Changes to Mandatory Training


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Over the next few months there will be some changes to some of your Mandatory Training topics.

The changes will include:

  • How often you will need to refresh your Mandatory Training with some training topics moving to a 3 year refresh cycle.
  • How you access your Mandatory Training with some topics now being accessed directly from ESR.

The change will show on your Training Interface record, some topics will change to Amber for the first time. We will write to you individually to inform you when your topics are about to change to Amber.

These changes are happening to align with Health Education England Guidelines on Mandatory Training frequency and to enable a smooth transition of training between NHS Trusts.

We are asking that when these topics turn to Amber, please can you take the time to complete the training package on ESR.

The topics that will change over this time will be:

  • Equality & Diversity
  • Health & Safety (known as Risk & Safety)
  • Moving and Handling Lower Risk
  • Basic Prevent Training

If you have any questions about any of the information shared in this article, please contact a member of the team at

Changes to Mandatory Training