Our healthcare courses make everyone better

We train healthcare professionals to get ahead in their career, including:

  • GPs
  • nurse practitioners
  • paramedics
  • health visitors
  • district nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • general nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • school nurses
  • pharmacists
  • practice nurses
  • physicians’ assistants
  • radiographers
  • health care assistants.

About Practitioner Development UK (PDUK)

PDUK trains healthcare professionals to be the best they can be

Our aim is to provide outstanding continuing professional development (CPD) for healthcare professionals and if the feedback we get from our clients is anything to go by, we’re doing a good job:

"This has been the fourth consecutive year that we have used PDUK for nurse and HCA CPD. We have consistently found them to be well organised, easy to work with and professional in all respects. Their courses are of the highest standard." Nurse manager and education lead, Kent.

Practitioner Development UK offers more than 275 fully certificated scheduled and in-house courses, delivered at a variety of locations in the UK and abroad. Our flexible training solutions count towards your CPD hours and give evidence for your professional portfolio.

We choose our tutors for their commitment to inspire clinical excellence via education. They are all practising clinicians who are experts in their fields, up to date with current medical practice and enjoy imparting their specialist knowledge.


Founder and director
Dr Debra Sharu (DPhil, ANP)
A true innovator in advanced practitioner education, Debra Sharu created PDUK more than a decade ago to fill the gap in the market for quality healthcare training. Dr Sharu is an academic and author, and has more than 40 years' experience as a practising clinician and educator in the UK and USA. She is a fully qualified family nurse practitioner.
• Dr Sharu's book Learning in the workplace examines a group of advanced nurse practitioners' first year of professional practice.