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TEL News July 2020

Posted on: July 31st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

This month’s edition includes an update on the development of the Learning Hub plus details of new COVID-19 resources now available. There is also details of a new Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource now available and news of the Making Every Contact Count programme updates.

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New Internal Medicine Training e-learning programme launched

Posted on: July 29th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Health Education England and the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board to launch a new e-learning programme, Internal Medicine Training.

The programme aims to set out how to write a meaningful and effective Educational Supervisor Report (ESR) for Internal Medicine training. This module sets out how to prepare to write an ESR, considered by the Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) panel when assessing a trainee’s progress, starting with the initial meeting with the trainee, planning the training year and gives examples of good report writing.

This e-learning package is aimed at educational supervisors of internal medicine trainees and covers the following areas:

  • The ESR
  • Capabilities in Practice (CiPs)
  • Evidence
  • Setting up the Training Year
  • Some elements of the ARCP

For more information about the programme, including access details, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/internal-medicine-training/.

July update - Additional e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are now available

Posted on: July 27th, 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 third 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 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in July 2020?

There are now 64 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.

New sessions added recently include:

  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Other Malignant Breast Disease

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

What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

The interactive e-learning 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
  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 1 Elastography
  • Challenging Scenarios in Breast Screening
  • Clinical Breast Evaluation Series
  • ‘Day in the Life’ series showcasing breast multidisciplinary team members
  • Image Evaluation
  • Interpreting Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • MRI Artefacts
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Tips for Reading Screening Mammograms

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.

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

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

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

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE e-LfH news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

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.

Cancer Nursing Careers e-learning programme now live

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with RM Partners – the West London Cancer Alliance, University of Stirling and the University of Huddersfield to develop an e-learning programme to provide cancer-specific learning opportunities for registered nurses who provide care to people affected by cancer in non-specialist cancer settings including primary, secondary and community services.

All nurses, regardless of practice setting, are likely to have contact with people affected by cancer and, to enhance their practice, should have an understanding of cancer and its treatment, education in the basic principles and practice of cancer care, skills in assessing the cancer care needs of patients and families, and training in communication skills.
The eight e-learning sessions align to the Royal College of Nursing’s Cancer Nursing Career and Education Framework eight outcomes and are:

* The context of cancer nursing
* Basic science and treatment of cancer
* Nursing assessment and interventions in the management of people affected by cancer
* Cancer as a chronic illness/supportive and palliative care
* Understanding impact of cancer on the individual, families and health care professionals
* Information and communication in cancer care
* Clinical leadership and resource management of cancer nursing
* Evidence-based and applied research in cancer care.

The cancer specific learning outcomes identified within the sessions aim to ensure induction, consolidation and on-going development of knowledge and skills in cancer care.
For more information about the e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cancer-nursing-careers/

New e-learning available for paramedics

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

In addition to 13 existing e-learning modules for paramedics, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics have launched a new module on the management of burns.

Comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices, each module has been created by subject matter experts as a series of 15-minute sessions.

Management of Burns for Paramedics – new module

Did you know that approximately 250,000 people in the UK suffer a burn injury each year, resulting in approximately 187,500 people requiring emergency care? The actions of paramedics can make a key difference to outcomes for burn patients.

Created by a leading paramedic and burn specialist nurse for the College of Paramedics, this e-learning is aimed at emergency care workers dealing with burn injuries in a prehospital setting.

By completing the module, you will achieve greater understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment and immediate management of burn injuries and contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Existing modules in the paramedics’ programme includes:

* Supporting Paramedics Practice during COVID-19

* Clinical Decision Making for Paramedics

* Mental Health for Paramedics

* Pain Management for Paramedics

* Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries

* Urgent Care for Paramedics – Illness

If you wish to access the e-learning programme, please select this link. https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/465519

 

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 15

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

Key Messages and links to 22nd July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s fortnightly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on the importance of welcoming new students and trainees into the NHS offering them support and encouragement in an uncertain world – Being the role model we all would like to be is even more important this year. Read the full message here.

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

GP specialty training acceptances continues to break records – highest number ever seen in the NHS – After the initial rounds of recruitment, there have been 3441 acceptances, the highest ever figure for this stage in the recruitment process and the highest number of trainees entering general practice speciality training that the NHS has ever seen at this point. This is up 15% from 2019 when there were 2891 acceptances and an increase in numbers for a third year in a row.

