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New Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme launched

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and NHS England and NHS Improvement, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme supporting midwifery professionals.

The Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme has been designed for student midwives, lecturers, managers, practising clinical midwives and maternity support workers in the UK who want to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. The course provides short, easy to understand summaries of current research evidence on this topic together with brief overviews of the current national maternity policies that recommend continuity of carer.
Commenting on the resource The RCM said: The Royal College of Midwives supports the aim of Midwifery Continuity of Carer as a positive, evidence-based model of midwifery care. Midwives and managers may find these learning resources helpful for planning for future implementation in the post-pandemic period.”

HEE’s Lead Midwife, Sally Ashton May, said: “Our new continuity of carer resource has been developed for the midwifery community to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. This free online resource, developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives includes interactive resources to bust some myths as well as lessons from service to support learning from earlier successes and challenges.”

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-continuity-of-carer/.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 12

Posted on: July 6th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 1st July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office –

This week’s message is written by Professor Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director and Freedom to Speak up Guardian at Health Education England. He writes about health and wellbeing support during and post COVID-19 and our collective influence on practices, curricula and programmes to ensure they value us all, each other and our wellbeing, and support healthy, happy and sustainable careers. Read the full message here.

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

The importance of risk assessing and supporting rotating junior doctors from a BAME background – On Monday 22 June, HEE and NHS England and NHS Improvement sent a letter to Regional Medical Directors and Regional Postgraduate Deans highlighting the importance of employers having sufficient processes in place to identify, risk assess and support all rotating junior doctors from a BAME background. The letter also highlighted the published guidance on how to enhance risk assessments for staff, particularly for at risk vulnerable groups. 

FAQs for nursing and midwifery students – A set of FAQs for nursing and midwifery students, developed by HEE, the Council of Deans of Health, NHS Employers and union partners, has now been published. The document sets out the transition back to supernumerary placements to enable students to progress with their education or complete their programme and join the NMC register.

UCAS Facebook Live for prospective nursing students – Last week, HEE’s Chief Nurse Mark Radford took part in a UCAS Facebook Live promoting nursing alongside Amy Fancourt, a mental health nursing student and RCN student council member, and Sadeka Davy, a trainee nursing associate. The broadcast covered a range of questions about pursuing nursing as a career and had 24,000 unique viewers with a reach that was twice as big as UCAS’s two previous broadcasts combined. The UCAS Facebook Live is available to view on UCAS’s Facebook page.

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

Rapid Expansion of AHP placements: Simulation and Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) webinar – Whilst we aim to expand our workforce by increasing the number of Allied Health Professionals in education, we need to ensure that we also have adequate good quality placements and learning environments to support this. There is increasing potential to include simulation and TECS* placements as part of this.

We know that many HEIs and Trust are doing this already so aim of the webinar is to:

  • Define what we mean by simulated and TECS* placements
  • Explain and share the opportunities and resources already in place to support simulation
  • Provide the regulatory and professional body position on simulation and TECS placements
  • Showcase examples from around the country, many of which are easily generalisable/applicable to different professions and areas.

Presenters will include:

  • Beverley Harden, Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England & Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, England
  • Brendan Edmonds, HCPC
  • Ruth Allerton, AHP Placement Capacity Expansion Project
  • The TEL team
  • David Marsden, Regional AHP Lead for North East and Yorkshire, HEE

*Technology enabled care services (TECS) refers to the use of telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care in providing care for patients with long term conditions that is convenient, accessible and cost-effective.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 July, 9am-midday. To join on the day, please click here.

Student Number Controls cap (bidding for additional undergraduate healthcare places) – In May, the Department of Health and Social Care announced its support package for universities and students, which included temporary controls capping the number of students for the 2020/21 academic year. The controls allow HEIs to recruit UK and EU students for 2020/21 up to a set level, based on their forecast plus an additional 5%.

To ensure that barriers are not put in the way of increasing the future domestic supply of nursing and allied health professionals, the announcement included a number of dispensations and supporting measures for full-time healthcare courses at degree level. These included an additional 5,000 course places ringfenced for students studying nursing, midwifery or selected allied health profession courses.

