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Training and revalidation

This page is designed to show some of the revalidation and training opportunities available to general practice nurses and advanced health practitioners in the Vale of York. If there are any further courses and topics you would like to add to this section, please get in touch.

Upcoming Training Events

Title Date and Venue Time Content Booking Details
Hull York Medical School GP Nurses Update Course

Saturday 21 March 2020 at The Allam Medical Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX


Presented by the ANP and GP team at HYMS, this one day course focuses on the priorities relevant to nursing in primary care. The session is designed to help nursing colleagues on top of all the changes to guidelines and the latest research, and includes a full referenced book as well as 12 months access to the digital version. Lunch is provided for attendees.

Cost: £35

To view the poster for the event and to book your place please follow this link.

Alternatively, please contact Jackie Houlton on:

01482 464750 / 01904 321308 or

Carers Awareness Information Training


Tuesday 28 April 2020 at West Offices, Station Rise. York, YO1 6GA.

Further dates available at same time and venue on:   23 June, 28 July, 1 Sept, 26 Jan 2021 and 16 March 2021

1:30-4:00 York Carers Centre are offering further introductory sessions on Identifying and Supporting Unpaid Carers. Tea and coffee will be available at the sessions. To book please contact or call 01904 551773
Practice Nurse and HCA Research Event

Thursday 30 April 2020 at the Research and Innovation Centre, St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF

1.00-4.00 Following the success of the two previous Practice Nurse and HCA Research Events, National Institute for Health Research  will be holding a follow up event in April 2020.

Please note that lunch is not provided. However there are shops and a canteen in the neighbouring Gledhow Wing, and parking is available in the Bexley Wing multi storey car park as seen on the attached map.

The agenda is to be confirmed , but may include 'Fitting Research in with your Practice Nurse/HCA commitments' and an 'Update of Delivering the ATTACK study from a PNs/HCA perspective'.
To secure a place please respond by email to



Skills for Health have launched a suite of infographics around apprenticeships in primary care in support of National Apprenticeship Week 2019.

 Resources are available providing detail on:

Advanced Clinical Practitioner Courses

Basic and intermediate life support training (annual)

Resuscitation Council recommends that clinical staff should update their skills annually. This is usually arranged on an individual practice or federation basis. E-learning modules are shortly to be made available through the resuscitation council website and e-learning for health have a basic life support in primary care module. Go to to find out more.


Macmillan Learnzone is a free resource from Macmillan Cancer Support aimed at professionals, patients and carers. Anyone can create their own account and use the resources on the site. All you need to do is click on:

If you require further information please contact Liz Crisp, Macmillan Partnership Manager.


Cervical cytology (Initial training followed by three-yearly updates)

Initial training is usually supplied through a university. They will have differing entry criteria but you usually need to have been in your current role for a set time before applying. This training is currently no longer provided at York University and new providers are currently being negotiated by Health Education England.  The details of the latest training available are:

Leeds Beckett University 

Cervical Screening Training

The e-learning component of the update is available through this link 

Functional Skills Funding- Guide for NHS Staff


Immunisation training (annual)


Leadership and Management Training Programmes


Non Medical Prescriber Courses

Please find information of the application process for the Non- Medical Prescribing courses for the forthcoming year from both Hull and York University, please share details to any interested parties within your practices.

 Hull University

 The application window is currently open,  should you be interested in making an application please apply promptly as the University operates strictly on a on a first come first served basis  and there maybe opportunity to secure a HEE funded place.  Please email to request the application pack for nurses.

 York University

 The next Prescribing module is due to commence Spring 2020.

This link will take you to information about the module, the dates it will run and how to apply.


Safeguarding training     

Level 3 Safeguarding children workshops are arranged and facilitated by WPEM Limited and experienced professionals from Harrogate Foundation Trust Safeguarding Children Team.

The training is based on the competencies identified in the Intercollegiate Document Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Health Professionals (2014).

Level 3 Safeguarding Training is required for all clinicians who regularly work with families including children.

York and North Yorkshire designated professionals recommend that core clinicians should receive a minimum of 12-16 hours of training over a three year period. As safeguarding advice is constantly updated it is considered best practice to receive, where possible, annual updates of approx. four hours at session as opposed to bulk updates.

