Training & Education – Greater Manchester stroke training programme and local events

Greater Manchester stroke training programmes

The network co-ordinates two programmes of free training for staff supporting stroke care delivered in Greater Manchester – introductory and experienced level. Events with hyperlinks are open for bookings.

Training is usually aimed at staff working in both community and inpatient settings, and generally applicable to a range of professions including medical staff (experienced level events only).

Royal College of Physician CPD accreditation will be sought for events of particular relevance to doctors. Information is included in each event description on how they may meet CREST competencies and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board sub specialty training curriculum for stroke medicine.

We also offer a range of online training for different professionals.

1. Introductory level

The study days are aimed at staff (except doctors) who may be new to the specialty or need a basic understanding of stroke. The agenda for the events are similar and suitable for professionals from other Greater Manchester Trusts. You can find out more about the individual Trust training events here.


19th February – Salford Royal

18th March – Fairfield General Hospital

25th March – MFT (Trafford)

22nd April – Salford Royal

11th May – Fairfield General Hospital

8th July – Fairfield General Hospital

13th July – MFT (MRI)

22nd July – Salford Royal

2nd September – Fairfield General Hospital

14th October – Salford Royal

4th November – Fairfield General Hospital


2. Foundation programme

Salford Royal stroke team also run a foundation programme twice a year which is a 12 week course also open to external staff – 80% attendance of taught sessions is required. Individual days can also be booked on. The most recent course commenced in October 2019 and the programme will run again in Autumn 2020. For full details please click here

3. Experienced/advanced level


Healthcare Assistant programme #1 – 13th February

Supporting & assessing mental capacity in practice (led by GMNRODN) – 3rd March

ODN Annual Conference – 4th March

Stroke-associated pneumonia: diagnosis, prevention and treatment – 18th March

End of life care – 28th April

Healthcare Assistant programme#2 – 13th May

Introduction to facial rehabilitation – 2nd June

Stepping Hill stroke conference – 11th June

Healthcare Assistant programme#3 – 16th July

Healthcare Assistant programme#4 – 13th October

Healthcare Assistant programme #5 – 16th December

Diagnosis and management of aphasia

Using apps safely and effectively

Pre hospital stroke care

Mood and cognition screening and management

Rehabilitation Assistants event



Other local events

Carotid stenting study day – 13th March (Sheffield)