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New Training Opportunities for Primary Care Teams

We are excited to announce a new education programme running at Warwick Primary Care in 2016/17.

Primary care is the “jewel in the NHS crown”. “If General Practice fails, the whole NHS fails”. Warwick Primary Care therefore works in partnership with primary care providers, commissioners and patients to deliver a stronger primary care.

Our conversations with local clinicians encouraged us to think creatively about the professional development support that we offer. Our Community Care module was well received by people who attended, and we will be continuing (and extending) the primary care modules we offer. But we also heard that you wanted different formats, focused on the key clinical challenges that you are dealing with in daily practice. You wanted sessions offering new, practical ideas that will help change your practice.

Essentials in primary care masterclass series

Based on your feedback, we have redesigned the programme for the year ahead. In 2016/17, the Essentials in Primary Care module will run as a Masterclass series. Each one day bespoke event will tackle one of five essential elements of primary care policy and practice:

  • problematic polypharmacy

  • palliative care

  • the primary care consultation

  • primary mental health care

  • over diagnosis

Each Masterclass will be delivered by experienced primary care experts – clinicians and researchers who actively work in primary care, and area leading work to develop and implement new ideas.

You will have opportunities to critically consider new ideas and research; to practice and develop your critical appraisal and quality improvement skills; and to apply your thinking to the challenges in your own work setting.

This module will help healthcare professionals develop and enhance knowledge, skills and understanding in the essentials which lie at the heart of primary care.

You can sign up for one, some, or all of the classes. If you register for the full series, and complete an assignment, you will receive a Post Graduate Award (worth 20 credits towards a Postgrad Certificate, Diploma or Master’s degree).

The programme starts in December 2016.

More details are available on the webpage http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/cpd/module_index/md988-old or you can contact the course lead Joanne Reeve j.reeve.1@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 06 Oct 2016, 13:38 | Tags: Local News