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Mouth Care Matters e-learning resources now available

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and the Mouth Care Matters team to add Mouth Care Matters, a range of free resources and tools to support health and care teams with knowledge and skills to improve patient oral health, to the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Oral health is an important part of general health and wellbeing. It allows people to eat, speak, smile and socialise without discomfort or embarrassment. Supporting patients with regular mouth care is a fundamental part of care that has frequently been identified as neglected and needing improvement.

The aim of Mouth Care Matters is to empower staff, through training and education, to identify patients that need help with mouth care and ensure it is delivered in a safe and compassionate way.

Two further resources are also available as part of the Mouth Care Matters programme:

  • Mini Mouth Care Matters – which aims to empower medical and allied medical healthcare professionals to take ownership of the oral health care of any paediatric in-patient with a hospital stay of more than 24 hours
  • Mouth Care Matters for Neuro-disability – oral health resources to support staff and families caring for people with a neuro-disability.

How to access the e-learning

The Mouth Care Matters programme is freely available to access via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Please note if you require evidence of learning you will need to register and log in to record your progress and generate a record of completion.

You can learn more about the e-learning resources on the Mouth Care Matters programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 27

Posted on: January 8th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 6th January 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

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 Vaccine AstraZeneca e-learning sessions now available

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare 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 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.

All those undertaking this e-learning should complete the core knowledge session as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about COVID-19 and the key principles of immunisation needed to deliver the vaccine.  Learners should then complete both vaccine specific sessions as these provide more detailed information including how the vaccine works, how it should be stored, prepared and administered and any contraindications, precautions and potential vaccine reactions.

The assessment sessions should be completed after each session.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the e-LfH website.

To date there have been more than 770,000 session launches of the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination programme with more than 28,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, over 21,000 medical and dental professionals and over 7,000 students already completed the e-learning sessions.

Vaccination of frontline health and social care workers including students and trainees on placement

The healthcare worker operational guidance with standard operating procedure has now been published, Coronavirus >> Operational Guidance: vaccination of frontline health and social care workers. Please note this includes temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, students, trainees, and volunteers who are working with patients. 

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:

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

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

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – Extension of application deadline

The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme launched in Autumn 2020 to support pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. This programme is also helping to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform, in line with the NHS People Plan for 2020/21 and with the new initial education and training standards for pharmacists recently approved by the General Pharmaceutical Council (see above).

The programme has been designed to ensure that most of the learning happens in the workplace while providing a host of online resources, to help participants balance their personal development with their work commitments, and to prepare for the delayed GPhC assessment. The GPhC has recently confirmed that the assessment dates will be in March 2021 and in the Summer.

All participants are given access to OpenAthens, the SCRIPT e-learning programme for Foundation Pharmacists and a library of resources on the NHS Learning Hub.

We are happy to announce that the closing deadline has been extended until 10th May 2021: Please encourage provisionally registered pharmacists to register for the programme and find out more on the IFPP website.

In addition, the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) will have two further cohorts of the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway, starting in January and April 2021, to support provisionally registered pharmacists who work in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice. More information can be found on the CPPE website: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/fpp20-21/foundation-pharmacist-programme

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme – New Lunchtime Q&A drop-in sessions

We will be running lunchtime Q&A drop-in sessions for provisionally registered pharmacists and their educational supervisors starting this month:

IFPP Drop-in session for provisionally registered pharmacists
Tuesday 12 January 1-2pm
Join via MS Teams on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

IFPP Drop-in session for educational supervisors
Tuesday 19 January 1-2pm
Join via MS Teams on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

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:

BMJ and Health Education England shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021

BMJ & Health Education England is delighted to announce that “Evidence on Demand: Best Practice Bring Evidence to the Bedside” has been shortlisted for Best Educational Programme for the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Following the most testing period for the healthcare sector in recent history, this year’s awards reinstate the essential role of private and third sector organisations in strengthening the healthcare system. Being shortlisted for a Partnership Award has ensured that our lifesaving project is nationally recognised, learned from and upscaled.

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

Medical Problems in Pregnancy e-learning updated

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 (e-ELCA)

A new session on The Management of diabetes at the end of life has been added to the HEE e-LfH 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.

Five sessions have also been updated within the programme.

These sessions are:

New All Our Health Population Screening session now available

HEE e-LfH has worked in partnership with Public Health England Screening to develop a new population screening session as part of the All Our Health e-learning programme.

