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New elearning programme for drug treatment and recovery professionals

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), Collective Voice and NHS Addictions Provider Alliance has developed the Best practice in Optimising Opioid Substitution Treatment (BOOST) elearning programme.

The BOOST elearning programme aims to provide workers with the information they need to deliver good quality opioid substitution treatment (OST) to service users. The programme is recommended by Public Health England (PHE) as mandatory training for all drug treatment and recovery workers, whether working in the NHS, voluntary or private sectors.

It is also recommended that team leaders, managers and other professionals working in drug treatment and recovery services complete the programme, so they can support learning and service improvements.

About the elearning

This elearning programme will help you have more effective conversations about OST with service users and your multidisciplinary team, including prescribers. To help you use what you have learned in practice, there are short films featuring conversations between service users who are on OST and their drug treatment and recovery workers. These videos have been developed to demonstrate typical clinical scenarios.

The BOOST elearning programme includes 6 sessions.

1 An introduction to opioid substitution treatment (OST).

2 How do I support service users to start OST?

3 Optimising OST including continued use on top.

4 How do I support someone to get the most out of OST?

5 How do I support service users to reduce and stop OST?

Each session will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes further learning activities, links to further reading and resources and a self-assessment.

A certificate can be downloaded after completion of all 6 sessions. To download the certificate, learners must pass the final self-assessment.

Accessing the elearning

For more information, visit the Best practice in Optimising Opioid Substitution Treatment (BOOST) programme page.

The elearning is also available via AICC and ESR.

Your feedback

Your feedback is important to us. To leave your thoughts about the programme, please visit the evaluation survey.

Advanced therapies elearning programme now available

Posted on: July 19th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with a range of health organisations including the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre Network and London Advanced Therapies to develop a new elearning programme for healthcare professionals on advanced therapies.

Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are medicines for human use which use genes, tissues or cells to offer ground-breaking new opportunities for the treatment of disease and injury. They can offer the promise of treating and altering the course of diseases which cannot be addressed adequately by existing pharmaceuticals, offering a lifeline to some patients who may have exhausted all other treatment options.

This programme of elearning sessions is designed give the learner a core understanding of cell and gene therapies, the biology involved in these treatments and how they work. The modules take the learner from the basics of cell and gene therapy and different modalities of treatment, to an in-depth look at treatments currently being delivered through commissioned treatment and clinical trials.

Learners will also be introduced to the unique challenges of bringing these pioneering advanced therapy treatments to patients, including logistical and handling requirements.

The sessions, which each last approximately 30 minutes, cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to advanced therapy medicinal products
  • In vivo gene therapies
  • Immune effector cell therapy
  • Focus on CAR-T cell therapy
  • The logistics of ATMPs in hospitals
  • Safe use of low temperature transport vessels

For more information and to access the sessions, visit the Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 38

Posted on: July 12th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Key Messages and links to 08 July 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s regular stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Latest messages from our Chief Executive
  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly messages from HEE

Read recent messages from Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, HEE.
It has been, without doubt, one of the toughest years in the history of the NHS – and yet, where would we be without it?

Dr Navina Evans marks NHS73 birthday with special thank you message to NHS staff

HEE COVID-19 latest updates

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage that provides guidance and information from HEE, which applies to all students and trainees. This webpage also includes HEE COVID-19 surge guidance.

To keep up to date with plans for medical training recovery, visit HEE COVID-19 webpages.

We must unite training and service recovery

In the first of a series of regular updates on the recovery of training, HEE’s Deputy Medical Director Sheona MacLeod, highlights the positive impact of unifying service and training recovery both now, and for the future.

Following the intense winter with COVID we are all acutely aware of the impact of the pandemic on all NHS clinical services. However, perhaps a less talked about, but equally significant issue for short-term recovery and the longer-term sustainability of these services, is the urgent need to get the training back on track for large numbers of postgraduate medical trainees. Read the full update on how HEE is working with the system to fund and support doctors to progress through training.

 Building a more supportive culture for returning trainees

HEE has launched a new video to encourage a positive training environment for trainees returning to training after time away. The film features an array of people promotion a supporting culture for returning trainees: from trainees themselves to consultants, academics such as Professor Michael West, and NHS leaders, including HEE’s Dr Navina Evans and NHS England and Improvement’s Prerana Issar.

