Short Course / CPD
School of Health Sciences
No Partner College
This new innovative module is aimed at registered AHPs working in NHS settings who are already working in first contact roles or who plan to work in these roles.
The module will include five taught days of delivery at UCLan’s Preston Campus, and one assessment day. The dates for the next cohorts will be:
Wednesday 11 September
Thursday 12 September
Wednesday 25 September
Wednesday 9 October
Wednesday 30 October
Wednesday 20 November (assessment day) or Thursday 21 November (assessment day)
Download our Guidance for Clinical Mentors
The module will include a blended approach of face-to-face sessions, online learning and clinical practice education. Applicants must consider the identification of a suitable mentor (eg a GP in primary care) who will support their learning and assessment.
Students will submit the portfolio and clinical assessment document electronically and will need to attend the assessment day to do their presentation.
Gillian is an advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner who works at Salford Royal NHS Trust and senior lecturer at UCLAN. She is a Non-medical prescriber and is course leader for the injection therapy course. Her special interests include public health and empowering patients to support lifestyle and behaviour change within MSK management. She is currently studying a PhD exploring adherence to physiotherapy supported self-management plans using the COM-B behaviour change model. Gillian is also a National AHP fellow at Health Education England where she is involved with FCP transformation plans with NHS England.
Amanda is a first contact practitioner based in Windermere GP surgeries and is leading FCP transformation work with the CSP and working with Health Education England. She is working with NHS digital and HEE to standardise data collection in FCP roles as well as other national development work.
Sue is a Consultant Physiotherapist who leads the MSK team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and is leading work around identification of red flag and serious pathology, cauda equina and MSCC. She also works at Manchester University and has published much work around identification of serious pathology.
Adele is an Operating Department Practitioner and has worked in a variety of NHS Hospitals in her career. She left her role as a NHS Theatre Manager to utilise her knowledge and experience in an education setting. Adele has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Perioperative Studies and from this she has developed an interest in Leadership, Human Factors and Non-technical skills. This has led to Adele working in her current role of Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Leadership in Practice
Anne is an Occupational therapist and Senior Lecturer in Research, Public Health and Rehabilitation. She has a particular interest in the management of long-term conditions, and cardiac prevention and rehabilitation. During her academic career she has been involved in the development and delivery of programmes aimed at Allied Health Professionals, Medicine and Dental Professionals. Currently she is the Postgraduate Medical Programmes Coordinator and a Research Degree Tutor.
Hazel is a Speech and Language Therapist with extensive experience as a clinician and manager, working within NHS and local authority contexts. Her clinical expertise is particularly around working with individuals who have motor movement disorders, including cerebral palsy. In addition to these clinical perspectives, Hazel has developed a portfolio of research around evidence-based practice across all the Allied Health Professions.
Taught sessions will include some lectures, workshops and discussions sessions covering topics including
It is anticipated that clinicians will already have clinical expertise in their area and will come from a range of backgrounds. This multi-professional nature will support interdisciplinary working and critical reflection and debate which are core skills for these roles and when working at level 7.This module aims to provide a governance framework for those working in FCP roles.
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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
The course fully funded by Health Education North West.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.