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New content added to the e-Endoscopy programme

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy e-learning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) course is aimed at endosonographers undertaking or planning to undertake endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue sampling by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or fine-needle biopsy (FNB).

The Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills (ENTS) course provides a comprehensive overview of the communication, teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, judgement, and decision-making skills necessary to undertake endoscopy effectively. It is recommended by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy that all clinicians working in endoscopy complete these modules. The course includes the following sessions:

  • Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills
  • Respiratory Depression: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership
  • Perforation in Endoscopy: Situational Awareness & Judgement and Decision Making
  • Upper GI Bleed: ENTS in Action

For more information about the Endoscopy programme, including details of how to access the e-learning content, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/endoscopy/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 19

Posted on: September 17th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 16th September 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly messages from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from HEE:

Messages guest edited by Professor Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director and Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse. Read the messages here:

Health and Wellbeing Matters

Supporting the NHS to continue to deliver safe and high-quality care

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

Funding boost for clinical placements growth and teaching – HEE has announced that £15m will be made available through its clinical placement expansion programme to increase clinical placements in the NHS and support growth in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and all the other allied health professions. This represents a 50% increase in the funding previously pledged. These additional placements will expand the pipeline of our future NHS workforce across the health and social care system, meaning more healthcare professionals across the health and social care system.

Transforming Mental Health Social Work report launched – An interactive report on Transforming Mental Health Social Work has been launched by HEE. The document highlights the important roles that mental health social work and approved mental health professionals deliver across the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring the social model of mental health is at the core of our integrated services.

Population Health Fellowships restart in September – HEE will restart the first national Population Health Fellowship for NHS clinical staff in England on 15 September. This aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs and is a full 12-month programme. Find further information here.

Applications still open for new HEE fellowships to help NHS staff shape the digital healthcare revolution – HEE is inviting candidates for 30 new digital health fellowships aimed at helping clinical professionals build digital health expertise into their careers in the second cohort of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships. Recruitment opened on September 1 and runs until September 30. Find further information on the fellowships programme and how to apply.

Updates from the National School of Healthcare Science – HEE’s National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) have announced changes to the completion of the Scientist Training Programme, which leads to Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

As of September 2020:

  • The NSHCS will report directly to HCPC for the delivery of the Scientist Training Programme.
  • Trainees completing the programme will be awarded their Certificate of Completion by the School, which will entitle them to apply to the HCPC for registration.

Find further information on the completion of the Scientist Training Programme.

Meanwhile NSHCS and AHCS, along with the Institute of Biomedical Science, Royal College of Pathologists and Manchester Academy of Healthcare Scientist Education are widening the eligibility criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training. The new criteria will allow appropriately qualified senior Biomedical Scientists, who can demonstrate ability to work at Level 7, to apply to join the programme. Find further information on the new criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – This new education and training programme, funded by HEE, has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides a unique opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

Registration for the programme is live and our dedicated programme website provides guidance on eligibility and how to register.

Two new handbooks have recently been published to guide pharmacists and supervisors through the programme. These are now available on the IFPP website.

The programme team is sending weekly 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:

International Place-based Partnerships – HEE’s Interim Chief Executive Wendy Reid participated in our first international remote Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony recently. The MoU ceremony marks the formal launch of a partnership between HEE and the Consortium of Thai Medical Schools to create an international staff exchange programme for doctors and population health fellows.

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

New Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Adults module now available – HEE e-LfH added a new e-learning module on adult suicide and self-harm prevention to its MindEd programme.

The module, which is free to access, offers guidance and advice to anyone who is directly involved with caring for or in contact with those who have suicidal ideas, with or without self-harm, or those who self-harm, with or without current suicidal ideas. This could include health and care professionals, parents, carers and teachers.

The new adult module is available here: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/653238.

There are two existing modules also on suicide and self-harm to help teachers and others working with children and young people available.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

New e-learning programme aims to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing in response to COVID-19 – HEE e-LfH worked in partnership with the Department for Education to develop a new programme for teachers to support children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as they return to school and college from September 2020.

Wellbeing For Education Return – part of e-LfH’s MindEd programme – launched following an investment of £8.2millon from the Government to provide schools and colleges across England with the knowledge and resources they need to support children and young people, who have experienced trauma and loss as a result of the pandemic.

The programme, which will be delivered to schools and colleges via Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, is aimed at education professionals working with children and young people aged 5-19 in education settings. This may include pastoral leads, senior mental health leads, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, school nurses, counsellors, educational psychologists, voluntary sector providers and mental health support team clinicians/practitioners.

To access the programme free of charge, please visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/662137.

The Learning Hub – new features and functionality now available – The Learning Hub team has created a new area on the platform that details service updates and the new – features and functionalities of each release, to keep users up to date with the platform’s development.

The service updates and releases area displays, in chronological order, information about what’s new on the Learning Hub, bug fixes that have been completed and background changes that have been made to the platform.

Since the Learning Hub was launched in May 2020 there have already been an additional eight releases which include functionality for users to be able to:

  • rate a resource by awarding an overall score of between 1 and 5
  • share their opinion on their search experience via a feedback form so the Learning Hub team can learn from users’ experiences and improve it in the future
  • mark a resource as containing potentially sensitive content when contributing; enabling other users to make an informed choice whether they wish to proceed with viewing the content.

As the Learning Hub is still in its Beta phase there is still so much more to come with many additional features and functionality to be delivered which will be released in line with the product roadmap, due to be published October 2020.

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

e-FACE e-learning programme launches new module on consent – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) to develop a new e-learning module on consent.

Sessions within the module have been developed to demonstrate best practice and are aimed at Dental Core Trainees (DCTs) and specialty registrars in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS).The module aims to tackle the limited consent knowledge many trainees have by providing consent process training and a certificate is awarded once the module is complete.

The new e-FACE module includes:

  • an introduction to consent that discusses the key principles of the consent process
  • a series of short clinical scenarios that focus on commonly-performed procedures.

The Consent module joins the existing 11 modules that cover the majority of the Dental Core Training Curriculum within the e-FACE programme. The programme is designed to support junior trainees working in OMFS departments. The content is also suitable as refresher material for those starting their speciality training.

For information about the e-learning programme and to access the session, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery/

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce:

Animated Films Raise Awareness of Mental Health Support – Two new animated films have been produced by Health Education England in order to make health and care learners, as well as their supervisors, aware of the help that is available to them if they are struggling.

It is important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. Those in a position of authority should also know what is required of them and how they can help if they are approached by someone who is experiencing mental ill health.

The two new films, one aimed at learners on healthcare courses and the other aimed at supervisors can be viewed here https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/supporting-your-mental-health-wellbeing.

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.

New content added to the Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England, in partnership with Improving Practice in Performance (iPiP), have collaborated to add a new e-learning session to the Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme.

This programme provides participants with an overview of the underpinning policy changes which have informed both the development of Midwifery Continuity of Carer (MCoC) models and proposed changes of midwifery care in England.

The resource has been designed for those undertaking the HEE National Midwifery Continuity of Carer education programme and all who want to understand more about maternity models based around continuity of carer. Those may include midwives, maternity support workers, obstetricians, managers and commissioners.

The new session provides a base level of understanding of Midwifery Continuity of Carer, its policy drivers and evidence base for delivery. This session is a pre-requisite to be completed prior to attending the National Midwifery Continuity of Carer training workshops and masterclasses.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-continuity-of-carer/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 18

Posted on: September 3rd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 2nd September 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly messages from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

This week’s message focuses on helping young people and clinical professionals to navigate their route through training throughout their careers, and ensuring they have a line of sight of what the pandemic recovery means to them. We are determined to make career paths for them all. Read Wendy’s messages here:

Young people matter to us and we need to help them

Don’t let data take humanity from your leadership

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

Funding Boost for Clinical Placements – In August, Health Education England announced that £15m will be made available through its Clinical Placement Expansion Programme (CPEP) to increase clinical placements in the NHS and support growth in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and all the other Allied Health Professions.

This represents a 50% increase in the funding previously pledged.

The funding will be broken down as follows:

  • £8.2m towards an additional 7,000 nursing and midwifery clinical placements across all regions and
  • £5.8m towards an additional 3,800 allied health profession placements concentrating on the prioritised areas such as placement education facilitators with a further £1m of that investment focused on sustainable technologies.

This additional investment has been targeted to support the welcome expansion across all health professions undergraduate programmes this September.

The Department of Health and Social Care is also providing additional funding to support the lifting of the cap for medicine and dentistry courses. Read more here.

New Development Opportunity for Community Pharmacists – New continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists, coordinated by Health Education England (HEE) with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will further embed community pharmacy in urgent care pathways and help improve the care of patients presenting with minor illness.

A programme of workshops is being delivered to support community pharmacists in effective patient-facing consultations and clinical assessments for a range of common minor illnesses.

