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TEL News July 2022

Posted on: July 28th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

This month’s edition includes details of a new roadmap for the Learning Hub, XR roadshows plus new Fit Note elearning.

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New elearning programme aims to support training of AHPs in neonatal care

Posted on: July 27th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England’s National Maternity Team to develop a new elearning programme to support the training needs of allied health professionals (AHPs) working in neonatal care.

The programme consists of an introductory session plus 8 foundation sessions aimed at occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians and physiotherapists, as detailed below:

Introduction to AHPs in Neonatal Care

Speech and Language Therapy in Neonatal Service

  • The role of a speech and language therapist in neonatal care – introduction and background
  • The role of the speech and language therapist in neonatal care – principles of practice

Physiotherapy in Neonatal Service

  • Introduction to the role of the neonatal physiotherapist
  • Neurological assessment of the neonate

Occupational Therapy in Neonatal Service

  • Overview of the role and scope of occupational therapy in neonatal services
  • Introduction to occupational therapy practice in neonatal services

Dietetics in Neonatal Service

  • Introduction to principles of neonatal dietetics Part A
  • Introduction to principles of neonatal dietetics Part B

The resource was developed in response to Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review which highlighted that the role of AHPs in neonatal care differs to practice in older children and adults, demonstrating the need for AHPs with specific skill sets. AHPs play an important role in embedding principles of care that impact all babies on the neonatal unit and beyond, ultimately improving long term outcomes for babies and their families.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Introduction to Allied Health Professionals in Neonatal Care programme page.

Doctors in Training Induction programme updated

Posted on: July 13th, 2022 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

The Doctors in Training (DiT) Induction elearning programme has been reviewed and updated by subject specialists ahead of the new academic year.

Following feedback from practising clinical staff as well as doctors currently in training, sessions from the programme have been updated to improve the experience for learners.

DiT is aimed at foundation doctors (F1 and F2) and focuses on professional skills in the workplace through 3 patient journey scenarios, along with an assessment to confirm compliance.

It addresses some identified gaps in knowledge for doctors prior to starting their next year on 1 August.

It is also suitable for returning doctors and doctors from overseas working in primary care, secondary care and community settings.

The 3 patient journey scenarios are based around areas that doctors in training have highlighted as those they find most challenging. They include:

  • Blood transfusion and consent
  • Safe prescribing and venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Mental Capacity Act and death certification

The learning objectives for this programme have been specially written by experts:

More information, including access details, is available on the Doctors in Training Induction page.

New modules added to PRosPer cancer programme

Posted on: July 7th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and Macmillan Cancer Support to develop additional elearning modules on prehabilitation and rehabilitation in people with cancer.

The Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Personalised Care (PRosPer) elearning programme aims to support healthcare colleagues who work with and care for people with cancer, as well as physical activity instructors and those in the leisure industry, in developing their skills on providing personalised care.

The new modules feature a range of topics including:

* Prehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions
* Rehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions including all symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatment
* Service redesign and workforce, which includes service video case studies and patient videos of what people living with cancer expect from cancer services.

It complements the 1st module, launched in 2021, which provides colleagues with an introduction to prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care and support.

A How to Guide, developed by Macmillan Cancer Support in collaboration with over 50 stakeholders, encompasses designing, developing and funding personalised cancer prehabilitation and rehabilitation services in supporting people living with cancer is also available via HEE elfh.

For more information and to access the new resources, please visit the PRosPer programme page.

New session on climate change now added to All Our Health programme

Posted on: July 7th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) to develop a new elearning session for the All Our Health programme.

Climate Change helps all health and social care professionals use their trusted relationships with patients, families, and communities to protect the health of people and planet by taking actions which improve health and reduce carbon emissions.

The session has been developed in response to the world’s worsening climate crisis as the health of the planet is inextricably linked to human health and wellbeing. A healthy planet provides us with our most basic needs: fertile land for food production, safe water to drink and clean air to breathe. The warming of the planet, known as ‘climate change’, is degrading our planet’s life-support system and threatens our ability to thrive and survive. Climate change is happening more quickly than previously feared and represents an urgent global crisis requiring a bold, united response.

To support action against climate change, the session offers advice and information to help all health and care professionals:

  • understand specific activities linked to transport, housing, food, green space, and social and health inequalities that can support a healthy planet and improve population health
  • reduce the contribution that health and care have on the climate crisis such as prioritising treatments and technologies with a lower environmental impact

The session also signposts learners to other sources of useful information such as HEE elfh’s Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare elearning programme, Walking for Health and Medact.

It complements the 28 existing sessions within the All Our Health programme which covers a range of public health topics including air pollution, cardiovascular disease prevention, mental health, social prescribing, workplace health, healthy ageing, and child and adult obesity. All Our Health also features 5 interactive townscape sessions where learners can click on various buildings, such as the GP surgery and school, to access support on topics such as breastfeeding and child oral health.

To access the latest resource, please select the Climate Change session on the All Our Health programme page.

Foundation elearning programme update July 2022

Posted on: July 4th, 2022 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

Welcome to your July 2022 update about the Foundation elearning programme.

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

Supervised learning events (SLEs) are an essential part of your learning in your foundation years. Even if you think you know how to get the best out of them, you could still get more by doing the SLE sessions now.

Available in the elfh Foundation Programme (2021 curriculum), relevant elearning sessions cover areas in your curriculum on FPC 10: Teaching the teacher and FPC 12: Continuing Professional Development:

Check the programme to see other sessions that might help you.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elfh at any time during your foundation training: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/686680

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elfh sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

New Fit Note elearning is available

Posted on: July 1st, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Developed in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the Fit Note elearning programme has been developed in response to changes in regulations which specify who can issue a fit note and how it must be done. It is recommended training for anyone who may now be able to sign fit notes.

Changes to who can issue fit notes took effect on 1 July 2022 and enable nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists to certify and issue a fit note. Doctors may also find the resource useful.

HEE has developed guidance to support the 4 new professions who can legally sign a fit note. The guidance includes information about the knowledge, skills, experience and training they are expected to have before certifying fit notes.

The guidance accompanies the elearning programme and can be accessed at Fit note – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

About the elearning sessions

The sessions in this elearning programme aim to provide health and care professionals with guidance on having conversations which support people in remaining in and returning to work. There are 4 sessions in the fit note programme which aim to improve the learners understanding of the fit note using a case study approach and a final assessment. A certificate be available to download on completion of the programme.

Before starting the Fit Note elearning sessions, learners are recommended to complete the Work and Health training in the elfh Hub, which provides a general introduction to this area: Work and Health – elearning for healthcare (e-lfh.org.uk).

Accessing the Fit Note elearning programme

You can read more about the Fit Note elearning programme by visiting the elearning for healthcare (elfh) website.

To access the elearning programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register for one.

If you already have an elfh account, you can access the elearning directly.

Learners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have access to the resource.

If you have any questions or receive queries about the changes to issuing fit notes, please read the guidance at Fit note – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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