Bookable Training Opportunities for Gloucestershire County

These advertised courses are only for staff who work in Gloucestershire as they are funded externally by Gloucestershire-based organisations (this is their stipulation). Whilst Gloucestershire County Council are not able to deliver our regular face to face training (yet), they have been actively working to source and develop resources to deliver live via online platforms. The following…

MacMillan Open All Hours – Cancer care

MacMillan Open All Hours – Cancer care Open All Hours is a high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care from MacMillan. It is a great opportunity to learn, share experiences and help you approach these difficult situations professionally. Using information provided within the case studies, knowledge…

Paramedics needed for the PRESTO Study

The Pre-hospital Evaluation of Sensitive Troponin (PRESTO) study If you are a Paramedic and convey patients to Musgrove Park, Southmead, Royal Devon & Exeter or Derriford Emergency Departments you can participate in the PRESTO study. Chest pain is the most common reason for emergency hospital admission with 1.3 million patients presenting with chest pain in England…

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Zero Suicide Alliance – Suicide Prevention

Zero Suicide Alliance The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible…

BMJ Best Practice: Clinical Decision Support Tool

A new Clinical decision support tool from BMJ including evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion is now available to all SWASFT staff and students on placement from April 2019 for three years (purchased by Health Education England). To access please visit https://bestpractice.bmj.com/oafed You will need a SWASFT NHS Athens account to access. Once logged in you…

Making Sense of Health Research Annual NIHR CLAHRC Conference

NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula invite you to attend their free Making Sense of Health Research 1 day Conference on Friday 16th November 2018 at Buckfast Abbey Dr David Nunan, the lead tutor for the internationally renowned Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine course provided by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, will be this year’s key note speaker. To find out how our…

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Welcome to SWAST CPD

We’re excited to have launched the brand new SWAST CPD website. The new site includes changes to navigation, with improved menu and filtering functions that direct you to the information most relevant to you on both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content and simplified the booking process so you’ll get…

Geriatric Care: Risking Happiness Video

Jointly commissioning by Gloucestershire CCG and Gloucestershire County Council, ‘Risking Happiness’ was created by the Reckless Kettle Theatre Company and The Roses Theatre in 2015. The characters and story of the play are fictitious, but the process of writing it drew from real people, situations and experiences. The purpose of the play has been to…

Dementia Awareness Video – Barbara’s Story

Created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ to raise awareness of dementia among staff, Barbara’s Story has changed attitudes to dementia in hospitals across the world. Barbara’s Story follows a fictional patient who has symptoms of dementia, and explores the challenges she faces when she comes into contact with NHS staff at home and…

CPD & Reflective Practice

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the way in which you continue to learn and develop throughout your career, ensuring your skills and knowledge are up to date enabling you to practice safely and effectively. CPD is not just formal courses. A CPD activity is any activity from which you learn and develop such as; Work-based learning. For example, reflecting…

FOAM: Free Open Access Medical Education

What is FOAM? FOAM is Free Open Access Medical Education; a collection of resources, a community and an ethos. The FOAM community spontaneously emerged from the collection of constantly evolving, collaborative and interactive open access medical education resources being distributed on the web. FOAM is independent of platform or media — it includes blogs, podcasts,…

Free online resource for OSCE Exams

OSCEstop is a free, one-stop online resource for comprehensive notes on medical school finals OSCE exams OSCEstop aims to help healthcare professionals improve their clinical examination and practical skills. Notes on all of the essential skills and detail on all of the stations likely to come up in OSCE examinations are provided to help you acquire and maintain…

Free E-Learning for Paramedics

A contemporary learning programme designed for the ‘modern paramedic’ was launched on the 9th May 2017 and can be accessed for free. This is Phase 1 of 2, more modules are under development. The project has been undertaken in partnership with Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare team (e-LfH) who develop clinically credible online learning for health professionals. Bite-sized Sessions…

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National Early Warning Score ‘NEWS’ Short Film

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) are working with all members of the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative to encourage the use of a single national early warning score; ‘NEWS’, across the region. All the acute trusts, out-of-hours GP services, mental health trusts, community service providers and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the West…

Khan academy

FREE E-learning on a wide range of subjects

Some great FREE E-learning on a wide range of subjects. Levels to suit ALL staff! The Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere on wide range of subjects. It offers a personalised learning resource with practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning on subjects including Advanced Placement Biology,…

Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach e-book

SWASFT staff and students now have free access to the new Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support: The Practical Approach e-book from Advanced Life Support Group. This practical book, written especially for pre–hospital staff, provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. Complementing the best–selling Advanced Paediatric Life…