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TEL News - October

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by admin No Comments

TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all that is Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Healthcare. TEL NEWs includes information from Health Education England’s (HEE) TEL Programme team, the e-Learning for Healthcare Programme, e-Learning and Simulation Leads across the local offices and other updates we think you’ll find useful.

Click the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

Simulation faculty development resources

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by admin No Comments

HEE – NW have developed five e-learning resources to help in simulation faculty development and CPD. The aims of these resources are to introduce certain key areas and ensure staff have a common mental model of simulation and the educational process that under pins it. These resources are used in the North West as pre-learning prior to a face to face session by the North West Simulation Education Network’s (NWSEN) faculty development course.

This course has been running since 2010 and has trained over 650 staff. The elements of the program cover an introduction to the core areas of Simulation based learning and include:-

  • Introduction to simulation based learning
  • Educational theory and practice for simulation based learning
  • An introduction to human factor and patient safety
  • Delivering the simulation based learning scenario
  • Debriefing the simulation based learning event

As well as being used together the modules can also be used to support bespoke sessions or training. The human factors course has been used as pre-learning for a number of different sessions by both Royal Colleges, NHS organisations and universities.

For more information and to access the e-learning programme for free click here

GIANT innovations planned for November

Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by admin No Comments

The GIANT (Global Innovation and New Technology) Health Event is coming to London on 16-18 November and the Health Education England TEL Programme is part of it

Click here to learn why we need GIANT from our two co-Chairs, John Nosta – digital health evangelist and health advisor to Google, and Shafi Ahmed – global surgeon and virtual reality pioneer.

GIANT is bringing together diverse stakeholders from the global health community to London.  Delegates and speakers include pioneers from the USA, India, and Europe, from large global corporates through to SMEs and start-ups, covering pharma, biotech, NHS, IT, investors and the general consumer.

The event’s interdisciplinary forum will showcase leading technologies and accelerate innovation worldwide by bringing ideas and people in a uniquely inspirational and creative environment.  Click here for latest programme news and speaker announcements.

Don’t miss GIANT!

To book your ticket and receive a 50% discount click  here and use code HEETEL50.

How culturally aware are you?

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 by admin No Comments

A new e-learning tool has been launched to better support NHS clinicians in how to meet the diverse needs of all patients and families.

The new learning resource, entitled Cultural Competence, aims to support clinicians in the NHS to gain knowledge and understanding of the issues around culture and health; and how this might influence health care outcomes.

Funded by Health Education North Central East London (HENCEL) and developed from work initially undertaken as part of the Mary Seacole Awards, the new resource has been created to improve communication between patients and clinicians and enhance staff confidence in navigating and responding to the varied needs of their patients. Cultural competence supports the provision of quality and safe health services and this e-learning tool aims to highlight the key issues relating to culture which may influence the uptake of health care and treatment options.

The resource, developed by Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme, includes animation, interactive activities and opportunities for self-reflection and evaluation. The e-learning programme covers three modules, the first two for all health professionals and the third specifically aimed at midwives. It was developed through exploratory and development work examining midwives’ knowledge, understanding and experiences of providing culturally sensitive care as well as the needs of black and minority ethnic service users’ and their experiences of maternity service provision.

For more information about Cultural Competence and to access the e-learning visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cultural-competence/

New e-learning launched on principles of safety and risk

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by admin No Comments

NHS Digital, in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), has developed an e-learning programme on safety, risk management and risk mitigation.

The e-learning resource is designed to support health and social care organisations and manufacturers of Health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation, all within the context of Health IT by implementing the safety standards, SCCI 0129 and SCCI 0160.

The safety standards provide a framework that supports a systematic approach to clinical risk management during the development and use of Health IT systems. The standards establish the need for organisations to establish a clinical safety case to support the development and use of such systems.

