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TEL News May 2021

Posted on: May 28th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

This month’s edition includes an update on the free Coronavirus elearning made available for India and the rest of the world and recent updates to the Learning Hub.
There is also information on the new Frailty elearning resources now available and details of recent updates to the MindEd elearning programme.

Read the full issue of May’s TEL News.


SCRIPT- new elearning portfolio supports safer prescribing

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The new SCRIPT Safety portfolio aims to develop healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in prescribing practice, therapeutics and provides guidance on medicines management. Carers, non-medical and independent prescribers may also find the elearning useful. The portfolio consists of 19 modules in 3 categories, covering a range of topics and supports the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Medication Without Harm’.

Elearning sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Dosing and Calculation
  • Formulation and Administration
  • Management of Pain
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • Paediatric Prescribing
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Prescribing in Older Adults
  • Taking a Safe and Effective Drug History
  • Toxic Tablets

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 of using SCRIPT elearning modules?

  • 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.
  • Free to learners with a or address.


How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.


New Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space elearning programme launched

Posted on: May 27th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with HM Treasury and the Department of Health and Social Care to develop a new elearning programme about how to help people receiving mental health crisis treatment get help with their debts.

The Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space (MHCBS) programme is aimed at health and care professionals who may be asked to provide evidence for a MHCBS application or to deal with requests from debt advice providers related to a MHCBS.

MHCBS is a debt respite scheme that provides protections for people in England and Wales who are struggling with problem debt and receiving mental health crisis treatment. The protections include pausing enforcement action and contact from creditors and freezing interest and charges on their debts. A MHCBS will help to create time and space for a person to get the treatment they need, without having to worry about their debts growing or their creditors contacting them during their treatment.

This elearning programme explains the scheme, how to complete the evidence form and how to refer someone to a debt advice provider for this purpose. More information, including access details, is available on the Mental Health Crisis Breathing Space programme page.

More information about the MHCBS scheme is available on the website.

New top tips for “Blue Light” colleagues added to MindEd programme

Posted on: May 26th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of helpful short tips to support emergency services colleagues who experience stress and trauma as a result of their jobs has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

The tips and advice, which are aimed at team leaders and colleagues within “Blue Light” services including police, ambulance, fire and rescue, focus on enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of staff who find themselves working in difficult situations.

Top Tips for Blue Light Managers and Team Leaders are intended to help:

  • build psychosocial resilience and wellbeing across teams and organisations
  • reduce risk of burn-out
  • support those with additional mental health and wellbeing needs

Top Tips for Blue Light Team Members include:

  • building healthy, mutual support between colleagues
  • managing one’s own stress
  • managing the stress of colleagues
  • reducing risk of burn-out

To access the top tips, which have been developed by experts and members of Blue Light services, please visit the Top Tips for Blue Light Staff programme page.

To complement these tips, 4 additional elearning sessions will be added to the MindEd programme from June 2021. These include 3 standard knowledge-based sessions on the topics of organisational wide mental wellbeing, how colleagues can support each other effectively and how to stay mentally well while spotting warning signs. A skills building session will also cover key skills around resilience, trust and confidentiality, and provide a case study to demonstrate how staff can have conversations with peers if they are concerned.

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 and to access the programme’s resources, please visit the MindEd programme page.

New end of life care elearning pathway for healthcare support workers

Posted on: May 25th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new learning path designed for health care assistants working with people near the end of life has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

The aim of the learning path is to provide health care assistants with a greater understanding and confidence when working with individuals near the end of life and to offer support for their families. It is relevant for all settings including care homes and domiciliary care.

It was created with support from the Royal College of Nursing and includes core and additional recommended elearning sessions.

The e-ELCA elearning programme was developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce.

The Royal College of Nursing learning path for healthcare support workers is available on the elfh Hub.

New elearning sessions available for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians

Posted on: May 25th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the tenth update about the programme.

Accessed by over 850 practitioners across the UK, the elearning programme consistently receives positive feedback.

  • “Good content especially for those just learning to carry out these procedures.”
  • “I am thrilled with the NBIA, during COVID and lockdown our radiographic staff were able to use it for CPD.”
  • “Very informative, great for anyone looking at working within a breast imaging department.”
  • “Good interactive tool. Videos were helpful and added to the overall learning experience.”

Dr Megan Bydder, the NBIA’s Clinical Lead for the elfh programme, said: “We are really pleased with the take-up of the resources and the positive reaction from users.  Thanks to the breast imaging community who helped us to develop and test the elearning sessions at a rapid pace, we’ve been able to support ongoing learning across the profession during a very challenging time.”

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to be completed in 2021 to support your training needs. If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA elearning programme, please visit our survey.

What’s new?

There are 107 elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub. The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Adjuvant Systemic Therapy Part 1
  • B3 Lesions of the Breast
  • Breast Cancer Genes, Genetic Testing and Referral to Clinical Genetics
  • Breast Cancer Management – Part 1: Surgical Treatment – Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Cancer Mimics
  • Breast Disease – Radiopathological Correlation
  • Breast MRI: Normal Breast and Axilla on MRI
  • Imaging of Breast Implants: MRI and Mammography
  • Imaging of Breast Implants: Ultrasound
  • Interval Cancers and Duty of Candour
  • Lifestyle Prevention
  • Mammographic Interpretation: Asymmetry
  • Management of the Axilla
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on MRI
  • Surgical Treatment – Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
  • Surveillance and Managing Locoregional Recurrence
  • Tips for Challenging Ultrasound-guided Biopsies

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

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 elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit:

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including access to the elearning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

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

New session added to Clinical Risk Management Training programme

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new Clinical Risk Management Training: Refresher session has been added to the Clinical Risk Management Training programme.

The session has been developed by the Clinical Safety Team at NHS Digital in partnership with Health Education England elearning for Healthcare,

It should only be undertaken if both of the following prerequisites have been completed:

  1. eLearning Clinical Risk Management Training: Core Module 01
  2. Attended the Foundation Course

This session has been designed to update Clinical Safety Officers and colleagues in supporting adherence to the DCB safety standards and to remain knowledgeable in the application of Clinical Risk Management (CRM) during the development, implementation and deployment of Health IT.

The session is based on a care scenario and will explore how to follow a CRM process by undertaking a series of activities and being able to list, develop and maintain safety documentation through a project’s life cycle. Particular attention will be given to accurate hazard identification & description and how to evidence effective mitigation from initiating to decommissioning Health IT systems.

There will be an assessment at the end of the session to confirm that learners have understood the CRM process and associated activities in line with the DCB standards.

More information, including access details, is available on the Clinical Risk Management programme page.


New elearning sessions in the Emergency Medicine programme are available

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) to update the Emergency Medicine Leaders (EMLeaders) module, adding new elearning sessions aimed at developing leadership skills and knowledge in trainee doctors primarily, although colleagues across the emergency department workforce may find the sessions useful.

The EMLeaders module is part of the wider Emergency Medicine (EMD) elearning programme.

About the elearning

Prior to accessing the new elearning sessions, learners are advised to complete 3 core elearning sessions, based on the fundamentals of emergency medicine leadership. These essential sessions include Leading Self, Leading People and Leading Systems.

Aligned to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s competency-based framework for trainees, the new elearning sessions build on the core sessions and cover a range of topics.

  • Leading Culture
  • Leading Service
  • Leading Strategy
  • Leading People
  • Leading Quality
  • Leading Change

These elearning sessions take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete and include assessments at critical points in the elearning. Certificates are available to download on completion of the core sessions and additional sessions.

How to access the elearning

You can read more about the EMLeaders elearning module in the Emergency Medicine (EMD) programme page. Navigate to ‘EMLeaders’ to read an introduction to the module.

New elearning sessions available in the Long Term Conditions for Paramedics module

Posted on: May 20th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop 2 new sessions in the Long Term Conditions for Paramedics module. The module has been developed to support paramedics knowledge and skills in treating and managing long term conditions.

The new sessions are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Failure.

Existing sessions include, but are not limited to

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Failure
  • Living with Stroke
  • Why Falls and Frailty Matter

This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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


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