Training & Education – Greater Manchester stroke training programme and local events

Greater Manchester stroke training programmes

We offer a range of online training for different professionals on stroke care and also returning to work, with further resources on our YouTube channel.

The network co-ordinates two programmes of free training for staff supporting stroke care delivered in Greater Manchester – introductory and experienced level. Events with hyperlinks are open for bookings and will now be run virtually.

Training is usually aimed at staff working in both community and inpatient settings, and generally applicable to a range of professions including medical staff (experienced level events only).

Royal College of Physician CPD accreditation will be sought for events of particular relevance to doctors. Information is included in each event description on how they may meet CREST competencies and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board sub specialty training curriculum for stroke medicine.


1. Introductory level

The study days are aimed at staff (except doctors) who may be new to the specialty or need a basic understanding of stroke. The agenda for the events are similar and suitable for professionals from other Greater Manchester Trusts. You can find out more about the individual Trust training events here. Events will hopefully recommence in late 2020, most likely virtually.


2. Foundation programme

This course is likely to be developed in a more virtual format. Details to follow

3. Experienced/advanced level


Our full day conferences have been cancelled for 2020 and only shorter masterclasses will be delivered. Topics will be presented virtually via MS Teams with recordings listed below and on our YouTube channel.

Our sister network for Neuro Rehabilitation also has a range of events coming up that may be of interest.

Forthcoming topics will be announced shortly and will include:

Pre hospital stroke care

Outcome measures

End of life care

Stroke prevention

Foot drop pathway

Our Healthcare Assistant training programme has been postponed until 2021


Recorded webinars

Assessing and managing the risk of suicide in community stroke and neuro rehabilitation- 2nd December

Fatigue management – How to set up a group and techniques to complete / trial with patients – 17th November 2020

Supporting people with aphasia in the pandemic – 3rd November 2020

Stroke-associated pneumonia: diagnosis, prevention and treatment – 15th October 2020

Transforming community stroke services in Greater Manchester – 9 September 2020

Working more virtually webinar – 8 July 2020

Remote working webinar – 21 May 2020