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COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca e-learning sessions now available

Posted on: January 1st, 2021 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme.  The e-learning programme is designed to provide the health and care workforce involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of the vaccine and deliver the vaccine programme effectively.

The programme consists of a core knowledge session, the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 Pfizer-BioNTech session, the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca session and accompanying assessment sessions for each.

All those undertaking this e-learning should complete the core knowledge session as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about COVID-19 and the key principles of immunisation needed to deliver the vaccine.  Learners should then complete both vaccine specific sessions as these provide more detailed information including how the vaccine works, how it should be stored, prepared and administered and any contraindications, precautions and potential vaccine reactions. The assessment sessions should be completed after each session.

The e-learning sessions describe the national COVID-19 vaccination programme for England. Most of the information in the sessions will be relevant for those involved in the programme throughout the UK and Crown Dependencies. However, those undertaking the programme in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Crown Dependencies should be aware that some details as to how the programme will be delivered may be different. Vaccinators should therefore ensure that they refer to any country-specific information available, so they are familiar with the details of the programme for the country they are practising in.

This e-learning programme provides theoretical training.  Practical training in vaccine administration, and assessment and sign-off competency is also required before administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the e-LfH website.

New e-learning programme will help physiotherapists treat patients with respiratory problems including COVID-19

Posted on: October 29th, 2020 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with the University of Southampton, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust to develop a free Respiratory Physiotherapy e-learning programme to support physiotherapists treating patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19.

The sessions are designed to support existing and newly qualified physiotherapists who want to update their respiratory knowledge and skills to help prepare them for working in daily and emergency out of hours respiratory care.

The programme includes an introduction to respiratory assessment and the clinical reasoning process, plus more detailed modules about auscultation, chest x-rays and arterial blood gas analysis, which play a significant part in assessment and help to analyse a patient’s respiratory problems.

Further topics covered are:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Humidification
  • Manual techniques
  • Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT)
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Suction
  • Tracheostomies
  • Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing (IPPB)
  • Mechanical insufflation: exsufflation MI:E cough assist
  • Non-invasive ventilation.

There is also a paediatric module which covers the differences in anatomy and physiology when assessing and treating an infant.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/respiratory-physiotherapy/.

Feedback sought on Coronavirus programme

Posted on: October 27th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has created ten surveys to gather feedback from users on its Coronavirus e-learning programme.  The programme launched in March 2020 and is freely available to all colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. The surveys are aimed at all health and care professionals and take just five minutes to complete:

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 11

Posted on: June 26th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

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 e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) 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 e-LfH 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

 

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 10

Posted on: June 24th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 17th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message 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 –

To safeguard our future workforce supply, we need to minimise disruption to training and get it back on track. Read the full message here.

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

ARCP webinar

On 3 June, we hosted a webinar for medical trainees on ARCPs. The recording of the webinar is now available on the HEE YouTube channel.

Student Placements – We would like to thank all those students who were able to come forward to support the NHS at this challenging time. It has been hugely appreciated. To be clear it is absolutely untrue to suggest that student nurses and midwives are being made redundant, all student nurses and midwives are required to complete placements during their training. These placements are normally unpaid but to recognise the special circumstances and as part of the response to Covid-19 these hours have been paid and will be until the end of summer. NHS England has been provided with the funding for student salaries as part of the response to Covid.

Year 3 students will be paid till 31st of July and if they have completed hours and assessments can qualify and be paid as full registered nurses. They will move from Band 4 to Band 5 and therefore increase their pay. Any Year 3 student who has hours to complete will be paid until September to allow them to do this. Any year 2 students on placement till July 31st will be paid and after this normal non-paid placements will be re-introduced along with Year 1 students. We committed at the outset of the pandemic to ensure that these students complete their training and are able to qualify. It was always made clear to students who opted into paid placements the arrangements would need to come to an end at an appropriate point so that students could return to their supernumerary status to complete their registered nursing qualifications as quickly as possible to permanently enter the NHS workforce.

It was agreed by all partners, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Council of Deans (CoD) and unions, to support these arrangements. This means any final year student who has been working in the NHS will receive funding until they complete their programme and then they will be able to register with the NMC and apply for a permanent role as a registered Nurse.

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.

