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Easy access maternity elearning catalogue now available

Posted on: May 18th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with HEE midwifery leads, maternity and the neonatal digital steering group to develop a catalogue of resources for maternity staff to access key elearning to support the delivery of care for women and families.

The Maternity Resources: Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions catalogue comprises existing programmes on the elfh Hub that have been collated into 1 easily accessible learning package.

A comprehensive suite of programmes within the catalogue provides high quality training relevant to staff working in maternity services such as midwives, neonatal nurses, obstetricians, maternity healthcare support workers and paediatric staff. The programmes feature individual sessions which cover a host of topics including medical problems in pregnancy, fetal monitoring and preterm birth.

The catalogue has been developed to support the findings of the Ockenden report  and to enable the workforce to respond to Local Actions for Learning (LAfL) and Immediate and Essential Actions (IEAs) for the system.

The new maternity catalogue supports the successful delivery of these LAfL and IEAs by making elearning more easily accessible as a ‘one stop shop’ for maternity services colleagues.

Professor Wendy Reid, Education, Quality and Medical Director at HEE, said: “We are delighted to take this positive step to support improvements to the delivery of maternity services across the country. This catalogue will make it easier for health and care colleagues to access high quality learning resources on many aspects of maternity care to help ensure that the NHS in England is one of the safest places in the world to have a baby.”

For more information and to access the free-of-charge catalogue, please visit the Maternity Resources: Ockenden Immediate and Essential Actions programme page

New programme on congenital heart disease now available

Posted on: May 17th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the North West, North Wales and The Isle of Man Congenital Heart Disease Network to develop a new elearning programme on congenital heart disease.

An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease provides a basic but essential overview of this condition and highlights the advances in paediatric care that have resulted in increasing numbers of patients surviving into adult life.

The resource also describes the specialist services required to deliver care at every stage of life. It is aimed at all NHS clinical staff who are not specialists in this subject but may need to care for patients with congenital heart disease in their current role. The resource will also be useful for all other clinical colleagues to understand the implications of congenital heart disease, as patients will access other services within the NHS throughout their lifetime.

The programme, which takes approximately 2 hours to complete, consists of 3 modules:

  • An Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease
  • An Introduction to the Neonate or Infant with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Acute Presentations in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

On completion of the programme, learners will gain a good understanding of this type of heart disease and know how to contact their nearest network and helplines.

Experts from within the field of congenital heart disease developed the resource, endorsed by the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA).

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Congenital Heart Disease programme page.

e-GP elearning sessions now updated

Posted on: May 17th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to extensively review and update 60 sessions within the e-GP elearning programme.

The sessions have been updated within the following courses:

  • Introductory Guides
  • The GP Consultation in Practice
  • Patient Safety and Quality of Care
  • Care of Acutely Ill People
  • Care of Children and Young People – Neonates
  • Care of Children and Young People – Children
  • Care of Older Adults
  • Women’s Health: Care of Women
  • Sexual Health
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Care of People with Intellectual Disability
  • Care of People with Eye Problems
  • Care of People with Metabolic Problems: Endocrine and Metabolic
  • Care of People with Musculoskeletal Problems

Each of the sessions have been updated to reflect the very latest guidance within all aspects of the learning, for example, session content, case studies and reflective questions, and to provide the most current links to this information. The sessions have also been amended to include enhanced graphics and images, subtitles for videos and additional resources for learners to explore the topics further.

More than 50,000 GPs, nursing staff and allied health professionals have accessed e-GP and the sessions have been launched more than 750,000 times.

For more information and to access the revised sessions, please visit the e-GP programme page.

New health and justice careers elearning programme now available

Posted on: May 10th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

An elearning programme about career options within health and justice settings has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the NHS England national health and justice team.

The resource provides learners with a basic overview of the health and justice services commissioned by NHS England and the career options within these services. This includes healthcare within the criminal justice system, immigration removal centres and sexual assault referral centres. The elearning programme also covers healthcare careers within the children and young people’s secure estate, including young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s’ homes.

The course was co-developed with expert stakeholders and people with lived experience working within health and justice. It is designed to explain and promote the unique working environments and career opportunities available within health and justice commissioned services and to provide information on what to expect should individuals choose a career within one of these services.

The development of this course forms part of the NHS England Health and Justice Inclusive Workforce Programme. The aim of this programme is to improve the recruitment and retention of a larger, more diverse, inclusive and representative workforce for all health and justice services and programmes.

By the end of this elearning programme, which consists of 1 session, learners should be able to:

* understand the health and justice services commissioned by NHS England and how they support their respective client/patient groups
* understand the range of roles within each type of service
* understand where to go to find out more information about these services and role opportunities
* reflect on personal career options and opportunities
* reflect on personal knowledge, skills and development needs

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in exploring the services and career opportunities available within the health and justice sector.

For more information and to access the session, please visit the Introduction to Health and Justice Careers programme page.

New social prescribing culturally responsive elearning session now available

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning resource on culturally responsive practice has now been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers programme.

Culturally responsive practice is the capacity to provide effective services, considering the cultural beliefs, behaviours and needs of people: it is therefore made up of cultural awareness, knowledge and sensitivity as well as the promotion of anti-racist and anti-discriminatory practice.

The module has been developed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, with support from an expert steering group, to help learners reflect upon, and build their knowledge and skills, in providing culturally responsive practice.

The module aims to develop an understanding of what is meant by culturally responsive practice and enables social prescribing link workers (SPLWs) to gain confidence in navigating and responding to the varied needs of the people they support.

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to:

  • define cultural responsiveness and explore how to develop this in their practice
  • draw on approaches, frameworks and examples showing how culture influences our beliefs, attitudes and behaviours
  • identify some of their own biases and assumptions about others, for reflection and insight
  • Increase confidence in being able to promote equality and challenge discrimination in their own or other’s practice.

Other SPLWs working in different settings within health and care systems may also find this programme useful, as will link worker supervisors.

For more information and to access the module, please visit the Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers programme page.

New elearning session added to Freedom to Speak Up in the Health Sector in England

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), in partnership with the National Guardian Office, has added a 3rd session to the Freedom to Speak Up in the Health Sector in England elearning programme.

The online training programme is aimed at anyone who works in healthcare regardless of their contract terms.

The programme helps learners understand the vital role they can play and the support available to encourage a healthy speaking up culture which protects patient safety and enhances colleague experience.

The 3rd and final session in the programme, Follow Up, is aimed at all senior leaders including executive board members (and equivalents), non-executive directors, and governors to help them understand their role in setting the tone for a good speaking up culture and how speaking up can promote organisational learning and improvement.

Follow Up comprises the following topics:

  • What is a healthy speaking up culture?
  • Benefits and drivers – including improved safety and organisational performance, reducing harm and costs, and worker retention
  • Measuring the effectiveness of a speaking up culture
  • The role of leaders in setting the tone
  • Supporting your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

The 1st module – Speak Up – is for all workers and has been completed by more than 46,000 people. The 2nd module – Listen Up – for managers, focuses on listening and understanding the barriers to speaking up. Leaders are advised to complete modules 1 and 2 before engaging with the final Follow Up module.

These modules replace the previous Freedom to Speak Up training.

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Freedom to Speak Up programme page.

New courses added to the MRI Safety elearning programme

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with key organisations within the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), listed below, to develop 3 new courses for the MRI Safety programme.

Structured around the needs of specific MR safety roles, the programme explores the hazards associated with the use of MRI equipment and offers guidance on best practice to protect patients and staff.

The 3 new courses are linked to  different MR safety roles as described in the MHRA guidelines for MRI safety.

  • MR Authorised Person (Non-MR Environment)
  • MRI clinicians
  • Referrers

They complement 2 existing courses within the programme – MR Authorised Person (MR Environment) and MR Authorised Person (Supervisor).

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to download a certificate of completion and a record of their activity to add to their CPD portfolio.

For more information and to access the new courses, please visit the MRI Safety programme page.

MRI Safety has been developed in partnership with:

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
  • British Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers (BAMRR)
  • British and Irish Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (BICISMRM)
  • British Institute of Radiology (BIR)
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR)
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • MRI safety matters
  • The Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of GB and Ireland (NACCS)
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
  • Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)

New sessions added to the Caldicott Guardian elearning programme

Posted on: April 8th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the National Data Guardian for health and social care and the UK Caldicott Guardian Council to develop 2 new sessions within The Role of the Caldicott Guardian elearning programme.

The purpose of the programme is to provide learners with a better understanding of the role of the Caldicott Guardian within the health and care workforce, and to provide those undertaking the Caldicott Guardian role with clarity around their responsibilities and the help available to them within this role.

The 1st new session is aimed at new or existing Caldicott Guardians. It provides a starting point for the newly appointed Caldicott Guardian and is an aide memoire for the more experienced. The learning explains how the role fits into the wider information governance assurance framework and will help Caldicott Guardians arrive at lawful and practical decisions regarding the protection and sharing of patient and service user information. It also looks at what sources of support and resources are available to support them in their role.

The 2nd session is aimed at members of senior leadership teams who may need to appoint, work alongside, or otherwise support a Caldicott Guardian. It explains the importance of the role, including how their work represents the best interests of patients and service users, and how Caldicott Guardians can impact the decision-making processes of the organisation.

The new resources complement 1 existing session which is aimed at the general health and social care workforce and is intended to improve people’s awareness of the importance of Caldicott Guardians and confidentiality in health and care.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit The Role of the Caldicott Guardian programme page.

Assessments for On-call Pharmacists elearning programme now available

Posted on: April 7th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with HEE London and South East (HEE LaSE) Pharmacy Team to develop an elearning programme for pharmacy colleagues.

Assessments for On-call Pharmacists aims to provide trainee pharmacists and early career pharmacists with an insight into the variety of different clinical scenarios that may be encountered out of normal working hours. These include questions on how to manage drug-drug interactions, which resources to refer to, and how to prioritise queries. Examples include how to best manage a request from a nurse asking to borrow clozapine from another patient or deciding on the correct dosage of medication for an unwell patient with a renal transplant admitted to the intensive care unit.

These assessments should be considered a supplementary resource alongside existing local induction and training for on-call pharmacists. The core e-assessment must be completed to obtain a certificate and includes various clinical topics that will be seen during early careers.

On completion of the programmes, which takes approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, learners are expected to understand the different clinical resources available and how to use them to do the assessments.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Assessments for On-call Pharmacists programme page.

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