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NHS Partners


Welcome to LDU Community

LDU Community provides 21st century learning and development to 21st century health and social care organisations across Northumberland.  As an “employer led” service, we strive to ensure that all elements of the service we offer help our partners meet the demanding challenges faced by health and social care providers.


Our mission statement is:

“To provide consistently high quality, customer focussed education and learning which develops and enhances the knowledge and skills of the health and social care workforce to meet the needs of patients and services users within the wider community”


The diverse background and experience of our team enables us to provide innovative approaches and solutions required to support employers in a largely rural county.  We have the skills, knowledge, resources and facilities to offer individually tailored packages of learning and development, including delivery and support, as needed by our partners. 


Through a rigorous quality assurance process, we can guarantee all partners that all training material included in our programmes is relevant, current and meets statutory, legislative and regulatory body requirements.  Our programmes are regularly monitored, evaluated and agreed in partnership with specialist colleagues within appropriate disciplines.  All trainers delivering programmes on behalf of LDU Community are subject to a robust peer observation process by two members of the team, on a bi-annual basis, including trainers employed by commissioned suppliers.


Our catalogue of training includes 50 distinct subject areas, 85% delivered directly by qualified professionals within the team.  The knowledge and experience of our trainers gives LDU Community the flexibility to work with you to design and provide tailor-made training programmes to meet your individual service needs.  This is supported by the benefit of being delivered within your own establishment, during protected times convenient to your specific working arrangements.  This means that we bring the training to you — utilising your time and space for bespoke in-house delivery.


We value the strong partnerships we forge with all of the services and employers with whom we work; if we can support your organisation in any way, we would be happy to receive your enquiry; please see the “Contact us” page for details.