Introduction to General Practice
This course is for qualified healthcare professionals who are new to general practice. The Introduction to General Practice module comprises of a range of learning units 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 by experts in the field.
The course bundle 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.
This course aims to equip you with the core knowledge and skills to work in general practice.
- 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 learning units require completion of the pre -requisite ELFH modules to be completed before the live zoom session
- There are 10 modules which include :
- Learning Units
- Recorded presentations
- Competency document
- Live Webinars
- Free place on chronic Disease Update
- 6-months access to complete the course.
Introduction to Practice Nursing
Learning Unit 1: Consultation Skills and Documentation. Interviewing and record-keeping
Learning Unit 2: Understanding QOF and how to complete templates
Learning Unit 3:SEPSIS and NEWS2
Lecturers: Jeshni Amblum Almer
Ethical and Legal Issues
Learning Unit 1: Consent, Capacity and Human Rights
Learning Unit 2: DNAR, Lasting power of attorney and living will
Learning Unit 3: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Course Director MA Health Law and Ethics
Chronic Diseases Management
Learning Unit1: Cardiac Disease
CVD templates and QOF in general practice
Learning Unit 2 : 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
Learning Unit 3 : COPD and Spirometry
1. Introduction to COPD
2. Overview of Spirometry
3. HOOF and ordering oxygen in the community
Ioulia Mariaki, ARTP qualified respiratory specialist nurse and Emelia Kwakye -Sake
Learning Unit 4 : 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
Immunisations – ZOOM Courses
***Please see guidelines and dates as these are live zoom sessions and require completion of ELFH modules before you attend course.
Learning Unit 1: Introduction to immunisations 22 November 2021
Learning Unit 2: Introduction to Childhood Immunisations 18 November 2021
Learning Unit 3: Travel Health Immunisations 25 November 2021
Lecturer: Kirsty Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care
Learning Unit1 : Contraception consultation: Pill checks, contraceptive injection, assist with coil insertion.
Learning Unit 2 :Overview of Gynae and Menopause
Learning Unit 3 : Cervical Smear Clinics and Recalls
Dr Hayley Jenkins GP and FSRSH Women’s Health
Burns and Bites
Learning Unit 1: Management of Burns
Learning Unit 2: Human and Animal Bites
Lecturer: Jeshni Amblum-Almer
Wound Care and Dressings
Learning Unit 1: Mental Health disorders in children and adolescents
Learning Unit 2: Management of mental health disorders in children and young people
Lecturer: Dr Leah Brennan, Psychologist
Mental Health Disorders in Adults
Lecturer: Dr Balu Pitchiah, Consultant Psychiatrist and Aneela Tehseen, Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Unit 1: Safeguarding Children Level 3
Learning Unit 2: Safeguarding Adults Level 3
Kenny Gibson, Head of Safeguarding NHS England;
Safeguarding Adults Level 3
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.