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New session added to Suicide and Self-harm Prevention module

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has added a new elearning session to its adult Suicide and Self-harm Prevention module within the MindEd programme.

The new session – Formulation and Working Across Agencies in Self-harm – helps learners understand the ways in which different mental health services can work together to support people with suicidal ideas.

The resource discusses the case of a young adult who presents to services with suicidal ideation and self-harm. The resource reviews the ways services may work together to manage risk and provide support.

Learners can work through this video-rich case study session on their own or in a face to face group setting. Additional materials are provided as downloadable PDFs to complement the resource. This includes learning points at key moments in the videos.

By the end of this session, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, learners will gain an understanding of features which may promote or hinder continuity of care between services, such as effective collaboration and sharing key information, and how this will impact positively or negatively on delivery of care.

The session is aimed at health and care professionals who, within their daily work, may encounter people feeling suicidal and/or self-harming, such as GPs, paramedics, emergency department colleagues, university mental health support staff, community mental health teams and social workers.

The latest session is the 6th and final session within the Suicide and Self-harm Prevention module, which is free to access.

For more information and to access the resource, visit the Formulation and Working Across Agencies in Self-harm session.

MindEd is a free educational and training resource for mental health support. 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/.

New Introduction to Integrated Care Systems for Early Career Pharmacy Professionals elearning programme now available

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) team to develop a new programme that introduces Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to trainee pharmacists, early career pharmacists and other pharmacy team members.

All areas in England were mandated to be part of an ICS by April 2021. 42 ICSs have now been established, bringing together various NHS organisations, local authority, and strategic partner organisations in collaboration to plan and deliver better and more integrated care for their local population.

Pharmacy teams provide services across health and care settings, working with other healthcare professionals and teams. Pharmacy leaders are also members of strategic and operational teams that are responsible and accountable for the planning and delivery of services within ICSs. It is essential for members of the pharmacy team to understand how they contribute to achieve the priorities of their local ICS.

The elearning programme aims to introduce early career pharmacy professionals to the principles underpinning ICS based on the NHS Long Term Plan and how the pharmacy team fits into ICS structures. The following topics are covered within the programme:

  • Principles of Integrated Care Systems (ICS)
  • Structures, organisations and partners within an ICS
  • Patient interactions within an ICS
  • Pharmacy teams’ contributions to planning and implementation of services within an ICS

Interactive case studies illustrating how various teams and systems integrate to provide joined up care for individuals are provided.

For more information and to access the session, please visit the Introduction to Integrated Care Systems (ICS) for Early Career Pharmacy Professionals programme page.

New sessions added to Intensive Care Medicine elearning programme

Posted on: July 7th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine to develop 2 new sessions for the Intensive Care Medicine elearning programme.

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

  • Induction of Anaesthesia in the Critical Care Unit: Part 1
  • Rheumatological Emergencies

The e-Learning for Intensive Care Medicine (e-ICM) programme provides 9 modules of resources (elearning sessions, links to open access review articles, guidelines and multiple-choice questions) covering the syllabus for training in intensive care medicine.
The resources will benefit anyone caring for critically ill patients as well as trainees in intensive care medicine.

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.

MindEd infographic highlights programme’s success during COVID-19

Posted on: July 1st, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for Healthcare (HEE elfh) has produced an infographic charting the achievements of its flagship mental health programme, MindEd, through the pandemic.
MindEd: A year in review highlights the successes of the elearning programme from April 2020 to April 2021 by featuring a record-breaking 50,265 session launches in May last year. It also shows that, on average, a session was launched every 90 seconds and 12 hours of learning was completed every hour, 365 days a year.

The infographic also offers a percentage breakdown of users based on their profession and found that 40 per cent of learners came from a health background while 15 per cent worked in education.
Positive feedback from learners, mental health statistics and details about the Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub can also be found on the infographic.

MindEd offers more than 500 free open access elearning sessions about the mental health of children, young people, adults and older people. The resources cover a range of topics including suicide and self-harm prevention and adverse childhood experiences. Emergency services colleagues can also access tips on enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of staff who find themselves working in difficult situations.

For more information and to access the programme’s resources, please visit the MindEd programme page.

MindEd Infographic

New County Lines Exploitation session added to All Our Health programme

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning session to help health and care professionals protect vulnerable children from exploitation has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and Public Health England.

The UK Government defines County Lines as a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of ‘deal line’.

Such gangs are likely to exploit children and vulnerable adults to move and store the drugs and money and they will often use coercion, intimidation, violence (including sexual violence) and weapons.

This new bite-sized resource, part of the All Our Health programme, helps health and care professionals to improve their knowledge of County Lines activity and offers advice on how they can support families and young people at risk of exploitation.
On completion of the session, learners will:

  • understand how county lines work
  • know the extent and consequences of county lines exploitation
  • recognise associated risk and protective factors for county lines exploitation
  • recognise indicators of county lines exploitation and the actions for professional practice

The session also signposts learners to other useful sources of advice and information such as the Department for Education and the Home Office.For more information and to access the free County Lines Exploitation session, visit the All Our Health programme page.

New session on antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infections now available

Posted on: June 25th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), in partnership with Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, has added a new session to the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections elearning programme.
Antimicrobial Prescribing for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) provides a quick overview on the key points for clinicians to consider when prescribing antibiotics for UTIs, as outlined in the NICE guidance on managing common infections.
The bite-sized session also covers:

  • why the management of specific infections matter
  • what you need to know as a clinician
  • what you can do in your clinical practice
  • where can you find more information

This bite-sized session is accompanied by an assessment and learners have the flexibility of assessing their knowledge before and/or after engaging with the session.
Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance poses a major threat to everyday life where lives could be lost as a result of antibiotics not working as they should. All health and care staff have an important role in preserving the power of antibiotics and in controlling and preventing the spread of infections. The Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections programme supports both clinical and non-clinical staff to understand these threats and tackle them with adequate infection prevention and control practices, good antimicrobial stewardship and the use of diagnostics.

For more information and to access the session, please visit the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections programme page.

New Autism Awareness elearning programme

Posted on: June 23rd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has launched a new Autism Awareness elearning programme. The sessions were developed by an organisation led by autistic people.

The programme aims to train people about autism and provide information about the challenges that autistic people can experience. It has been authored by autistic people and includes real life video diaries. The resource aims to provide insight and guidance on what health and care colleagues can do to make their services more accessible to autistic people by describing how straightforward reasonable adjustments can be made to services and ways of working.

Modules within the elearning explore what it is like to experience autism, how to make services accessible for autistic people and how to adapt behaviour to communicate effectively and respectfully to improve the experience of people who access your services.

Programme partners, experts and contributors included Opening Minds Training & Consultancy, National Autistic Taskforce, DOQEX, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. More information, including access details, is available on the Autism Awareness programme page.

This material is not part of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism trials.

New simulation and immersive technologies resources now available

Posted on: June 3rd, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England’s (HEE) Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team has published 2 new resources to support colleagues working in simulation and immersive technologies.

How to Develop a Virtual Reality (VR) 360 Degree Film – Part One has been written by Nick Peres, Immersive Technologies Advisor, and gives detailed instructions to learners focusing on technique, camera positioning, sound and directing a scene.

The second part of this simulation toolkit, which focuses on post-production, will be available soon.

The Faculty Development Guidance is part of HEE TEL’s national toolkit to support the use of simulation in health and care. The comprehensive guide, which was developed with support from Simulation Reference Task and Finish group members, offers recommendations for organisations to run an effective and credible simulation faculty to ensure faculty members are trained and supported to deliver high quality simulation-based education.

The document includes a range of case studies and highlights examples of good practice with advice on:

  • providing educational rigour
  • providing appropriate support and training to enable continuous faculty development
  • enabling a supportive and sustainable environment
  • collaborating and sharing best practice

For more information about simulation and immersive technologies within HEE TEL please visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/technology-enhanced-learning/simulation-immersive-technologies.

New top tips for “Blue Light” colleagues added to MindEd programme

Posted on: May 26th, 2021 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A collection of helpful short tips to support emergency services colleagues who experience stress and trauma as a result of their jobs has been added to Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh)’s MindEd programme.

The tips and advice, which are aimed at team leaders and colleagues within “Blue Light” services including police, ambulance, fire and rescue, focus on enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of staff who find themselves working in difficult situations.

Top Tips for Blue Light Managers and Team Leaders are intended to help:

  • build psychosocial resilience and wellbeing across teams and organisations
  • reduce risk of burn-out
  • support those with additional mental health and wellbeing needs

Top Tips for Blue Light Team Members include:

  • building healthy, mutual support between colleagues
  • managing one’s own stress
  • managing the stress of colleagues
  • reducing risk of burn-out

To access the top tips, which have been developed by experts and members of Blue Light services, please visit the Top Tips for Blue Light Staff programme page.

To complement these tips, 4 additional e-learning sessions will be added to the MindEd programme from June 2021. These include 3 standard knowledge-based sessions on the topics of organisational wide mental wellbeing, how colleagues can support each other effectively and how to stay mentally well while spotting warning signs. A skills building session will also cover key skills around resilience, trust and confidentiality, and provide a case study to demonstrate how staff can have conversations with peers if they are concerned.

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health support. 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 and to access the programme’s resources, please visit the MindEd programme page.

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