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Latest training opportunities

Details of the latest training opportunities for HSE staff.

Workplace health and wellbeing

Menopause and you: What everyone needs to know

Find the Menopause and you: What everyone needs to know training programme on HSeLanD

Training details

The HSE Workplace Health & Wellbeing Unit developed 2 eLearning programmes to support the HSE’s Menopause Policy.

The first module should be completed by all employees. It outlines how menopause can impact people at work and possible adjustments that may help manage this. It also signposts affected employees to supports both in and out of the workplace.

The second is for managers and outlines how to support employees whose work is impacted by menopausal symptoms. The content in this module will enable managers to lead with empathy and understanding as they and their team work to normalise conversations around menopause.

Read about the HSE Menopause policy

Contact

Ask.hr@hse.ie

Menopause and you: What managers need to know

Find the Menopause and you: What managers need to know training programme on HSELanD

Training details

The HSE Workplace Health & Wellbeing Unit developed 2 eLearning programmes to support the HSE’s Menopause Policy.

The first module should be completed by all employees. It outlines how menopause can impact people at work and possible adjustments that may help manage this. It also signposts affected employees to supports both in and out of the workplace.

The second is for managers and outlines how to support employees whose work is impacted by menopausal symptoms. The content in this module will enable managers to lead with empathy and understanding as they and their team work to normalise conversations around menopause.

Read about the HSE Menopause policy

Contact

Ask.hr@hse.ie

Health and Safety

Preventing and Managing Work-Related Stress - a guide for managers

Find the Preventing and Managing Work-Related Stress - a guide for managers training programme on HSeLanD

Training details

This training is mandatory for HSE staff whose responsibilities include managing staff and carrying out health and safety risk assessments, to raise awareness of their statutory responsibilities and duty of care in preventing and managing work-related stress.

By the end of this programme, trainees will be able to:

  • identify the signs and symptoms of work-related stress in individuals and teams
  • identify manager and employee roles and responsibilities relating to preventing and managing work-related stress

Conduct a work-related stress risk assessment with an individual and a team using the HSE template/tool.

Contact

Katrina Dempsey, Head of National Health and Safety Function, HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit, NationalHR

Email: katrina.dempsey@hse.ie

Nodlaig Carroll, Organisational Health Lead, HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit, National HR

Email: Nodlaig.carroll@hse.ie

For further information please contact HSE Health and Safety helpdesk.

Use the Health and Safety self-service portal or Phone: 1800 420 420. Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 3.30 pm.

Strategy and Research

Right to be Informed - Legal Insights in Health Research: Training Series: Session 6

Register for 'Right to be Informed - Legal Insights in Health Research: Training Series: Session 6'

Date and time

Wednesday 24 April 2024 1pm to 2pm

Training details

The training session titled “Right to be Informed” will explain rights and obligations, and the difficulties created and outcomes from sub-optimal governance, to include:

  • information and transparency requirements and why this is important for research;
  • information data subjects are entitled to receive – minimum requirements, how and when they must receive this;
  • difference between receiving data directly from the individual and from other sources;
  • linkage to RoPA;
  • limited exceptions;
  • explaining DPC and EDPB views on this and the fall-out of missteps;additional obligations under the HRR.

Contact

researchanddevelopment@hse.ie

Population health

SPHeRE PhD Programme (Structured Population health, Policy and Health-services Research Education)

Date and time

The programme commences on 25 September 2024. Full time-4 year programme with part time options available

Location

Registration can be in any of the nine universities in Ireland. Teaching takes place in RCSI, TCD and UCC.

How to attend or register for the SPHeRE PhD programme

Scholar applications are now being accepted for the SPHeRE PhD Programme for those applying for one of the 6 HRB funded SPHeRE Scholarships, or those who are self-funded.

Applicants who wish to apply for a SPHeRE funded Scholarship must submit an application form and select their preferred project (or maximum of three projects). 6 scholarships are available for the 2024 academic year. Out of the 10 advertised projects, six projects will receive a SPHeRE funded Scholar. Further details are available on the SPHeRE website through the link below.

https://www.sphereprogramme.ie/scholar-applications/

The deadline for SPHeRE funded Scholarship applications, and self-funded applications, is Monday 22nd April at 12 noon.

