ACS courses

ACS: Acute Care Training in Simulation


Please note, you must have attended REACT and SIREN prior to booking on this course

This course is conducted in the medical simulation centre and will enable staff to practice their acute care skills in a simulated ward environment. Participants will receive feedback from observers, other team members and video cameras, to assist improvement of knowledge and skills alongside an exploration of human factors such as communication, leadership and situational awareness. Commonly occurring deterioration scenarios are addressed.

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


ACS: Advanced Tracheostomy Course

A one day advanced course for staff on designated adult ward areas that care for patients with tracheostomies on a regular basis. Candidates will build upon knowledge learnt on the foundation tracheostomy course, learning skills and knowledge around pharmacological management, impact of tracheostomy on speech and swallowing, tracheostomy weaning, community management and practical skills of changing a tracheostomy.

PLEASE NOTE: 'All candidates must complete the Barts Foundation Tracheostomy course prior to booking onto this course'

There is pre-reading required - MUST BE DONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


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ACS: Foundation Tracheostomy Course


Staff who are caring for adult patients with a tracheostomy, with up-to-date practical skills and knowledge to ensure patient safety and best practice. Skills stations cover care of the tracheostomy, resuscitation, emergency tube change and suctioning. 

list of the ward areas that care for Tracheostomy patients:

 Royal London Hospital - 12D, 12E, 12F, 13E, 13F, 3E, RHDU, ACCU, A&E & Recovery

Newham Hospital - ITU, Stratford Ward, Heather Ward, East Ham

Whipps Cross Hospital - ITU, Peace Ward, AAU, Primrose, Recovery, Rowan, Margaret, A&E & Poplar

 St Barts Hospital - 3A & ACCU

There is pre-reading required - MUST BE DONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


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ACS: Leads

To build upon knowledge and skills required to manage acute deterioration in adult patients. Participants are senior nursing staff (Bands 6-7) and are encouraged to employ leadership and active followership skills during the management of the unwell patient. This is a 2 day course with a summative OSCE for course assessment.


There is pre-reading required - MUST BE DONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


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ACS: React

React is a three day course which focuses on assessment, clinical skills, decision-making and treatment planning to prevent or manage deterioration and improve patient outcome through early intervention.
Pathophysiology of common disease processes that underlie patient deterioration are reviewed. Skills for assessment, monitoring and management are examined.


There is pre-reading required - MUST BE DONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


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ACS: Siren

The SIREN course teaches nursing staff how to anticipate, recognise and prevent critical illness at an early stage. A structured approach to assessment is undertaken to permit appropriate action in treating the acutely unwell. Communication training using the SBAR tool is covered. There is an assessable OSCE which reviews recognition, assessment and communication.


There is pre-reading required - MUST BE DONE BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE

Please log into Moodle for all Acute Care Skills course pre-reading, modules & e-learning and resources


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Adult General Pain, PCA and Epidural (SBH/RLH only)Study Day

All staff are expected to attend the morning, only those who work in areas which take epidurals are expected to stay for the afternoon


Theoretical and practical aspects of general pain management, pain assessment, multimodal analgesia and Epidural delivery.

Please note that the attached Epidural Workbook that needs to be completed before attending the course.

Please be aware you will not be permitted to attend if this has not been completed as the completion of the workbook is compulsory!

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Blood Transfusion

Transfusion training is a core element of statutory and mandatory training for all staff involved in the transfusion process.

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Career Development Programme (Bands 2-8 Clinical and Non-Clinical staff)

Career Development Programme.  Each cohort member participates in a series of three workshops on Personal Effectiveness

Purpose of the course:

  • To Boost self-awareness, resourcefulness and life/career progress
  • To create  own path to success
  • To excel in interviews, presentations – and succeed at jobs/opportunities. 

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Career Development programme for Femal & BME Clinical and non Clinical Staff

A series of three practical and motivational personal and career development workshops to help Barts Health staff to:

  • Boost confidence, strengths, raise awareness and aspirations
  • Identify and develop career aspirations, plan and strategies
  • Build job application, interview and presentation skills.

This facilitated empowering programme is designed to raise the confidence, aspirations and attainment among female and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) staff at Barts Health.