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives – update report 2020

Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives

 

At a time of challenging service and workforce pressures, HEE has remained committed to supporting junior doctors. COVID-19 has impacted all of us in ways we could have never imagined but has shown more than ever that the strength of the NHS is its workforce, which has shown incredible depth of compassion, strength, and adaptability.

The Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives progress report 2020 provides an update on achievements over the past year.

 

 

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

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now seen 1.45m session launches since it went live in March 2020.  The programme is free to access and the requirement to register has been removed to make it as easy as possible for the health and care workforce to access the range of resources to support them responding to the pandemic.  For more information please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus/

Learning Hub live – how it can help you share and collaborate

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform, developed by Health Education England, that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Since the launch of the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, there have been over 500 learning resources contributed by stakeholders on the platform.  Resources have been contributed by medical schools, operational delivery networks, training hubs, clinical commissioning groups, professional bodies, simulation networks, charities and social care organisations.  These contributions offer and support a wide range of training delivery from videos and webinar recordings, e-learning, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans to web links.

Read our latest case study from the London Training Hubs on how the Learning Hub is helping them to share resources and work collaboratively across primary, secondary and social care.

If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

You can sign in to the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL, visit: telblog.hee.nhs.uk to read blogs about our journey so far or visit: www.hee.nhs.uk/tel.

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

Survey of students and learners exploring impact of Covid-19 – HEE’s RePAIR (Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention) team is exploring the impact of changes to education-provision as a result of Covid-19 on attrition and retention of students and learners. The first step of this work is a survey, which is being supported by the national quality team, and uses questions drawn from previous National Education and Training Survey and RePAIR surveys. This launched on 1 June and has gone out to all student nurses, midwives, AHPs, medical and dental students and physicians associates, and undergraduate students studying the health care sciences.  Foundation in year 1 doctors are also asked to complete the survey.

11,807 responses have been received so far. We ask that all learners are encouraged to participate until the closing date on 30 June 2020. https://poll.hee.nhs.uk/s/2KX1WC/?route=opt2

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 9

Posted on: June 16th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 10th June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly COVID-19 stakeholder bulletin.

HEE is working with partners to support the system-wide response to COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure trainees and learners are kept informed of immediate changes to their training and recruitment, as well as to support returners to the NHS.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

In this week’s message we focus on exploring the impact that the current pandemic has, and continues to have, on vulnerable populations and on wellness and healthy living. Read the full message here. 

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

Medical rotations webinar

We held a webinar on 26 May on medical rotations for trainees. The webinar was hosted by Prof. Sheona MacLeod, Prof. Adrian Brooke and Prof. Simon Gregory. The recording of this webinar has now been uploaded to our YouTube channel.

National nursing team shares student midwife case study

This week we shared the story of student midwife Alicia Shirley Burnett from the University of West London. She tells us how it felt to have to opt out of the extended placement when a family member was shielding, why she started a blog for midwifery students and what she’s learning about leadership and teamwork during COVID-19.

Alicia says: “Whether you opted in or out you’re still a student midwife. You’re not alone. Know who your sources of support are and how to access them. It’s okay to ask for support; it doesn’t make you weak, in fact, it’s pretty wise.”

Read the case study or view her video clip on Twitter

Impact of COVID-19 on students survey – On Monday 1 June, HEE launched the Impact of COVID-19 on Students Survey (ICONS), which will remain open for four weeks. The survey will help HEE understand the experience of medical, dental, nursing, allied health professional (AHP) and healthcare science learners, whether they have stepped into clinical practice, into new environments to support frontline clinical services or have opted to continue with their academic studies.

The survey will focus on the support provided to learners during the pandemic key areas, such as induction, clinical supervision, and academic supervision. Importantly, the survey will provide an opportunity to hear from healthcare learners currently working or studying and will inform our approach to supporting these learners now and in the future.

If you have any general queries about the survey, please contact Quality@hee.nhs.uk.

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

Increasing training places for NHS Clinical Psychologists and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists – HEE has recently announced plans to expand the number of training places for NHS Clinical Psychologists and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists, from September 2020. During 2020/21, HEE also intends to increase the education and training commissions for both professional roles by 25% nationally (an increase of 140). The roles will contribute to the design, leadership, research, development, supervision, and delivery of psychological and psychotherapeutic care and treatment, for people of all ages.

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

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now been launched more than 1.4 million times since it was launched in mid-March 2020.

