Tools & Resources

Newly Qualified Nurses Employed in Primary Care - an Enhanced Training Practice (ETP) example

The Practice Nurse workforce is ageing with almost one in five General Practice Nurses (GPNs) aged 55 and over (GP Taskforce, 2014). In 2009, Buchan & Seccombe warned that the challenge of replacing those who retire will become a progressively prominent issue over the next few years. Notably, The General Practice Forward View (2016) cannot be delivered without sufficient recruitment and workforce expansion.

Transforming lives through community health seminars

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

It was recognised by the Patient Participation Group of Court Thorn Surgery in Cumbria, who work closely with the GP Practice, that the services of General Practice are not the panacea of all ailments and care. Much can be done by the patients for the patients and their community. The balance of power can be shifted, to the patients and the public, by the provision of better information and advice.

Student Nurse Placements at St. Ann’s Hospice

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

• The student mentorship project runs throughout the year, supporting 3 local universities. The project looks to empower students with the skills and the knowledge to help deliver specialist palliative care for patients and families / carers affected by malignant and non-malignant life limiting illnesses.

• Students are offered placements across our three sites, with appropriate mentorship support. These may be elective or spoke placements  

Community Links

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

Community Links aspire to apply capacity building, through quality information, communication, learning, health improvement, food and drink and social interaction to achieve local resilient communities. Local social movements which grow up in streets, communities of interest and choice, doing things compatible with and acceptable to our medical and social models but by and for the people without imposition.

‘Fantastic’ - a new play from Pete Carruthers

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

This project began in 2015 when the team decided to produce a play that would explore themes around mental health and treatment, particularly the idea of what constitutes the dividing line between normal human experience and psychiatric disorders.

Funding was successfully secured from Arts Council England to undertake a research and development phase. This phase involved extensive research, including private research as well as interviews with health professionals and several experts by experience.

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