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

Course Outline:
To equip qualified nurses with the knowledge and skills to deliver a contraceptive and reproductive sexual health service in conjunction with their medical colleagues in the Primary Care setting.

To help raise the awareness of sexual and contraception health issues to this patient group and work safely with PGDs and protocols.

You must sign up to and complete all 5 days of the training linked below. Please read the full description of this course on Eventbrite when signing up.

Day 1: 17th May – CLICK TO BOOK

Day 2: 18th May – CLICK TO BOOK

Day 3: 20th July – CLICK TO BOOK

Day 4: 11th October – CLICK TO BOOK

Exam Day: 22nd November – CLICK TO BOOK


5th September

12th September

19th September

3rd October

10th October

27th July 2023

26th October 2023

15th November 2023

6th December 2023

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.


The Course Aim:

  • To update participants in legal aspects of Non Medical Prescribing to improve safe practice and minimise risk of litigation

By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Legal and professional liability of prescribers
  • Professional accountability in terms of prescribing
  • The law in relation to prescribing
  • Negligence claims
  • Consent issues
  • Importance of record keeping and the law

Course content:

  • Legal issues
  • Issues of consent & the importance of good record keeping
  • Prescribing and safer management of controlled drugs

6th June 2023

13th September 2023



The Course Aim

  • To update participants in a variety of infections and their treatments

By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  •  Pathogenicity
  •  The chain of infection
  •  Antimicrobial difficile
  •  Non-antibiotic methods: Better hygiene
  •  Resistance
  •  Antibiotic use
  •  Respiratory tract infections
  •  Urinary tract infections
  • Course content
  •  Influences of antibiotic prescribing including the pharmacology of the main antibiotic drug groups
  • • The evidence base behind antibiotic prescribing for common infections
  • • Resistance issues
  • • Competency in clinical assessment skills
  • Key issues around infection control
  • Communicating with patients

Participants will be sent a workbook to complete prior to the course in order to enable them to get the most out of the “Prescribing Antibiotics” study day. Participants should bring a BNF with them.

22nd August 2023

29th August 2023



The Course Aim:

  • To provide delegates with knowledge which will enhance their understanding of drugs and help them make good evidence based prescribing decisions for patients with sexually transmitted infections, sexual health conditions, and enable effective management of emergency contraception needs.

The session is suitable for NMPs working in sexual health and contraception services, general practice, youth services, accident and emergency and Pharmacists working in this area of practice.

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Understand patterns of STIs and unintended pregnancy in the UK, and how sexual attitudes and behaviours impact upon them.
  • Understand the common sexually transmitted infections and conditions, causative organisms and precipitating factors.
  • Support young people, including those under 16, in achieving and maintaining good sexual and reproductive health (including assessment and identification of vulnerability)
  • Facilitate effective, evidence-based strategies to support patients to manage risk of pregnancy
  • Work in partnership with patients to facilitate effective, safe and evidence based management plans for treatment of STIs, genital conditions and emergency contraception.
  • Understand the role of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in supporting patients.

Course content:

  • Refresher of STIs and common genital conditions
  • Overview of treatment guidelines and evidence base
  • Non-medical prescribing and use of pharmacological treatments in sexual health
  • Non-Pharmacological options for promoting good sexual health
  • Review of effective supporting for younger patients – Fraser competence, and assessment of sexual exploitation

8th June 2023

8th September 2023



The Course Aim:

  • Suitable for all health professionals (listed below) who work with warfarinised patients. This session aims to help resolve (some of) the mixed messages relating to consistent lifestyles in these patients.

By the end of the session participants will have a clearer understanding of:

  • The “science” behind warfarin
  • How the newer anticoagulants fit into the picture (at present)
  • The “art” behind warfarin – and how to convey that to patients
  • How not to panic with such a dangerous drug!
  • Conveying clear messages associated with warfarin for patients – without confusing them or making them despair

Course content:

  • The “rat poison”: Warfarin – its mode of action and role in modern medicine
  • The increasing use of warfarin in an ageing population
  • The newer anticoagulants
  • “Don’t panic, Mr Mainwaring!”: Monitoring and dose changes
  • “Please fill the gap:……………..interferes with…………….” (using the words; life, warfarin)
  • Near Patient Testing
  • “We’re all doomed!”: helping patients to understand
  • “Doh! I’m!”: Giving clear advice

31st August 2023

28th September 2023

IT HURTS! NMP Training

Complex Comorbid NMP


Improve our understanding of obesity and its complexities: This includes the underlying causes and contributing factors, as well as the impact on physical, mental and social health.

Improving patient outcomes: A desire to improve patient outcomes and quality of life for people with obesity, and to make a positive impact in their patients’ health and well-being.

Communication skills: Training in effective communication skills, including how to have sensitive conversations about weight, to help build trust and rapport with patients.

Improving our toolkit: Offer a range of practical ways to support self-management that actively engage patients living with obesity to participate in own their health and well-being.

Access to current evidence based research on the topic of obesity, focusing on lifestyle modifications (diet and physical activity) and improving adherence.

Raise awareness of weight Stigma and bias: Training in reducing stigma and bias towards people with obesity, to provide empathetic and non-judgmental care.

Behavioural change strategies: Understanding of how to support behaviour change in people with obesity, including goal setting, motivation, and effective communication techniques.

29th June 2023

19th July 2023

*CONTRACEPTION ACCREDITED TRAINING: to be awarded an accredited certificate, all 5 dates must be attended. 

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.