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Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning - New sessions available

Posted on: April 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Dear colleagues

Please find below details about new sessions available on the Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning programme to support health visitors and nurses working with those affected by domestic violence and abuse.

I would be grateful if you would share it among your networks to advise that it is now available via Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

New content added to the Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Institute of Health Visiting to add new content to the Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning programme.

The planned updates to the existing e-learning programme are particularly timely due to the expected rise in domestic violence and abuse cases as a result of the considerable social and economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A leading domestic abuse charity in the UK has already reported a 25% increase in contacts after the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Domestic Violence and Abuse e-learning package aims to equip health visitors and nurses with the skills and knowledge to enable them to provide a proactive, responsive and safe service to families experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

The new content covers four new introductory modules to complement the existing sessions. The e-learning has been developed following a refresh of the evidence, policy and legislation on domestic violence and abuse. Each of the four e-learning modules last around 30-45 minutes.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Understanding domestic violence and abuse
  • Identification of domestic violence and abuse
  • Risk assessment for victims of domestic violence and abuse
  • Safety planning and support for families

For more information about the Domestic Violence and Abuse programme, including details of how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/domestic-violence-and-abuse-e-learning-for-health-visitors-and-nurses/.

COVID-19 update for w/c 27 April 2020

Posted on: April 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme continues to be well used by health and care professionals responding to the pandemic. The programme has been live since mid-March and it has now been launched 884,928 times.

The COVID-19 programme now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum Requirements for Staff Returning to the NHS
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources to support staff with difficult conversations and end of life care
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

 

Daily content updates

28 April: The COVID-19 e-learning programme is still being well used by the health and care workforce.  It has been launched 850,549 times since it went live mid-March 2020.

We have recently added a new webinar for pharmacists supporting 111 via the Returning Clinicians (excluding GPs) programme.  This resource can be accessed here.

For more information about the programme including a drop down list of resources available by role select here.

30 April: The health and care workforce continues to find the COVID-19 e-learning programme useful and we’re receiving positive feedback from a range of professional groups. It has been launched 884,928 times since it went live mid-March 2020.

We have added dental resources to the Returning Clinicians programme which you can find here.

We have also added a new learning path for nurses who have been deployed into primary and community care. The learning path can be accessed here.

We have recently added a new webinar for pharmacists supporting 111 via the Returning Clinicians (excluding GPs) programme.  This resource can be accessed here.

For more information about the programme including a drop down list of resources available by role select here.

For more information and to access the HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

Health Education England Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 3

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 21 April 2020

HEE is working with partners to support the system-wide response to COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure trainees and learners are kept informed of immediate changes to their training and recruitment, as well as to support returners to the NHS.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office
  • Signposting to useful resources and contact information

We are supporting all professions to rapidly grow to meet the needs of patients by:

As at 21st April 2020, HEE has supported around 20,000 nurses and midwives, 3,000 doctors and over 400 AHPs (data collection ongoing) to join the NHS front line. We also estimate that around 2,200 medical students from years 1-4 are volunteering in a variety of ways. Collectively that is around 25,000 students and trainees either directly deployed or volunteering.

Healthcare Scientists – Supporting over 50% of the final year Scientist Training Programme (STP) cohort on to the HCPC temporary register to allow them to use their skills differently to their normal working day. Trainees on the Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST) have also been offered a pause in training while they focus on COVID-19 work.

Physician Associates – As part of our work to ensure a consistent, safe approach to the rapid deployment of student clinicians into the front line we have worked with the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians and regional teams to prepare model role descriptors for the PA workforce. The Faculty of Physician Associates have set up a COVID-19 special temporary register for graduate student PAs who have completed their University programmes but have yet to pass the PA national exam. More information here.

Supported Return to Training – If you missed our knowledge refresher and wellbeing webinars for doctors returning to training – you can now watch them online.

Nursing and Midwifery Students – If you missed our webinar last Friday with Chief Nurse, Mark Radford and Jess Sainsbury, Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Students Committee, you can view a recording here.

Continuation of academic study and supervision in practice was a prime consideration in developing plans for students with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and other partners. We have more sessions coming too, so do look out for these.

Allied Health Professionals – Health Education England is asking universities to contact their eligible Allied Health Professional (AHP) students to discuss their options for using their education programme to help with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic – you can find the Student Support Guidance and joint AHP leads letter on under the Student Support Guidance during COVID-19 drop down here .

