Introduction to General Practice GPN001

Course Summary

This introduction to general practice course is for qualified healthcare professionals  who are new to general practice. The Introduction to General Practice module comprises of a range of modules to prepare you for general practice. A programme of  blended learning has been designed for nurses and allied healthcare professionals new to general practice and includes live webinars and self directed learning that can be accessed as recorded presentations delivered by experts in the field.

The introduction to general practice course includes 10 modules with learning units and encourages practice nurses to develop basic skills. It links to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP, 2012) General Practice Nurse Competencies.

Course Aims

This introduction to general practice  course aims to equip you with the core knowledge and skills to work in general practice settings.

Course Objectives

Pre Requisites
  • Have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
  • Hold professional registration with the NMC, HCPC, GMC or Allied Health Professional Body or Council are encouraged to have an identified mentor in general practice to complete competencies.
  • Work-based learning is central to the course. This approach allows you to manage and actively shape your own learning in the workplace, with the support of nurse mentors and primary care workforce tutors.
  • Some of the modules require completion of the pre -requisite ELFH modules to be completed before the live zoom session

Whats Included?

  1. There are 10 modules which include :
    • Learning Units
    • Handouts
    • Recorded presentations
    • MCQs
  2. Competency document
  3. Live Webinars
  4. Free place on chronic Disease Update
  5. 6-months access to complete the course.

Modules include:

Introduction to Practice Nursing

Learning Unit 1: Consultation Skills and Documentation. Interviewing and record-keeping

Learning Unit 2: New patient checks

Learning Unit 3:SEPSIS and NEWS2

Lecturers: Jeshni Amblum Almer 

Ethical and Legal Issues

1. Mental Capacity Act

2. Information Governance

 

Learning Unit 1: Introduction to Asthma

1.     Introduction to Asthma in general practice

2.     Integrating templates and QOF

3.     Inhaler Technique

Ameet Gordhan, Clinical Pharmacist, Special interest Respiratory

Learning Unit 2 COPD

Overview of COPD

Learning Unit 3 : Introduction to Spirometry

Overview of Spirometry

HOOF and ordering oxygen in the community

Ioulia Mariaki, ARTP qualified respiratory specialist nurse and Emelia Kwakye -Sake

Learning unit 4: Cardiac Disease

 CVD templates and QOF in general practice

Learning Unit 5 : Introduction to Diabetes

1.     Diabetes for General Practice

2.     Diabetes and CVD. Foot checks and Eye screening

3.     Nutritional Advice and education. Overview of oral medication and insulin therapy.

Lecturer : Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

 

Immunisations – ZOOM Courses

***Please see guidelines and dates as these are live zoom sessions and require completion of ELFH modules before you attend course.

1. Anaphylaxis

2. Introduction to Childhood Immunisations 

3. Foundation Travel Health Immunisations 

  1. Infection Control
  2. Chaperoning
  3. Assisting with medical procedures
  1. Wound Care and Dressings
  2. Burns
  3. Bites

Women’s Health

1 : Contraception consultation: Pill checks, contraceptive injection, assist with coil insertion.

2 :Overview of Gynae and Menopause

Dr Hayley Jenkins GP and FSRSH Women’s Health

  1. Updated QOF 2021/22
  2. Completing qof templates
  1. Mental Health Disorders in Adults

Lecturer: Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist and Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

2. Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Lecturer: Dr Leah Brennan, Child Psychologist

Vulnerable Groups

1: Safeguarding Children Level 3

2: Safeguarding Adults Level 3

Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding NHS England; 

 

Competencies

You should be employed in a role that will support development of your clinical skills during the programme.

Work in a clinical environment such as general practice with a suitably qualified mentor to support achievement of competencies.

You need to identify your mentor before starting the source.

Lecturers

Jeshni Amblum-Almer

Kirsty Armstrong, ANP

Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Fadzai Madingshade, Children Safeguarding Lead

Kenny Gibson, Safeguarding Lead NHS England

 

Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist

Dr Hayley Jenkins, FSRSH GP Specialist in Womens Health

Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Leah Brennan, Clinical Psychologist

Module 1 : History Taking and Consultation Skills

1
History Taking Booklet
2
History Taking Handout
15
3
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 1
4
History Taking Multimedia Presentation part 2
5
History Taking MCQ
5 questions

Module 1: Sepsis and NEWS2

1
Sepsis Handouts
2
Sepsis
3
Sepsis MCQ
3 questions

Module 2: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

1
Mental Capacity Act: Human Rights and Deprivation of Liberty
2
Mental Capacity Multimedia Presentation
3
Mental Capacity Act & DoLS Booklet
10
4
Mental Capacity Act & DOLS MCQ
20 questions

