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e-Learning programme to give people a greater understanding of mindfulness now live

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new elearning programme has been launched to give people, including health professionals a greater understanding of how mindfulness can support the people they are working with.

Introduction to Mindfulness is a simple and comprehensive elearning programme which will provide people with an overview of what mindfulness is.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England’s Population Health and Prevention and elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) teams in partnership with MindEd.

Learners accessing the introduction to mindfulness session may find it beneficial for their own health and wellbeing or to develop a better understanding of what mindfulness is in order to share its benefits with the people and communities they are working with.

By the end of the programme, learners should be able to:

  • Define what mindfulness is
  • Describe the evidence base for mindfulness
  • Identify the key components of mindfulness
  • Evaluate whether mindfulness may be an appropriate approach for someone
  • List the sources of further information and where to signpost people to for more resources and supportFor more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit:

TEL News March 2018

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall 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 elearning for healthcare Programme, elearning 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.

e-Learning programme to support staff in involving patients and public in their work now live

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

NHS England has worked in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare to develop a new elearning programme called Engaging with People and Communities – 10 steps to even better public engagement.

The programme has been developed as an alternative to the one-day face-to-face session to ensure learning opportunities are available to all colleagues. It is aimed at those people working in a commissioning role, supporting a commissioning role or who have an interest in this work.

It supports staff to involve patients and the public in their work using approaches built on best practice principles to improve services, including giving clear advice on the legal duty to involve. The elearning links to an extensive range of resources, good practice and advice that will support staff to involve patients and the public. It highlights key participation principles and themes including working with ‘seldom heard’ groups to maximise the benefits and impact of involvement.

The elearning programme is available to access via the elfh Hub and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

For more information about the elearning programme please visit:

Junior Doctor mentor e-learning programme launched

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has developed an elearning programme to enable junior doctors to complete training to be a mentor without needing to travel to a teaching session.

HEE is committed to improving junior doctors’ working lives and effective mentoring plays a significant part in the development of a trainee.

This course will help junior doctors to develop skills as a mentor, increase awareness of the role and responsibilities they have as a mentor and highlight how the role of a mentor might personally benefit their own development.

After completing and fully participating in this programme learners will be better equipped to:

  • explain the mentor/mentee relationship and the roles and responsibilities involved
  • identify a clear set of guidelines and principles for a successful mentoring relationship
  • understand and use specific tools to help provide effective support for the mentee
  • give constructive feedback and facilitate a process of feedback generation by the mentee
  • feel confident enough to provide high quality mentoring support.

Mentoring is a learning support mechanism where an experienced person provides guidance, knowledge and advice to someone who is in development or has less experience about a specific topic or function.

The role of a mentor is very important and whether the relationship is formal or informal, the fact is that a good mentor can be instrumental in the development of not only a mentee’s skills and knowledge, but also their behaviour, attitude and professional outlook.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit:

Foundation e-learning programme: Professional Capability: 4 Keeps practice up to date through learning and teaching

Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by Ed Neville No Comments

Free Foundation-specific elearning has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and is approved by UKFPO.

These elearning sessions introduce the different types of supervised learning events in the Foundation Programme and how to get the most from them. There is also a focus on how important feedback, reflection and action planning is to learning and development. A group of three sessions aim to describe the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to undertake a teaching role.


  • Supervised Learning Events in the Foundation Programme: An Introduction
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Making the Best Use of Multi-Source Feedback: A Trainee Guide
  • Getting the Most from Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)
  • Getting the Most from a Case Based Discussion (CBD)
  • Getting the Most from a Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: A Trainee’s Guide (Part 1)
  • Getting the Most Out of Supervised Learning Events: A Trainee’s Guide (Part 2)
  • How do Adults Learn?
  • Teaching – Delivering a Formal Teaching Session
  • Teaching – Clinical Practice: Bedside or Opportunistic Moment
  • Obtaining Feedback for Personal Development.

To access the elearning programme sign into the elearning for healthcare Hub with the login supplied by HEE elfh at the beginning of foundation training:

New modules added to Literature Searching e-learning programme

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with librarians at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to add new modules to the existing elearning programme to support health and social care professionals to find evidence for their work and study.

The modules have been developed for clinical and non-clinical staff to help build confidence in conducting a literature search and are suitable for novice searchers and those wishing to refresh their knowledge. Each of the modules should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and are structured in such a way that each module can be “dipped into” for reference, or completed in full during one session.

Modules four, five and six were launched recently and added to the existing three modules. There is one remaining module to be completed, which will launch soon. The live modules are:

Building the foundations

  • Module 1 Introduction to searching
  • Module 2 Where do I start searching?
  • Module 3 How do I start to develop a search strategy?

Developing the skills

  • Modules 4 Too many results? How to narrow your search – recently added
  • Module 5 Too few results? How to broaden your search – recently added
  • Module 6 Searching with subject headings – recently added.

To access the elearning visit:

If you require further assistance contact your local healthcare library team. Check the <> Health Library and Information Services Directory to find your local library.

If there is no arrangement in place, your key contact is the Regional Library and Knowledge Services lead:

HEE London and the South East

HEE Midlands and the East

HEE North

HEE South

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