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Nasogastric Tubes training is a 2 hour session on insertion and management. Learning outcomes include:

  • Have an awareness of NPSA alerts and guidelines and serious incidents
  • Understand professional accountability and responsibility when caring for a patient with a nasogastric tube, before and after insertion
  • Have a full understanding of the ongoing checks required to confirm day to day nasogastric tube placement
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of procedures if gastric aspirate not obtained
  • State professional duties and responsibilities for full and complete documentation
  • Know when to STOP THE LINE if documentation incomplete and patient safety compromised
  • Know how to achieve and maintain competence through continued training and completion of the competency framework

To book you place, please visit our training and events page.

Registration is now open for the Northern Cancer Alliance Virtual Bite Size Learning week.

The learning week consists of 9 virtual sessions which are offered on a stand-alone basis and delegates are asked to register for each one they wish to attend. Registration links for each session are highlighted below:

  • Cancer Doesn’t Stop for COVID | 10:00 – 11:30 | Tuesday 8 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • Palliative & End of Life Care | 14:00 – 16:00 | Tuesday 8 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • Health Inequalities & Smoking | 09:00 – 11:00 | Wednesday 9 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • Tele-dermatology | 13:00 – 14:00 | Wednesday 9 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • Primary Care Networks | 14:00 – 16:00 | Wednesday 9 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • Innovation – The Art of the Impossible | 10:00 – 12:00 | Thursday 10 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • The Domino Effect of Personalised Care | 14:00 – 16:00 | Thursday 10 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • MDT Decision Making | 10:00 – 11:00 | Friday 11 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK
  • National Presentations with Q&A | 13:00 – 15:00 | Friday 11 December 2020 | REGISTRATION LINK

 Should you have any difficulty registering for a session please contact the Alliance team 


Psychological Wellness Online Training Programme (including Moral Injury, BAME agendas, Values Based Leadership and key aspects of Psychological First Aid).

Date: 9th December, 9.30-1.30pm (please login at 9.15 for a 9.30am prompt start)

This is a half day free training programme for managers and leaders to help support their staff and teams. It will be run via Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated by at least two qualified Psychologists and/or Psychological Therapists. The programme is co-produced, transdiagnostic, trauma sensitive and informed. This training is not intended to skill staff up on their counselling skills. 

Please note that the workshop will only cover key components of Psychological First Aid. 

If you would like further in depth details please follow this link.

For more information please email:  


NHS England and NHS Improvement recognise that staff in primary care roles are currently facing many challenges, which is why they’re supporting the frontline workforce with an individual coaching offer called #LookingAfterYouToo. 

Available 7 days a week, 7:15am – 10:00pm, staff can book a slot with experienced coaches at a date and time that suits them. 

One GP who benefitted hugely from the coaching said: “This session made a huge difference to me and I am very grateful… I was thinking of quitting after the pandemic. This session was a huge relief and felt like magic. It helped change my perspective. It felt like a weight was lifted.”

The offer provides staff in clinical and non-clinical roles across primary care the opportunity to process their experiences, develop coping skills, deal with difficult conversations and develop strategies for self-management in challenging circumstances. 

By developing the skills and knowledge to look after themselves and stay well, they can go on to deliver high quality care and support in their communities.   

Find out more at 

StartWell>EndWell was developed by North Bristol NHS Trust’s senior clinicians, as well as the NHS Leadership Academy's lead psychologist for staff wellbeing, their quality improvement team, and their Perform team during the early stages covid19.

StartWell>EndWell has been designed to provide a practical approach to support colleagues  to promote effective teaming, particularly during challenging periods. 

Webinars will be taking place on:
Tuesday 1st December

Webinars Timing: Participants to attend from 3.45pm - session will start 4pm to 5pm

Joining Instructions: Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app: click here to join the meeting

Find out more here.