Booking Your Courses

How to Apply

Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form indicating which course(s) you wish to apply for.

Submit completed EOI form to [email protected]

The Training Hub will confirm funding approved and provide you with the link to book onto the course.

Please note:  These courses are not accessible from the public Essex EQUIP events page.  Only book via the links provided by the Training Hub

How to Book

To book one of these events you will need an EQUIP online account   If you have not already set one up, it is a free and simple process. If you already have an EQUIP online account, ensure this is current and states which Practice you are currently employed by.

To set up an EQUIP account please register here.

If you have any questions or need assistance contact any member of EQUIP by email [email protected] or telephone 01376 318730.

Event details

This event will be delivered online and is suitable for Nurses, AHPs GPs and Pharmacists who would like to understand more about the diagnosis and management of diabetes.  The day also enables you to network with colleagues and counts as 6 hours of CPD, using a collaborative learning approach, for your revalidation.

Friday 9th February 2024 – online

Event Details

This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they require to undertake venepuncture in general practice.

The one day course consists of:

  • A theory and practical skills.   This is then followed by a period of supervised practice with a nurse mentor.  A competency assessment package will be provided.
  • Please note the workshop takes place in person at the EQUIP training offices in Witham, Essex

All students need to have the full course of hepatitis B vaccination before starting the course in order to complete the practical competency.

Course content:

  • Legal and professional issues
  • The composition of blood
  • Anatomy and physiology of blood circulation
  • Common blood tests.
  • Venepuncture technique including a practical session
  • Health and safety
  • Infection control
  • Complications of venepuncture and how to prevent them

9th November 2023 – Face to Face at EQUIP offices in Witham

Event details

This session is suitable for any prescriber who would like an update on current issues in prescribing practice.  It also offers an opportunity to network online with other prescribers.

This collaborative learning event will count as a minimum of 3 hours of CPD for your revalidation with preparation study time to be added.

22nd January 2024 – online

16th February 2024 – online

Event details

An interactive and engaging approach to delivering a live streamed training session via Microsoft Teams. There is a maximum of 20 delegates on this course to facilitate learning. The trainer uses an interactive tool which can be used for voting, taking part in case studies, sharing ideas/opinions, Q&A’s and makes the course more interesting by being interactive. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the trainer.

7th & 8th May 2024 – Witham Training rooms

Event details

Suitable for Nurses, Physicians Associates, Clinical Pharmacists and Paramedics who are involved in, or would like to become involved in, the prevention, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.  The day  counts as 6 hours of CPD, using a collaborative learning approach, for your revalidation.

By the end of the day delegates will develop their knowledge of:

  • Risk factors for developing CVD including hypertension and dyslipidaemia and how to carry out competent risk assessment – QRisk 2, QRisk 3 and JBS3
  • The latest evidence for lifestyle interventions in CVD
  • Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome, TIA and stroke, PAD, AF and heart failure in primary care
  • The role of medication in managing these conditions
  • CKD and CVD : chicken and egg?

23rd October 2023 – online

Event Details

A popular study day for Practice Nurses that provides a general update on Family Planning and Sexual Health matters. Facilitated by Valerie McMunn.

Course content includes:

  • Emergency contraception and pregnancy testing.
  •  Intrauterine methods
  •  Depo Provera and Sayana Press
  •  Combined Oral Contraception
  •  Progesterone Pills
  • Safe Methods of Contraception related to BMI

18th January 2024

27th March 2024


Event Details

Learning outcomes:

  • To help raise awareness of developments in and up to date information about the menopause and perimenopause
  • Knowledge of all treatment options available
  • Enable discussion of all options with clients
  • To help general menopausal consultations and history taking
  • Specific development in skills of delivering the repeat prescription scenario
  • Feel confident in giving appropriate advice
  • Understand the importance of a good referral pathway when required
  • Allows discussion of relevant practice problems and their solutions

Two day course: 3rd & 17th November 2023 – online

Two day course: 3rd & 17th May 2024 – online

Event Details

A training event for Healthcare Professionals, who are new to managing COPD in Primary Care.

