e-LfH and its partners have already scooped a number of awards and accolades which recognise the major contribution it is making to training. Notably, a partnership with the Royal College of Radiologists led the way with the ground-breaking project R-ITI - the Radiology Integrated Training Initiative.
Regarded as "one of the most positive developments in medical education in 20 years", R-ITI firmly established a blue-print for successful e-learning in healthcare and is the subject of the many award wins outlined below.
Award win for NHS e-learning programme
Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme picked up the “Best Adapt Project” award at the Learning Pool 2016 awards.
Adapt is an open source authoring tool for creating fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning content and Learning Pool are one of the organisations behind the open source project. The award was given in recognition of the way the authoring tool has been used in HEE e-LfH’s MindEd for Families e-learning resource.
The “Best Adapt Project” judges were looking for evidence that the project is innovative and original and that the interactivity is used to reinforce learning. e-LfH certainly achieved this; pushing the limits of what can be done with Adapt and creating a comprehensive, graphically rich suite of resources of the highest quality. The team also used an innovative co-authoring model where parents and clinicians collaborated on each session along with e-LfH’s instructional designers.
HEE e-LfH’s MindEd for Families programme is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people who suffer from poor mental health. It was developed in partnership with a consortium to ensure this sensitive subject was handled appropriately and accurately, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, Young Minds, the National Children’s Bureau, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It also put parents at the heart of the authoring process to ensure that their views were represented and the output was right for them as the ultimate users of the content.
Commenting on HEE e-LfH’s recent win, Martin Sinclair, e-LfH Programme Lead, said: “HEE e-LfH is delighted to receive a Learning Pool award for the MindEd for Families programme. As e-learning professionals it is great to see that our good work has been recognised by the industry and we are all very proud of MindEd for Families. It is an important and necessary resource for people in very difficult situations and we hope that we can make a positive difference.”
For more information about HEE e-LfH’s programme please visit www.e-lfh.org.uk
Attached photograph shows from L to R:
• Sam Barbee – Sales and Marketing Director, Learning Pool
• Martin Sinclair – Programme Lead, e-Learning for Healthcare
• Wendy Lowe – Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare
• Deborah Limb – Chief Operations Officer, Learning Pool.
Learning Awards - Gold Award for Best e-learning project - Public Sector
e-LfH scoops the Gold Award for the ‘Best e-learning project – public sector’ at the 2014 e-Learning Age awards. The judges “were particularly impressed by the consistent approach to stakeholder engagement, the options for scaling, the variety of learning interventions, and the focus on evaluating the impact on behaviour and marketing. The programme meets different learning styles and abilities for a workforce that requires just-in-time learning and has limited flexibility to train without affecting 24/7 care. Working with thousands of clinical subject matter experts and myriad stakeholders, e-LfH is now recognised throughout the world for its vision, scope and skills, and its achievements in transforming UK healthcare training and patient care.”
Learning Awards - Gold Award for Innovation in Learning Services
Gold Award for Innovation in Learning Services (eFM) . Hosted by the Learning and Performance Institute. Judged against 170 diverse entries, e-Fetal Monitoring was “commended for its innovative knowledge base, summative assessments and bespoke case study tool, which will save training and litigation costs and save the lives of hundreds of babies a year."
e-learning age- Finalist ’e-learning industry award for outstanding achievement – corporate’ (e-LfH programme).
'Precious' international accolade for e-LfH
e-LfH and eXact learning solutions carried off the Platinum Award for established e-learning at the 2011 IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Awards. Competing against a global field of 50 finalists, the judges commended e-LfH and eXact for "the world's largest and most successful on-line medical content production initiative."
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e-learning age: 250 international entries - Silver Award
'Most innovative new learning hardware or software product’ (e-FM).
e-LA MCQ tool also short-listed in above category.
Oh, baby: e-SRH wins e-Gov award
e-LfH's e-Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare project carried off first prize in the e-Government 2010 awards, for Excellence in Learning and Skills. The judges said "e-SRH has revolutionised training in sexual and reproductive health. This nationally-validated course for healthcare practitioners has raised standards, widened access and enabled abolition of the face-to-face course. This improved training is saving the NHS £7.9m a year". Addressing the awards ceremony, the Prime Minister said "You have put Britain at the forefront of e-government delivery in the world. We have the technology and skills, we have the innovation and crucially we have the people." Congratulations also go to the e-Safeguarding Children and Young People team - SGC was a finalist in three separate award categories.
