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.

 

1. Introductory level

The study days are aimed at qualified and unqualified acute and community staff including nurses, AHPs etc. The agenda for the events are similar and suitable for clinical staff from other Greater Manchester Trusts.

Fairfield General Hospital – A one-day stroke training programme considering the basics of stroke care within a HASU and sub-acute inpatient unit, including the importance of accurate recording of SSNAP data.  It can be used to facilitate work-placed learning and on-line training packages such as STARS.

Manchester University Foundation Trust – A one-day stroke education programme delivered by stroke MDT teams working across the Trust focusing on care for patients as they transition from Hyper acute stroke care to rehabilitation. The day looks at practical steps to provide excellent stroke care for patients and provides an overview of how stroke care is organised and updates on new ways of working.

Salford Royal Hospital –  A one-day stroke training programme that covers the basics of stroke care focusing on acute care in the morning and MDT rehab working in the afternoon, including the importance of accurate recording of SSNAP data.  It can be used to facilitate work-placed learning and on-line training packages such as STARS.

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh – A two day training programme focusing on acute care of stroke on day 1 with practical teaching session on the second day.

 

2019 events

Introductory

4th September – Fairfield General

9th October – Salford Royal

6th November – Fairfield General

8th November – MFT Introductory

 

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. Find out more here for the 2019 dates and how to register. Timetable here


2. Experienced/advanced level

Life after stroke conference – 18th September

Rehabilitation Assistants#5 – 15th October

Introduction to Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) hosted by GMNRODN – 18th October 2019

Fairfield World Stroke Day conference – 25th October

Salford Royal World Stroke Day event – 29th October

Productive therapy – 5th November

Pre hospital stroke care – December

Postural management – January 2020

Using apps safely and effectively – tbc

Palliative care – tbc

Vestibular rehabilitation/balance/falls – tbc

Mood and cognition screening and management – tbc

 

Other local events

NIHR Stroke Research Workshop 11th September 2019

Stroke related visual impairment – 5th November 2019

Reperfusion UK 2019 – 18th October 2019

Neurological rehabilitation for physiotherapy assistants course 1 – 18/19 January 2020