A big change is coming to Patient Centre during Spring 2015 when the Trust will be implementing an upgrade making the system 18-week compliant.  This upgrade will improve and simplify the tracking of our 18-week pathways for our patients.

Mandatory Pathway Awareness Training Sessions will be held at each site as follows.  Please print and display this notice prominently within your department, and advise Mark Ashley, Patient Access Governance Manager which session you will attend as soon as possible. 


Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Monday 19 Jan 2015 ,09.30, 14.00 & 15.00, Lecture Theatre, Harvey Hall
Friday 30 Jan 2015, 09.30, 14.30 & 15.30, Radiology Seminar Room
Monday 2 Feb 2015, 09.30, 14.30 & 15.30, Radiology Seminar Room

William Harvey Hospital
Wednesday 21 Jan 2015
, 09.30, 14.30 & 15.30, Lecture Theatre
Thursday 29 Jan 2015, 09.30, 14.30 & 15.30, Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 3 Feb 2015, 09.30, 14.30 & 15.30, Lecture Theatre

QEQM Hospital
Friday 23 Jan 2015
, 09.30, 14.00 & 15.00, Pfizer Meeting Room
Monday 26 Jan 2015, 09.30, QEQM Boardroom
Tuesday 27 Jan 2015, 09.30 & 11.00, QEQM Boardroom
Thursday 5 Feb 2015, 10.30, Pfizer Meeting Room
Thursday 5 Feb 2015, 13.00 & 14.00, Pfizer Meeting Room

Book your 18 week pathway awareness training as soon as possible to secure your preferred session. If you are unsure whether this affects you, please ask your manager/ward manager.

The Resuscitation Service will be running two more Emergency First Aid at Work 1- day courses. This course is suitable for those areas designated as low to medium risk. Places cost £52 each.

Where:  Devon House (near QEQM )
When: Wednesday 18 February 2015

Where:  Conference Room, Education Centre, WHH.
When: Friday 13 March 2015

A full 3.5 day First Aid at Work course suitable for those working in medium to high risk areas will be available in July. Cost to be confirmed.

When: Monday 13 to Thursday 16 July 2015

For further information or to book a place please email

English Skills Plus

An opportunity open to all staff wishing to improve their English Skills. This 11-week course, consisting of 1 x 3 hourly sessions, is being offered on site at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital in partnership with Kent Adult Education, Skills Plus.

English for Health Service Employees (ESOL)

An opportunity open to all staff where English is a second language, offers a chance to learn in the workplace with tuition that can be tailored to the individual. Those participating will produce a portfolio of written evidence, practice English grammar; reflective writing and role play different case scenarios. As well as building confidence communicating with staff and patients, the course can help towards preparing for further study for example Canterbury Christ Church University CPD programmes. Click here to apply.

Study Skills

This course is open to all staff, but designed especially for NHS staff  at Kent & Canterbury Hospital (EKHUNHSFT). Offering a chance to learn in the workplace with tuition that can be tailored to the individual.  Learning how to structure academic writing, improve grammar skills, effective reading, research and how to reference accurately, as well as building confidence, the course is intended to prepare staff for further study towards NVQs, QCFs, Foundation Degrees either at further or higher education (for example Canterbury Christ Church University CPD programmes). Click here to apply.

If you would like further information about Lifelong Learning please telephone 01227 766877 ext 73632 or mob 07786 332252.

One Day Awareness is a Foundation Course pitched at Level 3 and is for all qualified staff who come in contact with children three or more times per weekContent includes Vulnerable Indicators for Families, Types of Abuse, Signs and Symptoms of Abuse and the Referral Process. This course must be completed prior to attending any other Child Protection Training at this level.  

For all Trust employees who do not come into contact with any patients (i.e. backroom staff) please complete your training via elearning Level 1.

Annual updates at this level can be achieved in various ways including elearning Level 2 or any training provided by the KSCB (Kent Safeguarding Children Board - This requires external registration and a certificate of attendance must be sent to the Child Protection Team at BHD for recording purposes.

To book your place please contact

If further guidance regarding training is required then please do not hesitate to call the Safeguarding Children Team x 721-2592 to help identify your particular needs.

Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Post Grad Centre, Seminar Room (upstairs)
Monday 20th April, 9.30 – 4.30

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Clinical Skills Room
Wednesday 14th January, 9.30 – 4.30

William Harvey Hospital, Post Graduate Centre, Conference Room
Monday 23rd March, 9.30 – 4.30
Friday 22nd May, 9.30 – 4.30

On Thursday 29 January 2015 three one hour Sepsis Drop-in sessions will be taking place at Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Presented by Elmas Deniz, Critical Care Outreach Sister and Philip Woodrow, Practice Development Nurse, Critical Care, the one-hour updates will include the Sepsis Screen Tool and the ‘Sepsis Seven’ Care Pathway.

There is no need to book for this event.

ITU Training Room (off link corridor between Kent Ward and Pharmacy, near Opthalmology & Pathology), Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Time & date:
29 January 2015
12.45 – 13.45
14.00 – 15.00

MGarrett210115poster (1)The Kent Cancer Trust  is holding a lecture on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 7pm in The Michael Berry Lecture Theatre (og46) in the Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury.

The lecture, presented by Professor Michelle Garrett, Professor of Cancer Therapeutics at the University of Kent, will cover cancer research and treatment, past, present and future.

Doors open at 6.30pm

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A Trauma Care Forum is taking place across three locations on 20 January 2015 to discuss best practice in trauma management and review recent interesting cases in EKHUFT. It is open to all grades of NHS staff, particularly those who attend patients pre-hospital, at trauma calls or for repatriated cases.

When: 20 January 2015 16.30 – 18.00

Lecture Theatre, WHH
Discharge Lounge, QEQM
Executive Meeting Room, K&C

Dyslexia Workshop – 5 February 2015 in the Board Room at K&C – 11.30 to 12.30

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014 took place in November. During the week Bruce Campion Smith facilitated two workshops which explored dyslexia in the workplace and related legal obligations and responsibilities. Due to the positive feedback and requests from managers for these sessions, the HR Learning and Development team have organised a larger event to be held at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people.  So there is probably someone with dyslexia in your team, if not several!

However, lots of people don’t understand what it is. Hopefully, after attending our workshop you won’t be one of them!

A workshop for managers

Dyslexia in the workplace – Are you discriminating without actually knowing it? Find out about the legal issues and how to recognise dyslexia and support your staff.
All bookings to be made through