Continuing Professional Development

Step Ladder to Success

Step ladder to success is a pathway for clinical staff to build on their leadership and management skills whilst gaining practical information and opportunities to network with wider colleagues who are in similar roles. Please find below details at each step.

The bronze step is aimed at Nursing Associates, Staff Nurses & junior Midwives. This one day face-to-face session is designed to introduce you to leadership skills, and to enable development of knowledge, skills and behaviours which will prepare you for future development.

The silver step is aimed at clinical staff who are in leadership roles such as Junior sisters, Midwives and allied health professionals. This three day face-to-face programme is designed to build upon your understanding of leadership in the clinical setting, and give you the knowledge and skills to empower you in your role.

The gold step is aimed at clinical staff who are in management roles such as Ward/department managers, AHP Leads, senior midwives. This 4 day face-to-face programme is designed to deepen your knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a more strategic leader.

Please join us on your Step ladder to Success booking your place on ESR, course title 389 GEN step ladder to success.

International Nurses

International recruitment is an essential part of supporting the nursing workforce in the NHS. Here at BTHFT, we are proud to welcome the skills and knowledge that our internationally trained colleagues bring to support the diversity of the community that we serve.

The CPD team are here to provide a 6 week programme that supports and prepares internationally trained nurses for the Nursing and Midwifery Council OSCE Test of Competence.

You can follow the progress of our cohorts of internationally recruited nurses through our twitter page.

Some feedback from our international nurses who have been through the OSCE preparation programme

“I wanted to say a BIG thank you to all my teachers! All your patience, kindness and understanding have helped me a lot and succeed in ways that I never thought possible. I will be forever grateful and cherish all the knowledge I have gained. Again, my heart felt gratitude.”

“I am greatful for the osce support and with immense pleasure I would like to inform you that I have successfully cleared the osce. Thanking you.”

 “We are really grateful for guiding us to make it successful. Your guidance and shared experience have been invaluable. I look forward to a continuous and favourable professional relationship with you all. 

Really thankful to all educators who guided us in all stations.”

HCA Induction

Whether new to care or new to BTHFT, all Health Care Assistants are required to attend the HCA induction. This is a comprehensive timetable offered each month, that covers all aspects of the role which supports the standards of the Care Certificate.

The CPD team deliver this programme and facilitate subject experts to deliver teaching that is evidence based and current to practice in preparation for the role of the HCA.

You can follow the progress of our HCA induction through our twitter page.

Some feedback from our HCA’s who attended the induction

“I would like to mention the 10 day induction training was an amazing experience. Each and every day was important for me as this was done through teamwork”

“Very informative I feel I learnt a lot.”

“Loved this learnt a lot of things I didn’t previously know.”

Meet the Team

Jill Horsfall
Education Lead for Continuing Professional Development

01274 38 3464

Mortimer Fraser
Clinical Educator

Corinne Wood
Clinical Educator

01274 27 6388

Vanessa Bates
Clinical Educator

Hannah Bush
Associate Educator

Nicki Kassama
Associate Educator

Umar Masood
Associate Educator

Dawn McPherson
Education Administrator

Haleemah Amjid
Education Administrator