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We're delighted to announce that this year's Training Hub conference for Nurses, HCA’s, Clinical Pharmacists, Physician's Associates, AHP’s and Advanced Practitioners working in General Practice, will be taking place on Wednesday 24th May 2023 at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough!

To help you feel inspired, motivated and connected, we’re bringing you a fantastic line up of expert speakers, clinical updates, informative workshops, networking sessions and much more!

Keynote Speakers

Paula McGowan OBE

Keynote Speaker
Multi Award-winning Activist

Paula has dedicated her life to campaigning for equality of Health and Social Care for Intellectually Disabled and or Autistic people.  She is an ambassador for several charities and organisations. In 2018, Paula successfully launched a parliamentary petition asking for doctors and nurses in England to receive mandatory training in Learning disability and Autism awareness. As a direct consequence Government announced that Health and Social Care Staff would receive The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism

Louise Brady

Keynote Speaker
National Primary Care Nursing Lead for NHS England

Louise has spent 25 years of her nursing career supporting primary care. Working full time in general practice for seventeen of those years, she was one of the first general practice nurses in the North of England in 2014 to pioneer shared medical appointments supporting communities living with long term conditions to access high quality nursing care. This integrative model still operational today has supported evidence-based health outcomes enabling nurses to create peer- led learning in public health and long-term conditions in partnership with patients’ families and carers.

Breakout Room Speakers

Mitigating Health Inequalities and How Best We Can Support Those Living with Diabetes

This workshop will be looking at those actions and clinical care that make the biggest difference in mitigating health inequalities and how best we can support those living with diabetes.

Jessica Randall-Carrick

GP and Clinical Lead for Diabetes & Obesity
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS

Jessica Randall-Carrick works as a GP in Peterborough and Co-ordinates the Deep End Network across C&P and the East of England region. Jessica is passionate about improving the health & wellbeing of those in the most challenging socio-economic circumstances and seeks to connect with others to collaborate and advocate for such individuals & communities.  She seeks to ensure that systems and processes ensure good quality, equitable, person-centred clinical care.

Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Primary Care

Rebecca Davis will outline the NHS’s carbon reduction ambitions and what we can all do practically as healthcare professionals to assist our path to Net Zero.

Rebecca Davis

Greener Practice Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

‘Climate Change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century’ – Lancet. Dr Rebecca Davis, Chair of Greener Practice Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and a local RCGP Net Zero advisor, will be delivering a talk on how healthcare and our environment are interconnected.

Unleashing the Power of Community: 5 Top Tips for Primary Care

In this presentation, Heather will offer 5 top tips to challenge and inspire you to partner with your community.

Heather Henry

Queen's Nurse
Entrepreneur, writer, social innovator and health policy influencer

Heather is a former general practice nurse and director of primary care, who uses asset based community development to innovate and co-produce solutions with local people. She founded BreathChamps CIC: a social enterprise offering social prescribing solutions for adults and children with asthma. In 2018 Heather won the Sue Pembrey Award for person and community centred care and has also received the Open University Business School Alumnus Award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Society’. “Today’s Primary Care Networks have a role in engaging and empowering their communities to tackle health inequalities and support long term conditions. But how do primary care teams do this when they feel so overwhelmed?”

Men’s Health for Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Looking at ways on managing these issues in the pressures of primary care setting utilising the whole primary care team.

Tom Shackleton

Bottisham Medical Practice

Tom is a GP with a special interest in Men’s Health. He is keen on looking at ‘Real World’ ways of improving the management of Men’s Health issues in the current system pressures. Tom’s session will provide a Review of the management of Lower Urinary Tracts Symptoms in Men, Erectile Dysfunction, PSA testing and other Mens’ Health Presentations in Primary Care.

Clinical Emergencies

This talk will cover advice on how to manage the main emergency presentations before the ambulance arrives, the categorisation of 999 calls with their expected response time-scales, and the skill sets of ambulance crews, Advanced Clinicians and Enhanced Care teams.

Craig McLean

Advanced Paramedic
East of England Ambulance Service

Craig works mainly across Hertfordshire, and responds solo to both time-critical and lower acuity calls. As part of that role he is trained in the telephone triage of 999 calls, rotates into Primary Care, and is undertaking his independent prescribing course.  He is also an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, an ALS instructor and an Instructor for the BASICS Pre-Hospital Emergency Course that many AHPs and military personnel undertake prior to working in events or mass gatherings, as well as extensive event medicine experience.


Lipid Management

This session will focus on the nurse’s role in communicating cardiovascular risk, familial hyperlipidaemia, current treatments and helping patients to help themselves with regards to lipid management.

Jan Gower

Queen's Nurse

Jan Gower has spent the past 22 years working as a practice nurse and advanced nurse practitioner as well as working in a commissioning role and in higher education. She previously worked as a haematology nurse, a midwife and has spent time in research and healthcare journalism. She is currently the Nurse Lead for the GPN Fellowship Scheme at the Training Hub.

Jan’s interests lie in all long-term conditions but particularly feels that hypertension and lipid management are areas that all nurses in general practice should be able to manage and/or advise on as not disease entities in themselves,  but risk factors for cardiovascular disease.


Understanding Menopause through Group Consultations

Aiming to demonstrate a simulated menopause group consultation, this session will show how effective a group is while addressing the common menopause issues using some volunteers from the audience. There will be an opportunity to  ask specific questions about the menopause.

Jenny Aston

Queen’s Nurse

Jenny works 6 sessions a week as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in a large teaching Practice, in a team of ANPs alongside General Practitioners, trainee GPs, Allied Health Professionals and a team of nurses. She has a real passion for patient-centred health prevention and runs training within the practice, for local clinicians as well as at National conferences and has also set up and led on group consultations within our PCN working with trained facilitators. Locally Jenny is the AHP and nurse lead for the Training Hub and has various national roles, sitting on NHS England Advanced Clinical Practice group and regional HEE general practice nurse network. She also represents the Royal College of GPs as their AHP/Nurse Champion where she is seeking to raise the profile of AHPs and GP Nurses and promote high quality training and development of these roles within Primary Care.

Kelly Austin

Wellbeing Team Lead & Social Navigator

Kelly has led the charge on social prescriber link workers and personalised care since launching the service 4 years ago ahead of the NHS funded ARRS roles. She leads the personalised care team at the PCN and holds a reduced case load of patients herself. She also sits on the Advisory board of NALW helping to influence national policy and was East of East regional Champion for 2 years.

Kelly has worked alongside the clinical team to establish Group consultations, taking on the role of Lead facilitator, recruiting and training new clinicians and facilitators, and expanding the programme’s scope of practice. The programme has recently been asked to contribute to the Group consult research being carried out by the University of Oxford.

Gill Shields

GP Partner

Gill qualified from Imperial College London in 2008 and completed her GP training in Somerset before joining Granta. She is Womens Health lead with a specialist interest in Menopause but enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Gill is kept busy outside of work with two young children and a very cheeky golden retriever.

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking – Spotting the signs and how I can help

Modern Slavery in 2023, understanding why it exists, how people become victims, the local picture and what you / I can do to help.


Chris Acourt

Detective Sergeant
Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Chris Acourt is a Police officer serving with Cambridgeshire for over 22 years, covering a variety of roles from uniform response to CID. He has been specialising in Modern Slavery investigations for around 8 years, during which time he has encountered and protected numerous victims and successfully convicted a number of individuals for Modern Slavery crimes.

Managing Paediatric Asthma in Primary Care

Highlighting the basic but important things: asthma action plans, educating patients about their devices and plans, the importance of annual reviews etc.  We will also talk about assessing for allergies.

