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NHS England offers community group members free places on its online community health awareness courses starting in February and March
NHS England is running a free online training course for patients and the public. It is entitled 'Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment' and may be of particular interest to volunteers who have an interest in understanding the health and social care environment or who are involved in community health improvement initiatives.
The course is designed to equip people with knowledge to recognise the key stakeholders in the health and social care system in England and understand how to use appropriate tools and methods to influence the outcomes positively.
The course runs for 30 hours over a 12 week period and, while mostly online, has one full day face-to-face assessment session at the end.
The course will be run twice. The first time it will start on Tue 20 February; the second time on Tue 20 March 2018. The deadline for applying for places for both start dates is Mon 15 January..
The organisers remind would-be applicants that places for this course are limited and will be given on a 'first come first served' basis. Participants will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to the course provider to secure a place and show good faith. This deposit will e refunded on completion of the course.
To register interest in this course, email NHS England at firstname.lastname@example.org.