CPD - Continued Professional Development

About CPD

Heartbeat provides clinical and non-clinical education as well as local and national updates for the staff of Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby GP Practices.

Local Consultants, GPs and Nurses present on their specialist subjects, keeping the staff of these practices up to date with relevant information which is directly beneficial to the patients they care for.

This education is predominantly via virtual delivery which includes one to two webinars or meetings per month. These are recorded and may be accessed through the Heartbeat App and viewed as a video or listened to as podcasts with supporting documentation.  Through this medium we endeavour to make our virtual delivery accessible to our busy healthcare professionals in a format and at a time that suits them.

We also host three face-to-face events per year in a hotel setting. This allows time for peer discussion, teamwork, and deliberation on current issues within healthcare, as well as providing clinical education.  Over one hundred attend these events on a regular basis.

In addition to this, we also organise set mandatory training, which includes Safeguarding Level 3, Vaccs & Imms updates and Travel Health Updates.  To enhance education on mandatory training, we also host a webinar for those who perform Cervical Screening in their practices. 

Who is CPD aimed at?

This education is provided for clinical and non-clinical primary care healthcare professionals, but it’s end goal is to support the care of their patients.

Heartbeat’s CPD also aims to encourage collaboration between all healthcare professionals, whether clinical or non-clinical, primary, or secondary care and/or supplementary services; the outcome of which provides joined up care for the patient between those services, as well as good relations across the services.

Who to contact?

Do you have a topic you would like to see covered?

Would you like to subscribe to Heartbeat’s CPD programme and have access to the Heartbeat App?

Perhaps you would like to present on your specialist subject? 

For more information or any enquiries and/or access to the Heartbeat App, please contact:

Sandy Angel Jones Fitton, CPD L&D Coordinator, 

sandyangeljonesfitton@nhs.net or hnyicb-ny.heartbeat.cpd@nhs.net

Dr Andy Dickie, GP Lead, andrew.dickie@nhs.net

What does CPD cover?

Heartbeat’s CPD covers a diverse range of topics, and the Heartbeat App hosts a library that has over 50 recordings so far! Here is a list of topics that hold one or more of our educational recordings under each heading (more is added every month):

  • Cardiology
  • Covid
  • Dementias
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Green topics (including respiratory and Social Prescribing)
  • Haematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Lipidology
  • Medicines Management/Pharmacology
  • Mental Health
  • MOD/Veterans
  • MSK
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology
  • Safeguarding
  • Sexual Health
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health
  • Wound Care/Management

Podcast Series

  • DWP
  • Older Person’s Medicine