Many of you have seen us advertising our Health Care Assistant Conference and asked us to run one for Practice Nurses. Well, we’ve listened and here it is! Confirmed speakers so far include Paul Vaughan and Jan Procter-King, who will … Continue reading

If you have previously studied with the PCTC on one of our distance learning courses, new developments may mean that your pack is now out of date. Our new electronic packs mean that this need no longer be the case. … Continue reading

On a somewhat wet day, six students who have successfully completed our Cert HE in Primary Care attend their graduation ceremony at Teesside University. Well done everyone!

What has gone wrong with asthma care? Back in the mid-eighties, the wonderful Greta Barnes started the Asthma Training Centre in Stratford-on-Avon.  It offered courses in Asthma Management to Primary Care Practice Nurses and was an enormous success.  The model … Continue reading

Here’s a team photo showing the new PCTC uniform for 2014. Don’t we look smart? And also new this year, a matching tie for Mark!

The quality assurance of clinical skills and simulation training is a strategic approach to the quality management of providers of  training. This innovative approach is unique nationally and the Yorkshire and Humber region are leading the way in this respect. … Continue reading

The NHS Health Check was introduced in 2009 but has only gradually impinged on the consciousness of everybody.  It was originally basically a cardiovascular risk check and some people still refer to it as such but there is now much … Continue reading

Linda Goldie, one of our Clinical Directors, is in Helsinki at the moment. Here’s what she’s up to: “I am here representing the general practice in which I work as a Diabetes Specialist Practice Nurse. This is  an EU research … Continue reading

Although much has been said by the government about the ring-fencing of NHS funding, large efficiency savings will still have to be made.  It is said that these will not affect “front-line” services.  But will they? The savings that have … Continue reading