The core course comprise seven sessions and one assessment session as follows:

  • Session 1 – Introduction to Clinical Safety and Safety Standards
  • Session 2 – Clinical Risk Management System
  • Session 3 – Clinical Risk Management Process: Activities
  • Session 4 – Clinical Risk Management Process: Deliverables
  • Session 5 – Hazard Assessment
  • Session 6 – Deployment, Use and Decommissioning
  • Session 7 – Clinical Safety Incidents
  • Session 8 – Assessment Module

In addition there are two ‘best practice guidelines’ sessions that are designed for health and social care organisations as follows:

  • Session 1 – Telehealth
  • Session 2 – Safety Critical Systems

The e-learning is supplemented by a one day class-based course which will provide the knowledge and tools to support compliance with the safety standards and empower clinical safety officers to sign off and approve safety documentation.

For more information and to access the e-learning programme for free click https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/clinical-risk-management-training

e-Learning for overseas visitor cost recovery

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the Department of Health to develop an e-learning programme for NHS staff directly involved in the process of recovering treatment costs from overseas visitors and migrants.

The Department of Health is working to improve the systems for charging overseas visitors and migrants for their NHS healthcare in England. The principle that the NHS is free at the point of delivery for residents will not be undermined by this work. The aim is to support and reinforce the principle of fairness by ensuring that everyone who can should contribute to the cost of the NHS.

The e-learning is also relevant for staff who want to learn more about the charging rules and their role in supporting their NHS Trust to implement them. There are sessions that are targeted for specific audiences, including overseas visitor managers, frontline staff and clinicians.

The e-learning is designed to support NHS organisations in their implementation of the Charging Regulations.

Contact the Cost Recovery team

Email us: nhscostrecovery@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Twitter: @nhscostrecovery

To access the e-learning click here.

New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by admin No Comments

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an e-learning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

The e-learning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice. The e-learning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.

There are eight sessions of e-learning that cover:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Principles of decision making in healthcare
  • Changing clinical practice
  • Audit and feedback.

The e-learning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals.

The e-learning will help users to follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine, make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way, understand, identify and overcome barriers to change as well as conduct an audit and provide feedback.

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, said: “We are delighted that these important educational resources are now available to users. Our ‘evidence into practice’ e-learning modules will be invaluable to anyone looking for real-life, practical advice on putting evidence-based medicine into practice. I’d urge anyone, whether you’re a medical undergraduate or a clinician who’s been practising for years, to use these free modules to bridge the gap between understanding evidence-based medicine and knowing how to use it effectively to drive up standards of care.”

To access the e-learning for free visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/

TEL News - September

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by admin No Comments

TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all that is Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Healthcare. TEL NEWs includes information from Health Education England’s (HEE) TEL Programme team, the e-Learning for Healthcare Programme, e-Learning and Simulation Leads across the local offices and other updates we think you’ll find useful.

Click the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

New MRI safety training – volunteers required

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016 by admin No Comments

The author of a new MRI safety course, which has been developed in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), which could prevent injuries and save lives by reducing adverse incidents, is calling for volunteers to take part in a pilot of ‘Managing Patients Undergoing Anaesthesia in the MRI Unit’.

Barbara Nugent, a team leader at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and a project lead for MRI safety at NHS Education for Scotland, has been actively trying to create a global database of MRI adverse events. The evidence compiled supports the need for introducing minimum levels of safety education to the MRI workforce. To satisfy this requirement some of this data has been used to reinforce the need for e-learning modules for MRI staff at the frontline of MRI safety: including radiographers, radiologists, physicists and clinical scientists.

Developed in collaboration with Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and with the support of other professional bodies and organisations across the UK (SCoR, BAMRR, MRAG, IPEM (MRSIG), MHRA, BIR, RCR, HFS, AAGBI and ISMRM) the first module of the MRI safety course is now ready to be tested.

Once this first module has been evaluated, it is intended to be one of a suite of online MRI Safety Programme learning modules designed to share fundamental MRI safety knowledge while also developing professional expertise in the areas of:

  • MRI safety hazards and risk management
  • MRI safety guidelines and legislation
  • MRI adverse incident management and reporting

For more information about the MRI Safety e-learning session and to evaluate the pilot please click https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/mri-safety.

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