The course content will include:

  • Understanding the pathophysiology of COPD
  • Tools for diagnosis to include clinical history and spirometry practical session
  • Basic pharmacological management
  • Non – pharmacological management
  • Patient self-management
  • Co – morbidities

7th November 2023 – Witham Training Rooms

Event Details

This training course prepares healthcare professionals wishing to undertake the assessment process with the Association of Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP) to become certified in performing spirometry.

The course fee includes registration with the ARTP to complete the assessments.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Pathophysiology of lung disease
  • Equipment used for measuring lung function
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment
  • How to perform spirometry to the recommended quality assured standard (practical)
  • Errors and pitfalls
  • COVID and Spirometry in practice

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand pre-test requirements and patient safety
  • Infection control measures for equipment maintenance
  • Equipment calibration/verification both technically and biologically
  • CQC Requirements
  • Recognise common errors when performing the test
  • Understanding technical acceptability and reproducibility
  • Obtain a quality assured spirometry trace, with basic interpretation

Important Information

  • Students booked onto the ARTP Spirometry Certificate will be expected to start their assessment process immediately after the training and will only have 9 months to complete all elements.
  • By attending this course you agree to EQUIP sharing your name and email address with the ARTP.
  • Details of the certificate and supporting information can be found at You will have 9 months to complete all the assessment elements.
  • Courses that start prior to 15 days before the end of the month will be added to the next enrolment, otherwise, you will be enrolled the month after.
  • You will receive an email from the ARTP to advise you that you have been booked onto the certificate and it will give you information on the assessment process to forewarn you.
  • Once you are enrolled with the ARTP you will be emailed on the 1st working day of the month with the link to access the portfolio plus links to book your MCQ and/or OSCE assessments.

14th November 2023 – Witham Training Rooms

Event Details

A two-day introduction into Contraception Course for Healthcare Professionals.      Facilitated by Valerie McMunn

This is a two-day CPD accredited taught course for health professionals who are giving advice to women regarding their contraception requirement.

These two days will cover the most used methods of contraception, giving the practitioner enough information to be able to discuss the benefits and risks of each method.

The Topics discussed will include:- the menstrual cycle related to methods of contraception, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, oral contraceptive pills, injectable methods, intrauterine contraception and implants.

The teaching online will include scenarios, storytelling, delegate participation and a quiz.

After having completed the 2 days the delegates should feel confident to conduct a pill check and give injectable contraception as well as be able to give correct advice related to contraception methods. Only qualified staff should apply. These 2 days are also invaluable as a full update in contraception methods.

Two day course: 28th & 29th November 2023 – online

Two day course: 21st & 22nd March 2024

Event Details

This is a whistle-stop tour through cardiovascular disease, including risk factors – hypertension and dyslipidaemia as well as lifestyle – coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

The session will include the diagnosis and management of CVD and will focus on the importance of carrying out an effective review of those diagnosed with CVD.

8th December 2023 – online

Event Details

The aim of this session is to equip delegates with an evidence based approach to the holistic management of coronary heart disease (CHD).

By the end of this session attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • The impact of health inequalities in CHD
  • Acute and chronic coronary syndrome
  • The importance of blood pressure and lipid management in reducing future risk
  • The role of antiplatelets and dual antiplatelet therapy in CHD
  • Beta blockers, clacium channel blockers and nitrates – when to use and when to avoid

This course is suitable for Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals.

8th December 2023 – online

Event Details

This half-day workshop delivered online by Equip’s Clinical Lead, Dr Neema Jabbar, is for Practice Nurses, Nursing Associates and AHP’s working in primary care.

It will be useful for those healthcare professionals who are requesting and reviewing blood results as part of their role.

