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Perinatal Mental Health programme updated with inclusive language

Posted on: January 10th, 2024 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The Perinatal Mental Health elearning programme has been updated with more inclusive language and imagery for learners.

The four updated sessions now reference birthing partners and chest feeding plus gender neutral images feature on the programme homepage.

Developed in partnership between NHS England and elearning for healthcare, the programme supports the workforce to better care for people with perinatal mental health issues.

Since it launched in February 2016 the training has been accessed by more than 18,000 learners including midwives, school nurses and health visitors.

Feedback for the programme has been positive:

Excellent module which has enhanced my learning and will change my practice. Thanks.” Physician

The programme and materials are excellent. I am really enjoying working through them and value having this opportunity. Thank you.” Occupational Therapist

For more information and to access the updated sessions, please visit the Perinatal Mental Health programme page.

TEL News Dec 23

Posted on: January 3rd, 2024 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Our latest edition of TEL News includes a round up of our achievements in 2023 including the highly rated Regional TEL Forums, the Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty community of practice expanding to more than 2,000 members and the successful launch of our Becoming Simulation Faculty programme.

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The Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Foundation update (January 2024)

Posted on: January 2nd, 2024 by Kieron Bradshaw 1 Comment

Welcome to your January 2024 update from the Foundation elearning programme. This month focuses on the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are central to inpatient care. The MCA protects the rights of vulnerable people, and the following group of sessions cover topics such as assessing capacity, consent, patient autonomy and safeguarding.


The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:

FPC 1: Clinical Assessment

FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation

FPC 3: Holistic Planning

FPC 4: Communication and Care

FPC 5: Continuity of Care

FPC 6: Sharing the Vision

FPC 11: Ethics and Law

New SCRIPT elearning on dental pain and bipolar disorder now available

Healthcare professionals can now access two new modules in the SCRIPT elearning programme on odontogenic orofacial pain and bipolar affective disorder.

The first module, aimed at primary care dentists, covers the diagnosis of commonly occurring presentations of pain seen in primary care dental settings. The course focuses on odontogenic/dento-alveolar pain management.

It can be accessed free of charge through the SCRIPT Dentistry portfolio, which consists of 10 modules, aimed to improve prescribing competency and safety among Foundation and qualified dentists.

The second module helps healthcare staff to understand the treatment and management of bipolar affective disorder. It provides information on the medicines commonly used in the management of acute mania and prophylaxis of bipolar affective disorder. It also provides detailed practical advice on the role and risks of toxicity associated with lithium.

This module within the SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery, Ambulance Service and Pharmacy portfolios is also available free of charge to learners.

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