There is an increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones. It’s important we raise awareness of some of the “red flags” that may give us early signs of this, which is why it has been incorporated in to SME

Urgent and Emergency Care programme SWASFT Mandatory Training Links

Information Governance

As the name suggests, Information Governance is all about how we manage (record, store and share) information whether it’s verbal, written, kept on a computer system or in any other format. What the information is about will determine how we should look after it. We all have a role to play making sure information is used and handled legally, securely, efficiently and effectively to deliver the best possible services by the Trust.

Currently Information Governance training is provided through a national website supported by guidance notes and bulletins on local policy and procedures.

Annual Information Governance Training:

Guidance Notes

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Fire Safety Training – In the line of fire

SWASFT recognises and accepts its responsibilities to ensure that all reasonable precautions are taken to provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and others. Every member of staff whilst at work within the Trust has a responsibility to take reasonable care of their own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by the actions or omissions. It is a Health and Safety Executive requirement all staff complete fire awareness training annually.

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E-Learning Links

Open education is an open access online learning portal. It is free to access and use and includes excellent modules for access to higher education and study skills if you are thinking about doing some study.

Dementia Course

NSA Health Dementia course

On line e-Learning Resources

CPD Portfolio Builder

Here is a link to the ResuscitateMe Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio builder – advanced life support for ambulance service CPD. Whether you are just starting out with recording your CPD, or have an impending audit or appraisal, this website will help you get organised.

Medicines e-Learning Modules

Reducing medicines Risk – Opioids

Opioids are prescribed very widely, mainly for managing pain. This module identifies the most important hazards of opioids and informs on actions that health professionals can take in order to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks.


Reducing medicines Risk – Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are prescribed widely, mainly for the management of anxiety, insomnia and epilepsy; other indications include management of alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasm, and sedation in dental and medical procedures and in surgery. This module identifies the most important hazards of benzodiazepines and informs health professionals how to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks.

End of Life Care

End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is an e-learning project, commissioned by the Department of Health and delivered by e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland to support the implementation of the Department of Health’s national End of Life Care Strategy.

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The National Skills Academy

The National Skills Academy (NSA) Health E-learning platform (previously named Skills for Health e-learning), where you can access an extensive portfolio of national core learning. This is the new design for the existing portfolio, providing you with access to the same range of high quality e-learning programmes as before. If you previously registered on the Skills for Health e-learning platform your existing login details will continue to work on this site.

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Learning 4 Health

A virtual learning environment that enables convenient access to training and education. It is tailored to support you and your organisation to deliver excellent patient care.

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The Edward Jenner Leadership Programme

A flexible resource: learn in your own time at your own pace.


  • This accessible programme is a free online learning and development package designed to give you confidence and competence in your role.
  • Designed by clinicians working on the frontline of care, it is highly practical and patient-focused – making it a valuable resource for all staff who want to build a more compassionate NHS.
  • Designed to help you use your own experiences as part of your learning process, self-assessment in key leadership areas and continuing professional development.

Register here.

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

A comprehensive physical examination and clinical education site for medical students and other health care professionals Click here

Atherton’s Learning and Teaching

These sites are intended primarily for practising and training teachers, who are or will be teaching students at college, university or after. They provide accessible information on a range of teaching and learning issues. Click here

NHS Health Education England: Domestic Violence & Abuse

The e-learning sessions are intended for use by nurses and health visitors.  Three new introductory sessions were added in July 2014 following a successful nationwide roll-out of face-to-face Training nationwide by Institute of Health Visiting. Click here

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Learnzone – Learn Zone provides free and easy access to a wide variety of learning resources, online courses and professional development tools from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Be.MacmillanBe.Macmillan is a simple and helpful website where you can order free information for you and your patients, create materials to promote your service, order free merchandise and learn more about Macmillan.

Plymouth University Commercial CPPD Courses

Other Online Resources

Please email any other useful links we could add to