Workshops and Short Courses

Affordable, bite-sized CPD to ensure you have the relevant skills to excel in your area of practice.

We have developed an evidence based programme of short courses providing training, learning and development in essential components of the general practice or primary care nursing role for both registered professionals and Health Care Assistants.

How does it work?

Take a look at the courses on offer, simply click the headings below for more information and dates.

Download the short course booklet 

Download the timetable

Booking:

Email bev.graham@cumbria.ac.uk

Call 01228 616229

Short course information and dates

Asthma (FULL)

This asthma short course for registered nurses covers detail from the initial diagnosis, through to completion of a consultation using evidence-based practice.

B12 Administration & Monitoring

This short course for Health Care Assistants covers the theoretical aspects of B12 administration and can be used alongside work-based learning for those new to the practice of B12 administration.

It can be used as evidence of up-to-date practice.

13th December 1:30-4:30, Lancaster 

Cardiovascular

This short course for Primary Care or Community Nurses provides a review of cardiovascular disease, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment using evidence-based practice.

Chronic Kidney Disease

This short course for Primary Care or Community Nurses provides a review of CKD, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, using evidence-based practice.

Communication & Consultation Skills

This short course for Primary Care Nurses, Community Nurses or Health Care Assistants explores good communication and consultation skills through understanding theory, and sharing experiences through experiential learning with your peers.

Contraception and Sexual Health

These short courses are an update for Primary Care or Community Nurses if already working within contraception, or may be a taster to confirm your interest before completing a qualification.

Contraception

8th November 1:30-4:30, Lancaster

 

Sexual Health 

8th November 9:30-12:30, Lancaster

 

COPD (FULL)

This short course for Primary Care or Community Nurses starts at the initial diagnosis of COPD, finishing at the completion of the consultation using evidence-based practice.

Diabetes

These short courses provide a review of diabetes, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, using evidence-based practice.

Diabetes Health Promotion (for Health Care Assistants)

8th November 9.30-4.30, Lancaster

Diabetes (for Primary Care or Community Nurses)

Drivers, National Guidelines and Policies that affect primary care

This short course for Primary Care Nurses provides an insight into what drives the NHS, influences of primary care, and helps you consider what the future holds for you as a primary care nurse.

6th December 1:30-4:30, Lancaster

 

Ear Care and Irrigation

The short course provides Practice Nurses, Community Nurses and Health Care Assistants with the theoretical aspects of ear care and ear irrigation, and can be used alongside work-based learning for those new to the practice of ear care. It can be used as an update when revalidation is due.

8th August 1:30-4:30, Lancaster 

7th September 1:30-4:30, Lancaster

20th September 9:30-12:30, Carlisle 

Hypertension

This short course provides Primary Care or Community Nurses with a review of hypertension, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, using evidence-based practice.

Mental Health and Dementia

This one-day short course for Primary Care Nurses, Community Nurses or Health Care Assistants provides an insight into patients living with mental health conditions and dementia, assisting you to understand appropriate management and referral.

30th June 10:00-16:00, Lancaster

12th July 9:30-16:30, Lancaster 

Mentorship

This short course provides the update required by the NMC for all mentors. As well as being a generic update it also covers cytology mentorship update.

If you are a Primary Care or Community Nurse this short course will address your learning needs in mentorship required by the NMC for generic and cytology updates.

8th November 2017 1:30-4:30, Lancaster 

Revalidation

This interactive short course will help you explore and understand what is required when it is time for you to complete your revalidation with the NMC.

Are you a nurse who has yet to revalidate? Then this short course will assist you on your journey to completion.

Travel Health

This one-day short course provides an introduction into travel health and vaccinations for patients travelling abroad.

If you are new to travel health and a Primary Care Nurse, this workshop will address your learning needs to assist patients to travel safely through a comprehensive travel health assessment, providing non-pharmacological and pharmacological intervention.

13th July 9:30-4:30, Lancaster 

Vaccination and Immunisation

HCA Immunisation New Starter and Refresher

These short courses provide Health Care Assistants with the ability to take part in the flu, pneumonia and shingles programmes using the Immunisation National Standards.

If you are a Health Care Assistant who is new to immunisations then attend the New Starter 2 day short course, if you are already providing immunisations then attend a half day refresher session.

HCA Immunisation New Starter 

16th & 17th August 9:30-4:30, Lancaster 

HCA Immunisation Refresher

2nd August 1:30-4:30, Lancaster 

13th September 1:30-4:30, Lancaster 

 

Vaccination and Immunisation New Starter 
(can take one or both days)

This two day short course for Primary Care Nurses equips qualified nurses with the theory needed to provide adult and childhood vaccinations and immunisations using the national guidelines. 

18th & 19th July 9:30-4:30, Lancaster 

10th & 11th October 9:30-4:30, Lancaster 

 

Vaccination and Immunisation Refresher

This short course provides qualified health care professionals with a refresher on immunisations including flu, pneumonia and shingles.

14th September 1:30-4:30, Lancaster

Wound care

This wound care short course starts at the initial assessment, and considers healing and dressing choice, including those for special wounds, using evidence based practice and the prescribing formulary.

If you are a Primary Care or Community Nurse this short course will address your learning needs in the care of wound care, if you are new to the area or wish an update.

6th July 1:30-4:30, Lancaster (for Health Care Assistants)