Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • NHSI-partner
  • British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
  • University of Salford
  • University of Derby

About the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists programme

With a number of different training routes in Prosthetics and Orthotics now available we want to equip the profession with the skills to support each learner through their clinical placements and early career development.  Mentoring the next generation of prosthetists and orthotists by providing high quality clinical experiences, assessment and facilitation of learning is key to ensuring the continuity of highly skilled prosthetists and orthotists delivering excellent care to patients.

This online training has been developed for mentors to better understand how a learner is best supported to graduate and progress to be a more effective  prosthetist and orthotist.

The content of the elearning programme has been informed by The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, The University of Salford, University of Derby, senior prosthetist/orthotists with extensive experience of mentoring learners and a patient representative.  It comprises three 20-minute sessions, highlighted by prosthetists and orthotists as areas where they would like to receive more training. The sessions focus on building an effective mentor/learner relationship, providing effective feedback and dealing with learners 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 or looking to update current skills.

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  • Session 1: Developing an Effective Mentor/Learner Relationship

This session provides an introduction for clinicians to develop an effective mentoring relationship with learners whichever training route into the profession the learner is on.

  • Session 2: Providing Effective Feedback

This session provides clinicians with the skills required to provide effective feedback, therefore enhancing learner development.

  • Session 3: Supporting the Learner in Difficulty

This session provides an introduction for clinicians to develop an understanding of the principles and techniques required to identify and support a learner who is struggling to meet the required clinical competencies to graduate as a prosthetist and orthotist.

Meet the Updates Development team

  • Lynne Rowley

    Lynne Rowley

    Member of the Executive Committee of British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists
  • Jane Ansell

    Jane Ansell

    Senior lecturer Prosthetics & Orthotics, University of Derby, University of Derby
  • Juliet Sturgess

    Orthotics Service Manager Yeovil District Hospital
  • Simon Dickinson

    Simon Dickinson

    Clinical Director Talarmade Ltd
  • Steve McNeice

    Patient Representative
  • Steven May

    Steven May

    Trainee in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Meet the original Development team

  • 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

Meet the Project team

  • Clair Guy

    Clair Guy

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Communications and Stakeholder Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

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

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists 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.

Further details are available here.

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 elfh directly.

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For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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