Thornbury Nursing Services provide the highest quality workers to our service users and clients by ensuring that each and every nurse, midwife, HCA, ODP and paramedic meet a very specific recruitment and skills criteria, above and beyond standard expectations.

Competency updates

If you are unable to provide evidence of your competency updates, you are welcome to join the voluntary courses provided by Thornbury. This study day incorporates manual handling, basic paediatric and adult life support, anaphylaxis and automated external defibrillation. It’s a rolling program that takes place throughout the year and is available at all our locations.

Evidence of the above competencies is essential to remain compliant with Thornbury and is required to be updated on an annual basis. If you need to provide updated evidence of competency, or discuss available course dates please call the RTC Team on 0345 120 5251. Our courses are part-funded by Thornbury and so there will only be a small fee to attend.

Online courses

If you need to increase or just refresh your current skills and knowledge and do not have time to attend a classroom study day then take a look at the online courses we have on offer.

We are currently able to offer voluntary online courses through several CPD companies. Below is more information on the online courses you can access.

If you are interested in any of these course or would like more information, call the RTC team on 0345 120 5251.

ICS Academy

ICS Academy has a large range of eLearning courses, designed and produced by their skilled team and accredited by the CPD Standards Office. With over 25,000 learners accessing their courses every year, they are able to ensure all courses are relevant, engaging and time-efficient.

Whether you’re looking for a specialist Child Protection course or one of their many CPD-accredited courses such as Radicalisation Awareness, you will be able to find a suitable voluntary course with ICS Academy.

Examples of voluntary courses accessible through ICS Academy are:

  • Consequences of Sleeping on Duty
  • Dementia Awareness
  • NHS Conflict Resolution
  • Information Governance & Handling Complaints

Speak to the Thornbury RTC team on 0345 120 5251.

Charles Bloe Training

Charles Bloe Training Ltd provides high quality training and continuous professional development courses to health and social care professionals across the UK. They have over 25 years’ experience of meeting and adapting to the changing needs of the health and social care sectors. Their aim is to work with businesses to ensure they deliver the right training to their staff.

At Thornbury Nursing Services, we have been working alongside Charles Bloe for a number of years to give our agency workers access to specialist, voluntary training courses that they may not be able to access elsewhere.

Charles Bloe are offering an exclusive 10% discount on all CPD for Thornbury nurses. Please contact the compliance team on 0345 120 5251 for the discount code.

  • Vaccination Programme (adults and paediatrics and includes BLS and anaphylaxis)
  • Basic Life Support (adults and paediatrics)
  • Anaphylaxis and Basic Life Support (adults and paediatrics)
  • Treatment adherence
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes (Diagnosis & Management)
  • Adult Asthma
  • Arterial Blood Gas ABG Interpretation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention
  • Cardiac Pacemakers
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Cystitis in women
  • Drug Calculations – Avoiding Errors
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Food Hygiene
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Motion Sickness
  • Psoriasis
  • Rabies
  • Skin Antisepsis
  • Stable Angina
  • The Chest X-Ray Demystified
  • Travellers’ Diarrhoea
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Early Warning Scoring and Pulse Oximetry
  • Core Cardiac Education Programme Unit 5 Cardiac Risk Reduction, Rehabilitation and Care Delivery
  • Core Cardiac Education Programme Unit 2 Cardiac Conditions
  • Core Cardiac Education Programme Unit 1 Underpinning knowledge
  • Core Cardiac Education Programme Unit 4 Communication
  • Core Cardiac Education Programme Unit 3 Cardiac Assessment

You can find out more about Charles Bloe here.