Specialist Legal Masterclass: Issues at the End of Life – Children, Adults and Advance Decision-Making

Patient facing staff only (all grades including registered HCPCs and non-registered.)

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

This is an interactive masterclass, which provides an insight into a range of specialist legal issues. The first part of this Masterclass explores the problems associated with obtaining consent from children and adolescents, examines parental responsibility, considers what happens when a child refuses treatment, and investigates what happens when conflict arises between parents and medical professionals. The second part of the Masterclass explores the recent law concerning end-of-life decision-making, and provides an opportunity for sharing experiences about what can be an extremely challenging time for both clinicians and patients.

It will enhance awareness and improve understanding of an important range of medico-legal considerations which are increasingly affecting the everyday working lives of healthcare professionals. A key focus is to allow participants to develop a greater understanding of how the law works in theory and in practice, and to help prevent complaints arising from a legal perspective.

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Masterclass: Contemporary Medico-Legal Issues in Modern Healthcare

Patient facing staff only (all grades including registered HCPCs and non-registered.)

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

This is an interactive masterclass which provides a basic introduction to a number of key
legal issues which feature in clinical practice, providing the opportunity to explore recent
developments in clinical negligence, informed consent and information disclosure, and
mental capacity. It will enhance awareness and improve understanding of an important
range of medico-legal considerations which are increasingly affecting the everyday working lives of
healthcare professionals.

A key focus is to allow participants to develop a greater understanding of how the law works in theory
and in practice, how to prevent complaints arising and how to assess the relative strengths and
weaknesses of a patient’s complaint from a legal perspective.

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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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Introduction to coping with workplace conflict – Virtual Workshop

Open to all staff in all areas (clinical & non clinical).

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

Conflict exists in every organisation and to a certain extent indicates a healthy exchange of ideas and creativity. However, counter-productive conflict can result in dissatisfaction, reduced productivity, poor service to patients, absenteeism and increased staff turnover, increased work-related stress or, worse case scenario, litigation based on claims of bullying or a hostile work environment.

This practical workshop explores simple strategies to raise awareness of how you can manage conflict at its early stages to ensure it remains ‘healthy conflict’, and minimise the emotional outfall.


By the end of the half day workshop, delegates will be able to:
• Describe how conflict can arise in the workplace
• Identify personal triggers and frustrations within the workplace
• Encourage respect through responding to and dealing effectively with difficult situations.

Open to all staff in all areas (clinical & non clinical).

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Improving Wellbeing Workshop: Helping you develop individual & team resilience

Open to all staff in all areas (clinical & non clinical).

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

A virtual workshop designed to help you develop individual & team resilience.
Suitable for all staff, but may be particularly helpful for those wishing to progress leadership skills.

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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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Assertiveness for Healthcare Professionals

Patient facing staff and non-clinical staff.

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

Many people feel uncomfortable telling others that they can't do something. They may feel obligated when a colleague asks a favour, or feel pressurised when someone senior to them needs something done. There are times when saying ‘no’ is a necessity, but in our experience, there is so much anxiety around the possible consequences of using it, that people don't say anything at all, or agree to things they'd rather not, or get landed with work that isn't theirs and so on.

This practical course will share techniques to be less accommodating as a default response, and to feel better about setting clear boundaries with others.

By the end of the one-day workshop, delegates will be able to:
➢ Identify situations where they wish to become more assertive
➢ Define their own psychological blocks to confidence and explore techniques to overcome these
➢ Deal positively with challenge from others without feeling ‘bad’
➢ Offer feedback and say ‘no’ in effective and positive manner.

This course is primarily designed for patient facing staff and non-clinical staff.

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Cardiac Arrest Masterclass – Virtual – 2024

Open to staff of all grades (not students)

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

This on-line course will cover the key areas where clinicians and systems designers can improve their delivery of cardiac arrest management.

This course will explore the latest clinical evidence, decision making, leadership and follower-ship, along with case based discussions to add the clinical context to the theory.

Ideally suited to clinicians but will be of interest to non-clinicians wishing to develop. Unfortunately we are not able to offer this course to students.

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Virtual – Introduction to Microsoft 365 – 2024

Open to all staff in all areas (clinical & non clinical).

