Training & Education – online training and resources

Online training & teaching tools

The network has online teaching resources on its Moodle learning platform that help facilitate learning on:

  • The incidence, types, causes and impacts of stroke
  • The need for rapid and accurate assessment of stroke and the Greater Manchester stroke care pathway
  • Stroke care provided in our local hospitals, the community and in the longer term
  • Interventions that prevent stroke

There are several training packages available for different professionals including: primary care, pharmacy, stroke, ward/A&E and ambulance staff.

There is also another online training package “Supporting people with neurological conditions in returning to work” aimed at job centre staff but potentially applicable to other professionals.

A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the courses. You can register to gain access here.


Other resources

F = Foundation level; A = Advanced level

ASPECTS – understanding Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (A)

British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP) CT training – imaging teaching tool (A)

Brain Tree Training – training in cognitive rehabilitation (A&F)

CHADSVASC – tool for calculating risk of Atrial Fibrillation (A)

Cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour training PDF version (A&F)

Cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour training e learning tool for SRFT staff (A&F)

Chest & Heart Scotland – wide range of training resources (A&F)

ebrain – training in clinical neurosciences (A&F)

Glasgow Coma Scale – training and information (A)

HAS-BLED – tool for calculating risk in Atrial Fibrillation (A)

Implementing Intra Arterial Thrombectomy – SLiCE presentation (A)

Modified Rankin Scale – training and certification (A)

NIHSS – training and certification (A)

Stroke & TIA Assessment Training (STAT) (A&F)

Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) (F)

The ABCs of ICH care – teaching on intracerebral hemorrhage (A)

ABC2 instructional video (A)

The Hidden side of stroke – training tool for mood and cognition (A)

TIA Clinic – training in TIA (A&F)

TIA & minor stroke – Chest & Heart Scotland teaching tool (F)


Presentations on key topics

The date and author of the presentation has been included as content may have changed since produced

Aphasia – Speakeasy

Cryptogenic strokes – Dr Amit Kishore

Hand hygiene – Elizabeth Carr

Oral hygiene – Dr Hazel Dickenson

Collaborative goal setting – Jo Stevens

Sex after stroke – Jo Stevens

Driving after stroke – Dr Kate Radford

Virtual reality and rehabilitation – Sylvia Moss

Supporting carers – Stroke Association


ODN Annual conference (2019)

Post stroke pain and upper limb workshop (Apr 2017)

Presentations from other local events can be viewed in our resources section (you will need to register to gain access).


Greater Manchester online videos

Atrial Fibrillation – Mark’s story

Dial 999 and act FAST during the pandemic

Developing a community neuro-rehabilitation team in Stockport – Beryl’s story

GMSODN Patient and Carer Group

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – General Practice

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – A&E & ward staff

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – ambulance clinicians

Improving Greater Manchester’s stroke services – Alan’s story 

Remote working webinar (20 May 20)

Returning to work after a stroke – Lucy’s story

Returning to work after a brain injury – Gavin’s story

The benefits of community rehabilitation in Bolton – Ken and Tammy’s story

Tameside stroke services – David’s story


Other online resources & information

Flying after stroke – blog and information

Stroke Association resources for professionals