Clinical Refresher Programme for Registered Nurses

This 2 day refresher programme aims to enable registered nurses who currently do not work in frontline clinical roles to restore skills and confidence to work in an in-patient ward area in the capacity of a band 5 staff nurse

Participants will gain knowledge and understanding about current nursing  practice, and have the opportunity to reflect on their learning

Participants will spend time in the clinical ward environment and in clinical simulation to practise skills under supervision

Corporate Induction (COVID19)

This session is to induct new starters to the Trust during the current pandemic.

This will include Nurses, HCA's, Doctors, Midwives and AHPs.


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Delivering Quality Care at End of Life

A study day to explore how we support our patients, their families and ourselves when delivering end of life care.

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Dementia and Delirium Training

Three Day Dementia and Delirium Training Course.
Training is being provided to ensure staff have an in depth knowledge of the needs of individuals living with dementia and delirium in hospital. Staff are required to attend all three days of the programme.
Day one will cover - Understanding patients living with dementia and delirium,
as well as Simulation and Communication.
Day two will cover – Legal aspects – DOLs/MCA and Physical Health.
Day three will cover – Implementation of positive change in practise.

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Dementia Leadership

A 4 day specialist training course aimed at Band 6 and above clinical staff which focuses on empowering leaders to implement person centred dementia care. It is provided by external facilitators and includes contributions from people living with dementia and carers. It will incorporate project work to support participants in implementing and managing change in their area.

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Educator Development Programme

The Overall Aim of the Programme

The art and value of effective facilitation

Understanding processes including needs assessment, establishing aims and objectives and evaluation

Planning and preparing workshops

Meeting the needs of participants through a range of participatory facilitation techniques

Dealing with challenges and challenging behaviour

The use of facilitation skills

Enable participants to start debriefing with an understanding of some human factors theory and debriefing frameworks.

Assisting teaching using simulation based techniques.


Essential Contraception for Midwives

This important course has been designed at a basic level of teaching to help reach Midwives from a range of backgrounds. Essential Contraception for Midwives is an interactive course for midwives produced by the FSRH using current standards and practice and has been quality-assured.  The approaches taken are evidence based where possible with the aim of improving clinical practice. Essential Contraception for Midwives is a basic level course, tailored to the needs of midwives working in a variety of settings.  It is not a competency-based course and it is not assessed.


Please find time to look at,  before attending the course to see some leaflets on contraception. Please download and bring  a copy of Your Guide to Contraception and Your Guide to Contraceptive Choices - After a Baby

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Fundamentals of Care: Band 6 Clinical Leadership and Management Programme

This programme is aimed at developing our Band 6 nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) colleagues and has been designed based on the feedback received from staff and management in clinical areas across Barts Health. The programme has been mapped against the nine domains of NHS Leadership Academy’s Health Care Leadership Model and has a strong focus in the Trust’s expectations of fulfilling the Bands 6 nursing, midwifery and AHP role

HCSW’s Education Day/Forum

To discuss up dates on what’s happening at Barts Health NHS  Trust
Information on career  and development  pathways for  Bands 1-4 including HEI partners
Learning  and development  opportunities  provided by  specialist within the Trust
Individual experience  and  opportunity to  learn from each other.


Higher Development Programme for Health Care Support Workers

The higher development programme aims to build on the expansion of the existing Health Care support workers, who have already completed the Care Certificate, and to increase their awareness and improve patient experience for effective patient outcomes. This is a continuing professional development programme to equip the HCSWs with knowledge skills and behaviors to effectively provide safe and compassionate care. More importantly this programme gives the participants the opportunity to proficiently undertake Enhanced Care to patients who require closer monitoring or those patients who are at risk of harm to self or others.

Additionally, this programme will provide the HCSWs with the opportunity to undertake and lead a Quality Improvement project in their service clinical areas.

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Leading Care: Building Image and Influence

This module is designed to help participants consider how the way they present themselves can effect their ability have impact and influence within and outside their team. They are invited to explore the ideas of writers like Steven Covey and others in developing their own personal style and includes a range of tools and exercises on order to do this

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Leading Care: Critical Thinking

This module invites you to consider how well you are able to think critically and evaluate options in everyday situations that you face in the work place. You are invited to consider the habits of critical thinkers and how critical thinking was used effectively in challenging situations. It includes a range of activities and scenarios in order to develop your ability to think critically.

