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COVID-19 e-learning module available for paramedics

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and the College of Paramedics developed an e-learning module which provides educational support for paramedics and emergency responders.

Supporting Paramedic Practice During COVID-19 is available within the paramedics e-learning programme and includes interactive learning experiences that are accessible on mobile devices.

Supporting paramedic practice during COVID-19

Written by experienced paramedic e-learning authors for the College of Paramedics, the module includes 5 sessions of varied lengths which learners can select individually, or complete as a whole module.

The sessions include:

  • the assessment and management of COVID-19 patients for paramedics
  • paramedic wellbeing during a pandemic
  • mechanical ventilators used in prehospital care
  • paramedic use of PPE
  • COVID-19 additional guidance for paramedics

By completing the module, you will achieve a greater understanding of virus transmission, assessment and management of COVID-19 patients and contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Learners have found the COVID-19 module to be “a very good source of information”, “all very relevant and interesting” and commented that the e-learning is “very clear and easy to understand” and they “will recommend it to colleagues”.

Other modules in the paramedics programme include:

  • clinical decision making for paramedics
  • mental health for paramedics
  • pain management for paramedics

Your feedback and accessing the module

As knowledge of the effects and management of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, we welcome your feedback.

You will be invited to rate and leave a comment at the end of each session. Leaving free-text comments helps us to develop learning resources which are relevant to you and your colleagues.

Visit the paramedics programme page for more information about the e-learning modules.

New Speech, Language and Communication e-learning resources now available

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education, to develop 2 free e-learning resources to support the development of children’s speech, language and communication skills for health visiting teams and early years practitioners working with children aged 0-5 years and their families.

Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication programme

The ability to communicate is a skill that starts early in life and continues across the life course. While we each develop at a different pace, there are key milestones in speech, language and communication (SLC) development. When these are not reached, they indicate that additional support may need to be offered to a young child and their parents or carers. Through early identification of development needs and working in partnership with parents to support their child’s speech, language and communication skills, health visiting teams, speech and language therapists and early years practitioners can make a difference for children and help them to achieve their full potential.

Working through the 3 modules in the Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication training programme will give health visiting teams and early years practitioners an introduction into SLC development, the importance of the home learning environment, SLC risk factors, early indicators of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), a behaviour change model, assessment tools, and resources.

How to access the e-learning

The Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication e-learning programme is available to the health and care workforce and early years practitioners working with children and families. Access the e-learning resources via the e-Learning for Healthcare Best Start in Speech, Language and Communication programme page  and within the SLC Interactive Pathway.

All our Health’s Speech, Language and Communication e-learning session

The Speech, Language and Communication session is a bite-sized resource within HEE e-LfH’s All Our Health e-learning programme which provides health and care professionals with an overview of data and key evidence plus signposting to trusted resources to help promote children’s speech, language and communication development. A knowledge check is also available to support learning.

The session is aimed at health and care professionals working with children and families. It is one of 24 resources within All Our Health which aim to improve colleagues’ knowledge, confidence and skills in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing. Other topics covered within the programme include childhood obesity, dementia, mental health and immunisation.

For more information about All Our Health and to access the Speech, Language and Communication session, visit the All Our Health programme page.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 28

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Key Messages and links to 20 January 2021

Welcome to Health Education England’s stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Messages from our Chief Executive’s Office
  • 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.

There is so much happening behind the scenes

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures

HEE COVID-19 LATEST UPDATES:

We have created a COVID-19 update webpage for 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.

Nursing Student Support guidance during COVID-19

Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced a set of emergency standards that enables final year nursing students (not including those in their final year of a two-year postgraduate diploma programme) to undertake up to 100 percent of their time in clinical practice while that standard remains in effect.

Student guidance has been produced with the aim to provide information to all nursing students in England as to what this means for them during this time. The guidance is focused on how students can support the health and care system during this time of emergency and how we will support their health and wellbeing and their education.

Latest update on 2021 specialty recruitment – release of candidates and doctors in postgraduate training for recruitment and assessments.

The four statutory Education Bodies have worked closely together to agree contingency arrangements for postgraduate medical education and training during the COVID-19 outbreak. Joint statements are available here.

Healthcare Learners’ Coronavirus Advice Guide

The Healthcare Learners Coronavirus Advice Guide aims to serve as an aid to healthcare learners to provide them with useful hints, tips and advice to use during the current COVID-19 pandemic and to protect against other infections. The advice given in this document has been collated from questions posed to HEE and experiences shared by healthcare learners working on the front line.

Webinar on the Covid-19 vaccine and options for cancer patients

GatewayC, a free online cancer education platform developed for primary care professionals across England, is funded by Health Education England and helps users to identify, refer and support patients with symptoms on a suspected cancer pathway. GatewayC’s latest webinar – COVID-19 Vaccine for Cancer Patients – is on Wednesday 27 January (13:00 – 13:30).

