Training & Education – online training and resources

Online training & teaching tools

The network has online teaching resources on its Moodle learning platform that help facilitate learning on:

  • The incidence, types, causes and impacts of stroke
  • The need for rapid and accurate assessment of stroke and the Greater Manchester stroke care pathway
  • Stroke care provided in our local hospitals, the community and in the longer term
  • Interventions that prevent stroke

The training packages are tailored for different professionals including: primary care, pharmacy, stroke, ward/A&E, social care and ambulance staff. We also offer “Supporting people with neurological conditions in returning to work” aimed at job centre staff but potentially applicable to other professionals.

A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the courses. You can register and then enroll on courses in our section here.

We also have many videos on our YouTube channel. Our sister network for neuro rehabilitation also has eLearning packages on a range of topics that may be relevant.

Health Education England have developed some online education resources for stroke including a toolkit and eLearning and information on the Stroke Specific Education Framework.


Recorded webinars

Pre hospital stroke care – contact for access (use professional email)

Integrated working – the Tameside stroke pathway – 21st April 2021

Blood pressure management webinar (2 of 2) – 18th February 2021

Blood pressure measurement webinar (1 of 2) – 11th February 2021

Assessing and managing the risk of suicide in community stroke and neuro rehabilitation- 2nd December 2020

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

Other webinars hosted by the NR Network and can be accessed by emailing

  • Spasticity: An Introduction to Spasticity
  • Spasticity: Introduction to Facial Palsy and Services in Manchester
  • Advanced Decisions of care and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Spasticity: Pharmacology including Botulinum Toxin and The Role of the Non-Medical Injector
  • PDOC Guidelines
  • Spasticity: Early Surgical Management
  • Weight Gain Management
  • Supporting Capacity Assessment and How to Involve Aphasic Patients in Best Interest Decisions
  • Spasticity: Posture & Positioning and Splinting & Orthotics
  • Spasticity: Pathophysiology


Other resources

F = Foundation level; A = Advanced level

ASPECTS – understanding Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (A)

Brain Tree Training – training in cognitive rehabilitation (A&F)

CHADSVASC – tool for calculating risk of Atrial Fibrillation (A)

Cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour training PDF version (A&F)

Cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour training e learning tool for SRFT staff (A&F)

Chest & Heart Scotland – wide range of training resources (A&F)

ebrain – training in clinical neurosciences (A&F)

Glasgow Coma Scale – training and information (A)

HAS-BLED – tool for calculating risk in Atrial Fibrillation (A)

Implementing Intra Arterial Thrombectomy – SLiCE presentation (A)

Lancashire & South Cumbria ISDN resources: Swallowing; mood; functional independence; communication; position and manual handling & cognition

Modified Rankin Scale – training and certification (A)

NIHSS – training and certification (A)

Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) (F)

The ABCs of ICH care – teaching on intracerebral hemorrhage (A)

ABC2 instructional video (A)

The Hidden side of stroke – training tool for mood and cognition (A)


Presentations on key topics

The date and author of the presentation has been included as content may have changed since produced

Aphasia – Speakeasy

Cryptogenic strokes – Dr Amit Kishore

Hand hygiene – Elizabeth Carr

Oral hygiene – Dr Hazel Dickenson

Collaborative goal setting – Jo Stevens

Sex after stroke – Jo Stevens

Driving after stroke – Dr Kate Radford

Virtual reality and rehabilitation – Sylvia Moss

Supporting carers – Stroke Association

Presentations from other local events can be viewed in our resources section (you will need to register top right to gain access).


Greater Manchester online videos

We have lots more resources including training webinars on our YouTube Channel

Atrial Fibrillation – Mark’s story

Bolton Community Stroke Team – here to help

Dial 999 and act FAST during the pandemic

Developing a community neuro-rehabilitation team in Stockport – Beryl’s story

GMSODN Patient and Carer Group

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – primary care

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – A&E & ward staff

Greater Manchester stroke pathway – ambulance clinicians

Improving Greater Manchester’s stroke services – Alan’s story 

Returning to work after a stroke – Lucy’s story

Returning to work after a brain injury – Gavin’s story

Tameside stroke services – David’s story


Other online resources & information

Flying after stroke – blog and information

Stroke Association resources for professionals