Continuing Professional Development

Training, elearning, and other resources for continuing professional development

In this section you will find details of training and resources offered by local NHS continence resource teams, the national provider OntexID and we'll be adding to the section on an ongoing basis with useful information.

Ontex iD

The national provider of bladder and bowel products, Ontex iD, has a number of guides and eLearning

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ONT5768 - ID EXPERT FORM Fitting Guide - 27.05.2016_Page_1





ONT5768 - ID EXPERT LIGHT Fitting Guide - 18.05.2016_Page_1




ONT5768 - ID EXPERT SLIP Fitting Guide - 20.07.2016_Page_1




ONT5768 - SKINCARE GUIDE - 27.05.2016_Page_1






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Ontex iD eLearning Tool

This learning tool has been created to support care staff to develop their knowledge and understanding around the care and management of urine and faecal incontinence.  Access the elearning tool at







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NHS Grampian are offering the following opportunities for CPD:

Bladder and Bowel Study Sessions (January - June 2017)

Moray Continence Study Sessions (January - June 2017)

Programme of Visits - Nursing Homes and Residential Homes (January - June 2017)

Programme for Care Home Combined Nurse Specialists Training (February - June 2017)

You can find details of the NHS Grampian Continence Resource Team here.




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The theme of this year's programme is Continence Without Borders

To secure your place at conference please visit the registration website by following this link

You can find a flyer about the conference here and information on the Paediatric Continence Workshop here.


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Scottish Branch of the Association for Continence Advice invite you to their Annual General Meeting and Neurogenic Bowel study session.  

Delegate registration is now open for the Scottish Branch ACA AGM & Neurogenic Bowel Study Session

Programme for the Day
AGM and Neurogenic Bowel Study Session

Date: 10th March 2017
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Stirling Court Hotel

This session equates to 4 ½ hours shared learning for revalidation
Email Registration Form to:

The study session is free of charge for ACA Members. However, non-members are welcome to attend the study session for a small fee of £50 or why not join the ACA for £50 a year (pay direct debit option available and save even more) and attend this and all other ACA Scotland events free of charge, potentially saving you £200 during 2017
For ACA members: For any reason that you are not able to attend you must notify the ACA by Tuesday 28th February, or, alternatively nominate a colleague to take your place by emailing

For further information please contact or read the event flyer

Brains and Bladders: The Anticholinergic Burden Conundrum or Managing Patients Within Nursing and Care Homes:

Free half day professional development sessions open to clinical leads, medical staff, registered nurses, care home managers and allied health professionals.

Astella Pharma Ltd would like to invite clinical leads, medical staff, registered nurses, care home managers and allied health professionals, to attend one of the CPD sessions they are hosting in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Session 1 is taking place on the Saturday 18 March in Glasgow from 9am to 12:45hrs

Title: Brains and Bladders: The Anticholinergic Burden Conundrum!

Venue: Village Hotel Club, 7 Festival Gate, Glasgow, G51 1DA

Information and registration form 18 March 2017

Session 2 is taking place on the Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Edinburgh from 12:30hrs to 17:00hrs

Title: Managing Patients Within Nursing and Care Homes

Venue: Edinburgh Marriott Hotel, 111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8NF

Information and registration form 29 March 2017

In Partnership with Care Inspectorate, NHS Education for Scotland are holding workshops on: Person centred approaches to promoting continence and Preventing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract infections (CAUTI)

In Partnership with the Care Inspectorate, NHS Education for Scotland are holding workshops to explore and discuss:

  • Strategies to promote continence
  • Impact of good nutrition on bowel and bladder health
  • Impact of actively promoting continence on tissue viability
  • Infection prevention educations and CAUTI 

1ST Session is in Glasgow on Thursday, 16th March 2017

Venue: Millennium Hotel, George Square, Glasgow

2nd Session is in Inverness on Friday, 31st March 2017

Venue: Centre for Health Sciences, Old Perth Road, Inverness

Both afternoon sessions start at 12 Noon with registration and lunch from 12 noon until 12:30pm

Target audience: all care staff within the care home and care at home sector: Care Inspectorate staff can also attend one of these sessions if agreed with their line manager.

Registration for the 16 March Workshop and 31 March Workshop.

 Closing date for booking a place on the Workshop is Friday, 24th March 2017.  

Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment

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