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Find details of the latest training opportunities released for HSE staff

Published: 21 September 2020

Leadership and Management Development

Leadership and Management Development

Click here for the Corporate Induction application form

Date & Time:  29th November, 2nd December, 21st December, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Completed application forms should be sent to: or phone 091 775581

A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the training.

This Programme aims to provide Corporate Induction to the HSE for all new staff and staff who are moving roles within the HSE. It is in addition to the completion of the I-Start Hub and the departmental and site induction.

On completion of this Programme participants will have an understanding of the following:
• Where their role sits in the HSE
• What the HSE expects of them
• What the HSE can offer them
• Key resources for all staff to access as employees of the HSE

The Programme is aimed at all new staff and staff who are moving roles within the HSE.

Delivering Change in Health Services

CPD Certificate Programme -Delivering Change in Health Services

CPD Certificate Programme – Delivering Change in Health Services (12 CPD Points)

Additional submission date – 1 December – now open in response to the unprecedented change initiatives being progressed within services currently. Your application can be submitted to

Do you need to complete your CPD requirements before year end?

Organisation Development – Change and Innovation has developed a new CPD Certificate Programme (12points) – Delivering Change in Health Services.

• Have you completed the 70 minute eLearning Programme on HSeLanD?
• Have you identified a ‘change challenge’ and used the Change Guide resources and templates to make a change?
• If so, then complete the Learning Review Template and receive your certificate and 12 CPD points accredited by RCSI.

Additional submission date of 1st December 2021 has now been added.

Following verification your CPD Certificate will be issued to you by RCSI Graduate School of Healthcare Management/HSE Organisation Development and Change. Please contact us at 046 9251466 if you have any questions on the process.

Full information on the CPD Certificate Programme is contained here.

The CPD Certificate - Delivering Change in Health Services is available to all healthcare personnel who wish to develop as change leaders and to lead their teams to introduce innovative practices to deliver better outcomes for service users. It welcomes everyone in health and social care including community and voluntary sectors - nurses and midwives, medical staff, health and social care professionals, business/administrative professionals, leaders and managers, frontline staff and academic faculties. This programme supports professional development within the organisation. It will also be of interest to change and improvement practitioners and will complement the people approaches for all who currently practice quality improvement, project approaches.

Watch this short clip to learn more about the CPD programme.

Change Guide in Action

Date & Time: Wednesday 8 December, 11.00am - 1.00pm

To register, email with the subject line 'Registration for the Change Guide in Action'.

Please note there are limited places so early registration is advised.

New HSE course - lively interactive workshop on the Change Guide in Action, featuring your Health and Social Care colleagues shared experiences of delivering effective and sustainable change. This evidence based approach puts ‘People and Culture’ at the ‘Centre of the Change’.

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Participants review shared experiences from staff who used the Change Guide to support people and culture change co-design.
  2. Focus is on an examination of the Change Guide in action and the application of the core concepts, tools and templates to a specific shared experience.
  3. Signpost other resources about the Change Guide.

Contact: Organisation Development and Change, Change and Innovation, Healthcare Strategy, Kells. Co Meath.

0871444809 or 046 925 1461

Click here for more information

New “Drop in” Change Clinic

Date & Time: Wednesday 8 December, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

To register for the NEW “Drop in” Change Clinic:

  • Email with subject line: Drop in Clinic to register.
  • We will send you a short questionnaire to enable the OD practitioners to better understand your service and your specific change challenge.
  • When we receive the completed questionnaire, we will confirm your place.

Please note there are limited places so early registration is advised.

Have you a specific ‘change challenge’ you would like some peer support with?

  • The Change Clinic is facilitated by experienced HSE Organisation Development Practitioners, Change and Innovation Team, Kells. Co Meath.
  • The number of participants in the Change Clinic will be limited so there will be time to explore your specific change challenge with peers.
  • People’s Needs Defining Change- Health Services Change Guide informs our practitioners’ practice.
  • It is the essential guide to change, mapping out a step-by-step approach and also assisting you to address the ‘messiness of change’.
  • The Change Guide researched in the context of Ireland is evidence-based. It is the policy framework and agreed approach to change signed off by HSE Leadership and co-sponsored and agreed with the Trade Unions.
  • The registration questions focus on your service and a live change challenge.

