Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.

Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Learning and Organisational Development

A man at a conference The Learning and Organisational Development Department is a key contributor to fulfilling and supporting the quality priorities of the Trust.

Lifelong learning and ongoing professional development are important principles supported by the Trust. We are committed to providing new learning opportunities, delivered in a variety of different ways to help staff achieve the best possible ongoing personal and professional development for them.

By encouraging and supporting the professional development of our staff, the high standard of care of our patients and service users be maintained and continually improved. This is reinforced within our suite of Learning and Organisational Development Prospectuses and our Learning and Organisational Development Strategy for 2014-2019.


Training opportunities

As a Trust employee, you will be given access to a wide portfolio of education and training opportunities including:

  • core induction 
  • essential training
  • therapeutic and clinical skills training
  • IT training
  • skills for work and life advice and support
  • leadership and management development training
  • training around the Trust's core philosophy of recovery 

All members of staff employed by the Trust are required to undertake core essential training relevant to their job role, some of which can be completed via e-Learning. Regular ‘training needs analysis' is carried out to ensure that the essential training that staff have to complete is both current, fit for purpose and relevant to service need.


Other initiatives

A woman at a conferenceOther initiatives developed, facilitated and supported by the Learning and Organisational Development Department include:

  • the creation, implementation and reporting of e-learning packages
  • regular accurate monitoring and reporting of training activity 
  • organising apprenticeships, work placements and work experience - here is a short film about apprenticeships
  • Investors in People accreditation
  • leadership development programmes for staff from varying pay bands and disciplines

Learning and Organisational Development trainers, tutors and facilitators work hard to design and deliver training courses and programmes; provide advice and guidance around learning opportunities; assist staff in their roles and support vocational learning, enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives.

As a department we see one of our signature strengths as being our responsiveness to our customers. The Trust employs nearly 9,000 employees across a huge geographical area and we are constantly working hard to develop ways in which training can be facilitated and delivered ensuring the learning experience is both informative and as enjoyable as possible for our staff.  


Professional conduct guides



If you would like to speak to someone about Learning and Organisational Development at Nottinghamshire Healthcare, please e-mail

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