Population Screening covers the basics of screening, highlighting its importance and benefits, and gives health and care professionals information on the following NHS screening programmes:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Pregnant women and newborn babies:
    • Sickle cell and thalassemia
    • Infectious diseases in pregnancy
    • Fetal anomaly
    • Newborn an infant physical examination
    • Newborn bloodspot
    • Newborn hearing
  • Young Person and Adult (YPA)

The bite-sized session also encourages colleagues to actively raise awareness of screening to individuals and gives advice on reducing screening inequalities by making individuals aware of the NHS screening programmes and supporting them to make informed choices about screening.

Colleagues are also signposted to other relevant resources and tools such as an introduction to population screening which is also available via e-Learning for Healthcare.

For more information or to access the free e-learning session, visit the All Our Health programme page. 

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

“We must share knowledge more to allow digital transformation”

Faculty of Clinical Informatics – webinar on knowledge sharing – 14 January 2021 12-1.30pm

The session, presented by Ben Bridgewater (CEO at the Health Innovation Manchester, an Academic Health Sciences Network), and Chaired by Sue Lacey Bryant, (National Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services, directorate of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England), will explore the enablers and barriers to sharing know-how and why it holds the key to achieving digital transformation in order to improve outcomes for patients.

If you’d like to attend, please sign up via Eventbrite.

View upcoming webinars scheduled for 2021 or what recordings of previous sessions on the FCI platform.

Is your organisation in the South looking to develop your Digital, Data & Tech talent pipeline?

Come and join our webinar on 4th Feb for NHS organisations and NHS managers who are interested in finding out more about the NHS Graduate Digital, Data, Technology Scheme (DDaT).

DDaT has been designed for high potential graduates interested in a fast-track career in Digital, Data and Technology space. The purpose of the scheme is to develop the NHS Digital, Data and Technology leaders of the future. Register here. 

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.

e-Learning for Healthcare Hub sees highest daily session launches

Posted on: January 7th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

The number of session launches in one day on the Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare Hub (HEE e-LfH) has reached its highest figure ever.

On Tuesday 5 January 2021, the HEE e-LfH Hub saw a record 190,415 session launches in a single day, with health and care professionals accessing a variety of e-learning sessions from the free 350+ e-learning programmes available. During 2020, e-LfH saw more than 22 million session launches on the Hub throughout the year.

The health and care workforce is continuing to use the e-LfH Coronavirus e-learning resources to support their response to the pandemic and the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination e-learning programme is an essential part of the vaccination recruitment and training process. Health and care colleagues are using the resource to develop the knowledge needed to confidently promote high uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine and deliver the vaccination programme effectively, which is resulting in the e-LfH Hub seeing a further surge in usage on the platform.  To date there have been more than 710,000 session launches of the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination e-learning programme alone.

Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with new information and updates as they are published.

TEL News December 2020

Posted on: December 23rd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

December’s issue of TEL News includes details of the new COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme and an update on recent contributions to the Learning Hub. There are also details of a new e-learning resource to teach children how to swallow pills plus updated content available on the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.

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

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 26

Posted on: December 23rd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 21st December 2020

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
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from HEE:

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

Biggest week in NHS history – workforce matters

Seasons Greetings – things I didn’t know about HEE

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

Colleagues across Health Education England, NHS England and NHS Improvement and other partners have made amazing strides in just a few weeks supporting the health and care system to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

So, when Damian Rowland, a consultant paediatrician at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, tweeted about his daughter’s idea about how we deliver all the COVID-19 vaccine, our vaccination workforce workstream got straight in touch with Santa to ensure Bella got a personal response courtesy of the comms team and Head Elf (and workstream lead) Mark Radford.Stakeholder Briefing 16_TwitterCoronavirus e-learning programme

The HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Coronavirus e-learning has now seen more than 3 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

New resources have recently been added to the programme for returning doctors and clinicians supporting the COVID-19 111 service:

Returning Doctors in Primary Care

Returning clinicians

COVID-19 vaccination e-learning programme

The e-LfH vaccination e-learning programme is being widely used by the health and care workforce supporting the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

The e-LfH vaccination programme consists of a core knowledge session and a vaccine-specific session with accompanying assessment sessions for each. More vaccine-specific sessions will be added as and when more COVID-19 vaccines become available and authorised for supply in the UK.

To date, more than 46,000 doctors, nurses and other professionals have completed the additional training needed to join the vaccination effort, with many more expected to follow over the coming days.

Since the resources went live earlier this month, over 57,000 clinicians, including over 18,000 nurses and midwives, have clocked up more than 133,000 hours of learning online.

For more information about the e-LfH COVID-19 vaccination programme please visit the e-LfH website.