HEE is still recruiting to general practice this year and the next round opens at the end of this month. The final overall total for this year will be known in the autumn. The published Round 1 and Round 1A figures also highlight good increases in fill rates across other key specialities including core psychiatry which has seen a 100% fill rate. Read more here.

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

Future Doctor Report Published – The Covid-19 global pandemic brought into sharp focus how crucial generalist skills are in enabling doctors to manage complex patient care across different specialities. HEE’s Future Doctor report published this week sets out a vision for future clinical teams and how education and training can evolve so that our future doctors are equipped with the right skills to deliver care in an ever-changing health care landscape. This vision for the future doctor outlines how we can reform medical education so doctors better understand population needs, develop generalist skills and work effectively in multi-professional teams. Read more here.

Webinar – Out of Programme Pause – Save the date! Webinar for medical trainees on Out of Programme Pause, Tuesday 28 July. Ask your questions in advance here. Link to join on the night here

Webinar out of programme pause

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

The Learning Hub – the start of an exciting journey – The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.  The Learning Hub was released into public Beta on 29 May 2020, but what does that really mean for the platform and its users?

To read more visit our blog.

Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and provide us with your feedback: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

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

Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource now live – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity MedTech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives and industry experts to develop the Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource for those working with people living with dysphagia.

Dysphagia, which is difficulties chewing and/or swallowing food and drinks, has serious implications for a person’s health and well-being with increased likelihood of chest infections, malnutrition, dehydration, choking incidents and hospitalisations.

The resource, which was co-developed with care home staff and is relevant to others in the health and care workforce, informal carers and people with dysphagia themselves, can be used to support people working in care to gain the relevant level of competency for their role as outlined in the Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Competency Framework. This resource is also a useful guide for managers in policy and workforce development.

The Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource, which has been adapted by HEE e-LfH, is made up of five sessions that cover the following topics:

  • Essentials
  • Food
  • Quality and Safety
  • Training and Resources
  • Workforce

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/dysphagia/.

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and well-being resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, well-being and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

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.

 

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 14

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

Key Messages and links to 15th July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on how important it is that we build a reflective approach even more strongly into our culture and the way we do business. It would be great to see a fundamental shift in how we engage with our current and future workforce, and patients to ensure we are always listening and learning, and our developing experience of responding to the pandemic is already showing how vital these reflections are to the future.   Read the full message here.

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

Applications for nursing degrees have risen by 15 per cent in the last year to reach 58,500. Interest, and subsequently applications, have risen considerably during the coronavirus pandemic, which is testament to the respect and admiration people have for our health and care workforce generally and the opportunities that nursing careers offer.

We will be working with universities to ensure applications result in acceptances this year.  It is vital that new students have a high-quality education and placement experience to progress through their course and graduate into the health and care workforce in the future. We are investing an additional £10m into systems for placements, rolling out the RePAIR program to reduce course attrition. Clearing also represents an increasingly important route into nursing, and we will continue to promote nursing careers to ensure we meet patients’ needs.

Maternity Support Worker Funding – £1m funding has been made available to boost delivery of the HEE National Maternity Support Worker competence, education and career framework. Local Maternity Services (LMS) from the across the country are invited to bid for funding to support the education, training and development of Maternity Support Workers (MSW) in their area. Local Maternity Services can apply for up to £7350 per maternity unit to cover the costs of scoping work such as reviewing their current maternity support workforce and assessing staff training needs. Read more here.

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

Medical Trainee Webinar – More than 1,200 trainees took part in this week’s webinar hosted by HEE, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council. There were a number of questions around shielding which is a significant concern to many trainees around the country. We are currently collecting data from each region so we have accurate numbers of the trainees and specialties affected, and we are working with partners including NHS Employers to ensure that both employment and training issues are addressed and that we have consensus on the definitions with regard to shielding and the implications for individual trainees.

We will also be making sure that Postgraduate Deans can use local flexibility to manage individual trainee needs. In the meantime, if any trainee has concerns about a current placement they should be encouraged to speak to their employer and educational supervisor. Any concerns about a future placement, should be directed to both Training Programme Director as well as future employer.

 AHP Blog – Leading in partnership – training students in the pandemic, from our National Allied Health Professions Lead, Beverley Harden. Read the full blog here.

Responding to COVID-19 – AHP Student Story – Third-year Physiotherapy student Zahra offers insight into her experience working at Evington Centre Community Hospital as part of the COVID-19 response – “Working through the pandemic has made me reflect on the kind of clinician I would like to be.” Read more here

Alternative Models of AHP Student Supervision – If you were not able to join our webinar around alternative models of student supervision the recording is now available to view here.

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

Oliver McGowan Mandatory Learning Disability and Autism training – Mandatory training for all health and social care staff who support patients with learning disabilities and autism moved a step closer with the announcement of the partners who will design, develop trial and evaluate the training.

Health Education England, Skills for Care and the Department of Health and Social care have selected British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Mencap Society/National Autistic Society and Pathways Associates CIC and the National Development Team for inclusion have been selected as the evaluation partner. Read more here.

The Learning Hub – how do you rate its resources? – It is now possible to rate resources on the Learning Hub, HEE’s new digital platform.

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.  Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

The Learning Hub team has developed a new ratings functionality, enabling users to rate a resource by awarding an overall score of between 1 and 5. Users can view a resource rating and the total number of ratings that a resource has received, along with the scores. This new functionality helps users to see, at a glance, how a resource has been rated by others and will inform whether they choose to access it.  As well as using the ratings to inform their own resource selection, users are encouraged to rate each resource they access to share their ratings with other Learning Hub users.

The platform was released into public Beta six weeks ago, meaning that a minimum viable product (MVP) is available which includes core functionality. This enables users to access the system and try it out; providing feedback to help improve it to meet their needs. This is only the start of the journey and new features will be frequently released, in line with the product roadmap, to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and rate a resource yourself: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

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

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

New Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme launched – HEE, in partnership with The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and NHS England and NHS Improvement, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme supporting midwifery professionals.

The Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme has been designed for student midwives, lecturers, managers, practising clinical midwives and maternity support workers in the UK who want to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. The course provides short, easy to understand summaries of current research evidence on this topic together with brief overviews of the current national maternity policies that recommend continuity of carer.

Commenting on the resource The RCM said: The Royal College of Midwives supports the aim of Midwifery Continuity of Carer as a positive, evidence-based model of midwifery care. Midwives and managers may find these learning resources helpful for planning for future implementation in the post-pandemic period.”

HEE’s Lead Midwife, Sally Ashton May, said: “Our new continuity of carer resource has been developed for the midwifery community to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. This free online resource, developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives includes interactive resources to bust some myths as well as lessons from service to support learning from earlier successes and challenges.”

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-continuity-of-carer/.

Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers now live

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has developed an e-learning resource to support link workers to deliver social prescribing.

Social prescribing enables all primary care staff and local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time and focus on what matters to the person as identified through shared decision making or personalised care and support planning. They connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. They collaborate with local partners to support community groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new groups.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to embedding social prescribing link workers within every primary care network (PCN) as part of a wider shift towards universal personalised care. The aim is for at least 900,000 people to be referred to social prescribing schemes by 2023/24.

The e-learning includes the core elements and skills required to do the job and deliver social prescribing as part of a PCN multi-disciplinary team.

The six sessions are:

1. Introduction to the social prescribing link worker role
2. Developing personalised care and support plans with people
3. Developing partnerships
4. Introducing people to community groups and VCSE organisations
5. Safeguarding vulnerable people
6. Keeping records and measuring impact

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/social-prescribing/

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and wellbeing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, wellbeing and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

 

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.

 

Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource now live

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity Medtech Co-operative and industry experts to develop the Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource for those working with people living with dysphagia.

Dysphagia, which is difficulties chewing and/or swallowing food and drinks, has serious implications for a person’s health and wellbeing with increased likelihood of chest infections, malnutrition, dehydration, choking incidents and hospitalisations.

The resource, which was co-developed with care home staff and is relevant to others in the health and care workforce, informal carers and people with dysphagia themselves, can be used to support people working in care to gain the relevant level of competency for their role as outlined in the Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Competency Framework. This resource is also a useful guide for managers in policy and workforce development.

The Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource, which has been adapted by HEE e-LfH, is made up of five sessions that cover the following topics:

  • Essentials
  • Food
  • Quality and Safety
  • Training and Resources
  • Workforce

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/dysphagia/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 13

Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 8th July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on disruptive change and how we’re thinking differently, working collaboratively and sharing our expertise in ‘workforce’ modelling, training, education and redesign, not only in response to COVID-19 but also to reform training and education for the future. Read the full message here.

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

Developing the future podiatry workforce – HEE is keen to capture views from across the foot health sector about sustaining the podiatry workforce supply. We have created a survey based on our webinar – watch the webinar, complete the survey

Universities can bid for more healthcare course places – HEE has announced £10 million to help support the growth of the clinical workforce. More students will have the opportunity to apply for places on nursing, midwifery or allied health professional courses in England, following unprecedented demand. Universities can now bid for more healthcare course places to support future growth – deadline extended and now matched to the Clinical Placement Expansion Programme. HEIs can bid here. There are also bidding forms for placement providers / facilitators to complete, and these need to be returned to educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk  also by 5pm on Friday 17th July.

New blended learning nursing degree offers flexibility and choice – HEE has signed up seven universities to a new innovative, accessible nursing degree programme, which will start from January 2021. The seven delivery partners for the new degree are Open University & Middlesex University, Open University & University of West of England, Coventry University, University of Huddersfield, University of Sunderland, University of Gloucestershire and Birmingham City University. Click here for more information

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

Digital Transformation – COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation across the NHS. It is vital every trust has a strong understanding of it. HEE has been working with

NHS Providers, which has published a guide to NHS digital leadership. This guide is designed to help NHS trust boards lead their organisations into the next stage of digitisation.

New Training Hubs animation film – HEE’s Training Hubs are integral to our core purpose of helping deliver excellent healthcare through education and training to our current and future workforce meeting the priorities outlined in the NHS Long term plan. They are based in primary and community care to serve the local community. To support the understanding of what Training Hubs are and how they can be accessed, HEE has created a short Training Hubs animation film.

Accessible COVID-19 Patient Information Resources – During Health Information Week HEE’s Library and Knowledge Service have added up to date materials to their website to use when discussing Coronavirus with patients with different needs.

 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.

Join our fantastic senior nursing and midwifery leadership team – Please share with anyone you think might be interested. An equal opportunities employer particularly seeking applications from BAME colleagues. North East / South West

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

Remote teaching solution – Health Education England (HEE) continues to support the education and training of the existing and future health and care workforce during the response to the pandemic by introducing a remote teaching solution.

With the closure of physical training spaces as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to train the future and existing workforce using remote teaching facilities. HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team (TEL) has worked with professions across the health and care sector to ensure the continued provision of education by accelerating the use of digital technologies to support this.

During the COVID-19 pandemic HEE has conducted over 500 online interviews for Foundation Year 2 posts and is planning for a further 1500 online interviews in October.  This new method of working has received positive feedback and was considered to have advantages for students and trainees.

Further information on the roll out of the remote teaching solution using Microsoft Teams will follow over the coming weeks with details about the availability of licences and access to training materials to support online delivery of education.

Frequently Asked Questions are being produced and will be available soon here.   For more information about the remote teaching solution please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

 e-LfH COVID-19 resources – The e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) COVID-19 programme has now had 1.6 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

Recent additions to the programme include:

  • New resources for trainers on infection prevention and control (IPC) in care homes that is designed to support IPC trainers in the care home setting
  • New resources for Specially Sourced Items to support the treatment of COVID 19: This currently comprises resources relating to Closed Suction Catheters and Central Venous Catheters.
  • New resources for returning doctors in primary care outlining the Call Audit Review which is part of the assurance process of the COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Service.

For more information about the programme please visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.

Update to MECC e-learning resource – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Healthy Dialogues, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Lancashire Foundation Trust to update the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) e-learning programme.

The MECC e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact upon health and wellbeing.  The programme focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital skill and these MECC interactions only take a matter of minutes while also complementing existing engagement approaches.

There are now four sessions within the programme:

  • What is MECC and why it is important
  • How to have a MECC conversation
  • Signposting
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing

The sessions, which have a combined learning time of approximately one hour, can be used by organisations, staff or individuals. It has been designed for everyone working across health and care.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/.

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and wellbeing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, wellbeing and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

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.

 

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