Allied Health Professionals - Virtual Reality 360 films - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Health Education England
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

About the Allied Health Professionals - Virtual Reality 360 films programme

Health Education England’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team was pleased to support HEE’s Allied Health Professions (AHP) Programme in delivering the inspirational vision of AHP Leadership fellow Marie-Clare Wadley with these short virtual reality (VR) films.

Produced in collaboration with Nick Peres a leader in VR and digital technology at The Virtual Reality Lab at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, these films, or experiences, give a vivid insight into “a day in the life of” AHPs working in:

• Podiatry,
• Prosthetic and orthotic,
• Therapeutic radiography,
• Orthoptic,
• Dietetics.
• Speech and language therapy professions – coming soon
• Occupational Therapy – coming soon

The first four of these professions have been described as being small and vulnerable, due to the lack of new trainees. This was the reason the films were created – to capture interest and explain, in a fully interactive experience with hotspots of additional film, what someone working in these professions is likely to experience, during a ‘typical’ working day.

The project also supports HEE’s TEL team’s work on simulation-based education (SBE) and the SBE framework.
These 360-videos have been commissioned by HEE’s TEL team, in conjunction with HEE’s AHP Programme.

More information

These new films use the latest immersive 360-degree VR technology and are narrated by the clinicians themselves – giving inspiring and informative insight into their chosen professions. Using VR in this way is cutting edge and is thought to be some of the first work of its kind in health and care careers. The project is part of HEE’s AHP programme’s strategy to improve the supply of AHPs to help deliver the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The films have been created to show a typical day in the life of a podiatry, orthoptics, prosthetic and orthotics and therapeutic radiography professional. You can look around the environment, and watch short films embedded within it.

Additional resources

AHP career resources
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/AHP%20careers%20resources.pdf

Promoting AHP careers
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/resources/promoting-ahp-careers

Teaching resources
https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/career-advisers-and-teachers/teaching-resources

Tell us what you think

To evaluate the effectiveness of the AHP VR360 films, we are seeking some feedback. Please answer the following questions, which will be used to guide future film development and healthcare learning and development. All responses will remain anonymous, although we may need to contact you for clarification.

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Meet the team

  • Marie-Clare Wadley

    Marie-Clare Wadley

    AHP Leadership fellow, Health Education England and Physiotherapist
  • Nick Peres

    Nick Peres

    VR Filmmaker, Head of Digital at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Project Lead
  • Vanessa Cullen

    Vanessa Cullen

    Project manager, AHP Programme Health Education England
  • Richard Price

    Richard Price

    Learning Technologies Advisor, Health Education England

Credits

  • Orthoptics

  • Podiatry

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • Therapeutic Radiography

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