Pharmacy – Joint guidance on facilitating the deployment of pharmacy undergraduate students to support the pharmacy workforce is available here.

We are ensuring core HEE work to support our NHS colleagues continues:

Several changes have been introduced for ARCPs scheduled to take place before August 2020, to enable as many trainees to progress to the next stage in their training as possible. Find out more about these changes here under the Training drop down here.

We are making sure all professions have the training they need to make a difference:

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) – The COVID-19 programme is still being used extensively by the health and care workforce responding to the pandemic. To date it has been launched over 800,000 since it went live last month. The content is also being accessed in 98 countries across the world via eIntegrity.

In response to feedback from users you can now access content on the COVID-19 programme by selecting your role from a drop-down box on the e-LfH website. Short “how to” videos to help users with the registration process and accessing content are also now available.

There are now resources for most members of the health and care workforce working in a range of settings including resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled including pathways for those who are internationally trained, from the independent sector and students who have opted into a revised programme structure.

Select here for more information and to access the programme and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter.

Supporting the wellbeing of the NHS workforce by:

Implementing a Wellness Induction for all Interim Foundation Year 1 doctors. The induction aims to help maintain wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides personal guidance and signposting to services and resources. We’re also investigating how to adapt it for other parts of the workforce.

FURTHER INFORMATION

By following @NHS_HealthEdEng you can keep up to date with new information and resources as they are published. Most importantly are the notifications of webinars being broadcast during the week.

Right now, making sure we are communicating properly is obviously incredibly important. If there’s any information you think is missing on HEEs webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

COVID-19 update for w/c 13 April 2020

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme continues to be well used by health and care professionals responding to the pandemic. The programme has been live for one month and it has now been launched 671,451 times.

The COVID-19 programme now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Specific Professions
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Daily content updates

14 April: The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme has been launched 596,872 times.

To date 1300 e-LfH accounts have been created for the next intake of foundation doctors who have been fast tracked to support the workforce in responding to the pandemic. This means they have access to the full e-LfH catalogue including the “Foundation Fast Track” programme and the COVID-19 programme.

More content has been added to the ICU Remote-Learning course in the Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting folder of the COVID-19 e-learning programme.

The MindEd Covid-19 Resilience Hub is now available.  The Hub is for the health and care workforce to help them manage their own mental health and wellbeing while supporting others during the pandemic. To access the MindEd Resilience Hub select here.

15 April: The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme has passed its next milestone and has now been launched 623,613 times.

A new learning path called “Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care” has been added to the e-learning programme. This learning path contains sessions from the Volunteer Learning Passport and other relevant resources.

16 April: Information on different ventilators being used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic have recently been added to the Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides folder.

A document called Guidance for Employers of NHS Staff on Statutory and Mandatory training during the Covid-19 Outbreak has been added to the Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work folder. This document helps employers to understand the minimum requirements for their employees on statutory and mandatory training. View the document here.

The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme has been launched 648,053 times.

Education and training framework

As part of the wider NHS response to COVID-19, HEE’s TEL team has been working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an education and training framework. The framework will support organisations to assess the skills their clinicians require to perform new roles, depending on the care setting, then access online or locally delivered training based on any skills gap or refresher training where required.

These resources, which include e-LfH content, will enable members of the workforce to develop the right skills to care for their patients’ needs and feel more confident performing their care roles, while protecting themselves and their families.

The education and training framework is now available here to support organisations to assess the skills their clinicians require to perform new roles.

If you have any questions about the framework please email: nhsi.covideducationaltraining@nhs.net.

17 April: A set of resources to support Returning Midwives has been added to the folder called “Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled”. We have created resources to support AHPs working in critical care and primary and community care.

We have also added resources to support radiologists working with COVID-19 patients.  The content is in the folder called “Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting” and can be found here.

HEE update

HEE is producing a weekly bulletin with updates about its work as part of the COVID-19 response.  This week’s issue can be accessed here.

For more information and to access the HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

COVID-19 update for w/c 20 April 2020

Posted on: April 20th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The HEE e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme continues to be well used by health and care professionals responding to the pandemic. The programme has been live since mid-March and it has now been launched ****** times.

The COVID-19 programme now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum Requirements for Staff Returning to the NHS
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources to support staff with difficult conversations and end of life care
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Daily content updates

20 April: In response to feedback from users you can now access content on the COVID-19 programme by selecting your role from a drop-down box on the e-LfH website.  We have also added some short “how to” videos to help users with the registration process and accessing content.

