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TEL News June 2020

Posted on: June 30th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

June’s issue of TEL News includes news of a record breaking month for e-LfH and details of resource contributions made to Learning Hub. There is also details of new Embedding public health into clinical services e-learning plus new content added to the Care Certificate e-learning programme.

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

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 11

Posted on: June 26th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 24th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message and blog from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

Despite the inevitable delay COVID-19 has had on publishing the NHS People Plan, it strikes me that all the values we wanted to demonstrate as part of the People Plan have been seen and amplified in our collective response to COVID-19. Read the full message here.

This month, Wendy has also written a blog focusing on the rapid two day mobilisation of our e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Covid-19 programme, which ensured individuals supporting the effort – from allied health professionals coming back from retirement to third year student nurses and medical students graduating early – could quickly access the information they needed to provide evidence-based, high quality care during the pandemic. Read the blog here. 

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

Chat BotNew chatbot for Covid-19 FAQs now live

We’ve made it easier to find answers to Covid-19 questions.

A new chatbot function has been added to our medical, dental and pharmacy website pages.

Give it a go on our Covid-19 FAQ page.

 

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

Choose GP – The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start). Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

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

The e-LfH COVID-19 programme is continuing to be well-used by the health and care workforce and has now been launched more than 1.5 million times since it was launched in mid-March 2020.

Resources recently added to the programme include:

Nursing, midwives and AHPs:

Support for Supervisors

Supporting Student Nurses in General Practice.

Critical Care Setting:

An ICU Quick Reference Guide – Generic

Bedside Guide – Ventilator Emergency Care for COVID-19 patients.

For dentists:

Rubber Dam Isolation – Video (from Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

Resources for paramedics have moved here: Paramedics

Video consultation resources:

Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19 – guidance (from RCGP and NHS England & NHS Improvement)

Video consulting with your NHS – YouTube Video:

Video consulting with your NHS – A quick guide for patients

Video consultation information for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts

Video consulting with your patients FAQs

Video consulting with your patients – A quick guide for clinicians

Video consultation information for GPs

Video consulting with your NHS – FAQs for patients.

Returning Doctors:

CCAS Clinical Queries webinar 4

BMJ Best Practice Article – Interpreting Covid-19 Test Results

Government guidance – if you get Coronavirus symptoms again

NICE Rapid Guidelines

Addisons Self Help Support Group Website and HCP Guidelines

European Society of Endocrinology – Management of Adrenal Insufficiency

Renal Association Position Statements on ACE-is/A2RBs.

Learning Hub – the platform to share your resources

HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team released the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to encourage more organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

Visit our blog for more information.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

Psychological First Aid training course now available – The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Psychological First Aid training course developed by Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), and HEE will be freely available for frontline staff and volunteers. This training course aims to equip staff and volunteers to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress and follows a globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of COVID-19.

To access the training visit the Future Learn website, or to find out more, read the recent Psychological First Aid training news article.

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.

 

June update - New e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

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

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians. This is the second monthly update about the programme.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training. The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in Autumn, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in June 2020?

There are now over 60 e-learning sessions are available via the e-LfH Hub. New sessions added recently include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 1 Elastography
  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Interpreting Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Mammographic Artefacts
  • MRI Artefacts
  • MRI in Breast Cancer
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Solid Benign Masses

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving 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, the Association of Breast Clinicians and e-Learning for Healthcare.

The initiative exists to produce solutions which address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services, including 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.

For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

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

In addition to the recently added e-learning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Challenging Scenarios in Breast Screening
  • Clinical Presentations – Implant Symptoms
  • ‘Day in the Life’ series showcasing breast multidisciplinary team members
  •  Image Evaluation
  • Indications for Breast MRI
  • Tips for Reading Screening Mammograms

Monthly updates about the NBIA e-learning sessions

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.

Accessing the e-learning sessions

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/.

Your feedback

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.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 10

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

Key Messages and links to 17th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

To safeguard our future workforce supply, we need to minimise disruption to training and get it back on track. Read the full message here.

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

ARCP webinar

On 3 June, we hosted a webinar for medical trainees on ARCPs. The recording of the webinar is now available on the HEE YouTube channel.

Student Placements – We would like to thank all those students who were able to come forward to support the NHS at this challenging time. It has been hugely appreciated. To be clear it is absolutely untrue to suggest that student nurses and midwives are being made redundant, all student nurses and midwives are required to complete placements during their training. These placements are normally unpaid but to recognise the special circumstances and as part of the response to Covid-19 these hours have been paid and will be until the end of summer. NHS England has been provided with the funding for student salaries as part of the response to Covid.

Year 3 students will be paid till 31st of July and if they have completed hours and assessments can qualify and be paid as full registered nurses. They will move from Band 4 to Band 5 and therefore increase their pay. Any Year 3 student who has hours to complete will be paid until September to allow them to do this. Any year 2 students on placement till July 31st will be paid and after this normal non-paid placements will be re-introduced along with Year 1 students. We committed at the outset of the pandemic to ensure that these students complete their training and are able to qualify. It was always made clear to students who opted into paid placements the arrangements would need to come to an end at an appropriate point so that students could return to their supernumerary status to complete their registered nursing qualifications as quickly as possible to permanently enter the NHS workforce.

