Currently we are not able to confirm if/when these masterclasses will be running during the 2021/2022 academic year, until further discussions are held with the local provider organisations.

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Access the CPD page here to apply for any of the courses below

Cervical Cytology training- Choose one date

   DATES next date will be after April 2023  depending on mentor availability

Time09:30 – 16:00
Room tbc
Target AudienceQualified nurses /nursing associates

This short course follows the National cervical screening training guidelines and is delivered via  blended learning, ie 1 day in university and 1 day elearning

Your workplace must be able to support your clinical practice and you will be allocated an external mentor for the purpose of assessment and competency sign off.


Treatment Room skills for HCAs- 5 day course--booking system pending

Time09:30 – 16:00
Room Please recheck PRIOR to each session. 
Target AudienceNon-qualified staff undertaking HCA duties

This is a 5 day short course (non-accredited) that supports the care certificate for HCAs new to general practice. The course will cover: communication skills, legal and professional issues,  consultation methods & types,  delivering health promotion, obtaining valid consent, ear care (competencies assessed), B12 (competency assessed), Phlebotomy (competency assessed), basic wound care, Core observation recording (BP/TPR/Urinalysis/BMI) This course follows the care certificate


Wound Care Management--Basic and Advanced

Date  To be rescheduled once TV nurses are available
Time09:30 – 16:00
Room A002
Target AudienceQualified nurses and HCAs 

You can select to attend either or both of the days, and you will be invoiced  accordingly

Basic Wound Care  

This will cover and introduction to wound care management, aseptic techniques and infection control and prevention within the primary care setting. You will examine skin and wound aetiology and be able to identify red flags. The day will offer advise on  dressings that are appropriate and when to refer for specialist tissue viability opinion.


    Advanced Wound Care 

    This builds on the basic wound care day and will include ABPI measurements. It will suggest management options for more complex wounds and leg ulcers.


      Non medical Prescribing Update--V300 holders only (independant/supplementary prescribers)

      Date – dates tbc if CCGs request provision
      Time – 0930-4pm
      Room – G106
      Target Audience – All V300 immunisers  

      This session will cover an update on all recent  prescribing  changes within the UK. The indicative content will cover adhering to the RPS framework, update on current legalities of being a prescriber, sole prescribing, prescribing for paediatrics-concordance/consent/choice



      Ear Care-


      DATES: 20th April 2023
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – tbc
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /HCAs/NAs

      This course will enable you to deliver safe and evidenced based health care regarding ear issues within primary care. You will cover anatomy & physiology, common ear presentations, how to examine ears, recognising red flags that require onward referral, when to undertake aural toileting/syringing and the alternatives available. It will include evidence from the Rotherham Ear Care centre and will have a competency assessment to complete in practice



      Interpreting Blood Results--

      DATES: 23rd March and 13th July 2023–you only need to attend one date
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – tbc
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /HCAs/NAs

      This session is aimed at nurses new to undertaking blood result reviews. It will cover what tests are appropriate in primary care according to the evidence, safety issues for the patient and staff member, common blood test requests and optimal results, how to manage those outside of optimal ranges. The session will include case scenarios to illustrate practice application.


      Musculo Skeletal Updates--upper body and lower body

       DATES:dates tbc if CCGs request provision
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room –
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /ANPs

      These 2 days can be studied as a pair or individually–you will be invoiced accordingly.

      The sessions will cover the anatomy & physiology of the relevant body area with common MSK presentations and management of such, in accordance to the evidence, when to XRay, and how to manage chronic arthritic pain

      The MSK that these days will specifically cover will be : hands/wrist/elbows/shoulder/hips /knees /ankles and feet.



      DATES: dates tbc if CCGs request provision
      Time – 13:00 – 17:00
      Room – CSC 012

        This session will cover basic introduction to phlebotomy practice for those who have not undertaken this training previously. Content will include legal/professional issues for staff, accountability and consent, anatomy & physiology of veins, phlebotomy sites and equipment, preparation of the client, sharps disposal, risks & hazards of phlebotomy, documentation. A practical skills workshop is included. A competency assessment document is provided for in-house competency assessment post course attendance.

      B12 Administration

      DATES:february 16th 2023
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – G106
      Target Audience – Qualified Nurses/HCAs/NAs

      This is an introduction to the admnistration of B12 medication. The content will cover pernicious anaemia aetiology. B12 injection and common side effects, ay risk groups, correct injection technique, medication administration regulations, legal and professional issue, consent, sharps disposal, documentation, There will be a practical session and a competency assessment document will be provided for in house competency sign off following the course.

      Diabetes foot care--


      Date: dates tbc if CCGs request provision

      Time: 0930 1300

      Room: A105 (16th June) or A202 (28th June)

      Available: to all nursing staff

       This masterclass ill concentrate on the management of diabetic foot health


      Immunisation core training or updates

      Please ensure you carefully select either the update or 2 day core (initial) training sessions when booking online.

      DATES for core  training : 6th & 13th  July-only for Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside or Northumberland CCGs
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – A101
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /HCAs/NAs

      DATES for updates: 3rd August (on campus), 23rd August (online) or 8th September (on campus)-only for Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside or Northumberland CCGs
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – tbc
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /HCAs/NAs


      Learning disability reviews

      DATES: dates tbc if CCGs request provision
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room – A202
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses /HCAs/NAs

      This masterclass will examine the requirements of the annual review of those clients with learning disabilities within your practice, across the spectrum of severity. This session will be delivered by a GP with specialist interest and a CCG lead role in learning disability and mental health

      Initiating contraception, including emergency contraception

      DATES: on request by organisations
      Time – 09:30 – 16:00
      Room -tbc
      Target Audience – Qualified nurses 

      This 2 day masterclass will examine how/when/what contraceptive methods can be commenced in a routine and post emergency contraception situation. It will advise on contemporary guidelines and the use of the UKMEC to guide practitioners.