Learning for patients and the public (accredited courses)

Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE)

Who is it for? NHS volunteers who have an interest in understanding the health and social care environment and/or with responsibility for improving the health of communities.
Course objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise the key stakeholders in the health and social care environment and understand how to influence them. Participants will be able to use appropriate tools and methods to influence health and social care.
Type of learning: Online course with a full day face-to-face assessment session.
Duration of course: 12 weeks.
Assessment:  30 hours of study and a final assessment session.
Course date: Ongoing
How to apply: To register interest in this course, please email england.ppve-learning@nhs.net.

The next round of the UHSCE training course commences on 20 Feb and 20 March 2018.

Deadline for application is 15 January 2018.

Before you apply: Please note places are limited and priority consideration will be given to NHS England volunteers/Patient and Public Voice (PPV) Partners. Participants are asked to pay a deposit to the course provider to secure a place. The deposit is refunded on completion of the course.


Empowering citizens and patients to participate

Who is it for? Patients and members of the public who want to find out more about the health system and how they can get involved in shaping it.
Type of learning: Workshop materials to run local workshops.
Duration of course: Half day.
Course dates: Can be held at a time to suit you.
How to apply: Download the workshop resources and run the workshop yourself for free, or contact South East Commissioning Support Unit about a facilitated session.