It was agreed by all partners, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Council of Deans (CoD) and unions, to support these arrangements. This means any final year student who has been working in the NHS will receive funding until they complete their programme and then they will be able to register with the NMC and apply for a permanent role as a registered Nurse.

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

Choose GP

The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start).

Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives – update report 2020

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives

 

At a time of challenging service and workforce pressures, HEE has remained committed to supporting junior doctors. COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we could have never imagined but has shown more than ever that the strength of the NHS is its workforce, which has shown incredible depth of compassion, strength, and adaptability.

The Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives progress report 2020 provides an update on achievements over the past year.

 

 

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

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now seen 1.45m session launches since it went live in March 2020.  The programme is free to access and the requirement to register has been removed to make it as easy as possible for the health and care workforce to access the range of resources to support them responding to the pandemic.  For more information please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus/

Learning Hub live – how it can help you share and collaborate

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform, developed by Health Education England, that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Since the launch of the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, there have been over 500 learning resources contributed by stakeholders on the platform.  Resources have been contributed by medical schools, operational delivery networks, training hubs, clinical commissioning groups, professional bodies, simulation networks, charities and social care organisations.  These contributions offer and support a wide range of training delivery from videos and webinar recordings, e-learning, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans to web links.

Read our latest case study from the London Training Hubs on how the Learning Hub is helping them to share resources and work collaboratively across primary, secondary and social care.

If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

You can sign in to the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL, visit: telblog.hee.nhs.uk to read blogs about our journey so far or visit: www.hee.nhs.uk/tel.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

Survey of students and learners exploring impact of Covid-19 – HEE’s RePAIR (Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention) team is exploring the impact of changes to education-provision as a result of Covid-19 on attrition and retention of students and learners. The first step of this work is a survey, which is being supported by the national quality team, and uses questions drawn from previous National Education and Training Survey and RePAIR surveys. This launched on 1 June and has gone out to all student nurses, midwives, AHPs, medical and dental students and physicians associates, and undergraduate students studying the health care sciences.  Foundation in year 1 doctors are also asked to complete the survey.

11,807 responses have been received so far. We ask that all learners are encouraged to participate until the closing date on 30 June 2020. https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/2KX1WC/?route=opt2

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.

Four new modules added to the Image Interpretation programme

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Royal Osteoporosis Society and the Society and College of Radiographers to add new content to the Image Interpretation e-learning programme.

The Image Interpretation programme was designed to support radiographers and other healthcare professionals with interpreting and offering clinical evaluation on radiographs and other imaging modalities.

Four new modules on osteoporosis and fragility fractures have been developed which represent valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for any radiographer working in emergency departments, fracture clinics and reporting plain film imaging of fractures.

They also represent a valuable development opportunity for radiologists who come across opportunities to identify previously unreported vertebral fractures when reporting on scans not directly related to the spine, but where this is still visible, such as CT chest, abdomen and pelvis examinations.

The modules will enable radiographers and reporting clinicians to:

  1. Understand what osteoporosis is and common causes
  2. Recognise a fragility fracture and associated injuries
  3. Understand the importance of reporting vertebral fractures
  4. Increase vertebral fracture identification through audit

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the modules, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/image-interpretation/

New content added to the Care Certificate e-learning programme

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Health Education England and Skills for Care to add new content to the Care Certificate e-learning programme.

The Care Certificate programme is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, 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.

New scenario sessions have been launched to support learners working towards the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate. The scenarios are an opportunity for learners to apply the principles behind the Care Certificate in a range of settings and represents the breadth of environments where the Care Certificate can be applied.

The existing scenario sessions, which were launched in 2018, have also been updated are now suitable for those who wish to learn via a mobile phone.

The new scenario session settings are:

  • Maternity
  • Learning disability
  • Homeless
  • Reablement
  • Pre-hospital

The updated scenario settings are:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Acute
  • End-of-life
  • Home care

For more information on the Care Certificate e-learning programme, see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

The power to innovate collectively

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s (HEE) Interim Chief Executive, Wendy Reid, is sharing her thoughts in a new blog series about how HEE is playing its part in looking beyond the ‘here and now’, focusing on where the organisation needs to be and how to reset to the ‘new normal’ while harnessing learning for the benefit of front line professionals as well as students, trainees and learners.

In this blog Dr Neil Ralph, Head of the HEE Technology Enhanced Learning team, shares key learning points from the mobilisation effort of the e-LfH COVID-19 programme. To access the blog select here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/news-blogs-events/blogs/power-innovate-collectively

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 9

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

Key Messages and links to 10th June 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:

  • Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

In this week’s message we focus on exploring the impact that the current pandemic has, and continues to have, on vulnerable populations and on wellness and healthy living. Read the full message here. 

