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HEE TEL update – 27 May 2020

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) e-learning programme

The e-LfH programme is still be used by lots of the health and care workforce and has now seen more than 1,200,000 session launches.

The e-LfH team is continuing to add new content to the programme based on the needs of the workforce responding to the pandemic.

A new learning path called “Physical Healthcare for Staff in Mental Health Settings” is now available.  The learning path includes the following content:

A second learning path for staff working in primary care and community settings called “Supporting Patient Mental Health for the whole workforce” is now available.  The learning path includes resources for those supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and can be viewed here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/621531.

A learning path aimed at nurses, midwives and AHPs – but is also relevant for other members of the workforce with a supervisory role – is also now available.  The “Support for Supervisors” learning path includes resources to guide supervisors on how to provide effective feedback and support those who are being supervised.  The resources can be accessed here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/641899.

For more information about the e-LfH COVID-19 programme select here.

e-Learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians now live

The National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative which encompasses a range of solutions to address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services.  These solutions include the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, an innovative, online technology-enhanced learning platform, the NBIA Online and the development of high-quality training programmes for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

Due to the current pressures on the health and care workforce responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the NBIA team recognises the impact this is having on trainees and face to face learning.  Therefore, in response to this challenge the NBIA team has worked with e-LfH and accelerated the launch of some of the e-learning sessions to support the learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

 

COVID-19 update for w/c 18 May 2020

Posted on: May 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 we are proud to report that it has now been launched more than 1,000,000 times.

The COVID-19 programme 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

19 May: The e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme is still being well used by many of the health and care workforce responding to the pandemic. There have now been more than 1,100,000 session launches since the programme went live in mid-March.

A new learning path called: “Nightingale Hospital – Essential Learning for Non-Critical Care Staff” has been added to the e-learning programme. The resources cover topics including airway management, end of life care, managing the deteriorating patient, invasive ventilation and oxygen therapy and can be accessed here.

Resources from Cancer Research UK have been added to the Resources for Primary and Social Care Setting folder. The resources are: Safety Netting Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Best Practice Guide and Safety Netting during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Summary of Recommendations.

For more information about the programme select here.

Free online resources for unpaid carers

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) team has worked with Carers UK to develop a free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide.

The Supporting Unpaid Carers e-learning resource is for everyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.

The resource, which is available on HEE’s e-LfH website, offers a variety of e-learning sessions, with expert advice from Carers UK, resources, guides and videos to support unpaid carers.

The resources include:

  • Links to organisations offering advice on topics relevant to the e-learning sessions
  • A downloadable resource guide including information on rights to benefits, support for carers and caring for those with visual or hearing impairment
  • Access to Agylia Care resources
  • Specialised e-learning content on topics including dementia, mental health, physical disability, infection control and end of life care
  • Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for carers.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the Supporting Unpaid Carers e-learning resource please visit our survey.

For more information about the resource, including details on how to access the content, visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/.

Learning Hub features

Health Education England’s (HEE) Technology Enhanced Learning team is releasing the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020 with core functionality to support the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response by enabling the health and care workforce to share and access resources during the pandemic.

The Learning Hub will be a new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.

As the Learning Hub is being designed based on users’ needs and developed using an agile, iterative approach new features will frequently be released in line with the original plan for the Learning Hub in its Beta phase. This agile approach means the users will have access to and experience the benefits of new features as quickly as possible to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

At the release of this phase of the Learning Hub users will be able to contribute digital resources including e-learning, video, audio, images, web links and articles. e-Learning files will need to be downloaded and locally installed so they can be used on another learning management system. Users will be able to view resources they have added as the contributor, work on them in draft status, edit a published resource, unpublish a resource and view if one of their resources has been unpublished by a system administrator and the reason for this.

Learning Hub users may report a resource, for example, if there is an issue with copyright infringement, breach of personal data, factual inaccuracies, typing errors or safety concerns.  The type of issue will determine whether the resource is immediately removed from the platform or if the contributor is asked to make amendments to it.

Users will also be able to search for resources by using terms that match the title, description, keywords and author and there will be an information page for each resource contributed to the platform; the resources will also be discoverable via search engines.

As much of the focus of the Learning Hub is about being able to share content on a national platform and throughout their networks, users will be able to access the resources, and share them on social media and with colleagues.

There will also be a support site and a team to help users with any issues or questions they may have.  Users will also be able to provide feedback about the Learning Hub so the development team can learn more about what users want from the system and how it can be improved.

Users who have an existing eligible e-Learning for Healthcare account will be able to sign into the Learning Hub using the same details, as the two platforms will be complementary: providing a wider learning opportunity for the health and care workforce.

The new HEE learning platform will be rolled out using a phased approach to groups of stakeholders so they can benefit from the system being live to meet the needs of the health and care workforce during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The platform will continue to evolve and feedback from users experiencing the live system will be invaluable for its future development.

If you would like to know more about this release of the Learning Hub follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter, read the blog and look out for regular updates.

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/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 6

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

Key Messages and links to 20th May 2020

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 Training Rotations – HEE has confirmed that medical training rotations will take place this summer. Planned rotations were cancelled for May, June and July as a result of COVID-19. All trainees in Foundation and Core posts will rotate as usual at the start of August.

Our priorities are to protect the education and training of our future workforce, to enable junior doctors and other staff to ensure the continued delivery  of healthcare services and to maintain the quality and safety of patient care during a summer period that is likely to be busier than usual.

We will be making the most of local knowledge and expertise and minimizing disruption to planned placements wherever possible. HEE offices can work with relevant colleagues locally to determine the pace and timing of rotational changes for existing trainees, facilitating discussions around geographical location, workload management and around induction.

The distance travelled by rotating trainees has been reducing over recent years and HEE has supported moves to minimise change and disruption for individuals.

HEE is also working with the Devolved Nations, General Medical Council (GMC) and medical Royal Colleges to enable trainees to progress by increasing the flexibility within training programmes at critical progression points and at the end of core training.

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

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

COVID-19 Patient Information for Vulnerable Groups – HEE’s national NHS Library and Knowledge Services team has collated trusted, accessible online patient information resources about COVID-19 for frontline staff across health, social care and voluntary organisations to share with the patients and family groups with whom they work. The team has liaised with PHE, NHSE/I and the Patient Information Forum on the development of this resource https://library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources/

Further material will be added to this resource, to meet the needs of a wider range of information groups. If you have thoughts on topics that you would like to see covered on Coronavirus, please contact KFH.England@hee.nhs.uk.

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 e-learning programme is still being well used by many of the health and care workforce responding to the pandemic.  There have now been more than 1,100,000 session launches since the programme went live in mid-March.

A new learning path called: “Nightingale Hospital – Essential Learning for Non-Critical Care Staff” has been added to the e-learning programme.  The resources cover topics including airway management, end of life care, managing the deteriorating patient, invasive ventilation and oxygen therapy and can be accessed here.

Resources from Cancer Research UK have been added to the Resources for Primary and Social Care Setting folder.  The resources are: Safety Netting Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Best Practice Guide and Safety Netting during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Summary of Recommendations.

For more information about the programme select here.

Learning Hub COVID-19 release – share your resources – the HEE Technology Enhanced Learning team will be releasing the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to hear from organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

The Learning Hub is being released to support the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response by enabling the health and care workforce to share and access resources during the pandemic.

The Learning Hub will be a new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.  Users will be able to contribute digital resources (including e-learning, video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that will have been contributed by stakeholders and the health and care workforce.

The Learning Hub team is working with existing and new stakeholders to bring resources to the initial release and beyond.  Guidance will be available to support stakeholders that are contributing resources to ensure good quality accompanying data, optimising the resource information and searchability in the Learning Hub

If your organisation has resources which you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email tel@hee.nhs.uk, to begin discussions in readiness for the launch of the Learning Hub.

If you would like to know more about this release of the Learning Hub follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter, read the blog and look out for regular updates over the next few weeks. 

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 HEE’s webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

e-Learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians now live

Posted on: May 21st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative which encompasses a range of solutions to address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services.  These solutions include the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, an innovative, online technology-enhanced learning platform, the NBIA Online and the development of high-quality training programmes for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

Due to the current pressures on the health and care workforce responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the NBIA team recognises the impact this is having on trainees and face to face learning.  Therefore, in response to this challenge the NBIA team has worked with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare and accelerated the launch of some of the e-learning sessions to support the learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

The interactive e-learning sessions have been written by UK experts and cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

The programme is designed to provide online learning to support face-to-face clinical training and is aimed at both trainees and qualified staff.  The full programme is due to launch in Autumn 2020, but approximately fifty completed sessions are being made available now to support training during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These sessions will also provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for qualified staff.  Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are completed.

The sessions currently available include:

Assessment for Mammographers

Indications for Breast MRI

Clinical Presentations – Implant Symptoms

Challenging Scenarios in Breast Screening

‘Day in the Life’ series showcasing breast multidisciplinary team members

Tips for Reading Screening Mammograms

Image Evaluation.

The NBIA and HEE e-LfH teams will be sharing updates on the new sessions added on a monthly basis.  Please visit the HEE e-LfH news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for further updates.

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA e-learning programme please visit our survey.

