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Mouth Care Matters e-learning resources now available

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and the Mouth Care Matters team to add Mouth Care Matters, a range of free resources and tools to support health and care teams with knowledge and skills to improve patient oral health, to the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Oral health is an important part of general health and wellbeing. It allows people to eat, speak, smile and socialise without discomfort or embarrassment. Supporting patients with regular mouth care is a fundamental part of care that has frequently been identified as neglected and needing improvement.

The aim of Mouth Care Matters is to empower staff, through training and education, to identify patients that need help with mouth care and ensure it is delivered in a safe and compassionate way.

Two further resources are also available as part of the Mouth Care Matters programme:

  • Mini Mouth Care Matters – which aims to empower medical and allied medical healthcare professionals to take ownership of the oral health care of any paediatric in-patient with a hospital stay of more than 24 hours
  • Mouth Care Matters for Neuro-disability – oral health resources to support staff and families caring for people with a neuro-disability.

How to access the e-learning

The Mouth Care Matters programme is freely available to access via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Please note if you require evidence of learning you will need to register and log in to record your progress and generate a record of completion.

You can learn more about the e-learning resources on the Mouth Care Matters programme page.

New essentials of wound care e-learning programme for the health and care workforce

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The health and care workforce will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills they need to provide appropriate wound care to people in any setting, thanks to a new e-learning programme.

The resource has been developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the National Wound Care Strategy Programme and Health Education England.

About the e-learning sessions

The e-learning sessions are designed to provide an introduction to wound care and include activities, short films and links to further reading.

Focused on the main principles of wound care, sessions include:

  • Essentials of skin care
  • Essentials of wound assessment
  • Essentials of leg ulceration

The wound care sessions are free-to-access for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above. Learners will develop an understanding of skin anatomy and function, skin assessment, different types of wounds, wound assessment, causes of leg ulceration, types of leg ulceration and their management.

The interactive modules take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Certificates are available on completion of each session.

About the National Wound Care Strategy Programme

These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

Visit the National Wound Care Strategy website for more information about the programme.

How to access the e-learning programme

To learn more about the sessions, please visit the National Wound Care Strategy programme page.

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme e-learning is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care.

The survey, from the NHS AI Lab (NHSX) with the support of the AHSN Network, will identify key developments within AI space, understand the settings that AI-driven technologies are being developed for, as well as the importance of education, medical classification, ethics and wider system support for the deployment of these technologies.

Dr Indra Joshi, Director of AI for NHSX, says the findings will influence the work of the NHS AI Lab: “The NHS AI Lab is committed to accelerating the safe, ethical and effective adoption of AI in health and social care.

“This survey enables commissioners and innovators to inform the Lab’s work so the UK continues to be a leading place to develop and test AI-driven technologies at scale for use in health and care.”

Complete the survey now

New e-learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians available

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland 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 ninth update 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.

What’s new?

There are 90 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Clinical Relevance of Breast Density Measurement in the UK
  • Correlating Ultrasound and Mammography
  • Standard Mammographic Views

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:

  • Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Medicolegal Considerations in Breast Imaging
  • MRI The Written Report
  • The Normal Breast

What is the NBIA?

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 access to the e-learning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

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.

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in paediatrics

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT e-learning programme for paediatric doctors and trainees consists of 23 modules in 5 categories, covering a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in the secondary care setting, including:

  • Advanced therapeutics
  • General paediatrics
  • General therapeutics
  • Principles of prescribing in paediatrics
  • Surgical specialities

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 during their training.
  • SCRIPT e-learning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the e-learning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT e-learning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website.

Foundation programme – January 2021 update

Posted on: January 14th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme:Professional Capability: 2
Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust sessions:

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at any time during your foundation training.

HORUS and TURAS link to e-LfH e-learning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

New sessions added to the e-LPRAS programme

Posted on: January 12th, 2021 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.

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

New sessions are:

  • Applied Anatomy of the Compartments of the Leg (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Applied Anatomy of the Gluteal Region and Buttocks (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Carcinogenesis (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Classification and Aetiology of Pressure Ulcers (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)
  • Congenital Anomalies of the Tendons in the Hand (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Metacarpal Fractures (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Dupuytren’s Disease (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Paget’s Disease (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Pilonidal Sinus (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)
  • Reconstruction of the Burned Scalp (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Treatment of Cutaneous Capillary Malformations (Module 4 – Congenital Head, Neck and Skin)
  • Umbilical Reconstruction (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)

The updated session is:

  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Healing (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, visit the e-LPRAS programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 27

Posted on: January 8th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 6th January 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

HEE COVID-19 LATEST UPDATES:

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage for October 2020 onwards. It will provide guidance and information from HEE, which applies to all students and trainees. This webpage also includes HEE COVID-19 Surge Guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca e-learning sessions now available

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme.  The e-learning programme is designed to provide the health and care workforce involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of the vaccine and deliver the vaccine programme effectively.

The programme consists of a core knowledge session, the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 Pfizer-BioNTech session, the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca session and accompanying assessment sessions for each.

All those undertaking this e-learning should complete the core knowledge session as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about COVID-19 and the key principles of immunisation needed to deliver the vaccine.  Learners should then complete both vaccine specific sessions as these provide more detailed information including how the vaccine works, how it should be stored, prepared and administered and any contraindications, precautions and potential vaccine reactions.

The assessment sessions should be completed after each session.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the e-LfH website.

To date there have been more than 770,000 session launches of the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination programme with more than 28,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, over 21,000 medical and dental professionals and over 7,000 students already completed the e-learning sessions.

Vaccination of frontline health and social care workers including students and trainees on placement

The healthcare worker operational guidance with standard operating procedure has now been published, Coronavirus >> Operational Guidance: vaccination of frontline health and social care workers. Please note this includes temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, students, trainees, and volunteers who are working with patients. 

Healthcare Learners’ Coronavirus Advice Guide

The Healthcare Learners Coronavirus Advice Guide aims to serve as an aid to healthcare learners to provide them with useful hints, tips and advice to use during the current COVID-19 pandemic and to protect against other infections. The advice given in this document has been collated from questions posed to HEE and experiences shared by healthcare learners working on the front line

HEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION CORE PRIORITY UPDATES –

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

New initial education and training standards for pharmacists approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council

HEE has welcomed the new initial education and training standards for pharmacists recently approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council. These standards will ensure that skilled pharmacists will play an integral part in the future healthcare workforce.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – Extension of application deadline

The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme launched in Autumn 2020 to support pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. This programme is also helping to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform, in line with the NHS People Plan for 2020/21 and with the new initial education and training standards for pharmacists recently approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council (see above).

The programme has been designed to ensure that most of the learning happens in the workplace while providing a host of online resources, to help participants balance their personal development with their work commitments, and to prepare for the delayed GPhC assessment. The GPhC has recently confirmed that the assessment dates will be in March 2021 and in the Summer.

All participants are given access to OpenAthens, the SCRIPT e-learning programme for Foundation Pharmacists and a library of resources on the NHS Learning Hub.

We are happy to announce that the closing deadline has been extended until 10th May 2021: Please encourage provisionally registered pharmacists to register for the programme and find out more on the IFPP website.

In addition, the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) will have two further cohorts of the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway, starting in January and April 2021, to support provisionally registered pharmacists who work in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice. More information can be found on the CPPE website: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/fpp20-21/foundation-pharmacist-programme

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme – New Lunchtime Q&A drop-in sessions

We will be running lunchtime Q&A drop-in sessions for provisionally registered pharmacists and their educational supervisors starting this month:

IFPP Drop-in session for provisionally registered pharmacists
Tuesday 12 January 1-2pm
Join via MS Teams on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

IFPP Drop-in session for educational supervisors
Tuesday 19 January 1-2pm
Join via MS Teams on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

The programme team is sending regular 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:

BMJ and Health Education England shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021

BMJ & Health Education England is delighted to announce that “Evidence on Demand: Best Practice Bring Evidence to the Bedside” has been shortlisted for Best Educational Programme for the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Following the most testing period for the healthcare sector in recent history, this year’s awards reinstate the essential role of private and third sector organisations in strengthening the healthcare system. Being shortlisted for a Partnership Award has ensured that our lifesaving project is nationally recognised, learned from and upscaled.

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

Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning updated

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Wellbeing of Women charity to update the Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning programme.

The programme is primarily designed for internal medicine trainees but will also be of use to others in ACCS (Acute Care Common Stem), obstetrics and anaesthesia and allied health professionals.

Every year a small number of women in the UK die in pregnancy or the puerperium. The main causes of maternal death are medical complications including cardiac disease, neurological disease and sepsis.

Trainee physicians only encounter pregnant women occasionally and may not have a working knowledge of either the dynamic physiology of pregnancy or the effect this has on interpretation of examination findings and laboratory investigations. This may lead to a delay in the timely and appropriate management of the acutely unwell pregnant women.

The six sessions within the module have been reviewed and updated to represent current knowledge and guidelines. They are:

  • The physiology of pregnancy
  • Medical disorders complicating pregnancy
  • Prescribing safely in pregnancy
  • Clinical assessment of the pregnant patient
  • Communication and co-ordination of care for the complex obstetric patient
  • Common and important clinical scenarios: sepsis and thromboembolism

Each session includes interactive exercises, case examples and short videos.

More information and access details are available on the Medical Problems in Pregnancy programme page.

The programme evaluation survey is now live and available within the updated sessions.

Updates to End of Life Care (e-ELCA)

A new session on The Management of diabetes at the end of life has been added to the HEE e-LfH End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning programme.

This new session explores the prevalence of diabetes, therapeutic approaches and practical decision making in patients who are approaching the end of life.

Five sessions have also been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

New All Our Health Population Screening session now available

HEE e-LfH has worked in partnership with Public Health England Screening to develop a new population screening session as part of the All Our Health e-learning programme.

Population Screening covers the basics of screening, highlighting its importance and benefits, and gives health and care professionals information on the following NHS screening programmes:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Pregnant women and newborn babies:
    • Sickle cell and thalassemia
    • Infectious diseases in pregnancy
    • Fetal anomaly
    • Newborn an infant physical examination
    • Newborn bloodspot
    • Newborn hearing
  • Young Person and Adult (YPA)

The bite-sized session also encourages colleagues to actively raise awareness of screening to individuals and gives advice on reducing screening inequalities by making individuals aware of the NHS screening programmes and supporting them to make informed choices about screening.

Colleagues are also signposted to other relevant resources and tools such as an introduction to population screening which is also available via e-Learning for Healthcare.

For more information or to access the free e-learning session, visit the All Our Health programme page. 

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

“We must share knowledge more to allow digital transformation”

Faculty of Clinical Informatics – webinar on knowledge sharing – 14 January 2021 12-1.30pm

The session, presented by Ben Bridgewater (CEO at the Health Innovation Manchester, an Academic Health Sciences Network), and Chaired by Sue Lacey Bryant, (National Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services, directorate of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England), will explore the enablers and barriers to sharing know-how and why it holds the key to achieving digital transformation in order to improve outcomes for patients.

If you’d like to attend, please sign up via Eventbrite.

View upcoming webinars scheduled for 2021 or what recordings of previous sessions on the FCI platform.

Is your organisation in the South looking to develop your Digital, Data & Tech talent pipeline?

Come and join our webinar on 4th Feb for NHS organisations and NHS managers who are interested in finding out more about the NHS Graduate Digital, Data, Technology Scheme (DDaT).

DDaT has been designed for high potential graduates interested in a fast-track career in Digital, Data and Technology space. The purpose of the scheme is to develop the NHS Digital, Data and Technology leaders of the future. Register 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.

Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning updated

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Wellbeing of Women charity to update the Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning programme.

The programme is primarily designed for internal medicine trainees but will also be of use to others in ACCS (Acute Care Common Stem), obstetrics and anaesthesia and allied health professionals.

Every year a small number of women in the UK die in pregnancy or the puerperium. The main causes of maternal death are medical complications including cardiac disease, neurological disease and sepsis.

Trainee physicians only encounter pregnant women occasionally and may not have a working knowledge of either the dynamic physiology of pregnancy or the effect this has on interpretation of examination findings and laboratory investigations. This may lead to a delay in the timely and appropriate management of the acutely unwell pregnant women.

The six sessions within the module have been reviewed and updated to represent current knowledge and guidelines. They are:

  • The physiology of pregnancy
  • Medical disorders complicating pregnancy
  • Prescribing safely in pregnancy
  • Clinical assessment of the pregnant patient
  • Communication and co-ordination of care for the complex obstetric patient
  • Common and important clinical scenarios: sepsis and thromboembolism

Each session includes interactive exercises, case examples and short videos.

More information and access details are available on the Medical Problems in Pregnancy programme page.

The programme evaluation survey is now live and available within the updated sessions.

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