy your weekend – I attempted to walk the Yorkshire 3 peaks last weekend and got washed out by rain! So am putting my feet up this weekend.

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