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the NBIA is a collaborative national programme involving multiple other training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers and e-Learning for Healthcare.  For further information about the NBIA please visit www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

COVID-19 update for w/c 11 May 2020

Posted on: May 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 we are proud to report that it has now been launched more than 1,000,000 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

12 May: The e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme has reached the milestone of 1 million session launches since it went live in mid-March.

Three new training videos have also been added to the programme for staff working in a critical care setting, an acute hospital setting and to support staff with difficult conversations and end of life care.

Guidance for psychologists has been added to the programme: “Adaptations to psychological practice: Interim guidance during Covid-19 pandemic” can be accessed here.

Learning Hub COVID-19 release – share your resources

Health Education England’s (HEE) Technology Enhanced Learning team will be releasing the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to hear from organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

The Learning Hub is being released to support the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response by enabling the health and care workforce to share and access resources during the pandemic.

The Learning Hub will be a new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.  Users will be able to contribute digital resources (including e-learning, video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that will have been contributed by stakeholders and the health and care workforce.

Dr Neil Ralph, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at HEE, said: “Users sharing content is the core of the Learning Hub and it is therefore critical that there is a diverse range of resources that reflect the broad spectrum of stakeholders and learners from across the health and care sector.

“The resources shared on the Learning Hub play a pivotal role in its success, in its vision for collaboration and supporting learners.”

The Learning Hub team is working with existing and new stakeholders to bring resources to the initial release and beyond.  Guidance will be available to support stakeholders that are contributing resources to ensure good quality accompanying data, optimising the resource information and searchability in the Learning Hub

If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email tel@hee.nhs.uk, to begin discussions in readiness for the launch of the Learning Hub.

If you would like to know more about this release of the Learning Hub follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter, read the blog and look out for regular updates over the next few weeks.

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/.

 

New content added to the Perinatal Mental Health e-Learning programme

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Institute of Health Visiting, the National Workforce Skills Development Unit at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, maternity and general practice leads and HEE’s Mental Health team to add new content to the Perinatal Mental Health e-learning programme.

The Perinatal Mental Health programme is designed to help educate and develop the workforce’s confidence and competence in caring for people with perinatal mental health problems. The planned updates to the existing e-learning programme are particularly timely, aiming to support key health and care colleagues working with pregnant mothers and new parents, during the additional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new content covers six sessions to complement the existing e-learning programme. Each of the six e-learning modules last around 20-30 minutes.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 1
  • Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health 2
  • Perinatal Mental Health in the Antenatal Period
  • Perinatal Mental Health in the Postnatal Period
  • Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Assessment
  • Perinatal Mental Health: Health Visitor Interventions

For more information about the Perinatal Mental Health programme, including details of how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/.

Free online resources for unpaid carers

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) team has worked with Carers UK to develop a free online resource to support the vital care that unpaid carers provide.

The Supporting Unpaid Carers e-learning resource is for everyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.

The resource, which is available on HEE’s e-LfH website, offers a variety of e-learning sessions, with expert advice from Carers UK, resources, guides and videos to support unpaid carers.

The resources include:

  • Links to organisations offering advice on topics relevant to the e-learning sessions
  • Downloadable resource guide including information on rights to benefits, support for carers and caring for those with visual or hearing impairment
  • Access to Agylia Care resources
  • Specialised e-learning content on topics including dementia, mental health, physical disability, infection control and end of life care
  • Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for carers.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the Supporting Unpaid Carers e-learning resource please visit our survey.

For more information about the resource, including details on how to access the content, visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 5

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 15th May 2020

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 and Call for Evidence 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:

Call for Evidence – What learning points has the Pandemic exposed, in terms of how we can rapidly define the ‘new future’ for education and training? Read our Chief Executive’s latest blog

As HEE and the wider NHS begins to plan the restart, recovery and reform of core business, we need to ensure that we do not lose the innovations, opportunities and benefits from the collective actions and decisions taken to support the Pandemic.

HEE and partners across the UK continue to play a key role in supporting the COVID-19 response, including the biggest effort ever to increase the workforce, which has seen: the deployment of 10,000 returning health professionals; 30,000 student nurses, doctors and other health professionals starting their NHS careers early; and upskilling thousands of existing staff to be deployed to support frontline services.

As part of embedding the positive changes and innovations to achieving this during the pandemic we are keen to hear the views and insight from partners and stakeholders to questions such as:

  • How was the urgent effort to deploy our workforce during the COVID-19 surge achieved?
  • What did we do that was different that aided the rapid response?
  • What opportunities has the crisis highlighted that we should grasp?
  • How can we use learning now to build a resilient future in workforce and education and training terms?
  • What are the implications of COVID-19 for our workforce and education reform?
  • What positive changes have we made in education and training that we do not want to lose going forwards?

