NHS Blood and Transplant People First

Other NHSBT Development

There are many other development opportunities not facilitated by OWD, links to more information on these can be found below, along with details of the departments who manage them.

External Bespoke Training

 This is training which is designed to a specification which you would need to write. Your specification needs to be sent to HRDirect@nhsbt.nhs.uk NHSBT has a framework of external learning and development suppliers, who may be able to meet your requirements. In the first instance we would need to 'test' the cohort of suppliers relevant to your specification

The requester is responsible for raising a requisition for a Purchase Order in the usual way and the activity will be payable from the requester's departmental budget. If you are unsure how to raise a requisition please see this flowchart.

After the activity, and in order to maintain quality, OWD will be requesting feedback about the supplier performance. This data is use to give feedback to the supplier at their annual review.

ICT Training

ICT and PrinceTraining is provided by QA Limited. This training can be for groups held in house, in which case the normal procedure through i-procurement outlined will apply. Or it may be booked for individual employees through the QA website at one of their centres on a public course. NHSBT employees booking on an individual course will have a preferential rate, please contact HR Direct for the rate to be charged before raising the PO to pay for this training event. Payment is made by the employee's department. To book an individual on a course at this preferential rate contact Will.Descrettes@qa.com with the employee's name, contact details and date and course venue. A place will be provisionally held until a Purchase Order is forwarded to QA Ltd.

If you require any further information please contact HR Direct.

Managing your Nurses

For information on Nurse Revalidation please visit our Nurse Revalidation Page.

For information on confirming a portfolio for a nurse that you manage, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Blood Donation - Nursing and Care Quality Team

Diagnostic and Theraputic Services 

NMC - Information for Confirmers/Managers

Organ Donation and Nursing

Professional Development - ODT

For information on The Professional Development Team please visit here

Mentorship for Nurses Programme Outline - Programme dates can be found on the rolling calendar

For general enquiries including course information please email here

Pre-Retirement Courses

Pre-retirement courses are facilitated by Affinity Connect, you can contact them at bookings@affinityconnect.org or call free-phone  0800 0196076 (select option 1—training) Dates and locations of courses can be viewed on the rolling calendar

You can access their website http://www.affinityconnect.org/open-courses/ where along with the list of courses, there is a booking form where you are able to book directly if there is a course on a convenient date for you to attend.

Feedback from previous courses includes:

“Very impressed with the course and the trainer.  Content excellent and very informative”. 

“The course was very comprehensive and the presentation was excellent. The presenter was very engaging and he covered all the issues raised during the course either by sign posting people to other resources and/or answer them appropriately”.

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