HEIs can bid for the additional healthcare places, and the Department for Education’s (DfE) bidding portal opened on Thursday 18th June 2020. Originally set to close on the 26th June 2020, due to extremely strong demand for additional nursing, midwifery and healthcare places, the Department of Health and Social Care and HEE have agreed with DfE to extend the timetable for bids until 5pm on Friday 17th July 2020. HEIs can bid here.

Clinical Placement Expansion Programme – To support healthcare course growth, both planned and as a consequence of the ‘5,000 additional place’ bidding, HEE has launched the Clinical Placement Expansion Programme.

NHS England & NHS Improvement ran the Clinical Placements Support Programme for nursing in 2019, with 142 NHS Trusts working together with their local higher education institutions to create more than 7,500 new nursing clinical placement places. HEE is repeating this scheme for 2020 and expanding this to include placements for students training in selected allied health professions (AHP).

Bids to the Clinical Placements Expansion Programme can complement other funding bids, such as those already entered for AHP clinical facilities and to the Strategic Support Fund. Only by increasing both course places and placement capacity together will see the growth in pre-registration training that the Interim People Plan demands, and we hope to see alignment of bids between bids to the DfE for additional course places and to HEE for clinical placement expansion funding.

There are bidding forms for placement providers/facilitators to complete, and these need to be returned to educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk also by 5pm on Friday 17th July.

These initiatives are central to our ability to deliver growth in undergraduate supply. The determination and innovation shown by Schools of Healthcare throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has helped us to secure them and to provide the reassurance that we can continue to expand undergraduate healthcare courses as previously planned.

COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Toolkit for NHS Trusts – A toolkit to support NHS Trusts during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was developed from a library search requested on Recovery by the Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which has since been shared with 46 other Trusts.

The toolkit is a collation of resources including sections on recovery planning, capacity and long-term impacts, workforce wellbeing, learning lessons, organisational resilience and innovation and is available to all NHS Trusts.

For any further assistance with evidence and knowledge please do connect with your local library service for your NHS organisations.

A new resource pack to help doctors in Foundation training – On Thursday 25 June, HEE launched a new resource pack to help doctors in Foundation training. HEE worked with partners to produce this pack of new resources aimed at easing student doctors into Foundation training and supporting them during the training programme. It follows HEE’s review of the Foundation Medical Training Programme, which resulted in several recommendations to improve support for trainees, educators, and the wider system. To find out more about this resource pack, read the full update on HEE’s website.

Greater flexibility for doctors in training – As part of HEE’s Medical Education Reform Programme, HEE has announced plans to provide greater flexibility to medical trainees across the country by extending its out of programme pause programme (OOPP) to include all specialties.

To find out more about the new plans, read the full update on HEE’s website. Please note, HEE are managing these opportunities locally – trainees should contact their local hubs directly to find out more.

An innovative approach to Allied Health Profession (AHP) clinical placements – HEE recently shared a blog from Char, an AHP student from the south east who introduced readers to the AHP placement project she is working on with Clever Together. This project aims to generate insight from the AHP sector to facilitate and support the spread of innovation in relation to clinical placements, as part of the response to COVID-19.

To help achieve this HEE will be launching an online workshop to consider a number of questions in relation to AHP placements and how to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19. All the feedback will be captured, analysed, and shared widely in the AHP community to innovate together.

Choose GP – The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start). Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

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

e-LfH COVID-19 programme – The e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) COVID-19 programme is still being well used by the health and care workforce responding to the pandemic.  Since its launch in March 2020 there have been 1.57 million session launches and during June 2020 the programme averaged 10,000 session launches each day.

For more information about the programme please visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus/

Other e-LfH resources – HEE e-LfH has worked with Skills for Care to add new content to the Care Certificate e-learning programme.

The Care Certificate programme is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide structured and consistent learning to ensure that care workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe, quality care and support.

New scenario sessions have been launched to support learners working towards the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate. The scenarios are an opportunity for learners to apply the principles behind the Care Certificate in a range of settings and represents the breadth of environments where the Care Certificate can be applied.

