ACTION events and training

ACTION provides a platform for learning and education opportunities for all staff who work in alcohol care teams. 

Our programme is shaped by ACTION members and range from informal peer support sessions to structured learning that is eligible for CPD points. 

Our learning events include community of practice webinars, staff forums (including specific forums for Lead Alcohol Nurses and Band 3 and 4 nurses), National ACT collaboration days, peer review training and complex case discussions.

The Community of Practice webinar programme for 2024 is now available.

Access to these webinars and recordings is included in ACTION membership. Webinars are facilitated by the ACTION team with different speakers and topics each month.

Community of Practice webinars allow staff from alcohol care teams to network and learn about topics that are useful for the development of alcohol care team service provision.

Below is an overview of previous webinar topics:

  • Lived experience – the power of storytelling
  • How ACTs can facilitate multiagency responses to ED frequent attenders with alcohol
  • Nutrition and Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD)
  • Q&A changes in administration of Pabrinex
  • Alcohol Withdrawal and Neurotransmitters
  • Support for family members

ACTION holds an annual face to face National ACT collaboration days to bring ACT clinicians together from across the country to celebrate past achievements and identify solutions and developments for the future.

Previous collaboration days have been held in March 2023 and September 2023. 

The National ACT collaboration day for 2024 will be announced shortly. 

Peer reviewer training is accessible to ACTION members who would like to become peer reviewers and have not taken part in the training before. Becoming a peer reviewer is an opportunity for development in your own role and support quality improvement within other alcohol care teams.

Training sessions occur regularly on Microsoft Teams and are facilitated by a member of the ACTION project team.

Upcoming dates are:

  • 19 July 2024, 11am-12pm
  • 18 September 2024, 1pm-2pm

To book your place, please complete this short online booking form. Once approved by the ACTION project team, you will receive a Microsoft Teams invite.

For questions regarding the training or additional dates please email action@rcpsych.ac.uk.

See more information regarding the benefits of becoming a peer reviewer