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Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 32

Posted on: March 19th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 17 March 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.

 

The Learning Hub – Long COVID educational resources – call for content 

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.

Colleagues across health and care have been contributing resources and there are now over 950 resources available to access and share with colleagues.  These resources include videos and webinar recordings, elearning, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, posters, lesson plans and web links.

Contributions to the Learning Hub offer and support a wide range of training subject areas, including resources to support and deliver the current pandemic response and recovery, virtual training delivery and to support re-deployment.  As efforts shift towards pandemic recovery, the TEL team would like to encourage the sharing of educational resources particularly to increase knowledge in managing long-term effects of Coronavirus (long COVID) in patients.

It only takes a few minutes to contribute a resource to the Learning Hub, so if you or your organisation has resources to share and contribute to the Learning Hub please visit: https://learninghub.nhs.uk and select “Contribute a resource”.  You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an elearning for healthcare username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

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

 

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

Increase in Scientist Training Programme applications

Applications to the National School of Healthcare Science Scientist Training Programme (STP) increased by 15 per cent from last year. The role of the healthcare scientists has proven to be particularly vital to efforts against COVID-19 in the UK. For more information visit our website www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk

ARCP webinar

A webinar on ARCPs is being held for doctors in training on Tuesday 23 March at 19:00. The webinar will provide an update on ARCP guidance and processes, training recovery and live Q&As.

The webinar will be led by Dr Phil Bright – Head of School Medicine, Prof. Adrian Brooke – Deputy Medical Director and Professor Jane Mamelok – North West Regional Postgraduate Dean.

Questions can be submitted in advance for answering on the webinar.

Link to webinar

Ask questions in advance

Foundation ARCP webinar

In addition to the webinar on Tuesday 23 March, a second webinar is being held for doctors in training on Thursday 25 March at 19.00, focusing in particular on Foundation ARCP guidance, processes and live Q&As.

The webinar will be led by Dr Mike Masding, Co-Chair UKFPO, Dr Fiona Cameron and Dr Clare van Hamel, who are both Foundation School Directors.

Questions can be submitted in advance for answering on the webinar.

Link to webinar

Ask questions in advance

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update

Provisionally registered pharmacists who took the delayed registration assessment on 17 and 18 March will get their result on 29 April. Now that the March assessment dates are over, the focus of the programme will shift to re-engaging with foundation practice, while continuing to support those who have opted to sit the Summer assessment. Find out more about the Summer and Autumn assessment dates on the General Pharmaceutical Council website.

Registration for the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme closes on 10 May. We encourage all provisionally registered pharmacists to sign up for the programme to benefit from all the support available. Find out more on the IFPP website.

Those working in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice can further benefit by joining the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway 2020/21 as part of the programme. Find out more on the CPPE website. 

 

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

2020 National Education and Training Survey Results

The results for the recent HEE NETS are out now. NETS is aimed at all healthcare trainees and students across all clinical learning environments. The final number of responses received was 36,686, which is a 20% increase on the 2019 survey.

The interactive NETS Reporting Tool is now available on our website alongside a suite of regional and professional reports. These aim to provide an overview of the survey response data and offer a high-level analysis from the perspective of an NHS Region or professional group. The NETS Reporting Tool provides a granular level of information and includes a series of filterable options to enable the user to view relevant response data and create bespoke reports.

Together, the tool and reports illustrate the experience of students and trainees and offer a valuable insight into the wellbeing of learners during the pandemic.  This information can be triangulated with existing quality indicators, data sources and clinical and professional insights and intelligence to form a comprehensive picture of the clinical learning environment.

Joint plan for inclusive pharmacy practice

A joint plan for inclusive pharmacy was published last week. We are working collaboratively with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK to develop and embed inclusive pharmacy professional practice into everyday care for patients and members of the public, to support the prevention of ill-health and address health inequalities within our diverse communities. Find out more here.

Applications for Cohort 4 of the NHS Digital Academy’s Digital Health Leadership Programme to open on 1st April

We are pleased to announce that the application window for Cohort 4 of the Digital Health Leadership Programme (NHS Digital Academy) will open on 1st April 2021, closing on Friday 30th April, with the Cohort starting in September 2021.

You will find the latest updates on the NHS Digital Academy website, including support throughout the application process, top tips, case studies and access to webinars, and by following the Digital Readiness Twitter account. The website also includes our future vision for increasing access to a greater number of individuals.

Establishing the NHS Digital Academy is a workstream within the HEE Digital Readiness Programme. This programme is commissioned by NHSX.

HEE Star: proven to workforce redesign

The HEE Star is a definitive tool for any workforce redesign programme and Health Education England (HEE) has spent three years researching, building and refining the Star methodology and a set of accompanying resources to become the highly effective solution it has become today.

HEE commissioned health economists, Economics By Design, to qualify and quantify the value to providers and systems of applying the HEE Star methodology to planning workforce redesign. Evidence drawn from multiple examples of use illustrate greater results in a shorter time period – saving time for senior leaders and clinicians, as well as generating the potential for faster and more wide-spread change, given the efficiency and breadth of the design process.

 

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

Updates to End of Life Care (e-ELCA)

A new session on the AMBER care bundle has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

This new session describes what the care bundle is, why it was developed and how to use it in clinical practice. It also explains how the resource will help colleagues to provide high quality care for patients who are facing uncertain recovery and may be approaching the end of life.

Eleven sessions have also been updated within the programme. These sessions are:

 

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.

All Our Health launches interactive townscape on childhood obesity

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) to develop an interactive townscape on childhood obesity as part of the All Our Health elearning programme.

The townscape provides advice and guidance for health and care professionals to help support families and children living above a healthy weight. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges for families, including the closure of schools, leisure centres and sports clubs, which has contributed towards a decrease in physical activity for some children.

The interactive townscape takes a place-based approach to consider what action can be taken on this public health issue and features an animated town where learners can select various buildings, such as the school and sports centre, to access advice and guidance for preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing.

The townscape also signposts learners to other sources of support such as PHE and obesity charities.

It complements All Our Health’s 25 bite-sized elearning sessions which cover a range of public health topics including mental health, early adolescence, immunisation and physical activity.

To access the townscape please visit the All Our Health programme page.

Cleaning for confidence - keeping NHS premises safe and clean for patients

Posted on: March 18th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

This elearning programme was developed in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands).

The programme outlines the fundamentals of cleaning and infection prevention and control to everyone within the NHS family, with the aim of stopping the spread of Coronavirus and other infections. The public-facing element of the campaign also aims to give confidence to patients and service users that NHS services remain safe to access during the pandemic and beyond.

Why is cleaning for confidence important?

  • Keeping NHS premises safe and clean for our patients is a commitment that we all share, and it is something that has never been more important than right now.
  • Every single person within the NHS family has a part to play in maintaining that commitment to keeping people safe.
  • A clean workplace is our first and best defence in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other infections.

About the Cleaning for Confidence programme

The Cleaning for Confidence elearning programme was developed to build upon staff knowledge of the good cleaning practices, that can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections where they work, both in clinical and non-clinical settings.

The elearning session takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and a certificate can be generated on completion of the elearning.

Everyone who completes the Cleaning for Confidence programme will become a cleaning champion, having demonstrated their commitment to keeping colleagues, patients and their families safe each and every day.

How to access the elearning

To learn more about the elearning, visit the Cleaning for Confidence programme page.

You can also visit the NHS England and NHS Improvement website to find a comprehensive communications toolkit that makes it easy to adopt the cleaning for confidence campaign within your organisation.

 

 

Urgent care for paramedics – Illness

Posted on: March 17th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked with the College of Paramedics to produce 10 modules on urgent care for paramedics – illness.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, paramedics and others may find the modules useful when providing urgent care in a range of different settings. The sessions may be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners, and healthcare professionals working in primary, urgent and unscheduled care.

The urgent care for paramedics – illness modules include:

  • acute red eye
  • adult rashes
  • back pain
  • cellulitis
  • community acquired pneumonia
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • sore throat
  • urinary tract infection

Within each module, interactive sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and last approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the paramedics programme page.

New radiotherapy module added to e-IRMER

Posted on: March 17th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine to add a new radiotherapy module to the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) elearning programme.
The e-IRMER programme is a free training resource aimed at non-specialist staff working in radiotherapy. It may also provide a useful introductory/refresher resource for trainees and some staff working in the radiotherapy department.
The programme comprises the following topics:

  • Interpretation of the regulations
  • The basic physics associated with ionising radiations
  • The risks associated with ionising radiations
  • The radio-biological effects of exposure to ionising radiations
  • The production of X-rays
  •  The application of ionising radiations for diagnostic X-ray imaging
  • The application of ionising radiations in nuclear medicine
  • The application of ionising radiations for radiotherapy
  • Practical examples of the roles of duty holders
  • Practical examples of how to reduce patients’ exposures to ionising radiations

The new radiotherapy session, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, describes the principles of IR(ME)R in application to imaging and therapeutic exposures in radiotherapy. The session includes the following topics:

  • Patient pathway
  • Duty holders
  • Referral
  • Pregnancy and identification enquiries
  • Justification
  • Authorisation
  • Optimisation
  • Dose assessment, assurance and evaluation
  • Accidental and unintended exposures
  • Equipment and quality assurance
  • Carers and comforters
  • Brachytherapy/molecular radiotherapy and Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) licenses
  • Medical physics experts

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the e-IRMER programme page.

e-Learning for Healthcare – What’s next?

Posted on: March 15th, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE’s TEL team provides a range of services that enable the application of learning technologies and simulation-based education within HEE and across the health and care workforce to support education and training to improve patient care.

The TEL team’s services include managing three digital platforms that provide learning opportunities for the health and care workforce. The largest of these platforms is the elearning for healthcare (elfh) Hub.

In 2020, the elfh Hub saw 22 million session launches and it has seen over 50 million session launches since elfh began. The number of people accessing elfh content is increasing every day and the TEL team is keen to ensure stability for learners in the future.

In May 2020, the TEL team launched the Learning Hub; 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.

As part of the further development of the Learning Hub, existing elfh content will be migrated to the Learning Hub.  As well as the learning content being migrated, users’ accounts will also be transferred to ensure learning records are preserved to provide continuity for learners and employers.  It is important to highlight that all the existing functionality that users experience on the elfh Hub will be retained and, in fact, accessing elfh content via the Learning Hub will provide additional features and functionality for learners. The migration of elfh content to the Learning Hub supports the ways of working and the future direction of the TEL team’s work; keeping platforms up to date using the latest technology and providing easy access to many other resources and resource types to further support education and training for the health and care workforce.

The elfh design and development service will continue to operate as it currently does, working with subject matter experts, clinical leads and stakeholders to develop high quality digital learning content to meet the needs of our health and care learners.

We will share further updates when possible in our monthly newsletter, TEL News, and on Twitter – @HEE_TEL.  If you have any questions about the migration or would like adding to the distribution list for TEL News, please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

COVID-19 vaccination e-learning updates

Posted on: March 15th, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Since the COVID-19 vaccination programme went live, the content of the different sessions which make up this programme has been updated and amended as more information about the vaccines and the vaccine programme has become available. For those who have already completed this elearning programme, these updates are detailed below, starting with the most recent.

 

16 February 2021

Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccine sessions all updated to include:

  • advice on managing allergic history and allergies after first dose
  • updated information and clarification of advice on vaccination in pregnancy

as stated in revised Green Book COVID-19 chapter

 

29 January 2021

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Change to state multidose vial should be clearly labelled with the date and time of expiry rather than from when it was first punctured

Some minor wording changes in Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca sessions in response to user feedback or nationally published guidance.

 

20 January 2021

Core Knowledge session:

  • Section on Long COVID added,
  • Section on laboratory and pathology staff and social care staff eligibility for vaccination updated to be in line with Green Book COVID-19 chapter
  • Change to wording around immunosuppression to reflect change to Green Book COVID-19 chapter about this

 

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Change to wording of description of appearance of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine prior to dilution following change about this in the Pfizer Reg174 HCP Information document
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

 

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Minor wording changes to “how does the vaccine work” in response to user feedback for clarity
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

 

8 January 2021

  • Advice about obtaining an additional dose from COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca vials added to AstraZeneca session
  • More information about recommended interval between first and second dose added to both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions
  • More information added to section about information to provide to recipients following vaccination in both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions.

 

31 December 2020

  • New knowledge and assessment sessions on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine added
  • Core Knowledge and Pfizer BioNTech vaccine sessions updated to include: revised advice from JCVI on pregnancy and breastfeeding, updated statement from JCVI about scheduling of vaccine doses (between 4 and 12 weeks),
  • Pfizer BioNTech session updated to include: advice on obtaining a 6th dose from a vial, and allergy precautions as stated in updated Green Book COVID-19 chapter and updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

 

December 2020

  • Core Knowledge session updated with advice about not giving COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant or breastfeeding women after the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer BioNTech) was authorised for use
  • New MHRA guidance added on not giving COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 to those with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food or a previous dose of the vaccine and addition of 15 minute minimum observation period following vaccination
  • Some amendments to the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 session storage and reconstitution sections following republication of updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

Updates to End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning

Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new session on the AMBER care bundle has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

This new session describes what the care bundle is, why it was developed and how to use it in clinical practice. It also explains how the resource will help colleagues to provide high quality care for patients who are facing uncertain recovery and may be approaching the end of life.

Eleven sessions have also recently been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

This session provides a framework for the management of diminishing cognitive function.

More information is available on the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 31

Posted on: March 8th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Key Messages and links to 4 March 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Messages from our Chief Executive’s Office
  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly messages from HEE:

Read recent messages from Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, HEE.

Last week Navina Evans welcomed the proposed legislation contained in the Government’s white paper. Read Navina’s full statement on the recently published government white paper on our website.

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.

Nursing student support guidance has now been updated

Nursing student support guidance during COVID-19 has been updated. This clarifies that healthcare students are included on the list of eligible individuals covered by the NHS & Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme. Read the full document here.

HEE’s elfh COVID-19 vaccination programme passes 2 million

HEE’s elfh COVID-19 vaccination programme has passed the milestone of 2 million session launches since going live.  The programme continues to be an essential part of the vaccination recruitment and training process and health and care colleagues are using the resource to develop the knowledge needed to confidently promote high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine and deliver the vaccination 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.  New elearning sessions will be added as each new vaccine becomes available.

Since the COVID-19 vaccination programme went live, the content has been updated and amended as more information about the vaccines and the vaccine programme has become available. Further details about the recent updates can be found on the elfh news page. More details about the vaccination content can be found on the elfh COVID-19 vaccination programme page.

 

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

Video updates for medical and dental trainees

We have created a series of videos for medical and dental trainees during the current pandemic. In the latest update, Professor Jane Mamelok, Regional Postgraduate Dean for North West, gives an update on assessment and progression.

Record increase in applications for nursing degrees

New figures out last week showed a record rise in the number of university applications to become nurses. By 29 January – the deadline to start degrees this autumn – a total of 60,130 people across the UK had applied for nursing courses. This was up 32% on last year. Read more about the record increase in applications for nursing degrees on our website.

Recruitment webinar for dental trainees

A webinar is being held on Thursday 11 March at 7pm on recruitment for dental trainees. The webinar will include updates on recruitment into core and specialty.

We are taking questions in advance of the webinar, which will be answered on the night.

Link to ask questions in advance

Link to join the webinar on the night

HEE launches new roadmap for paramedic careers

HEE has developed a new pathway to help paramedics advance their careers.

The ‘roadmap to practice’ outlines the skills and attributes needed to help paramedics become first contact practitioners or advanced practitioners. Read more about the new roadmap for paramedic careers on our website.

Career Change to AHP

HEE recently released a video aimed at people who may consider changing their current role to that of one of the many allied health professions. Read more about the Career Change to AHP video on our website.

Second anniversary of Nursing Associates joining the NMC register

In the two years since the role of Nursing Associate was introduced, over 2,700 have joined the NMC register. Read more about the second anniversary of Nursing Associates on our website.

Supporting recruitment to primary care

Guidance and tools to support the planning for, recruiting and embedding of new roles under the additional roles reimbursement scheme (ARRS) are continuously being uploaded to a dedicated space on FutureNHS. This includes information about each of the roles, job descriptions and case studies.

It has recently been updated with guidance on alternative employment models and an example SLA, and support for PCNs on providing clinical supervision. If you are not a member of the workspace you can join by emailing P_C_N-manager@future.nhs.uk using an NHS or similar work email address.

 

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

NHS Education Contract implementation 

As planned, regional teams are now working hard to carry out their implementation plans for the new NHS Education Contract by the 1 April introduction date. Due to the volume of activity required to introduce the contract for all our education and healthcare service partners, and the complexities for certain categories of provider, HEE regional teams may have chosen to stagger the introduction for primary care, private, independent and voluntary organisations over a longer period (to continue after 1 April 2021).

The HEE website now includes a copy of the final standard NHS Education Contract, approved for use and including all the standard template Schedules and Tri-Partite Agreements that sit under it (including the new Tri-Partite Agreement for Undergraduate Medical Education). The webpage also hosts a new ‘Supporting Guide’ to help inform partners who are entering into the new contract with HEE, as a well as a Frequently Asked Questions document (now version 3).

Assuming responsibility for Healthcare Education and Training Tariff

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has requested HEE assume responsibility for the development and implementation of the Healthcare Education and Training Tariff payment mechanism from April 2021. In total, the tariff system paid £2bn to placement providers in the 2019/20 financial year (placement tariff and postgraduate salary support). Historically the development of proposed changes to the tariffs (including price changes, extensions to scope etc.) has been undertaken annually by DHSC, who confirm any changes as part of their annual tariff guidance document.

The new Education Funding Function (Hazel Smith) will be responsible for the work as part of wider Funding policy development. For any initial discussions about HEE’s new responsibilities, any issues around the current tariffs, including guidance queries and operational issues, or for further information on tariffs and their coverage please contact educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk.

New tri-partite agreement for undergraduate medical funding

From April 2021, HEE will be introducing an Undergraduate Medical Education Tri-Partite Agreement (UGME TPA) as a schedule of the new NHS Education Contract. The TPA will provide a consistent, nationwide framework for managing the financial arrangements for providing undergraduate medical education between Medical Schools, NHS placement providers (secondary care and GP) and HEE. It will also align to governance structures that HEE has already introduced comprising of Regional and Local Medical School Liaison Committees. For more information about this work, please contact Diane Hart, Senior Education Commissioner Undergraduate Medicine and Dental, at diane.hart@hee.nhs.uk.

HEE welcomes publication of new training standards for pharmacists

HEE has welcomed new education and training standards for pharmacists, published this week by the General Pharmaceutical Council. Read more about the new training standards for pharmacists on our website.

The Topol Review two years on: Roundtable discussions

In February 2019 Health Education England published the Topol Review which underpins the innovative and transformational change needed across health education. Dr Eric Topol brought together a remarkable cross-disciplinary team of experts, including clinicians, educators, engineers, ethicists, and economists alongside leaders in digital healthcare development.

We have gathered some of the original authors who played a key role in delivering this ground-breaking report to discuss progress on the findings two years on including their thoughts on AI and robotics, genomics, digital medicine, and medical education. Watch now on the HEE website.

The first session takes place with some of the Topol Review Board members, chaired by Professor Lionel Tarassenko with Professor Berne Ferry, Professor Rose Luckin, Elizabeth Manero, Harpreet Sood, Patrick Mitchell and Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas.

In the second session members of the project team and Clinical Fellows carry on the conversation, chaired by Sue Lacey Bryant with Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas, Dr Jes Maimaris, Dr David Cox, Dr Matt Hammerton and Dr Sangeetha Sornalinga. The films are also available on YouTube

 

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

The Learning Hub – Rapid training and education resources for critical care

To support staff being redeployed into critical care during the pandemic, the London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) has worked in partnership with HEE to develop a range of resources. As part of this work the LTLC has created a toolkit, compiling guidance and resources to support interprofessional cross-skilling and safe, rapid redeployment of the workforce.  The toolkit has been added to the Learning Hub to make it easily accessible to members of the health and care workforce throughout the UK: A Toolkit for rapid cross-skilling, supporting safe redeployment.

The toolkit has been developed to highlight the most important skills for non-registered support staff to hold before starting work on a critical care unit, as identified by senior critical care nurses and educators across London.  The resources in the toolkit are also relevant for registered support clinicians, healthcare scientists and paediatric staff. More detail is available on the LTLC page on the elfh website.

It only takes a few minutes to contribute a resource to the Learning Hub. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an elearning for healthcare username and password or NHS OpenAthens user account details. For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – Getting ‘exam ready’

With the delayed GPhC registration assessment taking place on 17 and 18 March, the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme continues to help learners to develop their practice. The focus right now is on getting ‘exam ready’.

Three video sessions are now available via the Learning Hub to help learners to create a good study plan and to manage their nerves. A new video by Pharmacist Support includes a range of tips and techniques to help manage feelings of unease, to help learners overcome feelings of stress, pressure and anxiety.

Learners will also find an updated section on the IFPP website, called ‘Getting ready for the GPhC registration assessment’. This is intended to help them find the right information quickly and signpost them to sources of help, including the new resources highlighted above.

We encourage all provisionally registered pharmacists to sign up for the programme to benefit from all the support available. The closing deadline has been extended until 10 May 2021 and you can find out more on the IFPP website.

Those working in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice can further benefit by joining the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway 2020/21 as part of the programme. Find out more on the CPPE website.

New video group clinics elearning programme available

HEE, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, ELC Works and Redmoor Health have launched the new Video Group Clinics (VGC) programme which includes new elearning resources and a toolkit developed for GPs, practice nurses, health and care professionals in community settings and care homes.

The elearning resources support the introduction of in different settings by providing learners with an overview and working knowledge of video group clinics and consultations: including the benefits, delivery principles and outcomes of introducing this practice.

Leading Effective Teams webinar

Join our interactive webinar Leading Effective Teams on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 from 1pm to 3pm.

This is the fourth instalment of the Learning to Lead in Health and Care series, run by NHS England and NHS Improvement, in partnership with the Council of Deans of Health, to support university and clinical educators in delivering leadership learning.

In this session you will be introduced to the latest thinking on team leadership in healthcare and have the opportunity to hear about innovative practice in the teaching of team leadership at Keele University, the University of Huddersfield and the University of Dundee – to help you get fresh ideas and perspectives for teaching leadership and teamwork.

The webinar will be delivered on Microsoft Teams and you can 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.

elfh is a Health Education England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies