The STarT Back training team at the Versus Arthritis Primary Care Centre, Keele University have run training courses for several years. There are two elements to becoming proficient in the STarT Back approach: background theory behind the concept of targeting and screening treatment, and ongoing reflective learning based in the healthcare workplace of each individual clinician.

It is important to realise that becoming proficient in the STarTBack Approach involves a number of steps:

1- Learning needs assessment – shape education to the needs of the individual

2- Educational materials – knowledge that underpins the SB approach

3- Peer-based support groups – moving from knowledge to practice

4- Mentorship – supporting clinicians as they develop

5- Reflection – feedback and response to areas that might be improved

Please note:

The training comprises of two elements. The first element- online training course- is prerequisite to the second element- StartBack Training Day which takes place here at Keele University Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, Keele, UK. Following the successful completion of the online course please contact Nicola Evans for details of the upcoming course via email or phone +44 (0) 1782 733868

Training content

Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete

8 modules

Includes self-assessment and certification

Training is free but please respect our copyrights T&Cs

Project team: Simon Somerville, Adrian Chudyk, Gail Snowden, Kay Stevenson,