From 1st June 2020, our Clinical Skills training will be going ahead as scheduled; however, this will be with a reduced capacity to adhere to social distancing rules.

The sessions we have available include:

  • Ear Care Training;
  • Male/Female & Supra Pubic Catheterisation;
  • Management of Central Venous Access Devices;
  • Peripheral IV Cannulation;
  • Physiological Observations and NEWS2;
  • Roles and Responsibilities in the Administration of Insulin;
  • Venepuncture;
  • Venepuncture and Cannulation; and
  • Verification of Expected Death.

To book your place on any of the above, please visit our training and events page.

Please note that whilst all non-clinical training is still suspended at this time, the team are working hard to bring our offer to you in new and innovative ways.

If you have any queries, please contact us:  

We continue to send you our very best wishes, thanks, and absolute appreciation for all your efforts during this crisis. Look after yourself, look after your team. Learn.

The NHS is working hard in its response to Covid-19 – but we know that as this affects all of us, many people will have ideas about things we could try and it can be difficult to find the right place to share these ideas.

Have you seen some positive change or learned some new way of working during this emergency or a previous crisis? Are you a patient managing your own health and access to healthcare who wants to share ideas? Are you a member of staff who can see an opportunity?

We know in North Cumbria when we work together with the community we serve, we get fresh ideas and we’d like to hear from you.

You can submit them by emailing, or via our Contact Us page.

We’ll review every idea we receive, we’ll try and provide feedback, and we’ll try and feed them into our response to this current emergency.

Do you know someone that's gone above and beyond recently? 

Someone that's made Cumbria brighter during this challenging time?                                                     

The Cumberland is celebrating the people in our community who have done something kind that's really made you smile with #100thankyous

It can be a nomination for someone working in health and care, friendly pharmacists, hard-working shop assistants or any keyworker.

You can nominate someone here:


#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2020

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and it’s important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body. A new Covid-19 Wellbeing and Mental Health booklet has been pulled together by Every Life Matters, and contains practical information about things you can do now to look after your mental health and wellbeing, as well as how you can support others:

The North East and North Cumbria’s Suicide Prevention Network website is also now live, covering the whole North East and North Cumbria area. The website will provide resources for people seeking help about suicide and mental wellbeing and for people who work in suicide prevention. It will also include guidance for those who have been bereaved by suicide:

Rapid service changes are happening across our health and care sector in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As an improvement community, Q understands how important it is to capture and synthesise the learning that is being generated, to enable us to make good decisions now and in the future.

This online workshop is part of a series developed by Q. It is designed to support collaborative learning, with interactive sessions and practical support to help capture, evaluate and assess rapid improvements.

The next workshop will:

  • help you to explore and work through some of the key challenges you are currently facing, connecting with colleagues working on similar challenges across the UK and Ireland
  • share tools, approaches and ideas to help improve your learning
  • provide space for participants to discuss their experiences and learn from one another

Join at 13.00 on Friday 29 May 2020

While this workshop is part of a series, you do not need to join every workshop. This opportunity is open to anyone who has learning to share or would like to connect with others to explore some key challenges in quality improvement at this time.

To find out more and to book, please visit the Q website.