GPNI Interpreting Results: Biochemistry

In the second of interpreting results series, we have Dr Emma Murray, Specialist Registrar in Chemical Pathology, who will be discussing a practical approach to interpreting common biochemistry results.[divi_wpfd_single_file file_params="{%22selected_file_id%22:26497,%22selected_category_id%22:128,%22selected_file_name%22:%22GPNI Interpreting Results- Biochemistry%22,%22categoryPath%22:%22Webinars%22}" _builder_version="4.13.1" _module_preset="default"...

COVID-19 vaccination in children and young people aged 16 to 17 years: JCVI statement, November 2021 – GOV.UK

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has previously advised: 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children and young people aged 16 to 17 years with an underlying health condition that places them at higher risk from serious COVID-19 (‘at-risk group’) a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those not in an at-risk group On 19 October 2021 JCVI considered options for offering a second dose to persons aged 16 to 17 years who are not in an...

GPNI Webinar – Boundaries Series by Dr Stephen Harte

GPNI was delighted to host a three part 'First 5 GP' series on 'Boundaries' hosted by the excellent Dr Stephen Harte, GP and Executive Coach as part of our Wellness workstream.   For those that missed the series Dr Harte has kindly recorded a bitesize version of each talk with some take home messages applicable to GPs and Primary care team members at any stage of their careers.   Dr Harte is also a mentor on the NIMDTA GP Mentoring Scheme  Limitations, I can't do everything! Dr Stephen...

GPNI Clinical Update: Guidance on the reinstating of Spirometry in GP

We are delighted to be joined by Frances Barrett, Primary Care Respiratory Trainer who will be exploring the practicalities of successfully reinstating spirometric testing safely in General Practice. [divi_wpfd_single_file _builder_version="4.9.11" _module_preset="default" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{}" file_params="{%22selected_file_id%22:24740,%22selected_category_id%22:128,%22selected_file_name%22:%22Reinstating Spirometry Slides%22,%22categoryPath%22:%22Webinars%22}"...

GPNI Mental Health: Practical Application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Phase One of implementation of the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 ‘the Act’ commenced on 2nd December 2019 with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This session will focus on practical application of DoLS and the Act for GPs. It will include case scenarios that you might encounter in your practice with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. The session will be delivered by Steph Kerr, Service Manager and MCA Lead in Belfast Health and Social Care...

GPNI Wellbeing: ‘How to Beat Burnout in the New Ways of Working in Primary Care’

We are delighted to host Dr Rachel Morris for this GPNI Wellbeing session. Rachel is a GP, Coach, host of the You Are Not A Frog podcast and creator of the Shapes Toolkit. www.shapestoolkit.com   Do the new ways of working following COVID-19, theworkload & long hours make you feel overwhelmed?   We believe GPs & their teams should be able to THRIVE at work! We will introduce you to some simple yet powerful tools that will help you do just that. A session for GP or healthcare...

GPNI have brought together a large multi-disciplinary working group to generate and collate the most up to date and relevant information for Northern Ireland Primary Care.  Below you will find important updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with primary care specific guidance.  This is a developing resource which will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

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