Microsoft Teams

MS Teams Training

Click here to join the training on Thursday 9th December at 12pm

Click here to join the training on Thursday 16th December at 12pm 

New to MS Teams? Need a refresher? Live MS Teams training sessions are held on the dates below for HSE staff. Each session lasts 30 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q+A. There is no need to register for a session – simply ‘turn up’ to training by clicking on the meeting link 5 minutes before the scheduled training session. More information and resources on MS Teams are available here.

For technical queries, please contact the Service Desk on 0818 300 300.
For training queries, contact Rosaleen Quinlan on 087 2957198 or

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination Training

Click here to access COVID-19 Vaccination Training 

The COVID-19 Vaccination Training has been updated to include important information on Consent for vaccination against COVID-19 for 12-15-year-olds. It is designed to support vaccinators who are already trained and competent in immunisation practice.

Vaccines Questions Podcast

Click here to access the Vaccines Questions Podcast

The Royal Irish Academy and Health Research Board have teamed up to bring you Vaccine Questions, an 8 part podcast series on vaccines and vaccination featuring experts and scientists from around Ireland. In each episode, science journalist Dick Ahlstrom chats with experts from public health, immunology, virology, statistics, bioethics to behavioural science about how science is helping us to tackle the spread of COVID19. By asking these experts your questions on vaccines and vaccination the podcast aims to provide the public with a reliable and trustworthy source of information.

Health Protection and Infection Prevention and Control

The Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) eLearning modules

Click here to access The Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) eLearning modules

Date: Available now, each course will take between 20 – 40 minutes

These will support all health and social care staff in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Antimicrobial Prescribing, Management and Stewardship in line with the 2020 HSE Interim Guidance on Infection Prevention and Control

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection & Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

Click here to apply for Postgraduate Certificate in Health Protection & Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control 

Date: Courses run from September to April

For further information, contact the Course Director, Dr Maura Smiddy at

 Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

Email to register for Presentation Skills training

Date:  25th November, 15th December

Communicating ideas effectively to your audience is the key to any successful presentation. This practical Presentation Skills programme not only provides the tools and information to help you do this, but also allows you to put these new skills into practice.

This half-day programme will support you to:

• Prepare your presentations more effectively
• Build confidence and professionalism
• Manage nerves
• Engage your audience by mastering the art of presence (Voice/Body language)
• Connecting with your audience

Managing your Time Effectively

Email to register for Managing you Time Effectively training

Date: 8th December

To provide staff with the opportunity to explore how they are using their time and how they could plan their work more effectively.

Upon completion of this half-day workshop, participants will have developed their understanding of:

• What is time?
• Types of time
• Prioritisation of work tasks
• Dealing with time wasters and time stealers
• Time management and stress
• Personal action planning

Digital in Healthcare

Masters in Digital Health Transformation

Click here to register for Masters in Digital Health Transformation

Date & Time: Orientation, December 11th 2021, 11.00am to 4.00pm

• The Closing date for applications is Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 5:00PM. 
• This programme will run over 18 months.

Taught modules are delivered over two semesters. In addition, participants undertake a substantial digital health transformation project, the duration of which extends just over a year.

Contact: Course Director, Annette McElligott (, Tel: +353-(0)61-202724

Introduction to Digital Health Training

To access the Introduction to Digital Health Training course log in to HSeLanD and search for 'Introduction to Digital Health Training'

Date: Available now, duration 40 minutes

This new course from the HSE Digital Academy will support and educate all staff across the health services on digital transformation. It will give an insight into digital transformation in healthcare, what is needed to make it work, and how digital transformation is changing the way we work to improve our services.

