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Training and Staff Development
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Education, training and learning

We offer all our staff life-long learning opportunities so they can keep their skills up to date....

Training and development is an integral part of working for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to ensure we continually provide excellent patient care and treatment.


We are proud of our commitment to the education, training and learning opportunities we offer to our employees.  We see education, training and learning as an essential tool to improving care and organisational effectiveness.

When you any need help and support with any individual learning requirements or local training needs, the members of the various training teams will be happy to assist you with your professional development


There are five main streams of Education within the Trust:

  • Staff Development (Facilitating a range of internal and external opportunities for all Staff). Telephone 01322 428100 ext 4920, 01322 428552 or 01322 428551.

  • Medical Education (Specifically designed to meet the needs of Medical Staff)

  • Nurse Education (Specifically designed to meet the needs of Nursing Staff)

Maria Kelly – Medical Devices Co-ordinator x8253, Lisa Tritton – Clinical Skills Tutor  x4350, Denise Aspland - Senior Nurse x8878
  • Clinical Systems Development (Offering training on key Trust systems and Microsoft programmes). Telephone 01322 428100 ext 8962, 4373 or 4320

  • Staff Library (Open to all Staff)


The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and life long learning for all staff. You will be appraised annually against the NHS Knowledge Skills Framework, and agree a personal development plan with your manager.

Staff Development, Darent Valley Hospital, Darenth Wood Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 8DA

Tel: 01322 428551