The SuppoRTT (Supported Return to Training) programme recognises that every trainee will have different needs when they return to training and provides tools and resources to enable all trainees to feel confident, supported and prepared to return to training, whatever their formal training programme. This promotes trainee wellbeing and safe, high quality patient care.

By encouraging a supportive culture at every level, we want to ensure that every trainee is able to explain where they are up to and what specific support they need.

Find out more and watch the video.

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


National Education and Training Survey is live
HEE’s 2021 National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is live, giving students from across the country the chance to provide feedback on their clinical placement experience.  The survey will run until midnight on Friday 23 July 2021. To take part in the survey go to https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/netsjune21/

Medical

Record numbers of doctors join NHS specialty training

New data from HEE shows record numbers of doctors joining NHS specialty training programmes with more applicants, more posts and the highest ever fill rate, which is positive news for patients and the NHS.

The 2021 fill rate for England is 99.18 per cent across all specialties showing year on year improvement for four years running. 7846 doctors, an increase of 282 doctors over 2020, have accepted posts despite the challenges of the pandemic in delivering the recruitment exercises. The data shows recruitment for posts in England starting in August 2021, across all medical specialities.

 

Pharmacy

The Trainee Pharmacist Foundation Year Programme

Don’t miss our joint webinars with NHS England and NHS Improvement and the General Pharmaceutical Council. These webinars explore how the Initial Education and Training reform programme will be implemented in the 2021/2022 foundation training year (the new name for the pharmacist pre-registration training year). We were delighted to meet employers in primary care, hospital and education leads on 1 July. We now look forward to meeting community pharmacy employers, leads and training providers on Tuesday 13 July. Please save the date and join on Teams:

Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey (CPWS)

The CPWS closed on Friday 25 June. Our research partners are now starting data cleansing and analysis, with a final report due out in Autumn 2021. Please contact pharmacyteam@hee.nhs.uk for more information.

Workforce and education initiatives

HEE has launched a dedicated website for Advanced Practice

Building a recognised and visible advanced practitioner workforce is a priority for the NHS; there is a clear and identified need for highly experienced clinicians who are trained to an advanced level of practice.

HEE established the Centre for Advancing Practice to oversee the workforce transformation of advanced level practice, by establishing and monitoring standards for education and training, accrediting advanced level programmes, supporting and recognising practitioners, and growing and embedding the advanced and consultant practice workforce.

Blending across continents

The Blended Learning programme team is co-ordinating a series of three international roundtables with colleagues in California. Bringing together nursing leaders, subject matter experts and influencers ‘Sharing thoughts on simulation, regulation and workforce management’ will allow the invited participants to share ideas, data, experience and expertise to increase the impact of research. The series will result in the joint publication of a report (whitepaper) from the discussions and learning after the last event in November.

The first meeting took place on 30 June and focused of the impact of emerging technologies and simulation in the education and training of the current and future workforce. It was fully attended by all invitees with a lot of enthusiasm and drive to progress this agenda for nursing education and overall healthcare education.

Future round tables will look at ‘How can assurance be provided to regulators when using emerging technologies and simulation in education and training to meet required regulatory standards/ outcomes?’ and finally ‘How will emerging technologies, simulation and regulation impact the workforce in relation to new roles, new ways of working, recruitment, retention, upskilling and shortages?’

Estates and facilities apprenticeships employer engagement event
HEE will host an estates and facilities apprenticeships employer engagement event on the afternoon of 12 July.

The event will deliver useful information and discuss practical steps for employers that are considering using apprenticeships within NHS Estates and Facilities directorates. The event will provide the opportunity to discuss a wide range of apprenticeships applicable to Estates and Facilities including cleaning, hospitality, leadership, painting and decorating, joinery and engineering.

To register for the event please click here.

New County Lines Exploitation session added to All Our Health programme
A new elearning session to help health and care professionals protect vulnerable children from exploitation has been developed by 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’.