 Health and Wellbeing

Stress Control Programme

Click here to access the Stress Control Programme

Date & Time: Available now

Stress Control is a free programme. It is for anyone over 15 years of age. Stress can have many forms, for example, anxiety, low mood, depression, anger, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, panic, poor sleep and burnout. This programme will guide you on how to manage and control stress through 6 YouTube sessions. Try it out you can also get free access to reading materials for each stress control session and on mindfulness. #StressControlIrl#KeepWell

Minding Your Wellbeing Mental Health Videos

Click here to access minding your wellbeing mental health videos

Date & Time: Available now

Minding Your Wellbeing aims to provide simple tools and guidance to develop and maintain a positive outlook by looking after our mental health and wellbeing

Making Every Contact Count training

Click here for Making Every Contact Count training

Date & Time: Available now 6 x 30-minute e-learning modules on behaviour change, healthy eating, physical activity & smoking and alcohol

Healing Workshops for Teams after Covid-19

Click here to register for Healing Workshops for Teams after Covid-19

Date: Available now

Purpose:The purpose of the person-centred healing workshop is to provide a healing space for teams to reconnect after Covid-19. It is aimed at small teams, managers included, who work together on a day-to-day basis. The workshop uses person-centred processes to enable open, safe communication that values the individuality and experience of each person. It is suitable for all staff members in all services (direct service provision, administration or corporate settings) regardless of seniority or grade.


1. To acknowledge the impact that Covid-19 has had on you and your team
2. To refresh connections between members of the team


An interactive 2.5 hour workshop that uses person-centred processes to explore what teams may need from each other as they reconnect.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Serious Incident Management Team (SIMT) Training Programme

Click here to register for the Serious Incident Management Team (SIMT) Training Programme

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 December - Self-directed learning element followed by attendance at a 2.5 hour virtual classroom hosted on MS Teams

This Training Programme is directed at Senior Accountable Officers, their Management Teams and QPS Staff who require knowledge and understanding of the general principles and elements of incident management particularly as it pertains to the role of the SIMT. The aim of the programme is to support these individuals to effectively execute their role in incident management as part of a SIMT as set out in the Incident Management Framework 2020.

For more information contact:

Quality Improvement

Click here for Level 1 Foundation in Quality Improvement training

Date: Available now, duration: 3 hours

This course will support all staff across the health services, including healthcare students and patient/service user representatives, to develop their quality improvement knowledge and skills to improve the quality and safety of the service they provide to patients and service users. It has been designed to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of quality improvement (QI) in healthcare and to guide learners in identifying the knowledge and skills they need to further their QI learning.

Social Care

Social Care, Working with Children and Families

Tusla’s National Approach to Practice - Signs of Safety, Click here to learn more

Tusla has developed a video for professionals working with children and families on Tusla’s National Approach to Practice - Signs of Safety. It has been developed to support professionals in making referrals or reporting concerns to Tusla. The video will introduce professionals to Signs of Safety, cover the principles and key components of the approach and detail how Signs of Safety is applied at every stage of Tusla’s work with children and families; reporting, assessment and intervention.  Through a true to life case study, the viewer is guided through what they can expect as a referrer when they report a concern, the kind of questions they may be asked and how each stage is linked to safety planning.  

Social Inclusion

Intercultural Awareness eLearning programme

Click here to register for the Intercultural Awareness eLearning programme

Date & Time: Ongoing availability

The Intercultural Awareness eLearning programme supports staff to be aware and respectful of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of people who use our services.

The main aim of this programme is to reduce the potential harm that unconscious bias may cause.

The programme contains three modules and is live on

  1. Inclusive Practices and Intercultural Awareness (30 minutes) will support you to be respectful of the ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of service users, in order to provide an effective, high quality responsive service.

  2. Working with Others (30 minutes) will enhance your ability to provide a culturally sensitive service by using techniques that have been shown to reduce the potential harm that unconscious bias may have on our service users.

  3. Refugees, Protection Applicants and Trauma (45 minutes) will support you to work with refugees and protection applicants so as to improve their health outcomes. It will also help you to recognise trauma reactions and take some steps to avoid triggering or re-traumatising service users.

This Programme was developed by the HSE National Social Inclusion Office and Social Inclusion South East Community Healthcare (SECH) and is an adaptation of the classroom situated-train the trainer Intercultural Health programme. It was developed in line the HSE’s Second National Intercultural Health Strategy 2018-2023.

For queries please contact

Addiction Care

Click here to join Identifying and Responding to Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Practice

Date: Available now, run over 3 weeks, 2 hours per week

Discover new approaches to addiction treatment and recovery and build your knowledge and leadership skills to respond effectively by joining this Addiction Course run by Trinity College. This is a free online course run over 3 weeks, 2 hours per week.

Course overview:

  1. Overview of the approaches to addiction treatment, from detoxification to harm reduction and recovery

  2. The health and wellbeing of the person who uses substances, assessment, screening and brief interventions

  3. Family members and people who use substances from pregnancy to adolescents to grandparents and inter-generational substance use

  4. The practicalities of working in specific services from advising expectant mothers to managing medication misuse among older people and administering naloxone during overdose

  5. Enhancing your service provision, identifying client needs and implementing the Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model in nursing and other services

  6. The role of leadership and the practicalities of implementing a change in policy or practice

Clinical and Nursing and Midwifery Services

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) in General Practice

Click here to access Chronic Disease Management (CDM) in General Practice training

Date: Available now, duration: 1 hour

This training programme is directed at General Practice Nurses, and other members of the Community team supported by the National Clinical Programme leads and Nurse Clinical Leads in the integrated care programmes.

The aim of the CDM programme is to raise awareness of the model of care Chronic disease and the underpinning principles of a population level approach to prevention and management of chronic disease in Ireland is reviewed.

To demonstrate how Chronic Disease Management translates into practice, four patient journeys are threaded throughout the programme. In these patient journeys the practical application of skills, knowledge and communication practices required for delivering CDM in practice is reflect.

NMBI accredited 1.5CEU’s.

Care and Management of a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) for a Child in the Community eLearning

Click here for Care and Management of a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) for a Child in the Community eLearning

Date: Available now, the course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) has launched a set of new eLearning courses. These courses will support healthcare professionals who provide care for a child with a CVAD in the community setting in line with the ONMSD, HSE (2020) Guideline for the Care and Management of a Central Venous Access Device for a Child in the Community. Depending on local guidelines, the eLearning programme may also be suitable for acute health settings.

Patient Care

Click here to access Chronic Respiratory Disease eLearning training

Date: Available now

NCP Respiratory has launched a new eLearning module which is now available on HSEland. The module is called Chronic Respiratory Disease and is located in the clinical skills section. It includes modules on asthma, COPD and inhalers and inhaler technique.

The NCP would like to take this opportunity to thank the many multidisciplinary volunteers across the HSE who helped to develop and design this new module. It is a great resource for Chronic Respiratory Disease.

Click here to access Observing and Responding to Seizures eLearning training

Date: Available now, duration: 40 minutes

The course will be of interest to Health Care Practitioners who work with adults and or children in various healthcare settings. It has been designed to support Practitioners to recognise and respond to a person experiencing a seizure and to escalate seizure management and record the seizure.

Click here to access Lymphoedema: Early detection is key - Session1

Date: Available now on HSELand.

This eLearning programme aims to:

  • Increase awareness / early detection of lymphoedema,

  • Promote early diagnosis and treatment,

  • Identify risk factors,

  • Explain referral pathways; and

  • Signpost patient education resources.

 The aim of this resource is to enable health care professionals to reflect on and develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of patients presenting with lymphedema. This eLearning programme is aimed at Public Health Nurses, Community Registered Nurses, Community HSCPs, Practice Nurses, Palliative Care Teams and healthcare practitioners in acute services.

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