Recent additions to the programme include:

    • Health and Social Care Interventions: Children and Young People
    • Health and Social Care Interventions: Adults
    • Learning Disabilities and Physical Health.
  • A second learning path for staff working in primary care and community settings called “Supporting Patient Mental Health for the whole workforce” is now available. The learning path includes resources for those supporting adults and children with learning disabilities.
  • A learning path aimed at nurses, midwives and AHPs – but is also relevant for other members of the workforce with a supervisory role. The “Support for Supervisors” learning path includes resources to guide supervisors on how to provide effective feedback and support those who are being supervised.
  • A learning path to support student nurses undertaking a general practice placement as part of the COVID-19 response.
  • An ICU quick reference guide.

For more information about the programme select here.

NHS Test and Trace – Colleagues at Public Health England working on the recently launched NHS Test and Trace service asked e-LfH to host the training resources for the staff working on the app.  Due to the scale and pace of its roll out the usage on the programme has been incredible.  Since the programme went live on 14 May 2020 there have been 1.34 million session launches. 

e-LfH usage – Due to usage of the COVID-19 and Test and Trace programmes and an increase in usage on programmes including Care Certificate and End of Life Care, e-LfH has seen a new record number of session launches during one month.  During May 2020 there were 2,491,975 session launches.

Learning Hub live – Since HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team released the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, over 500 resources have been contributed by the health and care workforce – many in response to the COVID-19 efforts to support the sector.

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of learning resources including videos, webinars, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans and web links to support system readiness, recovery and beyond.  New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Many stakeholders from across the health and care workforce, including clinical commissioning groups, social care, professional bodies, charities and the simulation community, have already contributed a range of learning resources.

You are invited to access the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

If you have any questions or require further support, contact the Learning Hub team: enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

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

HEE podcasts - HEE’s Professional Support Unit (PSU) has released a new professional development and SuppoRTT podcasts to support trainees during COVID-19. The most recent podcast episode is:

  • Human Factors in the pandemic (Part 1 and 2).

To find out more or to listen to the podcasts, visit either HEE’s anchor.fm profile here or HEE’s Spotify profile here

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

 

 

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 8

Posted on: June 4th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 3rd June 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly COVID-19 stakeholder bulletin.

HEE is working with partners to support the system-wide response to COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure trainees and learners are kept informed of immediate changes to their training and recruitment, as well as to support returners to the NHS.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid
  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Interim Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

In this week’s message we focus on revolutionising our workforce’s contribution, both in the immediate and longer-term by building teams focussed on skills required, not professional backgrounds. Read the full message here

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

Student nurses – The nursing & midwifery team continues to develop and share case studies that tell the stories of the student deployment over the COVID-19 period.

Student nurse Samantha Stratton was due to graduate from Lincoln University in September 2019 but went on maternity leave before she had undertaken her management placement. Organised through Lincoln University and Lincolnshire Training Hub, Sam has been supported to start and continue her management placement at Abbey Medical Practice, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Samantha Stratton and Lisa Freeman, Director of Nursing at Lincolnshire Training Hub tell us more.

Bringing the employer perspective, Jo Marinas, Head of Professional & Practice Development at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explains how the trust has deployed and supported student nurses during the pandemic.

Feedback Sessions for Healthcare Learners – Health Education England has sent a call to healthcare learners deployed during COVID; to include student AHPs, nurses, midwives and Interim Foundation Doctors. We are running the virtual feedback sessions on Thursday 4 and Monday 8 June; to specifically capture learners experiences around support and training.

ICONS – The Impact of COVID-19 on Students Survey (ICONS) launched this week (Monday 1 June) and will remain open for four weeks. The survey will understand the experience of medical, dental, nursing, allied health professional and healthcare science learners, whether they have stepped into clinical practice, into new environments to support frontline clinical services or have opted to continue with their academic studies. The questionnaire will focus on the support provided to learners during the pandemic in particular key areas, such as induction, clinical supervision and academic supervision. Importantly, the survey will provide an opportunity to hear from healthcare learners currently working or studying and will inform our approach to supporting these learners now and in the future.

Occupational Therapy Virtual Practice Placement – Case Study – The University of East Anglia developed and implemented a virtual practice placement for Occupational Therapy 2nd Year BSc students, using the virtual learning environment Blackboard.

