Upcoming webinars


January 2018

New Model for Radiotherapy HOSC

NHS England has launched a consultation on radiotherapy services. It is seeking feedback on its proposals for a new specification for radiotherapy services, following the £130 million investment to upgrade radiotherapy equipment, which was announced last year. The specification was developed following discussions with doctors, nurses, radiographers and public and patient groups. Through the consultation, NHS England is inviting further feedback on the proposals from patients, carers, members of the public, clinicians and anyone else who may have an interest in radiotherapy services.

To support the consultation, and to allow for people to ask questions, we are holding several webinars (listed below). The consultation closes on 24 January 2018.

Female Genital Mutilation and Safeguarding – how health professionals can make a difference

Health professionals play a critical role in safeguarding girls from FGM, when they understand how and when to ask questions about FGM, and what to look out for.

This session will

  • outline professionals’ responsibilities in relation to safeguarding against FGM
  • explain the FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty (new legislation introduced in Oct 2015)
  • provide practical help and advice about having the conversations and what to ask
  • discuss how the FGM Risk Indication System will support long-term safeguarding against FGM.

The session is aimed at:

  • Safeguarding leads from NHS organisations
  • Designated and named nurses and doctors
  • Health visitors/school nurses
  • GPs, midwives, nurses, other professionals

It may be interesting to:

  • Social workers/police officers working in child protection
  • Teachers
  • Community groups/third sector organisations supporting women and girls with FGM

Introducing the Female Genital Mutilation Risk Indication System – safeguarding girls from FGM

Find out about the FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS), what the system is for and how it helps safeguard girls against FGM. The session will also outline what an organisation will need to do to start using the FGM RIS.

The session will be a good introduction to the system and project for:

  • FGM midwives
  • Designated nurses
  • Safeguarding Leads (across all settings and health organisations)
  • IT/business support managers

Running group consultations in General Practice

A webinar on Group Consultations hosted by NHS England South on Thursday 8 February, 12.30pm – 1.30pm.

Group consultations are a different way to deliver clinical care that see clinicians consult one to one in a supportive group setting of 10-12 patients, with others listening in and learning from each other’s consultations. They have an extensive evidence base in the US and are mentioned specifically in the GP Forward View as one of 10 high impact changes under ‘new consultation types’.

NHS England South would like to invite you to a webinar on the 8 February 2018, 12.30-1.30pm with guest speakers Dr Priya Kumar (GP in Slough and Primary Care Strategy Lead for Slough CCG. She was one of the first GPs to give group consultations a go as part of a PMCF funded pilot in 2014/15) and Louise Brady (clinical and strategic development lead Central Manchester CCG).

Please register for this Webinar.

The role of care homes in end of life care

This webinar will focus on the role of care homes in end of life care.

Speakers include Andy Pring, Principal Analyst, National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (PHE) and Alisha Newman, Research Associate, Wales Cancer Research Centre. Building on recent publications Andy will be describing care home bed provision and the potential end of life care needs, then tell us about recent trends in the demographics of people who receive end of life care in a care home. Alisha will be describing the findings of a survey carried out of organisations that provide specialist palliative care services to care homes, highlighting the good work they do and key challenges they face. Please click on the link to register.

The Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset (RIS) – data about patients with FGM and how it can help

NHS Digital are collecting and publishing information about the patients who have FGM from NHS organisations. This session will explain how the information is collected, and how it is being used at a national level. It will demonstrate how information can be used locally, and how it can support commissioners and providers.

The session is designed to help:

  • Clinicians treating women and girls with FGM
  • Commissioners
  • IT/Data leads who co-ordinate submissions
  • Data quality/information teams
  • GPs/practice managers

Female Genital Mutilation and Safeguarding – how health professionals can make a difference

Health professionals play a critical role in safeguarding girls from FGM, when they understand how and when to ask questions about FGM, and what to look out for.

This session will

  • outline professionals’ responsibilities in relation to safeguarding against FGM
  • explain the FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty (new legislation introduced in Oct 2015)
  • provide practical help and advice about having the conversations and what to ask
  • discuss how the FGM Risk Indication System will support long-term safeguarding against FGM.