Louise Coverdale

Paediatric Asthma Specialist Nurse
Cambridgeshire Children's and Young People's Services

Louise qualified as a registered Children’s Nurse in 2004 with a BSc Children’s nursing from Coventry University. She has worked in general paediatrics, oncology, haematology, children’s emergency medicine, allergy and respiratory services. Louise was the Senior children’s research nurse on the Learning early about peanut allergy research study between 2009 to 2016. Louise has 7 years experience as a senior children’s asthma nurse specialist. She is currently seconded into Cambridgeshire community services as a Children and Young People’s asthma specialist, working in the most high risk areas for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for children with asthma. Louise has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Asthma, Allergy and advanced clinical assessment. Louise has a wealth of experience in asthma, allergy and lung function testing, allergy testing, food challenges and the management of chronic and acute asthma and anaphylaxis. Louise has a special interest in the treatment optismisation, health education and symptom management of Asthma.

Understanding Heart Failure

Understanding Heart failure, it’s burden, pathophysiology, latest evidence based therapy, and raising awareness in both primary and secondary care.

Kathy Simmonds

HF Nurse Specialist

I trained at Guy’s Hospital and have worked at a number of acute trusts before specialising in cardiology at Kettering General Hospital (KGH) from 2002. I was appointed as the  first HF Nurse Specialist at KGH in 2008, developing the HF service alongside the HF clinical lead. I moved to NW Anglia FT in 2020 and have been involved locally and regionally with HF service development, now leading the HF Nurse service. I work with my team delivering both inpatient and outpatient services.

Since 2012 to present I have been a member of the National HF Audit Domain Expert Group at NICOR. I have previously  been a visiting lecturer at DeMontfort and Northampton Universities.

I am passionate about developing equality of services for HF patients, ensuring they receive the latest evidence-based therapy  and helping them to live well. I am keen to engender a passion for HF in other HCP’s.

Wound Care

Hannah will be presenting an update on appropriate dressing use, formulary, and primary vs secondary dressings


Hannah Carrington

Practice Nurse and Surgical Site Infection & Tissue Viability Nurse
Granta and The Royal Papworth Hospital

Hannah is a hybrid nurse working in both primary and secondary care settings. She qualified from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a first-degree qualification in Adult Nursing. Further training includes, Level 7 Fundamentals of Practice Nursing from Anglia Ruskin University 2020, Level 6 Enhancing Asthma Care in Professional Practice from University of Hertfordshire 2021, Level 7 Tissue Viability and Wound Management from University of Huddersfield 2022

Hannah works as a Practice Nurse for Granta Shelford and a Surgical Site Infection & Tissue Viability Nurse for The Royal Papworth hospital.

Clinical interests include acute and complex wound care, such as, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical site complications. Hannah’s personal interests include dressmaking

The Training Hub Conference – Booking terms and conditions

This conference is organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub.
(“we”) accept bookings from delegates (“you”) for places on the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Conference under the following terms and conditions.


Attendance confirmation
1. This conference is fully organised and funded by the Training Hub and due to tight timescales, please note we cannot accept cancellations within 7 days of the event. Once your booking is confirmed you agree to attend the event as per the below terms.
2. Once you have submitted your booking and your place at the conference is confirmed and we will send you an email confirmation. If you have not received confirmation of your booking within 24 hours, please contact the Training Hub.
3. You will also need to book your workshops in order to be guaranteed a place in them. They can be found under My Account on the website.

Cancellations and non-attendance
4. Whilst the conference is fully subsidised, all non-attendance is chargeable at a rate of £55 per person, as per these booking terms and conditions.
5. If you are no longer able to attend the event please notify us via email, no later than 1 week prior to the event. Less than one week will be counted as non-attendance and you will be charged for your delegate place.
6. Why do we do this? The Training Hub is fully funding this event. Numbers are confirmed and rooms are allocated according their capacity based on these numbers 1 week before. We will also have a waiting list of people wishing to attend this event. As a result, if you do not show up for the conference we are still charged for your place and someone who wished to attend will be unable to.

Please click the link to view our Bookings & Refunds terms.