Study Days

These study days and half days can be accessed individually as required and will be of interest to those working in a health and social care setting.

Please be aware that due to new funding arrangements, practice nurses are now able to access our study days and courses under the same LBR (learning beyond registration) arrangements as those offered to other NHS staff – i.e. there is no charge - subject to funding being available, and applications must be supported by your manager. If LBR funding is not availalble you can either self fund or be sponsored by your employer.  Please see our Funding Page for more details about funding.

Please note, all study days run subject to viability which will be confirmed approximately 4 weeks prior to the start date.

These study days and programmes are non-accredited but you will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of a post course evaluation.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Deborah Reid in our Admissions office on 0114 222 2037 or at snm-admin@sheffield.ac.uk.

Upcoming Start Dates Study Day Brief Description Course Leader Suitable For

07.11.2018

Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care

This study day focuses on chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a primary care context. It will include the basic anatomy and physiology of the renal system (to include urine formation and GFR) and the causes of renal dysfunction (paying particular attention to diabetes and hypertension). The study day will also look at the signs and symptoms of CKD, nursing care considerations within a primary care setting and the national standards e.g. NSF, CKD classification, Renal Association guidelines. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care settings

17.09.2018

Coronary Heart Disease Update

This study day provides an update on current management of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) for nurses. It will cover the following areas Epidemiology; pathophysiology of acute and chronic CHD; current management of Acute Coronary Syndromes and Chronic Stable Angina; role of risk assessment in primary and secondary prevention. Michael (Mac) Macintosh First level registered nurses working in primary care settings

05.10.2018

Ear Care

STH STAFF ONLY

This study session explores the recognition and safe management of common ear conditions in primary care, including safe ear irrigation. The study day will look at the ear anatomy; wax; ear irrigation and patient education. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

06.09.2018

Health Care Assistant - Vaccination and Immunisation Update

The study days are suitable for Health Care Assistants (HCA) who work in General Practice or the Community who have previously completed a vaccination and immunisation 2-3 day basic training course.

Elaine Shaw

Health Care Assistants working in primary care settings.

To be confirmed

Heart Failure in Primary Care

This study day provides an update on the current management of heart failure (HF). The course content will include; Pathophysiology in cardiac failure – a brief introduction to the physiological changes taking place in heart failure, Epidemiology – an overview of incidence, prevalence, and prognosis in HF and presentation and investigations – the clinical features of HF and the role of common investigations. The study day will also cover pharmacological management – an introduction to the drugs used in HF, Non-pharmacological management – care and management options and end of life care. Michael (Mac) Macintosh First level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

15.11.2018

Hypertension

This study day focuses on the management of hypertension in primary care. The study day will cover the pathophysiology in hypertension – a brief introduction to the physiological changes taking place in hypertension and the associated significance, epidemiology – an overview of incidence and prevalence of hypertension, presentation and investigations – the clinical features of hypertension and the role of routine investigations and screening tools for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. It will also look at the pharmacological management – an introduction to the drugs used in hypertension and the non-pharmacological management – care and management options including lifestyle issues and patient education. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

23.01.2019

Introduction to Contraception in Primary Care

This study day provides an introduction to contraception for primary care. It will give an introduction to contraceptive choices and will look at the review, medical history, UKMEC, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare advice and guidance. The study day will also cover ethical and legal issues in contraception and sexual health. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care settings.

19.10.2018

Introduction to Health Promotion

This study day focuses on the role of the primary care nurse in health promotion and provides an introduction to smoking cessation and healthy eating advice. Debbie Limb Nurses and health care assistants working in primary care settings.
03.04.2019

Introduction to Spirometry Performance and Interpretation

This study day is suitable for all healthcare practitioners including GP’s who wish to have an introduction on how to perform spirometry and/or interpretation. It is suitable for Healthcare professionals wanting to learn about spirometry as well as an update for more experienced practitioners. It will serve as experience for those wanting to go on to do accredited spirometry to register with the A.R.T.P. Jackie
Dale
Anyone who needs an introduction to spirometry performance and interpretation in clinical practice. Participants could come from a variety of clinical settings and disciplines from either primary or secondary care.

