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NBIA Monthly Update - August 2021

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

New elearning sessions available for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians

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 twelfth update about the programme.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to be completed in 2021. 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 118 elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The most recently added session focuses on MRI Techniques and can be accessed in the Breast MRI module.

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.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast
  • Mentoring and Preceptorship in Radiology

What is the NBIA?

For further information about the NBIA please visit:

More information and accessing the sessions

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.

TEL News Aug 2021

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

August’s edition of TEL News includes details of recent Learning Hub roadmap updates and an update from HEE’s Digital Learning Solutions team..

There is also information about a new elearning programme on Long COVID-19 and updates to the Flu Immunisation elearning programme for the 2021/2022 flu season.

Read August’s TEL News >

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New Supporting AHP Students elearning programme launched

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Education England’s AHP team and the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to launch a new supporting allied health professionals (AHP) student elearning programme.


The aim of this course is to provide non-registered AHP assistants and support staff with training to develop their understanding of student education and to develop their skills in supporting students and educators within their teams. During this course, users will learn about the student journey, from the beginning of their studies to qualification and how practice placements form part of their learning. The resource will also offer an understanding of what is expected from students during placement, how to give feedback to students and educators and how to recognise and support a student who may be struggling. By developing these skills, non-registered staff will be able to contribute to the delivery of practice placement education, improving the quality and capacity of placements.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Health and Wellbeing Part 1: Resilience
  • Health and Wellbeing Part 2: Why Might a Student Struggle on Placement?


For more information about the elearning, including how to access it, please visit the HEE elfh Supporting AHP Students programme page.

New survey launches to expand reach and impact for All Our Health

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new survey to gather feedback on how colleagues can best implement the All Our Health elearning programme into their settings and places has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and Public Health England.

As the UK moves towards the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be essential for health, care and extended public health workforces to appraise the lessons learned and consider what changes need to be made to ensure that each sector builds back better and fairer. This will require a sharper focus on protecting and promoting the public’s health and addressing health inequalities.

The survey will encourage professionals to think about what additional tools and resources could support them to embed the All Our Health programme within their settings. The ideas generated will form 2 new implementation toolkits which will be targeted towards provider and academic organisations.

To access the survey and share your thoughts, please visit:

All Our Health features a broad range of bite-sized elearning sessions and interactive townscapes covering key public health topics such as obesity, dementia, air pollution and physical activity. They are designed to help professionals improve their knowledge and confidence to act on these important issues. For more information about All Our Health please visit:

New “Blue Light” mental health and wellbeing resource added to MindEd programme

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new resource to help “Blue Light” colleagues better support each other has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

Rates of distress and mental disorder in emergency services staff are known to be high. Collectively, “Blue Light” personnel and emergency responders have expressed a wish to be able to support each other better.

In response to this, Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing has been developed for professionals across all emergency services including ambulance, police, lifeboats, fire, search and rescue. The resource consists of 4 elearning sessions to help learners identify colleagues who are struggling and offer advice to better support one another and manage early distress.

The 4 sessions, which each take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete, cover the following topics:

  • Caring for Blue Light Teams – An Organisation-wide Approach
  • Supporting Your Colleagues Effectively
  • Staying Mentally Well – Spotting Warning SignsEffective Conversations With Our Peers
  • Effective Conversations With Our PeersThe sessions complement the existing Top Tips for Blue Light Staff which were developed earlier this year.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Blue Light Services Building Staff Psychosocial Resilience and Wellbeing programme page.

MindEd is a free educational and training resource for mental health support. The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.
For more information about MindEd visit:

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in dentistry

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

The Dental SCRIPT elearning programme aims to improve knowledge of prescribing and medicines safety in the dental setting. It is now freely available to Foundation dentists in England and is also suitable as CPD training for qualified dentists through licensed access.

The programme consists of eight modules covering a range of topics around dental prescribing and therapeutic groups.

Dental SCRIPT modules include:

  • Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Prescription Documentation and the Drug History
  • Special Patient Groups
  • Using the BNF(C)
  • Management of Infection
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pain, Ulceration and Inflammation
  • Periprocedural Prescribing

Every 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.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    Dental SCRIPT ensures dental Foundation trainees and qualified dentists are better prepared for prescribing, therefore improving patient safety.
  • 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

How do I access the elearning programme?

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

NHS Health and Wellbeing Champions supported with a new elearning session

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a new elearning programme which aims to support individuals who have been identified as Health and Wellbeing Champions, within their NHS organisation.

One of the ambitions in the NHS People Plan 2020/2021 is a programme of work that encourages all NHS organisations to roll out a network of Health and Wellbeing Champions, in a way that works best for their organisation. Champions may also be identified under titles such as Health and Wellbeing Allies, Health and Wellbeing Officers, or Health and Wellbeing Advocates working in an NHS organisation.

This network of champions will support colleagues as needed, signpost to relevant resources and regularly ‘check in’ with other colleagues. In turn, this will support the ambition to embed a culture of inclusion, compassion and wellbeing across the NHS.

About the elearning

The elearning session includes 7 sections which explore the role of a Health and Wellbeing Champion and how to implement this knowledge across NHS organisations. The session takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and includes knowledge checks and the opportunity to download a certificate after completing the session.

Accessing the elearning

To read more about the background to this elearning programme, please visit the programme page.

Your feedback

As ever, feedback on the module is valuable and we would encourage any Champion completing the programme to let us know their views.  There is a short, optional questionnaire at the end of the module that can be completed by those who wish to share feedback.

New programme on keyworking for children and young people with a learning disability, and autistic children and young people now available

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Pathways Associates to develop a new elearning programme on keyworking services for children and young people with a learning disability, and autistic children and young people.
Keyworking services support children and young people who are at risk of admission, or have been admitted to a mental health hospital, and their families. This programme has been developed to support keyworking teams across England to understand the fundamentals that underpin keyworking, such as culture, values and co-production.

The resource, which has been co-produced with parents and young people, will equip newly appointed keyworkers with the essential knowledge to deliver consistency in keyworking across England. The service works across health, social care and education and this resource provides information for keyworkers at all levels on the following topics:

* Foundations for Keyworking
* Human Rights Approaches
* Understanding the System
The elearning has been designed to help keyworkers chart the most beneficial path for their work with children, young people and families. As the journey of keyworking develops, new knowledge and learning will shape future iterations of this resource.
It is mandatory for all appointed keyworkers to complete this programme as part of their induction, in addition to participating in local and national skills-based training programmes.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Keyworking for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability, and Autistic Children and Young People programme page.

New Maternity Support Worker elearning programme now available

Posted on: August 18th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Hillington Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the University of the West of England and Health Education England’s maternity team to develop a new Maternity Support Worker elearning programme.

The Maternity Support Worker programme is based on 4 modules which complement the Maternity Support Worker Competency, Education and Career Development Framework.

The 4 modules are:

  • Anatomy & Physiology: this session gives an overview of anatomy related to the role and case studies provide opportunities for learners to consider how to apply knowledge of physiology to their role and the care they provide
  • Immunisation: this module will aid an understanding of the immunisation programme in maternity, why vaccination is recommended and the vaccination schedule.
  • Legal and ethical frameworks: this session will explore the relevant legislation and national guidelines that inform practice and topics including confidentiality and duty of care.
  • Screening: this session focuses on a conversation between a Maternity Support Worker and an expectant mother and explores what screening is and why it is necessary.

More information, including access details, is available on the Maternity Support Worker programme page.

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