​​​​​​Nurse training

We primarily fund training with the following providers:
Sometimes, courses from other providers may also be funded.

How to apply
I. Look at the training spreadsheet below which lists all available courses, locations, dates etc
2. Once you have chosen a course, complete the funding request form and email to lead nurse team
3. If funding agreed, you will be informed via email and you can then apply using the link on the spreadsheet. When applying please copy the Nurse Leads in email correspondence.

Nurse training requests - email to Louise Ashwood at louise.ashwood@nhs.net
HCA training requests  - email to Paula Marsden at paulamarsden@nhs.net

We meet to consider funding requests every 6 weeks and try to ensure equity of funding across the borough. 

Lead nurse meeting dates 2018

  • January 10th
  • February 22nd
  • April 4th
  • May 17th
  • June 27th
  • September 5th
  • October17th
  • November 29th

Mandatory training

Area Frequency How
Imms and anaphylaxisAnnualNurse Leads organise
Flu AnnualNurse Leads organise
CytologyThree yearly

PHE screening for 3 yearly update

Cervical sample taker update training: e-learning launch

Basic life support AnnualIn your practice
Child protectionThree yearlyCCG website
Smoking cessation AnnualCCG website
Adult safeguarding Three yearlyCCG website
Infection control Three yearlyCCG website
Mentoring AnnualVia GSTT - Annie facilitates

Training courses

Non-medical prescribing

Lambeth has a number of nurse and pharmacist prescribers.  If you wish to become a prescriber then we fund a few places a year at either KCL or LSBU.

We offer prescribing supervision as good practice 4 times a year.  All NMPs are invited to attend and we discuss prescribing issues and guidelines together.

We offer an annual prescribing update. This is organised by Paula Marsden.

Dates for 2017:

  • Tuesday 20 June              Prescribing supervision    Binfield Road Surgery 1-3pm
  • Thursday 21 September   Annual Non medical prescribing update  Akerman Health Centre all day  
  • https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/non-medical-prescribing-update-tickets-37010885555

Nurse Practitioners

We have a few NPs in Lambeth.  You can apply to train either at KCL or LSBU. For the past 2 years we have received funding for masters level training from Health Education England

We offer NP study days once a year – requests for topics to be covered can be sent to Paula Marsden.

Dates for 2017
  • Wednesday 15 November  Annual Nurse Practitioner Update Akerman Health Centre all day - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nurse-practitioner-annual-update-tickets-37011016948

Mental Health Training

We have offered this 2 half day training in Lambeth over the last 4 years. It has proved to be very popular. It is suitable for all level of nurses and HCAs. (Course content is adapted to suit). Past attendees have found it invaluable when looking after the physical health of clients with mental health problems.

The sessions are run by a very experienced RMN.

Modules include:

  • Mental health awareness
  • Assessing mental health state
  • Medication side effect observation and management
  • Administering depot medication
  • Physical health in mental health
  • Discharge process and mental health care pathways

Dates for 2017

  • Day 1: Thursday 25 May Akerman 12.30-4pm
  • Day 2: Tuesday 6 June Akerman 12.30-4pm

Immunisation Training and Resources

NHS Lambeth CCG in partnership with NHS Southwark CCG holds immunisation updates twice a year. These sessions include anaphylaxis. An annual flu launch is also held in September each year.

  • Imms update will be held on Thursday 12th October 9.30-12.30 - venue to be confirmed. Eventbrite to follow

The latest Childhood Immunisation Update is available here.

The national flu immunisation programme for 2016/17 is available here.


Useful resources:​


All nurses must have a Cervical Smear Takers number. Please register at http://loncstd.england.nhs.uk/  to obtain your number. Please adhere to guidelines below on sample handling: labelling, time to lab and expired LBC pots.  Please check Open Exeter to avoid out of programme smears


Lambeth CCG will support cytology training at one of the universities that we place money with. However there are other training centres available although these may have to be self-funded.

Cervical Sample Training Providers v2.pdf