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Stakeholder Briefing – Issue 19

Posted on: September 17th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 16th September 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly messages from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from HEE:

Messages guest edited by Professor Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director and Professor Mark Radford, Chief Nurse. Read the messages here:

Health and Wellbeing Matters

Supporting the NHS to continue to deliver safe and high-quality care

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

Funding boost for clinical placements growth and teaching – HEE has announced that £15m will be made available through its clinical placement expansion programme to increase clinical placements in the NHS and support growth in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and all the other allied health professions. This represents a 50% increase in the funding previously pledged. These additional placements will expand the pipeline of our future NHS workforce across the health and social care system, meaning more healthcare professionals across the health and social care system.

Transforming Mental Health Social Work report launched – An interactive report on Transforming Mental Health Social Work has been launched by HEE. The document highlights the important roles that mental health social work and approved mental health professionals deliver across the NHS, local authorities, voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring the social model of mental health is at the core of our integrated services.

Population Health Fellowships restart in September – HEE will restart the first national Population Health Fellowship for NHS clinical staff in England on 15 September. This aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs and is a full 12-month programme. Find further information here.

Applications still open for new HEE fellowships to help NHS staff shape the digital healthcare revolution – HEE is inviting candidates for 30 new digital health fellowships aimed at helping clinical professionals build digital health expertise into their careers in the second cohort of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships. Recruitment opened on September 1 and runs until September 30. Find further information on the fellowships programme and how to apply.

Updates from the National School of Healthcare Science – HEE’s National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) and the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) have announced changes to the completion of the Scientist Training Programme, which leads to Clinical Scientist registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

As of September 2020:

  • The NSHCS will report directly to HCPC for the delivery of the Scientist Training Programme.
  • Trainees completing the programme will be awarded their Certificate of Completion by the School, which will entitle them to apply to the HCPC for registration.

Find further information on the completion of the Scientist Training Programme.

Meanwhile NSHCS and AHCS, along with the Institute of Biomedical Science, Royal College of Pathologists and Manchester Academy of Healthcare Scientist Education are widening the eligibility criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training. The new criteria will allow appropriately qualified senior Biomedical Scientists, who can demonstrate ability to work at Level 7, to apply to join the programme. Find further information on the new criteria for Higher Specialist Scientific Training.

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme update – This new education and training programme, funded by HEE, has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides a unique opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

Registration for the programme is live and our dedicated programme website provides guidance on eligibility and how to register.

Two new handbooks have recently been published to guide pharmacists and supervisors through the programme. These are now available on the IFPP website.

The programme team is sending weekly updates about the IFPP. We encourage you to subscribe to these updates by emailing fpp@hee.nhs.uk, stating ‘IFPP Updates’ in the subject header.

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

International Place-based Partnerships – HEE’s Interim Chief Executive Wendy Reid participated in our first international remote Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony recently. The MoU ceremony marks the formal launch of a partnership between HEE and the Consortium of Thai Medical Schools to create an international staff exchange programme for doctors and population health fellows.

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

New Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Adults module now available – HEE e-LfH added a new e-learning module on adult suicide and self-harm prevention to its MindEd programme.

The module, which is free to access, offers guidance and advice to anyone who is directly involved with caring for or in contact with those who have suicidal ideas, with or without self-harm, or those who self-harm, with or without current suicidal ideas. This could include health and care professionals, parents, carers and teachers.

The new adult module is available here: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/653238.

There are two existing modules also on suicide and self-harm to help teachers and others working with children and young people available.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

New e-learning programme aims to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing in response to COVID-19 – HEE e-LfH worked in partnership with the Department for Education to develop a new programme for teachers to support children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as they return to school and college from September 2020.

Wellbeing For Education Return – part of e-LfH’s MindEd programme – launched following an investment of £8.2millon from the Government to provide schools and colleges across England with the knowledge and resources they need to support children and young people, who have experienced trauma and loss as a result of the pandemic.

The programme, which will be delivered to schools and colleges via Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, is aimed at education professionals working with children and young people aged 5-19 in education settings. This may include pastoral leads, senior mental health leads, Special Educational Needs Coordinators, school nurses, counsellors, educational psychologists, voluntary sector providers and mental health support team clinicians/practitioners.

To access the programme free of charge, please visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/Component/Details/662137.

The Learning Hub – new features and functionality now available – The Learning Hub team has created a new area on the platform that details service updates and the new – features and functionalities of each release, to keep users up to date with the platform’s development.

The service updates and releases area displays, in chronological order, information about what’s new on the Learning Hub, bug fixes that have been completed and background changes that have been made to the platform.

Since the Learning Hub was launched in May 2020 there have already been an additional eight releases which include functionality for users to be able to:

  • rate a resource by awarding an overall score of between 1 and 5
  • share their opinion on their search experience via a feedback form so the Learning Hub team can learn from users’ experiences and improve it in the future
  • mark a resource as containing potentially sensitive content when contributing; enabling other users to make an informed choice whether they wish to proceed with viewing the content.

As the Learning Hub is still in its Beta phase there is still so much more to come with many additional features and functionality to be delivered which will be released in line with the product roadmap, due to be published October 2020.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL or visit the Learning Hub website to read about our journey so far.

e-FACE e-learning programme launches new module on consent – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) to develop a new e-learning module on consent.

Sessions within the module have been developed to demonstrate best practice and are aimed at Dental Core Trainees (DCTs) and specialty registrars in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS).The module aims to tackle the limited consent knowledge many trainees have by providing consent process training and a certificate is awarded once the module is complete.

The new e-FACE module includes:

  • an introduction to consent that discusses the key principles of the consent process
  • a series of short clinical scenarios that focus on commonly-performed procedures.

The Consent module joins the existing 11 modules that cover the majority of the Dental Core Training Curriculum within the e-FACE programme. The programme is designed to support junior trainees working in OMFS departments. The content is also suitable as refresher material for those starting their speciality training.

For information about the e-learning programme and to access the session, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery/

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our workforce:

Animated Films Raise Awareness of Mental Health Support – Two new animated films have been produced by Health Education England in order to make health and care learners, as well as their supervisors, aware of the help that is available to them if they are struggling.

It is important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. Those in a position of authority should also know what is required of them and how they can help if they are approached by someone who is experiencing mental ill health.

The two new films, one aimed at learners on healthcare courses and the other aimed at supervisors can be viewed here https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/supporting-your-mental-health-wellbeing.

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 18

Posted on: September 3rd, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Key Messages and links to 2nd September 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly messages from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly messages from Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

This week’s message focuses on helping young people and clinical professionals to navigate their route through training throughout their careers, and ensuring they have a line of sight of what the pandemic recovery means to them. We are determined to make career paths for them all. Read Wendy’s messages here:

Young people matter to us and we need to help them

Don’t let data take humanity from your leadership

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

Funding Boost for Clinical Placements – In August, Health Education England announced that £15m will be made available through its Clinical Placement Expansion Programme (CPEP) to increase clinical placements in the NHS and support growth in Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and all the other Allied Health Professions.

This represents a 50% increase in the funding previously pledged.

The funding will be broken down as follows:

  • £8.2m towards an additional 7,000 nursing and midwifery clinical placements across all regions and
  • £5.8m towards an additional 3,800 allied health profession placements concentrating on the prioritised areas such as placement education facilitators with a further £1m of that investment focused on sustainable technologies.

This additional investment has been targeted to support the welcome expansion across all health professions undergraduate programmes this September.

The Department of Health and Social Care is also providing additional funding to support the lifting of the cap for medicine and dentistry courses. Read more here.

New Development Opportunity for Community Pharmacists – New continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists, coordinated by Health Education England (HEE) with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will further embed community pharmacy in urgent care pathways and help improve the care of patients presenting with minor illness.

A programme of workshops is being delivered to support community pharmacists in effective patient-facing consultations and clinical assessments for a range of common minor illnesses.

The CPD is being delivered in partnership with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE).  Workshops will be rolled out across England from September 2020.

Funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund, the workshops build on those provided since last October by CPPE to help pharmacists manage patients referred from General Practice and NHS 111 to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). Read more here.

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

New NHS Education Contract – share your views – From April 2021, Health Education England will be introducing a new NHS Education Contract to replace the varying contractual arrangements currently in place (including the Learning and Development Agreement with NHS service providers).

We believe a single standard NHS education contract, to be used by all education providers and healthcare providers in all settings, will help achieve a nationally consistent approach to HEE contracting and funding for healthcare education and training.

To help develop this new standard contract, HEE is seeking the advice of partners, especially those who use the Learning Development Agreement or may use the new NHS Education Contract in the future. This includes healthcare providers (both NHS and PIVO), education providers (Higher and Further Education), as well as Medical Schools, Dental Schools, ICSs, Training Hubs and any other body who may now or in the future receive funding from HEE for education and training.

To do this, we have created a five-question national feedback survey to receive feedback and we are inviting all HEE stakeholders to review the draft contact and complete the survey. The draft contract and the survey can be accessed here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/new-nhs-education-contract

The survey will remain open until 20 September 2020. If you have questions about the survey or the wider project, please email commissioning@hee.nhs.uk

Applications invited for new HEE fellowships to help NHS staff shape the digital healthcare revolution – Health Education England is pleased to invite candidates for 30 new digital health fellowships aimed at helping clinical professionals build digital health expertise into their careers.

Successful applicants will receive equivalent funding up to 40% of their salary to give them protected time to engage in digital initiatives.

This second cohort of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships follows recommendations in the 2019 Topol Review to ensure that the NHS leads the world in using innovative technology to benefit patients. Recruitment for this round opens on September 1 and runs until September 30.

Successful applicants will be given time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives within their employing trusts. They will have access to a programme of workshops enabling them to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients.

Applications are open to a wide range of NHS staff and candidates may be in training or in a permanent position. Current fellowship projects include a broad and exciting variety of initiatives designed to improve patient care and maximise NHS resources.

Full details about the programme and how to apply are available at: https://topol.hee.nhs.uk/digital-fellowships/

Have your say on the revised ARCP process – As the ARCP period draws to a close, we are encouraging trainees who have undertaken an ARCP to complete a short survey to help us understand experiences of the revised process during COVID-19 and the quality of information and resources provided. Feedback is vital to HEE’s Lessons Learned process, and will inform what we continue, what we discontinue, and where improvements can be made to the ARCP process going forward. The survey closes on 9 September. Have your say here

Dental trainee redeployment experiences during COVID-19 – 176 Dental trainees were redeployed across the system during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Some have been frontline, some providing support in other ways. All have embraced health care sector positions that have allowed transferable skills to be utilised where there was need – providing care for patients and support for colleagues in roles such as: Family Liaison Officers at the Nightingale Hospital, COVID and non COVID wards in secondary care, supporting ICU teams, Primary Care Triple A and Urgent Dental Care services, National 111 triage, Contact Track and Trace and swabbing services to name but a few. In these short films dental trainees share their experiences of taking on these challenges and how they have gained valuable knowledge for the future.

Situational Judgement Tests from 2020 – Medical students / graduates sitting the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) in December 2020 and January 2021 will be accessing the SJT via a digital platform. A computer based SJT will be introduced as part of the application process for the UK Foundation Programme from 2021. An animation film has been developed which outlines what the SJT is, the options available for sitting the SJT and processes that need to be followed. For more information visit https://foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/

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

The Learning Hub – a quick reminder

What is the Learning Hub? – 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. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

What can the Learning Hub offer you? – As the Learning Hub is being designed based on users’ needs and developed using an agile, iterative approach new features are frequently being released in line with the original plan for the Learning Hub in its current Beta phase. This agile approach means users have access to and experience the benefits of new features as quickly as possible to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Learning Hub users can:

  • contribute digital resources including e-learning, video, audio, images, web links, documents and articles
  • search for, access and rate a resource
  • report an inappropriate resource
  • access the resources and share them on social media and with colleagues.

