Learning Matters! You tell us why.

The search is on for people and projects where individual and organisational learning is driving development and transforming the health and care sector in the North West

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and Health Education England (HEE) are proud to announce a new joint regional award programme and learning campaign, Learning Matters, to celebrate all kinds of learning across the health and care sector. You can nominate people: colleagues, volunteers or patients where their learning is really making a difference; or projects which are applying learning in any given context. Nominations will showcase the impact of learning on people and organisations in order to inspire others. They will importantly, acknowledge and say thank you to those who go that extra mile. Show your support by taking the time to nominate. Help us tell people why Learning Matters so much to everyone.

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training (IPT): Supervising the Supervisor

Dates: 15th February 2017
Venue: Northern School of Child Psychotherapy (NSCAP), 34-36 Springwell Rd., Leeds, LS12 1AW

This workshop will provide training for accredited IPT supervisors who wish to work with trainees working to an advanced level of practice and/or who are completing training as IPT supervisors. The course will guide participants through the supervisor’s role in selecting candidates for advanced practice and supervisor training, conducting advanced practice supervision with training pairs and rating competence against the supervisor competency framework. The course will involve a combination of didactic teaching, case examples for small group discussion and role play.

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New Guest Blog Post: Speaking Out Loud: The Present Issue of Abuse

Author: Duncan Craig, Chief Executive Officer, Survivors Manchester
Date: 27th January 2017

'Unless you have been completely shut off from civilisation, you will be aware that a crisis in football has erupted. Well that’s what the press are calling it, but I disagree, the crisis isn’t in football, but in how we deal with the mental health and wellbeing of male victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

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Military Veterans Champion Training

CPD Certified training aimed at Military Veteran Champions (or people who are interested in becoming a champion) working in the NHS, Local Authority or Criminal Justice Services.

For more information please download the flyer and register for LancashireGreater Manchester or Cheshire and Wirral.

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Palliative Care Conference 2017: Compassionate care for all

Date: 2nd March 2017
Venue: University of Salford, Adelphi House, Salford

The Palliative Care Conference 2017 will discuss the latest approaches to caring for the terminally ill. Learn how to tackle challenges such the rise in the number of dementia patients and understand how better communication between health providers can improve palliative care for all.

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Neuropsychology Training - 2017

Lancaster University Clinical Psychology Programme is continuing to invest in its neuropsychology curriculum. With three new modules open to qualified clinicians and final year trainee clinical psychologists:

  • Neuropsychology in Adult Mental Health (March 2017)
  • Critical Perspectives on Neuropsychology (June 2017)
  • Advanced Psychometrics (September 2017)

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February’s Edge Talk

Join our next Edge Talk: Democracy, Freedom and Work – Enabling Better Health and Care by Claire Haigh and Kevin Wyke (Co-founders of Collaborating Out Loud, and freelance consultants)

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ISPS International Conference on Psychosis

Early bird fee deadline: 12th February

Time to register for the early bird deadline before the 12th February. Go to 

The fees will go up after this date.

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Upcoming events for the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme

Two events will be held in each of the four HEE regions:

  • One for prospective ICA applicants to hear more about the programme, give your perspectives on research careers and make new connections across your own region
  • The other is for managers and clinical team leads to come together and discover what a research career is all about, as well as how and why you could support them

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PhD Opportunities

Faculty of Health & Social Care Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Faculty of Health and Social Care is one of the largest providers of health and social care education in the North West of England. The Faculty has an excellent and rapidly growing research portfolio. Our research is supported by substantial external funding and involves both national and international collaborations.

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