Living with Chronic Pain After Cancer Treatment: BNSSG ICB Launching Fellowship Seminar

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

The Research team at Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (BNSSG ICB) welcome you to a special seminar introducing our latest Launching Fellow, Dr Julie Armoogum.

Julie is a Macmillan Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Wellbeing and a researcher within the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Julie studies ways to support people living with chronic pain after cancer treatment.

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Academic Writing for Healthcare Students in Higher Education

Suitable for all staff wishing to (& eligible to) pick up a module via SWAST CPD.

All GradesWest

Discover the academic writing fundamentals to help you achieve success in your healthcare-related undergraduate degree.

Ideal for those who have been out of higher education for a while but are keen to pick this up. Or just for those who feel they would like a refresher to give the best chance of success!

Academic writing forms a significant part of your healthcare degree, and is key to your success at university. This three-week course from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London will give you the tips, strategies, and tools you need to develop your academic writing skills. In honing your skills, you’ll boost your confidence and be able to focus on your course content to become a motivated and independent learner.

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Virtual Pre-Hospital Burns 2024 – Multiple Dates

Available to all staff, students and volunteers

All GradesDistance Learning

The ever popular Pre-Hospital burns course is back virtually. Specialist Burns Nurse Nicola Beavan presenting on - all types of burns that can be encountered, what they can be caused by and how to control and even stop them from occurring.

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Education day – Self Booking-2024/25

NorthEastWestAll GradesRegistered Clinicians

This year we will be trialling self-booking of Education Days for certain groups of staff.

If you are in one of these staff groups, information will have been sent to you direct to let you know you can self-book.
Certain groups may be booked on by their team administrator to coordinate locally - they will inform you if your group is using this method.

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Sexual Assault Referral Centres – How can we help? – Oct & Nov 2023

patient-facing people trustwide.

WestAll GradesRegistered CliniciansWest

As ambulance professionals, we are likely to meet people that disclose sexual violence/ assault to us. It is important for both short and long-term management and recovery that we handle this well, and that we are aware of the referral pathways available to us. Many people don’t know what Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) can provide, don’t know how to refer to them and don’t know that the police don’t need to be involved in this process

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Volunteer to be a patient for an OSCE with UoC – Bridgewater – multiple dates

Student or SWASFT staff

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OSCE stands for Objective Structured Clinical Examination. SWAST Students on the BSc paramedic degree apprenticeship programme with the University of Cumbria (UoC) need to complete a level 5 system assessment OSCE and a level 6 patient assessment OSCE.

Volunteering to play the role of a patient is a fantastic opportunity to see an OSCE without being assessed and meet the team! You do not need any prior knowledge or acting experience.

This is a great opportunity for all, but particularly for those who are aspiring to be on the programme and current students. You will also receive a UoC CPD certificate for your participation.


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eLifesaver

All staff welcome to sign up, but this training is predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training.

NorthEastWestDistance LearningAll Grades

Predominantly aimed at staff who don't necessarily have any clinical training, eLifesaver is your opportunity to learn what an emergency looks like and how you should respond to it. By learning essential lifesaving skills, you have the power to help increase the number of people who could survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the South West.

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Embracing Neurodiversity (E-Learning) via Do It 23/24

Available to all staff & students

Distance LearningAll GradesStudents

Embracing Neurodiversity is an online accessibly designed e-learning course for employees aiming to support, retain and attract a truly neurodiverse workforce.

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Jan & May 24 starts -SWASFT Practice Educator Course – 30 credits L7 – In Partnership with UoG – Open for May Applicants

All staff - All depts [ECAs not eligible]

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Jan & May 2024 starts - This interactive e-learning module has been created in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire with registered healthcare professionals (primarily Paramedics) in mind, and the language may at times refer to ambulance placements or paramedics specifically.

It is however also suitable for non-registered staff as it deals with the basics of practice education.

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*VIRTUAL* UoP – Clinical Supervision L6 Module 2023/24 – Multiple Cohorts

L6 - 20 Credits - Open to all staff - non-registered & registered.

NorthEastWestDistance LearningAll GradesRegistered Clinicians

These six study units have been produced to help healthcare professionals to understand the principles of clinical supervision and how it works in practice. This can be used in place of a Mentorship qualification.