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Leading Care: Efficiency & Effectiveness

Putting it all together! This should be the last module that you complete as it challenges you to put everything together by completing a group exercise that will call upon the knowledge that you have assimilated throughout the programme.

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Leading Care: Emotional Intelligence

You are invited to consider what emotional intelligence is and isn't. This includes critically exploring the work of Goleman and Joshua Friedman, evaluating the roles of trust and rapport in developing team emotional effectiveness, active listening and resilience.

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Leading Care: High Performing Teams

Participants are introduced to the importance of team effectiveness and the concepts shared values, pseudo teams v real teams, giving and receiving feedback and inspiring shared purpose as ways of leading and developing high performing teams. They will also explore leadership styles and evaluate their effectiveness

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Leading Care: Holding Self and Others to Account

Accountability is considered from a personal perspective and participants are challenged to consider their role in holding others to account whilst continuing to lead with compassion. It introduce the use of coaching models to facilitate discussions with team members and considers the importance of recognition.

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Leading Care: Infomatics & Digital Health

Like many organisations Barts Health is becoming increasingly dependent on the use of technology. It allows participants to explore the new innovations we can expect to see in the coming years, evaluate the challenges and risks that digitising health can bring and explore innovations already introduced to enhance care and and our ability to lead care.

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Leading Care: Managing Self

Explore your Leadership styles and the importance of taking care of yourself as a leader. This module combines discussion with a series interactive activities and self assessment activities to help you understand the qualities of a leader.

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Leading Care: Quality Improvement and Change

This module provides an introduction to the Institute for Healthcare Improvements model for improvement. It uses a range of exercises and activities to give participants an understanding of the practical skills required to deliver change and improve care quality.

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Leading Care: Quality of Care

This module gives you the opportunity to explore the clinical leaders key role in ensuring high levels of quality in the delivery of care. The module uses a mix of role play, scenarios, discussion and presentations to consider the challenges of organising care, monitoring standards and addressing poor standards. A range of tools are introduced to participants.

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Me First

Me First aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of healthcare professional in communicating with children and young people.

Millennium training, including electronic observations (Covid 19)

This is a 90 minute teazching using the millennium system including recording of electronic observations.

Annual Mentor Update

NMC Annual Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor update

Effective mentoring within the clinical area is essential to provide vital support in the development and assessment of learners as well as assuring the Trust that mentors are competent and safe to assess students in the clinical area.  To continue to assessing students, mentors must attend an annual mentor update.

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NMC Revalidation for Nurses & Midwives

Revalidation is the process that all nurses and midwives in the UK and nursing associates in England will need to follow to maintain their registration with the NMC.


Please contact your local Nurse Education Team if you wish to participate in Revalidation - they will be organised on a bespoke basis.



NMC Supervisor training for apprenticeship nursing associates

An apprenticeship nursing associate (ANA) is a new role being introduced by the government to sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and registered nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients. The ANA will be able to deliver care in a range of settings in primary, secondary, community and social care, to work across a range of population groups and health and wellbeing conditions to a defined level of competence.

The government has made the decision that the Apprenticeship Nursing Associate (ANA) role will be regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery (NMC). An Apprenticeship Nursing Associate (ANA), upon successful completion of the two-year programme, will be on the NMC register as an Apprenticeship Nursing Associate (ANA).



Overall Aims

  • To provide a forum for all non-medical prescribers and trainees to network and share issues, developments audit and practice
  • To provide CPD updates relating to prescribing practice, legislations and trust policies and procedures


Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness in current legislation and National / regional/ local developments for non-medical prescribing
  • Aware of trusts developments for non-medical prescribers including policies and procedures
  • Update CPD for non-medical prescribing with a specific focus on implications and impact of co morbidities for NMPs
  • Networking and Sharing Practice
  • Awareness of CPD resources and development



All Bart’s Health Non-Medical prescribers

All Bart’s Health staff currently undertaking non-medical prescribing courses

Managers / Clinical team leaders wishing to learn more about non-medical prescribing or considering introduction


Paediatric NIV

Paediatric NIV and LTV Mandatory Study Day

Caring for children with tracheostomy or non invasive ventilation

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Paediatric Pain Management (without epidural)

This half day course includes PCA/NCA training, pain guidelines and updates on current pain issues as well as entonox training.