The CPD is being delivered in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE).  Workshops will be rolled out across England from September 2020.

Funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund, the workshops build on those provided since last October by CPPE to help pharmacists manage patients referred from General Practice and NHS 111 to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). Read more here.

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

New NHS Education Contract – share your views – From April 2021, Health Education England will be introducing a new NHS Education Contract to replace the varying contractual arrangements currently in place (including the Learning and Development Agreement with NHS service providers).

We believe a single standard NHS education contract, to be used by all education providers and healthcare providers in all settings, will help achieve a nationally consistent approach to HEE contracting and funding for healthcare education and training.

To help develop this new standard contract, HEE is seeking the advice of partners, especially those who use the Learning Development Agreement or may use the new NHS Education Contract in the future. This includes healthcare providers (both NHS and PIVO), education providers (Higher and Further Education), as well as Medical Schools, Dental Schools, ICSs, Training Hubs and any other body who may now or in the future receive funding from HEE for education and training.

To do this, we have created a five-question national feedback survey to receive feedback and we are inviting all HEE stakeholders to review the draft contact and complete the survey. The draft contract and the survey can be accessed here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/new-nhs-education-contract

The survey will remain open until 20 September 2020. If you have questions about the survey or the wider project, please email commissioning@hee.nhs.uk

Applications invited for new HEE fellowships to help NHS staff shape the digital healthcare revolution – Health Education England is pleased to invite candidates for 30 new digital health fellowships aimed at helping clinical professionals build digital health expertise into their careers.

Successful applicants will receive equivalent funding up to 40% of their salary to give them protected time to engage in digital initiatives.

This second cohort of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships follows recommendations in the 2019 Topol Review to ensure that the NHS leads the world in using innovative technology to benefit patients. Recruitment for this round opens on September 1 and runs until September 30.

Successful applicants will be given time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives within their employing trusts. They will have access to a programme of workshops enabling them to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients.

Applications are open to a wide range of NHS staff and candidates may be in training or in a permanent position. Current fellowship projects include a broad and exciting variety of initiatives designed to improve patient care and maximise NHS resources.

Full details about the programme and how to apply are available at: https://topol.hee.nhs.uk/digital-fellowships/

Have your say on the revised ARCP process – As the ARCP period draws to a close, we are encouraging trainees who have undertaken an ARCP to complete a short survey to help us understand experiences of the revised process during COVID-19 and the quality of information and resources provided. Feedback is vital to HEE’s Lessons Learned process, and will inform what we continue, what we discontinue, and where improvements can be made to the ARCP process going forward. The survey closes on 9 September. Have your say here

Dental trainee redeployment experiences during COVID-19 – 176 Dental trainees were redeployed across the system during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some have been frontline, some providing support in other ways. All have embraced health care sector positions that have allowed transferable skills to be utilised where there was need – providing care for patients and support for colleagues in roles such as: Family Liaison Officers at the Nightingale Hospital, COVID and non COVID wards in secondary care, supporting ICU teams, Primary Care Triple A and Urgent Dental Care services, National 111 triage, Contact Track and Trace and swabbing services to name but a few. In these short films dental trainees share their experiences of taking on these challenges and how they have gained valuable knowledge for the future.

Situational Judgement Tests from 2020 – Medical students / graduates sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in December 2020 and January 2021 will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. A computer based SJT will be introduced as part of the application process for the UK Foundation Programme from 2021. An animation film has been developed which outlines what the SJT is, the options available for sitting the SJT and processes that need to be followed. For more information visit https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/

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

The Learning Hub – a quick reminder

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

What can the Learning Hub offer you? – As the Learning Hub is being designed based on users’ needs and developed using an agile, iterative approach new features are frequently being released in line with the original plan for the Learning Hub in its current Beta phase. This agile approach means users have access to and experience the benefits of new features as quickly as possible to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Learning Hub users can:

  • contribute digital resources including e-learning, video, audio, images, web links, documents and articles
  • search for, access and rate a resource
  • report an inappropriate resource
  • access the resources and share them on social media and with colleagues.

Make a contribution – If you or your organisation have resources to share and contribute to the platform please visit: https://learninghub.nhs.uk and select “Contribute a resource”.  You can sign in to the Learning Hub either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

Coming soon – The Learning Hub team is currently working on the development of catalogues, which will enable organisations to have their own area on the Learning Hub; offering a home page with branding capability and a place for resources to be made available under an organisation’s own identity. The first release of catalogues will be available soon and enhanced with more functionality over time in line with the Learning Hub roadmap.

