NHS Dumfries & Galloway


Training and Events

Patient Safety, Risk Management and Complaints

Risk Management Training  – for Managers and Supervisors 

18.04.24   9:30 – 12:30 
17.05.24   9:30 – 12:30
21.06.24    9:30 – 12:30

3-hour Risk Management Training is provided by the Corporate Risk Team and is aimed at those assigned with the responsibility for managing risks. Only those who have undergone this training can add risks to NHS Dumfries and Galloway Risk Registers within the Datix Risk Register module.

Staff can sign up by contacting dg.adverse-incidents@nhs.scot

Basic Risk Management is available for all staff and is available through TURAS: Risk Management | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)

Risk Assessments 

For Managers, Supervisors/Team Leaders or anyone who writes risk assessments 

9.30am – 12 noon


Book via LearnPro, course code DG5109, workshops held in Meeting Room 6 at Mountainhall TC (behind Cafe). This workshop will grow your knowledge on hazard identification and suitable and sufficient control measures to improve your risk assessment outputs.  

Care Opinion training webinars

All staff using Care Opinion 

For more details and to register, visit https://www.careopinion.org.uk/info/support-webinars

Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection

All Public Protection Partnership Learning and Development can be found by clicking on the link below:


Trafficking Awareness Training

Session 1   18.06.24    2-3.30pm 
Session 2   12.11.24    2-3.30pm

To register click here

Workforce and Occupational Health

Training Opportunity for all members of staff

Do you have an interest on how job matching impacts on your Department and Service Reviews, would you like a better understanding on how job descriptions should be compiled, if so then please sign yourself up for the next Job Matching Training that is due to take place on Wednesday 12th June and Thursday 13th June 2024 9.30am – 3.30pm via Microsoft Teams.

Please note that you will be expected to participate in matching panels following completion of your training once every three or four months which can last up to two hours.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the trainers about this please contact Vicky Keir (Victoria.Keir@nhs.scot)  or Kirstin Shaw (Kirstin.shaw@nhs.scot ) to discuss.

If you would like to put your name down for this course, please email dgagenda.forchange@nhs.scot

Display Screen Equipment Course

Occupational Health will be running a Display Screen Equipment course (DSE). This will take place on 17th April 1.30pm-3.30pm on Teams. If you want to book a place on this course please email Elaine Simpson – elaine.simpson2@nhs.scot. Places are limited so can we please ask that only 1 member of staff per department attend.

People Management for Managers, Supervisors/Team Leaders Book via LearnPro

Turas Appraisal Training for Reviewers ref no 5127
23.04.24 – 14:00 to 15:30

Developing Teams 
10.04.24 10:00 – 12:00 noon

Leading Effective teams 
07.05.24  13:30 – 16:30 

Understanding Conflict
01.05.24 10:30 – 13:00

Induction Days for New staff 

Book via ODL team page on Beacon or email dg.odl@nhs.scot

  • 15.04.2024
  • 29.04.2024
  • 13.05.2024
  • 27.05.2024
  • 10.06.2024
  • 24.06.2024
  • 08.07.2024
  • 22.07.2024
  • 05.08.2024
  • 19.08.2024
  • 02.09.2024
  • 16.09.2024
  • 30.09.2024
  • 15.10.2024
  • 28.10.2024
  • 11.11.2024
  • 25.11.2024
  • 09.12.2024
  • 16.12.2024

Other Training Opportunities and Awareness Sessions

Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Psychological Trauma, 23rd April, 12.30-2pm on Teams

Join Rab MacColm, Lead Psychological Therapist for Psychology Trauma Services to increase your understanding of: 

  • The nature of trauma  – what is it?
  • The widespread impact of trauma
  • How trauma affects people and their experiences and behaviour
  •  Support mechanisms
  • What we can do – being trauma aware in the workplace

Register here: https://forms.office.com/e/rfFyvAXHyT 

Ride Leadership Award – Level 1 – Breeze – Dumfries – 8th June 2024

Assistant Level 1 Ride Leader, Level 1 Ride Leader

David Keswick Centre

Coaching Course – British Cycling

Medical Devices Level 1: General Awareness All staff Online Module

Medical Devices Level 1: General Awareness | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)

Medical device safety is extremely important and in order to increase awareness of medical device safety the attached is a monthly Flash Report from IRIC (Incident Reporting and Investigation Centre).

The Corporate Risk Manager audits reported adverse events to determine if a report to IRIC is required; however, anyone can submit a report to IRIC and guidance is included in the Flash Report.

The Corporate Risk Manager recommends that any potential or actual medical device adverse events are reported via Datix

Non-clinical CPR

Search ‘Non-clinical CPR (Practical)’ or the course code 5138 on Learnpro to find times and places and to book

Paediatric Basic Life Support

This training is now mandatory for staff working with children. Book via Learnpro course code 5128. For more information contact Victoria.purdie@nhs.scot

Basic Life Support New training available to all staff

Did you know that if you have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital you have a 1 in 10 chance of surviving? In order to address this inequality Scottish Government has asked for all NHS Scotland Boards to provide training to staff to be able to respond and improve this from happening.

Learning and Development have worked with the Resus team to create a new elearning module which has been added to LearnPro. To access this module, log in to LearnPro and then click on show all elearning then type in basic life support.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Sessions April to June 2024 

Bystander Awareness Sessions via Teams

19th June, 14.00-15.30

We know that bullying, discrimination and disrespect in the workplace can have a significant negative impact on those who experience it, leading to stress, mental health challenges and long term psychological damage. When we witness behaviour that isn’t compassionate and inclusive, we might feel that we want to help, but it can be difficult to know what to do, particularly if these behaviours have become an accepted part of working life.


This session will increase your understanding of:

  • Barriers that we might experience to taking action
  • The impact that a bystander can have by taking different kinds of actions
  • Simple tools that you can use to take action if you witness bullying, discrimination or disrespect in the workplace

To book a place on one of the upcoming sessions please complete the relevant form:

19th June, 14.00 to 15.30: https://forms.office.com/e/YXpq2KGm1k

Understanding Bias and Taking Action Workshop via Teams 

22nd May 14.00 – 16.00

This workshop is designed to support participants to increase skills and competence as an inclusive leader. During the workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the concept of ‘in groups’ and ‘out groups’ and how powerful they are in influencing behaviour
  • Reflect on conscious and unconscious bias and consider how bias is established, reinforced and manifest through discrimination and microaggressions
  • Consider how we challenge the roles we play in reinforcing and perpetuating bias
  • Recognise opportunities to take action in day to day life through allyship

Some feedback from previous participants:

  • ‘Thank you, really insightful and interesting session’
  • ‘Really enjoyed this session, very thought provoking about everyday behaviours’
  • ‘Very useful having a protected space to think about these important issues.’
  • ‘Very interesting session, I am now more aware and more confident to challenge bias’

To book a place please compete the form below: 

22nd May 14.00 – 16.00  https://forms.office.com/e/MZYcJatD7L

Developing Skills and Confidence in Equality Impact Assessment via Teams

 Monday 17th June, 9.30 to 11.30

An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) is a process designed to ensure that a policy, project, service or activity proactively meets the needs of different people and does not discriminate, or disadvantage groups of people. 

This session will help you to understand more about what an Equality Impact Assessment is, why they’re important and how to participate in the process of developing Equality Impact Assessments in the future.  

Feedback from previous sessions:

‘Took us through the process and the rationale for EQIAs – very easy to follow and understand’

‘Very well delivered, interactive and kept my attention’

‘Really good presentation – presenters were knowledgeable and helpful’

So useful to do the case study as a wee group and bring it to life in the template’ 

To book a place on one of the upcoming sessions please complete the relevant form:

Monday 17th June, 9.30 to 11.30: https://forms.office.com/e/Cb2iDdrkM2

Effective Recruitment for Neurodiversity: key learning for all staff with line management responsibilities

25th April at 2pm

Recruiting neurodivergent colleagues can bring a range of skills and strengths to your team, but what you can do to ensure that the recruitment process allows all candidates to show their experience and what they can bring to your team?

This session will be delivered by Perth Autism Support and neurodivergent employees who have implemented effective recruitment practices within their organisation.

This session is for all staff with line management and/or recruitment responsibilities.

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-recruitment-of-neurodiversity-tickets-820053681637

Reasonable Adjustments and In Work Support for Neurodiversity – key learning for all staff with line management responsibilities

20th May at 10am

The Equality Act 2010, legally protects neurodivergent individuals at work, allowing reasonable adjustments to be made to carry out job roles comfortably and efficiently. What does this mean for you in your workplace?

This enlightening session, delivered by Perth Autism Support, will cover how you can effectively carry out workplace support for neurodivergent individuals, and how small physical changes in the workplace can benefit everyone!

During this session, we will also hear from employees with lived experience about successful  workplace support and working environments for neurodivergent staff that has been implemented within their organisation. 

This session is for all staff with line management responsibilities. 

To register, click here

Scottish Coaching and Leading for Improvement Programme – Dates and Application Pack

Recruitment details for the Scottish Coaching and Leading for Improvement Programme (SCLIP) Cohorts 4 and 5 have been confirmed. This programme has been developed by NES and has been devolved to be delivered within your local organisation.  

This short video provides information on what the programme is all about, who the programme is for and the outcomes of the programme https://vimeo.com/796967282 

Applications for both cohorts will be accepted from Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership. Recruitment will close at 10am on Monday 8th April 2024 

Please do share the recruitment pack with any colleagues that may be interested in applying for SCLIP.   

Personal Specifications
Application Form

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing dg.patientsafety@nhs.scot

Scottish Improvement Foundation Skills (SIFS) – Cohort 2

We are pleased to announce that recruitment for the next cohort of SIFS is now open.

SIFS is a virtual learning programme. SIFS will enable you 

  • to explain what quality improvement is and why it is important 
  • describe commonly used improvement science concepts and tools 
  • gain experience in applying key quality improvement concepts to a project 
  • Develop the confidence to apply QI methodology to undertake an improvement project.

The programme is aimed at individuals and teams working in health, integrated health and social care settings who are committed to working with their team to carry out quality improvements.

Dates for the programme can be found in the cohort overview and programme outline.

Programme Outline 
Additional information 
Application Form – individuals or team

The closing date for applications is 11th April 2024 at 10AM

 Calling all Managers

Learning and Development are very excited to share with you their new Management Development offering for the Board. To find out more watch the video and keep reading. 

Video Developing our managers (Video).mp4

They have created five new events for Managers which are shorter sessions to make them more suitable to work into schedules and are available to all Managers across the Organisation. These are available to book through LearnPro and are based on engagement with HR and Managers as to what their needs are. 

They’ve also created a new Management Hub in Teams so that Managers can keep apprised of learning opportunities but these will also host sessions that managers can access and join in on that will support them in their role. Join us now to learn more about everything that is on offer and keep posted about what’s coming