A new 'dementia emergency' app and website have been developed by Dignity in Dementia, a local social enterprise, in partnership with the Creative Team at Kendal College and funded by Skills for Care's Workforce Development Innovation Fund.

These are aimed at a wide range of individuals who are likely to come into contact with people with dementia, including family, carers and emergency services workers.

It includes general advice on how to approach someone with mid to later stage dementia who is anxious or upset and guidance on dealing with specific situations, such as if a person with dementia goes missing or if they believe that some of their property has been stolen.

You can access the resources via the links below:

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in conjunction with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support, are offering 2 introductory taster days on the mind-body link and CBT concepts and skills.  If you are a Band 4 or above in Cumbria and work in a clinical role with patients who have cancer or other long term conditions (such as Heart Failure, Diabetes or COPD) or are involved with palliative care then this course could be for you!  

1 day taster day dates:  7 June 2016 (Penrith) and 5 July 2016 (Kendal)


In addition, they are also offering a further 6 day intermediate training course (£100 fee) for people who have attended one of these taster days.

6 day course start date: 27 September 2016 (venue TBC)


More information and application forms can be found below:


Alternatively, please contact Brenda Connolly or Kay Bilsland via email (brenda.connolly@cumbria.nhs.uk or kay.bilsland@cumbria.nhs.uk) for informal enquiries and further information, or Janette Wilton (janette.wilton2@cumbria.nhs.uk) to book a place.

If you have recently attended a CLIC Clinical Skills Workshop, we would appreciate it if you would complete an online survey. 

The aim of this survey is to gather representative data on the impacts that the programme has had on your day-to-day practice following your participation on the programme. This will be used, in conjunction with other data, to form an overall programme evaluation compiled by the University of Cumbria Health and Social Care Evaluation team (HASCE).

Your participation in the survey is very much appreciated, and your input will contribute to the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in your local area.

Please click this link to be directed straight to the relevant webpage

Are you interested in nurse education, or in gaining more teaching experience?

Are you ready for your next career step?

If so, then we have a great opportunity for you!

Our Clinical Skills Programme, funded by Health Education North West, is now entering Phase 2 and we are looking for:

These roles will involve providing high quality clinical skills training and support to Health and Care Support Workers working in Primary Care, the independent sector, Cumbria Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, and acute sectors across Cumbria.

The post will be hosted by CLIC and offers employment either on a secondment or a fixed term basis for a period of 9 months, working Monday to Friday.

Secondments from all health organisations, including GP practices, Cumbria County Council and University of Cumbria are welcomed.  Please ensure you have discussed this opportunity with your manager before applying. 

In return, you will have access to all CLIC resources, improvement and learning opportunities and be supported with your personal and professional development.  You will have individual support and supervision in your role by senior leads in the project.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss in more detail, please contact:

  • Toni Hall, Education and Learning Manager, CPFT/ CLIC Programme Manager - BB: 07771 701079
  • Suzanne Beaty, Team Lead Clinical Skills Programme - BB: 07761 938471

Please apply via NHS Jobs.

Closing date:  11 March 2016.

Interview date:  17/ 18 March 2016.