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

Medical rotations webinar

We held a webinar on 26 May on medical rotations for trainees. The webinar was hosted by Prof. Sheona MacLeod, Prof. Adrian Brooke and Prof. Simon Gregory. The recording of this webinar has now been uploaded to our YouTube channel.

National nursing team shares student midwife case study

This week we shared the story of student midwife Alicia Shirley Burnett from the University of West London. She tells us how it felt to have to opt out of the extended placement when a family member was shielding, why she started a blog for midwifery students and what she’s learning about leadership and teamwork during COVID-19.

Alicia says: “Whether you opted in or out you’re still a student midwife. You’re not alone. Know who your sources of support are and how to access them. It’s okay to ask for support; it doesn’t make you weak, in fact, it’s pretty wise.”

Read the case study or view her video clip on Twitter

Impact of COVID-19 on students survey – On Monday 1 June, HEE launched the Impact of COVID-19 on Students Survey (ICONS), which will remain open for four weeks. The survey will help HEE understand the experience of medical, dental, nursing, allied health professional (AHP) and healthcare science learners, whether they have stepped into clinical practice, into new environments to support frontline clinical services or have opted to continue with their academic studies.

The survey will focus on the support provided to learners during the pandemic key areas, such as induction, clinical supervision, and academic supervision. Importantly, the survey will provide an opportunity to hear from healthcare learners currently working or studying and will inform our approach to supporting these learners now and in the future.

If you have any general queries about the survey, please contact Quality@hee.nhs.uk.

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

Increasing training places for NHS Clinical Psychologists and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists – HEE has recently announced plans to expand the number of training places for NHS Clinical Psychologists and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, from September 2020. During 2020/21, HEE also intends to increase the education and training commissions for both professional roles by 25% nationally (an increase of 140). The roles will contribute to the design, leadership, research, development, supervision, and delivery of psychological and psychotherapeutic care and treatment, for people of all ages.

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

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now been launched more than 1.4 million times since it was launched in mid-March 2020.

Recent additions to the programme include:

    • Health and Social Care Interventions: Children and Young People
    • Health and Social Care Interventions: Adults
    • Learning Disabilities and Physical Health.
  • 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.
  • A learning path aimed at nurses, midwives and AHPs – but is also relevant for other members of the workforce with a supervisory role. The “Support for Supervisors” learning path includes resources to guide supervisors on how to provide effective feedback and support those who are being supervised.
  • A learning path to support student nurses undertaking a general practice placement as part of the COVID-19 response.
  • An ICU quick reference guide.

For more information about the programme select here.

NHS Test and Trace – Colleagues at Public Health England working on the recently launched NHS Test and Trace service asked e-LfH to host the training resources for the staff working on the app.  Due to the scale and pace of its roll out the usage on the programme has been incredible.  Since the programme went live on 14 May 2020 there have been 1.34 million session launches. 

e-LfH usage – Due to usage of the COVID-19 and Test and Trace programmes and an increase in usage on programmes including Care Certificate and End of Life Care, e-LfH has seen a new record number of session launches during one month.  During May 2020 there were 2,491,975 session launches.

Learning Hub live – Since HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team released the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, over 500 resources have been contributed by the health and care workforce – many in response to the COVID-19 efforts to support the sector.

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of learning resources including videos, webinars, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans and web links to support system readiness, recovery and beyond.  New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Many stakeholders from across the health and care workforce, including clinical commissioning groups, social care, professional bodies, charities and the simulation community, have already contributed a range of learning resources.

You are invited to access the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

If you have any questions or require further support, contact the Learning Hub team: enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

HEE podcasts - HEE’s Professional Support Unit (PSU) has released a new professional development and SuppoRTT podcasts to support trainees during COVID-19. The most recent podcast episode is:

  • Human Factors in the pandemic (Part 1 and 2).

To find out more or to listen to the podcasts, visit either HEE’s anchor.fm profile here or HEE’s Spotify profile here

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.

 

 

A record-breaking month for e-LfH

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Over recent years, people have increasingly turned to the Internet for their learning. This trend has been accelerated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as the lockdown has stopped any travel to training events.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been one of the sites the health and care workforce have turned to in order to upskill themselves as a result of the pandemic. This has been reflected in the usage figures on the e-LfH Hub.

The last three months have each set a new record for sessions launched on the e-LfH Hub.

March saw 932,386 launches, which was a minor increase on the previous monthly record.

April saw huge usage on the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme that was released in response to the outbreak and, along with usage of other e-LfH programmes, there were 1,913,568 launches in total.

May, boosted by HEE e-LfH’s training support for the national NHS Test and Trace service, saw a further increase to 2,492,056 launches.

Martin Sinclair, Programme Lead for HEE e-LfH, said: “I’m delighted to see evidence of the role the e-LfH Hub and the e-LfH team have played in supporting the workforce over the last few months.

“It has been a challenging time for everyone and I’m glad that we could play our part. I’m really proud of the e-LfH team; their attitude and professionalism has been brilliant throughout.”

For more information about HEE e-LfH programmes please visit www.e-lfh.org.uk.

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