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. For more information and to access the free County Lines Exploitation session, visit the All Our Health programme page.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in primary care
The SCRIPT e-learning portfolio for the primary care workforce includes 24 modules in 4 categories, developed for GPs, GP trainees and other prescribing staff in primary care settings. The modules cover a range of therapeutic topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in primary care settings, including:

  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Prescribing in Special Circumstances

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

Learning Hub – roadmap published
HEE’s TEL team has published the roadmap for the Learning Hub to show the features and functionality that are planned for the digital platform in the coming months.

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.  The success of the Learning Hub relies on new resources being added.  It is encouraging to see more content being contributed and it would be great if even more people shared their resources for other colleagues to benefit from.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far. If you have any questions or would like to explore how the Learning Hub could support you and colleagues email enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

Keep up to date with the latest additions to the e-Learning for Healthcare platform here.

Thank you song for the NHS scoops top prize in HEE’s schools competition

A 10 year-old pupil from Bury is the overall winner of  HEE’s Step into the NHS competition after wowing judges with his catchy ‘Thank You’ song for the NHS, performed to the tune of the Traditional Wellerman sea shanty song.

 

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.

 

 

 

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices in primary care

Posted on: June 30th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning portfolio for the primary care workforce includes 24 modules in 4 categories, developed for GPs, GP trainees and other prescribing staff in primary care settings. The modules cover a range of therapeutic topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in primary care settings, including:

  • Principles of Prescribing
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Prescribing in Medical Emergencies
  • Prescribing in Special Circumstances

Every module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time during their training.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

NBIA Monthly Update - June 2021

Posted on: June 29th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the eleventh update about the programme.

Some of the most popular sessions in the elearning programme include Breast Imaging Services in the UK, Image Interpretation and Mammography: Working in a Mobile Unit. Learners commented that session content was “very helpful and informative” with “good presentation and explanations”.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to be completed in 2021 to support your training needs. If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA elearning programme, please visit our survey.

What’s new?

There are 107 elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Mammographic Imaging of the Augmented Breast
  • Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Breast Cancer Mimics
  • Imaging of Breast Implants: MRI and Mammography
  • Management of the Axilla
  • Tips for Challenging Ultrasound-guided Biopsies

What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including access to the elearning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE e-LfH news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 37

Posted on: June 28th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Key Messages and links to 24 June 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s regular stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Latest messages from our Chief Executive
  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly messages from HEE

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

Reset, recovery and reform

‘Throughout history, it has often taken a crisis to drive such rapid evolution’

HEE COVID-19 latest updates

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage that provides guidance and information from HEE, which applies to all students and trainees. This webpage also includes HEE COVID-19 surge guidance.

HEE recently published a series of short animations to help keep doctors in training up to date with training recovery and explain how we are getting training back on track, flexible training opportunities available, and wellbeing resources. To keep up to date with plans for medical training recovery, visit HEE COVID-19 webpages.

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

National Education and Training Survey is now live
HEE’s 2021 National Education and Training Survey (NETS) is now live, giving students from across the country the chance to provide feedback on their clinical placement experience.

NETS collects opinions from students about their time in clinical placements to capture information on their learning experiences, what they thought worked well and what they think could be improved.  First piloted in 2018 and run twice a year, the survey is the only one of its type to cover multiple professions and the survey results provide vital feedback used to improve the quality of clinical placements across England.

The survey will run until midnight on Friday  23 July 2021. To take part in the survey go to https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/netsjune21/

Medical

Medical trainees join senior leaders to discuss tackling health inequalities

HEE learners and doctors in training were given the opportunity to put questions to Chief Medical Officer for England, Dr Chris Whitty, and Director of Education and Quality and Medical Director at HEE, Professor Wendy Reid, at the National Trainee Engagement Forum (NTEF) Insight Event on 9 June, 2021.

Find out more on Dr Raees Lunat and Dr Vidushi Golash, NTEF co-chairs and clinical fellows to the Medical Director at HEE, as they reflect on the event here.

Nursing

Expansion of clinical placements gets £15m boost

We have pledged £15m to fund additional clinical placements across nursing, midwifery, allied health professionals (AHPs) and healthcare science, in 2021/22.

This funding will increase the number of placements offered to nursing, midwifery AHP, and healthcare students from September 2021, and will enable HEE to deliver the future health and care workforce in sufficient numbers and with the skills the NHS needs.

