Back 2 Basics-Study skills-Staverton-9th December 2019

Available to all clinical staff

All GradesN' Counties

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Back 2 Basics-Study skills-Bristol-21st November 2019

Available to all clinical staff

All GradesN' Counties

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Back 2 Basics-Study skills-Chippenham-7th November 2019

Available to all clinical staff

All GradesN' Counties

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Chippenham

Available to all staff

East CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Swindon

Available to all staff

East CountiesAll Grades

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Mental Health & Complexity in Mental Health-Plymouth January 2020

Available to all staff with patient contact (Front line & Hub) - Ideally will have completed Mental Health Awareness training 1st

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

Bespoke mental health training. Students will identify their learning needs at the start of the session. Training will target these needs as well as offer specific profession led advice.
2 locations - Free of charge - Run & managed by Devon STP- open to all front line Clinical staff

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day-Torquay

Available to all staff

East CountiesAll Grades

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Back 2 Basics – Study skills-Weymouth-28th October 2019

Available to all clinical staff

East CountiesAll Grades

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Back 2 Basics -Study skills-Taunton-28th October 2019

Available to all clinical staff

East CountiesAll Grades

An introduction to searching healthcare databases for evidence and how to evaluate your findings for research purposes. This session will equip you to use the Discovery Library Service and to find and critique papers suitable for any Evidence based Practice style further education module or for own personal research purposes.

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Mental Health Crisis Care Awareness Training (Gloucester staff only)

Available to all staff working in the Gloucestershire area

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

This half-day course is designed to support mental health awareness for people from a range of services who provide front line support and build on their experience and knowledge of working with those presenting with mental health problems in crisis.

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Autism E-Learning- Glos Staff only

Available to all staff

N' CountiesDistance 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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SWAST CPD Module survey

Available to all staff

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesDistance LearningN' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesDistance LearningN' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesDistance LearningAll GradesN' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesDistance Learning

We are gathering data on the workforce's academic status & progress since 2015.
We are using this data to predict future CPD needs more accurately, & evidence the need for additional future funding.
We are also hoping to add this data to peoples personal ESR records, so the Trust can see your achievements and also be able to generate geographic reports to show where more funding is needed.

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Pre-­hospital PROMPT- 2nd April 2020 – Taunton / Bridgewater

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

East CountiesRegistered Clinicians

ALL DATES ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED -Fully funded Multi-professional Pre-hospital PROMPT training day for Paramedics

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Pre-­hospital PROMPT- 6th Jan 2020 – Taunton / Bridgewater

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

East CountiesRegistered Clinicians

FULLY BOOKED- Fully funded Multi-professional Pre-hospital PROMPT training day for Paramedics-

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Debrief LITE – Oct 2019- Taunton

Of particular interest to those with a supervisory role, HUB & Operations

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesN' CountiesAll GradesN' CountiesEast CountiesWest Counties

Debrief LITE was born from the need of a quick, well-structured debriefing tool that could fit in with the time constraints we face within the pre hospital environment .It is a good tool for HOT debriefs when the capture of that initial information could be crucial.

Open to all Hub, Operational & education staff - more useful for those with a supervisory / lead role.

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SWASIM – (2 day)- Simulation Master class- OCT 2019- NEC

Available to all those with an education role or specialist interest in education or simulation

N' CountiesAll GradesN' CountiesEast CountiesWest Counties

The South Western Ambulance Simulation Instructors Masterclass (SWASIM) course is applicable to all educators who wish to develop an understanding of how to achieve successful organisational integration of multi-disciplinary simulation based education (SBE) in the domains of Education, Practice Development, Clinical Governance and Research to achieve the ultimate goal of enhanced patient safety and quality of health care delivery.

Open to Education , HUB & Operational staff

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STORM – Adolescent Suicide Prevention

Available to all staff

East CountiesAll Grades

STORM is the two day course around adolescent suicide prevention Offered free by CAMHS to professionals who work with children and adolescents.

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‘REAL’ Respiratory Clinic: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

A free online educational resource ‘the Respiratory Education and Learning (REAL) Respiratory clinic' uses eLearning to create interactive and realistic case studies to assist you in better managing consultations.

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BMJ Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

All SWAST staff and students now have access to BMJ Learning with over 700 short e-learning modules on clinical topics.

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Mentor Update North – UWE & St James- (PAID)

Available to all mentors

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Mentor Update East – all dates – St Leonards- (PAID)

Available to all mentors

N' CountiesRegistered CliniciansEast Counties

As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Mentor Update West – Derriford, Roche, ASOC & Taunton (PAID)

Available to all mentors

West CountiesAll GradesWest Counties

As part of a Trust led initiative to support our mentors we will be offering mentor update days to qualified, active mentors across the Trust that support our future paramedic workforce. These days will be offered on overtime.

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Self-Harm Awareness Training

Available to staff working in the Gloucestershire area.

N' CountiesAll Grades

This 1 day Self-harm Awareness training for staff who work face to face with school age children, young adults and/or adults in the Gloucestershire area.

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Pre-­hospital PROMPT Maternity Emergencies Training Day – 9 November 2019 Taunton

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesRegistered Clinicians

Fully funded Pre-Hospital PROMPT training day for Paramedics.

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Pre-Hospital Burns Treatment – 9 December St Leonards

Available to all staff, students and volunteers

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesAll Grades

A fantastic 2 hour course on pre-hospital burns assessment and treatment in paediatrics and adult care.

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Open All Hours Macmillan Cancer Care Education Day

Available to all staff

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesAll Grades

A high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care.

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Cornwall PROMPT Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training – December 2019

Suitable for Paramedics and Clinicians above this level

West CountiesAll Grades

PROMPT training in Truro for SWAST Paramedics.

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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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An Introduction to COPD: Online Learning

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

An Introduction to COPD provides you with the knowledge to manage patients with COPD, increase confidence and competence and enhance understanding of this complex disease.

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ECG Online Resources

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll GradesDistance Learning

A collection of ECG Distance Learning resources available online.

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Typing Courses

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Free online typing lessons and games.

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IT Skills: Office Essentials for the Workplace

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Customisable IT training for all staff on Microsoft Office products, from basic through to advanced.

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Award in Education & Training

QCF Level 3 - Available to all staff

N' CountiesEast CountiesWest CountiesAll Grades

AET provides the minimum statutory standard for those entering the teaching profession.

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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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Diabetes Education Programme

Available to all staff

Distance LearningAll Grades

Diabetes Distance Learning aims to develop knowledge and role relevant skills.

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Clinical Research Courses

Available to all staff

N' CountiesAll GradesN' Counties

The CRN West of England offers a broad range of research training courses including Introduction to Good Clinical Practice, Good Clinical Practice Refresher, Informed Consent and Fundamentals of Clinical Research. Courses are held across Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Weston and Swindon.

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