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Palliative & End-of-life Care Training Programme

All staff & students - most beneficial to patient focused roles

NorthEastWestDistance LearningAll GradesRegistered CliniciansDistance LearningStudents

Open to all All staff & students. A three-step course aiming to deliver practical, focused, frontline palliative care skills and knowledge to all ambulance clinicians across the whole Southwest. The first step will be a focused handbook on palliative care, sent out before the course start date.
The second step is a virtual, interactive teaching day on July 12th. (*This is now a recorded session for those that couldn't attend*). During this day we will build on the concepts in the handbook. .
The final step will be to attend a 1-hour Q&A session. This will allow you to ask any specific questions to a palliative care specialist.

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*VIRTUAL* AET Award in Education & Training – Learning Curve Group -2023-24 – Multiple Cohorts

100% attendance - 6 days & portfolio submission - Open to ALL staff

NorthEastWestAll Grades

*This course is provide by an external provider, to assist the internal faculty in managing demand. The internal faculty courses will still continue to run alongside these*

The Level 3 Award in Education and Training replaces the Level 3 qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). Upon completion, you will be able to begin a career within a teaching environment as a support function, assisting teachers. It’s a great course for anyone wanting to get into teaching and is a fantastic stepping stone from an Assessor’s qualification or on to the Level 4 Certificate to become a teacher of adult education.

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SWASFT Practice Educator – (non-accredited) e-learning module – CoP endorsed

All staff - All depts

Distance LearningAll Grades

This e-learning course has been written by SWASFT to align with the CoP practice education guidance and has been written primarily with clinicians in mind. It is endorsed by the CoP and suitable for the NQP portfolio.
However, this non-accredited course is suitable for any staff who is involved in practice education or mentorship of other staff, and the learning outcomes and content are universal.

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The Science of Happiness – OCT / NOV 2022 – Dates TBC

All staff - All depts

NorthEastWestAll Grades

June 22nd start - 4 weeks drop in sessions & optional (recommended) live lecture every Wed evening.

This course is not like most others we have advertised on SWASTCPD.
This course is not a wellbeing or self help course to improve your mental health and happiness; it is a course to explore the understand the what, how and why of happiness based on rigorous evidence based and peer reviewed science. But, when people complete this course, there has been a clear and measurable significant positive effect on student's mental well-being.

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Protected: DRAFT ONLY – Commander CPD Development Days 2023 – Multiple Locations & Dates

Available to Command trained only

All GradesRegistered CliniciansNorthEastWest

Attendance at a Command CPD day is a mandatory requirement for all Trust commanders as outlined within the Trust Command Policy. Following completion of the Trust Command Training you are now required to attend yearly Continual Professional Development Days and also a new additional Operational Commander HTC day

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SORT Training Expressions of Interest – All Grades

Available to all operational & bank staff

All GradesNorthEastWest

Open to all clinical grades and part time and bank staff.
Expressions of interest

This course will train you to form part of the specialist assets that respond to these incidents and to support the overall care of casualties in adverse environments whilst utilising safe systems of work which protects you and others.

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Autism E-Learning- Glos Staff only

Available to all staff

NorthDistance LearningAll Grades

You can now access e-learning modules, produced by the National Autistic Society (NAS), to develop your knowledge of autism. These e-learning modules are fully funded, and therefore free to access, for anyone living or working in Gloucestershire.

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Zero Suicide Alliance- Suicide Prevention e-Learning

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A free online educational resource from the Zero Suicide Alliance.

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ELfH- Suicide Prevention e-Learning

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A free online educational resource from ELfH that will be recorded on ESR for your CPD.

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Protected: ***TEST EVENT ONLY***Frailty Seminar -01/01/2098- The moon

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

WEB TEST EVENT ONLY

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Diabetes Injection Technique and Safety: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

This free online learning programme aims to support healthcare professionals in their management and care of people with diabetes who use injectable therapies.

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ECG Online Resources

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

A collection of ECG Distance Learning resources available online.

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Typing Courses

Available to all staff

All GradesDistance Learning

Free online typing lessons and games.

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NHS IT Skills -Digital Learning Solutions

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Customisable IT training for all staff on Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced.
Access outside of work.
Outlook- Excel- Word- Power Point and more. Bite sized, no time limits. Free yourself from frustration.

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Category C1 License Acquisition

University Student Paramedics

NorthEastWestAll Grades

Category C1 Driving Course

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NCFE Level 2 Distance Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Distance learning courses in a wide range of different topics. These courses are externally funded, provided & managed. SWAST provide signposting to this FREE education & support enrolling only. Eliglibilty criteria are not set by SWAST.

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