Education providers are anticipating a significant growth in student numbers this year across the healthcare professions. Applications in England have risen by 34% for nursing and 27% for AHPs and the expansion of clinical placements will enable providers to meet this demand.

Maternity

HEE adds new midwifery degree to blended learning programme

The introduction of a new blended learning degree in midwifery has moved a step closer as we announced four universities who will deliver the degree by March 2022.

The midwifery degree is the latest qualification to be included in HEE’s blended programme. It joins the nursing degree that was announced in July last year to help boost the nursing workforce and support the vision to open up the nursing profession to a much wider group of people. Students will emerge with a Bachelor’s degree in midwifery after 20 months to three years training depending on the chosen pathway.

Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy Workforce Survey (CPWS)

The deadline for the CPWS has been extended to Friday 25 June to ensure that we receive the maximum number of responses possible. This survey will help us to raise visibility of the community pharmacy workforce and help us to target education and training support to where it is most needed. Direct communications have been sent to pharmacy contractors to advise them of the extended deadline and encourage them to complete the survey. Please contact our research partners on CPWS2021-queries@manchester.ac.uk for more information.

Pharmacy Technicians – 10-year anniversary as a registered profession
Registration for pharmacy technicians with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) became mandatory in July 2011. In October 2020 there were 20,372 pharmacy technicians in England on the GPhC register (Source GPhC).

Thursday, 1 July 2021 marks 10 years of pharmacy technicians becoming a registered profession. We are working with key stakeholders to raise awareness on social media using #pharmtechreg10 and supporting the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) with their virtual event.

The Trainee Pharmacist Foundation Year Programme

We are running joint webinars with NHS England and NHS Improvement and the General Pharmaceutical Council to explore how the Initial Education and Training reform programme will be implemented in the 2021/2022 Foundation Training Year (the new name for the pre-registration training year).

Please save the date and join on Teams:

Contact the HEE National Pharmacy Team at traineepharmacist@hee.nhs.uk with any questions.

AHPs

AHP student practice-based learning programme webinar

Earlier this week, the AHP student practice-based learning programme held a webinar to celebrate 12 months of innovation and launched a new animation. The animation outlines what practice-based learning is and what are the benefits to student Allied Health Professional students? It describes how Health Education England is working across the sector to support and build practice-based learning opportunities to enhance student learning.

The webinar shared gold standard innovation in TECS, simulation, non-clinical examples of practice-based learning. It was held as a celebration and to say thank you to everyone for their willingness to adapt quickly to a changing world and embrace the opportunity to lead the way with innovative projects. Visit our practice-based learning resource page for more event recordings, slides, guides and videos here and view the animations here.

Workforce and education initiatives

New NHS training aims to address loneliness and social isolation

Staff across the NHS, care and voluntary sectors will have access to a range of interventions and information about how to refer or signpost people who may be at risk of loneliness and social isolation.

A new e-learning resource has been developed in collaboration with Public Health England and the Campaign to End Loneliness. It provides information to help health and care learners to recognise people who may be at risk from loneliness and social isolation and understand the potential negative outcomes this may have on their health.

A week to champion genomics in healthcare

Join HEE’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) on Monday 28th June 2021 as they launch their #GenomicsConversation week of action campaign. Aimed at the nursing, midwifery and health visiting community, the week is an opportunity for the programme to demonstrate how relevant genomics is in practice today.

Free online activities will be available throughout the week, tailored to reflect each day’s theme. This year the GEP are pleased to launch several new podcast interviews, related resources and blogs that will be published as part of our range of curated content. In partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement the GEP is also co-hosting the first of three educational webinars. A calendar of activities will shortly be available to download. With just over a week to go. follow the GEP on social media or check out their webpage for news and updates on the week.

Partnership offers free e-leaning resource for UK NHS organisations

HEE has boosted its e-learning portfolio for the health and care workforce, by partnering with FutureLearn.com to provide short courses to the NHS for free.

The partnership means fees are waived for all NHS-authored courses on FutureLearn. HEE is the lead partner, though all NHS organisations in the UK have the option to create courses and then make these available via the FutureLearn platform.The new partnership consolidates several existing partnerships between different NHS organisations and FutureLearn, to provide a unified experience for learners and making it easier for health and care organisations to create courses.