30.10.2018 &
06.11.2018


07.03.2019 &
14.03.2019

Introduction to Vaccination and Immunisation Basic Training
(2 x Study Days)

These two introductory study days cover immunology, the National Programme, anaphylaxis, communication, consent and PGDs. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care settings, health visitors, school nurses and other health professionals.
To be confirmed Mental Health in Primary Care The study day will focus on mental health in primary care. It will include identifying common causes of mental health such as anxiety and depression, psychological disorders such as schizophrenia and suicidal ideation. It will also look at the role of therapeutic intervention such as CBT and self-help as well as national guidance, clinical tools, resources and referral pathways. The day will include experiential exercises and group work Jackie Dale First level registered nurses working in primary care settings
To be confirmed Neonatal Development & Family Centred Care ANNPs and Medics’ One-Day Toolkit for Neonatal Developmental & Family Centred Care.

A one-day interactive course for Medical Practitioners and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in Paediatrics & Neonatology.
Emma Sherwood Paediatric & Neonatal Trainees, Advanced Neonatal Practitioners, Consultant Neonatologists and Consultant Paediatricians.

To be confirmed

Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)
(4 x Study Days)

Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery
supervision .The Professional Midwifery Advocate is a fundamental leadership and advocacy role designed to deploy the A-EQUIP model. The role supports staff through a continuous improvement process that aims to build personal and professional resilience, enhance quality of care and support preparedness for professional revalidation. To undertake the role, a midwife must successfully complete a PMA preparation programme (bridging
module/shortened or long programme).
Rachel Jokhi The bridging programme is specifically designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of previous Supervisors of Midwives who have undertaken the Preparation of Supervisors of Midwives programme (NMC 2014) or equivalent training, and who are considered by the employing NHS Trusts to be eligible to become PMAs.

15.01.2019

Introduction to
Travel Health

This full day provides an introduction to travel health and travel vaccinations. The course will look at undertaking travel health assessment and what advice can be offered. The course will use case studies to demonstrate clear examples for guidance and learning. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses involved in giving travel health advice and vaccinations.

20.11.2018


28.03.2019

Vaccination and Immunisation Update

This study day is about current issues in vaccination, recent epidemiology, changes to the National programme/legislation, anaphylaxis management and recognition, review of current practice and identification of areas for improvement, flu vaccinations, question and answer session. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses working in primary care, health visitors, school nurses and other health care professional who have undertaken basic Vaccination & Immunisation training previously.

13.09.2018

Wound Care

This study day provides an introduction to the assessment of acute and chronic wounds and the management of effective care. Debbie Limb First level registered nurses and health care assistants working in primary care settings.

Longer Term Programmes

Start Dates Programme Brief Description Suitable for

This course is currently being redeveloped into an accredited General Practice Nurse Programme level 6/7. To reserve a place on the course and for further information please contact Jackie Dale, course lead on 0114 222 2072 or j.a.dale@sheffield.ac.uk

Please note that this course is being redeveloped.  No applications are being taken at the present time.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email
snm-admin@sheffield.ac.uk

Practice Nurse Work-based Induction and Preceptorship Programme

A new programme for General Practice Nurses. The curriculum will support nurses new to the practice nurse role. The aim of the programme is to enable practice nurses to develop competency and confidence in a broad range of clinical skills, deepen their understanding of the practice nurse role in relation to the evolving primary care workforce, and be able to practice unsupervised in a safe and effective manner.

As well as clinical skills such as Ear Care, Vaccinations and Immunisation, Travel Health, Hypertension, Wound Care, Spirometry and Health Promotion; there will also be a focus on an introduction to long term conditions such as Asthma, Diabetes and COPD.

The new course will have an assessment element and will be assessed by a combination of reflective portfolio, presentation of a set piece of work, an assignment and a competency based assessment which will be supervised by your supporting practitioner in your work place.

As part of the course requirement, you will need to be in practice for a minimum of 3 days a week, have access to a named supervisor who will ideally be a registered nurse with at least 3 years experience in general practice nursing. Other supervisors such as advanced nurse practitioners and General Practitioners will be considered for approval.

For further details contact snm-admin@sheffield.ac.uk