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Welcome to Practical Skills Training

Tell me I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.

Hello my name is Mark Dearden, Director of Practical Skills training and welcome to our website. Practical skills training is a new training company which specialises in the field of Moving and Handling and also the Prevention and Management of Aggression (PMA). In all our training we aim to develop the knowledge and skill application of all of our delegates. We can achieve this in many ways dependant on our audience, whether its awareness training, skills for new staff, updating existing staff or by providing a train the trainer course.

I am a Registered General Nurse and  have 25 years experience working in the NHS. This includes working in acute, mental health, learning disability and community sectors. My experience includes working as a nurse, ward manager, Moving and Handling Specialist, Head of Learning and Development including managing Prevention and management of Aggression training.

Outside of the NHS I also have extensive experience providing learning and development for social care providers and pre registration education.

I have a extensive range of trainers, working in a range of backgrounds who support the delivery of trainers.

For further information of courses we can provide please click on the tabs at the top of website or you can phone 07557333814 or email enquiries@practicalskillstraining.co.uk

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Prevention & Management of Agression News

Devon restraint death man Leslie Douthwaite was ‘a gentleman’ – 14 May 2015

Leslie Douthwaite, 38, died in hospital three days after being restrained A man who died after becoming unconscious while being restrained outside a bar in Devon was a “larger than life gentleman” his wife has said. Leslie Douthwaite, 38, from Widnes in Cheshire, died in hospital three days after being restrained outside Murphy’s Roadhouse in

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National Back Exchange Conference 2015 – ‘A must for anyone interested in continually learning in this field’

The National Back Exchange has released its programme for its annual conference which will run from the 28th – 30th September 2015. Click here for further information including whats included each day

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