Continuing professional development

We are committed to ensuring staff can access a diverse range of learning and leadership opportunities to enable Continuing professional development (CPD).

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We are proud of our staff

We want you to be the best you can be and are committed to ensuring every member of staff can liberate their potential through high quality education and training.

As an outstanding organisation we continuously invest in developing our workforce and our staff already benefit from a wide range of learning opportunities.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is something that every member of our staff, at every level, can access at any time.

What is CPD?

Keeping your knowledge, competence and skills up to date is really important for both personal and professional development. CPD is the best and easiest way to do this.

Funding is already available through a range of sources such as your department’s training budget and this is used to fund training you already access.

What can I use it for?

CPD funding helps you to develop yourself in a number of ways. Do you want to:

  • Learn a new skill or competence
  • Progress into a new role
  • Gain a qualification or accreditation
  • Attend study days, events or conferences

 CPD funding can help you achieve these goals and more.

How do I work out what I need?

Your annual appraisal is the perfect time to discuss how you can develop yourself further. Or, you can arrange to have a career conversation at any time.

You and your manager can agree aims and objectives through your Personal Development Plan (PDP) including how to make CPD work for you.

Many of our staff benefit from going on conferences, study days or webinars.

You may develop a new interest or see a course advertised you’d like to explore.


You may also find our CPD FAQs helpful.

Q&A Sessions

We are also holding regular Q&A sessions via MS Teams giving you the opportunity to speak to members of the Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy. The next sessions can be found on the intranet or here:

Wednesday 18 May3:30pm
Friday 27 May 10:00am

How to join

Click here for the Microsoft Link for all sessions

Get in touch

To find out more about the opportunities available to you please contact the Study Leave team:


Telephone: 0191 2825509

Additional CPD funding for every nurse, midwife and AHPs

Did you know that every nurse, midwife and allied health professional can currently access an additional £1,000 from the Department of Health?

In 2020, the Chief Nursing Officer for England – Ruth May – announced significant investment in CPD for every registered nurse, midwife, nursing associate and allied health professional (NMAHP).

This means that every NMAHP in our organisation can apply for the equivalent of £1,000 worth of professional development up until the end of March 2023.

This new CPD funding can be used either all in one go or split up over a number of months and can be used on top of the wide range of learning opportunities investment already available via our Workforce and Development Department.

Who can access this CPD?

  • Registered nurses and midwives
  • Nursing associates
  • Allied Health Professionals, ie.

– Dieticians
– Occupational therapists
– Operating department practitioner
– Orthoptists
– Orthotists and prosthetists
– Physiotherapists
– Podiatrists
– Radiographers – diagnostic and therapeutic
– Speech and language therapists

How can I apply?

To apply for this funding you will need to complete the latest study leave application form and select YES to CPD funded – this funding is for course fees only.

Newcastle Hospitals Study Leave Application Form (473.19kB)

Further information

If you would like to find out more about applying for CPD funding, please contact the Newcastle Clinical Skills Academy team:

email or

Telephone: 0191 2824710


You may also find our frequently asked questions helpful.

What if I am not a nurse, midwife or allied health professional?

This CPD funding enables us to invest in NMAHP staff development, however non-NMAHP staff will also continue to be supported through existing funding sources.

To find out more about the opportunities available to you please contact the Study Leave team:


Telephone: 0191 2825509