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Development opportunities

Our Education and Training department have developed a mission statement which we are committed to achieving.

β€œThe provision of education which supports and empowers our people to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.”


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Clinical skills

The Clinical Facilitation team provides education and training for staff to support their clinical skills delivery in practice. They provide training in a range of topics to help staff gain competency so they can deliver safe patient care.

Training, support and assessments are provided in a range of methods to engage staff, including:

  • classroom taught lectures
  • practical sessions
  • workbooks and quizzes
  • scenarios
  • e-learning
  • simulated practice in clinical areas using an advanced ALS manikin

Clinical facilitation

The courses below are provided by our Clinical Facilitation team,

  • Aseptic non-touch technique.
  • Blood glucose monitoring.
  • Community assessment of the sick patient.
  • First aid courses.
  • Hand hygiene.
  • IM injection.
  • IV therapy including cytotoxic therapy removal and CVC care and management.
  • Nasogastric tubes.
  • Peripheral cannulation.
  • Physical health assessment (manual observations, NEWS2 and sepsis).
  • Simulation in practice (scenarios include anaphylaxis, hypoglycaemia and sepsis).
  • Tracheostomy care and management.
  • Venepuncture and blood culture collection.

Continuing professional development

We are committed to developing people to enable them to provide the best possible care to our patients.

As part of your continuing professional development there may be various learning opportunities you feel are appropriate to undertake to support you in your development.

This may be a:

  • conference
  • study day
  • face to face or distance learning course up to post graduate masters level modules

Funding is available to support this development via our central development fund.

Preceptorship programme

Preceptorship is for:

  • newly qualified nurses and allied health professionals entering the Trust
  • staff returning to practice
  • staff that may be transitioning from one part of the register to another (for example nursing associate to registered nurse)

What is preceptorship?

The preceptorship is a 2-year supported transition period to enhance the skills, knowledge, competence and confidence of our newly qualified staff.

What does it involve?

  • Regular support from senior members of your team and practice educators from the Education and Training team.
  • Protected time to attend training days designed to enhance your development.
  • Health and wellbeing sessions focusing on resilience and self-care.

Year 1 aims to support you as a newly qualified professional. Year 2 aims to provide you with skills development to support your further career path choices.

The programme is multi-disciplinary, enhancing conversations and diversity.

Email our Education and Training team to find out more about the Preceptorship programme.