Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • https://www.england.nhs.uk/
  • British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
  • University of Salford

About the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists programme

The development of staff in prosthetics and orthotics to provide high quality clinical supervision, assessment and facilitation of learning is key to ensuring a positive commitment to education in the profession. Feedback from P&O practitioners indicates that, with ever increasing caseloads, many clinicians struggle to attend face-to-face sessions due to challenges with clinical schedules. The University of Salford in partnership with Health Education England (HEE) and The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO), have therefore developed a programme of digital training materials to support P&O practitioners who educate and/or mentor both students and newly qualified colleagues.

The content of the e-learning programme has been informed by P&O practitioners and is designed to help provide much needed flexible work-based support to complement current learning. It comprises three 20-minute sessions, highlighted by P&O practitioners as areas where they would like to receive more training. The sessions focus on building an effective mentor mentee relationship, providing effective feedback and dealing with students in difficulty. These sessions are designed to be interactive, comprising online materials and assessment of learning. This programme is suitable to support any allied health professional who is new to mentorship, looking to update current skills or as pre-reading material prior to attending a face to face session. The programme should be used as an adjunct to face-to-face teaching sessions on practice based learning.

More information

  • Session 1: Developing an Effective Mentor Mentee Relationship

This session provides an introduction for clinicians to develop an effective learning relationship with students, new employees or those transitioning to a new department.

  • Session 2: Providing Effective Feedback

This session provides clinicians with the skills required to provide effective feedback, therefore enhancing learner development for students, new employees or those transitioning to a new department.

  • Session 3: Supporting the Mentee in Difficulty

This session provides an introduction for clinicians to develop an understanding of the principles and techniques required to identify and support a mentee who is struggling to meet the required clinical standard as a student, new employee or those transitioning to a new department.

Executive group

  • Michael Harrison-Blount

    Lecturer in Podiatry, University of Salford
  • Dr Jane McAdam

    Dr Jane McAdam

    Director, Prosthetics & Orthotics and Podiatry, University of Salford
  • Lynne Rowley

    Lynne Rowley

    Chair of BAPO

Project team

  • e-LfH-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Senior Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Tamsin-Koronka-learning-profile

    Tamsin Koronka

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

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