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New content added to the e-Endoscopy programme

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy e-learning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) course is aimed at endosonographers undertaking or planning to undertake endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue sampling by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or fine-needle biopsy (FNB).

The Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills (ENTS) course provides a comprehensive overview of the communication, teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, judgement, and decision-making skills necessary to undertake endoscopy effectively. It is recommended by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy that all clinicians working in endoscopy complete these modules. The course includes the following sessions:

  • Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills
  • Respiratory Depression: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership
  • Perforation in Endoscopy: Situational Awareness & Judgement and Decision Making
  • Upper GI Bleed: ENTS in Action

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

Healthcare professionals encouraged to discuss physical activity with patients, as new sporting campaign launches

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) partnered with Public Health England (PHE), Sport England and This Mum Moves to develop the Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme, providing healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide brief physical activity advice to their patients.

The Great British Week of Sport is taking place from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September, as a new initiative led by UKactive, with support from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign and Sport England.  The awareness week aims to highlight the benefits that sport and physical activity have on people’s mental and physical wellbeing.

 

More about the e-learning programme

Did you know that one in four people stated that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse?

The HEE e-LfH Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme is free and encourages healthcare professionals to initiate conversations with patients relating to the benefits of physical activity in preventing and managing a range of common conditions and supporting general health.

 

How to access the e-learning

To access the e-learning programme, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/physical-activity-and-health/

To access further training and resources from PHE, please email their physical activity team: physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk

e-Learning for Community Carers - Hydration in Older People

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Hampshire County Council has worked in partnership with Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an e-learning programme which aims to increase your knowledge and confidence in assessing an older person’s hydration needs and minimise the risk of poor hydration in a person-centred way.

Aimed at any person working with older people in the community, including care home staff, home carers, family carers and volunteers, the e-learning builds on the information and skills you may have already learnt and implemented from the Care Certificate.

The Hydration in Older People e-learning is part of the Hydration at Home Toolkit, both of which have been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.

 

What can I expect?

Designed to be as interactive as possible, the e-learning takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and features a short video and an assessment in the form of a case study.

Whilst the content has been specifically designed for community carers, the messages are relevant to all carers, including those working in acute care settings.

Please note that if you have already completed the hydration in older people e-learning via the Hampshire County Council hub, you do not need to repeat the training in the e-LfH Hub.

 

Additional resources

The hydration e-learning programme is part of the Hydration at Home toolkit which includes resources for the general public, including a hydration leaflet and poster.
For more information and to access these resources, please visit: https://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/354/hydration-at-home-toolkit

 

Accessing the e-Learning

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

 

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 19

Posted on: September 17th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 16th September 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly messages from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from HEE:

Messages guest edited by Professor Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director and Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse. Read the messages here:

Health and Wellbeing Matters

Supporting the NHS to continue to deliver safe and high-quality care

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

Funding boost for clinical placements growth and teaching – HEE has announced that £15m will be made available through its clinical placement expansion programme to increase clinical placements in the NHS and support growth in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and all the other allied health professions. This represents a 50% increase in the funding previously pledged. These additional placements will expand the pipeline of our future NHS workforce across the health and social care system, meaning more healthcare professionals across the health and social care system.

Transforming Mental Health Social Work report launched – An interactive report on Transforming Mental Health Social Work has been launched by HEE. The document highlights the important roles that mental health social work and approved mental health professionals deliver across the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring the social model of mental health is at the core of our integrated services.

Population Health Fellowships restart in September – HEE will restart the first national Population Health Fellowship for NHS clinical staff in England on 15 September. This aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs and is a full 12-month programme. Find further information here.

Applications still open for new HEE fellowships to help NHS staff shape the digital healthcare revolution – HEE is inviting candidates for 30 new digital health fellowships aimed at helping clinical professionals build digital health expertise into their careers in the second cohort of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships. Recruitment opened on September 1 and runs until September 30. Find further information on the fellowships programme and how to apply.

Updates from the National School of Healthcare Science – HEE’s National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) have announced changes to the completion of the Scientist Training Programme, which leads to Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

As of September 2020:

  • The NSHCS will report directly to HCPC for the delivery of the Scientist Training Programme.
  • Trainees completing the programme will be awarded their Certificate of Completion by the School, which will entitle them to apply to the HCPC for registration.

Find further information on the completion of the Scientist Training Programme.