Alternatively funded Scholars can also join the programme and there are no additional fees charged by SPHeRE for this. Alternatively funded Scholar applications are assessed on a rolling basis until August 2024.

Training details

SPHeRE is Ireland’s national research training programme for population health, policy and health services research (PHPHSR) and is funded by the Health Research Board in Ireland. The SPHeRE concept captures our approach to the inter-relationship of research, translation and practice.

Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of groups or populations through high-quality research, and stakeholder engagement, addressing current and emerging issues in population health, health policy and health systems.

Our vision is to embed a culture of research in population health, health policy and health systems, grounded in principles of scientific inquiry and inclusion.

Contact

SPHeRE Programme Manager - Katherine Walsh

katherinewalsh@rcsi.com

Climate Action and Sustainability

Change by Degrees -101 Sustainability E-Learning Programme

Email to register for change by degrees -101 Sustainability E-Learning Programme

Dates and times

Tuesday 7 May 2024.

Available for a 6 month period from May to November 2024.

Registration details

Limited places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please email the following to climateandsustainability@hse.ie

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address
  • Team
  • Role

Training details

This training focuses on climate change, biodiversity and social sustainability. It is a self-paced programme consisting of 14 modules, each taking approx. 30 minutes to complete, and is engaging and very informative. The e-learning modules not only encompass our sustainability goals, but also teach us so much more about sustainability in our communities, human rights and wellbeing. There will also be a series of webinars offered to our participants, tailored to what the HSE is doing to achieve net zero through the implementation of our Climate Strategy and how you can play your part.

Contact details

climateandsustainability@hse.ie

SEAI Training Introduction to Energy MAP

Register for SEAI Training Introduction to Energy MAPDates and times

Date and time

Thursday 18 April 2024 from 10 am to 11 am

Training details

This online briefing session on Energy MAP (Management Action Plan) provides an overview of Energy Management with a focus on targets and legal obligations, examples on the role of senior management in demonstrating leadership, communicating the climate action message in organisations. Details of supports from SEAI and next steps will be covered.

Who Should Attend
• Senior management with collective responsibility for energy and emission targets
• Energy Performance Officers
• Climate Action Team members
• Staff with an interest in structured energy management

Contact details

climate.action@hse.ie

Water Efficiency Training

Register for Water Efficiency Training

Dates and times

  • Thursday 25 April 2024 from 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 23 May 2024 from 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 20 June 2024 from 11am to 1pm

Training details

This training provides technical and in-depth information on the main aspects of water efficiency outlined in the HSE Water Efficiency Guide for Irish Healthcare Facilities and assists in developing technical actions for a Hospital specific Water Conservation Action Plan.

The Target Audience for the training is:

  • Maintenance Staff
  • Technical Services Staff
  • Facilities Engineers
  • Plumbers
  • Energy Officers

Contact details

climate.action@hse.ie

Energy Basics

Register for Energy Basics training

Dates and times

Thursday 16 May 2024 from 2pm to 5pm

Training details

This 3-hour, introductory course aims to deliver basic energy terminology and concepts in Plain English. It will provide context to the energy challenges and opportunities facing Ireland, corresponding Public Sector obligations and introduce commonly used terms, units of measure and technologies. The intent is to provide attendees with knowledge to understand their energy consumption and confidence to contribute to improving it.

Contact details

climate.action@hse.ie

Food Reduction Training

Register for Food Reduction Training

Dates and times

  • Monday 22 April from 2 pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday 21 May from 2 pm to 3pm
  • Monday 10 June from 2pm to 3pm

Training details

Food Waste Reduction Training programme for Health Service Staff delivered by the Clean Technology Centre as part of the HSE Green Healthcare Programme.

The training will provide information on examining food waste to help identify potential for food waste reductions along with providing examples of good practice from other healthcare facilities.

Training Audience

  • Catering Services Managers,
  • Supervisors
  • Officers
  • Instructors
  • Any healthcare manager responsible for catering services and staff

Contact details

climate.action@hse.ie

Waste Reduction Training

Register for Waste Reduction Training

Dates and times

  • Friday 26 April from 10am to 11am
  • Friday 24 May from 10am to 11am
  • Thursday 6 June from 10am to 11am

Training details

The overall aim of the training is to provide a non-technical overview of healthcare waste management.

