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Biochemistry, Diagnostics Directorate message - Training for Freestyle Glucose & Ketone meters 


To improve the governance of training for blood glucose and ketone meters, NHSGGC now requires new and expired users to pass the appropriate LearnPro modules in addition to completion of the Training Checklist. This will take effect from 1 June 2021.



The modules are:


•           GGC: 210 FS Precision Pro – Glucose

•           GGC: 211 FS Precision Pro – Ketones (For authorised areas only)


Once a LearnPro certificate is obtained, please ask the local cascade trainer to witness you performing a sample. The cascade trainer can then send a completed training checklist and copy of the LearnPro certificate to the appropriate Biochemistry department, who will then issue a POC barcode. To access the training checklists, please follow the link  on StaffNet which you can find under hot topics.





Staff Bank News Letter 2021

*Important update for Registered Nurses*

Successful HEPMA pilot paves the way for GGC-wide rollout

Hepma Request Form  can be downloaded from HERE

Hepma Newsletter April 2021

HEPMA is a new digital system that will replace the paper drug chart (kardex) for inpatient areas across NHSGGC. Doctors and other prescribers will use HEPMA to prescribe medicines for inpatients and nurses will use HEPMA to carry out drug rounds and record the administration of medicines to patients.


Clinical staff will be required to complete a concise eLearning package on LearnPro in order to be given access to the HEPMA system. The HEPMA Facilitator Team will provide support and supplemental training to staff “on the floor” in clinical areas as the rollout progresses. It is important to complete the HEPMA Learnpro module as soon as possible. You cannot get access to HEPMA without completing the appropriate module. See attached for quick reference guide and most recent newsletter.


If you do not currently have an NHSGGC Network account please get in touch with the Staff Bank for assistance at [email protected]

Learn Pro eLearning guide

Hepma Core Brief






Pressure ulcer and Moisture Lesion Competency Assessment - This should be completed annually by each ward. It should also be completed by the ward if it is highlighted as a hotspot.


Tissue Viability voice over presentation the presentation can be found in the top link on this page 'Annual Pressure ulcer and Moisture Lesion Competency Assessment (RED folder training)


Podiatry pressure ulcer prevention narrated presentation can be found using the following link: 


Heel Pressure redistribution Guidelines can be found through the link below. This provides a clear flow chart on when to refer to Orthotics and Podiatry.








































Last Updated: 04 June 2021