Yeovil Academy is a multi-professional centre providing education to all staff and professional groups. The Academy contains a full range of modern presentation facilities, a clinical skills laboratory, IT and library resources and an induction loop system which is available for those with hearing difficulties.

Many courses are available, including First Aid, Clinical Skills, Advanced Life Support, Manual Handling, NVQs, Principles of Leadership, Enhanced Recovery and more.

The academy is the hospital’s in-house education and training facility incorporating all of the functions of teaching for staff and students. We also offer a selection of training courses and events to external organisations and individuals.

The Academy maintains strong links with several higher education institutions and we aim to provide an environment that encourages and supports both practical learning and formal education.

The Academy promotes equal access to learning and is committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all individuals and service users.

To contact the academy email: Yeovilacademy@ydh.nhs.uk or telephone 01935 384585.

The Academy rooms are available for hire to external organisations. All room bookings include standard equipment in the price. This includes laptop, projector, OHP, flipchart and pens and Internet access. A TV/Video/DVD is also available.

The Academy reception is staffed within normal office hours Monday to Friday. Administration facilities including photocopying are also available, if required, at competitive rates.

Rooms can be booked for a full day, half day or by the hour and are available during evenings and at weekend as well as throughout normal office hours. A discount will be given for block bookings.

Academy roomSeating capacity
Seminar Room 216
Seminar Room 330
Seminar Room 528
Seminar Room 619
Seminar Room 915
Marsh Jackson Lecture Room80

For further details and prices please contact the Academy on tel: 01935 384649 or email yeovilacademy@ydh.nhs.uk All bookings will be handled in accordance with our operational policy (available below).

Room Hire Policy

Catering is available to order through the Academy for any event, no matter how big or small. The hospital’s canteen has provided an excellent quality service to users of the Academy for many years. A set price list for refreshments and buffet-style meals is available. Special orders will be tailored to your requirements and budget on individual request.

For further details or to discuss your individual requirements please contact the Yeovil Academy by telephone or by email.

Details of our courses can be found within our Prospectus and Booking section. Copies of our Prospectus, Academy Leaflet and Booking Policy can be downloaded from the Prospectus and Booking section.

The Academy run one-day events designed for those interested in careers in Midwifery, Nursing or Medicine as a career.

Individuals must be aged 16 or above to attend these events.

Attendance at each event costs £50, including lunch and refreshments.

Please contact Elaine Cox in the Academy on 01935 384529 for more information or email elaine.cox@ydh.nhs.uk

A day with midwives

This years event is taking place on Saturday 7th October 2017. A day with midwives is designed for people aged 16 or over who might be considering midwifery as a career, to come and learn more.

Nurse open day – for all nurses qualifying in February 2018

The Preceptorship Nurse open day will take place on 26 July 2017. To find out more and apply – see here.

Staffed Hours: Monday-Friday 8am–6pm
There is 24/7 access to the library and IT suites for NHS staff.

Learning Resources

Books, journals, multimedia PCs, a colour photocopier, binding and laminating machines, a scanner, a daily newspaper and online databases are all available in the Academy Library. There is also wifi access in the library.

Books

The Library holds a well-balanced, current and comprehensive collection of over 7,500 books for reference. Members of the general public and outside organisations may borrow items from the Library by becoming an associate member at a cost of £50.00 per annum. Access to the library as a reference facility is free of charge. The library has always been multi-disciplinary and covers a wide range of health-related literature, sociology and management at all levels. Users and tutors are consulted on book selection, and books on core lists and recommended reading lists are purchased.

Journals

There are over 120 print journal titles in stock, with the library subscribing to approximately 50, covering many aspects of healthcare. Back copies are kept for at least ten years where space allows, and many are available electronically. Articles available electronically can be provided by the Library staff for the cost of printing. Articles may be photocopied from these journals, subject to the “Copyright Licensing Agency Guidelines for the NHS in England”, displayed by the photocopier.

The Library can be contacted on email at library@ydh.nhs.uk or by phoning 01935 384495.

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Details of our training activities can be found within our prospectusBefore booking your place on any of our courses or events please do read our course booking policy  These documents can be found to download at the end of this page.

Quotes from users of the Academy

“This is a brief note to thank you and your colleagues immensely for your tremendous help with the organisation and running of PACES [Physicians’ examinations]. Although this was the first time we hosted PACES at Yeovil, the efficiency and co-ordination of the team was exemplary. I am extremely grateful to you and your colleagues in the Academy for all your hard work.” Dr Rajendra Sinha

“Thank you very much for your assistance. Everyone who attended was very pleased with the faciilities and the food provided – we will definitely use the Academy again in the future.” Comments following an RCN study day

“Training leads and the students have all fed back on how excellent the facilities are and how flexible you and your team have been in allowing the course to run within the Academy.”  South Western Ambulance Service

“I was made to feel welcome not just by the delegates but also by yourself and the other staff at the Academy. We are more than happy to come to Yeovil again.” A&L Healthcare Consultancy

“Can I just say how good it is to have these in house study days where staff are more able to attend. The feedback from my staff has been very positive about the content as well… keep up the good work and keep those study days happening.”  YDH Nursing Sister