All GradesNorthEastWestDistance Learning

The aim of this 3-hour workshop is to give an introduction to the fundamentals of Microsoft 365.

- Using Microsoft 365
- Desktop Applications in Microsoft 365
- OneDrive and SharePoint
- Sharing (from OneDrive or SharePoint)

In advance of the session, students have the opportunity to suggest areas they would like to be covered or specific questions or issues they are facing; the tutors can then incorporate this into the workshop.

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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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Virtual – 60-90 mins – Managing Teams Remotely 2023-24

Open to all staff and students

NorthEastWestDistance Learning

This masterclass has been designed to support mangers in keeping their teams engaged and healthy, as well as managing team and individual performance with the shift to more remote working.  It is aimed at managers who manage remote working teams, whether geographically dispersed or because team members are working from home.

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

Student or SWASFT staff

NorthEastWestAll GradesRegistered CliniciansNorthEastWestStudents

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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UoP – General Application for Funding

Registered staff members (prospective students will need to check individual module eligibility criteria before enrolling).

WestRegistered Clinicians

University of Plymouth
Students will be applying for funding on a module of their choice (where available) at University of Plymouth. Funding is available for a for a variety of health related modules for registered staff and is the equivalent of up to 1 x Level 6 or Level 7 20 or 40 Credit Module within the 2023/24 academic year.

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ParaPass & ParaFolio App

Available to registered clinicians (+AP's and AT's & students).

NorthEastWestDistance LearningRegistered CliniciansDistance Learning

The ParaPass App is a vast, user friendly, digital platform that includes tools and information to support paramedic learning and development, developed by the same people who produced JRCALCPlus.
N.B. Everyone who needs access to PGD's via ParaPass Lite will continue to have access via the usual processes. However, you will need to sign up below to gain full access to the ParaPass App.

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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 – *Now Fully Booked*

All staff - All depts [ECAs not eligible]

NorthEastWestDistance LearningNorthEastWestDistance LearningAll Grades

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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*VIRTUAL* UoP – (Accredited) Mentorship Module 2023/24 – Multiple Cohorts

L6 - 20 Credits. Suitable for staff in any role in which they may have a student.

Distance LearningRegistered Clinicians

This HE Mentorship module (HEAB370) is accredited at L6 (20 credits) by UoP & taught in-house. It requires HE assessment submission & mandatory 4 day attendance. It is fully funded.

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VIRTUAL 5hr – Practice Educator Update Days 2023/24

Available to all Paramedics

Registered CliniciansDistance Learning

Virtual PE Update days are now available for qualified, Practice Educators (Mentors) across the Trust that support our future Paramedic workforce; existing Practice Educators should attend the Update annually. These sessions will be offered an incentive payment and will all be delivered virtually.

If you have not taken one of our approved courses to qualify as a Practice Educator, there are several courses available to you. You can access the endorsed Practice Educator Course on ESR, or the Mentorship Virtual Level 6 Module or the Level 7 Module via the CPD Website.

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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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*NOW CLOSED* – Uni of Cumbria (UoC) – Acute & Critical Care: Foundations for Practice – Jan ’23

You must be working in an acute care environment & have >6 months experience in the speciality.

Distance LearningRegistered Clinicians

University of Cumbria 20 credit module available at level 6 or 7. Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice. Distance Learning.



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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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UK Sepsis Trust Videos & e-Learning Modules

Available to all staff and Students

Distance Learning

A series of short films and e-Learning modules to help you understand, identify, and manage sepsis. Whether you are a clinician, careworker, or simply a concerned parent, son/daughter or friend, these modules will help you understand more about sepsis and how you can help save lives.

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Pre-Hospital PROMPT Online Learning Platform

Suitable for registered clinicians only

Distance LearningRegistered Clinicians

An online learning platform which will allow SWAST clinicians the ability to update themselves on maternity care remotely at their own pace (you will have access for 1 month). Available to paramedics, ambulance nurses, ECA to Para students and clinicians above this level.

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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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Protected: L&D change & welfare survey

Open to all L&D staff

NorthEastWestDistance Learning

L&D departmental change & welfare survey

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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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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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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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