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.
- Learn from expert practitioners and experienced university lecturers
- Utilise contemporary clinical evidence and guidelines
- Receive practical tips, ideas and guidance across a wide range of chronic and acute conditions
- All courses customised to NMC revalidation requirements and count towards your participatory learning
How does it work?
- Select the individual or range of short courses which best suit your needs
- Pay as you go! £45 per half day £75 per full day
- For organisations and employers – please contact us for special group rates
Take a look at the courses on offer, simply click the headings below for more information and dates.
Call 01228 616229
Short course information and dates
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
20th September 9:30-12:30, Carlisle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
HCA Immunisation Refresher
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.
Vaccination and Immunisation Refresher
This short course provides qualified health care professionals with a refresher on immunisations including flu, pneumonia and shingles.
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)