The course will cover the interpretation and management of the common blood tests requested in general practice, using case studies and flow charts to help you gain confidence in interpreting blood tests for patients.

Basic Agenda

  • FBC, U+Es, LFTs
  • For each group of blood panels- Case Study
  • Further learning and resources

24th January 2024 – online

20th March 2024 – online

This update is only suitable for healthcare professionals who have already completed immunisation/vaccination training.

This comprehensive immunisation update aims to support healthcare professionals to reflect on immunisation practice and identify areas for development to support the delivery of high quality and safe immunisations.


  • Current issues in immunisation (changes depending on national updates at time of delivery)
    MMR, HPV, Pneumococcal, Shingles, updates on Flu and COVID vaccination programmes, Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Syndrome (SCID) and live vaccines.
  • Recent epidemiology of vaccine preventable disease
  • Any changes to vaccine recommendations or national policy
  • Update on vaccine ordering, storage and administration
  • Any changes to legislation relevant to vaccination
  • Review of current practice, recent vaccine incidents and identification of areas for improvement
  • Q&As throughout the session

14th February 2024 – online

Event Details

Essential Skills for Registered Practice Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Paramedics

This study day is for registered Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Paramedics who wish to gain practical skills and an understanding of the care of patients with asthma.

The study day will cover the following topics:

  • Pathophysiology of the respiratory system
  • Disease process
  • Causes and triggers of asthma
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Treatment choices
  • Inhalers and technique (John Bell)
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Reviewing the patient key points
  • Pathophysiology of the respiratory system
  • Disease process
  • Causes and triggers of asthma
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Treatment choices
  • Inhalers and technique (John Bell)
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Reviewing the patient key points

5th March 2024 – Witham Training Rooms

2-day Introduction to Immunisation course

Suitable for healthcare professionals who need to complete a 2-day theory training.

The training will cover all aspects of immunisation practice in line with PHEs Immunisation Training Standards for Healthcare Practitioners tailored to the context of General Practice.

Sessions included

  • The aims of immunisation, national vaccine policy and schedules
  • The immune response to vaccines and how vaccines work
  • Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccines for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, Hib, pertussis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, rotavirus, HPV, pneumococcal, meningococcal disease (all strains), flu, COVID and shingles.
  • The different types of vaccines, their composition and the indications and contraindications
  • Current issues in immunisation
  • Legal issues in immunisation
  • Documentation, record keeping and reporting
  • Storage and handling of vaccines
  • Correct administration of vaccines
  • Adverse events following immunisation
  • Communicating with patients, parents and carers about vaccines
  • Strategies for optimising immunisation uptake

Please note: the course covers the curriculum knowledge for all the vaccine programmes from 8 week old babies all the way through to 70-79 year olds having shingles vaccine.  Delegates will need to have a Supervisor in the Practice who ideally is a healthcare professional trained and experienced in Immunisation who will sign off their knowledge and skill competency after the course through assessment in practice.

26th & 27th March 2024 – Ivy Hills Hotel

Essex EQUIP is pleased to announce that Jane Chiodini, MBE, will return to deliver this Travel Health Update in May 2023.

This event only takes place once a year so please do not miss it! 

The day will be of benefit to all experienced travel health practice nurses and serve as a good annual update.  Course content will be confirmed close to the course date.

25th September 2024 – Lion Inn, Boreham


Event Details

The aim of this half day workshop is to provide Healthcare Professionals with the knowledge and skills they require to undertake foot checks on patients with diabetes.

Course content:

  • An overview of diabetes
  • Risk factors and identifying common foot problems in diabetes
  • The importance of foot screening
  • How to carry out a foot screening
  • How to assess risk and next steps

24th November 2023

Event Details

This course is ideal for those new to ECG interpretation as well as those requiring a refresher.

Course content:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understanding normal ECG
  • Cardiac axis
  • Normal ECG training and variations due to injury/disease

31st January 2024