The existing scenario sessions, which were launched in 2018, have also been updated are now suitable for those who wish to learn via a mobile phone.

The new scenario session settings are:

  • Maternity
  • Learning disability
  • Homeless
  • Reablement
  • Pre-hospital

The updated scenario settings are:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Acute
  • End-of-life
  • Home care

For more information on the Care Certificate e-learning programme, see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

Last month the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with HEE e-LfH, launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training. The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in Autumn, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in June 2020?

There are now over 60 e-learning sessions are available via the e-LfH Hub. New sessions added recently include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 1 Elastography
  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Interpreting Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Mammographic Artefacts
  • MRI Artefacts
  • MRI in Breast Cancer
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Solid Benign Masses

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

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

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care Workforce –

HEE podcasts

HEE’s Professional Support Unit (PSU) has released two new professional development and SuppoRTT podcasts to support trainees during COVID-19. The most recent podcast episode is:

  • Perspectives from the frontline and the sidelines

To find out more or to listen to the podcasts, visit either HEE’s anchor.fm profile here or HEE’s Spotify profile here 

FURTHER INFORMATION

By following @NHS_HealthEdEng you can keep up to date with new information and resources as they are published. Most importantly are the notifications of webinars being broadcast during the week.

Right now, making sure we are communicating properly is obviously incredibly important. If there’s any information you think is missing on HEE’s webpages, please let us know by submitting your question to the HEE Q&A helpdesk.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) e-learning programme updated

Posted on: July 6th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Healthy Dialogues, the Department of Health and the Lancashire Foundation Trust to update the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) e-learning programme.

The MECC e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact upon health and wellbeing.

The programme focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital skill and these MECC interactions only take a matter of minutes while also complementing existing engagement approaches.

There are now four sessions within the programme:

  • What is MECC and why it is important
  • How to have a MECC conversation
  • Signposting
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing

The sessions, which have a combined learning time of approximately one hour, can be used by organisations, staff or individuals. It has been designed for everyone working across health and care.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/

Healthy Dialogues is an independent public health advisory and delivery consultancy based in the UK.

New e-FACE sessions for oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) to develop new e-learning sessions from the Dental Core Training Curriculum in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMFS) to support junior trainees in all aspects of their work.

The resources have been added to the e-FACE e-learning programme and the new sessions include:

  • Induction to Dental Core Training
  • Introduction to Specialty Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Management of Benign Salivary Gland Disease
  • Management of Odontogenic and Oral Infections (Parts 1 & 2)
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery for Orthodontic Treatment
  • Cystic Lesions of the Jaw
  • Facial Trauma.

For information about the e-learning programme and to access the sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery/

Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 e-learning now live

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England (HEE) has worked in partnership with the British Medical Ultrasound Society, JHubMed, the Intensive Care Society and the Society for Acute Medicine to launch its latest programme to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 is aimed primarily at doctors and allied healthcare professionals working in emergency, acute and intensive care settings.

The purpose of the programme is to aid study of lung ultrasound (LUS) by creating one platform where LUS for COVID-19 (LUC-19) e-learning and protocols can be accessed.

The e-learning contains training resources aimed at two specific applications of LUS in patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Early triage: LUS at triage can be used in conjunction with a clinical judgement of pre-test probability to cohort patients. Such process allows affected and non-affected patients to be allocated to suitable clinical areas with a higher degree of certainty.
  • Management of the ventilated patient: main use is to inform management decisions regarding pronation and lung recruitment manoeuvres.
    This resource does not seek to replace formal training delivered within Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) training programmes like Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) and Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS).

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/lung-ultrasound-for-covid-19/

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 11

Posted on: June 26th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 24th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message and blog from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

Despite the inevitable delay COVID-19 has had on publishing the NHS People Plan, it strikes me that all the values we wanted to demonstrate as part of the People Plan have been seen and amplified in our collective response to COVID-19. Read the full message here.