A new learning path for staff working in a mental health and learning disabilities setting is now available.  This includes resources on physical healthcare specifically general, advanced and COVID-19 physical health skills.

For more information and to access the programme select here.

21 April: The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has been launched more than 740,000 times since it went live in mid-March 2020.

A new learning path has been added to the “Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled” folder called “Physical skills for Nurses, and AHPs, working in Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism”. Access this resource here.

As part of the COVID-19 response a new programme was created for interim foundation Year 1 doctors who are being fast tracked into their Foundation Training.  This programme has been launched 23,347 times since it went live earlier this month. To access this programme select here.

External resources directory

Health Education England’s Technology Enhanced Learning (HEE TEL) team received many offers of support from a range of organisations and commercial suppliers to support the workforce in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

HEE TEL’s content review group reviewed and collated the resources into a directory for the wider system to access.  The directory has been accessed more than 1700 times since it was created. To access the directory select here.

If you have any queries about the directory, please email: tel@hee.nhs.uk.

22 April: New content on the Delegated Administration of Insulin for health and social care support workers has been added to the “Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting” folder and can be accessed here.

We have also added content for radiographers to the “Resources for Specific Professions” folder, which can be accessed here.  The resources include radiographs of the adult chest and COVID-19 Radiography Journal articles.

The “how to” videos created to support users registering and accessing content on the e-LfH Hub have also been added to our support site and can be viewed here.

23 April: Updated standard operating procedures (SOPs) for NHS London Nightingale have been added to the “Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting” folder and can be accessed here.

We have also added a new resource for AHPs into the “Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting” folder. The new content can be accessed here.

24 April: Today we have added updated quick reference guides (QRGs) into the “Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting” folder.  These can be accessed here.

We have also added two additional videos from Public Health England on personal protective equipment (PPE).  The videos are for members of the workforce working in care homes and for those working in health and social care settings. The videos are available here.

For more information about the programme including a drop down list of resources available by role select here.

Future updates

From week commencing 27 April 2020 these updates will reduce in frequency to two or three each week.  Please keep up to date with our work by following us on Twitter @HEE_TEL.

HEE update

HEE is producing a weekly bulletin with updates about its work as part of the COVID-19 response. This week’s issue can be accessed here.

For more information and to access the HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

Health Education England Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 2

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly Covid-19 stakeholder bulletin.

HEE is working with partners to support the system wide response to COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure trainees and learners are kept informed of immediate changes to their training and recruitment, as well as to support returners to the NHS.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office
  • Signposting to useful resources and contact information

We are supporting all professions to rapidly grow to meet the needs of patients by:

Medical – Almost 3,000 final-year medical students have now signed up to join the COVID-19 frontline, and hundreds will begin this week (April 13).
Read the full story here

Nursing and Midwifery Returners – As part of system-wide planning, we are working as Team CNO and with our key stakeholders to support our colleagues working in health and social care. In this unprecedented situation we are working with those who have relevant skills and knowledge to support the national response.

We are supporting the Your NHS Needs You campaign asking former registrants to consider returning to support our health and care services.

We are also working in partnership with the Chief Nursing Officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on UK-wide policy and guidance to support the deployment of additional nurses and midwives to support patients and families during the covid-19 outbreak.

This includes registered nurses and midwives and colleagues from our own organisation and other arm’s length bodies (ALBs) who are registered nurses and midwives.

Nursing and Midwifery Students – Over 15,000 nursing and midwifery students from across the country have now opted to join NHS frontline staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These students were the first to be contacted by their university and asked about their interest and whether they would like to opt-in to a paid placement.

This has now been extended to include all nursing cohorts eligible for the extended paid-placements as part of the revised education programmes permitted by the COVID-19 legislation.

All second- and third-year undergraduate nursing students, second- and third-year midwifery students, and postgraduate nursing and midwifery students are also being contacted by their university to discuss their options.

AHPs – HEE is continuing to develop proposals to provide safe and beneficial opportunities for our AHP students that allows them to keep developing their skills while supporting the NHS at this difficult time. Universities are asked to contact their eligible AHP students to discuss their options for using their education programme to help with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HEE-led COVID-19 AHP student data collection is now live for eligible second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students to note and then report their preferences for opting-in to paid clinical practice. The details of students who opt-in will be reported by HEE to the ‘Regional Workforce Cells’ who will place students with NHS provider organisations.

This data collection is to support the AHP Student Support Guide and the joint AHP leads letter (available here).

