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How we train and develop our staff

All staff working for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust have access to a comprehensive programme of training courses and learning opportunities.

Early Bird Pregnancy Pilot

These are available to all staff, of all grades and roles and includes a detailed list of training courses delivered internally and also by accessing externally delivered courses.

Teams in Learning and Development

We have a number of teams in learning and development who will happily discuss learning opportunities open to you.

All of the training and learning we manage is available in our "Lifelong Learning Directory" that is reviewed and published on an annual basis.


Our teams are:

  • The Medical Education team - responsible for managing and delivering all undergraduate and post graduate medical education in the Trust
  • The Vocational Training Team - responsible for managing and delivering all vocational and apprenticeship based training
  • The Information Technology and Information Training  (IM&T) Team - responsible for delivery of IM&T training including clinical information system training and an extensive range of computer based learning packages ("E-learning")
  • The Training Administration Team - responsible for adminstering all training delivery, including room management,  course booking, registration, certification and reporting
  • The Library Team - responsible for maintaining and developing our Trust library facilities, available as  library facilities on our  three major sites, and also an extensive range of virtual resources

How do we deliver training?

In many different ways! Our "blended learning approach" includes:

  • Classroom delivered learning
  • Experiential learning portfolios
  • E-learning
  • Self directed study
  • Externally delivered courses
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching

Page last updated on 10 November 2010