COVID-19 training and events

To view a full list of COVID-19 training and events click here.

January 2021 – Suspension of face-to-face training: mandatory refresher and non-mandatory training

As a result of the rapidly deteriorating position due to the pandemic, it has been decided to suspend the majority of Trust-based face-to-face mandatory and non-mandatory training for all staff groups with immediate effect and until further notice. Exceptions will be as follows:

• Undergraduate medical, nursing and AHP training.
• Training essential to maintaining our response to the pandemic.
• Immediate life support, paediatric immediate life support and neonatal life support. Trainers will limit attendance to ensure social distancing is maintained.

Where it is possible for staff to complete e-learning that is due/out-of-date for moving and handling, fire or basic life support, we encourage managers to enable and encourage staff to do so. If managers or employees have any concerns regarding competence in these subjects please contact the moving and handling or resuscitation teams directly.

Note that e-learning for all mandatory and essential for role subjects can be accessed any time, from any device so those staff that can undertake e-learning are encouraged to do so via DOT.

Cancelled/postponed training

We will, in due course, provide a pragmatic solution to the provision of delayed training. This may be putting on additional programmes and, where possible, we will aim to accommodate those already booked on where training has been postponed.

We also recommend that you view your mandatory and essential for role e-learning training on DOT. Even if you are currently in date you could undertake refreshers sooner as this will extend your next due date accordingly.

Leadership training

There are a number of eLearning courses available to choose from on DOT, CUH’s online learning management system. The Edward Jenner Programme is a free online leadership development programme for aspiring and new leaders and managers from the NHS Leadership Academy. There are also leadership and other courses available online from eLearning for Healthcare and FutureLearn.

The Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM) have introduced free learn at lunch daily webinars on the topic of ‘Inspiring great leadership’. See availability and range of topics here.

Coaching

We have a number of qualified coaches across the Trust who can offer private confidential space as a way of giving people quality time in the moment to think and having a conversation with someone that is safe and supportive during challenging times.
Please contact leader@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or register via Connect.

e-Learning for Healthcare – COVID-19 programme
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in.

For more information about the programme visit http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.

For those shielding or self-isolating at home: a Practice Supervisor online training opportunity

All health care professionals including nurses, midwives, allied health care professionals and medical staff who are shielding at home (i.e. those who can’t be at work for 12 weeks), or who are self-isolating and are well, can undertake practice supervisor training on DOT at home to become practice supervisors for all Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) students on their return.

This is an opportunity to support our nursing and midwifery students, to undertake 7.5 – 15 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and to share your professional knowledge and experience with our future NHS workforce.

COVID-19 Classroom Training Guidelines

CUH is closely monitoring the latest guidance from the Government and health and safety executive to ensure that we can safely return to the delivery of some of our mandatory/essential for role training in a way to ensure we are following standard hygiene and safe distancing practices.

Please follow these guidelines – taking care of our staff is important to us.