The Target Audience for the training is:

  • HSE staff members or budget holders in a hospital or community health setting
  • Managers responsible for waste
  • HSE Green team members
  • Interested members of staff

The training will cover:

A short overview of healthcare waste streams, including:

  • Where to start:
  • Reducing healthcare risk waste

Meeting HSE Waste Targets:

  • Increase recycling by 75% by 2030
  • Reduce food waste by 50% by 2030
  • Reduce landfill to 10% by 2030
  • Reducing single use
  • Examples of actions from healthcare facilities around the country

Contact details

climate.action@hse.ie

National Healthcare Communication Programme

Module 1: Making Connections

Date and time

Monday, 15 April 2024, from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Location

First Floor, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Steeven’s Lane, Saint James’ (Part of Phoenix Park), Dublin 8, D08 W2A8

Training details

Log into HSeLanD. Click on Courses catalogue (top of page), then click on the 'Personal Effectiveness' catalogue icon, click on the National Healthcare Communication Programme icon and enrol on the programme.

Course details

Module 1: Making Connections with Winifred Ryan and Professor Peter Gillen

The way we communicate is an important factor in how we interact with others, whether we are consulting with patients, interacting with colleagues, or simply having a conversation. The focus of the workshop is to work with participants to enhance their skills required to actively listen to and build rapport with patients and their caregivers.

Contact details

Email: NHC.Programme@hse.ie

Module 2 Core Consultation Skills

Date and time

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Location

First Floor, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Steeven’s Lane, Saint James’ (Part of Phoenix Park), Dublin 8, D08 W2A8

Training details

Log into HSeLanD. Click on Courses catalogue (top of page), then click on the 'Personal Effectiveness' catalogue icon, click on the National Healthcare Communication Programme icon and enrol on the programme.

Course details

Module 2 Core Consultation Skills with Winifred Ryan and Professor Peter Gillen

This workshop introduces participants to the Calgary-Cambridge Guide, a five-stage consultation model, which is very patient centred. This model is practical and incorporates the physical, psychological and social aspects of the consultation.

Contact details

Email: NHC.Programme@hse.ie

Module 3 Challenging Consultations

Date and time

Thursday, 2 May 2024, from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Location

Ashling Hotel, 10 – 13 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. D08P38N

Training details

Log into HSeLanD. Click on Courses catalogue (top of page), then click on the 'Personal Effectiveness' catalogue icon, click on the National Healthcare Communication Programme icon and enrol on the programme.

Course details

Module 3: Challenging Consultations with Winifred Ryan and Professor Peter Gillen

This workshop supports participants to learn and develop communication skills to deal with challenging patient-staff communication: delivering bad news, responding to strong emotions, disclosure of an error and many other difficult conversations.

Contact details

Email: NHC.Programme@hse.ie

Motivational Interviewing

Date and time

Wednesday 17 April 2024, from 9.30am to 2.30pm

Location

First Floor, Dr. Steeven’s Hospital, Steeven’s Lane, Saint James’ (Part of Phoenix Park), Dublin 8, D08 W2A8

Training details

Log into HSeLanD. Click on Courses catalogue (top of page), then click on the 'Personal Effectiveness' catalogue icon, click on the National Healthcare Communication Programme icon and enrol on the programme.

Course details

Motivational Interviewing with Winifred Ryan and Professor Peter Gillen

Motivational interviewing refers to any conversation about changing healthcare behaviour. It aims to explore and resolve ambivalence, provide a direction for change & strengthen a person’s personal motivation. The communication skills for building rapport, demonstrating empathy, gathering and giving information were covered in Module 1 (Making Connections) and Module 2 (Core Consultation Skills). During this module we are consolidating that learning with more in-depth teaching and practice sessions on the communication principles and skills for motivational interviewing.

If you have not attended Modules 1 and 2 in the past, participants are still eligible to enrol on this training.

