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TEL News February 2021

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

February’s edition of TEL News includes an update of the Speciality Training Gaps Project and details of the Access to IT project. There is also information about updates to paramedic and MindEd e-learning resources linked to COVID-19.

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

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 29

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Key Messages and links to 3 February 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Messages from our Chief Executive’s Office
  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly messages from HEE:

Read recent messages from Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, HEE.

My priority is our people – those working with us now and in the future

Coming together to weather the storm – the cultural impact of COVID

HEE COVID-19 LATEST UPDATES:

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage for October 2020 onwards. It will provide guidance and information from HEE, which applies to all students and trainees. This webpage also includes HEE COVID-19 Surge Guidance.

We are supporting all professions to rapidly grow to meet the needs of patients by:

Supporting trainees through the pandemic

Health Education England (HEE) is continuing to support the collective response to this pandemic. We are working to support the wider system in delivering vital services, but also need to fulfil our responsibility to look after our trainees and meet their educational and training needs to become the future specialist workforce.

We are all aware of the tremendous work done by doctors during the pandemic, many of them have had their training disrupted as they provide support to patients suffering from Covid and as routine services have been affected. HEE is working closely with medical royal colleges, the GMC, NHSE &I, hospitals and trainees themselves to ensure that we get training back on track as we come out of the pandemic.

View our latest update for medical and dental trainees from Professor Simon Gregory.

The impact of COVID-19 on the future of advanced and consultant practice

In May 2020, Health Education England (HEE) commissioned a two-week, crowdsourcing, online workshop to generate insight into the lived experiences of advanced and consultant practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key findings: Advanced Practitioners skills and abilities were recognised and trusted, they were used to their full capability and potential and were able to embrace the challenge of COVID-19. But more needed to be done to ensure their skills are recognised and unleashed across the board.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Survey

HEE’s RePAIR (Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention) team have published the results of a survey to capture the experience of pre-registration nurses, midwives and AHPs (Allied Health Professionals) during wave one of the pandemic. Read The Impact of COVID-19 on Students’ Survey – Key Findings

We are ensuring core HEE work to support our NHS colleagues continues:

Dental RCP webinar

A webinar was held on Wednesday 27 January on RCPs for dental trainees. The webinar included updates on foundation, core, specialty and wellbeing. The recording and Q&As can be found on our Dental Covid-19 webpage.

We are making sure all professions have the training they need to make a difference:

Learning resources to support the workforce in responding to the pandemic

The HEE e-Learning for Healthcare Coronavirus e-learning programme was launched in March 2020 and includes resources for all members of the health and care workforce.  To date it has seen over 4million session launches.

Three animations have recently been added to the Coronavirus programme.  The animations are designed to support care home staff in preventing future outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes.   The videos are designed to be used by social care staff from a variety of backgrounds.  The videos contain clear simple messaging around PPE, the NHS Test and Trace processes and keeping safe while getting to and from work.

The animations can be accessed in the Resources for Health and Care Home Staff in Care Home Settings area of the programme.

Rapid training and education resources for critical care 

To support staff being redeployed into critical care during the pandemic, the London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) has worked in partnership with HEE e-LfH to develop a range of resources to support staff.

This includes:

Follow the links above to access each resource and visit the LTLC page on the e-LfH website for further support.

The website includes key resources to help individuals, educators and systems prepare for and work during surges in capacity. In recognition of the time pressure staff are under, these are designed to be short bite-sized learning that can be read or watched in advance, on the move or on the ward. The resources are for all staff, regardless of profession, and can be undertaken as self-directed learning or delivered by educators or trainers.

Please share these resources with those who may find it helpful – whether that’s individuals who have been or may be redeployed and those supporting them.

The LTLC was established in 2020, aimed at increasing the capacity of the critical care workforce in London to help prepare for a second surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital. If you need to get in touch, email ltlc@hee.nhs.uk.

