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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.

New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT e-learning

Posted on: December 16th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT e-learning now available

New Telephone Assessment for Colorectal STT e-learning now available
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed a new e-learning programme on the Telephone Assessment for Colorectal Straight-to-test pathway (STT).
The NHS England Rapid cancer diagnostic and assessment pathways guidance features nurse-led assessment as a core element of the colorectal cancer STT pathway. This assessment can be carried out via a telephone consultation and the e-learning prepares nurses to undertake this role.
The training is suitable for experienced colorectal nurses or endoscopists who will be undertaking telephone assessment for colorectal cancer STT pathways as part of their clinical role.
The e-learning programme consists of six modules:

  • Introduction to telephone assessment and the STT pathway
  • Assessment: symptoms
  • Assessment: co-morbidities and functional status
  •  Consent
  • Undertaking the telephone assessment
  • Wrap up: what happens next for patient and for trainee

To complete the course, learners need to complete both the above modules and undertake observed triaged phone calls which will be approved by a supervisor from their own department. This e-learning course includes downloadable guidance for learners and departments as well as documentation for learners to record their progress.

More information, including access details, is available on the programme page.

New HCSW2020 Accelerated Care Certificate e-Learning programme now available

Posted on: December 15th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, Indeed and Skills for Care to develop the HCSW2020 Accelerated Care Certificate e-learning programme.

To meet the needs of staff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HCSW2020 (Health Care Support Worker) recruitment programme has been established. This aims to accelerate HCSW supply and reduce vacancies across mental health, acute care, community, primary care, midwifery, learning disabilities, and children and young people services.

This e-learning will support the induction of HCSWs and uses a mix of existing e-LfH resources and practical competency-based learning. Due to the demands of the pandemic, the Care Certificate will be accelerated to deliver an induction programme and training for colleagues. This model of delivery will not affect the high quality of the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is a set of 15 standards and competencies delivered through theory and practice to support the induction for healthcare support colleagues who are new to health and care and to ensure they have the necessary skills to deliver high quality care. The Care Certificate covers the required skills needed to be caring, giving health and care professionals, providing a good basis to further develop knowledge and skills.

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, please visit the HCSW2020 Accelerated Care Certificate e-learning programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 25

Posted on: December 14th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Key Messages and links to 9th December 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly 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.

During such a challenging economic time, we welcome continued investment in the NHS workforce

An immense national endeavour

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Delivery

HEE is continuing to support the national COVID-19 vaccination programme. Our Chief Nurse, Professor Mark Radford, is leading on workforce for the vaccination national rollout.

Our Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team has worked with Public Health England to provide learning resources for healthcare professionals to administer the vaccine on the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub. The training package has been completed by over 16,000 clinical professionals have completed the additional training needed to join the vaccination effort, with thousands more expected to follow over the coming days. We have also worked with NHS Test and Trace to produce a self-swab instruction video. The instructional film is hosted on the Learning Hub and supported by written instructions. To date the film has been viewed over 275,000 times.

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

HEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION CORE PRIORITY UPDATES –

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

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update

We continue to encourage all eligible pharmacists to sign up for the Interim Foundation Programme (IFPP). This is especially relevant now that the GPhC registration assessment dates have been published. Clarity over the assessment dates will allow provisional pharmacists to plan their revision and their foundation learning with employers.

The IFPP is designed to support provisional pharmacists bridge the transition from pre-registration training to independent practice. This includes access to high quality learning and revision content including events, and access to educational supervision support for those in employment.

On 4 December, we delivered the first IFPP learning event: Using human factors to support clinical decision making in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. We also encourage provisional pharmacists and their education supervisors to book on new online sessions with the RPS this month, to learn more about how to use the E-portfolio to support development through the IFPP.

It’s not too late to sign up for the IFPP. Please encourage provisionally registered pharmacists to register for the programme and find out more on the IFPP website.

The programme team is sending regular updates about the IFPP. We encourage you to subscribe to these updates by emailing fpp@hee.nhs.uk, stating ‘IFPP Updates’ in the subject header.

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

ARCP Webinar

A webinar on ARCPs (Annual Review of Competency Progression) is being held for doctors in training on Wednesday 16 December. The webinar will provide feedback on the ARCP experience survey undertaken during the first wave of the pandemic, an update on latest guidance and processes and live Q&As.

New NHS Education Funding Guide (2020/21)

HEE has now published its first national NHS Education Funding Guide, covering the current (2020/21) financial year.

The Guide describes HEE’s funding offers to learners, educational institutions, employers and placement providers in support of the education and training of professional roles. It supports HEE’s drive to increase transparency and understanding of the funding that flows into the educational environment to support the development of the future NHS workforce. Systems/placement providers/employers can reference the Guide in discussions about where education and training funding flows within their own local systems, and as a tool to support considerations of how this money can be maximised to support learners/trainees and the learning environment.

You can view the Guide here. A new version of the Guide will be prepared to detail the funding offer for the 2021/22 financial year. If you have any questions or comments to consider for the next version, please send them through to educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk

A national library discovery service for the NHS in England: Health Education England (HEE) partners with EBSCO Information Services

HEE is committed to enabling all NHS staff and learners to freely access library and knowledge services, so that they can use the best available knowledge and evidence to deliver excellent healthcare. We can now announce that HEE will be working with EBSCO Information Services to provide a national gateway to high-quality knowledge resources and the trusted expertise of local library and knowledge services staff. Using EBSCO’s Discovery Service™ (EDS) customisable solution, NHS staff and learners will get fast, easy access to the information they need.
After a thorough competitive tendering process, work starts now with a view to launch in early autumn 2021 https://lnkd.in/dAfFR5s

Discover the HEE Star

Our The national Workforce Transformation team has just released their new animation explaining the #HEEStar journey to faster, more effective NHS workforce redesign giving a more accessible and concise description of the innovative model.

COVID-19 response in England: the role of HEE funded BMJ Best Practice for NHS staff

During the first wave of the pandemic, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust had to make changes to how it managed clinical practice, to create capacity to take in patients with COVID-19. For some of the trust’s medical staff, this also included moving to respiratory care and the new COVID-19 wards. However, as medical staff of all grades and students prepared to meet this challenge, they needed education and support to help them in their new roles. HEE’s Library and Knowledge Services have had a direct impact using the team’s expertise and using BMJ Best Practice to support their frontline colleagues during the pandemic and beyond.

HEE Star training success leads to a further, system-based roll out

Following the successful delivery of training in the HEE Star to those with expertise across the AHSN Network, a further offer has now been developed for colleagues leading workforce redesign in local health and care systems.

In We Are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21, HEE committed to training up to 50% of STP/ICS workforce leads in the Star methodology. Between November this year and March 2021, 126 nominated delegates from systems across the country will be trained in the established methodology, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to lead a structured approach to workforce redesign at local provider and system level.

In addition to this, an optional ‘train the trainer’ programme is in development and will be available as a further module for attendees, allowing spread of the learning within organisations and across systems.

In the meantime, organisations can contact their regional HEE Workforce Transformation teams for support and guidance.

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

e-Learning sessions support paramedics caring for mother and baby

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) worked with the College of Paramedics to develop ten bite-sized sessions to develop paramedics’ knowledge of childbirth, maternal emergencies and care of newborn babies.

Written and edited by paramedic-midwife, Aimee Yarrington, each session in the maternity and newborn care for paramedics’ module was designed to build confidence and competence in experienced paramedics, students and assistant practitioners when caring for mother and baby in a wide range of scenarios such as normal birth, breech birth, peripartum haemorrhage and newborn life support.

The module covers the following topics:

  • Ante-partum haemorrhage
  • Birth
  • Breech birth
  • Care of the newborn
  • Cord prolapse
  • Maternal resuscitation
  • Newborn life support
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia
  • Shoulder dystocia

Each interactive session can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

To register for this e-learning module or for more information, please visit the e-LfH website.

Newborn Hearing Screening Programme updated

HEE e-LfH has worked with Public Health England to update the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP).

The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means that parents can get the advice and support they need as soon as possible after birth.

The new screening sessions within the e-learning are:

Unit 1 – Introduction to the NHSP and informed choice

Unit 2 – The ear and hearing

Unit 3 – The NHSP care pathway and quality assurance

Unit 4 – The screening tests

Unit 5 – Screening outcomes

Unit 6 – The NHSP national IT system (S4H) and screening equipment

Unit 7 – NHSP knowledge update

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

Delivering sensory health services e-learning programme now live

HEE has worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement to create an interactive e-learning resource to help healthcare professionals deliver sensory health checks to children and young people with learning disabilities and autism.

The Delivering sensory health services e-learning programme is designed to support dentists and their teams, eye care specialists (including opticians and optometrists, and supporting staff) and audiologists who carry out these sensory health checks.

Some children and young people with learning disabilities and autism can have difficulties understanding, receiving, and responding to information and may experience sensory processing difficulties.  People with these issues may have an adverse reaction to anything that under or overstimulates their senses, such as light, sound, touch, taste, or smell. This can affect their behaviour and ability to interact with other people making it more difficult for them to access health checks.

The programme outlines:

  • What to consider when communicating with children and young people and their families in these schools or colleges
  • How to work with other professionals to help support whilst in situ and provide this support
  • To help prepare beforehand in order to understand how a particular school or college works.
  • Specific topics on autism and behaviours that can be a challenge and what sensory impairment means to the patient.
  • How to reduce/avoid this sensory overload whilst caring for the individual.

The resource may also be useful for other health and care professionals working in these settings for the first time.

Other organisations who supported the development of the resource include:  The National Association of Special Schools, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Seeability, University College London and University College Hospital.

Access the Delivering sensory health services programme.

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.

Newborn Hearing Screening Programme updated

Posted on: December 9th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with Public Health England to update the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP).

The newborn hearing screening test helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible. This means that parents can get the advice and support they need as soon as possible after birth.

The new screening sessions within the e-learning are:

Unit 1 – Introduction to the NHSP and informed choice
Unit 2 – The ear and hearing
Unit 3 – The NHSP care pathway and quality assurance
Unit 4 – The screening tests
Unit 5 – Screening outcomes
Unit 6 – The NHSP national IT system (S4H) and screening equipment
Unit 7 – NHSP knowledge update

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

New Delivering sensory health services e-learning

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Delivering sensory health services e-learning programme now live

Health Education England has worked in partnership with NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) to create an interactive e-learning resource to help healthcare professionals deliver sensory health checks to children and young people with learning disabilities and autism.

The Delivering sensory health services e-learning programme is designed to support dentists and their teams, eye care specialists (including opticians and optometrists, and supporting staff) and audiologists who carry out these sensory health checks.

Some children and young people with learning disabilities and autism can have difficulties understanding, receiving, and responding to information and may experience sensory processing difficulties. People with these issues may have an adverse reaction to anything that under or overstimulates their senses, such as light, sound, touch, taste, or smell. This can affect their behaviour and ability to interact with other people making it more difficult for them to access health checks.

The programme outlines:

  • What to consider when communicating with children and young people and their families in these schools or colleges
  • How to work with other professionals to help support whilst in situ and provide this support
  • To help prepare beforehand in order to understand how a particular school or college works.
  • Specific topics on autism and behaviours that can be a challenge and what sensory impairment means to the patient.
  • How to reduce/avoid this sensory overload whilst caring for the individual.

The resource may also be useful for other health and care professionals working in these settings for the first time.

Other organisations who supported the development of the resource include: The National Association of Special Schools, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, Seeability, University College London and University College Hospital.

Access the Delivering sensory health services programme.

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