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Code: SGC/19/376 Emergency First Aid (EVENT FULL)

This is a one day course for participants to develop the skills necessary to provide emergency first aid to someone who has an accident or suddenly becomes ill at work. Participants will be trained and assessed during the course in order to receive a certificate. Please note - you will be required to complete 3 practical assessments and a multiple choice test. You need to bring Photo ID eg passport, driving licence. If these are not available please bring your Work ID with photo If you require assistance with reading/writing please let the use know prior to the start of the course.

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1 09 April 2019 09:15 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/19/657 Medicines Management in Care Homes: Management of Controlled Drugs and Covert Administration of Medicines (EVENT FULL)

This study half-day on Medicines Management is specifically for both registered nurses and senior carers trained to administer medicines, working in Nursing Homes and/or Residential Care Homes. It will provide an opportunity to upskill these staff through meeting the following objectives:

· Demonstrate improved medicines management practices in the care home

· Explain the medicines management skills required for a safe and legal practice

· Provide underpinning knowledge to facilitate the administration of medication

· Discuss best practices, new policies and procedures

· Provide an opportunity for continuing professional development

The session will be delivered by Kassin Yakhlef, Care Home Pharmacy Technician with NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire CCG
It is FREE to the identified staff working in Care Homes.

Please note:

Certificates of attendance will be issued at the end of the session; this will contribute towards three hours of CPD requirements for nurses’ revalidation, or give the opportunity to enhance the knowledge and competence of senior carers involved in the administration of medicines.

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1 09 April 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/339 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (Prev Alerter)

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board.

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 April 2019 13:15 - 16:15 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/18/260 Smokefree Practitioner Training

A 2-day course to learn the evidence-based way to support clients to stop smoking. This course is aimed at GP and pharmacy staff working within South Gloucestershire. We will accept applicants from other settings on a case by case basis. Please email smokefree@southglos.gov.uk if you would like to discuss setting up a service in your setting.

Applicants from South Gloucestershire area only.

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1 09 April 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Poole Court Map
2 10 April 2019 09:30 - 16:00 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/19/407 Assertiveness Skills (EVENT FULL)

Being assertive allows you to engage respectfully with other people, whilst also respecting your own needs. It ensures that you don't feel taken advantage of. At certain times, most people find it difficult to communicate honestly, directly and openly with other people. There are two other main ways of relating to others: being passive or being aggressive. Assertiveness involves being clear about what you feel, what you need and how it can be achieved. This requires confident, open body language and the ability to communicate calmly without attacking another person. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 10 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 11 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/619 Children's Services - Good Practice Workshop

These workshops are aimed at all professionals who come into contact with young people and families, including managers who have responsibility for supervision, policy and decision-making.
The aim is to build good practice across children and young people's services, both challenging and supporting front line practitioners to be clear about what good practice looks like. There will be a focus on examples of good practice and support to staff to self evaluate their own practice against these examples. The aim is for everyone to share and learn from the things that went well, not so well, and what people would do differently to improve things.

This Good Practice Workshop will focus on:
TBC

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1 10 April 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/685 Commercialism in South Gloucestershire Council (am)

This workshop is for South Glos Council managers only.

The pressure on public finance means that our Council like all others is having to consider alternative sources of revenue.

The idea of Commercialism means different things to different people. It’s being applied in different ways by different authorities all over the country and so it’s quite difficult to define and to suggest one right approach for SGC.

The aim of this session isn’t to comment on the wider issues of whether commercialism has a place in the council. Instead, the focus will be on exploring the idea of commercialism in South Gloucs and on generating some discussion about the ways we may achieve more commercial practices.

The session will be delivered by David Elverson who is Managing Director of Commercial Gov. who provide training, consultancy and marketing support to public sector organisations as they develop commercially. David has previously worked for Understanding ModernGov, the training division of GovNet Communications.

For more details contact Gary Willis in the HR Workforce Development team.

Please note there is a charge of £20 to attend this session.

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1 10 April 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/686 Commercialism in South Gloucestershire Council (pm)

This workshop is for South Glos Council managers only.

The pressure on public finance means that our Council like all others is having to consider alternative sources of revenue.

The idea of Commercialism means different things to different people. It’s being applied in different ways by different authorities all over the country and so it’s quite difficult to define and to suggest one right approach for SGC.

The aim of this session isn’t to comment on the wider issues of whether commercialism has a place in the council. Instead, the focus will be on exploring the idea of commercialism in South Gloucs and on generating some discussion about the ways we may achieve more commercial practices.

The session will be delivered by David Elverson who is Managing Director of Commercial Gov. who provide training, consultancy and marketing support to public sector organisations as they develop commercially. David has previously worked for Understanding ModernGov, the training division of GovNet Communications.

For more details contact Gary Willis in the HR Workforce Development team.

Please note there is a charge of £20 to attend this session.

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1 10 April 2019 14:00 - 17:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/481 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults (EVENT FULL)

This one day workshop aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with older people who are living with dementia. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 10 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/361 Managing Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults (EVENT FULL)

YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE "RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS" (previously ALERTER) COURSE BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.

Safeguarding Adults is a high priority aspect of the social/healthcare task. The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to an ‘alert’ is vital. These staff also need to be confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults, and responding appropriately to concerns about a person’s safety. This 1-day course will assist managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare be clear about their role: how Making Safegaurding Personal impacts on it, how to conduct an interview, and how to make decisions about what to do next.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map