Contact details

Email: NHC.Programme@hse.ie

Leadership, Learning and Talent Management (LLTM) programmes

Dignity at Work for Line Managers

Date and time

Half day programme, 9am to 1.30pm

  • Thursday 16 May
  • Thursday 6 June

Training details

Now available on HSeLanD

Programme Aim

The overall aim of this programme is to provide line managers with the necessary skills and knowledge to foster a positive supportive work environment, where good communication, support and mutual respect are the norm and to enable line managers to resolve complaints informally at local level where appropriate in line with the Dignity at Work Policy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this programme you will have a greater understanding of the following:

  • The HSE Dignity at Work Policy
  • Roles and responsibilities of line managers under the Dignity at Work Policy
  • The key supports and services available under the policy including Mediation, Coaching and Workplace Health and Well-being Infrastructures
  • Identifying what it means to have a positive work environment and how to ensure this is developed, promoted and embedded within the department
  • How to address conflict informally

Application of practical skills from role-play and scenario-based learning

Contact details

Email: Betty.Carolan@hse.ie

Corporate Induction

Date and time

1 day programme, 9am to 1pm

  • Friday 12 April
  • Tuesday 16 April
  • Thursday 18 April
  • Thursday 25 April
  • Tuesday 30 April

Read about the Corporate Induction programme

Contact details

Email: alex.ennis@hse.ie

Managing Attendance

Date and time

1 day programme, 9am to 1.15pm

  • Wednesday 17 April

Read about the Managing Attendance programme

Contact details

Email: alex.ennis@hse.ie

First Time Managers Programme

Date and time

Full day from 9am to 5pm

  • 19, 23, 25 and 29 April
  • 25 April, 29 April, 8 May and 9 May

Read about the First Time Managers Programme

Contact details

Email grainne.kerrigan@hse.ie

Coaching Skills for Managers

Date and time

2-Day Programme from 9am to 5pm

  • Wednesday 17 April and Thursday 18 April
  • Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May 2024
  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May 2024
  • Tuesday 21 and Tuesday 28 May 2024

Read about the Coaching Skills for Managers

Contact details

Email betty.carolan@hse.ie

Clerical Administration Development

Date and time

3-Day Programme from 9am to 5pm

  • 9 April, 11 April and 22 May
  • 24 April, 1 May and 4 June
  • 25 April, 16 May and 27 June
  • 2 May, 8 May and 25 June

Read about the Clerical Administration Development Programme (CADP)

Contact details

Email: monica.phelan@hse.ie

Presentation skills

Date and time

Half-day programme from 9.00am to 1.00pm

  • Wednesday 8 May
  • Wednesday 29 May

Read about the Presentation skills training programme

Contact details

Email: monica.phelan@hse.ie

Phone: 056 7785543/ 0876357632Maryacton.McHugh@hse.ie

Effective Feedback

Date and time

  • Thursday 18 April 2024 from 9am to 1pm
  • Thursday 2 May 2024 from 9am to 1pm

Half-day programme from 9.00am to 1.00pm

Read about the Effective Feedback training programme

Contact details

Email: Maryacton.McHugh@hse.ie

Phone: 087 430 4361

Managing Your Time Effectively

Date and time:

Half day programme, 9am to 1pm

  • Friday 26 April

Read about the Managing Your Time Effectively programme

Contact details: 

Email: betty.carolan@hse.ie

Leading Multi-Cultural Teams

Date and time

Half-day programme, 9am to 1pm

  • Thursday 18 April

Training details

Now available on HSeLanD

Programme Aim

The overall aim of the programme is to enable participants to build the necessary skills and knowledge to manage multi-cultural teams effectively.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise key concepts relating to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
  • List examples of unconscious bias that may occur relating to Multi-Cultural Teams
  • Identify the difference between Cultural Awareness and Cultural Intelligence
  • Recognise how Culture impacts on Work Processes & Dynamics
  • Manage common workplace Cultural Issues and Challenges
  • Highlight a Manager’s role in Developing an Inclusive Working Environment for Multi-Cultural Teams

