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! 

This free course is open to Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust staff, Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust staff, North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust staff and Hospice staff. This is your chance to find out what CBT is all about and acquire skills relevant to everyday practice! For further information, please refer to the application form (available to download below).


Please note that also on offer is a further 6 day training course: Intermediate CBT Skills for Cancer, Palliative Care and Long Term Conditions. Applications for the 6 day training are still accepted if you have booked a place on this taster day. 

This 6 day course is based on the national Marie Curie and MacMillan programme. It teaches practical and applicable CBT skills (intermediate, level 2-3) to staff caring for patients with cancer and advanced disease and their families. It has proved to be highly beneficial to past attendees in enhancing their skills and confidence for applying CBT principles.

Feedback from the 48 practitioners in Cumbria who have completed the course has been very positive, increasing their skills, confidence and improving the outcomes of interventions with complex patients. Managers of these staff have also reported positive outcomes for the service and staff skills.

For further information about the 6 day course, or to apply, please refer to the relevant document (available to download below).



In 2014, CLIC supported a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) of all Cumbria primary care staff working in general practice, as required by the CCG ‘Local Incentive Scheme’ (LIS).  This included co-ordinating the process and inputting all the data from completed forms which were returned during May 2014.

In total, returns were received for 122 GPs, 112 practice nurses/ specialist nurses, 395 admin and clerical staff, 63 health care assistants and 56 practice managers.  

The CCG Primary Care Development Leads and their teams will be using the information from the TNA returns as a basis for discussions with primary care staff at locality and practice level to understand the training needs for 2015-16.  The information will also support decision making and planning for future PLTs and prioritising training events.

We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation with this process.  We received many helpful comments and suggestions, such as having an electronic questionnaire, which will help us to improve the process in the future.  Ultimately it is hoped that this exercise will provide an improved Cumbria wide approach to training needs requirements and a systematic approach to delivering workforce training and development. 




Cumbria-Wide Training Needs Assessment


Allerdale Training Needs Assessment


Carlisle Training Needs Assessment


Copeland Training Needs Assessment


Eden Training Needs Assessment


Furness Training Needs Assessment


South Lakeland Training Needs Assessment

…To provide high quality clinical skills training to qualified nurses working in Primary Care, the independent sector, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUHT) at all grades. This new initiative from Cumbria Learning Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) has received funding from Health Education North West for this short term project. We are looking for enthusiastic, committed Clinical Practice Nurse Educators with a passion for working with and providing the best care possible for adults in Cumbria.


The posts (please click the following links to be directed to NHS Jobs):


The posts will be hosted by CLIC (NHS Cumbria CCG) and offers full time employment working Monday to Friday for 6 – 9 months. As part of this exciting project you will have the opportunity to work with University of Cumbria, as you will hold an honorary contract with the University for the duration of the project. 


Closing date: 22nd December 2014

Interview date: 9th January 2015