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Staff development

Health and social care study days

Bespoke study days

Community UpSkilling Programme (CUSP)

We work with community care staff to enhance their skills to assess and manage people in their own homes. This programme is adapted to meet the specific needs of different staff groups as appropriate, in collaboration with the purchasing organisation.

Dementia Care study days

Through working with hospital staff to identify specific needs, we have developed this study day to help staff dealing with patients who are in hospital with a medical need, but who also have dementia. The content is focused on the needs of the specific staff group, allowing us to tailor each study day to the individual trust or department. A number of other dementia-focused study days are available, and learning from these can be written up to gain academic credit. For more information click here. This includes three days of study and no assessment.

Mental Health

The aim of this study day is to develop knowledge and skills regarding the mental health care needs of adult clients in non-mental health settings. Students will critically analyse ways in which the mental health of clients will be recognised, assessed and appropriately referred. They will also be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of approaches to supporting and monitoring service users.

Bournemouth University Resource Package (BURP): Infant Feeding

This online learning package, which has Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) recognition, is a simple solution to overcome the issues related to in-house training, particularly facilitating training around staff shift patterns. Our online resource is designed to allow practitioners to improve their knowledge of successful breastfeeding so that they can educate, support and empower women and their families.

Examination of the Newborn study day

This study day is focused on providing midwives, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialise in newborn examinations with the latest evidence-based knowledge and practice to aid their clinical skills and understanding.

Developing Minor Injury Care

More information can be found here.

Blood Test Analysis

One or two days of study exploring blood tests for various conditions and analysing the results. 


One day of study. Please enquire for details.