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Paediatric Pain Management - update for experienced nurses’

AM: 9:00-14:00 Paediatric Pain Management  update for experienced nurses, includes epidural training 9:00-10:30 and PCA/NCA, Entonox, Pain guidelines training 10:30 - 14:00. Nurses         who don't require epidural training can attend the sessions from 10:30 - 14:00. Nurses who are new to the Trust and/or are not experienced in caring for children with epidural /            PCA/NCA can be booked on the preceptorship pain study day (please contact the PDNs) or please contact the Pain CNSs to discuss specific requirements. ​


 PM: 14:00-17:00 Paediatric Diabetes Training 


Paediatric Winter Illness study day inc. CPAP and Humidified High Flow Therapy (HHFT)

  • To provide a baseline or refresher for staff on common winter illnesses in paediatric patients
  • To reinforce the structured systematic assessment approach to nursing
  • To highlight respiratory infection prevention and control measures over the winter period
  • To enable staff to refresh themselves on key pieces of equipment used primarily in the winter period.

Post falls management workshop

Post Falls Management Workshop

This half day workshop will enable delegates to develop appropriate Moving and Handling techniques for themselves and the patient following a patient fall. Delegates will also have the opportunity to review their clinical post fall care in a simulation area.

NB: Suitable clothing and shoes must be worn for practical sessions (shoes must be flat and cover toes, no flip flops). For Health & Safety reasons delegates will not be permitted into the session without appropriate footwear

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Practical speech therapy skills for paediatric nurses

To provide paediatric nurses will core knowledge and practical skills to support children with feeding, swallowing and communication impairments during hospital admissions.

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Practice Assessor training to support undergraduate/student nurses

The new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) are commencing from September 2019.

This training is for registered Nurses and Midwives that have been a Practice Supervisor for more than six months and will be supporting any undergraduate student nurse.

Please note: you must complete all e-learning sections via the Barts Health moodle page. Please bring the certificates of completion to the face-to-face session.


Practice Supervisor training to support undergraduate learners

The new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) are commencing from September 2019.

This training is for registered Nurses, Midwives and AHPs that will be supporting any undergraduate learners.


Principles of Cancer Care

Your participation on this three-day course will improve your knowledge and understanding of cancer, enabling you to care for and communicate more effectively and confidently with cancer patients.


This course is for practitioners who are working in general settings, including community and hospices, who meet patients being investigated, diagnosed and treated for cancer.


Ready Steady Go and Hello to Adult Services Programme – Roll out

To support with the rollout of the NICE accredited programme

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Risk Assessment and Incident Management training

1 hour presentation taking delegates through legislative requirements, what is deemed suitable and sufficient, and what to do when risk assessments have been written. How to ensure correct details of incidents are recorded

Seeing Beyond the Diagnosis - Barts Health’s First Dementia & Delirium Conference

An inspirational and educational day which offers delegates the opportunity to feel more confident in using therapeutic engagement skills when working with people living with dementia or experiencing a delirium


Spinal Study Day

Increase nurses awareness and knowledge about spinal conditions

Optimise nursing care for patients with spinal conditions

Optimise nursing care in patients with cord injury


Nurses only (All Bands)

Palliative care

Understanding End of Life Care for HCSW

This course is specifically for HCSW and will improve knowledge, skills and confidence when dealing with end of life care.

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We Can Talk Children and Young People Mental Health training

This training has been developed directly in response to the views, experiences and needs of young people and healthcare workers.

It was developed with funding by Health Education England at Barts Health NHS Trust in collaboration with the Common Room, the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and Healthy Teen Minds.

It has been developed by a partnership between young people and adults with lived experience of mental health difficulties, health care professionals and mental health professionals.

Healthcare workers often report that they feel they lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to support young people with mental health problem.

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Workshop – Preparation for the FSRH Letter of competence in Subdermal Techniques (insertion only)

Providing a first step to support doctors and midwives working in maternity services  and doctors and nurses working in abortion services who are embarking on their journey towards gaining the FSRH Letter of competence in Subdermal Techniques (insertion only)

Improving clinical practice to enable these professionals to follow current best practice guidelines.


The following online training MUST be completed before the study day

1.           FSRH Contraceptive counselling course