The courses which are currently eligible as part of the partnership are available on the Learning Hub: https://learninghub.nhs.uk/catalogue/futurelearn

An introduction to the HEE Star: accelerating workforce redesign

Do you have a role or interest in health and care workforce redesign, transformation or planning? Have you heard about the HEE Star and want to know more?

We are hosting short, one-hour webinars to raise awareness and enhance understanding about the HEE Star – a proven methodology designed to tackle a broad range of health and care workforce challenges.

Whether you’re part of an ICS/STP or primary care network, in a CCG, CSU or Trust or an arms-length body, the HEE Star is applicable. The webinar will give you a general overview and understanding of the HEE Star methodology demonstrating how and where it can be effectively used, and highlighting the benefits to your organisation and workforce.

There are two dates available:

  • 10-11am Tuesday 13 July 2021
  • 10-11am Wednesday 22 September 2021

To book your place please complete this short registration form

Stroke training offers health professionals the support they need

HEE has launched its first multi-professional Stroke Training Guide in a bid to improve health and social care workers’ understanding and response to the condition.

A digitised version of the guide, the Stroke Toolkit, is now available. It offers consistent, credible, and helpful resources relating to stroke. This is underpinned by the Fundamentals of Acute Care and Treatment in Stroke (FACTS) e-learning modules, which are linked to the Stroke Specific Education Framework (SSEF).

This has been launched alongside six rehabilitation videos, which cover possible cognitive and communication problems, functional independence, how a person’s mood may be affected, swallowing and appropriate positioning after stroke. Find out more on our Long Term Conditions programme page. 

 

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 elearning session in the Public Health for Paramedics module

Posted on: June 24th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England worked in partnership with the College of Paramedics to develop new sessions in the Public Health for Paramedics module. The module itself provides an introduction to the principles and practice of Public Health, designed to equip paramedics with the knowledge and understanding which will enable them to contribute more effectively to the Public Health agenda.

The new sessions focuses on Health Protection – Toxidrome and Infectious Disease.

Existing sessions include:

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Health Protection
  • Health Promotion
  • Wider Determinants of Health
  • Healthcare Public Health
  • Social Prescribing

This CPD module will be useful for experienced paramedics, students or assistant practitioners. The interactive, online sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To register for this elearning module, or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

Stroke elearning programme available

Posted on: June 23rd, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with Health Education England, Stroke-Specific Education Framework, and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are delighted to launch their new Stroke programme. The programme is relevant for health and social care professionals involved in multidisciplinary stroke care.

About the elearning programme

The Stroke programme has been designed to provide all health and social care professionals and multidisciplinary teams with a factual level of knowledge they need to deliver effective stroke prevention and care to people with stroke, and at risk of stroke.

The programme has been designed to deliver a Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF) Level 2 of knowledge. It aims to inform the delivery of safe and effective care for those with, or at risk of, stroke.

Learners will experience 2 elearning sessions and have access to an online toolkit of additional stroke educational resources. The elearning is free to access with any email address. Those with an NHS email address may wish to log in to record their learning activity.

More information

To read more about stroke, access the Health Education England website.

To find out more about the Stroke-Specific Education Framework and the level of training in the programme, please access the Stroke-Specific Education Framework website.

Accessing the elearning

To learn more about the programme, please access the Stroke programme page.

As this elearning programme is open access, you can access it with a non-NHS email address. The Stroke elearning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 36

Posted on: June 12th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Key Messages and links to 11th June 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s regular stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • COVID-19 latest updates
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

HEE COVID-19 latest updates

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage from 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.

HEE training recovery animations released

HEE recently published a series of short animations to help keep doctors in training up to date with training recovery and explain how we are getting training back on track, flexible training opportunities available, and wellbeing resources. To keep up to date with plans for medical training recovery, visit HEE COVID-19 webpages.

The second impact of COVID-19 survey is now live – please share with nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional (AHP) students

The second student impact of COVID-19 survey is now live and closes on Friday 18 June. This short survey has been designed to gather nursing, midwifery, and AHP student’s experience during the period November 2020– April 2021.