COVID-19 vaccination e-learning resources

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme.  The e-learning programme is designed to provide the health and care workforce involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of the vaccine and deliver the vaccine programme effectively.

The programme currently consists of a core knowledge session, the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 Pfizer-BioNTech session, the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca session and accompanying assessment sessions for each.  Additional sessions will be added as new vaccines are approved.

This e-learning programme provides theoretical training.  Practical training in vaccine administration, and assessment and sign-off competency is also required before administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

To date there have been more than 1.6million session launches of the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination programme with more than 43,000 nursing and midwifery professionals and over 34,000 medical and dental professionals already completed the e-learning sessions.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the COVID-19 vaccination programme page.

Updates that have been made to the vaccination e-learning programme content since they were launched will be available on the e-LfH website.

The Learning Hub – A guide to compassionate care and communication during the pandemic now available

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

The guide, Talking to relatives – COVID-19 compassionate phone communication is now available on the Learning Hub and provides health and care professionals with a simple framework for communicating concepts including uncertain recovery as well as tips for compassionate conversations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been, and continues to be, a need to support health and care staff with compassionate care and communication with each other, patients and their relatives.  The guide has been developed by Dr Antonia Field-Smith and Dr Louise Robinson from the Palliative Care Team, West Middlesex Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.  As palliative medicine physicians, Drs Field-Smith and Robinson wanted to share a simple framework for health and care professionals and support those who may have been deployed to a setting this is unfamiliar to them and who may not be so experienced in these conversations.

It only takes a few minutes to contribute a resource to the Learning Hub. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an e-Learning for Healthcare username and password or NHS OpenAthens user account details or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details. Select “Contribute a new resource” and populate the form with details including the resource title, type, description and author details.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far.

We are making sure all professions have the digital skills they need to make a difference:

Join us at HETT Reset

Kick-start the new year with complimentary CPD-certified e-learning HETT Reset, (08-12 February 2021), a digital health and healthtech event designed for healthcare professionals, by healthcare professionals.

With healthcare organisations seeking to lock in the gains and progress made by the sudden and unprecedented transformation in the use of digital health services in response to COVID-19, it will cover topics critical to the successful adoption and integration of technology in all healthcare settings.

We are proud to be supporting HETT Reset and have some exciting sessions planned over the 5-day event including:

Health Education England: Shaping the workforce that Spearheads the NHS Digital Revolution, with Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation and Transformation, Chris Munsch, Senior Clinical Advisor, TEL Programme and Hatim Abdulhussein, Clinical Fellow AI and Robotics programme.

Other HEE speakers include James Freed – CIO, Sue Lacey Bryant National – Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services, Dr Neil Ralph – Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas – Head of Blended Learning and Digital Literacy, Harpreet Sood – NED, and Mark Nicholas – Chief Social Worker, NHS Digital and Health Education England.

See the full agenda and register free on the HETT Reset website. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

By following @NHS_HealthEdEng you can keep up to date with new information and resources as they are published. Most importantly are the notifications of webinars being broadcast during the week.

Right now, making sure we are communicating properly is obviously incredibly important. If there’s any information you think is missing on HEE’s webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 28

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Key Messages and links to 20 January 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Messages from our Chief Executive’s Office
  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly messages from HEE:

Read recent messages from Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, HEE.

There is so much happening behind the scenes

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures

HEE COVID-19 LATEST UPDATES:

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage for October 2020 onwards. It will provide guidance and information from HEE, which applies to all students and trainees. This webpage also includes HEE COVID-19 Surge Guidance.

Nursing Student Support guidance during COVID-19

Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced a set of emergency standards that enables final year nursing students (not including those in their final year of a two-year postgraduate diploma programme) to undertake up to 100 percent of their time in clinical practice while that standard remains in effect.

Student guidance has been produced with the aim to provide information to all nursing students in England as to what this means for them during this time. The guidance is focused on how students can support the health and care system during this time of emergency and how we will support their health and wellbeing and their education.

