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HEAT e-learning programme now live to support workforce address health inequalities

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Public Health England has published its Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), an essential guide for those working in the health and public health arenas to apply a strong inequalities and equity focus to their work.
The HEAT e-learning programme, which has been developed with Health Education England, supports the use of the tool, providing the context and purpose, outlining the benefits of using the tool and taking the learner step-by-step through each stage.
HEAT is intended to be used by a wide range of professionals who want to make a difference in relation to inequalities in their services and work programmes. This includes professionals working at national and local level and those working with commissioners or providers.
The programme has been jointly developed with PHE Centres and Regions and their wider stakeholder audience.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/health-equity-assessment-tool-heat/

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices by healthcare professionals

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT programme was created in 2010 and developed into a collection of innovative e-learning portfolios designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and medicines management among healthcare professionals.

SCRIPT was developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media, and commissioned by Health Education England.

About the SCRIPT e-learning programme

Each e-learning portfolio has been specifically designed for foundation doctors, foundation dentists, paediatric specialist trainees, nurses, general practitioners, pharmacists and other non-medical prescribers. The portfolios are also available to undergraduate medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

SCRIPT e-learning modules cover a wide range of therapeutic topics. A module usually takes approximately 1 hour to complete and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

How will SCRIPT e-learning benefit you?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT will enhance your knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    You will receive a certificate for each module that you complete, which can be used in your online learning portfolio
  • Flexible learningSCRIPT is easy to use. You can access the modules at a time which suits you and revisit them even after completion.

How do I access the e-learning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT e-learning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website at: https://www.safeprescriber.org/

September update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland 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 fifth 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 late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What’s new?

There are over 75 NBIA e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The eleven latest sessions include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 2: Microbubbles
  • Assessment of Risk of Breast Cancer and How This Determines Management
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Physics and Technique)
  • Mammographic Interpretation – Skin and Systemic Abnormalities
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Mammography
  • Principles of Ultrasound-guided Intervention
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Ultrasound-guided Localisation Techniques

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


What can I expect from the e-learning sessions?

The interactive e-learning 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
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Further Mammographic Views
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections


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.

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

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.

New e-learning on tackling homelessness now available

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new e-learning programme has been created to support the health and care workforce in tackling issues associated with homelessness.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the programme.

Tackling Homelessness aims to aid colleagues in understanding the health impacts of homelessness, identifying different forms of homelessness, gaining practical steps to making a referral and highlighting ways organisations can implement the duty effectively.

The programme offers two e-learning sessions:
Session 1 – All our Health Homelessness: This session provides an overview of the topic of homelessness to equip health and care professionals with the evidence, data and resources they need to take action on homelessness in your professional practice.
Session 2 – Duty to Refer for Frontline NHS staff: This session describes the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 duty to refer and provides practical steps to identify people experiencing homelessness. This includes information on how to obtain consent to make a referral to a local housing authority and the steps front-line staff and managers can take to implement the duty to refer.

The following organisations were also involved in developing this e-learning: Pathway, Homeless Link, Doctors of the World, Crisis, St Mungo’s, Shelter, Queen’s Nursing Institute.
For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/tackling-homelessness/

COVID-19 e-learning programme update

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now had 2.2 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

The programme remains free to access by people working in the NHS, the healthcare sector, the independent sector and social care. Our online learning resources have proved invaluable to new and existing staff, particularly where traditional learning environments have been unavailable.

Modules related to Coronavirus vary by profession and include:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO and BMJ
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Public Health England – Personal Protection Equipment
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Resources
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Resources for Primary and Social Care Setting, which includes Safety Netting Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for carers.
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

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

Updates to Personal Health Budgets e-learning programme

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

e-LfH has worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement to update the Personal Health Budgets e-learning programme.

Personal Health Budgets are one way to give disabled people and people with long term conditions more choice and control over how the money is spent on meeting their health and wellbeing needs.
The modules in this programme cover a variety of topics to support the delivery of personal health budgets at a local level.
The modules are:

The modules are:

  • Introduction to Personal Health Budgets
  • Budget setting for Personal Health Budgets
  • Managing risk and decision making
  • Reviewing Personal Health Budgets

For more information about the programme, including access details, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/personal-health-budgets/

New content added to the e-Endoscopy programme

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy e-learning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) course is aimed at endosonographers undertaking or planning to undertake endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue sampling by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or fine-needle biopsy (FNB).

The Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills (ENTS) course provides a comprehensive overview of the communication, teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, judgement, and decision-making skills necessary to undertake endoscopy effectively. It is recommended by the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy that all clinicians working in endoscopy complete these modules. The course includes the following sessions:

  • Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills
  • Respiratory Depression: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership
  • Perforation in Endoscopy: Situational Awareness & Judgement and Decision Making
  • Upper GI Bleed: ENTS in Action

For more information about the Endoscopy programme, including details of how to access the e-learning content, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/endoscopy/.

Healthcare professionals encouraged to discuss physical activity with patients, as new sporting campaign launches

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) partnered with Public Health England (PHE), Sport England and This Mum Moves to develop the Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme, providing healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide brief physical activity advice to their patients.

The Great British Week of Sport is taking place from Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September, as a new initiative led by UKactive, with support from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign and Sport England.  The awareness week aims to highlight the benefits that sport and physical activity have on people’s mental and physical wellbeing.


More about the e-learning programme

Did you know that one in four people stated that they would be more active if they were advised by a GP or nurse?

The HEE e-LfH Physical Activity for Health e-learning programme is free and encourages healthcare professionals to initiate conversations with patients relating to the benefits of physical activity in preventing and managing a range of common conditions and supporting general health.


How to access the e-learning

To access the e-learning programme, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/physical-activity-and-health/

To access further training and resources from PHE, please email their physical activity team: physicalactivity@phe.gov.uk

e-Learning for Community Carers - Hydration in Older People

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Hampshire County Council has worked in partnership with Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to develop an e-learning programme which aims to increase your knowledge and confidence in assessing an older person’s hydration needs and minimise the risk of poor hydration in a person-centred way.

Aimed at any person working with older people in the community, including care home staff, home carers, family carers and volunteers, the e-learning builds on the information and skills you may have already learnt and implemented from the Care Certificate.

The Hydration in Older People e-learning is part of the Hydration at Home Toolkit, both of which have been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association.


What can I expect?

Designed to be as interactive as possible, the e-learning takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and features a short video and an assessment in the form of a case study.

Whilst the content has been specifically designed for community carers, the messages are relevant to all carers, including those working in acute care settings.

Please note that if you have already completed the hydration in older people e-learning via the Hampshire County Council hub, you do not need to repeat the training in the e-LfH Hub.


Additional resources

The hydration e-learning programme is part of the Hydration at Home toolkit which includes resources for the general public, including a hydration leaflet and poster.
For more information and to access these resources, please visit: https://wessexahsn.org.uk/projects/354/hydration-at-home-toolkit


Accessing the e-Learning

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/hydration-in-older-people/


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