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Our network events are generally aimed at staff working in both community and inpatient settings, are applicable to a range of professions (including medicine), and may also be suitable for professionals in the voluntary sector. Royal College of Physician CPD accreditation will be sought for events of particular relevance to doctors.

Professionals employed by private companies may be able to access our face to face events with the following caveats:

  • If the event is free then a charge will be levied. This will be used to support future events
  • If places are limited then priority will be given to NHS, public sector or voluntary sector staff

You can sign up to our mailing list to receive regular bulletins about training and other updates. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel where we host our online videos and you can download the presentations from many of the events here.

1. Foundation and introductory level programmes

We have relaunched face to face events which will rotate round different Trusts in Greater Manchester, with at least four planned per year. The day is aimed at new starters, those new to stroke care or staff needing a refresher. The content reflects our local care pathways and has been agreed regionally so is not organisation specific. It is aimed at inpatient services but is also applicable to local community or voluntary sector staff. Topics are delivered by local experts and include: stroke overview, pre-hospital care; A&E assessment; hyper acute care; MDT working; psychology; secondary prevention and life after stroke.

Introductory Level Stroke Study Day – 22nd February 24 – Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building, Salford Royal

Later 2024 dates and venues to be confirmed

2. Experienced/advanced level

Our masterclasses are now generally delivered as webinars via MS Teams although some are now face to face. Hyperlinked events are open for bookings.


Cultural awareness within neurorehabilitation webinar- 13th December 23



TOMS – February 24 (date to be confirmed)

Network Annual Conference – 20th March 24 (face to face and livestream)

Complex patient case study with multiple co morbidities – March 24 (date to be confirmed)

Advanced spasticity – April 24 (date to be confirmed)

Lower limb & balance – June 24 (dates to be confirmed)

Other events

South Yorkshire ISDN online training series 2023


You can access our extensive archive on our YouTube Channel, with our freely available webinars on a playlist here. You can download many of the presentations from the events here

The following online training resources can only be accessed by emailing



Advanced Vestibular Training – 18th May 23

ACT Training  (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) – 26th & 27th April 23

Introduction to Vestibular Training – 8th March 23

Mental Capacity Training – 23rd June 23 – Please register here to access this training



Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour Training – Sep 22

Introduction to Managing Challenging Behaviours in the Community – Jul 22

An Introduction to Managing Functional Neurological Disorder – Mar 22

Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation – Jan 22


Pathophysiology of Spasticity – Sep 21

The Management of PFO closure – Aug 21

Spasticity Neurosurgical Interventions – Jul 21

Posture & Positioning and Splinting & Orthotics  – Jul 21

Supporting Capacity Assessment – Jun 21

Weight Management – Jun 21

Early Surgical Management – May 21

Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness – May 21

Pharmacology & Role of the Non-Medical Injector – Apr 21

Advanced Decisions in Care and Lasting Power of Attorney – Apr 21

Facial Palsy and Services in Greater Manchester – Mar 21

Introduction to Spasticity Jan 21


Assessing and Managing the Risk of Suicide in Community Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation – Dec 20

Dysphagia Rehabilitation – Nov 20

ACE Centre – Nov 20

Above Cuff Vocalisation – Nov 20

Supporting people with aphasia during the pandemic – Speakeasy – Nov 20

Euphonia Project and Voice Banking – Oct 20

Stroke associated pneumonia: diagnosis, treatment and prevention – Oct 20