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. You can find out more about the individual Trust training events here.



9th October – Salford Royal

6th November – Fairfield General

8th November – MFT (at Wythenshawe) 


15th January – Salford Royal

22nd April – Salford Royal

22nd July – Salford Royal

14th October – Salford Royal


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

3. Experienced/advanced level


Rehabilitation Assistants#5 – 15th October

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

Fairfield World Stroke Day conference – 25th October

Salford Royal World Stroke Day event – 29th October

Nutritional tube training (led by GMNRODN) – 6th November

Introduction to facial rehabilitation training (led by GMNRODN) – 15th November

Vestibular rehabilitation – 28th November

Mental Capacity Assessment – December or January



Productive therapy – 16th January

Salford Royal 4th Stroke Study Day – 6th February

Healthcare Support Worker programme #1 – 13th February

ODN Annual Conference – 4th March

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

Healthcare Support Worker programme#2 – 13th May

Stepping Hill stroke conference – 11th June

Healthcare Support Worker programme#3 – 16th July

Healthcare Support Worker programme#4 – 13th October

Healthcare Support Worker programme #5 – 16th December

Using apps safely and effectively

Pre hospital stroke care

Palliative care

Mood and cognition screening and management

Rehabilitation Assistants event



Other local events

Speakeasy Annual Conference – 15th October

Reperfusion UK 2019 – 18th October

Stroke related visual impairment – 5th November 2019

Assistant Technology Annual Conference – 6th December

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