HEE TRAINING AND EDUCATION CORE PRIORITY UPDATES –

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

Latest figures show welcome rise in university acceptances to study for the allied health professions

University acceptances to study for the allied health professions (AHPs) in England rose by an encouraging 17.5 per cent last year compared with 2019, latest figures reveal.

Acceptances rose in all regions, and for all the AHP subjects except one, where the numbers remained static.

It follows a concerted campaign by Health Education England involving a number of initiatives to drive recruitment to the AHP professions. These include raising the profile of the AHPs in the armed forces, in association with Step into Health, and teaming up with the online WoW (World of Work) Show to inspire young people about their future careers.

Applications for the Scientist Training Programme (STP)

The National School of Healthcare Science is delighted to announce that applications for the 2021 Scientist Training Programme (STP) open on Monday 25th January.

The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning. Whilst on the programme trainees will also complete a part-time master’s degree at the university offering the chosen specialism.

Trainees will complete the programme and be employed at a local level by an NHS Trust in England on a fixed term training contract salaried at AfC band 6.

The number of positions available varies each year, this year we are planning to offer jobs to over 300 successful applicants.

Anyone interested in applying to the programme can join our Q&A webinar on Thursday 28 January at 2:00pm. Click here for further details.

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

RCP Dental Webinar – Wednesday 27 January at 7pm

Join us for a webinar on Review of Competency Progression for dental. Including updates on foundation, core and specialty as well as answering questions on the night.

Ask questions in advance

Link to join the webinar on the night

New initial education and training standards for pharmacists published by the General Pharmaceutical Council

HEE has welcomed the new initial education and training standards for pharmacists published by the General Pharmaceutical Council. These standards will ensure that skilled pharmacists will play an integral part in the future healthcare workforce.

HEE will work with partners to provide a programme to realise the new standards. Changes will include the current pre-registration year evolving into a Foundation year and will be informed by the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme. This will entail evolving support for trainees and supervisors.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – New “Getting exam ready” resources

The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme is helping learners to develop their practice and prepare for the delayed registration assessment. The programme offers access to educational supervision, a bespoke library of resources, learning events and more.

Learners are currently focused on the delayed registration assessment, with the GPhC confirming March dates. The programme team is developing a series of resources to help learners get ‘exam ready’. The first session aims to focus learners’ revision by helping them to create a good study plan and calm down their nerves. This first video session is available via the Learning Hub and can also be listened to as a podcast.

We encourage all provisionally registered pharmacists to sign up for the programme to benefit from all the support available. The closing deadline has been extended until 10th May 2021 and you can find out more on the IFPP website.

Those working in community pharmacy, primary care and Health in Justice can further benefit by joining the Foundation Pharmacist Pathway 2020/21. Cohort 2 opened this month, and you can find out more on the CPPE website.

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

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

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 ninth update about the programme.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to be completed in 2021 to support your training needs.

What’s new?

There are 90 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Correlating Ultrasound and Mammography
  • Clinical Relevance of Breast Density Measurement in the UK
  • Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Medicolegal Considerations in Breast Imaging.
  • Standard Mammographic Views

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.

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

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

Respiratory Physiotherapy programme author wins Dean’s Award

Congratulation to Debbie Thackray, author of Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH)’s Respiratory Physiotherapy e-learning programme, for winning the Faculty of Environmental Life Sciences (FELS) Dean’s Award for outstanding contribution in education for 2019/20.

Additional learning resources, including case studies, will be added to the Respiratory Physiotherapy programme in early 2021. For more information or to access the programme, visit the Respiratory Physiotherapy programme page.

The Learning Hub – suite of resources for midwives available to access

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.

Colleagues across health and care have been uploading resources and there are now 850 resources available to access and share with colleagues. The resources cover a variety of subjects including role specific content, mental health, COVID-19 resources (including self-swabbing) and how technology is being used to support simulation-based education and remote teaching during the pandemic.

Existing contributions of content to the Learning Hub include a suite of resources for hospital and community-based midwives from the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network:

Managing respiratory tract secretions in self-ventilating babies

Community midwives poster

Keeping babies warm

Use of donor breast milk

The success of the Learning Hub relies on new resources being added

Hundreds of colleagues working across health and care have contributed resources to the Learning Hub to enable other colleagues to learn from and enhance the learning experience the Learning Hub can provide. The success of the Learning Hub relies on new resources being added and the Learning Hub team is grateful to those who have already contributed content and is keen to encourage more people to share their resources.

It only takes a few minutes to contribute a resource to the Learning Hub. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an e-Learning for Healthcare username and password or NHS OpenAthens user account details or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details. Select “Contribute a new resource” and populate the form with details including the resource title, type, description and author details.

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.

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

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care.

The survey, from the NHS AI Lab (NHSX) with the support of the AHSN Network, will identify key developments within AI space, understand the settings that AI-driven technologies are being developed for, as well as the importance of education, medical classification, ethics and wider system support for the deployment of these technologies. Complete the survey now.

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.