Contact details

Email: sean.ogrady2@hse.ie

Phone: 087 1252896

Managing Teams Effectively

Date and time

1 day programme, 9am to 5pm

  • Tuesday 23 April
  • Thursday 9 May

Read about the Managing Teams Effectively training programme

Contact details

Email: monica.phelan@hse.ie
Phone: 056 7785505

Mid-Career Planning

Date and time

Half-day programme, 9.30am to 1pm

  • Friday 26 April

Read about the Mid-Career Planning programme

Contact details

Email: Clodagh.oleary3@hse.ie

Phone: 087 4886796

Retirement Planning

Cardiovascular Health

HeartSaver AED Training – In Person

Register for the HeartSaver AED Training – In Person

Date and time

Monday 22 April, from 9.00am to 12.30pm

Course details

The complete Heartsaver AED course takes approx. 3.5 hours to complete & teaches the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an AED and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

Contact

paula@croi.ie

Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac & Stroke Foundation, Ltd.

‘Demystifying the ECG’ workshop

Register for the ‘Demystifying the ECG’ workshop

Date and time

Saturday 18 May, from 9.00am to 1.30pm

Course details

This easy-to-understand and interactive workshop teaches all the ECG basics you need to know. This is an excellent foundation course and is highly recommended for anyone wanting to improve or refresh their ECG analysis skills.

Topics covered include:

  • ECG analysis made easy
  • Recognition of sinus rhythms
  • Atrial arrhythmias
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Ischemia and acute myocardial infarction
  • Recognising artefact

Course Format:

  • Online Learning: (Approx. 4 hours) which can be carried out in your own time in the 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Online Interactive workshop: A half day of real-time sessions.

Contact

info@nipc.ie

HSE Lean Academy

HSE Lean Academy Lean for Sustainable Healthcare

Register for HSE Lean Academy Lean for Sustainable Healthcare

Date and time

Register by Friday 31 May

Training details

The Lean for Sustainable Healthcare programme delivers a Yellow Belt that provides learners with a comprehensive overview of Lean Six Sigma concepts, with a large focus on areas of sustainability.

The programme aimhttps://www.hseleanacademy.ie/programmes/lean-for-sustainable-healthcare/s to assist learners to embrace responsible and sustainable business practices through managing a work-based project throughout the programme to deliver benefits that make a real impact on the organisation.

Find out more at www.hseleanacademy.ie and follow us on LinkedIn.

Contact enquiries@hseleanacademy.ie for further details.

HSE Lean Academy Lean Green Belt

Register for HSE Lean Academy Lean Green Belt

Date and time

Register by Friday 31 May

Training details

Learn about how Lean and Green Thinking can have a real impact in a wide variety of Healthcare settings.

The aim of the Lean Green Belt programme is: to embed knowledge and skills within the workforce and across the organisation.

This will enable the delivery of Operational Excellence projects through the application of Lean processes and tools.

Find out more at www.hseleanacademy.ie and follow us on LinkedIn.

Contact enquiries@hseleanacademy.ie for further details.

HSE Lean Academy Lean Yellow Belt

Register for HSE Lean Academy Lean Yellow Belt

Date and time

Register by Friday 31 May

Training details

The Lean Yellow Belt programme provides the practical skills and knowledge to identify, analyse and develop solutions for simple Operational Excellence Projects. Learners will manage a work-based project throughout the programme to deliver benefits that make a real impact on the organisation.

Find out more at www.hseleanacademy.ie and follow us on LinkedIn.

Contact enquiries@hseleanacademy.ie for further details.

Health and Wellbeing

Interested in Engaging More Men into your Service? - Face-to-face training

Register for Interested in Engaging More Men into your Service? - Face-to-face training

Date and time

Wednesday 17 April, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Location

HSE Ardee Regional Education Centre, Ardee, Co. Louth

Training details

This training aims to increase workers, volunteers and frontline service providers, understanding of best practice for engaging men into their service.

This is a one-day workshop offered by Health Promotion & Improvement, Health and Wellbeing.

Please note that when you register on Enthuse for this course, it is 2 step process. You must confirm registration on the second page of the booking form. You will then receive an email from Enthuse to confirm your registration. Make your email address is populated correctly in registration form as this is our only form of contact with you.