Guidance for students who do deploy is here.

We are ensuring core HEE work to support our NHS colleagues continues:

Postgraduate medical trainees continue to provide a significant contribution to service and are an essential part of plans to support the response to COVID-19. Therefore, it has been agreed to cease all planned rotations in May, June and July.

Read the letter in full here

Letter from the four Statutory Education Bodies to all trainees, including information on management of ARCPs.

Read the letter in full here

As NHS Nightingale Hospitals become operational, it is anticipated there may be requests for medical and dental trainees to be redeployed into them. Guidance for postgraduate medical and dental trainees has been uploaded to our website.

Frequently asked questions for trainees are updated regularly on this page.

Information and guidance around Quality during the Covid-19 pandemic

Health Education England is stopping all routine education quality activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our focus remains on the quality of the clinical learning environment and its impact on the safety of learners and patients.

Our principles, expectations and information on how to raise concerns during this time are set out in the documents below:

We are making sure all professions have the training they need to make a difference:

HEE’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is available, free of charge, to all health and care professionals in the UK.  It has been launched more than 650,000 times since it went live on 18 March 2020.  The e-LfH content has also been made available, via eIntegrity, free of charge to health and care professionals working throughout the world and is being used in 79 countries to date.  Thank you for continuing to share details about our COVID-19 e-learning programme.

Regularly updated and now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Specific Professions
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

 

Supporting the wellbeing of the NHS workforce:

HEE is recruiting experienced medical educators, academics and others to support our educational functions. These roles, undertaken remotely, will support the welfare of our junior doctors at a time of increased stress.

Read the full story here

HEE is proud to support a mental wellbeing support package launched by the NHS. Our NHS people are doing extraordinary things in the face of an extraordinary challenge, and so need an extraordinary level of support.  All NHS people will have access to a range of support through one point of contact:

  • a free wellbeing support helpline 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week, providing emotional support from trained volunteers and onward signposting to specialist financial advice, bereavement care and coaching
  • a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258
  • online peer to peer, team and personal resilience support, including through Silver Cloud, and free mindfulness apps including Unmind, Headspace Sleepio and Daylight

More information on support can be found here.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Webinars

  • On Friday 17 April at 7pm our Chief Nurse Mark Radford will be hosting a webinar and answering student nursing and midwives questions, providing advice and guidance.

You can join the webinar via this link

  • SuppoRTT – HEE has a series of webinars for doctors who are coming back from a break from clinical practice into an unprecedented and uncertain period of clinical work.
    Find out more about upcoming webinars here

Watch recordings of previous webinars here

Right now, making sure we are communicating properly is obviously incredibly important. If there’s any information you think is missing on HEEs webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

COVID-19 update for w/c 6 April 2020 2020

Posted on: April 16th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The COVID-19 programme now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Specific Professions
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Equipment Quick Guides
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Daily content updates

6 April: New content added includes four learning paths for nurses and allied health professionals and a document created by HEE’s Knowledge Management Team listing resources from Royal Colleges and other professional bodies.

7 April: HEE e-LfH’s COVID-19 e-learning programme has been launched 424,435 times since it was created, with 42,523 of those launches being on Monday 6 April 2020.

A new e-learning programme has been added to HEE e-LfH’s catalogue today called “Foundation Fast Track” which is for the next intake of foundation doctors who have been fast tracked to support the workforce in responding to the pandemic.

8 April: The COVID-19 programme has been launched 465,122 times in the UK since it went live. The e-learning programme has been made available, free of charge, to health and care colleagues working throughout the world via eIntegrity. The content is currently being used in 76 countries.

Additional resources added to the Staff Wellbeing and Resilience folder. More content has also been added to the ventilator course in the Equipment Quick Guides. A new learning path available for staff involved in the nursing care and management of patients with acute medical conditions – this can be found in the folder named Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed (Nurses and AHPs).

HEE’s mental health team has published an interim Physical Care Competency Framework for Mental Health and Learning Disability Settings.

The framework, which is hosted on e-LfH, incorporates elements of the knowledge and skills needed for registered clinical staff working in mental healthcare and/or learning disability settings to be able to meet the physical health needs of service users with serious mental illness and/or service users with a learning disability.

HEE continues to evaluate the framework and will publish the final version later this year, however, it is particularly relevant in light of COVID-19 implications to make this resource accessible now.

To access the document select here.