Updated programme on Radiation Safety now available

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

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) to update the e-learning programme on radiation safety for colleagues.

e-RADS supports the information, instruction and training required under Regulation 15(1) of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR2017), which requires that colleagues who are not closely involved with work involving ionising radiations are to be provided with suitable information to avoid being unnecessarily exposed. It may also provide a useful introductory/refresher resource for trainees and colleagues working in departments using ionising radiations.
The programme identifies the importance of following the safety precautions that are in place to avoid being unnecessarily exposed and covers the basic principles associated with keeping their own exposure as low as reasonably possible.

Each session within the programme lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The programme comprises the following the topics:

  • Radiotherapy, including external beam, brachytherapy and unsealed source therapy
  • Diagnostic imaging using X-rays, including planar imaging and fluoroscopy
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine
  • Interventional radiology and cardiology.

e-RADS was originally developed for national use, with the support of expert authors within the NHS. In 2020, the programme was revised and updated in partnership with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) to reflect the requirements of IRR2017 and new technologies and techniques involving the use of ionising radiations in healthcare.

For more information and to access the programme, visit the e-RADS programme page.

Mouth Care Matters e-learning resources now available

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and the Mouth Care Matters team to add Mouth Care Matters, a range of free resources and tools to support health and care teams with knowledge and skills to improve patient oral health, to the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Oral health is an important part of general health and wellbeing. It allows people to eat, speak, smile and socialise without discomfort or embarrassment. Supporting patients with regular mouth care is a fundamental part of care that has frequently been identified as neglected and needing improvement.

The aim of Mouth Care Matters is to empower staff, through training and education, to identify patients that need help with mouth care and ensure it is delivered in a safe and compassionate way.

Two further resources are also available as part of the Mouth Care Matters programme:

  • Mini Mouth Care Matters – which aims to empower medical and allied medical healthcare professionals to take ownership of the oral health care of any paediatric in-patient with a hospital stay of more than 24 hours
  • Mouth Care Matters for Neuro-disability – oral health resources to support staff and families caring for people with a neuro-disability.

How to access the e-learning

The Mouth Care Matters programme is freely available to access via the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub.

Please note if you require evidence of learning you will need to register and log in to record your progress and generate a record of completion.

You can learn more about the e-learning resources on the Mouth Care Matters programme page.

New essentials of wound care e-learning programme for the health and care workforce

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The health and care workforce will be supported in developing the knowledge and skills they need to provide appropriate wound care to people in any setting, thanks to a new e-learning programme.

The resource has been developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the National Wound Care Strategy Programme and Health Education England.

About the e-learning sessions

The e-learning sessions are designed to provide an introduction to wound care and include activities, short films and links to further reading.

Focused on the main principles of wound care, sessions include:

  • Essentials of skin care
  • Essentials of wound assessment
  • Essentials of leg ulceration

The wound care sessions are free-to-access for all health and care practitioners and have been written for learners at level 4 and above. Learners will develop an understanding of skin anatomy and function, skin assessment, different types of wounds, wound assessment, causes of leg ulceration, types of leg ulceration and their management.

The interactive modules take 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Certificates are available on completion of each session.

About the National Wound Care Strategy Programme

These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.

Visit the National Wound Care Strategy website for more information about the programme.

How to access the e-learning programme

To learn more about the sessions, please visit the National Wound Care Strategy programme page.

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme e-learning is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven technologies for health and care.

The survey, from the NHS AI Lab (NHSX) with the support of the AHSN Network, will identify key developments within AI space, understand the settings that AI-driven technologies are being developed for, as well as the importance of education, medical classification, ethics and wider system support for the deployment of these technologies.

Dr Indra Joshi, Director of AI for NHSX, says the findings will influence the work of the NHS AI Lab: “The NHS AI Lab is committed to accelerating the safe, ethical and effective adoption of AI in health and social care.

“This survey enables commissioners and innovators to inform the Lab’s work so the UK continues to be a leading place to develop and test AI-driven technologies at scale for use in health and care.”

Complete the survey now

New e-learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians available

Posted on: January 19th, 2021 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 ninth update about the programme.

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.

What’s new?

There are 90 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Clinical Relevance of Breast Density Measurement in the UK
  • Correlating Ultrasound and Mammography
  • Standard Mammographic Views

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:

  • Interpreting Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Medicolegal Considerations in Breast Imaging
  • MRI The Written Report
  • The Normal Breast

What is the NBIA?

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 e-learning 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.

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices in paediatrics

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

The SCRIPT e-learning programme for paediatric doctors and trainees consists of 23 modules in 5 categories, covering a range of topics relating to prescribing and medicines safety in the secondary care setting, including:

  • Advanced therapeutics
  • General paediatrics
  • General therapeutics
  • Principles of prescribing in paediatrics
  • Surgical specialities

Each 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.

What are the benefits in using the SCRIPT e-learning programmes?

  • 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.
  • SCRIPT e-learning is free to those with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the e-learning?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT e-learning programmes by visiting the SCRIPT website.

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