It builds on the first Impact of COVID-19 survey that took place in June 2020. The findings from this survey will be compared with those from 2020 and will help us to further understand the impact of COVID-19 on academic study and clinical learning outcomes. The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete.

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

Medical

Funding boost to medical training

Doctors currently in training will be supported with funding from the government to help address the impact of the pandemic and ensure the NHS has access to the skills it needs to help tackle the training backlog.

We are working closely with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the General Medical Council, NHSE/I, NHS Employers and individual college leads to get training back on track. To find out more, read the medical funding boost news story.

New UK Foundation programme curriculum 2021

The Foundation Programme curriculum, which underpins the training and professional development of newly graduated doctors, relaunches for the first time in five years this summer.

The UKFPO put together a series of resources that will help trainees, trainers and foundation schools to understand what the new curriculum means for them. To access these resources and for information on how to keep up with the UKFPO, please visit the UKFPO website.

Nursing

HEE and NHSE/I learning disability nursing celebration online event

Join us on Wednesday 21 July 10:00-16:00, to celebrate the contribution of students, newly registered learning disability nurses and nursing associates. To attend, complete the webinar registration form.

Nursing associate opportunities within Learning Disability webinar

Our upcoming webinar on 16 June, 12:30-14:00 will explore the role of the nursing associate within the learning disability sector. It will provide insights both from an employer and nursing associates perspective. To attend, complete the webinar registration form.

Retention masterclass – supporting our newly qualified nurses

On 5 July, 16:00-17:00 join the MS Teams Live masterclass session to learn how we can better retain our newly qualified nurses. To join the session, register for a place on the retention master class booking form.

New nursing associates case studies

We have published additional nursing associate case studies which highlight the experiences of registered and trainee roles in older adults community mental health, primary care, and a nursing home for adults with physical disabilities.

New qualification to boost critical care workforce on track for roll out from September

We recently published an update on the progress with the recently announced new qualification for staff working in critical care.  The qualification for nurses announced in March has been released for tender with education providers and system providers invited to bid to run a standardised critical care training programme from as early as September 2021.

Maternity

Student midwife Expansion workshop

On Tuesday 6 July 9:00-12.00, we are holding a workshop to collaborate, share good practices, and develop ways to expand the number of student midwives across the region.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss Future Midwife NMC standards with Dr Jacqui Williams and HEE Lead Midwife Sally Ashton May. Other topics for the session include RePAIR, Return to Practice, and Apprenticeships. You can attend the workshop on the day by using this link.

HEE launches maternity support worker level 3 curriculum

We have launched the maternity support worker (MSW) Competency, Education and Career Development Framework in 2019 as part of a project to develop the role of support workers. Access the full maternity support worker level 3 curriculum.

Maternity high impact areas webinar series – supporting health weight before, during and between pregnancies

We would like to invite you to the PHE Supporting healthy weight before, during and between pregnancies webinar, taking place online via Microsoft Teams Live Events on Tuesday 29 June 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30. To see full details about the programme and register to attend, please visit the webinar website. 

Perinatal mental health survey on transforming training and educational resources available to staff

We are running a perinatal mental health survey to better understand how we need to help health and care professionals develop their skills to provide perinatal mental health services in line with the aspirations in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Pharmacy

New resources launched to support pharmacy careers

We have launched a new set of online resources to advise people who are considering a career in pharmacy. A Health Careers animation and interactive PDF can be found on the HEE website and include a range of useful information for anyone considering a pharmacy career.

Call for community pharmacies to take part in workforce survey

We encourage all community pharmacies to take part in a survey to help plan our future investment in education and training. The community pharmacies workforce survey launched earlier this month and is being carried out by the University of Manchester. It will help HEE and partners better understand the make-up of the community pharmacy workforce and inform future planning and system investment decisions.

AHPs

Student physiotherapy placement innovations showcased in new films

film series launched by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy showcases innovative approaches to practice placements in ways that benefit both educators and learners.

Guide to practice based learning for AHP Students in Leadership

This guide details the possibilities and benefits of offering practice based learning (PBL) in leadership for AHP students. It includes key examples that we hope will help enable you to host leadership PBL for AHP students, to achieve their learning outcomes and enhance their professional skills and employability.

