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Review and updates to General Practice (e-GP) e-learning programme

Posted on: July 31st, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is working with subject matter experts to undertake a review of 48 sessions within the General Practice 2012 Curriculum (e-GP) elearning Programme.

This review includes elearning modules covering the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) curriculum such as Genetics in Primary Care, Care of People with Intellectual Disability, End of Life Care and others.

The sessions are being rewritten and updated by the RCGP and will be released to the HEE elfh Hub throughout 2018.

The e-GP resource provides a programme of elearning modules covering the RCGP curriculum. Each module is made up of reflective and interactive elearning sessions that enhance GP training and support preparation for appraisal and revalidation.

For more information about the e-GP programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/general-practitioners/.

Updated pain management e-learning programme

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The elearning programme “e-PAIN” that was developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, The British Pain Society and Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is the place to start for anyone working in the NHS who wishes to better understand and manage pain.

e-PAIN is a multidisciplinary programme based on the International Association for the Study of Pain’s recommended multidisciplinary curriculum for healthcare professionals learning about pain management. Registration to the programme is free to all NHS staff members.

e-PAIN uniquely distils the knowledge of a range of professionals into 12 modules made up of interactive sessions to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary audience. The modules cover knowledge ranging from how to manage acute pain well, through to in-depth learning about common pain conditions and moves on to cover how to manage pain in specialist areas, such as pain in cancer or pain in childhood.

e-PAIN is current, up to date and presented in an interactive way to make both basic and specialist knowledge accessible.

Any e-PAIN module can be completed stand alone and a downloadable certificate is available upon completion of each module. Most sessions take on average 30 minutes to complete and each module has on average five sessions.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/pain-management/

Paediatric Surgery e-learning programme now live

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

An elearning resource for trainee paediatric surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the surgical care of children is now available.

The Paediatric Surgery programme aims to provide an overview for healthcare professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary care involved in the surgical care of children. The programme is compiled of three modules which cover the following topics: Introduction to Paediatric Surgery; General Surgery of Childhood and Specialist Paediatric Surgery. Modules are interactive and structured so the learner focuses on key objectives within each subject.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

The elearning programme is available to access via the elfh Hub and ESR. AICC links are also available for this programme. Please email support@e-lfh.org.uk for more details.

For more information about the programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paediatric-surgery/

Free Care Certificate e-learning programme for health and care workforce

Posted on: July 16th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is reminding the health and care workforce about the free elearning programme that supports the theoretical standards of the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that the health and care workforce adhere to in their daily working life. The Care Certificate was developed to provide structured and consistent learning to ensure that care workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe, quality care and support.

The Care Certificate consists of 15 standards, all of which individuals need to complete in full before they can be awarded their certificate. The standards require both theoretical study and practical application within the student’s place of work.

The Care Certificate elearning programme has been developed to further support the theoretical component of each standard of the Care Certificate, and is freely available to staff in the health and care sectors. It is based on the Care Certificate workbook, which was developed by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health.

For more information about the Care Certificate visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/care-certificate and for details on how to register for the free Care Certificate elearning programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

New e-learning programme to help healthcare staff understand NHS e-Referral Service

Posted on: July 11th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) is a national NHS IT system that enables patient referrals, primarily from GPs to first hospital or clinic appointments, to be booked in to health care services at a location, date and time to suit the patient.

e-RS allows patients to choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book it in the GP surgery at the point of referral or book it themselves online or via a national telephone line. Patients can then cancel or change the appointment if required. It enables clinicians to provide the best care in the most appropriate place, transforms the referral process and improves the patient journey.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with NHS Digital to develop learning content that will give NHS and healthcare staff a better understanding of e-RS and the functionality that is available to them. It will also show the benefits of using the system for both patients and professionals and how it can be used to support a streamlined referral process.

Content will continue to be developed by NHS Digital to expand the e-RS resources available to end users.

Further information and guidance on the e-RS programme can be found on the NHS website: https://digital.nhs.uk/e-Referral-Service/

For more information about e-RS and how to access the programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/e-referrals/

e-Learning programme launched to prepare staff for new proton beam therapy centres

Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new elearning programme to support education and training of staff in preparation for the opening of the first NHS proton beam therapy (PBT) centres in the UK is now available.

The Proton Beam Therapy programme, eProton, has been designed for all staff groups working in NHS radiotherapy and related services, especially those in referral or support centres. Each elearning session contains interactive content which delivers the educational objectives using a variety of techniques, including animations and video.

Topics covered include the history of proton beam therapy, clinical indications and side effects, physical characteristics and generation of proton beams, treatment planning and delivery, radiation protection, along with the multi-disciplinary patient pathway.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked in partnership with the Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and the College of Radiographers to develop the programme.

Since 2008, NHS patients with selected indications believed most likely to benefit from PBT have received treatment overseas. However, the NHS has commissioned two UK PBT centres, at The Christie in Manchester (opening mid-2018) and at University College Hospital in London (opening 2020). A number of private centres are also planned. As the UK centres open, more patients who are likely to benefit will have access to PBT.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/eproton/

Horus e-Portfolio link now active for Foundation Doctors

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The Horus e-Portfolio link is now active for Foundation Doctors to transfer their elearning history into their e-portfolio. If you have a Horus or NES e-Portfolio elearning sessions can be used to support the Foundation Curriculum. To access our Foundation elearning programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

Induction e-learning programme for doctors in training now live

Posted on: July 2nd, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England is pleased to announce the new Doctors in Training (DiT) induction elearning programme is now available.

The programme focuses on professional skills in the workplace through three patient journey scenarios and each one comes with an assessment to confirm compliance.

Trusts should consider how they can build their induction programmes around the opportunities presented by this free induction programme. The competencies gained through this online induction package are transferable for up to three years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.

To access the new programme via the elearning for healthcare hub visit:  https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/527162 or visit the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

The new induction resource can be used in conjunction with the existing statutory and mandatory programme. For more information on this programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/statutory-and-mandatory-training

For further information about the Doctors in Training elearning programme please visit the elfh website:  www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/doctors-in-training or email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

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