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Federation Education

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Federation Education is an event portal created by the GP Federation Support Unit to allow staff to easily access the education they need.

What is Practice Based Learning (PBL)?
Practice based learning aims to deliver high quality educational programmes for federation members, up-skilling the full multidisciplinary practice team in a conducive and constructive environment. Integrating learning and practice in this way will be facilitating direct improvements in patient care.

Practice based learning events will be designed to facilitate better care for patients by providing usable, practical information to practicing GPs and team members. A direct consequence of this integrated approach will be the creation of a forum, within each federation, for exchange of ideas and for sharing best practice.

Federation Education Aims

  • To support Continuing Professional Development by producing a high quality educational programme for federation members, and relevant others, that facilitates the ongoing personal development of GPs, and other primary care workers

  • To support health care professionals fulfilling the requirements of appraisal and (where relevant) revalidation.

  • To involve the practice team and promote implementation of any learning by delivery of the programme within protected practice time, in an environment where the practice team can get access to high quality education relevant to their role. 

  • To facilitate networking by serving as a forum to allow sharing of examples of good practice. 

  • To facilitate dissemination of local guidelines, clinical pathways or other federation projects. 

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Upcoming Events

  • 23 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 16:30
    Moira, 70 Drumnabreeze Rd, Moira, Craigavon BT67 0RH, UK
    You are invited to our 2nd annual PM Conference and we would love for all Southern PMs, Deputy PMs and Business Partners to attend. The agenda has been proposed by your local PM Reps. To start us off in the morning we have Pensions, Encompass and Registrations. Afternoon agenda TBC
  • 05 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 17:30
    Armagh, 2 Friary Rd, Armagh BT60 4FR, UK
    Heart Failure - Dr Patricia Campbell. Queens/UU - Dr Louise Sands and Dr Sian Lee Ewan Child Safeguarding Update Dr Julie-Ann Maney AstraZeneca QI Project information - Natasha Stevenson Introduction to Pilot Respiratory Diagnostic Hub - Clinical Physiologist - Armagh and Dungannon Federation
  • 05 Mar 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Armagh, 2 Friary Rd, Armagh BT60 4FR, UK
    Child Safeguarding Awareness session- Martina McAloon Social Work Lead MDT AstraZeneca QI Project information - Natasha Stevenson Pilot Respiratory Diagnostic Hub - Armagh and Dungannon Clinical Physiologist
  • 06 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Newry, Canal Court Hotel, Merchants Quay, Newry BT35 8HF, UK
    Drug and Alcohol Awareness session delivered by Start 360 GP Activity Data delivered by SPPG Health and Well-being session by Clare Hegarty Health
  • 06 Feb 2024, 13:00 – 17:30
    Newry, 96 Glen Rd, Newry BT34 1RH, UK
    Haematology - Dr David Waddell BHCST Addictions -Dr Ruth Carville, Dr Judith Weir and Lydia Scholes SHCST Urgent Care - Dr Rosemary Sloan SHCST QFIT - Dr Croitoru
  • 30 Jan 2024, 13:00 – 17:00
    Craigavon Civic Centre
    PBL event for Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff across Craigavon Federation
  • 07 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Craigavon Civic Centre and Jethro Centre, Craigavon, UK
  • 03 Oct 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Rd, Armagh BT60 4FR, UK
    Education event for Primary Care Staff
  • 26 Sept 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Canal Court Hotel, Newry, Merchants Quay, Newry BT35 8HF, UK
  • 26 Sept 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Canal Court, Newry, Merchants Quay, Newry BT35 8HF, UK
    Child and adult safeguarding and domestic violence facilitated by Dr Mary Larkin with first Newry and District Practice Manager Forum happening on this day.
  • 26 Sept 2023, 09:00 – 16:30
    Newry, Merchants Quay, Newry BT35 8HF, UK
    Re-fresher training for those carrying-out Spirometry in practice with a previous recognised Spirometry certificate. There is a cost to this training - please see email circulated to Practices on 30.06.23
  • 13 Jun 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Craigavon, 66 Lakeview Rd, Craigavon BT64 1AL, UK
    Education event for Southern clinicians to include topics from Neurology and Paediatrics
  • 25 Apr 2023, 09:00 – 16:30
    Craigavon, 70 Drumnabreeze Rd, Craigavon BT67 0RH, UK
    Day out from practice to re-focus, meet other PMs, share experiences, update knowledge.
  • 14 Mar 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Armagh City Hotel
  • 14 Mar 2023, 13:00 – 17:00
    Armagh City Hotel
    Suitable for all practice staff. We will also have guest speakers in aimed at both Clinician staff and Admin staff....details to follow.
  • 14 Feb 2023, 13:00 – 16:30
    Newry, 52 Belfast Rd, Newry BT34 1TR, UK
    PBL event for Clinical and Admin staff. In the Canal Court Admin staff will explore 'Zero Tolerance' with facilitator Val McGarrell while in Dromantine Conference Centre Clinical staff will receive information from a Consultant Paediatrician/and GUM Consultant.
  • 29 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 17:00
    The Jethro Centre, 6 Flush Pl, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 7DT, UK
  • 22 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
    Banbridge Enterprise Centre, Scarva Road Industrial Estate, Scarva Rd, Banbridge BT32 3QD, UK
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