Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – Nurse & AHP

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

An increased investment of £150m in continuing professional development (CPD) has been made available for registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs). All AHP fourteen roles, as listed on this page, are included in the CPD allocation.

Funding equates to £1,000 per eligible registered health professional over the next 3 years, equalling £333 per year.

A survey to all practices to 2021 showed a preference for CPD training to be sourced at Cheshire and Merseyside level and made available to professionals. For 2021 & 2022, we are therefore in the process of arranging training and education, the details of which can be found below. 

For clarity, this funding is an investment solely for CPD and will not be used for funding backfill. 

Eligible Staff

The following staff are eligible for CPD funding:

  • All registered nurses
  • Midwives
  • Art Therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Operating Department Practitioners
  • Orthoptists
  • Osteopaths
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Prosthetists and Orthotists
  • Radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists

Learning disability nursing boosted by new professional development opportunities

All learning disability nurses have the opportunity to develop in key specialist areas following the launch of the Learning Disability Nursing CPD Award – an online training programme open to anybody with an interest in learning disability nursing.

As well as providing a programme to enable progression to various levels of practice and specialist roles, the training can be used to enhance core knowledge, and can help to decrease variances in practice between services. It also provides an opportunity for people from other nursing backgrounds to gain knowledge of the fundamental aspects of learning disability nursing.

This fantastic step forward is part of work to advance a dedicated career structure for learning disability nursing. The training provides a programme of continuing professional development and enhances the skillset of learning disability nurses working within specialist areas of community, inpatient, acute and primary care services.

Accessing the training

The first session of the training programme is now live, with the 3 specialist clinical pathways to follow soon. To find out more and to access the training, please visit the Learning Disability Nursing CPD Award programme page.

Individual Funding

Further face to face learning opportunities can be found here, including modules with validated academic credits. 

Please see the links below to book onto current available CPD training. 

If you would like to complete an accredited module, we may be able to fund up to £850 towards the costs. Please email: [email protected] 

EOI Form: Expression of Interest Template – Accreditted Courses 2022

All of our in person training is COVID safe and will follow the current guidelines that the government provide.

See below for details of the Yearlong Programme for 2023 or Click HERE to download.