Dietetic roadmap consultation – Please share with networks

A First Contact Practitioner (FCP) is a diagnostic clinician working in Primary Care at the top of their clinical scope of practice. We are currently working with the British Dietetic Association to develop the First Contact Practitioner to Advanced Practitioner in Primary Care dietetic roadmap and looking for feedback by 20 June 2021.

HCPC Return to Practice – myth busting

The Return to Practice team for AHPs, healthcare scientists, and practising psychologists have selected the top questions they receive and answered in this campaign to bust the top myths around the programme, while proving useful answers aimed specifically at those thinking about returning to practice.

Developing the role of AHP Support Workers

We recently established an AHP support workforce programme to provide national leadership and support for recognising, developing and expanding the non-registered AHP workforce.

A draft AHP Support Worker Competency, Education and Career Development Framework is now being consulted until Friday 2 July 2021. We’re encouraging and inviting organisations, rather than individuals to respond via the online survey. You can find out more about the AHP Support Worker programme by visiting the  HEE website.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s Awards are now open

Applications for the 2021 Chief AHPs Officer’s Awards are now open. The Chief AHPs Officers Awards highlight and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by AHP to improving health, care, and wellbeing for citizens and communities.  The application closes at midnight on Friday 31 July 2021. Please contact england.cahpo@nhs.net for any queries.

Workforce and education initiatives

Offering trainees full grants for clinical endoscopist training

We are offering students and endoscopy services a flexible way to train healthcare professionals to perform safe endoscopic procedures. These fully funded 30 and 40-week blended learning programmes are run jointly with a trust. They provide clinical supervision, and all academic content is delivered online.

New national wound care core capabilities framework

We have published a new England-wide multi-professional framework that sets out the knowledge and skills needed by all levels of the health and social care workforce to deliver high quality, consistent wound care across all settings, improving healing rates and patient outcomes.

Study into the impact of emerging technology on the information profession

NHS Knowledge and Library Services in England has welcomed the publication of an independent report outlining ‘The impact of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information professions.’ To find out more, read the emerging technology news story.

Co-designing an Artificial Intelligence capability framework for health and care

A number of high-profile organisations are collaborating with Health Education England and the University of Manchester to help shape the future of education and training in Artificial Intelligence.

Attendees including Babylon HealthBarclaysGoogle Health and Bupa recently came together to take part in a virtual workshop to help shape an AI capability framework, which will outline the knowledge, skills, behaviours and professional attributes that are needed by clinical professionals working in health and care.

Read more about the workshop and HEE’s Digital, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies in Education (DART-Ed) programme, which is delivered with key partners, including NHSX.

Graduates into Health programme looking for NHS managers to help mentor future leaders in digital, data and technology

The Health Innovation Network’s Graduates into Health team has recruited over 70 graduates into 27 NHS organisations nationally through its NHS Graduate Digital, Data & Technology (DDaT) scheme and will be recruiting hundreds more in the next couple of years.

As part of the two-year scheme, commissioned by Health Education England and supported by NHSX, each graduate receives a mentor to help shape their development. The team is seeking NHS managers from a wide range of backgrounds (e.g., informatics, clinical, operational management) – to get involved contact lianne.onslow1@nhs.net.

There’s still chance to apply for forward thinking digital futures programme

HEE working in partnership with Yale University, USA are looking for the digital leaders of tomorrow who want to explore health and social care on an international scale to enable them to collaborate more effectively to deliver better outcomes for the populations they serve.

The programme is aimed at groups of senior leaders and each team should include a Local Authority lead, a senior educationalist and a senior clinician or manager from within a local health and social care system.

Apply today for this unique international digital leadership programme.

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disabilities and Autism

The training is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training.

The training will ensure staff working in health and social care receive learning disability and autism training, at the right level for their role. They will have a better understanding of people’s needs, resulting in better services and improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

Health Education England is marking Care Month and Learning Disability Awareness week 14-20th June to highlight the training and to also share information from the webpages.

Please take a look at the video of Oliver’s story https://youtu.be/MG_qK5R1_as and if you would like to find out more, you can register for the next public stakeholder event on Zoom on 6th July registration is now open.  This event is open for everyone, including carers and their families.

Updates from e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)  

Recent updates on the e-LfH platform include:

 

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.

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