Welcome to the June 2018 News letter

We hope you are all enjoying this sunny weather, we definately are!

We have continued this month with our STP Masterclasses which we have received lots of positive feed back.  The Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) sets out ambitious plans to improve health and care services for people across Devon within a 5 year vision.  Educational Leads across the Devon STP footprint  have been meeting collaboratively to discuss the educational  needs of the workforce to support these plans and  Heath Education England (HEE)  have allocated funds through the STP  to support educational events to be facilitated across the Peninsula at various sites to support STP priorities.
STP Master Classes -  Only two left now

 These are free sessions and open to anyone working in the medical profession.  They are held in the evening from 6.00 - 9.00 and a buffet is provided.

12th July 2018 - Long Term Conditions - Exeter
18th July 2018 - Masterclass on Older Persons - Newton Abbott
As these have proved a great success we will be working on implementing a programme of Masterclasses going forward, so if you have any ideas on topics you would like these to be focussed on please drop us a line on and let us know.

Other Future Training Dates
  We have lots of great training opportunities coming up in
 July & August 2018

Just click on the links above to take you to the page where you can book onto the course and all the full details of the course.
Please remember to visit our website and check out all the courses currently available.
This is the place where all our future courses will be available for you to book on.
There is also lots of courses advertised for other providers 
External Provider Courses
We also have lots of resources and the latest news to view
For all the latest news please visit



Healthcare Videos - We need some help!
Devon CEPN team are looking to create videos to showcase what a wonderful place it is to work in General Practice, in Devon. This will include interviews with GP practice staff, from nurses to HCAs to receptionists, GPs, practice managers and paramedics, it really will include all the different roles in our practices.
To create these videos we need you. If you would be happy to take part in these videos, please send an email to Nicci Hilson at giving the following details:

Your name
Your practice
Your role

The exact details of filming are yet to be confirmed, we are aiming for July, in Exeter. This will be confirmed in due course.
If you are interested in taking part, we would love to hear from you.

Practice Manager Training

 Practice Manager Training Available for All Practices in the Devon Area, one person per surgery per course.  All courses will be held at Exeter Race Course which has great facilities, easy to get to and free parking

Booking available through the links below

Managing Patient Feedback SDTCCG  AM Session 18th July 2018
Managing Patient Feedback SDTCCG  PM Session on 18th July 2018


Student Placements & Mentors

 Tracey O'Keeffe is your contact in our team to support practices who are considering taking on students.  
Student nurses are our future workforce and we need to ensure we can show them what a fantastic and rewarding career Practice Nursing is. 

Here is a great video to show how important it is to support students in
General Practice
Student Video

Please contact Tracey O'Keeffe 


University Courses


Applications have now officially closed for funding for University Modules. Confirmation emails are currently being distributed to applicants with more information. Thank you to all of you who responded so swiftly!

However, we do still have availability for the Community and Primary Care Multi-Professional Common Foundation Programme. This course consists of three modules and is suitable for professionals new to Primary Care as it explores wider issues such as public health as well as developing key skills. Please contact me should you require any further information.

Please do get in touch if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Tracey or



After the success of the last two years, we are pleased to announce the third Annual 'ABCD Clinical & Commissioning News - Live' will be held on Thursday 12th July 2018 in London, Leeds and Taunton.
This year, with the development of ICSs/STPs, Simon Stevens, NHS England Chief Executive has been invited to deliver the Key Note Address on the need to achieve Transformational Innovation in Diabetes across ICSs/STPs.  Please see the attached 'Save the Date' flyer for more information.
Please register early at

GDPR & Pharmaceutical Support

Thank you for responding to our email regarding signing up, if you know of anyone who has not and would like to receive details of courses, new regulations and resources please encourage them to sign up for our newsletter at
All previous copies of newsletters are available here as well

For many resources on GDPR please clink the link below


Using Pharmaceutical Sponsors for our Courses

We are able to provide great courses with the financial help from Pharmaceutical Companies so please do help us to be able to do this by agreeing to us to provide companies with just your name and surgery name at the event you have attended if it is sponsored by Pharma.

Just to reassure you of how this information is used please read on

Pharmaceutical companies hold a database of all Health Care Professionals and the surgeries they work at.  This information is provided to the Pharmaceutical industry by an organisation known as Binleys.  In order to show transparency, and produce an audit trail, when a pharma company support a meeting they have to show which delegates attended the event and ensure that their names are linked to the meeting record.  By providing your name and surgery details to the sponsors does not add you to any database.  You may already exist in the database. Your record will be logged as having attending a meeting supported by the sponsoring company.  This information isn’t shared outside their organisation.  Your details cannot be used in any other way, for contacting, marketing or mailing for example.  Once the flag is made on the meeting record the list that the company receives from this meeting should be destroyed and no other record kept.  In order to comply with the pharmaceutical code of conduct the sponsors need to show this transparency and would not be able to provide support if they were unable log the names of attendees at a meeting supported by the industry.”


Why not join us as a member!


Devon CEPN (DCEPN), is an initiative by the GP Provider networks of Sentinel Health; Haytor Health; Exeter Primary Care & Devon Health (SHED) and was set up to support Devon Primary Care Teams with on-going education and professional development.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

We hope that Primary Care Professionals across Devon will see the benefits of DCEPN. We provide an all-round education package which includes:

  • Access to any of our courses, including full/half day, lunchtime and evening meetings
  • All training and education is evaluated, quality assured and peer reviewed
  • PowerPoint presentations and resources from training events
  • Training events that are developed, delivered, and relevant to your locality
  • A wide range of locally based meetings across Devon
  • Full listing, and co-ordination of all known courses, training events and meetings in our area
  • Extensive resources
  • Job Vacancies service for your practice, and for Locums seeking work
  • Advice, news and links for Appraisal, Revalidation and education
  • Help with organising your educational events
  • investing in the future training and educational needs for primary care
  • Members receive reduced priced and free training throughout the year
  • Newsletters and updates on local and national policies, evidence based practice and forth coming events.
  • Networking and sharing good practice.
  • Holistic approach to training with your colleagues
  • Free regular Forums with educational updates and guest speakers focussing on local and national developments and issues.
  • Online training resources
  • Online booking facility for all DCEPN courses and meetings
  • High quality training delivered in your community.
  • Multi professional events

Practice Nurse & HCA Forums Dates

Here are all the dates of the forthcoming forums, please follow the link to book on. This is important for us to know if you are going to attend, as we provide lunch at these sessions so we need to know for catering purposes

4th July 2018 - North Devon Practice Nurses
4th July 2018 - North Devon HCAs
12th July 2018 - Plymouth
11th September 2018 - Coastal/Torquay

Happy to help.

If you need any help with the website, courses which have not been advertised or just want some advice please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.  We look forward to speaking with you.  Best Wishes
Lucy, Nicci, Julie, Tracey, Kathy and Paddy

June 2018 -  Newsletter 
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