For further information, please email Geralyn.nolan@hse.ie

Sexual Health Promotion Foundation Programme - 6-day face-to-face training

Location

St. Brigid’s Complex, Ardee, Co. Louth

Training dates

  • 23 and 24 April 2024
  • 22 and 23 May 2024
  • 26 and 27 June 2024

Training details

The new revised Format 6 –day Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion (FPSHP) is a comprehensive capacity building training programme for service providers who want to develop their confidence, skill and knowledge in the area of sexual health promotion, and incorporate sexual health promotion into their work.

Contact details

To request an application form email Geralyn.nolan@hse.ie

Making Every Contact Count training programme

Find the Making Every Contact Count training programme on HSeLanD

Training details

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is a behaviour change programme aimed at the prevention and management of chronic disease. The MECC Programme includes a blended learning training course designed to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to raise the issue of lifestyle behaviour change with their patients as part of routine care.

The MECC Online eLearning training includes:

  • 8 sessions – each session is 30 minutes
  • Introduction to behaviour change – providing a foundation in behaviour change theory and techniques including the underlying principles of a patient-centred approach
  • Six topic modules on Tobacco, Alcohol & drugs, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, Overweight & Obesity and Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • A skills into practice module - demonstrates the skills of how to carry out a brief intervention across a range of topics through a suite of video scenarios using real-life healthcare professionals

Following completion of the MECC eLearning there will be an opportunity to complete an ‘Enhancing your Brief Intervention skills’ workshop.

Find more information on MECC Workshops

Visit makingeverycontactcount.ie

Kick Start to Staff Health: Health and Wellbeing Taster Sessions (CHO 8 Midlands Louth Meath staff only)

Register for Kick Start to Staff Health: Health and Wellbeing Taster Sessions (CHO 8 Midlands Louth Meath staff only)

Date and time

This programme will be open for registration from January to November 2024. Runs monthly from 1st of Month to the last day of the month.

Training details

This training is open to all HSE staff clinical and non clinical in CHO 8 Midlands Louth Meath.

The Online Kick Start Taster Sessions for HSE Staff aim to help you make healthy choices and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

This is a virtual programme running over a calendar month. Each week we will send you an email containing WebEx links to the pre-recorded sessions (no more than 2 sessions per week for 4 weeks). Each session will focus on improving your overall health and wellbeing and give you the confidence to make informed decisions.

Programme consists of:

  • Online programme
  • Delivered over a calendar month
  • Pre-recorded sessions 30mins long
  • 24hr access to sessions
  • Topics cover Healthy Eating, Self-care and Stress Management, Men’s and Women’s Health, Physical Activity etc.
  • Links to additional HP&I services and training

For more information about the programme, please email HPCourse.NE@hse.ie

Minding Your Wellbeing - Louth workshops

Register for a Minding Your Wellbeing Louth workshop

Date and time

One day workshop from 9.15am (registration) to 4.30pm at HSE Ardee Regional Education Centre, Ardee, Co. Louth

  • Thursday 16 May
  • Thursday 20 June
  • Thursday 24 October
  • Thursday 21 November
  • Thursday 5 December

Please note you must receive an email from Enthuse to confirm your registration. Please ensure your email address is populated correctly in registration form as this is our only form of contact with you.

Training details

This is a one-day workshop offered by Health Promotion & Improvement, Health and Wellbeing, to support staff to care for their own mental health and wellbeing and to build good self-care practices for every day.

For more information, please email MindingYourWellbeing.MeathLouth@hse.ie

Minding Your Wellbeing - Meath workshops

Register for a Minding Your Wellbeing Meath workshop

Date and time

  • Tuesday 24 September, 9.30am to 4.30pm at Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 RK03

Training details

A one-day workshop offered by Health Promotion & Improvement, Health and Wellbeing, to support staff to care for their own mental health and wellbeing and to build good self-care practices for every day.

For more information, please email MindingYourWellbeing.MeathLouth@hse.ie

National Radiation Protection Committee

Radiation Safety Awareness

Training details

Now available on HSeLanD

All staff working in facilities utilising ionising radiation now have access to two new eLearning modules to raise awareness in line with the current legislation.

  • Module 1, "Introduction to Radiation Safety Awareness," covers safety protocols for encountering radiation and radioactive materials.
  • Module 2, "Protecting Our Patients in Healthcare," targets prescribers and practitioners, emphasising legislative compliance and patient safety during ionising radiation procedures.