The session is aimed at:

  • Safeguarding leads from NHS organisations
  • Designated and named nurses and doctors
  • Health visitors/school nurses
  • GPs, midwives, nurses, other professionals

It may be interesting to:

  • Social workers/police officers working in child protection
  • Teachers
  • Community groups/third sector organisations supporting women and girls with FGM

Falls and Fragility Fractures Webinar

Join us for a webinar providing you with an overview of the NHS RightCare Falls and Fragility Fractures Pathway and PHE National Consensus Statement and Resource Pack. To illustrate the practical application of these two valuable resources the webinar will also include a patient’s story and examples of how they have been used to support and promote service improvements.

The Falls and Fragility Fractures Pathway has been developed in collaboration with the National Clinical Director for Musculoskeletal Services, Peter Kay, Public Health England (PHE), the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) and a range of other stakeholders from across the health and care system. The pathway defines the key interlocking components for an optimal system for prevention and management and the priority higher value interventions that systems should focus on to address variation, improve outcomes, reduce cost and contribute toward a sustainable NHS.

Central to the guidance provided by the Pathway is a Falls and Fractures National Consensus Statement and Resource Pack published by Public Health England in January 2017. The resources in the pathway also draw on a range of other national guidance and contain examples of best practice from across England to help make change on the ground.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Andrew Platt andrew.platt6@nhs.net


February 2018

A practical guide to setting up a personal health budget

A webinar providing you with the practical information you need to set up a personal health budget.

Run by NHS England, the webinar will take you through the six steps of setting up a personal health budget, and are intended for people who are unfamiliar with the process and whose role may involve personal health budget delivery. Guidance will be provided on how to approach each step, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. These webinars do not replace existing training events such as the Personal Health Budget Essentials and Masterclasses.

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in Mental Health services

If you work in a mental health setting, this session will:

  • Refresh your knowledge & understanding of FGM
  • Recognising the potential impact of FGM on psychological health
  • How to care and support for girls, women, and families affected by FGM
  • FGM, Safeguarding and the mandatory reporting duty

The session is designed to support:

  • Designated safeguarding leads in MH Trusts
  • MH Named leads for safeguarding
  • Counsellors / psychologists
  • Community development workers
  • Professionals providing mental health services in England

Female Genital Mutilation and Safeguarding – how health professionals can make a difference

Health professionals play a critical role in safeguarding girls from FGM, when they understand how and when to ask questions about FGM, and what to look out for.

This session will

  • outline professionals’ responsibilities in relation to safeguarding against FGM
  • explain the FGM Mandatory Reporting Duty (new legislation introduced in Oct 2015)
  • provide practical help and advice about having the conversations and what to ask
  • discuss how the FGM Risk Indication System will support long-term safeguarding against FGM.

The session is aimed at:

  • Safeguarding leads from NHS organisations
  • Designated and named nurses and doctors
  • Health visitors/school nurses
  • GPs, midwives, nurses, other professionals

It may be interesting to:

  • Social workers/police officers working in child protection
  • Teachers
  • Community groups/third sector organisations supporting women and girls with FGM

Communicating about FGM in healthcare and NHS settings

Whether communicating with patients individually or running local / reginoal campaigns, it is important that communication about FGM is clear, accurate and effective and in positive partnership with community / patient groups. In recent years, there has been much learning about how best to talk about FGM in healthcare settings, and this session shares the lessons learned.

The session will be useful for:

  • NHS communication professionals
  • Patient liaison officers
  • Clinicians working with women and girls with FGM, including those considering running patient groups/local campaigns

March 2018

A practical guide to setting up a personal health budget

A webinar providing you with the practical information you need to set up a personal health budget.

Tuesday 27 March 2018 11:00am -12:00pm (password to register is ‘PHB2017’)

Run by NHS England, the webinar will take you through the six steps of setting up a personal health budget, and are intended for people who are unfamiliar with the process and whose role may involve personal health budget delivery. Guidance will be provided on how to approach each step, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. These webinars do not replace existing training events such as the Personal Health Budget Essentials and Masterclasses.


Patient Online are running a series of webinars to support GP practices to implement and get the most from providing online services to patients. These webinars may also be of interest to organisations providing support to GP practices, such as clinical commissioning groups and commissioning support units. Details and dates of each session can be found within the Patient Online section.