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Continuing professional development

Continuous professional development (CPD) helps AHPs to ensure that they are providing safe and effective care for patients and service-users. There are increasing pressures on CPD funding for NHS staff, this page provides information on ways to access CPD funding in the North West, as well as links to relevant post-graduate training opportunities.

Each Trust receives a cash allocation to be used to support CPD for AHPs. Decisions on how this money is spent are made by the individual organisation to enable them to meet organisational priorities. For further information, speak to your Chief AHP, AHP lead or Trust Education and Training Lead.

There are a number of other non-NHS funding routes for training and education, including:

Useful information on funding for postgraduate study from the UK government and from Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

There are a number of bursaries and fee-free opportunities in leadership development, quality improvement and service transformation, including: 

Many of these schemes run yearly cohorts so you may need to make a note of next year's recruitment period.