WPEM will continue to invite GPs and nursing staff to level 3 updates. The workshops will be offered in sessions of three hours at regular intervals of the year.  The content will be updated on a rolling annual basis from April to March.

E-Learning for safeguarding children and young adults can be accessed through this link


Smoking cessation training (initial training session)

For those of you still signed up to provide a smoking cessation service, the training requirements, booking forms and online training can be found through this link.

Suicide Intervention

York MIND has been commissioned to deliver six Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) two-day workshops over the next 12 months with funding from CYC Public Health and York Safeguarding Adults Board.

Places on later ASIST workshops are likely to get snapped up quickly. Those held to date have been very well received with excellent feedback, mainly from people in front line roles from a variety of roles including clinicians.  Training for around150 people in total and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis by Workforce Development Unit. If ASIST is of interest to you and you live or work in York please follow the below link to register interest and find out proposed dates and venue.


Supporting Physical Activity 

You may be interested in some training sessions delivered by Public Health England with a national network of expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions. The network is delivering free, tailored, peer to peer 1-3 hours training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals at a time and location to suit local needs e.g. Vocational Training Schemes, lunchtime learning, etc.  You can find out more at


Training and development opportunities via e-Learning

Other training and development opportunities are available via the e-learning portal

There is a vast catalogue of free e-learning materials available that covers a massive range of subject areas. For further information please follow this link.

Another site that offer a wide range of free online courses from a variety of institutions is Future Learn.

E-Learning for Health is a Health Education England programme that works in partnership with NHS professional bodies offering an entire course book on learning in primary care. 

Education for Health offers free eLearning for some respiratory and diabetes subject areas. 


Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK need to follow to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Revalidation is required every three years and your personal revalidation dates can be found on the NMC website

Revalidation is straightforward but it does require some pre-planning. It is advised to start gathering information pre-revalidation about six months before your revalidation date. The NMC has very user friendly information and templates to be used for revalidation. The process helps nurses to demonstrate that they practise safely and effectively. It encourages reflection on the role of the Code and demonstration that nursing staff are 'living' the standards within it.

Application for revalidation online need to be submitted before the beginning of the month that revalidation is due, so it’s very important to have an NMC Online account set up. Information and instructions to revalidate are available on the site.

Further Useful Resources

Training Provider Information
Health Education England Funded Training Catalogue Please follow this link to access a catalogue of all training currently commissioned and funded by Health Education England.
Hull York Medical School ACP Training

As part of an initiative to develop multi-professional learning,  Hull and York Medical Schools are welcoming trainee ACPs in years 1 and 2 of  the MSC Advanced Practice course onto relevant sessions of GP Speciality Training. This is a great opportunity for different professional groups to learn together and from each other and also supports and compliments the learning in practice component of the advanced practice MSc. Places are limited so please discuss with your supervisor the sessions which you feel will benefit you the most. In York we ask that you book into one session only. Places must be booked as follows:

For York: Contact: Fatima Kuddus/Beth Taylor,

City of York Council: Workforce Development Training Unit

City of York Council’s Workforce Development Unit offer a large number of training sessions relevant to the practice nursing.

To view and book on to these courses you will need to register for a MyLo account through this link

For any queries please contact:

Leeds Beckett University Short Courses

Leeds Beckett University is offering specialist skills post registration development (SSPRD) courses tailored to Primary Care. Details of all courses can be found here

University of York Modules and Study Days

The University offer a large number of specialist skills post registration development (SSPRD) courses which can be accessed through this link. 

Also available are study days and workshops relevant for general practice. Information on any planned sessions can be found through this link

Haxby Group Training

Haxby Group offer a series of interactive courses designed for both clinicians and support staff, these include both scheduled sessions that can be booked onto and bespoke training. Further information on training available in 2019 can be found through this link and on other programmes offered through this link.

Humber, Coast and Vale Excellence Centre

The Excellence Centre brings together employers from Health and Social Care, independent and voluntary sectors, along with education and training providers.  Their ambition is to improve access to high quality learning opportunities for all care and support staff.  Their aim is to reduce unnecessary duplication, strengthen connectivity and scale up good practice, innovation and transformation.  In collaboration we can recruit, retain and develop our workforce more effectively, improving the experience and  outcomes of those accessing services across Humber, Coast and Vale.  Working in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Health, Skills For Care and Health Education England.

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