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Professional Development and Support

Welcome, from the UHCW Practice Development Team


The Practice Development Team have a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience and expertise in order to support you in your career pathway at UHCW.

A key aim of the team is to develop our workforce to meet the ever changing needs of the profession whilst ensuring shared values, vision and purpose and World Class Care for the patients we serve.

The work of the Practice Development Team is complex therefore to provide an insight into the areas of practice and projects that we are involved; the following headings have been identified.

  • Staff Support
  • Professional Development
  • Clinical Advice
  • Project Management
  • Patient experience
  • Partnership Working
  • Workforce Development
  • Research
  • Education and Training

Education and Training

There are a range of development and training opportunities available for nursing and midwifery staff to support your personal and professional development and to ensure that you  have the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of patients, some examples of these are listed below.

  • Intravenous Drug Administration
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation
  • Acute Illness Management Course (AIM)
  • Dementia care
  • High Dependency Skills Course for Ward Nurses (HDU)
  • Band 5 Development Programme
  • Various Summits and Conferences
  • Wound Management Programme
  • Falls Prevention

There is the opportunity to undertake and receive funding for post registration education and to study for academic qualifications at degree and masters level.

For further information please contact

Practice Development Team on 02476 965164 or [email protected]

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