Course Dates

Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Thursday 24th, and Friday 25th May 2018, £449 per person (incl. course pack, lunches and refreshments). 

Closing date for registration is Tuesday 17th April 2018

Maximum 20 participants

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STart Back Training


The STarT Back training team at the Arthritis Research UK 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.

However not everyone is able to attend an educational programme and in this section of the web site there is information and tools to help those who wish to develop their own in house training.

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

  • Learning needs assessment – shape education to the needs of the individual
  • Educational materials – knowledge that underpins the SB approach
  • Peer-based support groups – moving from knowledge to practice
  • Mentorship – supporting clinicians as they develop
  • Reflection –  feedback and response to areas that might be improved

*Disclaimer – use of the materials here does not certify or guarantee that an appropriate level of knowledge or skill has been attained by individuals using it.