Module 2: Information Governance

1
GDPR and Information Governance Booklet
15
2
Information Governance and GDPR: John Horton, Barrister
3
GDPR and Information Governance Multimedia Presentation
30
4
Information Governan

Module 3: Vaccinations - Anaphylaxis

1
Anaphylaxis Full Guideline
2
Anaphylaxis Summary Document
3
Anaphylaxis algorithm
4
Management of anaphylaxis in the vaccination setting
5
Anaphylaxis Multimedia Presentation
6
Anaphylaxis MCQ
5 questions

Module 3: Vaccinations - Introduction to Childhood Immunisations

1
Guide to Access Zoom Module 15 June 2022

Module 3: Vaccinations - Foundation Travel Health

1
Guide to Access Zoom Module

Module 4: LTC - Asthma in General Practice

1
Introduction to Asthma in General Practice Handouts
2
Asthma in General Practice: Ameet Gordhan Clinical Pharmacist

Module 4: LTC - Introduction to COPD

1
Gold Slides
2
COPD Multimedia presentation 1
3
COPD Multimedia presentation 2
4
COPD Multimedia presentation 3
5
COPD MCQ

Module 4: LTC - Introduction to Spirometry

1
Introduction to Spirometry Handout
2
Introduction to Spirometry Multimedia Presentation
3
Introduction to Spirometry Workbook
4
Introduction to Spirometry MCQ

Module 4: LTC - Cardiovascular Disease Monitoring

1
Cardiac Disease Monitoring : Gill Dunn Clinical Tutor
2
Cardiac Disease
3
Cardiovascular Disease Handouts
4
Cardiovascular Disease Multimedia Presentation
5
CVD MCQ

Module 4: LTC : Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice

1
Introduction to General Practice: Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Practitioner
2
Handouts Managing Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice
3
Multimedia presentation Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Module 4: Long-Term Conditions Update - Webinar

Module 5 - Chaperoning

1
Chaperoning Handouts
2
Chaperoning Booklet
3
Chaperoning Presentation
4
Chaperoning MCQ
3 questions

Module 5: Minor Surgery : Assisting with Medical procedures

Module 5: Infection Control

1
Infection Control Booklet
15
2
Infection Control Multimedia Presentation
35
3
Infection Control MCQ
5 questions

Module 6 : Overview of Wound Care and Dressing

1
Overview of Wounds
2
Dressings

Module 6: Burns

1
Burns Handout
2
Burns Multimedia Presentation Part 1
3
Burns Multimedia Presentation Part 2
4
Burns Multimedia Presentation Part 3
5
Burns MCQ

Module 6 :Bites

1
Bites Handouts
2
Bites Multimedia Presentation Part 1
3
Bites Multimedia Presentation Part 2
4
Bites MCQ
7 questions

Module 7: Women's Health - Contraception Consultations

1
Contraception and Sexual Health Handout
2
Contraception and Sexual Health Booklet
20
3
Contraception Consultation Multimedia Presentation Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH
4
Contraception MCQ
6 questions

Module 7: Women's Health - Gynae and Menopause

1
Gynaecology Booklet
20
2
Gynae Update Handouts
3
Gynae and Menopause Multimedia Presentation Dr Hayley Jenkins FSRSH GP
4
Gynaecology MCQ
5 questions

Module 9: Mental health Disorders in Children and Young People

1
Handouts : Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents and Young People
2
Multimedia Presentation Dr Leah Brennan, Clinical Psychologist
3
MCQ: Mental Health Conditions in Adolescents and Young People
3 questions

Module 9: Mental Health Disorders in Adults

1
Overview of Mental Health Disorders : Dr Balu Pitchiah Consultant Psychiatrist
2
Depression and Anxiety : Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist
3
Multimedia Presentation Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist
41
4
Mental Illness MCQ
5 questions

Module 10: Vulnerable Groups - Safeguarding Children Level 3

1
Safeguarding Children Level 3
2
Safeguarding Children Level 3 Multimedia Presentation Part 1 – Fadzai Madingshade
40
3
Safeguarding Children Level 3 Multimedia Presentation Part 2
40
4
Safeguarding Children Level 3 MCQ
20 questions

Module 10: Vulnerable Groups -Safeguarding Adults Level 3

1
Safeguarding Adults Level 3
2
Safeguarding Adults Multimedia Presentation Part 1 – Kenny Gibson, Safeguarding Lead
30
3
Safeguarding Adults Multimedia Presentation Part 2
21
4
Safeguarding Adults at Risk MCQ
5 questions

Resources

1
RCGP Competency Document
2
QOF Guidance 2021/22

Mens Health

This course is a rolling programme over 6months.

Kindly take note of the following dates;

Foundation to Travel Health. 30 June 2022 and 26 October 2022

Childhood Immunisation 15 June 2022 and 11 October 2022

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