Training and research

Working for us means being part of a skilled and dedicated team of staff.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to providing a wide range of education and training programmes for all its staff according to their needs to ensure the provision of patient safety and good quality care. It does not matter where you work or what you do, everyone at the Trust has access to training and development opportunities.

All new employees complete the Trust’s induction programme when they start work. Medical staff who are starting out of sequence or locum doctors who are called in at short notice should complete the appropriate medical induction e-learning programme which can be accessed from the links below:

Please be aware that these e-learning programmes are for new starters to the Trust only. If you are an existing member of staff, you must access this training through the ESR system from your computer’s desktop.

Volunteers induction and core learning

Please note: The package is password protected.   Please contact Andrew Tysoe on 01522 307339 or by email [email protected] for the password. This application automatically opens in a pop-up window and JavaScript is required

Paediatric Specialty induction

Doctors joining paediatrics at Lincoln County Hospital – this is for information only so please read before starting with us. The package is password-protected, please contact Leigh Moreland by email on [email protected] for the password.

General surgery and urology speciality induction

ICT training computerised systems e-learning for agency/locum nursing staff

This area is for nurses who have been booked into a shift at one of our hospitals and have been asked to complete an ICT e-learning package about one of our computer systems. You need to complete this in order for you to be able to perform your duties before you commence your work for the Trust. To allow training records to be kept up to date please ensure you email [email protected] stating your name, the site and department you will be working in and the topic you have completed e-learning for, you can also use this email for any queries.

In addition, the Trust provides core learning updates for all staff both through e-learning programs and in the classroom, which make it easy to learn at a time and place which is convenient to the individual. Full details of core learning are available to ULHT staff from the learning and organisational development area of the Trust’s intranet site and accessible through ESR.

We provide fantastic learning and development opportunities for our staff. We also run a series of programmes throughout the year.

Training our staff

Our Learning and Development team provide all staff with access to a programme of learning and development opportunities including:

Leadership programmes

  • Level 1 – Stepping up to Management Programme
    This programme is aimed at bands 3 to 5 staff wishing to develop their career in a management role. If you are preparing for your first role in management, this course will provide a good foundation on which to build your skills.
  • Level 2 – Leadership in Practice Programme
    A programme for managers and leaders at bands 6 and 7 aimed at developing effective, rounded leaders who are ambassadors for excellent care and work with pride and passion for their patients and for our organisation.
  • Level 3 – Senior Leadership Development Programme
    This programme is aimed at bands 8 and above. At ULHT we are on a quality improvement journey with a clear vision of becoming a clinically led, managerially supported organisation as soon as possible. We recognise that high quality patient services need high quality leadership so we have designed this leadership development programme, specifically for our senior leaders, both clinical and non-clinical to enhance their leadership strengths and ability to make a difference to the lives of our patients and our staff.
  • Senior Leadership Forum
    We have established a Senior Leadership Forum for all senior managers, clinical directors and heads of service. The forums are held quarterly and are an opportunity for us to get together, network and develop a clear picture of what leadership looks like at ULHT and support us all in our leadership roles. Along with these programmes we provide a range of other supportive organisational development interventions.

For medical staff we also now have:

  • A clinical senate
    The clinical senate brings together senior clinicians and managers to learn, share and discuss current topics of interest from a national, health community and local level in an open and informal environment.
  • A consultant induction pack
    Designed to help consultant staff, new to the Trust, this information is a helpful resource on joining the Trust.

Further updating and career development opportunities for medical staff are available through programmes organised by the postgraduate medical education centres and the GP Specialty Training Programme.

Library and Knowledge Services: providing resources and services to support your education, continuing professional development and training. Staff can visit the intranet site to access electronic resources, our services, or pop in to the hospital libraries for books and more information from our staff.

Research and Innovation

Clinical Research Facility

Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education


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