Meanwhile NSHCS and AHCS, along with the Institute of Biomedical Science, Royal College of Pathologists and Manchester Academy of Healthcare Scientist Education are widening the eligibility criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training. The new criteria will allow appropriately qualified senior Biomedical Scientists, who can demonstrate ability to work at Level 7, to apply to join the programme. Find further information on the new criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – This new education and training programme, funded by HEE, has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides a unique opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

Registration for the programme is live and our dedicated programme website provides guidance on eligibility and how to register.

Two new handbooks have recently been published to guide pharmacists and supervisors through the programme. These are now available on the IFPP website.

The programme team is sending weekly updates about the IFPP. We encourage you to subscribe to these updates by emailing fpp@hee.nhs.uk, stating ‘IFPP Updates’ in the subject header.

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

International Place-based Partnerships – HEE’s Interim Chief Executive Wendy Reid participated in our first international remote Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony recently. The MoU ceremony marks the formal launch of a partnership between HEE and the Consortium of Thai Medical Schools to create an international staff exchange programme for doctors and population health fellows.

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

New Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Adults module now available – HEE e-LfH added a new e-learning module on adult suicide and self-harm prevention to its MindEd programme.

The module, which is free to access, offers guidance and advice to anyone who is directly involved with caring for or in contact with those who have suicidal ideas, with or without self-harm, or those who self-harm, with or without current suicidal ideas. This could include health and care professionals, parents, carers and teachers.

The new adult module is available here: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/653238.

There are two existing modules also on suicide and self-harm to help teachers and others working with children and young people available.

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

New e-learning programme aims to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing in response to COVID-19 – HEE e-LfH worked in partnership with the Department for Education to develop a new programme for teachers to support children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as they return to school and college from September 2020.

Wellbeing For Education Return – part of e-LfH’s MindEd programme – launched following an investment of £8.2millon from the Government to provide schools and colleges across England with the knowledge and resources they need to support children and young people, who have experienced trauma and loss as a result of the pandemic.

The programme, which will be delivered to schools and colleges via Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, is aimed at education professionals working with children and young people aged 5-19 in education settings. This may include pastoral leads, senior mental health leads, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, school nurses, counsellors, educational psychologists, voluntary sector providers and mental health support team clinicians/practitioners.

To access the programme free of charge, please visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/662137.

The Learning Hub – new features and functionality now available – The Learning Hub team has created a new area on the platform that details service updates and the new – features and functionalities of each release, to keep users up to date with the platform’s development.

The service updates and releases area displays, in chronological order, information about what’s new on the Learning Hub, bug fixes that have been completed and background changes that have been made to the platform.

Since the Learning Hub was launched in May 2020 there have already been an additional eight releases which include functionality for users to be able to:

  • rate a resource by awarding an overall score of between 1 and 5
  • share their opinion on their search experience via a feedback form so the Learning Hub team can learn from users’ experiences and improve it in the future
  • mark a resource as containing potentially sensitive content when contributing; enabling other users to make an informed choice whether they wish to proceed with viewing the content.

As the Learning Hub is still in its Beta phase there is still so much more to come with many additional features and functionality to be delivered which will be released in line with the product roadmap, due to be published October 2020.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL or visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far.

e-FACE e-learning programme launches new module on consent – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) to develop a new e-learning module on consent.

Sessions within the module have been developed to demonstrate best practice and are aimed at Dental Core Trainees (DCTs) and specialty registrars in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS).The module aims to tackle the limited consent knowledge many trainees have by providing consent process training and a certificate is awarded once the module is complete.

The new e-FACE module includes:

  • an introduction to consent that discusses the key principles of the consent process
  • a series of short clinical scenarios that focus on commonly-performed procedures.

The Consent module joins the existing 11 modules that cover the majority of the Dental Core Training Curriculum within the e-FACE programme. The programme is designed to support junior trainees working in OMFS departments. The content is also suitable as refresher material for those starting their speciality training.

For information about the e-learning programme and to access the session, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery/

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce:

Animated Films Raise Awareness of Mental Health Support – Two new animated films have been produced by Health Education England in order to make health and care learners, as well as their supervisors, aware of the help that is available to them if they are struggling.

It is important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. Those in a position of authority should also know what is required of them and how they can help if they are approached by someone who is experiencing mental ill health.

The two new films, one aimed at learners on healthcare courses and the other aimed at supervisors can be viewed here https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/supporting-your-mental-health-wellbeing.

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 content added to the Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England, in partnership with Improving Practice in Performance (iPiP), have collaborated to add a new e-learning session to the Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme.

This programme provides participants with an overview of the underpinning policy changes which have informed both the development of Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCoC) models and proposed changes of midwifery care in England.

The resource has been designed for those undertaking the HEE National Midwifery Continuity of Carer education programme and all who want to understand more about maternity models based around continuity of carer. Those may include midwives, maternity support workers, obstetricians, managers and commissioners.

The new session provides a base level of understanding of Midwifery Continuity of Carer, its policy drivers and evidence base for delivery. This session is a pre-requisite to be completed prior to attending the National Midwifery Continuity of Carer training workshops and masterclasses.

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

New sessions added to the e-LPRAS programme

Posted on: September 15th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to add new content to the e-Learning Programme for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS).

e-LPRAS offers a wide range of sessions covering the knowledge-base of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from speciality training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

Nine new sessions have been added to the programme and one existing session has been updated.

New sessions are:

  • Burns in Patients with Concurrent Medical Disorders (Module 9 -Burns)
  • Burn Scar Contractures of the Axilla (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Burn Scars in the Perineum (Module 9 -Burns)
  • Congenital Vascular Malformations in the Lower Limb (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Flaps for Skin and Soft Tissue Cover of the Foot (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Haematological Complications of Burns (Module 9 -Burns)
  • Mastitis and Breast Abscess (Module 6 – Breast and Chest Wall)
  • Multi-Organ Dysfunction in Patients with Burns (Module 9 -Burns)
  • Surgery for Patients with Electrical Burns (Module 9 -Burns)

The updated session is:

  • What is Plastic Surgery? (within Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/plastic-reconstructive-and-aesthetic-surgery/

ESCAPE-pain - using education and exercise to support people with chronic joint pain

Posted on: September 15th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with ESCAPE-pain and the Health Innovation Network, developed two e-learning resources, aimed at helping healthcare professionals and exercise instructors understand the principles behind the ESCAPE-pain programme.

The programme enables health and care professionals and exercise instructors to facilitate group education and exercise sessions for people living with chronic joint pain.

e-Learning resources

There are two ESCAPE-pain programmes designed to support people living with chronic knee and hip pain, and people living with chronic back pain.  Each e-learning session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, with the aim of improving providers’ understanding of what the programme involves and to prepare for the facilitator training.

Following the e-learning sessions, health and care professionals and exercise instructors are required to attend facilitator training. For more information about this, please visit the ESCAPE-pain website https://escape-pain.org/

Accessing the e-learning

If you would like to know more about the programme, including access details to the e-learning sessions, the ESCAPE-pain team is waiting to support you.

Please email the team at: hello@escape-pain.org for more information.

New Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Adults module now available

Posted on: September 10th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2020) Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new e-learning module on adult suicide and self-harm prevention to its MindEd programme.

The module, which is free to access, offers guidance and advice to anyone who is directly involved with caring for or in contact with those who have suicidal ideas, with or without self-harm, or those who self-harm, with or without current suicidal ideas. This could include health and care professionals, parents, carers and teachers.

It is designed to support learners with knowledge-oriented sessions to help identify the dos and don’ts in these difficult situations – such as remaining calm and compassionate when reacting to self-harm or suicide attempts – and skills building sessions which equip them with the skills to act.

All sessions can be used in both workshop and individual learner settings. The case scenario skills building sessions have specific workshop and blended learning support materials including PDFs.

The programme comprises the following topics:

  • Self-harm
  • Making an assessment
  • Generic therapeutic consultation competencies.

The following three topics will launch later in 2020:

  • Assessment and formulation
  • Structured care and intervention
  • Postvention.

    The new adult module is available here: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/653238.

    There are two existing modules also on suicide and self-harm to help teachers and others working with children and young people available here: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/586769.

    MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health support. 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/

New e-learning programme aims to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing in response to COVID-19

Posted on: September 9th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the Department for Education to develop a new programme for teachers to support children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as they return to school and college from September 2020.

Wellbeing For Education Return – part of e-LfH’s MindEd programme – launched today (8 September 2020) following an investment of £8.2millon from the Government to provide schools and colleges across England with the knowledge and resources they need to support children and young people, who have experienced trauma and loss as a result of the pandemic.

It has been created with input from health partners, mental health experts, local authorities, schools and colleges. The programme will be offered to every school and college in England to help support pupil and student wellbeing, resilience and recovery in the context of COVID-19 and to prevent longer-term mental health problems developing, as well as helping to manage and support those who have pre-existing difficulties that may have been exacerbated by coronavirus.

The programme, which will be delivered to schools and colleges via Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, is aimed at education professionals working with children and young people aged 5-19 in education settings. This may include pastoral leads, senior mental health leads, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, school nurses, counsellors, educational psychologists, voluntary sector providers and mental health support team clinicians/practitioners.

To access the programme free of charge, please visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/662137

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health support. 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/.

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