Stroke training programme reaping huge benefits

The network has produced a short report summarising its training and education work in 2017 – read it here.

In summary, achievements were:

  1. Comprehensive webpages on the network’s website – signpost local and national training events, and provide details of relevant courses as well as other online resources related to stroke care
  2. Guidance on the use of existing competency frameworks to promote greater use locally
  3. Co-ordinated regional training programme for new staff at a foundation level – reduces the burden on stroke units providing the training and increases availability of events for staff
  4. Programme of training events for experienced staff – 13 events in 2017 attended by 647 people with 99% rated as excellent or good. Programme topics were developed by the subgroup with 8 full day, 5 x 2 hour masterclasses events facilitated by the network, delivered by local speakers/experts (Table 1)
  5. Online training packages developed and available on a Greater Manchester learning platform
  6. Network Co-ordinator teaches stroke care on the Edge Hill University paramedic degree course three times a year, with other local stroke professionals also contributing to courses taught at Manchester Metropolitan University

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