Training and revalidation

Published on 15 January 2019

Upcoming Training Events

Title Date and Venue Time Content Booking Details
Diabetes Foot Screening Session (CPD)

Wednesday 6 February at White Cross Court, White Cross Rd, Huntington Rd, Wilson Drive, York YO31 8JR

A further session is planned for and Wednesday 6 March at the same time and venue


As part of the Podiatry contract with the Vale of York CCG the Podiatry team provide on-going training for health care workers in the detection and management of diabetic foot disease.

The session will outline the skills needed to correctly screen patients with diabetes for foot problems at their annual diabetes review and provide details of where and how to refer on those deemed at increased or high risk of developing foot disease, in line with current NICE guidelines.

There will be both a demonstration and an opportunity to practice neurological and vascular assessment of the foot. The sessions are free of charge and a certificate of competency will be issued to evidence CPD.

To book please email: with the subject title ‘Training update – foot screening’.

ABCD Yorkshire Regional Diabetes Event (Free to attend)

Wednesday 6 February at York Racecourse

Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX


The event aims to cater to all health care professionals involved in the provision of care, and will feature of mix of workshops and discussions. Topics on the agenda include commissioning and service redesign, diabetes and pregnancy and the role of a psychologist in a diabetes team.

To register please follow this link
MSK and Bone Protection Evening Thursday 21 February at Novotel Hotel, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD 18.30 registration, 19.00 meeting commences, 21.00 finish To be finalised

For further information and to register, please contact: Ellie Holmes

Physician Associate Careers Fair Friday 1 March at The Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds. 13 Beech Grove Terrace, Leeds LS2 9DA 13:00-16:00

This event hosted in partnership with Health Education England is aiming promote PA vacancies and discuss career opportunities within your respective NHS organisations.

This follows the successful fair in April 2018 hosted at the University of Hull where 90 trainee PAs were in attendance as well as 20 NHS employers who were looking to recruit PAs.

Following this event, 41 PAs were recruited to work in the Humber Coast and Vale Partnership area in both primary and secondary care.

To register please follow this link

The deadline for applications is Friday 22 February

Ear Irrigation and Instrumentation Training

Tuesday 5-Wednesday 6 March at Tower Court Health Centre, Oakdale Rd, York YO30 4RZ 9:30-16:30 Rotherham Ear Centre are hosting a two day course at Tower Court Surgery, suitable for HCA’s, support workers and nurse mentors. This course is quality assured by University of Sheffield Further and to book please contact or call 01904 437862
Diabetes Professional Conference 2019 6-8 March 2019 at ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP All Day Event Seminars taking place across the conference include exercise and type 1 diabetes, psychological and emotional support and oral abstract session To book and for more information please follow this link 
Improving Care in Patients with Learning Disabilities Thursday 7 March 2019 at Novotel Hotel, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD 19:30-20:30 Agenda can be accessed through this link For further information and to register, please contact: Ellie Holmes

Primary Care Course: Getting the essentials right in delivering diabetes care

Friday 8 March 2019 at ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP 8:30-16:30 Subjects covered will include HbA1C, lifestyle change and keeping feet healthy. Cost to attend is £25 + VAT To book and for more information please follow this link

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.

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 

Immunisation training (annual)

An initial two days of training followed by annual half day updates. This is currently provided by Public Health England at Hull University.

Specific training on PGD’s can be found on the e-learning for Healthcare website at Search for the PGD module.

Immunisation Training is also provided by Haxby Group and can be accessed through this link

Questions and Green Book support about vaccinations is available online

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 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. Go to

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

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. Go to

Education for Health offers free eLearning for some respiratory and diabetes subject areas. Find out more at

For details of The University of York’s modules go to

University of York study day information is available at

Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Non Medical Prescriber Courses

University of York are delivering a 3 year part time course for an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice, begining September 2019. This course provides preperation for individuals working at advanced dinical practitioners in either primary or secondary. For more details about the course and to apply, please visit this link

The University also deliver a non medical prescribing course for independent and suplementary prescribing, following a curriculum developed by NHS England and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. For further information please visit the University website.


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.