The e-Government National Awards are the primary technology awards for the public sector, and encompass national, local government, the NHS and the third sector. The awards ceremony was attended by 83 separate public sector organisations.
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Celebrating success - e-LfH wins at e-Learning Age Awards 2010
e-LfH scooped two awards at the recent 2010 e-Learning Age event. Despite over 200 entries from the UK, US, Europe and the Far East, e-GP carried off the Silver award in the 'Excellence in the production of e-learning content - public sector' category, going head to head with e-LfH's Adolescent Healthcare project, which had also been short-listed in this category. e-LA was awarded Bronze in the 'Best e-learning securing widespread adoption' category.
Gold Award Winner! e.learning age Awards 2009 - Best online or distance learning project
e-LfH's e-Learning Anaesthesia
project won gold for 'best online or distance learning project' at the prestigious e.learning age
awards ceremony in London on Thursday 12 November 2009.
This gives e-LfH its fourth consecutive gold winning year with e.learning age! On top of the gold award e-LfH is also proud to have had another of its projects, e-Learning for Adolescent Health, shortlisted in the same category this year.
The judges were 'bowled over' by this initiative, and were impressed by the way 'it has been enthusiastically embraced by both trainees and exceeded its objectives'.
e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) is an interactive online resource supporting training and professional development in the specialty of anaesthesia. e-LA contains knowledge, revision and self-assessment e-learning sessions to support the delivery of the anaesthetic curriculum in an online format. An extensive e-Library and e-CPD area extend its reach to support specialist continuing professional development and revalidation. Self-directed learning is encouraged and users can access the learning resources at a time and place that suits their individual needs.
Developed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in partnership with DH e-Learning for Healthcare, it is available for free to all anaesthetists practising in the NHS.
Ed Hammond and Andrew McIndoe, Clincal leads for the e-LA project, said:
"We are delighted to have won this award which recognises the efforts, commitment and expertise of our authors, editors and development team who have worked together to produce a learning resource of outstanding quality for anaesthesia and the NHS."
Adding to this Dr Julia Moore, National Director at e-LfH said:
"To have our projects recognised year after year amongst such impressive shortlists is excellent recognition for us and our team. Thank you to everyone involved for making both e-Learning Anaesthesia and e-Learning for Adolescent Health such successful projects."
For more information and details of how to register visit www.e-LA.org.uk.
Silver Award in IT Training Awards 2009 - Innovation in Training Services of the Year
The Department of Health's e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), in partnership with the Royal College of Radiologists, is delighted to have received the Silver Award for Innovation in Training Services at the IT Training Awards 2009. This accolade was awarded for the partnership's innovative work on the Radiology Integrated Training Initiative - R-ITI.
The judges' citation reads: "The sheer size and scope of the programme - over 600 hours of learning built by an internal development team - was impressive. A sound blended learning approach was adopted and the programme has been recognised as an exemplar by the NHS which is now extending the approach to other clinical subjects.
"The way in which learning has been made available in the workplace for radiologists was a particular merit of the entrant."
For more information visit www.ittrainingawards.co.uk.
Winner! e-Government National Awards 2008 - e-Government Excellence in Learning and Skills
Finalist in e-Government National Awards 2008 - e-Government Excellence: Leadership and Professionalism
Winner! e.learning age Awards 2008 - Gold Award for Best Online or Distance Learning Product
Winner! e.learning age Awards 2007 - Gold Award for Excellence in the production of e-learning content.
Finalist in WOLCE Awards 2007 - Bespoke Solution of the Year & Blended Solution of the Year.
Winner! IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2007 - Silver Award for the greatest impact of the use of technology in support of learning.
Runner Up in GC Awards for Innovation 2007 -Best project within an organisation: runner up.
Winner! e-Learning Age Awards 2006 - Best e-Learning Team of the Year (Plus a Special Mention for Best e-Learning on a Budget)
"The amazing achievements of this team set it apart from all other award entries this year".
Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards - Skills Development: Highly Commended (2nd place).