This month, Wendy has also written a blog focusing on the rapid two day mobilisation of our e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Covid-19 programme, which ensured individuals supporting the effort – from allied health professionals coming back from retirement to third year student nurses and medical students graduating early – could quickly access the information they needed to provide evidence-based, high quality care during the pandemic. Read the blog here. 

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

Chat BotNew chatbot for Covid-19 FAQs now live

We’ve made it easier to find answers to Covid-19 questions.

A new chatbot function has been added to our medical, dental and pharmacy website pages.

Give it a go on our Covid-19 FAQ page.

 

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

Choose GP – The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start). Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

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

The e-LfH COVID-19 programme is continuing to be well-used by the health and care workforce and has now been launched more than 1.5 million times since it was launched in mid-March 2020.

Resources recently added to the programme include:

Nursing, midwives and AHPs:

Support for Supervisors

Supporting Student Nurses in General Practice.

Critical Care Setting:

An ICU Quick Reference Guide – Generic

Bedside Guide – Ventilator Emergency Care for COVID-19 patients.

For dentists:

Rubber Dam Isolation – Video (from Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

Resources for paramedics have moved here: Paramedics

Video consultation resources:

Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19 – guidance (from RCGP and NHS England & NHS Improvement)

Video consulting with your NHS – YouTube Video:

Video consulting with your NHS – A quick guide for patients

Video consultation information for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts

Video consulting with your patients FAQs

Video consulting with your patients – A quick guide for clinicians

Video consultation information for GPs

Video consulting with your NHS – FAQs for patients.

Returning Doctors:

CCAS Clinical Queries webinar 4

BMJ Best Practice Article – Interpreting Covid-19 Test Results

Government guidance – if you get Coronavirus symptoms again

NICE Rapid Guidelines

Addisons Self Help Support Group Website and HCP Guidelines

European Society of Endocrinology – Management of Adrenal Insufficiency

Renal Association Position Statements on ACE-is/A2RBs.

Learning Hub – the platform to share your resources

HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team released the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to encourage more organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

Visit our blog for more information.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

Psychological First Aid training course now available – The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Psychological First Aid training course developed by Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), and HEE will be freely available for frontline staff and volunteers. This training course aims to equip staff and volunteers to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress and follows a globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of COVID-19.

To access the training visit the Future Learn website, or to find out more, read the recent Psychological First Aid training news article.

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.

 

June update - New e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Posted on: June 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians. This is the second monthly update about the programme.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training. The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in Autumn, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in June 2020?

There are now over 60 e-learning sessions are available via the e-LfH Hub. New sessions added recently include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 1 Elastography
  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Interpreting Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Mammographic Artefacts
  • MRI Artefacts
  • MRI in Breast Cancer
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Solid Benign Masses

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

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 e-Learning for Healthcare.

The initiative exists to produce solutions which address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services, including the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, an innovative, online technology-enhanced learning platform, the NBIA Online and the development of high-quality training programmes for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

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

What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

The interactive e-learning sessions have been written by UK experts for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians. 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 e-learning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Challenging Scenarios in Breast Screening
  • Clinical Presentations – Implant Symptoms
  • ‘Day in the Life’ series showcasing breast multidisciplinary team members
  •  Image Evaluation
  • Indications for Breast MRI
  • Tips for Reading Screening Mammograms

Monthly updates about the NBIA e-learning sessions

The NBIA and HEE e-LfH teams will be sharing updates on the new sessions added on a monthly basis.

Please visit the HEE e-LfH news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for further updates.

Accessing the e-learning sessions

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

Your feedback

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit our survey.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 10

Posted on: June 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 17th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

To safeguard our future workforce supply, we need to minimise disruption to training and get it back on track. Read the full message here.

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

ARCP webinar

On 3 June, we hosted a webinar for medical trainees on ARCPs. The recording of the webinar is now available on the HEE YouTube channel.

Student Placements – We would like to thank all those students who were able to come forward to support the NHS at this challenging time. It has been hugely appreciated. To be clear it is absolutely untrue to suggest that student nurses and midwives are being made redundant, all student nurses and midwives are required to complete placements during their training. These placements are normally unpaid but to recognise the special circumstances and as part of the response to Covid-19 these hours have been paid and will be until the end of summer. NHS England has been provided with the funding for student salaries as part of the response to Covid.

Year 3 students will be paid till 31st of July and if they have completed hours and assessments can qualify and be paid as full registered nurses. They will move from Band 4 to Band 5 and therefore increase their pay. Any Year 3 student who has hours to complete will be paid until September to allow them to do this. Any year 2 students on placement till July 31st will be paid and after this normal non-paid placements will be re-introduced along with Year 1 students. We committed at the outset of the pandemic to ensure that these students complete their training and are able to qualify. It was always made clear to students who opted into paid placements the arrangements would need to come to an end at an appropriate point so that students could return to their supernumerary status to complete their registered nursing qualifications as quickly as possible to permanently enter the NHS workforce.

It was agreed by all partners, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Council of Deans (CoD) and unions, to support these arrangements. This means any final year student who has been working in the NHS will receive funding until they complete their programme and then they will be able to register with the NMC and apply for a permanent role as a registered Nurse.

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

Choose GP

The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start).

Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives – update report 2020

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives

 

At a time of challenging service and workforce pressures, HEE has remained committed to supporting junior doctors. COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we could have never imagined but has shown more than ever that the strength of the NHS is its workforce, which has shown incredible depth of compassion, strength, and adaptability.

The Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives progress report 2020 provides an update on achievements over the past year.

 

 

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

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now seen 1.45m session launches since it went live in March 2020.  The programme is free to access and the requirement to register has been removed to make it as easy as possible for the health and care workforce to access the range of resources to support them responding to the pandemic.  For more information please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus/

Learning Hub live – how it can help you share and collaborate

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform, developed by Health Education England, that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Since the launch of the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, there have been over 500 learning resources contributed by stakeholders on the platform.  Resources have been contributed by medical schools, operational delivery networks, training hubs, clinical commissioning groups, professional bodies, simulation networks, charities and social care organisations.  These contributions offer and support a wide range of training delivery from videos and webinar recordings, e-learning, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans to web links.

Read our latest case study from the London Training Hubs on how the Learning Hub is helping them to share resources and work collaboratively across primary, secondary and social care.

If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

You can sign in to the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL, visit: telblog.hee.nhs.uk to read blogs about our journey so far or visit: www.hee.nhs.uk/tel.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

Survey of students and learners exploring impact of Covid-19 – HEE’s RePAIR (Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention) team is exploring the impact of changes to education-provision as a result of Covid-19 on attrition and retention of students and learners. The first step of this work is a survey, which is being supported by the national quality team, and uses questions drawn from previous National Education and Training Survey and RePAIR surveys. This launched on 1 June and has gone out to all student nurses, midwives, AHPs, medical and dental students and physicians associates, and undergraduate students studying the health care sciences.  Foundation in year 1 doctors are also asked to complete the survey.

11,807 responses have been received so far. We ask that all learners are encouraged to participate until the closing date on 30 June 2020. https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/2KX1WC/?route=opt2

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.

Four new modules added to the Image Interpretation programme

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Royal Osteoporosis Society and the Society and College of Radiographers to add new content to the Image Interpretation e-learning programme.

The Image Interpretation programme was designed to support radiographers and other healthcare professionals with interpreting and offering clinical evaluation on radiographs and other imaging modalities.

Four new modules on osteoporosis and fragility fractures have been developed which represent valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for any radiographer working in emergency departments, fracture clinics and reporting plain film imaging of fractures.

They also represent a valuable development opportunity for radiologists who come across opportunities to identify previously unreported vertebral fractures when reporting on scans not directly related to the spine, but where this is still visible, such as CT chest, abdomen and pelvis examinations.

The modules will enable radiographers and reporting clinicians to:

  1. Understand what osteoporosis is and common causes
  2. Recognise a fragility fracture and associated injuries
  3. Understand the importance of reporting vertebral fractures
  4. Increase vertebral fracture identification through audit

For more information about the e-learning programme and to access the modules, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/image-interpretation/

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies