Continuous Professional Development

A message from the Education Manager

Our Education Manager, Anne O'Connor, is responsible for CPD, statutory and mandatory training, and leadership and management functions.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provides employees with a framework to develop practical and professional skills that make a difference to performance, and helps our Trust meet the requirements of our Clinical Strategy. CPD requirements should be discussed with your line manager as the application process lies with each divisional directorate.

We have an established Foundation Leadership and Development Programme, accredited through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). This equips staff who are new in their roles as leaders with the confidence and competence to create a shared purpose for our staff doing different work, inspiring them to believe in our shared vision and values so that they deliver benefits for patients, their families and the community.

We are committed to supporting the continuous development of our workforce including those with the Agenda for Change bands 1-4. Anne's key aim is to support a number of initiatives to ensure that we maximise the contribution healthcare support staff make to achieving safe and effective care. These include Apprenticeship pathways, distance learning, literacy support and foundation degrees.

We provide soft skills micro-programmes, which are short workshops aimed at developing targeted skills and competence across a wide variety of subject areas such as supervision skills, time management and  project management.

We also have a ‘coaching network’. Coaching is a process of managed reflective time that results in personal insight and clarity of actions in order to help you to become better at the jobs you do.

To discuss your learning and development requirements please contact Anne using the details below.

Julie Gripton, Education Manager
01372 216249