As a result of Covid-19, the 2nd year Occupational Therapy students had their usual face-to-face placements suspended. The Occupational Therapy academic team at the University of East Anglia looked at a virtual alternative allowing their students to continue their learning to achieve their placement outcomes in line with statutory and professional body requirements and to progress on their course.

In the Blackboard learning environment, students took responsibility for a virtual caseload, with a mix of group and individual working; they conducted interviews with ‘patients’, completed their guided reflections in their handbook. They worked through the occupational therapy process with each of the six cases, using their professional reasoning. Occupational therapy theory and practice were interwoven through the practical and written activities in their handbooks, through the student’s learning contracts and their case presentations.

This case study will be added to the chapter: ‘Enhancing the quality and capacity of the learning environment’ in the HEE Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).  

Read the full case study here

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

Health Careers Winners of Step into the NHS competition announced – Now in its 11th year of running, the competition helps to raise career aspirations and awareness of 350 NHS careers.

Over 3,180 Year 7-9 students from 126 schools across England took part. Each chose an NHS role, wrote the ideal job description and created an advert that would appeal to their peers.

Our national winners, students from The Belvedere Academy in Liverpool, created a fun and informative video to advertise the role of an NHS innovation consultant. Chosen from a total of 1,784 submitted entries, each student receives a certificate, a £50 Amazon voucher and a class prize.

A panel of judges from across the health and education chose the overall winner. Trainee GP Dr Tom Watchman said of the winning video: “The animation was fun, exciting, upbeat and innovative!”

This year’s competition saw 66 new schools entering, with the majority of teachers saying that their primary motivator for taking part was to support and raise the career aspirations of young people. 94% of teachers said the competition developed students’ job seeking skills, and 60% of students would now consider a career in the NHS.

Step into the NHS also runs a primary schools competition, which has had its deadline extended to 19 June. It asks Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) pupils to explore the wide range of opportunities in the NHS, by creating a ‘thank you’ to NHS staff, which could be a poem, piece of street art or a creative video.

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

Letter and ARCP update from the four Statutory Education Bodies sent to all trainees, 3 June 2020

This letter states that to maintain the essential pipeline of trained medical staff, resumption of training must be given full support and a very high priority as services are planned and reintroduced. Read the letter in full.

e-Learning for Healthcare – The e-LfH COVID-19 programme has now seen over 1.25million launches since it went live in the middle of March 2020.

Supporting student nurses in general practice

e-Learning for Healthcare has just released a new learning path to support student nurses undertaking a general practice placement as part of the COVID-19 response. Offered as part of the programme entitled ‘Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled’, the training is intended to equip student nurses with the basics and complement local training. You can access ‘Supporting student nurses in general practice’ here

Learning Hub Beta launch – System now live

HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team released the Learning Hub on Friday (29 May 2020).

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.  New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

The resources shared on the platform play a pivotal role in its success, in its vision for collaboration and supporting learners.  Many stakeholders from across the health and care workforce, including clinical commissioning groups, social care, professional bodies, charities, and the simulation community, have already contributed a range of quality learning resources.  Many of the resources are in response to the COVID-19 efforts to support the health and care workforce.  These resources include videos, webinars, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans and web links to support system readiness, recovery and beyond.

Do you or your networks have resources to share?  By contributing resources, you are supporting both the growth of the system and the evolving communities of learners that will use the Learning Hub.

You are invited to access the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.

If you have any questions or require further support, contact the Learning Hub team: enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 7

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 27th May 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly COVID-19 stakeholder bulletin.

HEE is working with partners to support the system-wide response to COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure trainees and learners are kept informed of immediate changes to their training and recruitment, as well as to support returners to the NHS.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Overview of HEE and our partner’s national response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office
  • Signposting to useful resources and contact information

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

Medical Training – The medical training rotations webinar took place on Tuesday 26 May. The session covered the background to the Covid-19 response so far and an overview of plans for August rotations. The recording of the session will be available in due course on YouTube.

The next webinar will take place on Wednesday 3 June 7pm, the focus of this webinar will be ARCP and will be led by Professor Sheona MacLeod, Acting Director of Education and Quality and Executive Medical Director and guest speakers will include representatives from the GMC and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. The link to join the session will be shared on HEEs social media channels nearer the date.

