Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 11 - elearning for healthcare
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Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 11

Alex Drinkall, 26 June 2020

Key Messages and links to 24th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message and blog from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

Despite the inevitable delay COVID-19 has had on publishing the NHS People Plan, it strikes me that all the values we wanted to demonstrate as part of the People Plan have been seen and amplified in our collective response to COVID-19. Read the full message here.

This month, Wendy has also written a blog focusing on the rapid two day mobilisation of our elearning for healthcare (elfh) Covid-19 programme, which ensured individuals supporting the effort – from allied health professionals coming back from retirement to third year student nurses and medical students graduating early – could quickly access the information they needed to provide evidence-based, high quality care during the pandemic. Read the blog here. 

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

Chat BotNew chatbot for Covid-19 FAQs now live

We’ve made it easier to find answers to Covid-19 questions.

A new chatbot function has been added to our medical, dental and pharmacy website pages.

Give it a go on our Covid-19 FAQ page.


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

Choose GP – The next round of GP specialty training applications opens from 28 July – 13 August (for a February 2021 start). Follow ‘Choose GP’ on Facebook or find case studies, FAQs and career information on the GP National Recruitment Office (GP NRO) website.

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

The elfh COVID-19 programme is continuing to be well-used by the health and care workforce and has now been launched more than 1.5 million times since it was launched in mid-March 2020.

Resources recently added to the programme include:

Nursing, midwives and AHPs:

Support for Supervisors

Supporting Student Nurses in General Practice.

Critical Care Setting:

An ICU Quick Reference Guide – Generic

Bedside Guide – Ventilator Emergency Care for COVID-19 patients.

For dentists:

Rubber Dam Isolation – Video (from Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

Resources for paramedics have moved here: Paramedics

Video consultation resources:

Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during COVID-19 – guidance (from RCGP and NHS England & NHS Improvement)

Video consulting with your NHS – YouTube Video:

Video consulting with your NHS – A quick guide for patients

Video consultation information for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts

Video consulting with your patients FAQs

Video consulting with your patients – A quick guide for clinicians

Video consultation information for GPs

Video consulting with your NHS – FAQs for patients.

Returning Doctors:

CCAS Clinical Queries webinar 4

BMJ Best Practice Article – Interpreting Covid-19 Test Results

Government guidance – if you get Coronavirus symptoms again

NICE Rapid Guidelines

Addisons Self Help Support Group Website and HCP Guidelines

European Society of Endocrinology – Management of Adrenal Insufficiency

Renal Association Position Statements on ACE-is/A2RBs.

Learning Hub – the platform to share your resources

HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team released the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to encourage more organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

Visit our blog for more information.

Supporting the well-being of the health and care workforce –

Psychological First Aid training course now available – The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Psychological First Aid training course developed by Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I), and HEE will be freely available for frontline staff and volunteers. This training course aims to equip staff and volunteers to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress and follows a globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of COVID-19.

To access the training visit the Future Learn website, or to find out more, read the recent Psychological First Aid training news article.


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.


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