In this section you will find training material for professional and personal development. It brings together websites which provide training material for clinical staff and generic training on a range of topics relevant to all staff.

Free training opportunity - Cultural competence and humility for health and social care staff and volunteers in Wakefield Starting in September 2024

Free places are available to partners working and volunteering in health and social care across Wakefield, providing an opportunity for people to share their experiences and learn from others. This training will be delivered face to face over three hours and will be delivered locally.  Find out more about understanding culture both individually and within a wider social context and also cultural humility.  The training will be delivered in a participatory way and aims to create a safe space for people to have conversations.


Some of the areas that will be explored will include:


  • Understanding what is meant by ‘culture’ and why it is important for health professionals to be aware of how this can impact health.
  • Awareness of our own cultural norms, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours.
  • Understanding the impact cultural differences might have on interactions with others.
  • Examining our own personal biases, stereotypes and prejudices.
  • Understanding what unconscious bias is.
  • Become comfortable with “not knowing” – balancing expert knowledge with being open to learning from the community and people’s lived experiences.


All trainers will take a participatory approach to this training and very much support participants in becoming comfortable with not knowing and to encourage learning from the community and people’s lived experiences.


The venue for each of these free workshops is St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract, WF8 2AY.  Visit the following links to book your free place:


16 September at 9am


16 September at 1pm


14 October at 9am


14 October at 1pm

Leading Wakefield Together – for anyone working in health and care starting in September 2024

  • Interested in finding out about system working and system leadership or further developing your skills?
  • Keen to work with others to explore how organisations can work together to improve population health?

Then please come and join in this exciting new development. It is for anyone working in health and care in any capacity in Wakefield District.


Developed and delivered by local system leaders, Leading Wakefield Together, offers an experience to develop system leadership skills, that is grounded in improving health and care locally.


Time commitment – You will need to commit a minimum of three full days. This includes two full day workshop sessions and a further day (minimum) for collaborative working / field work with peers.


Dates: Monday 23 September and Monday 18 November 2024 (attend both days)


Venue: Hatfeild Hall, Aberford Road, Stanley, Wakefield WF3 4JP


Deadline for applications: Monday 9 August 2024.


Find out more and apply (opens external link)


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Professional resources

Centre for Advancing Practice

Health Education England has established the Centre for Advancing Practice to oversee the workforce transformation of advanced level practice, by establishing and monitoring standards for education and training, accrediting advanced level programmes, supporting and recognising educational and training equivalence, and growing and embedding the advanced and consultant practice workforce.


Other resources

Person Centred Care

Electronic palliative care co-ordination systems (EPaCCS) training


Telephone consultations

End of Life Care

Infection, Prevention and Control


Green Leaf