The problem

For majority of Agency workers finding relevant learning and development activity that enhance their skills and competencies in the workplace is a problem due to lack organisational support, time and limited information on what organisations are looking for.

Organisations are now looking for staff who are highly skilled, competent and can add value to their organisations.

Solution

We have made it our mission to work with both healthcare organisations and locum workers to address this problem through training and coaching.

How do we do this?

We organise and run clinical skills training sessions which are tailored to address specific skills and competences within clinical settings.

We recently held a 3-day Minor illness course which was a great success.

This is a must attend course for anyone working in primary care, prison or custody setting.

You will learn how to:

Take effective history using a systematic approach and be able to manage self-limiting conditions which occur frequently in the community and prison sector. These may include muscle-skeletal problems (such as minor injuries, back and neck pain), respiratory illnesses (such as chest infections, asthma, coughs, colds and sore throats), gastro-intestinal complaints (such as indigestion, constipation and diarrhea), neurological complaints (such as tension headaches and migraine), allergies (such as hayfever) and skin conditions (such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis) and ENT problems.

While these conditions maybe described as minor illnesses, presentation may deteriorate quiet quickly in some instances and this requires expert knowledge in understanding the signs and symptoms of deteriorating conditions or risks known as red flags for the nurse to be able to escalate the situation.

Not only will you learn about identifying these red flags, you will also learn how to carry out physical assessments other than the baseline clinical observations, make use of tools that backs your clinical decisions and a chronological and universal way of recording your findings and interventions.

 

Here is what some of the candidates who have attended the course say about it:

“Thank you so much the course was awesome, educative and relevant to nurses working in prisons.” WC Prison Nurse

“Excellent and Enriching – this course should be the next step for all newly qualified prescribers”. C W Pharmacist NMP

“This course has been helpful in my understanding of minor illnesses.”   OO Pharmacist

“Brilliant course and well spaced. The tutor was knowledgeable and professional.” EM Prison Nurse RMN

“Areas I enjoyed most include: anaphylaxis, triaging, history taking”. TR Prison Nurse RMN

“I found all modules relevant to my job – course is very useful and tutor helpful”. MO RGN Community and Prison Primary care

Contact us on locums@qualityplus.org.uk for more information about the support we offer to locum healthcare staff. We welcome everyone. You do not need to be on our register to gain access to our support.