The NHS Kent, Surrey and Sussex Leadership Collaborative have opened registration for the their Leading for Quality – Developing the leaders of better patient care (L4Q) programme.

Who is the programme for and how to apply:

L4Q is aimed at people who are in or thinking about, their first leadership or team management position. You may be from a clinical or non-clinical background. Your work could be in a commissioning setting, in clinical/care service provision, or support services.

You must be able to attend all modules, be committed to applying your learning to a practical quality improvement issue in your workplace, and have the support of your line manager. (You do not need a degree to access this programme).

We would particularly welcome applications from those involved in implementing the Patient Safety Collaborative priority workstreams.

Further information of modules and training dates on this leaflet: BSMS L4Q Flyer 5

All sessions will be held at a central location near Gatwick Airport.
Optional overnight accommodation is available.
To apply please visit

There are spaces available on several Child Safeguarding Courses throughout March. Please see below and cascade as relevant to anyone on your teams who may be interested.

Self-Harm: Introduction

Half Day Level 2 Course; Wednesday 4 March 2015. 9.30am-1pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm
Hilton Hotel – Maidstone, Bearsted Road, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent

Introduction to Childhood Neglect
Half Day Level 2 Course; Monday 16 March 2015. 1.30pm-4.30pm
SELT Leadership Centre, 1 & 2 Conqueror Court, Velum Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent

Sexual Abuse – How to Identify the Signs and Understand the Issues
Half Day Level 2 Course; Wednesday 18 March 2015. 9.30am-1pm
Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel, 8 Tonbridge Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Child Protection for Designated Staff
Half Day Level 3 Course; Thursday 19 March 2015. 9.30am-1pm
SELT Leadership Centre, 1 & 2 Conqueror Court, Velum Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent

CAADA Young People in Abusive Relationships: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
Half Day Level 2 Course; Wednesday 25 March 2015. 9.30am-1pm
CXK Limited – The Old Court, The Old Court, Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent

Child Protection: Basic Awareness
Half Day Level 2 Course; Tuesday 31 March 2015. 9.30am-1pm
Hilton Hotel – Maidstone, Bearsted Road, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent

Please also see these flyers relating to self-harm training and ‘The Toxic Trio’.

All courses can be booked directly on CPD online.
Further details of these and other KSCB courses can be found in the KSCB Training Brochure at :

Specialist Practitioner Forum
Tuesday 24 February
2 – 4-30pm, Harvey Hall (Post Grad) at Kent and Canterbury Hospital

The Forum is open to all Specialist Practitioners and we have Andy Barker, Director of IT, coming to share a little about the IT Strategy and how our IT systems encourage and enable us to deliver person centred, safe and effective care.

Congratulations to staff at William Harvey who recently undertook trauma training. With  TILS as the basic minimum standard required, after an intensive period of training 90% of all registered and non-registered nursing staff are now trained on the WHH site. Staff who haven’t managed to undertake training will do so later in the year. It is planned that the training will be repeated at QE2M site.

The University of Kent are running a series of one-day courses in research training. For staff with limited/no access to other sources of funding (e.g. junior/senior medical study leave) the R&D department will fund registration fees and reasonable excess (from usual base) travel/parking costs on a first-come first-served basis. Applications for financial support should take the form of a covering letter or email to

Details of the courses can be found here.

If you require patient controlled analgesia (PCA) & epidural training on the new bodyguard infusion pumps please book the 3 hour theory & practical training sessions for 2015.

QEQM – all sessions at the Anaesthetic training room (near ITU) please email for dates and to book a place. Next session is on Monday 2nd March -10.30 am -1.30 pm.

KCH- all sessions at ITU training room please email for dates and to book. Next session is on  Monday 16th Febuary-9.30am-12.30 pm.

WHH- all sessions at Estates Meeting Room please email for dates and to book. Next session is on Monday March 16th 9.30am-12.30pm.

This one day meeting is intended for any healthcare professional interested in updating their knowledge of Paediatric and Neonatal Nutrition.

Tuesday 23 June 2015, 9am to 4.30pm
Harvey Hall, Post Graduate Centre, K&C

Lunch & refreshments will be provided.

To confirm your attendance and any specific dietary requirements, please email or telephone 01227 766877 ext. 722-2529

These sessions are a one-hour update to include ‘Sepsis Seven’ and revised care pathway. No need to book, just turn up!

The sessions will be presented by Elmas Deniz, Critical Care Outreach Sister and Philip Woodrow, Practice Development Nurse, Critical Care

Monday 2 March at QEQM, IT Training Room (near Rainbow Ward).
11.30 – 12.30
12.45 – 13.45
14.00 – 15.00

The Sepsis Screening Tool and the Sepsis Seven proformas are available on Sharepoint