If you would like to contribute your views or find out more, please contact us at C19Lessons@hee.nhs.uk

Joint statement on planned placements in England – Health Education England along with the Council of Deans of Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and NHS Employers has published a joint-statement, expanding on the previous NMC and HCPC emergency measures to support the COVID-19 response, to clarify how planned placements for nursing, midwifery and allied health students should be used. You can view the joint statement here.

Thank you to all students who have opted in to take up a paid placement to help fight COVID-19. The image below shows the process from opting in through to deployment:

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Joint HEI / NSHCS webinar for STP trainees – On Thursday May 14th at 2pm Carol Ainley, Director of Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education, will be joining senior colleagues from the National School, to answer questions about the academic aspect of the STP.

https://bit.ly/2W8UNdt

STP assessment and completion in 2020 for third year STP trainees and training officers – On Friday May 15th at 2pm Jane Lynch, Training Programme Director of the STP, will be joined by Sandie Gay, Head of Education & Assessment at the NSHCS, will be hosting a webinar aimed specifically at third year trainees and training officers to answer questions about completion and the alternative to the OSFA, the Independent Assessment of Clinical Competence.

https://bit.ly/3fquVBt

Nursing – Tuesday 12 May, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, marked International Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate the role of nurses as clinicians, leaders, researchers and educators across the globe. Many of the planned celebrations were postponed as a result of COVID-19 but HEE took the opportunity to thank the nursing community and acknowledge the vital work that they do, which has never been more important than in the current time. Our Chief Nurse, Mark Radford, led the HEE virtual celebrations  and premiered this film to mark the occasion.

Physician Associates – The Faculty of Physician Associates (PAs) 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. Find out more at www.fparcp.co.uk/covid-19

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

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

COVID-19 Patient Information for Vulnerable Groups – HEE Library and Knowledge Services have worked with PHE, NHSE/I and the Patient Information Forum to collate trusted, accessible online patient information resources for all frontline staff across health, social care and voluntary organisations who work directly with patients and family groups. https://library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources/

Health Careers – this year’s Step into the NHS primary school competition for Key Stage 2 children has been extended until the 19th June. More pupils can now draw, write, act or dance their ‘thank you’ to the NHS. Click here for more information.

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

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) e-learning programme – Earlier this week the e-LfH COVID-19 e-learning programme reached the milestone of one million session launches since it went live in mid-March.

New resources for radiographers have recently been added to the programme.  The content includes minimising risk using PPE and infection control, how to safely use mobile equipment and optimising image quality.  The resources can be accessed here.

Three new training videos have also been added to the programme for staff working in a critical care setting, an acute hospital setting and to support staff with difficult conversation and end of life care.

Guidance for psychologists has been added to the programme: “Adaptations to psychological practice: Interim guidance during Covid-19 pandemic” can be accessed here.

For more information about the programme select here.

The Learning Hub – COVID-19 release – HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team will be releasing the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020.  The Learning Hub is being released to support the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response by enabling the health and care workforce to share and access resources during the pandemic.

The Learning Hub will be a new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.  Users will be able to contribute digital resources (including video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that will have been contributed by stakeholders and the health and care workforce to support system readiness and recovery from the pandemic.  New features will frequently be released in line with the original plan for the functionality of the Learning Hub in its Beta phase.

The Learning Hub will add to HEE’s existing suite of platforms and complements the major role the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub is playing as part of the COVID-19 response.

If you would like to know more about this release of the Learning Hub follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter, read the blog and look out for regular updates over the next few weeks.

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 HEE’s webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

 

 

New Public Mental Health e-learning session now available

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new e-learning session on Public Mental Health to its MindEd programme.

The new online session, which is free to access, outlines the impact of mental disorder, mental wellbeing, and public health interventions.  Mental disorder and poor wellbeing is common and can affect everyone. However, effective interventions can treat mental disorder, prevent associated impacts, prevent mental disorder from arising and promote mental wellbeing.

The e-learning session explores how access to public mental health interventions can be improved.  The learning resource covers the following subjects:

  • Impacts of mental disorder and wellbeing
  • Effective public mental health interventions
  • Public mental health implementation gap and how to assess this
  • How to improve population access to public mental health interventions.

The session is aimed at public health practitioners and trainees and members of the primary care, secondary mental health, social care and commissioning workforce.

The module has been written by Dr Jonathan Campion, Director for Public Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, edited by Dr Raphael Kelvin, National Clinical Lead, MindEd Consortium and coproduced with Health Education England.

The new session is available here.

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health.  The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

 

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