Latest update on 2021 specialty recruitment – release of candidates and doctors in postgraduate training for recruitment and assessments.

The four statutory Education Bodies have worked closely together to agree contingency arrangements for postgraduate medical education and training during the COVID-19 outbreak. Joint statements are available here.

Healthcare Learners’ Coronavirus Advice Guide

The Healthcare Learners Coronavirus Advice Guide aims to serve as an aid to healthcare learners to provide them with useful hints, tips and advice to use during the current COVID-19 pandemic and to protect against other infections. The advice given in this document has been collated from questions posed to HEE and experiences shared by healthcare learners working on the front line.

Webinar on the Covid-19 vaccine and options for cancer patients

GatewayC, a free online cancer education platform developed for primary care professionals across England, is funded by Health Education England and helps users to identify, refer and support patients with symptoms on a suspected cancer pathway. GatewayC’s latest webinar – COVID-19 Vaccine for Cancer Patients – is on Wednesday 27 January (13:00 – 13:30).

HEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION CORE PRIORITY UPDATES –

We are supporting all professions to rapidly grow to meet the needs of patients by:

Latest figures show welcome rise in university acceptances to study for the allied health professions

University acceptances to study for the allied health professions (AHPs) in England rose by an encouraging 17.5 per cent last year compared with 2019, latest figures reveal.

Acceptances rose in all regions, and for all the AHP subjects except one, where the numbers remained static.

It follows a concerted campaign by Health Education England involving a number of initiatives to drive recruitment to the AHP professions. These include raising the profile of the AHPs in the armed forces, in association with Step into Health, and teaming up with the online WoW (World of Work) Show to inspire young people about their future careers.

Applications for the Scientist Training Programme (STP)

The National School of Healthcare Science is delighted to announce that applications for the 2021 Scientist Training Programme (STP) open on Monday 25th January.

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme trainees will also complete a part-time master’s degree at the university offering the chosen specialism.

Trainees will complete the programme and be employed at a local level by an NHS Trust in England on a fixed term training contract salaried at AfC band 6.

The number of positions available varies each year, this year we are planning to offer jobs to over 300 successful applicants.

Anyone interested in applying to the programme can join our Q&A webinar on Thursday 28 January at 2:00pm. Click here for further details.

We are ensuring core HEE work to support our NHS colleagues continues:

RCP Dental Webinar – Wednesday 27 January at 7pm

Join us for a webinar on Review of Competency Progression for dental. Including updates on foundation, core and specialty as well as answering questions on the night.

Ask questions in advance

Link to join the webinar on the night

New initial education and training standards for pharmacists published by the General Pharmaceutical Council

HEE has welcomed the new initial education and training standards for pharmacists published by the General Pharmaceutical Council. These standards will ensure that skilled pharmacists will play an integral part in the future healthcare workforce.

HEE will work with partners to provide a programme to realise the new standards. Changes will include the current pre-registration year evolving into a Foundation year and will be informed by the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme. This will entail evolving support for trainees and supervisors.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – New “Getting exam ready” resources

The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme is helping learners to develop their practice and prepare for the delayed registration assessment. The programme offers access to educational supervision, a bespoke library of resources, learning events and more.

Learners are currently focused on the delayed registration assessment, with the GPhC confirming March dates. The programme team is developing a series of resources to help learners get ‘exam ready’. The first session aims to focus learners’ revision by helping them to create a good study plan and calm down their nerves. This first video session is available via the Learning Hub and can also be listened to as a podcast.

We encourage all provisionally registered pharmacists to sign up for the programme to benefit from all the support available. The closing deadline has been extended until 10th May 2021 and you can find out more on the IFPP website.

Those working in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice can further benefit by joining the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway 2020/21. Cohort 2 opened this month, and you can find out more on the CPPE website.

We are making sure all professions have the training they need to make a difference:

New e-learning sessions available for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the ninth update about the programme.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to be completed in 2021 to support your training needs.

What’s new?