Take a look – Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and how this could support your organisation in sharing learning resources: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL, visit: telblog.hee.nhs.uk to read blogs about our journey so far or visit: www.hee.nhs.uk/tel.

New sessions for pharmacists available within the Educator Training Resource Programme – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the HEE London and South East Pharmacy Team (working across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex) to develop four new e-learning sessions, aimed at developing the knowledge and skills pharmacy educators require for supervising, assessing and evaluating pharmacy students in a variety of primary and secondary care settings.  Although primarily aimed for educators, the modules are also suitable for trainees on pharmacy programmes.

The e-learning sessions include:

  • Introduction to supervised learning events (SLE)
  • Mini clinical evaluation exercise (MiniCEX)
  • Care based discussion (CBD)
  • Direct observation of practical skills (DOPS)

Each e-learning session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes videos and multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge.  You may choose to dip in and out of the sessions when it is convenient to you.

These sessions complement the existing resources for pharmacy educators, which include:

  • MRCF (Medicines Related Consultation Framework)
  • Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) (Mini-TAB)
  • RITA (Record of In-service Training Assessment)

The new e-learning sessions for pharmacists are part of the Educator Training Resource Programme, accessible via the Educator Hub and the ‘Enhancing Learning Through Assessment’ module.

If you would like to know more about the programme, including how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/educator-hub/.

New Adverse Childhood Experiences programme now available – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new e-learning module on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to its MindEd programme.

This module is designed to deliver key knowledge and skills development for teachers and other professionals in schools. The three case study sessions are skills focussed and video rich, with blended learning support for workshop-based skills development. There are also information-packed knowledge sessions as a primer.

The three sessions cover:

  • The science behind ACEs
  • Building resilience for children affected by ACEs
  • General classroom management.

The sessions are freely available to access. A further three sessions will be added later in 2020.

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health.  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 about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

ESCAPE-pain – using education and exercise to support people with chronic joint pain – HEE e-LfH has worked with ESCAPE-pain and the Health Innovation Network to develop two e-learning resources, aimed at helping healthcare professionals and exercise instructors understand the principles behind the ESCAPE-pain programme – facilitating group education and exercise sessions for people living with chronic joint pain and learning how the programme may be implemented in their organisation.

There are two ESCAPE-pain programmes designed to support people living with chronic knee and hip pain, and people living with chronic back pain.

The e-learning resources are aimed at:

  • helping interested providers determine how ESCAPE-pain may fit within their organisation and to begin the process towards implementation.
  • professionals who plan to deliver the programme and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators.

Each e-learning session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, with the aim of improving providers’ understanding of what the programme involves and to prepare for the facilitator training.

If you would like to know more about the programme, including access details to the e-learning sessions, please email the team at: hello@escape-pain.org for more information.

We are supporting digital readiness across the workforce:

Health Education England’s Connected Communities project would like your help! Research on career pathways in health and care informatics, undertaken by the Digital Readiness programme in 2019, recommended that further work was needed on defining what networking opportunities professional body’s and other organisations currently offer.

HEE are seeking to rapidly understand the needs of health informatics professionals (bodies, groups and individuals) and how best to engage with them. We’d like to understand more about your participation and involvement in networks to help improve professional and service development in the future. To share your views please complete this survey.

Regional Informatics Skills Development Networks (ISDNs) – Extending to new regions – The flourishing ISDNs in the North West and Yorkshire & Humber provide a wide range of learning, networking, sharing and accreditation resources to support informatics specialists and departments across those regions. Drawing on their expertise, we are jointly producing a toolkit, called ‘ISDN in a Box’, which will contain the basic resources to help the establishment of similar ISDNs in other regions.

HEE will also provide tailored practical support such as limited initial funding for an in-region LSD coordinator and work closely with organisations such as the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and the Federation for Informatics Professionals to develop the professional landscape. We are initially targeting regions where there is an existing strong CIO/CCIO network or Finance SDN, and working with the NHSE Regional Directors, regional digital teams, Academic Health Science Networks and CSUs.

For more information please contact  digitalreadiness@hee.nhs.uk.

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.

TEL News August 2020

Posted on: September 2nd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

August’s issue of TEL News includes news of further developments in the Learning Hub and details of a new document to support the return of face to face simulation training. There is also details of new Maximising Population Health and Prevention in Curricula Guidance e-learning plus new content added to the e-Endoscopy e-learning programme.

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

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