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Training, policies & newsletters


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Training, policies & newsletters

This page contains links to training materials, previous newsletters and resources such as leaflets and posters. It also shows the key policy documents alongside the SPARRA models that were developed in response.

Policy Context
2012 SPARRA Version 3
2008 SPARRA MD Download PDF file*
& SPARRA All Ages
2006 Classic SPARRA

* The SPARRA MD (mental disorder) report was written in January 2009. Please note that this model has since been discontinued. However, mental health data is incorporated into SPARRA (version 3) which includes hospital admissions to psychiatric wards (from SMR04 in the last 3 years) when calculating a person’s risk of having an emergency admission to hospital in the next 12 months.



Module 1
Online training has been produced using Knowledge Accelerator™. Module 1 covers the basic steps in how to access, run, save and export reports from SPARRA Online.

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A PDF version of the training document can be found here: SPARRA-User-Guide-V4 Download PDF file [1421kb]



SPARRA - An introduction Download PDF file [525kb]

SPARRA in Action - Uses & Benefits Download PDF file [516kb]


NHS Scotland Event 2011 SPARRA Poster Download PDF file [1149kb]

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