Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Who is eligible?

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Extended Role Practice Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nursing Partners
  • Nurse Dispensers
  • Nursing Associates
  • Podiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Dieticians

If you don’t see your role on the list above and are interested in CPD opportunities, please email [email protected].

Cytology course (New)

Cytology course (New)

All localities have commissioned a Cytology Programme via Liverpool University at a reduced-price using the CPD allocation and there will be several places throughout the year.

For those wanting to apply for a place please contact [email protected] for application form and dates.

An increased investment of £150m in continuing professional development (CPD) has been made available for registered nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs). Funding equates to £1,000 per eligible registered health professional over the next 3 years, equalling £333 per year.

The Primary Care 20/21 CPD allocation has been calculated using the September 2019 NHS Digital General Practice Workforce data.

Access to funding must be linked to personal professional requirements as well as system and population health priorities. This funding aims to support the NHS, and support building skills and expertise of our workforce vital to services and communities.

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

University of Cumbria

Helping you develop your healthcare career – University of Cumbria (UoC)

If you are unable to download the Prospectus PDF, please email [email protected]


Develop your skills in a specific area of healthcare with our range of health and nursing short courses.
These include top-up courses specialising in community nursing, through to critical care, palliative care and general practice.


Edge Hill University

Continuing Professional Development Modules for Health and Social Care Practitioners

CPD Opportunities

Free Online Open Course – Understanding Type 1 diabetes

In partnership with MyWay Digital Health, the NHS are hosting a Massive Online Open Course on ‘Understanding Type 1 diabetes’ on 17 and 18 June 2021. The two-day course offers educational materials, videos, live discussions and a supportive shared learning experience for anyone living with Type 1 diabetes and those that care for them, including friends, family and healthcare professionals.

Delivering new Capabilities and Strategy: Digital Primary Care Congress
8th July 2021 (10:50 – 15:20) 

Covenzis are offering all NHS primary care professionals a fully funded and CPD accredited delegate pass to our conference

You can claim three fully funded passes here.

North West Leadership Academy

This workshop is for managers undergoing and supporting staff through change programmes. The content explores the merits of different approaches to implementing change and an understanding of the role and skills of an effective change agent. The workshop allows delegates to consider their own impact and emotions and equips them the tools needed to facilitate and implement change.

New dates available

  • 11th August, 1pm – 4pm
  • 29th September, 1pm – 4pm

Book here.

Influencing is a combination of persuasion and negotiation – being able to persuade others and negotiate to reach an agreement. Influencing is a vital part of communication at work. Learning to make persuasion techniques more successful will lead to smarter and more efficient working.

Improved influencing skills can support you in:

  • Getting your point of view across and getting things done
  • Persuading others and reaching consensus
  • Successful negotiation
  • Motivating teams and stakeholders
  • Becoming a more effective leader

New dates available

  • 23rd June, 9am – 12pm
  • 21st July, 1 – 4pm
  • 15th September, 1 – 4pm

Book here.

It is hard to imagine that we have moved so comprehensively to a primary care environment in which so much is now achieved online. In spite of this, and most people’s limited experience of the virtual environment, it has become a part of everyday life.

There are limitations, both in what can be achieved, but also in terms of mind set. This module will look at sharing expertise in not only leading meetings, but also use of different platforms and reframing situations to see the positive.

New dates available

  • 1st July, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • 15th September, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Book here.

This two-part workshop will enable leaders to explore and understand their role in creating and shaping the conditions for successful change.

Please note that by signing up to this programme you will be committing to attending both sessions in the cohort.

  • Cohort 1
    Session 1: 6th July, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
    Session 2: 20th July, 1:30pm – 4.30pm
  • Cohort 2
    Session 1: 1st September, 9.30am – 12.30pm
    Session 2: 8th September, 9:30am – 12.30pm

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This module will aim to develop and enhance leaders’ skills and techniques to lead teams and drive decisions when working across teams and systems beyond their sphere of influence.

Expected outcomes of this intervention:

  • An increase in knowledge and confidence in the notion of leading without authority.
  • An understanding of and strategies to develop and improve collective leadership.

New dates available

  • 12th July, 1 – 4pm
  • 6th September, 9am – 12pm 

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This programme aimed at senior leaders within primary care networks focuses on developing relationships to work across professional and organisational boundaries, acquiring new skills for effective collaboration, and building resilience and engagement capability and capacity for system working.

Please note that by signing up to this programme you will be committing to attending both sessions in the cohort.

  • Cohort 1
    Session 1: 15th July, 9.30am – 12.30pm
    Session 2: 21st July, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Cohort 2
    Session 1: 7th September, 2 – 5pm
    Session 2: 14th September, 2pm – 5pm

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The list below is not a full list of CPD activities. It is intended to provide key areas for discussion to support identification of CPD plans.

  • Appraisal of Others
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Supervisor and Assessor Training
  • Root Cause Analysis/Serious Incident Reporting
  • Risk Management and Safety Netting
  • Online Consultation Training
  • Research/Audit
  • Diet – Weight Control & Lifestyle Advice
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Health Promotion
  • Biopsychosocial assessment models
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Management of acute presentations
  • Radiology Full Clinical Assessment & Decision Making Skills update
  • Referral pathways
  • Spinal Presentations/Conditions
  • MSK Assessment update
  • Paediatric clinical assessment
  • Palliative & end of life care
  • Telephone Triage
  • Sepsis & Signs of Deterioration
  • Minor Illness Assessment (face to face)
  • Triage
  • ENT
  • Respiratory
  • Mental Health
  • Falls
  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Urine analysis
  • Interpretation of Blood Results
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiological interpretation
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Travel Health Initial Training
  • Travel Health Update
  • Dermatology Assessment/Management
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Rheumatology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Asthma Diagnosis
  • Asthma Management/Review
  • COPD Diagnosis
  • COPD Management/Review
  • Spirometry
  • Diabetes Diagnosis
  • Diabetic Management/Review
  • Insulin Initiation/Management
  • Diabetic Foot Examination/Care
  • Hypertension Management/Review
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management/Review
  • Heart Failure Management/Review
  • Carviovascular Disease
  • Phlebotomy
  • Catheter Insertion
  • Catherer Care
  • Injection technique
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Electrocardiogram performance
  • Injection Zoladex/Lidocaine
  • MSK Injection
  • Minor Surgery
  • Urinalysis
  • Initial Childhood Immunisation Training
  • Childhood Immunisation Training Update
  • Annual Seasonal Vaccination Training
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Gynaecological Examinations
  • LARC Training
  • Contraceptive Implant/Coil Training
  • Contraceptive Implant/Coil Update
  • Contraception Initiation
  • Contraception Review
  • Cervical Cytology Initial Training
  • Cervical Cytology Update
  • Cervical Cytology Mentor Training/Update
  • Womens Health Training
  • HRT Training
  • Urology
  • Ring Pessary Training
  • Urology
  • Doppler Training
  • Compression Therapy
  • Tissue Viability
  • Wound Care/Management

For information on our Non-medical Prescribing offers, please click here.

For more information on CPD please email [email protected].