Mid-Downs Training Hub Events

Click here to see all Mid Downs Training Hub events

Please use Access Code education1 to book events.


Please see the FAQ page for information about apprenticeships – 

Advanced Clinical Practice

East Kent Hospitals University is running an Advanced Clinical Practice session on Thursday 28th November, 9.00-16.00pm at Ashford International Hotel. For further details and to book your place please click here.

Clinical Skills Training for new nurses

This training is for those nurses new to practice nursing, looking to develop core skills required in practice.

Click here for details of the courses on offer and how to book your place.

Training Programmes in neighbouring CCGs

Surrey CCGs have very kindly opened up their training programme for nurses in our area to access.  Some of the courses are for HCA’s too. Please use an ESCCG place when booking and use code: education1.  If there are no places left for ES then please email and she will see if she can free up some more places.

Click here for details of the courses on offer and how to book your place.

The Learning Together Training Hub (Brighton & Hove and High Weald, Lewes & Havens) have also kindly opened up their training programme for nurses in our area to access.  Please use code: LTTH when booking.

Click here for details of the courses on offer and how to book your place.

General Practice Improvement Leads Programme – starting Sept 2019

Having clinicians and managers with quality improvement skills is key to successful change. Free places are provided on the General Practice Improvement Leads programme from our Time for Care team.
The General Practice Improvement Leads programme is designed for those working in general practice, including GPs, practice managers, nurses, reception managers and senior administrators. It is a successful personal development programme with small cohorts of up to 35 people, to build confidence and skills for leading service redesign in your practice or federation.
The programme incorporates interactive training workshops, personal reading and reflection, and action learning as participants lead a change project in their own workplace. Participants gain new perspectives, skills and confidence in using improvement science in general practice, and leading colleagues and teams through change.  The approach has been successful with general practice clinicians and managers of widely varying experience, from those new in post to very experienced staff.

Quality Improvement for General Practice Nurses

This 2 day programme is designed for all nurses working in general practice across the South East of England, and will be held in London. It is one of a series being held across the country. As part of the Time for Care offer it is available through the General Practice Forward View and in support of the NHS Long Term Plan.  Please follow this link for more information –

Learning Disability Training

Please see link below ‘Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts’ learning disability enhanced service training dates for this year.

 Full training applies to those who have not had training around the learning disability enhanced service previously and the update is for those who require just a refresher, which is recommended yearly.

GMS contract requirements state that there must be a minimum of;

  • one practice manager or admin, one nurse and one GP to attend the enhanced service training for the practice to be able to claim for their annual health checks.

You are welcome to attend training in a different area, if you find those dates more suitable and you will find contacts next to the dates to book onto the training.

Please click here to view dates.

Protected Learning Time (PLT) – 2019-20 dates

Please find below the dates for PLT for the next financial year across the North Alliance.  All events will run in the afternoon, as previously.  Further details will be circulated for each one in due course, but for now, please hold the dates in diaries:

Internal PLT sessions – to be organised within practices:
14 May 2019 – Internal PLT – CHMS
15 May 2019 – Internal PLT – ES

26 Nov 2019 – Internal PLT – ES
27 Nov 2019 – Internal PLT – CHMS

External PLT sessions – to be organised centrally:
25 Sept 2019 – External PLT – CHMS
26 Sept 2019 – External PLT – ES

12 March 2020 – External PLT – CHMS
17 March 2020 – External PLT – ES

Advanced communication skills support for practice nurses

This interactive, one-day course aims to help practice nurses feel more confident in responding to various communication challenges. Attendees can choose to attend one of the many dates available between 24 June and 11 December 2019 –

Motivational Interviewing – fully funded study days available

Courses with Study Days in London

Education for Health has a wide range of courses starting soon with study days at our venue in central London.  Please follow this link to find out more –

Perinatal Mental Health Simulation Training

For:  Midwives, Health Visitors, Mental health nurses, junior doctors (GPVTS, Foundation, Psychiatric and Obstetric Trainees), GPs, and Obstetricians.
– Immersive simulation training on the identification and management of common perinatal mental health problems using actors and ‘real-life’ settings
– Limited places for each specialism to allow a ‘hands-on’ team working experience
– One day training workshops co-facilitated by a consultant perinatal psychiatrist from the Sussex and East Surrey Specialist Perinatal mental Health Service and a perinatal mental health service user trained in simulation facilitation.

Events being held in Surrey and Sussex.  Follow this link to find out more –

RCNi Study Days 2019: Chronic Disease Management

Structured around practical learning objectives, these days will enable you to tick off those important revalidation requirements whilst exploring the latest nurse-led approaches to managing some of the most commonly encountered chronic conditions in primary care. 

  • 13 May 2019 – London
  • 19 June 2019 – Birmingham

Who should attend? 
The RCNi Study Days are open to all nurses working or interested in primary care. They are repeat events, following on from the very popular Study Days that took place in 2018, and will be the final 2 dates in the Chronic Disease Management calendar, so make sure you don’t miss out!
More than 80 nurses are expected at each event.

Please follow this link to find out more and to book your place: 

Burns Management Study Days

This is a free service and open to any healthcare professional or allied professional who may require further training on burns.  It is being run at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, with only 50 slots for each event.

Please follow this link to Eventbrite to book your place:–london/burns-management-study-day/?page=1

Safeguarding Level 3

Coastal & West Sussex CCG organise level 3 sessions for clinical staff in primary care and the CCG. GPs and nurses are required to undertake level 3 training as a minimum.

Staff across the North Alliance are welcome to book on to these courses, but it is important to note that the training delivered has a West Sussex focus and refers to the Pan Sussex policies and procedures.  Therefore, if you are based in an East Surrey practice, the contacts, policies and procedures may be different. 

Please follow this link to the training booking page:

Mentor Update Training Dates for 2018/19

Please see the attached document for mentor training dates form 2018/19 and the relevant contacts.

Mentor Training Update Dates 2018-19

End of Life Study Days – University of Surrey

Please see the attached document for details of this course and the relevant contacts.

End of Life course

E-Learning for Healthcare Immunisation Training Programme

Please find the link here, which will redirect you to the e-learning for healthcare website for the Healthcare Immunisation Training Programme.

North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre – Training Course Calendar

Please click the link here for NEPSEC’s Training Course Calendar.

Clinical Training Ltd Training Courses

Please click the link here to access training courses held by Clinical Training Ltd.

M&K Update

Training and Development for Healthcare Professionals

Please follow this link to the M&K website to see what courses are available:

Syder and Young – Short Courses

Click here to see all Syder and Young short courses.

These courses are in partnership with Surrey and Sussex LMC for reception and administrative staff.

Study opportunities for non-medical applied health professionals

Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury

CHSS are pleased to announce that they are still accepting applications to the Integrated Clinical Academic internship programme.

Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex and National Institute for Health Research have awarded CHSS funding to enable up to eleven successful interns to receive a bespoke learning and development programme. This fully-funded programme supports backfill cost, tuition fees and reasonable expenses. Available to Non-Medical Applied Health Professionals, the ICAP is intended to prepare applicants to apply for an NIHR Pre-Doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship, and in the long-term apply for Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowships, Clinical Lectureships, or Senior Clinical Lectureships.

Please see here or contact Ferhena Hashem at for more information.

Alliance for Better Care.