Developed by the National Radiation Protection Committee, each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes an assessment. Module 1 must be completed before commencing Module 2.

Contact your local Radiation Protection Team or line manager for more details.

Diabetic RetinaScreen: helping your patient on their screening journey

Training details

Now available on HSeLanD

This 15-minute foundation module aims to increase knowledge about the Diabetic ReinaScreen programme so that health and social care staff can support people with diabetes to choose diabetic retina screening.

Diabetic RetinaScreen is for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes aged 12 years and older. The module provides information about:

  • the screening journey - registering patients, the screening tests and screening results
  • supporting access to screening including language difficulties and accessibility needs
  • diabetic retinopathy and talking to patients about reducing the risk of developing this eye disease
  • the limitations of diabetic retina screening
  • useful resources including leaflets, videos in multiple languages and easy read materials.

Speech and Language Therapy

The Safe Management of People with Dysphagia

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Healthcare Support Assistants and others who work with people who have dysphagia or at risk of developing dysphagia can now complete a new eLearning programme on HSeLanD.

The Safe Management of People with Dysphagia eLearning programme will improve your understanding of how to identify the signs of dysphagia, support people with dysphagia and foster improved communication with current modified fluid and diet terminology.

You’ll also learn what interventions are available and how to best collaborate with the Speech and Language Therapist to help safely manage people with dysphagia in their homes.

This module will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Human Rights and Equality

National Consent Policy e-learning module 1 and 2

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Information and training about our HSE National Consent Policy

Includes 2 e-learning modules including

Module 1 - General Principles and

Module 2 - Working with Children and Young People

Delivering Change in Health Services

Change Guide in Action Workshop

Training details

This lively, interactive virtual workshop on the Change Guide in Action, features 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.

In 2024, the Change Guide in Action workshops will cover three practical areas:

  • Getting ready for change - Focusing on personal, team and service readiness for change.
  • Influencing for change and encouraging involvement.
  • Managing transition and supporting ongoing change including dealing with resistance to change.

You can register to attend all three workshops or choose any workshop applicable to your needs.

Date and time

Influencing for change and encouraging involvement:

  • 1 May, 11am to 1pm
  • 22 May, 11am to 1pm
  • 26 June, 11am to 1pm

Managing Transition and Supporting Ongoing Change including Dealing with Resistance:

  • 25 September, 11am to 1pm
  • 23 October, 11am to 1pm
  • 27 November, 11am to 1pm

Contact details

Register by emailing changeguide@hse.ie with subject line: Change Guide in Action Workshop to secure a place

Change Consultation Clinics

Training details

The Change Consultation Clinic is facilitated by experienced HSE Organisation Development Practitioners from the Change and Innovation Team, Kells, Co Meath.

The 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 address the ‘messiness of change’.

The Change Guide, researched in the context of healthcare in 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.

Date and time

Clinics run from 10am to 1pm

  • 9 May
  • 13 June
  • 12 September
  • 10 October
  • 14 November
  • 12 December

Contact details

Register by emailing changeguide@hse.ie with subject line: Change Consultation Clinic

National Haemovigilance Office

Blood Transfusion Training

Training details

Now available on HSeLanD

The National Haemovigilance Office has launched a Blood Transfusion eLearning programme on HSeLanD. Tailored for nurses, midwives, doctors, and healthcare workers, it offers comprehensive guidance on transfusion practices.

The program features seven modules:

  • Blood Components: (35 mins)
  • Consent for Transfusion: Essential training for healthcare professionals: (20 mins)
  • Essential Blood Transfusion Practice (35mins)
  • Good Manufacturing Practice in Blood Transfusion: (30 mins)
  • Introduction to Transfusion Laboratory Practice: (30 mins)
  • Transfusion Reactions: (20 mins)
  • Use of Anti D Immunoglobulin in Pregnancy: (30 mins)

Learners can access it conveniently through HSeLanD's clinical skills catalogue or by searching "Blood Transfusion" on the HSeLanD homepage.

For more information, please email the National Haemovigilance Office haemovigilance@ibts.ie