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About Us

It was 1992 in Chester when A&E nurses Mike Roberts and Ken Russell set up M&K Update Services in response to a lack of credible CPD. The NMC PREP project was in its infancy and the then national boards lacked a programme of short courses UK-wide.

The first M&K project was a national conference for A&E, and then came The ECG Workshop, Advanced Haemodynamic Monitoring, legal courses and the portfolio grew!

Prior to becoming Registered Nurses Mike had a background as a medic in the armed forces and Ken as an ambulance technician. Their partners, a registered nurse and a midwife, still work within the health service.

Today, M&K is regarded as the UK’s leading provider of credible and up to date short courses for all health professionals including Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals, Doctors, Dental Care Professionals and Healthcare Support Workers.

Mike and Ken still head the company which has a dedicated and experienced administration team based in the Lake District.

Now M&K Update Ltd offer over 50 open courses all over the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Services include national conferences, publishing and through a KTP project gaining Government funding, the company launched e-Learning courses in 2012.

Working with M&K

Clinical experts with a proven teaching track record deliver courses. Books are edited and written by clinicians and academics and it is from these areas we will be drawing from to develop the e-learning portfolio.

If you are looking for freelance teaching work, have an idea for a book or would like to be considered as an e-learning contributor we would like to hear from you.


Working In New Ways

In addition to the UK-wide programme of open courses you find listed on this website we run in excess of 400 training courses at clients’ premises, through our In-House service, details can be found on our In-House Training page.

Partnerships & Flexibility

In 2011 a Northern England community trust queried whether we would consider running training in their locality as opposed to the nearest city. Soon and working with the Trust we developed a portfolio specific to their training needs, the courses are open to external candidates and are proving a great success.

Similarly a Health Centre in South East England asked if we would consider utilising their facilities to run courses, again working with the centre to market locally the venue is proving extremely popular.


Courses are geared so that on completion you will be well prepared to return to your clinical area to practice under supervision and work towards competence. We also include guidance on this.

Our Customers

Since 1992 our customers have changed! Of course we are heavily involved with the NHS but our customers are drawn from a wide variety of organisations, settings and companies that include:

  • NHS Hospitals
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Community and Mental Health Trusts
  • GP Surgeries and Health Centres

Along with:

  • Professional Sports Teams
  • HM Forces and security services - UK and abroad
  • Charities Universities, Schools and Colleges
  • Insurance companies
  • Occupational Health Teams

Independent Healthcare Providers including:

  • Abbey Hospitals
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Care Fertility
  • Circle Health
  • Classic Hospitals
  • Harmoni
  • HCA International
  • Marie Stopes International
  • Medical Diagnostics & Imaging Group
  • Nations Healthcare
  • Nuffield Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Spire Healthcare Ltd
  • UK Specialist Hospitals Ltd

Whatever your healthcare training requirement is, we are sure M&K Update can develop a suitable solution for you and your organisation. Contact us for further details.


Mike Roberts & Ken Russell
Managing Directors
M&K Update Ltd.


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