Due to current clinical pressures, all training sessions which are part of our Integrated Clinical Skills Programme and were due to take place between 4th and 15th January (inclusive) have been cancelled.

We have been in contact with all of the delegates affected, and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you would like to check whether the session you have booked is still going ahead, please visit our training and events page, or contact us at: info@theclic.org.uk 

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. Nonetheless, it has been a year where we have seen remarkable innovation, adaptation, and strength of spirit. 

We continue to send you our very best wishes, thanks, and appreciation for all your efforts during this pandemic.

We look forward to 2021 with optimism in light of the vaccine, and hope that whilst our innovations will not be lost, some sense of normality will slowly begin to return.

As we move into the New Year, please remember to look after yourself and look after your team, as we continue to learn from our experiences.


Show Racism the RED card are delivering a 2 day ambassador programme for North Cumbria.

The areas of the programme will include:

  • Barriers to Prejudice, and the Role of Unconscious Bias
  • Recognising and Responding to Prejudicial Incidents
  • Recognising and Responding to Hate Crime
  • Effective Challenge and the Language of Equality
  • Allyship

The main aims of the programme are:

  • Staff that are trained to recognised behaviours that are not acceptable
  • Promote inclusion, good values and behaviours and showcase this to others
  • Be a point of contact in the workplace for staff to reach our who need support

This 2 day programme will be virtual sessions delivered via Zoom on the below dates:

  • Day 1: Tuesday 19th January, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Day 2: Tuesday 26th January, 10am – 12.30pm

When the session is finished there will be time for questions and talks with the trainers.

Click here to book your place.

If you require any further details please contact Jennifer.McCall@ncic.nhs.uk 

By Sheila Marsh, Head of Library & Knowledge Services in North Cumbria NHS

Make-over of the Library facilities at West Cumberland Hospital

The Library has upgraded its facilities with funding from HEE to create a more welcoming, comfortable and COVID safe environment for staff and students to study and relax away from their normal work area.  There are 8 computers with Internet and small breakout areas for discussion/ quiet study and laptop work areas. Out of hours access is available on request.

The Library & Knowledge Services also has a brand new staff website. It is now easier than ever before to access our clinical evidence resources using our new ‘google’ style Library-ONE search. For more information please visit: www.library.ncumbria.nhs.uk    

In December we launched a new Library resource of the month feature. This month it is the Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical and Cancer Nursing Procedures 

New ---- Access was recently extended to include all primary care staff in North Cumbria along with those working for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT.

  • You can access from home, go to www.rmmonline.co.uk and log in with your OpenAthens account*
  • A new video guide shows you how to navigate the manual and quickly find the information you need watch it here
  • Using the manual can also help you with reflective practice as part of your nursing revalidation/CPD and daily practice

*If you don’t have an Athens account you can register here or you email us at library@ncic.nhs.uk if you require further information or assistance.

Find us on NCIC’s StaffWeb, or www.library.ncumbria.nhs.uk 

Follow us on Twitter @NorthCumbriaLKS


Date: 15 January 2021

Time: 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy (NEYLA) would like to invite you to attend their virtual Breakfast Bites for Primary Care. Following on from our successful face-to-face Breakfast events pre-pandemic, they aim to utilise the same short and accessible format with the added benefit of you now being able to access the events virtually from a venue of your choosing.

As before, the format will combine a short topical input with space for discussion and networking. You are welcome to bring your own breakfast and beverage, PJ bottoms optional!

Click here to find out more and book your place.