- Welcome Intro to GPN
- GPN Champions
- GPN Peer Mentoring
- GPN Portfolio Careers
- GPN Specialty Training Scheme
- GPN Strategy
- Nurse Education Forums
The Black Country and West Birmingham Training Hub are committed to supporting and developing the local GPN workforce at every stage of their career, with opportunities such as mentorship, portfolio careers, support with CPD, increasing leadership opportunities and more.
We have recently been delighted to welcome Liz Corrigan to the Training Hub as General Practice Nurse Professional Lead, who has previously held a similar position in Wolverhampton CCG and has a background in Practice Nursing within Wolverhampton and Dudley. Liz is working alongside the Practice Nurse Champions, Training Hub leads and staff working within each CCG to ensure practice nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing associates receive professional development and quality improvement.
Please take a look through each page to see what is on offer to the whole GPN workforce.
The Black Country & West Birmingham STP has appointed 11 General Practice Nurse Champions.
This is an exciting opportunity for nurses from across the Black Country & West Birmingham to become leaders in their Primary Care Networks, represent their nursing colleagues and support the development of the nursing workforce.
The GPN Champions will have dedicated time to develop opportunities for nurses within their PCNs and across their CCGs and to share good practice across the STP.
A team of mentors has been appointed to support GPNs with a range of issues and provide confidential help and support - available now!
Are you at risk of burn-out or are you thinking of leaving General Practice?
Do you need support to plan your personal development or manage the next step in your career?
Do you need help to manage a difficult conversation with a colleague?
Perhaps you need support with improving a process within your practice
Financial incentives are available until the end of March 2020 for nurses in General Practice wishing to adopt a portfolio career.
Nurses who are keen to introduce flexibility into their career may choose to increase their clinical skills and undertake additional specialist work in General Practice or another setting (e.g. secondary care or mental health), in a leadership role or undertake further education.
Each applicant will have access to funding for training, educational, supervisory and other related costs.
The Black Country & West Birmingham STP has supported Primary Care Networks to recruit 10 new General Practice Nurses.
Black Country & West Birmingham general practices continue to face a significant challenge in nursing recruitment in the face of recent or impending retirements. It is imperative that our practices have the necessary workforce to offer sustainable services into the future, and registered nurses will be a key component of that.
The Black Country & West Birmingham GPN Strategy was formally launched in early October 2019.
The aim of the strategy is to define our values for all our nurses, fellow professionals, patients' carers and the public we serve; to make a clear statement that regardless of your discipline or specialism of nursing, your work setting or location across the Black Country & West Birmingham, that delivering high quality, safe and personal care is at the heart of what you do.
Nurse Education Forums are available across the STP.
The events are fully funded and include:
- Education: Receive clinical updates relevant to your practice.
- Networking: Spend time with colleagues from other practices and share learning.
- Opportunities: Learn about further training and development opportunities to suit all career levels.
- News: Hear the latest updates from PCNs, CCGs and the STP and have the opportunity to share your feedback.
See our events calendar for dates and booking information
For further details please contact your local Training Hub