There are 90 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Correlating Ultrasound and Mammography
  • Clinical Relevance of Breast Density Measurement in the UK
  • Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Medicolegal Considerations in Breast Imaging.
  • Standard Mammographic Views

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready. For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including access to the e-learning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

Respiratory Physiotherapy programme author wins Dean’s Award

Congratulation to Debbie Thackray, author of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH)’s Respiratory Physiotherapy e-learning programme, for winning the Faculty of Environmental Life Sciences (FELS) Dean’s Award for outstanding contribution in education for 2019/20.

Additional learning resources, including case studies, will be added to the Respiratory Physiotherapy programme in early 2021. For more information or to access the programme, visit the Respiratory Physiotherapy programme page.

The Learning Hub – suite of resources for midwives available to access

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

Colleagues across health and care have been uploading resources and there are now 850 resources available to access and share with colleagues. The resources cover a variety of subjects including role specific content, mental health, COVID-19 resources (including self-swabbing) and how technology is being used to support simulation-based education and remote teaching during the pandemic.

Existing contributions of content to the Learning Hub include a suite of resources for hospital and community-based midwives from the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network:

Managing respiratory tract secretions in self-ventilating babies

Community midwives poster

Keeping babies warm

Use of donor breast milk

The success of the Learning Hub relies on new resources being added

Hundreds of colleagues working across health and care have contributed resources to the Learning Hub to enable other colleagues to learn from and enhance the learning experience the Learning Hub can provide. The success of the Learning Hub relies on new resources being added and the Learning Hub team is grateful to those who have already contributed content and is keen to encourage more people to share their resources.

It only takes a few minutes to contribute a resource to the Learning Hub. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an e-Learning for Healthcare username and password or NHS OpenAthens user account details or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details. Select “Contribute a new resource” and populate the form with details including the resource title, type, description and author details.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far.

We are making sure all professions have the digital skills they need to make a difference:

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care.

The survey, from the NHS AI Lab (NHSX) with the support of the AHSN Network, will identify key developments within AI space, understand the settings that AI-driven technologies are being developed for, as well as the importance of education, medical classification, ethics and wider system support for the deployment of these technologies. Complete the survey now.

FURTHER INFORMATION

By following @NHS_HealthEdEng you can keep up to date with new information and resources as they are published. Most importantly are the notifications of webinars being broadcast during the week.

Right now, making sure we are communicating properly is obviously incredibly important. If there’s any information you think is missing on HEE’s webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care.

The survey, from the NHS AI Lab (NHSX) with the support of the AHSN Network, will identify key developments within AI space, understand the settings that AI-driven technologies are being developed for, as well as the importance of education, medical classification, ethics and wider system support for the deployment of these technologies.

Dr Indra Joshi, Director of AI for NHSX, says the findings will influence the work of the NHS AI Lab: “The NHS AI Lab is committed to accelerating the safe, ethical and effective adoption of AI in health and social care.

“This survey enables commissioners and innovators to inform the Lab’s work so the UK continues to be a leading place to develop and test AI-driven technologies at scale for use in health and care.”

Complete the survey now

Foundation programme – January 2021 update

Posted on: January 14th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme:Professional Capability: 2
Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust sessions:

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at any time during your foundation training.

HORUS and TURAS link to e-LfH e-learning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

New sessions added to the e-LPRAS programme

Posted on: January 12th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to add new content to the e-Learning Programme for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS).

e-LPRAS offers a wide range of sessions covering the knowledge-base of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from speciality training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The e-learning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

14 new sessions have been added to the programme and one existing session has been updated.

New sessions are:

  • Applied Anatomy of the Compartments of the Leg (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Applied Anatomy of the Gluteal Region and Buttocks (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Carcinogenesis (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Classification and Aetiology of Pressure Ulcers (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)
  • Congenital Anomalies of the Tendons in the Hand (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Metacarpal Fractures (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Dupuytren’s Disease (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Paget’s Disease (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Pilonidal Sinus (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)
  • Reconstruction of the Burned Scalp (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Treatment of Cutaneous Capillary Malformations (Module 4 – Congenital Head, Neck and Skin)
  • Umbilical Reconstruction (Module 7 – Lower Trunk)

The updated session is:

  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Healing (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, visit the e-LPRAS programme page.

Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning updated

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Wellbeing of Women charity to update the Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning programme.

The programme is primarily designed for internal medicine trainees but will also be of use to others in ACCS (Acute Care Common Stem), obstetrics and anaesthesia and allied health professionals.

Every year a small number of women in the UK die in pregnancy or the puerperium. The main causes of maternal death are medical complications including cardiac disease, neurological disease and sepsis.

Trainee physicians only encounter pregnant women occasionally and may not have a working knowledge of either the dynamic physiology of pregnancy or the effect this has on interpretation of examination findings and laboratory investigations. This may lead to a delay in the timely and appropriate management of the acutely unwell pregnant women.

The six sessions within the module have been reviewed and updated to represent current knowledge and guidelines. They are:

  • The physiology of pregnancy
  • Medical disorders complicating pregnancy
  • Prescribing safely in pregnancy
  • Clinical assessment of the pregnant patient
  • Communication and co-ordination of care for the complex obstetric patient
  • Common and important clinical scenarios: sepsis and thromboembolism

Each session includes interactive exercises, case examples and short videos.

More information and access details are available on the Medical Problems in Pregnancy programme page.

The programme evaluation survey is now live and available within the updated sessions.

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

Posted on: January 6th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new session on The management of diabetes at the end of life has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning programme.

This new session explores the prevalence of diabetes, therapeutic approaches and practical decision making in patients who are approaching the end of life.

Ten sessions have also recently been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

Welcome to your December 2020 update about the Foundation e-learning programme

Posted on: December 17th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The Foundation e-learning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the e-LfH Foundation e-learning programme:

Professional Capability: 19
Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice

Sessions:

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at any time during your foundation training.

HORUS and TURAS link to e-LfH e-learning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

We have also included an update about the SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery portfolio for foundation trainee doctors. 

SCRIPT e-learning for safer prescribing

Created in 2010, the SCRIPT e-learning programme was developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media and commissioned by Health Education England.

The e-learning is designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and optimal medicines management among healthcare professionals.

How effective is e-learning?

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Working Group on education recently conducted a review to identify and assess the effects of digital learning on learner-related and clinically relevant outcomes.

They concluded that “e-learning is the most-used type of digital learning for safe and effective prescribing education and is efficacious in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate prescribers the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes“.

About the SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery portfolio for foundation trainee doctors

The SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery e-learning portfolio for foundation trainee doctors is a collection of 49 modules, delivered through a dedicated learning platform, that have been specifically designed to help improve the prescribing competency and safety of foundation doctors.  The portfolio is freely available to all foundation schools in England.

A module usually takes approximately one hour to complete but does not have to be completed in one sitting. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

How do I access the programme?

Anyone with a @nhs.net or @nhs.uk e-mail address can access SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery for free.

Where can I get support with the SCRIPT e-learning programme?

In addition to individual access, all foundation schools are provided with a dedicated instance of SCRIPT specific to their region, including a full trainee reporting and monitoring tool. If you represent a foundation school and would like further information on this, please email Nicholas Blackwell to discuss it further.

If you are new to e-learning, or have a question about the e-learning modules, Nicholas Blackwell will be running virtual live demos on the following dates from 10am to 11am:

  • Tuesday 15 December 2020
  • Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Tuesday 16 February 2021

During the sessions you will:

  • Have a tour of the SCRIPT user experience
  • Run through a summary of the different SCRIPT variants
  • View some example SCRIPT module content
  • Take a look at the trainee data analytics, management and reporting tool

The virtual demos will be conducted over Microsoft Teams and joining instructions are available by contacting Nicholas.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies