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Paediatrics module for Paramedics

Posted on: April 13th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked with the College of Paramedics to produce 9 modules on paediatric care for paramedics.

Paramedics and those who work alongside them will find the modules useful when caring for children in different settings. Experienced paramedics, newly registered paramedics, students and assistant practitioners will all find this module helps to build knowledge and confidence.

The paediatrics for paramedics’ modules includes:

  • Introduction to paediatrics for paramedics
  • Applying safeguarding in practice
  • Childhood rashes
  • Diabetes in children
  • Poisons and toxidrome
  • The child with fever
  • The limping child
  • The child with respiratory distress
  • The vomiting child

Within each module, interactive sessions can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and last approximately 20 minutes.

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

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Toolkit available for the health and social care workforce

Posted on: April 13th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan, online resources which provide an overview of CVD care across the entire patient pathway and promote better patient care were selected for a new Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit in the Cardiovascular Disease elearning programme. The toolkit can be used for training and development by the health and social care workforce, including multi-disciplinary teams.

You can read more about the Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit by visiting the programme page.

New online eating disorder learning available for the nursing workforce

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.

To support the nursing workforce in identifying and supporting people with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with the charity Beat to launch online eating disorder training for nurses.

The 3 sessions take approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete each and can be completed at the learner’s own pace. To find out more, visit the eating disorders elearning programme webpage.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 56

Posted on: April 11th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

We hope this bulletin will be helpful and provides you with a summative overview of all information, documentation, and announcements made by HEE and our partners.

We will be updating this bulletin as further information, documentation, and announcements occur.

Key Messages and links to 5 April 2022

Welcome to Health Education England’s regular stakeholder bulletin. In this bulletin we will provide:

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

Weekly messages from HEE

Read the recent message from Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, HEE:

Strength in tough times

The NHS and our people need to recover from the pandemic, deal with a huge backlog of care, and prepare for longer term challenges such as rising numbers of people with more than one condition, an ageing population, and mainstreaming new technology. That is why HEE has been commissioned to produce a new strategic planning framework to identify the drivers for workforce planning in 2037, including social care for the first time, and why we are building a new organisation with NHS England, NHS Improvement and NHS Digital to align workforce, service, finance, and technology. Read the full article on the HEE website.

 Recommendations for fairer tariff funding

Since April 2021, HEE has assumed greater responsibility for the development of the healthcare education and training placement tariffs. Supported by the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS England/ Improvement, and other stakeholders’ we have developed recommendations to reform tariff funding across all education and training from September 2022. We are pleased to be at the helm of this work. There is much more to be done, but funding and plans for 22/23 provide a good foundation for us to be collectively ambitious for the future. Visit the HEE website to read Navina’s blog in full.

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.

Lateral flow tests for NHS patient facing staff

From 1 April 2022, NHS patient facing staff should continue to test twice weekly when asymptomatic. Lateral flow tests will continue to be available through the gov.uk portal for NHS staff working in a patient-facing role. Health and care students should ask their NHS employer, or main NHS contact, whether they need to take part in the NHS staff testing programme if they are working in a patient-facing environment – if the answer is yes, they will be able to access tests via gov.uk identifying as NHS staff.

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


HEE Blended Learning Guidance launched

HEE has launched a comprehensive guide to blended learning for undergraduate education in healthcare across multiple professions.

The guidance includes contributions from across healthcare professions and follows the success of the HEE 2019/20 mandate to explore alternative routes into nursing to widen access and increase the nursing workforce in England. This new blended learning approach now means the NHS and partners can widen access and participation for training and education and promote diversity and inclusion in the wider healthcare workforce. To read the report click here. For more information about Blended Learning, email: blendedlearning@hee.nhs.uk.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion National Learner Assembly – Save the Date!

The second EDI National Learner Assembly will be held this year on 27 May 9.30am-4.30pm. The free to attend, full day online event will be chaired by learners, for learners, in collaboration with senior leaders at HEE to address concerns and share best practice to enable change. Keynote speakers include HEE Chief Executive Dr Navina Evans and North East Postgraduate Dean Prof. Namita Kumar.

Keep a look out as sign up instructions and full agenda will follow soon.


Launch of enhance: Enhancing Generalist Skills programme

HEE has recently launched the enhance: Enhancing Generalist Skills programme. This programme details how HEE will deliver the recommendations from the Future Doctor report and build on learning from the pandemic. The programme will help healthcare teams preserve and develop their generalist skills, supporting ‘whole person’ care for complex patients with multiple chronic conditions, and applying knowledge and learning to reduce health inequalities to address local health priorities. Our new programme handbook outlines the background to the work and expectations of participants, with a structure to guide learning activities that can meet the programme’s outcomes. Find out more about the programme and download our handbook.

Did you take part in the review of the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)?

HEE recently undertook a root and branch review of the CSTF which included the first ever online surveys asking NHS staff and People Professionals in England for their views on their statutory and mandatory training experience. We received over 2,000 responses.  The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) surveys have helped HEE to better understand users’ views on what’s working well with the framework and what could be improved and has been used to inform conversations and planning regarding reforms to statutory and mandatory training in England.

To read a summary report and slide pack of the findings and recommendations of the CSTF Review, see highlights from the surveys, understand the next steps for 2022/2023 and how to get involved in the next stage of this important work please visit the Enabling Staff Movement page of the website.

Doctors returning to training supported in escalating concerns and speaking up

HEE’s SuppoRTT team have developed a virtual reality (VR) resource for doctors returning to training, which uses a clinical scenario to explore the topic of Escalating Concerns and Speaking Up, skills that are increasingly recognised as contributing to the quality and safety of care for patients. Learners will explore techniques and develop skills in a safe, virtual environment. To learn more, watch this short promotional video.

Visit the SuppoRTT catalogue page in the NHS Learning Hub to access the resource.

Allied health professions

AHP Faculty Toolkit

An AHP Faculty Toolkit has been created as a resource, in response to feedback on key resources, to support those wanting to establish a Faculty or wanting to improve the effectiveness of an existing AHP Faculty. Read more on the HEE website.


Pharmacy survey on genomics knowledge and training opportunities

We would like to invite all pharmacy staff to complete a short survey on your current practice and training requests in relation to genomics. The survey can be completed online at https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/GenomicsInPharmacy. The survey is open to all pharmacy staff, including pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and dispensers, assistants and support staff.

Workforce and education initiatives
New guidance for nursing on what good looks like

The What Good Looks Like (WGLL) framework sets out an ambitious, common vision across seven success measures for digital transformation. The nursing profession is in a unique place to support the realisation of this vision and lead the work collaboratively across the health and social care system.

This new guidance, developed with nurses across health and social care, supports nursing leaders in applying the WGLL principles as part of your ICS or organisation’s digital transformation journey. Further supporting resources, including how to put the guidance into practice, are available on the Digital Nursing Resources FutureNHS workspace.

Year of the Digital Profession / Digital and Data awards

NHS England and NHS improvement has launched the Year of the Digital Profession, an initiative committed to building a workforce of informatics experts in health and social care to meet the demands of the sector. A key moment for the year is the launch of the Digital and Data Awards which will recognise the achievements of individuals who work within a digital, data, technology or informatics role, either as their appointed role or as part of their clinical or professional role working in health and care.  The awards are open to clinicians and professionals. Celebrate your colleague’s work and enter here.

Consultation open for Biomedical Scientist (Degree) apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Standards describe the high-level knowledge, skills and behaviours required to carry out a defined occupation. The Biomedical Scientist Trailblazer Group have opened a consultation on the draft apprenticeship standard for the Level 6 Biomedical Scientist. The consultation will be available until 12pm on 13th April 2022. All feedback will be reviewed following the closing date and the Trailblazer will consider where amendments should be made to the draft standards. The Standards will then be submitted to the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to seek approval. Click this link to access the consultation for the Biomedical Scientist apprenticeship standard.

The Future of Healthcare Work Experience: Discovery Report

HEE is committed to working with partners to improve the work experience and work-related learning offer to all our communities, for the benefit of individuals, health and care employers, patients and service users.

Following the release of The Future of Healthcare Work Experience: Discovery Report in 2021, we have now published a response to this document, which outlines in practical terms how we are working with partner organisations to take its recommendations forward. You can view The report and the response paper on the HEE website.

elearning for healthcare

Keep up to date with all the latest additions to the elfh platform here.


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. 

NHS Health Check programme refreshed for spring!

Posted on: April 11th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The NHS Health Check programme was developed for health trainers, pharmacy staff, health care assistants and anyone involved in the delivery of the NHS Health Check. The NHS Health check is available to people in England aged 40 to 74 years old and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Existing video based resources have been refreshed by Health Education England and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). The videos provide introductory knowledge about the NHS Health Check, which compliments locally commissioned training.

In addition, a new NHS Health Check training hub has been added to the programme, which offers learners with an interactive townscape. By exploring the townscape, learners are directed to a variety of external resources, which are relevant to the NHS Health Check.

To read more about the resources, please visit the programme page.

Foundation elearning programme update April 2022

Posted on: April 11th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Welcome to your April 2022 update about the Foundation elearning programme.

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

Patients with long term conditions (chronic disease). How good are you at helping them after they leave hospital?

Available in the elearning for healthcare Foundation Programme (2021 curriculum) – these sessions cover areas in your curriculum on; FPC 1: Clinical Assessment, FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation, FPC 3: Holistic Planning, FPC 4: Communication and Care and FPC 5: Continuity of Care:

Check the programme to see other sessions that might help you.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training: https://www.elfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

Updates to the Long COVID elearning programme are available

Posted on: April 11th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Broadening the health and care workforce’s understanding of long COVID is the aim of this elearning programme, dedicated to long COVID and post-COVID syndrome. This resource was developed in partnership with Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust and NHS England and NHS Improvement for those working with patients presenting with long COVID, outside of a Specialist Post-COVID Assessment and Treatment Service.

Further to the Introduction to Long COVID and Post-COVID Syndrome, new sessions on Living with Long COVID and Managing Symptoms of Long COVID are now available. An additional, curated list of external resources on long COVID is also available to access. Each of the elearning sessions takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a certificate is available to download on completing each session.

Additional sessions on maternity and mental health are being developed and are expected to be available in Autumn 2022.

Accessing the session

To read more about the session, please visit the Long COVID programme page.

Refresh your knowledge on Preventing Falls in Hospital

Posted on: April 6th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The cost of treating falls in hospitals in the UK has been estimated at £630 million per year. Although most falls do not result in injury, patients can have psychological and mobility problems as a result of falling.

Developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Preventing Falls in Hospital elearning programme aims to reduce inpatient falls with a Fallsafe module aimed at hospital based nurses and a Carefall module aimed at foundation doctors. Learners can expect interactive modules designed to help them gain knowledge in patient and environmental falls risk factors, the patient assessment and post fall management. Both modules have been designed to complement, local falls prevention policies and processes.

You can read more about the elearning resource by visiting the programme page.

This programme can also be accessed via the Electronic Staff Register (ESR).

New module on pregnancy available in the nursing programme

Posted on: March 31st, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

A new module has been added to SCRIPT’s Nursing elearning programme. Pregnancy and the Puerperium is now available, in addition to existing modules developed for qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses. Every SCRIPT module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals. You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

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