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:

Strong performance in medical specialty training fill rates

Figures released by Health Education England in December show good fill rates across most specialties this year including in Core Psychiatry, Paedatrics, Pallative Medicine, Gastroenterology and Haemotology which have all achieved a 100% fill rate.

They also show that applications for medical specialty training for next year are up 35% compared to this year.

This news follows November’s announcement of the highest ever number of GPs entering training with 3,793 posts accepted, exceeding the mandated target of 3,250.

Record rise in nursing students

Record numbers of nursing students have been accepted onto university courses following a concerted recruitment campaign by Health Education England and NHS England and Improvement.

Figures released today by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, show the number of nursing applicants winning places at English universities in 2020 rose by 25.9 per cent compared with 2019, up from 23,630 to 29,740.

The number of successful mature applicants aged 35 and over rose by 43.6 per cent compared with the previous year, while the number of male students winning places was up by 36 per cent in 2020 compared with 8.5 per cent in 2019.

Placements for 18-year-old school leavers rose by 25 per cent.

Overall, there were steep increases for every age group in the number of students winning nursing places, with a clear trend towards older applicants attaining places.

Ambassadors fly the flag for nursing associate roles

40 Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing Associates from across the country have volunteered to support Health Education England to promote, raise awareness and improve understanding of the Nursing Associate (NA) role.

The Ambassadors will share their stories, knowledge and experiences through social media, at regional and national events and across other channels. They will be part of HEE’s Trainee Nursing Associate and Nursing Associate (TNA/NA) Ambassador scheme and support the ambition to grow the Nursing Associate workforce.

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

Enhancing the future doctor workforce

Health Education England has been building upon the findings of the Future Doctor engagement programme to embed ‘generalism’ within medical education.

HEE working with stakeholder partners are developing a wraparound professional development offer to enhance current specialty training. Proposals to enhance generalism are being developed regionally and will complement current training, across the first five years of Postgraduate Medical Education.

The aim is to embed generalist skills early in training to support future doctors to deliver high quality care and meet the ever-changing complex demands of the health and care landscape.

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

e-Learning for Healthcare launches hit 20 million for 2020

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) Hub has passed the milestone of 20 million content launches so far this year.  Over the last 14 years there have been 50 million session launches on the e-LfH Hub with 20 million of those being in just the last 12 months.

The health and care workforce have engaged with e-learning and the growth in usage of e-LfH resources indicates there is great demand for a blended approach to learning across the health and care workforce.

HEE e-LfH, which is part of the Technology Enhanced Learning team, supports patient care by developing e-learning resources to educate and train the health and care workforce. Currently more than 400 e-learning programmes are available, or being developed, in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England.

HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

For more information about e-LfH visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/.

Professional development team sessions have been refreshed within the Educator Training Resource Programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Professional Development Team at HEE London and South East (LaSE) to review existing e-learning sessions, aimed at educators and supervisors of doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists.

All 20 sessions have been revised and reflect current policy updates and procedures.  These modules are linked to the Professional Development Framework for Educators.

The Professional Development Team (LaSE) e-learning sessions are part of the Educator Training Resource Programme, accessible via the Educator Hub.

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/.

The Professional development team e-learning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

New HCSW2020 Accelerated Care Certificate e-Learning programme now available

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.

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

Care Certificate shortlisted for HSJ Award

The Care Certificate e-learning programme has been shortlisted for a HSJ Partnership Award 2021 in the Best Educational Programme for the NHS category.

The next round of judging takes place in February with winners announced in June 2021.

New sessions added to Intensive Care Medicine e-learning programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine to develop 6 sessions for the Intensive Care Medicine e-learning programme.

The sessions take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete and comprise the following topics:

  • Care of the Collapsed Pregnant Patient
  • General Aspects of Obstetric Critical Care
  • Decision-making Surrounding Escalation of Treatment
  • Introduction to Intensive Care Medicine
  • Long-term Outcomes of Critical Illness.

There is also a specific COVID-19 session on decision-making surrounding escalation of critical care which is available in the Coronavirus e-learning programme.

The e-Learning for Intensive Care Medicine (e-ICM) programme provides 9 modules of resources (e-learning sessions, links to open access review articles, guidelines and multiple-choice questions) covering the syllabus for training in intensive care medicine.

While the resources will be particularly useful for trainees undertaking training in intensive care medicine, they will also be of interest to anyone caring for critically ill patients.

To access the sessions, please visit the Intensive Care Medicine programme page.

Further information about the project is also available via the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine website.

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.

