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Making Every Contact Count Toolkit now available

Posted on: August 24th, 2022 by Rebecca Tinnion No Comments

The Long Term Conditions and Prevention programme team in Health Education England have worked with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), to develop a Making Every Contact Count (MECC) toolkit.

The toolkit is populated with reviewed resources and information previously hosted on the making every contact count microsite and aims to support individual learners and organisations to use MECC effectively.

MECC is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.

The wider MECC elearning programme, consisting of 4 elearning sessions, supports learners with developing an understanding of public health, emphasising how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

The new toolkit compliments existing elearning sessions by bringing together a library of national and local resources to further support the development, evaluation and implementation of MECC.

Containing more than 130 new resources, this toolkit has been structured so you can either use it whole or select relevant sections to revisit over time.

You can read more about the toolkit, including how to access it, by visiting the Making Every Contact Count programme page.

Ophthalmology elearning programme launches evaluation survey

Posted on: August 24th, 2022 by Rebecca Tinnion No Comments

Eye-Site is an elearning resource for ophthalmologists and is delivered by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

Since 2009, 19 modules have been created in the elearning programme to support training in Ophthalmology.

As the programme develops, we would like to survey feedback from postgraduate and experienced Ophthalmologists who have accessed course content over recent years.

Feedback survey A quick survey has been developed to gain feedback on modules in the Eye-Site elearning programme.

By participating in the survey, you will provide valuable insight into course content and help shape our evaluation process.

Accessing the survey

The online survey, which is open until 31 December 2022, can be completed on a mobile device, laptop or PC.

You can access the survey here

New survey launches for the NHS Continuing Healthcare resource after programme review

Posted on: August 24th, 2022 by Rebecca Tinnion No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and NHS England have made important updates to the NHS Continuing Healthcare programme.

The programme aims to assist all those in the health and social care workforce, who are involved in administration, assessments, care planning, reviews and decision making around NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and want to consolidate their learning or gain a better understanding of CHC.

Following feedback from colleagues and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, a large scale review has taken place to ensure the resource reflects current practice and guidance. A total of 18 sessions have been updated as part of this process, and a further review is due from September 2022.

We encourage anyone who has completed the CHC elearning to provide feedback on the sessions content to support ongoing evaluation and review.

If you wish to leave feedback on the elearning modules, please complete the evaluation survey

The online survey is open until 22 February 2023 and can be completed on a mobile device, laptop or PC.


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New sessions added to Population Health Management elearning programme

Posted on: August 16th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with NHS England and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) to add 3 new sessions to the Population Health Management elearning programme.

The new sessions complement 5 existing modules in the programme, which is designed to support analysts and other health and care professionals working in population health to build their knowledge and skills within the area of population health management (PHM).

The 3 elearning sessions that have recently been developed are:

  • Data visualisation – users will understand the principles of good data visualisation for charts and maps
  • Knowledge to action – supporting users to understand how to get data and evidence into the hands of decision makers through the K2A essentials toolkit
  • Health episode statistics – new users of the hospital episode statistics data set will be introduced to the functions and ways to interrogate the system within this module

The COVID-19 response to date has highlighted the pivotal role of PHM, with primary and secondary care providers needing to risk stratify and proactively support key population groups with personalised care models. PHM will become increasingly important as systems move to the reset phase where they will need the appropriate insights to make judgments about restarting non-urgent elective care.

The PHM elearning modules introduce the PHM approach as well as the role of needs assessment and segmentation, providing a useful grounding to support colleagues in their endeavour to support population health during COVID-19 and thereafter.

For more information and to access the new sessions, please select the Population Health Management programme page.

New online training supports the delivery of personalised care for people with long-term conditions

Posted on: August 10th, 2022 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

A new elearning programme is available to help health and care staff deliver more personalised care to people with long-term conditions. The programme, developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), focuses on personalised care, support planning, prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

As multimorbidity becomes more prevalent, meeting the needs of people with long-term conditions is one of the biggest challenges facing the NHS. More than 15 million people in England are living with a long-term condition, and in many cases people have more than one, resulting in poorer quality of life and a greater risk of premature death. Treatment and care for these conditions can also use up to 70% of acute and primary care budgets.

A personalised approach to care and support is vital to ensure that people’s needs are fully identified and planned for, taking their strengths and developed abilities into account.

A range of topics are explored in the new elearning sessions, including:

  • key theoretical principles underpinning prehabilitation screening, assessment, and interventions
  • the impact of rehabilitation interventions on the needs and symptoms of patients
  • the role of multidisciplinary teams (in particular, allied health professionals), in supporting people with long-term conditions.

The PRosPer elearning programme was originally developed by Health Education England and Macmillan Cancer Support, to help improve personalised care and support planning for people with cancer.

Since developing the initial elearning programme, it has been recognised that much of the content could be helpful for staff caring for patients with a range of long-term conditions. It has now been developed to apply to this broader patient group.

Anybody who provides care or treatment for people with long-term conditions will find this training helpful.

More sessions will be added later in 2022, and we will provide an update when they are available.

Accessing the PRosPer Long-Term Conditions elearning programme 

To read more about the programme, visit the programme page.

Top tips on feeding and eating disorders in children and young people now available

Posted on: August 9th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of 5 helpful tips sheets for professionals to support their learning on feeding problems or eating disorders in infants and children and young people (CYP) has been added to Health Education England elearning for Healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

The tips, which are aimed at professionals working in primary and universal care, hospital general paediatric services and specialist child and young people mental health services (CYPMHS), cover the following topics:

  • Tips for CYP feeding or eating disorders I: What to be aware of
  • CYP Feeding or Eating Disorders Tips II: What to Look out for
  • Tips for CYP Feeding or Eating Disorders III: What To Ask and Investigate
  • Tips for CYP Feeding or Eating Disorders IV: What to do
  • Tips for feeding or eating disorders V: Feeding development and problems in infants 0-2 years

Eating Disorders for Adults and Older People

MindEd has also created an Adult Eating Disorder Hub – a collection of existing evidence-based, trusted learning resources, for example, elearning, evidence-based guidelines, legislation, key-seminal texts and resources developed by the NHS, Royal Colleges, Mainstream professional bodies and charities. The Learning Resources Hub applies to a broad range of colleagues in the health and care services.

To access the top tips please visit the MindEd Hub.

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.

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

Posted on: August 9th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Association for Palliative Medicine to update 5 existing sessions within the End-of-Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme.

These sessions are:

Introduction to e-learning for end-of-life care – this session introduces learners to the End-of-life Care for All elearning programme (e-ELCA) with a message from the programme’s new clinical lead, Dr Sarah Hanrott.

Registered nurse verification of expected adult death – this session has been updated with the latest guidance document for registered nurses who wish to extend their role to include verifying an expected adult death.

Recognising and managing malignant spinal cord compression – this session now features guidance on adopting a spinal bowel regime for management of malignant spinal cord compression.

Symptom management in people with learning difficulties – this session has now removed information specific to mental health patients as this topic will now be covered in a separate elearning session, available later this year.

Talking about death and dying – this session explores the cultural issues surrounding death and dying in the UK and offers guidance on how to talk about this often-difficult subject.

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

New session for postgraduate doctors in training returning to work now available

Posted on: August 5th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Education England’s Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT) team to develop a new elearning resource on positive culture within the workplace.

Building a More SuppoRTTive Culture explores the significance of organisational culture in shaping the experience of postgraduate doctors in training returning to work after a break and offers guidance on the measures that individuals can take to bring about positive cultural change, creating an NHS in which its staff can thrive and that is safe for the patients it serves.

Developed with contributions from experts in the field, such as Professor Michael West CBE (Senior Fellow at The Kings Fund) and Professor Jim Barrie (Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Edge Hill University), the 40-minute session highlights the fundamental role of every single person within the healthcare system, clinical and non-clinical, in building a positive, supportive culture.

Although the resource aims to help create a positive culture for returning postgraduate doctors in training (with all the benefits this brings) it has wider implications for, and parallels with, how we build a more supportive culture more generally within the NHS.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Building a More SuppoRTTive Culture programme page.

Elearning to support administrative triage now available

Posted on: August 3rd, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Developed to support GP administrative staff in sorting, signposting and delivering administrative triage, 5 new elearning sessions aim to guide those administering a triage process in general practice through signposting to existing resources, questions and mini quizzes which are designed to record how confident learners feel in each topic area at the start and end of the elearning sessions.

In these sessions, produced in partnership with NHS England, the Practice Managers Association and Health Education England, learners will be introduced to:
introducing administrative triage and understanding the evidence behind using an online consultation system to support patient requests
designing a practice workflow and setting up a triage list
promoting the service to patients and understanding some of the considerations for the practice team when working remotely
confidently taking patients, or their nominated carer, through an online consultation request over the telephone or in person
sorting patient requests and signposting to the right place, service or clinician for clinical triage

The new elearning sessions take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

How to access the elearning
You can learn more about the Administrative Triage Using Digital Tools in General Practice resources on the programme page.

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