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e-Learning programme available to support health and care workers in identifying and responding to child sexual exploitation

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

e-Learning programme available to Support Health and Care Workers in Identifying and Responding to Child Sexual Exploitation

Healthcare Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) worked in partnership with Brook, the leading young person’s sexual health and wellbeing charity, to update existing e-learning resources designed to support educators, health and care professionals and community workers in identifying victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

About the e-learning programme

The CSE e-learning programme aims to build the skills and confidence required by educators, health and care professionals and community workers to identify child victims of exploitation, respond to disclosures and take action if they suspect a young person is at risk.

e-Learning modules within the programme include:

Module 1: What is CSE?
Module 2: Spotting the signs
Module 3: Safeguarding young people.

On average, each CSE e-Learning module takes 15 minutes to complete, delivered in interactive formats. You can also test your knowledge at the end of a module and gain access to a resource bank to support you in your work.

About Brook
Through clinical services, digital support, counselling and relationship and sex education, Brook supports young people to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing.
Brook aims to develop health and care professionals’ skills and confidence to deliver the high-quality services young people need and deserve.

How to access the e-learning
You can learn more about the Child Sexual Exploitation e-learning programme here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/child-sexual-exploitation/.
The Child Sexual Exploitation Programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

New e-learning programme will help physiotherapists treat patients with respiratory problems including COVID-19

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the University of Southampton, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to develop a free Respiratory Physiotherapy e-learning programme to support physiotherapists treating patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19.

The sessions are designed to support existing and newly qualified physiotherapists who want to update their respiratory knowledge and skills to help prepare them for working in daily and emergency out of hours respiratory care.

The programme includes an introduction to respiratory assessment and the clinical reasoning process, plus more detailed modules about auscultation, chest x-rays and arterial blood gas analysis, which play a significant part in assessment and help to analyse a patient’s respiratory problems.

Further topics covered are:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Humidification
  • Manual techniques
  • Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT)
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Suction
  • Tracheostomies
  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
  • Mechanical insufflation: exsufflation MI:E cough assist
  • Non-invasive ventilation.

There is also a paediatric module which covers the differences in anatomy and physiology when assessing and treating an infant.

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

Management of burns - e-learning available for paramedics

Posted on: October 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As we approach Guy Fawkes Day, otherwise known as Bonfire Night on Thursday 5 November, paramedics and ambulance services staff may be interested in the management of burns module, part of the paramedics e-learning programme.

Written by paramedic Harriet Ashman and edited by burn specialist nurse Krissie Stiles for the College of Paramedics, this e-learning is aimed at all emergency care workers dealing with burn injuries in a prehospital setting.

For background information, there is also a Paramedic Insight podcast available on all major platforms in which Harriet discusses the topic with College of Paramedics CPD Lead Gary Strong.

What can I expect from the e-learning?
Developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics, the management of burns module is comprised of interactive learning experiences that are accessible on different mobile devices.

Each session within the module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. 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).

Accessing the e-learning
You can learn more about the management of burns for paramedics’ module at: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/paramedics.

Feedback sought on Coronavirus programme

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

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has created ten surveys to gather feedback from users on its Coronavirus e-learning programme.  The programme launched in March 2020 and is freely available to all colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. The surveys are aimed at all health and care professionals and take just five minutes to complete:

Care Certificate sessions re-designed to support mobile phone users

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Care Certificate leads in Health Education England and Skills for Care to ensure the Care Certificate e-learning sessions are easy to access on a mobile phone. The re-design was initiated by feedback from learners and educational leads and reflects the different ways our users are now accessing learning.

The Care Certificate programme is a set of core standards that health and social care support workers adhere to during their daily working life.

The e-learning programme underpins the theoretical learning for each standard, and there are also scenarios which support its completion in a wide range of care settings.

Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide standardised, structured learning at the beginning of a career in care.   This aims to ensure that care workers have the same introduction to fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours to support the provision of compassionate, safe, quality care to the individuals in their care.

The re-designed sessions include the same learning objectives and content as the previous versions and are suitable for learners accessing the resource on a desktop, laptop and tablet as well as on a mobile phone.

More information about the Care Certificate e-learning programme is available here.

Updates to the Foundation e-learning programme

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

e-LfH has worked with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to update three sessions within the Foundation e-learning programme.

The Foundation e-learning programme is a free e-learning resource for Foundation doctors.

All sessions are mapped directly to the 2016 Foundation Curriculum and the material is approved by UKFPO.

The following sessions have recently been updated:

  • An Underperforming Colleague – What To Do
  • Audit
  • Mental Health Act
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Stress – Bullying

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

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in primary and secondary care settings

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT e-learning programme provides portfolios of modules specifically for healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care settings.

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Working Group on education reviewed different types of digital learning used to teach rational prescribing and assessed their effect on learner-related and clinically relevant outcomes.

The EACPT working group concluded that“e-learning is the most-used type of digital learning for safe and effective prescribing education and is efficacious in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate prescribers the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes”.

SCRIPT modules cover a range of topics relating to prescribing, therapeutics and medicines safety and are categorised into different themes. Modules are suitable for any prescriber or anybody in training to be a prescriber, for example. foundation trainees, undergraduate medical students, doctors and non-medical prescribers.

Themes include:

  • Principles of prescribing
  • Prescribing in medical emergencies
  • Prescribing in special circumstances
  • Therapeutic groups

Each module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT e-learning programmes?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • Free to learners with an NHS.uk or NHS.net email address.


How do I access the e-learning?

You can access the SCRIPT e-learning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website at: https://www.safeprescriber.org/

October update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Posted on: October 23rd, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

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

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


What’s new?

There are 79 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added are:

  • Breast Density
  • Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Reflective Practice in Breast Imaging

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
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Further Mammographic Views
  • QA, Standards and Guidance


New training videos added to the new e-LfH Learning Hub

The National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) has contributed five training videos on mammographic interpretation to the Learning Hub, which is a new digital platform, developed by Health Education England, providing a range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.

These videos are part of a series of viva sessions to support breast imaging trainees including radiology trainees, breast clinicians and advanced/consultant practitioner film readers. Each session provides feedback and learning tips to support trainees in preparing for examinations.

The videos are over one hour in length and each file is 1.3 GB or larger due to the high-resolution mammograms included within the video content.  Image quality is vital in supporting trainees in their diagnostics development and learning and the Learning Hub’s recent release to increase file size for audio and videos up to 2GB has enabled and widened access to these resources.

Take a look at these resources:







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.


How to access the e-learning

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.

New content added to the Advanced Threat Protection programme

Posted on: October 22nd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Since 2019, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have been working with NHS Digital to develop the Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) e-learning programme.

This free e-learning programme aims to upskill NHS ATP administrators to use the Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection service.

In addition to the five initial sessions, HEE e-LfH and NHS Digital have now launched further content to add to the programme.

The latest session ‘PowerBI Reporting’ covers using Power BI to extract data with ATP’s reporting Application Programming Interface (API), and present this data using charts and visualisations or export it for manipulation in software such as Excel.

The programme currently consists of the following six sessions with more planned for the future.

  • Introduction to ATP
  • Understanding Alerts and Incidents
  • Threat Analytics
  • Threat and Vulnerability Management
  • Managing ATP Incidents and Alerts
  • PowerBI Reporting

The Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection service, included within the Windows 10 licencing deal purchased centrally by the Department of Health and Social Care, is for the benefit of local NHS organisations and the NHS as a whole. It is part of a broader portfolio of data and cyber security services managed by NHS Digital. ATP Administrators across the NHS would benefit from being upskilled in using ATP’s features and its dashboards so they can further advance their organisational resilience to cyber security threats.

For more information about the e-learning programme, including details of how to access it, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/advanced-threat-protection/.

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