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 Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

 New Pharmacy in Primary Care e-learning programme now available

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have worked in partnership with Health Education England’s London and South East Pharmacy Team to develop a new, free e-learning programme to support pre-registration pharmacists in training.

The Pharmacy in Primary Care e-learning modules have been designed for hospital-based pre-registration pharmacists to aid in their learning of the Community Pharmacy contract and provision of unscheduled care in the community. A final module in development will introduce trainees to the role of the General Practice (GP) Pharmacist.

The Pharmacy in Primary Care modules are available to the health and care workforce via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

You can learn more about the e-learning on the Pharmacy in Primary Care programme page.

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

Connected Communities discovery report published

The Digital Readiness Team have published the findings of a short user research (discovery) piece to rapidly understand the needs of health informatics professionals (bodies, groups and individuals) and how best to engage with them and understand their participation and involvement in networks, in order to improve professional and service development in the future.

Read the Connected communities for supporting informatics professionals report to learn about the 5 themes emerging from our research and see recommendations for how we better support our health and care informatics networks and communities.

NHS Digital Academy inclusive recruitment surveys

The NHS Digital Academy team are seeking to understand the views of previous applicants to Cohorts 1, 2 and 3, on the application process, whether they were successful or not in gaining a place. They would also like to hear from those who have never applied, to better understand why this might be.

By completing one of these surveys, you will be supporting the development of what aims to be a more inclusive and transparent process that will attract, educate, and empower future digital health leaders, with additional information available to support potential candidates.

The Digital Readiness Team on Twitter

To keep up to date with the latest news on our work uplifting digital skills, knowledge, understanding and awareness across the health and care workforce follow @HEE_DigiReady on Twitter.

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 Pharmacy in Primary Care e-learning programme now available

Posted on: December 18th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have worked in partnership with Health Education England’s London and South East Pharmacy Team to develop a new, free e-learning programme to support pre-registration pharmacists in training.

The Pharmacy in Primary Care e-learning modules have been designed for hospital-based pre-registration pharmacists to aid in their learning of the Community Pharmacy contract and provision of unscheduled care in the community. A final module in development will introduce trainees to the role of the General Practice (GP) Pharmacist.

How to access the e-learning

The Pharmacy in Primary Care modules are available to the health and care workforce via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.
You can learn more about the e-learning on the Pharmacy in Primary Care programme page.

New Recognising and Managing Deterioration e-learning programme launched

Posted on: December 4th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with London South Bank University and Bournemouth University, to develop a new, free e-learning programme to support health and social care professionals working in clinical environments where patients could physically deteriorate.

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme is an e-learning resource offered at two levels, universal and advanced, to reflect the participant’s experience and clinical setting. This resource is structured around the ABCDE assessment tool and allows participants to revise their anatomy and physiology, develop their skills and knowledge in the assessment process to recognise deterioration and manage the findings within the scope of their clinical role.

Changes to vital signs, behaviour and mental state often occur before a serious event, such as cardiac arrest. Being able to recognise and act on these changes are essential skills to improving patient safety and outcomes. A range of resources are available in this e-learning programme to support the workforce and organisations in ensuring staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to recognise and manage deterioration in adult patients.

How to access the e-learning
The Recognising and Managing Deterioration e-learning programme is available to the health and care workforce via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

You can learn more about the e-learning resources on the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.

TEL News November 2020

Posted on: November 30th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

This month’s edition includes details of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare’s role in the COVID-19 vaccine plus information of a new national strategic vision for simulation and immersive technologies. There is also news of the first blended training programme for occupational therapists in perinatal mental health and details of recent updates to the Care Certificate programme.

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

New PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme now available

Posted on: November 18th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), in partnership with the ASHN Network, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme for perinatal healthcare professionals.

The PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour e-learning programme, released in line with World Prematurity Day, has been designed for perinatal healthcare professionals to support education around the administration of magnesium sulphate to mothers in preterm labour for neonatal neuroprotection.

Building on current NICE guidance, and the successful roll out of the national PReCePT programme by the AHSN Network, this module will guide clinicians through the clinical benefits of administering magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to mothers who go into labour before 30 weeks gestation. It will provide information on the neuroprotective qualities of this cost-effective and readily available drug, the detail of how it is administered and the positive impact it can have on the lives of neonates and their families. This resource will be invaluable for training new staff and will be vital in sustaining high uptakes of MgSO4 across the NHS.

How to access the e-learning

The PReCePT: Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in Preterm Labour is available to the health and care workforce via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub, AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

You can learn more about the e-learning programme here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/prevention-of-cerebral-palsy-in-preterm-labour/.

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