Permanent staff have support of their organisations when it come to identifying training other than mandatory and statutory training and this is something that is lacking among our locum healthcare professionals.

Having identified this, one of our mission is to support and upskill locum healthcare professionals to achieve professional growth and development so they can deliver the best possible care in their clinical areas.

How do we do this?

We organise and run clinical skills training sessions which specifically equip healthcare staff to manage the conditions they are presented with, confidently and effectively. We ensure the course content is relevant to area of work.

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

This course 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 say about the course:

“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 give to locum healthcare staff. We welcome everyone. You do not need to be on our register to gain access to our support.