Feedback Sessions for Healthcare Learners – Health Education England has sent a call to healthcare learners deployed during COVID; to include student AHPs, nurses, midwives and Interim Foundation Doctors. We are running the virtual feedback sessions on Thursday 4 and Monday 8 June; to specifically capture learners experiences around support and training.

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

COVID-19 Patient Information for Vulnerable Groups – As we all know it is vital that we and the healthcare workforce can communicate with all our audiences effectively. During the Coronavirus pandemic the need to do so is even more acute.

HEE’s Library and Knowledge Services  team has developed a website which contains high quality patient information that meets the information needs of specific patient groups, and for people that require or prefer information in accessible formats such as easy read, sign language, and Makaton. This enables frontline health and care staff who directly work with patient, clients, and families to find, share and use reliable COVID-19 information. The website at https://library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources/ includes material on the following:

The team will be adding further sections with resources for different patient groups and updating the site as new resources are published.

We would like to ask that you promote the website through your own networks. A communications toolkit has been circulated to HEE’s stakeholders including communications colleagues in trusts, CCGs, and ICS/STPs requesting that they promote the website through their channels to those working on the front line, and the organisations and agencies with whom they work locally, to the benefit of patients and the public. It is expected that staff in across health, social care and the third sector will find this content useful. To view the communications toolkit, click here using the password LKSResources.

If there are other strands of public and patient information about COVID-19 that you would like to see covered, please forward your suggestions to KFH.England@hee.nhs.uk. 

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

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) – COVID-19 e-learning programme –

The e-LfH programme is still be used by lots of the health and care workforce and has now seen more than 1,200,000 session launches. The e-LfH team is continuing to add new content to the programme based on the needs of the workforce responding to the pandemic.

A new learning path called “Physical Healthcare for Staff in Mental Health Settings” is now available.  The learning path includes the following content:

  • Health and Social Care Interventions: Children and Young People
  • Health and Social Care Interventions: Adults
  • Learning Disabilities and Physical Health and can be accessed here

A second learning path for staff working in primary care and community settings called “Supporting Patient Mental Health for the whole workforce” is now available.  The learning path includes resources for those supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and can be viewed here

A learning path aimed at nurses, midwives and AHPs – but is also relevant for other members of the workforce with a supervisory role – is also now available.  The “Support for Supervisors” learning path includes resources to guide supervisors on how to provide effective feedback and support those who are being supervised.  The resources can be accessed here

For more information about the e-LfH COVID-19 programme select here.

e-Learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians now live – The National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative which encompasses a range of solutions to address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services.  These solutions include the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, an innovative, online technology-enhanced learning platform, the NBIA Online and the development of high-quality training programmes for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

Due to the current pressures on the health and care workforce responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the NBIA team recognises the impact this is having on trainees and face to face learning.  Therefore, in response to this challenge the NBIA team has worked with e-LfH and accelerated the launch of some of the e-learning sessions to support the learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please click here

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.

 

HEE TEL update – 27 May 2020

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) e-learning programme

The e-LfH programme is still be used by lots of the health and care workforce and has now seen more than 1,200,000 session launches.

The e-LfH team is continuing to add new content to the programme based on the needs of the workforce responding to the pandemic.

A new learning path called “Physical Healthcare for Staff in Mental Health Settings” is now available.  The learning path includes the following content:

A second learning path for staff working in primary care and community settings called “Supporting Patient Mental Health for the whole workforce” is now available.  The learning path includes resources for those supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and can be viewed here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/621531.

A learning path aimed at nurses, midwives and AHPs – but is also relevant for other members of the workforce with a supervisory role – is also now available.  The “Support for Supervisors” learning path includes resources to guide supervisors on how to provide effective feedback and support those who are being supervised.  The resources can be accessed here: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/641899.

For more information about the e-LfH COVID-19 programme select here.

e-Learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians now live

The National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative which encompasses a range of solutions to address the workforce shortage in breast imaging services.  These solutions include the establishment of a national centre of excellence for training, an innovative, online technology-enhanced learning platform, the NBIA Online and the development of high-quality training programmes for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

Due to the current pressures on the health and care workforce responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the NBIA team recognises the impact this is having on trainees and face to face learning.  Therefore, in response to this challenge the NBIA team has worked with e-LfH and accelerated the launch of some of the e-learning sessions to support the learning for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

For more information about the sessions, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning programme, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

 

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies