Introduction to Allied Health Professionals in Neonatal Care - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Health Education England_New logo 2021
  • British Dietetic Association
  • Royal College of Speech and Language
  • RCSLT Neonatal Clinical Excellence Group
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

About the programme

Roles for AHPs within the neonatal specialty are rapidly evolving. A standard approach to education is important to ensure a confident and competent workforce. These foundation level modules have been written to support foundation level training and ensure a consistent knowledge base across all AHPs. This will help gain an understanding of the role of the neonatal AHP and support the application of theory into practice.

 

This programme includes 9 modules, 1 introductory session plus foundation sessions aimed at health and care professionals in occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics and physiotherapy as detailed below:

 

  • Introductory module, suitable for all neonatal AHPs

  • Occupational therapy in neonatal services

  • Introduction to the role of the neonatal physiotherapist

  • The role of a speech and language therapist in neonatal care

  • Introduction to the role of the neonatal dietitian:

As you complete each module there will be frequent knowledge checks with a final quiz on completion of the module. You need to score 80% on the final quiz, you have 3 opportunities to complete this.

Once all modules and the quiz have been successfully completed you will be provided with a certificate of attendance.

In addition to the modules there is a workbook to be completed. The workbook includes further activities to support and promote your learning from the modules.

Primary and secondary audiences

Primary audience: AHPs new to neonatal care, or currently rotating through the specialty.

Secondary audience: Paediatric AHPs with an interest in neonatal care, community paediatric physiotherapists involved in early intervention, health care professionals working in neonatal care interested in understanding the role of AHPs on the neonatal unit.

With thanks to

  • The Neonatal Committee of the APCP for supporting the development of the programme
  • The Educational subcommittee of the BDA Neonatal Dietitian’s group for their support in the development of this programme
  • The Neonatal Clinical Forum, part of the RCOT Specialist Section – Children, Young People and Families who provided content for the programme
  • The RCSLT Neonatal Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) for supporting the development of the programme

Meet the team – Physiotherapy

  • Anna

    Anna Lukens

    Clinical Lead Neonatal Physiotherapist, London Neonatal Operational Delivery Network
  • Emma

    Emma Foulerton

    West Midlands Neonatal Network Lead Physiotherapist, West Midlands Neonatal Network
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte Xanthidis

    Lead Neonatal Physiotherapist, West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network
  • Helen

    Helen Robinson

    Lead Physiotherapist, South West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

Meet the team – Dietetics

  • Sara Clarke, Lead Neonatal Network Dietitian, West Midlands Neonatal Network
  • Lorraine Cairns, Neonatal Dietitian, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
  • Stephanie Tagani, Clinical Lead Dietitian: Neonates, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
  • Karen King, Advanced Neonatal Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Caroline King, Clinical Lead Dietitian (retired): Neonates, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

 

Meet the team – Occupational Therapy

  • Deanna

    Deanna Gibbs

    Director of Clinical Research for Neonates and Children (Nursing and AHP), Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Amanda

    Amanda Clifford

    Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sally

    Sally Payne

    Professional Advisor for children, young people and families, Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Emily Hills

    Emily Hills

    Clinical Specialist Neonatal Occupational Therapist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Amanda Lawes

    Amanda Lawes

    Clinical Lead Neonatal Occupational Therapy, Swansea Bay Health-board
  • Alice Gair

    Alice Gair

    Specialist Paediatric and Neonatal Occupational Therapist

Meet the team – Speech and Language Therapy

  • Katy

    Katy Parnell

    Lead Speech and Language Therapist for the West Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network
  • Annie

    Annie Aloysius

    Speech and Language Therapist and Lactation Consultant
  • Jo

    Jo Marks

    Lead Speech & Language Therapist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • Celia

    Celia Harding

    Emerita Professor at City, University of London

Meet the team – elfh team

  • Rob Taylor 80 x 80

    Rob Taylor

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Catherine Moran

    Catherine Moran

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for Healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Introduction to Allied Health Professionals in Neonatal Care programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

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