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We offer courses at the University and at NHS sites.
Work with us to co-design programmes to meet specific development needs. This can build in credit for learning from in-house training programmes.

To find out more about CETAD visit the website.
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PWP Vacancy – Rochdale

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Job reference: 311-R77-14A
Employer: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Rochdale
Closing Date: 1/6/14

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to join us in helping to deliver a Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service to the adults of Rochdale (includes boroughs of Heywood and Middleton). You'll gain valuable experience of working within a Mental Health Stepped Care model delivering interventions up to Step 2. This integrated service provides a range of therapies and interventions. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team of Primary Care mental health professionals including Clinical Psychology, Primary Care Counsellors, Nurses, Social Workers, Cognitive Therapists and other Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners. The service works with professionals across Primary Care settings e.g., health visitors, GP's, Nurse Practitioners and with colleagues in specialist mental health care services on projects aimed at promoting and maintaining psychological well-being.

For more information go to NHS Jobs

Update from North West CLN

Thank you to those who have already registered to attend the next meeting of the North West CLN group on Thursday 15th May at the Royal Oldham Hospital. With just under 1 week to go we have the last remaining places available.

The CLN Informatics Forum will also be hosting its first event at the NHS Confederation Conference on Wednesday 4th June – 9:30am until 1:30pm taking place at the ACC, Liverpool. Registration for this event will open on Monday 12th May and be available via www.cln.nhs.uk/ourwork/using-informatics.html. There are a number of influential speakers and organisations lined up to join us, offering both presentations and discussions around the various aspects of healthcare informatics.

For more information or to get involved with the above, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will ensure all information related to the Informatics Forum is shared. Updates will also be made available through the website and twitter pages (details below).

We hope you can join us for these events and look forward to working closely with you.

Haydn. R. W. Cross
NHS Clinical Leaders Network
Network Co-ordinator

Phone: 0161 206 4225
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website: www.cln.nhs.uk 
Twitter: NHS_CLN

Funding available to scale up health care improvement

The Health Foundation has over £3 million available for up to seven project teams to take successful health care improvement interventions and deliver them at a larger scale.

As part of the new Scaling Up Improvement programme, they are looking for projects that aim to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own
health care.

Projects need to show how ideas, interventions and approaches that have been tested and shown to improve care at a small scale can be delivered at a larger scale.

Scaling Up Improvement at a glance

  • We are looking to fund projects at a care pathway, health board, clinical network, organisational, regional or national level.
  • Applications can come from any health or health and social care provider organisation in the UK where services are free at the point of delivery.
  • Teams should have a strong track record in change management, measurement and evaluation.
  • Due to the range of skills and experience required to deliver an improvement project of this scale, we expect a number of organisations will need to work together in partnership.
  • Each project will receive up to £500,000 of funding over two and a half years to support the implementation and evaluation of the work.

If you are interested in applying please read the Call for applications at www.health.org.uk/scalingup.

The deadline for the first stage of the application process is 12 noon, 16 June 2014.*

*The Health Foundation reserves the right to close ahead of this deadline date if the programme is oversubscribed.

Mental Health Awareness and the Workplace

Wednesday 2nd July
University of Salford, Greater Manchester

Full event details

North West Research Meeting - Innovation Workshop

Friday 16th May 2014
Clinical Sciences Centre, Aintree University Hospital NHS

Download programme.

Please confirm your attendance with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PWP Masterclass

We are pleased to announce the details of the next masterclass:

Date: Monday 7th July 2014

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Clare Baguley – PWP Professional Network

Mary Welford – Compassionate Mind

Venue: Room 213, Brook Building, University of Central Lancashire,

If you are interested in attending the Masterclass please email confirmation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 13th June. Please note that no acceptances will be issued between 19th May – 31st May due to the PWP Special Interest Group being unavailable.

Please note places are limited and we must have confirmation prior to attending as people will not be permitted to turn up on the day as requested by the venue.

We will send out the full agenda of the day, any handouts you will need and a map to the venue to all those who have confirmed nearer to the time.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Clinician training (CPD Certified) - University of Reading

The Charlie Waller Institute of Evidence Based Psychological Treatment (EBPT) is the product of a collaboration between the University of Reading, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

Training takes the form of postgraduate part-time year long courses (diploma and certificates) and one/two day clinical workshops and seminars. These are delivered by world renowned expert clinicians who have been involved in developing and evaluating the treatments in research trials.

All workshops are held local to Reading and aimed at a mixed ability audience.

For the full list of courses available through to end of this academic year, visit the University of Reading website.

North West Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (NW DIT) Special Interest Group

The next meeting of NW DIT will take place on Tuesday 13th May. 3.30-5pm in the Robert Peel room, Waterdale restaurant, Greater Manchester West MH NHS FT, Prestwich site, Manchester.

For more information about the group contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.