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Public Health England (PHE) has launched a series of new e-learning tools to boost health and care professionals’ knowledge and skills in dealing with some of the biggest issues in public health.

NHS Digital is working with CCGs to roll out the NHS App to GP surgeries across the country following a successful pilot. GP practices will be connected by 1 July 2019.

The Care Home Companion - a site designed for people working in Care Homes.

The National Association of Link Workers are the largest professional network for link workers in the UK. Their membership provides future and existing social prescribing organisations and link workers with a single point of access for link worker support and development.
Published on 12 June the Code of Practice for employers of social prescribing link workers and social prescribing link workers sets the core standards expected of high quality social prescribing practice.

A new induction template has been published by NHS England and the QNI for General Practice Nursing, as part of Action Four of the General Practice Nursing Ten Point Plan.

NHS Improvement have published an interim NHS People Plan, developed collaboratively with national leaders and partners, sets a vision for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver care and identifies the actions that will be taken to help them.
The plan sets out how the NHS will:
  • Increase the number of staff
  • Make the NHS "the best place to work"
  • Equip staff to meet the challenges of 21st century healthcare

Leadership Academy, Developing better leaders, delivering better care.
During the next few years primary care will undergo enormous changes to meet the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan. The NHS Leadership Academy can help primary care leaders work more collectively across networks and systems, to be visionary in designing future services, and more effective in leading their teams to help improve the quality of patient care and the health and well-being of local communities.

The Primary Care Pharmacy Association (PCPA) was established for the benefit of all primary care pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with an active interest in primary care pharmacy. It is the largest and longest standing independent organisation dedicated to supporting pharmacy professionals working within primary care.

NHS Employers is the voice of employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first.

Local Healthwatch works to help people get the best out of the health and social care services in their area; whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. It is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of their services – not just people for who use them, but for anyone who might need them in the future.
Healthwatch Torbay is the ONLY independent consumer champion for health and social care in Torbay, South Devon.

Pre-pregnancy care is very poor overall in the UK and Devon is not different according to the national pregnancy audit.

Women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes have higher risks of problems when pregnant, such as:
  • 5 times more likely to have a stillbirth 
  • 3 times more likely to have a neonatal death in the first month of life 
  • 2 times more likely to have a congenital abnormality 
  • 5 times more likely to deliver pre term 
  • 2 times more likely to have a macrosomic (large) baby (CEMACH report 2005)

From the Health and Safety Executive have produced - help for line managers to have simple, practical conversations with employees which can help prevent stress.

Clinicians and system leaders come together to discuss the benefits of improving mental health provision in schools. With better access and provision for children’s mental health in schools being of long term benefit, find out how sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems are well placed to deliver.

Health Connections Mendip is a service which provides peer support, social prescribing, one-to-one and group support to enable people living in Mendip to improve personal and community resilience.