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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 Stroke Study Day – 28th June  – Fairfield General

Introductory Stroke Study Day – September (date to be confirmed) – Wrightington Hospital, Wigan

Introductory Stroke Study Day – November (date to be confirmed) – Trafford General

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.


Advanced spasticity – 24th & 25th April

Catalyst Stockport visual rehabilitation pathway training and launch – April or May (date to be confirmed)

Webinar -Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure in GM- 7th June

The North West Neuro and Stroke Psychology Workshop – 26th June

UKABIF and GMNISDN Webinar –  Improving outcomes in people with neurological conditions experiencing homelessness – 26th June

Stroke Ed Balance Workshop  24th & 25th September

Stroke Ed Lower Limb Workshop- 27th – 29th September

Unconscious bias workshop – October  (date to be confirmed)

Sensory Rehabilitation –  November (date to be confirmed)


OCE Postural Seating Training – 14th-17th February

GMNISDN Annual Conference – 26th March

Other Courses

Stroke-related Visual Impairment in Clinical Practice – For Stroke Team Clinicians  9th April 24

Stroke-related Visual Impairment in Clinical Practice – For Orthoptists  10th April 24

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


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

Advanced level MSK shoulder seminar – Jan 24


Cultural awareness within neurorehabilitation webinar- Dec 23

Mental Capacity Training – Jun 23

Advanced Vestibular Training – May 23

ACT Training  (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) – Apr 23

Introduction to Vestibular Training – Mar 23


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