Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) is proud to support the ongoing development of staff. BTHFT strives for excellence, especially in relation to the knowledge and skill of staff, and is committed to supporting staff to continue their lifelong journey of learning, training and development.

The Education Department is delighted to announce that funding has been secured to support staff to complete further training and development.

University Modules Available

There is funding available for specific University modules to enhance and develop clinician’s knowledge which will have a direct impact to improve patient care. Please see the list of courses by clicking the hyperlink below:

All Funded Post Registration Courses 

If you are interested in one of these courses:

  1. Review the appropriate University website – check you meet the entry requirements.
  2. Fill in the application form. Tick ‘Workforce Transformation Budget’
  3. Seek your line manager’s approval – have a discussion with your line manager and ensure they complete the required parts of the application form.
  4. Double check that your application form is fully completed – if it is not correctly completed it will be rejected. You may then miss out on funding or the course place!
  5. Send your completed form to CPD.Approvals@bthft.nhs.uk by no later than Monday 31st May 2021.

Click here to download the application form

Continuous Professional Development Funding

The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) announced that every nurse, nursing associate, midwife and allied health professional has access to a £1000 CPD budget.

The Education Department coordinates the distribution of this funding to ensure staff do not miss out. Many training courses are provided by BTHFT (see ESR for a full list). Some of these courses utilise part of the CPD funding. But if there is a different provision you would like to access and you meet the below criteria – make sure to apply! For example some courses that could use the CPD funding are: Immediate Life Support, Mental Health Awareness and Advanced Communication or attending a conference specific to your professional role.

Funding criteria:

  • You must be employed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • You must be a registered Nurse/ Nursing Associate/ Midwife/ AHP
  • You must have the support of your line manager for the CPD activity
  • The CPD activity must be relevant to your role

Please note: CPD funding cannot be carried over, but it can be used as part-payment towards a more expensive course.

How to apply for CPD funding:

  1. Identify your CPD requirement and an appropriate training package/programme/event.
  2. Fill in the application form with the required information. Tick ‘Continuing Professional Development’
  3. Seek your line manager’s approval – have a discussion with your line manager and ensure they complete the required parts of the application form.
  4. Double check that your application form is fully completed – if it is not correctly completed it will be rejected. You may then miss out on funding or the course place!
  5. Send your completed form to CPD.Approvals@bthft.nhs.uk by no later than Monday 31st May 2021

Click here to download the application form