9 April: Launches on the HEE e-LfH COVID-19 programme surpasses 500,000 for the first time with launches on the platform reaching 501,451.

A new learning path added to the COVID-19 e-learning programme for members of the health and social care workforce working in the community.

New programme called Returning Clinicians (excluding GPs) has been added to the e-LfH Hub. The programme is for clinicians supporting 111 calls.

External resources directory

HEE TEL has received offers of support from a range of organisations and commercial suppliers to support the workforce in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources are considered to be complementary to the central provision of the education and training resources provided through the e-LfH Hub’s COVID-19 programme.

HEE TEL’s content review group has reviewed and collated the resources into a directory for the wider system to access.  It is recommended that the resources are reviewed, and quality assured locally before being used to ensure they meet the need they are being used to address. To access the directory select here.

If you have any queries about the directory, please email: tel@hee.nhs.uk.

For more information and to access the HEE e-LfH COVID19 programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

COVID-19 update for w/c 30 March 2020

Posted on: April 7th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

Access to the e-LfH Statutory and Mandatory programme has been made easier with there being no restriction on the type of email address that can be used to register to access the sessions, to demonstrate compliance.

Content now available in the COVID-19 programme includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care Settings
  • Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff
  • Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Pharmacy Staff
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Wellbeing for Staff
  • Resources for Paramedics
  • Equipment Quick Guides

Daily content updates

  • 30 March: Recently added content includes a remote consultation session for GPs that has been added to the folder for staff working in community setting, Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) for the medical and nursing workforce and Standard Operating Procedures, specifically for staff working in NHS Nightingale.
  • 31 March: Filming of clinical simulation scenarios to support clinicians entering the NHS Nightingale Hospital has commenced. Initially, these will include clinical procedures such as ventilation and managing a prone patient. Due to the clinical risk, filming is taking place in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust simulation centre where the size constraints of the NHS Nightingale Hospital are being replicated.

Additional filming is also taking place at the NHS Nightingale Hospital to show site-specific information such as patient pathways and routes in and out of the building.

All the content will be made available via HEE’s e-LfH platform.

  • 1 April: New content added includes resources for pharmacy staff, a learning path for staff working in an acute hospital setting, The Resus Council’s Immediate Life Support (e-ILS) course, content from The Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Unwell Surgical Patient course and a specific folder containing resources for staff returning to work.

Health Education England (HEE) via eIntegrity has launched the dedicated Coronavirus e-learning programme and made it available for the worldwide health and care workforce to access free of charge.

eIntegrity is a partnership between HEE and the Royal Medical Colleges that provides e-learning content, usually via a licence, to the health and care workforce throughout the world. Learners outside of the UK can access the learning visit https://www.eintegrity.org/e-learning-healthcare-course/coronavirus.html.

  • 2 April: New content added includes additional end of life care content featuring advice on how to have difficult conversations over the telephone, a crash course for healthcare staff in critical care and the minimum statutory and mandatory requirements for staff returning to the NHS.
  • 3 April: New content added includes Quick Reference Guides about ventilators in the new Equipment Quick Guides folder and a new learning path for staff being up-skilled or redeployed and one for paramedics.

For more information and to access the programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

HEE launches package of online COVID-19 resources for free worldwide use

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A package of valuable online resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to health professionals worldwide.

The dedicated coronavirus e-learning programme has been developed by Health Education England via eIntegrity, a partnership between HEE and the medical Royal Colleges.

It is being made available globally following requests from around the world.

Content includes:·

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Advice from Public Health England on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Settings
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Settings
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Settings
  • Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff
  • Resources for Pharmacy Staff
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Wellbeing for Staff

The programme, which is written and peer-reviewed by practising clinicians, will continue to be expanded and updated in the coming days and weeks. Requests for online resources to help combat COVID-19 have come from health and care institutions and individuals all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and six universities in the Netherlands.

Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England, said: “In these unprecedented times we must support all those involved in combating this global healthcare crisis.

“For this reason Health Education England and eIntegrity are offering this dedicated Coronavirus programme free of charge to the worldwide health and care workforce.

“These resources have been developed by leading clinical experts in the UK as part of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme. We will be adding further learning content to this programme as soon as it becomes available.”

Learners outside of the UK can access the learning here:-

https://www.eintegrity.org/e-learning-healthcare-course/coronavirus.html

Learners in the UK should access the learning via HEE e-Learning for Healthcare here:-

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/

For more information about eIntegrity, email: enquiries@eintegrity.org

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies