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COVID-19 update for w/c 30 March 2020

Posted on: April 7th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) COVID-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

Access to the e-LfH Statutory and Mandatory programme has been made easier with there being no restriction on the type of email address that can be used to register to access the sessions, to demonstrate compliance.

Content now available in the COVID-19 programme includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care Settings
  • Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff
  • Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Pharmacy Staff
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Wellbeing for Staff
  • Resources for Paramedics
  • Equipment Quick Guides

Daily content updates

  • 30 March: Recently added content includes a remote consultation session for GPs that has been added to the folder for staff working in community setting, Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) for the medical and nursing workforce and Standard Operating Procedures, specifically for staff working in NHS Nightingale.
  • 31 March: Filming of clinical simulation scenarios to support clinicians entering the NHS Nightingale Hospital has commenced. Initially, these will include clinical procedures such as ventilation and managing a prone patient. Due to the clinical risk, filming is taking place in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust simulation centre where the size constraints of the NHS Nightingale Hospital are being replicated.

Additional filming is also taking place at the NHS Nightingale Hospital to show site-specific information such as patient pathways and routes in and out of the building.

All the content will be made available via HEE’s e-LfH platform.

  • 1 April: New content added includes resources for pharmacy staff, a learning path for staff working in an acute hospital setting, The Resus Council’s Immediate Life Support (e-ILS) course, content from The Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Unwell Surgical Patient course and a specific folder containing resources for staff returning to work.

Health Education England (HEE) via eIntegrity has launched the dedicated Coronavirus e-learning programme and made it available for the worldwide health and care workforce to access free of charge.

eIntegrity is a partnership between HEE and the Royal Medical Colleges that provides e-learning content, usually via a licence, to the health and care workforce throughout the world. Learners outside of the UK can access the learning visit https://www.eintegrity.org/e-learning-healthcare-course/coronavirus.html.

  • 2 April: New content added includes additional end of life care content featuring advice on how to have difficult conversations over the telephone, a crash course for healthcare staff in critical care and the minimum statutory and mandatory requirements for staff returning to the NHS.
  • 3 April: New content added includes Quick Reference Guides about ventilators in the new Equipment Quick Guides folder and a new learning path for staff being up-skilled or redeployed and one for paramedics.

For more information and to access the programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/.

HEE launches package of online COVID-19 resources for free worldwide use

Posted on: April 2nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A package of valuable online resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to health professionals worldwide.

The dedicated coronavirus e-learning programme has been developed by Health Education England via eIntegrity, a partnership between HEE and the medical Royal Colleges.

It is being made available globally following requests from around the world.

Content includes:·

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Advice from Public Health England on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Settings
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Settings
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Settings
  • Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff
  • Resources for Pharmacy Staff
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Wellbeing for Staff

The programme, which is written and peer-reviewed by practising clinicians, will continue to be expanded and updated in the coming days and weeks. Requests for online resources to help combat COVID-19 have come from health and care institutions and individuals all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and six universities in the Netherlands.

Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England, said: “In these unprecedented times we must support all those involved in combating this global healthcare crisis.

“For this reason Health Education England and eIntegrity are offering this dedicated Coronavirus programme free of charge to the worldwide health and care workforce.

“These resources have been developed by leading clinical experts in the UK as part of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare programme. We will be adding further learning content to this programme as soon as it becomes available.”

Learners outside of the UK can access the learning here:-

https://www.eintegrity.org/e-learning-healthcare-course/coronavirus.html

Learners in the UK should access the learning via HEE e-Learning for Healthcare here:-

https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus/

For more information about eIntegrity, email: enquiries@eintegrity.org

TEL News March 2020

Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

This month’s edition of TEL News includes details of the new Coronavirus e-learning programme and the resources created in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

Select the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

Project Nightingale – We need your help

Posted on: March 25th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic creates threats and uncertainties of a magnitude that is difficult to grasp. It requires a radical response, the likes of which the NHS has never seen, or contemplated, before.

NHS is looking to open a brand new hospital in the Excel Centre as part of the fight back against COVID-19, Project Nightingale.

It is expected to admit its first patients early next week, with more capacity being created in response to patient need, which will provide much needed critical care capacity for NHS hospitals. The facility is expecting to be open to approximately 500 patients from next week, with a plan to scale up significantly. This cannot be done without help from the health and care workforce, who play such an important role to play in fighting this virus.

In order to maximise the expertise of critical care clinicians, the NHS have developed content for a programme to rapidly upskill all staff and volunteers who will support the work at NHS Nightingale. If you have experience delivering education, we need you, and we would ask that you consider joining the team in London.

Some of the content will be delivered virtually, which may be more suitable for those who are currently self- isolating but have the skills to help.

This training programme begins on Thursday 26th March, so there is great urgency in this request. If you cannot join the training faculty this week, we still want to hear from you, as this programme will be running over several weeks.

Hotel accommodation and food will be provided, plus all travel expenses reimbursed. Self-employed people will be paid in line with NHS Agenda for Change.

If you have any capacity to help, please complete the form by clicking on this link and you will be contacted within the next 24 hours.

Coronavirus programme is now available via AICC

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The free, open access programme includes key materials to help the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.

AICC information: For those organisations that use our AICC functionality to launch our sessions on their own organisation’s Learning Management System (LMS), AICC Links to the sessions are now available on the following link:
https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/home/aiccreport.  (In the programme section clear the list by unselecting ‘All Programmes’ and then specifically click on the ‘Coronavirus COVID-19’ programme to restrict the list).

The Coronavirus programme currently includes limited resources, but we will add more content in the coming days and weeks. The additional content will include new sessions and content curated from different sources such as existing HEE e-LfH sessions and materials from other organisations including NHS England and NHS Improvement or the World Health Organization.  For more information about the programme visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.

For any assistance on using these links via AICC, please contact our support

desk support@e-lfh.org.uk.

Free, open access to COVID-19 e-learning programme for entire UK health and care workforce

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in*, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.

The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

The Coronavirus programme currently includes limited resources, but we will add more content in the coming days and weeks. The additional content will include new sessions and content curated from different sources such as existing HEE e-LfH sessions and materials from other organisations such as NHS England and NHS Improvement or the World Health Organization.

Content in the Coronavirus programme currently includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Critical Care Resources
  • RCGP learning
  • Invasive Ventilation
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • Induction of International and Returning GPs
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

HEE e-LfH has removed the requirement to log in to access the Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme to make it as easy as possible for the health and care workforce to access the learning resources. However, be aware that accessing the content without logging in means that your learning activity won’t be tracked and you won’t create a learning record. If you wish to have a learning record to demonstrate your compliance you will need to have an e-LfH account and be logged in. You can register for an e-LfH account using any email address.

For more information about the programme, which is free for the health and care workforce to access without the need to register, visit www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus .

Another HEE resource, SCRIPT e-learning, is now freely available to anyone with a NHS email address. For more information visit www.safepresciber.org, email info@safeprescriber.org and or follow @safeprescriber on Twitter.

Health Literacy

Posted on: March 19th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Health Education England (HEE) have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning module for people working in health and care to understand the role health literacy plays in the health and social care systems.

Health literacy is about people having enough knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to use health information, to be active partners in their care, and to navigate health and social care systems. Therefore, to access, assess and apply health information, people need to be health literate. People working in health and social care need to be aware of health literacy and of the techniques that can help to increase understanding.

The e-learning resource takes about 30 mins to complete. At the end of the module learners will know why health literacy is important and how to use some simple techniques including TeachBack, chunk and check, using pictures and simple language to improve communication and check understanding with others. After each section learners complete an action plan detailing how they plan to use the techniques in practice. This plan can be used as evidence of learning in appraisals or professional portfolios.

This e-learning resource is pitched educationally as an introduction to health literacy, why it is important and the core techniques that can be used to improve health literacy. The resource supports a more blended approach to learning and spreading awareness of health literacy, building on the NES resource in The Health Literacy Place and HEE’s health literacy toolkit .

For more information about the free Health Literacy e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/health-literacy/.

Health Education England (HEE) has developed a live streaming in Postgraduate Medical Education survey.

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

Health Education England (HEE) has developed a survey to research the opinions and experiences of doctors in England around the use of live streaming in Postgraduate Medical Education.

You are invited to complete this survey if you:

  • are based in England
  • have completed a medical degree/postgraduate medical qualification
  • have also completed at least one year of postgraduate medical training that qualifies you to hold a licence to practice medicine in the UK.

All doctors are invited to complete the survey whether they have experience of live streaming or not.

The information collected in this survey will be used to support HEE to conduct research and development work in this area.

This survey should take around 15 minutes to complete. The closing date for responses is midnight on Friday 3 April 2020.

The survey can be found here: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/live-streaming-in-pgme-final.

How can a new radiology trainee approach the level of knowledge required to complete the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examinations and core radiology training?

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

The knowledge and skills required are broad, but the trainee is also required to know them in detail. Add to this the fact that much of this knowledge is new, as radiology, particularly the physics, is not well covered during medical school or foundation training. There is so much to cover, with so many possible resources out there. Books provide a lot of information, but can be difficult to digest and retain, and can become out of date quickly in such an ever-changing field. There are many online resources, but it is hard to know which to trust.

Dr Mark PhillipsThe Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists in collaboration with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare to address this issue. I have used it throughout my training and have been successful in all of my FRCR exams on first attempt and have progressed from core training into sub-specialty training satisfactorily.

The R-ITI modules cover all the required knowledge of the curriculum, and practical skills such as procedures. The interactive nature makes them more engaging, which is essential for long revision sessions! They also undergo regular review and updates, so as to remain relevant.

If you are finding the prospect of tackling the entirety of the FRCR syllabus daunting, then I would highly recommend looking at the R-ITI modules on offer, as a way of breaking it down into more manageable blocks. Alternatively, you may have a specific topic in your subspecialty interest that you have been struggling with, in which case you may wish to check the R-ITI library for an interactive module to help you.

Whatever your need, check with R-ITI first.

 

For more information about R-ITI, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiology/.

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