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H&F GP Federation Newsletter

Following the requests for minimizing the amount of emails going out from the Federation, we will be sending out a regular newsletter. 


Practice Nurse Forum, Wednesday, 26th  August 1-2pm



Zoom meeting 

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HCSW  Forum, Thursday 27th August 1-2 pm





Zoom meeting 

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R & A Forum 2nd September 12- 1 pm



Zoom meeting 

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Training Offer:

Flu updates

Please see list of Flu update session dates below. To book for a training session please contact: . The information on how to join the sessions will be sent to all the attendees who booked their spaces via email.

8th September 2020: 2pm-4:30pm

Practice Nurses and Pharmacists

10th  September 2020 time: 2pm- 4:30 pm

Practice Nurses and Pharmacists

11th September 2020, time: 2pm- 4:30 pm

Health Care Support Workers, non-clinical staff

15th  September 2020 , time: 2pm- 4:30 pm

Health Care Support Workers, non-clinical staff


PHE immunisation update webinar series 2020

Primary care immunisation update webinar series 2020

PHE Flu Vaccination Webinar
Primary care immunisation update webinar series 2020








Please find attached a free training resource for immunisers in London Developed and provided by PHE London and funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement London

  • July 2020 - Vaccination of individuals with underlying medical conditions- all webinars are 30 minutes long
  • September 2020 - Influenza vaccine programme 2020/21 - Please note that the influenza webinars will be 45 minutes long
  • October 2020 - Shingles and pneumococcal (adult) vaccines
  • November 2020- Vaccine administration – best practice
  • December 2020 - Adverse events following immunisation 
  • To download see further information as well as link to the webinar please click HERE


Imperial A&G webinars: latest dates

Planned programme          


Topic and speakers


Gynae menopause and HRT




30 July – 27 Aug














Session structure                 

10 mins  - What is our service offering in the COVID recovery period for existing patients and new referrals

40 mins  -  A&G on cases referred in on RAS and opportunity for shared learning and questions


·         GPs  with a case to discuss should email by 1900 on the Wednesday before the webinar

·         Please put “GP  A&G” in the subject line

·         Include details of the case(s) you would like to discuss, being sure to include specific management questions. 


Restarting cervical screening clinics after Covid-19

free 'Restarting cervical screening clinics after Covid-19' CPD module written specifically for nurses




SystmOne Training






















SystmOne Training Dates 

Training dates have now been released for Systm One Training. The training will be online (due to distancing rules making classroom courses untenable) and bookable through the NWL Learning Hub. Attached is a cribsheet on how to register to the learning hub and book Remote Training.

The Online training will be either on Microsoft Teams or WebEx so please download the Teams app prior to the event, and your trainer will send you a link two days before the event starts.

The following courses are now available:

SystmOne Basic Training

SystmOne for Senior Administrators

SystmOne Reporting

There is also a new NWL Learning Hub course which covers the following:

Signing on and re-setting Password

Assigned Mandatory Training by Job Role 

Profile and Job Assignments 

Using the hub Dashboard, Record of Learning, Team View (Managers), Reports (Managers, Find Learning, Resources, Training Video and Help Page.

Benefits for PCNs.

To download instructions on how to create an account and book training please click HERE

HEE Training Hubs & GatewayC













Please see attached information on GatewayC:

  • GatewayC June Update
  • Partner Pack- contains various marketing materials to help you promote GatewayC
  • e-Mailer : please feel free to circulate this document, see ‘Free online CPD’ PDF
  • Register with us – simply click the bottom left banner on my auto signature
  • Mailing List - just click the bottom right banner below, ensuring you click ‘yes’ to both notification options
  • Free webinar – Effective Telephone Conversations : you can sign-up by clicking the ‘register here’ button on the PDF attached.

In addition to the marketing pack they can also produce any bespoke content for THs in order to help with the uptake of GatewayC

To download GatewayC June Update Click HERE

To download the GatewayC Partner Pack Click HERE

Access the latest Training Hub Resources Repository






For the latest support, training and guidance on Covid-19 for Training Hubs in London.

Please visit HEE London Training Hub Resource Repository

To request access please email



SEPSIS Health Education England








HEE have created an e-learning module on sepsis in Primary Care, which is available free to NHS staff.

HEE has worked collaboratively across the healthcare system through HEE's Sepsis working group with several Royal Colleges, the UK Sepsis Trust charity, Public Health England and patient representatives to produce the learning materials.

Sepsis ToolKit RCGP



Education on Sepsis Awareness in Primary Care - The Royal College of Physicians













National Early Warning Score  updated (NEWS2) – an Online Training resource

The Royal College of Physicians has recently updated its National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2.

The National Quality Board has endorsed its use as the standardised system for the assessment of acute illness in adults and communication between healthcare practitioners.

NEWS2 has also received formal endorsement from NHS England and NHS Improvement to become the early warning system for identifying acutely ill patients.


An online training resource is available for all health and social care staff to learn about the implementation and use of NEWS2

The MSK Knowledge Hub











New digital hub to support improvement in MSK services 

The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), supported by NHS England, has launched a new digital knowledge hub to support improvement in musculoskeletal (MSK) and arthritis services. The interactive forum provides commissioners and STP leads with resources, good practice examples and data and research to support them in improving MSK services locally. Resources are aimed at those responsible for shaping services and include evidence and indicators on value, quality and cost of MSK services.

Please register to access the information and contribute to resources and discussion










The NG12 online educational tool for health care professionals in primary care.

The tool has been developed to aid primary care in referring patients for suspected cancer Including symptom criteria, direct access diagnostics and straight to test, safety netting, patient information and links to external educational resources. The tool includes quizzes and case studies to aid learning and is available here

or via the Healthy London Partnership Website

Frailty Core Capabilities Framework











Frailty Core Capabilities Framework

Register via the Link to access the Framework: The Frailty Framework of Core Capabilities

The Frailty Framework of Core Capabilities has been commissioned by HEE and NHS England, and developed with a variety of stakeholders. Frailty remains a new area for much of the workforce and work is now needed to position frailty as a long-term condition and underpin it with the upskilling of the workforce. This framework aims to identify and describe the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to deliver high quality, holistic, compassionate care and support. As well as being a standalone resource, it complements similar frameworks for person-centred approaches, dementia, end of life and musculoskeletal care to provide an approach to training and education which is holistic and person-centred care.

NW London Learning Hub




















NW London Learning Hub - Providing training and education for Primary Care in North West London

NWL - eLearning Hub which has been set up for use by General Practice staff and is Currently Free.

The following is accessible on the site 

•   Access to all the courses which are on ELearning For Health

•   It has assigned mandatory training to all learners

•   The IT skills pathway – which includes Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint training

•   All booking of IT systems (S1 and EMIS )training is done through the site

This platform will allow practices to have a range of training materials available at their fingertips, but also the ability to learn new skills through an easy and practical tool. The eLearning hub will include; 

·  The ability for practices and individuals to create learning plans to support staff

·   A comprehensive reporting function to help ensure everyone is up to date with their training requirements

Online classroom course booking with manager approval

E-Learning for Health








E-Learning for Health -

To Register - Ideally you should provide a work email address so that your registration results in the most appropriate access to e-learning content.

NOTE: If you choose to use a personal email address the available e-learning content would only be sufficient for volunteers or for those registering for personal use.

NMC Website






The nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Link to lots of helpful advice:

REVALIDATION - Find out everything you need to know about revalidation including how you can meet the requirements by reading 'How to revalidate with the NMC'.

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners - Link to lots of helpful advice:

The impact of Covid on the BAME community






Please see these short youtube films that some of our TH teams have contributed to:



Retaining GP Nurses




Please see attached Guide for GP’s and Practice Managers, created from work in focus groups, including 81 General Practice Nurses (GPNs) from 75 practices across London.

To download the Retaining Practice Nurses Guideance please click HERE

Updates and Guidance for General Practice


Updates and Guidance for General Practice –NHS England and NHS Improvement Coronavirus

Link to web page:

Public Health England Guidance: COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)


Public Health England Guidance: COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

Link to Documents , Guidance, Resources & Posters


Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training




Future Learn - Safeguarding Adults: Level 3 Training

Learn how to ensure the successful safeguarding of adults with this training course from Health Education England.

This course contributes towards the achievement of Level 3 Safeguarding competencies, as set out in Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies

Safeguarding Child:  Level 1, 2 & 3 Training



E-Learning for Health - Safeguarding Children: Level 1, 2, 3 Training

To Register - Ideally you should provide a work email address so that your registration results in the most appropriate access to e-learning content.

ToolKit RCGP










RCGP Child Safeguarding Toolkit RCGP website


There is a new safeguarding hub on the RCGP website which is home to both the child and adult safeguarding toolkits:
The new RCGP supplementary guide to the Intercollegiate documents can be found under the 'National standards and policies' section on the safeguarding hub:


Healthy London Partnership Toolkit




Resource for primary care providers caring for children & young people

Primary care children and young people’s toolkit

Healthy London Partnership have created a toolkit for primary and community care providers involved in caring for children and young people. The toolkit features pathways for the top paediatric conditions, e-learning modules, information on group consultations, examples of closer working with pharmacy, communications resources, mental health and wellbeing information and more: Access the toolkit


Health & Wellbeing Resources

HEE Health and Wellbeing Support Offer















A reminder that the HEE Health and Wellbeing Support Offer for primary care staff is still available, with access to a group of over 100 volunteer trained coaches and counsellors, with the help of four known providers who could offer:

·         One-to-one sessions

·         Signposting to other sources of support as needed.

·         Training to run peer support groups, including a specific focus on the complexities of working during the COVID-19 crisis.

·         Help with setting up and running virtual peer support groups.

·         Help with other wellbeing innovation as you identify needs

Please contact Sharon Gomba via, detailing the needs of staff and the type of support they require and she’ll be able to put you in contact with the appropriate provider.


NHS hotline to support NHS staff








The NHS has launched a mental health hotline as part of a package of measures to support the NHS’ staff as they help people deal with the coronavirus.

·         NHS hotline: 0300 131 7000 (Open between 7am – 11pm every day)

·         Text service available 24/7. (Text FRONTLINE to 85258)

Please see link for further details.

Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, by calling 116 123



Contact us

If you would like to see information which is not yet included in the newsletter or for any other comments regarding the newsletter, please contact : Katarina Durisova (