Make a contribution – If you or your organisation have resources to share and contribute to the platform please visit: https://learninghub.nhs.uk and select “Contribute a resource”.  You can sign in to the Learning Hub either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.

Coming soon – The Learning Hub team is currently working on the development of catalogues, which will enable organisations to have their own area on the Learning Hub; offering a home page with branding capability and a place for resources to be made available under an organisation’s own identity. The first release of catalogues will be available soon and enhanced with more functionality over time in line with the Learning Hub roadmap.

Take a look – Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and how this could support your organisation in sharing learning resources: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

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.

New sessions for pharmacists available within the Educator Training Resource Programme – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the HEE London and South East Pharmacy Team (working across London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex) to develop four new e-learning sessions, aimed at developing the knowledge and skills pharmacy educators require for supervising, assessing and evaluating pharmacy students in a variety of primary and secondary care settings.  Although primarily aimed for educators, the modules are also suitable for trainees on pharmacy programmes.

The e-learning sessions include:

  • Introduction to supervised learning events (SLE)
  • Mini clinical evaluation exercise (MiniCEX)
  • Care based discussion (CBD)
  • Direct observation of practical skills (DOPS)

Each e-learning session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes videos and multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge.  You may choose to dip in and out of the sessions when it is convenient to you.

These sessions complement the existing resources for pharmacy educators, which include:

  • MRCF (Medicines Related Consultation Framework)
  • Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) (Mini-TAB)
  • RITA (Record of In-service Training Assessment)

The new e-learning sessions for pharmacists are part of the Educator Training Resource Programme, accessible via the Educator Hub and the ‘Enhancing Learning Through Assessment’ module.

If you would like to know more about the programme, including how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/educator-hub/.

New Adverse Childhood Experiences programme now available – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has added a new e-learning module on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to its MindEd programme.

This module is designed to deliver key knowledge and skills development for teachers and other professionals in schools. The three case study sessions are skills focussed and video rich, with blended learning support for workshop-based skills development. There are also information-packed knowledge sessions as a primer.

The three sessions cover:

  • The science behind ACEs
  • Building resilience for children affected by ACEs
  • General classroom management.

The sessions are freely available to access. A further three sessions will be added later in 2020.

MindEd is a free educational resource for mental health.  The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

ESCAPE-pain – using education and exercise to support people with chronic joint pain – HEE e-LfH has worked with ESCAPE-pain and the Health Innovation Network to develop two e-learning resources, aimed at helping healthcare professionals and exercise instructors understand the principles behind the ESCAPE-pain programme – facilitating group education and exercise sessions for people living with chronic joint pain and learning how the programme may be implemented in their organisation.

There are two ESCAPE-pain programmes designed to support people living with chronic knee and hip pain, and people living with chronic back pain.

The e-learning resources are aimed at:

  • helping interested providers determine how ESCAPE-pain may fit within their organisation and to begin the process towards implementation.
  • professionals who plan to deliver the programme and become ESCAPE-pain facilitators.

Each e-learning session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, with the aim of improving providers’ understanding of what the programme involves and to prepare for the facilitator training.

If you would like to know more about the programme, including access details to the e-learning sessions, please email the team at: hello@escape-pain.org for more information.

We are supporting digital readiness across the workforce:

Health Education England’s Connected Communities project would like your help! Research on career pathways in health and care informatics, undertaken by the Digital Readiness programme in 2019, recommended that further work was needed on defining what networking opportunities professional body’s and other organisations currently offer.

HEE are seeking to rapidly understand the needs of health informatics professionals (bodies, groups and individuals) and how best to engage with them. We’d like to understand more about your participation and involvement in networks to help improve professional and service development in the future. To share your views please complete this survey.

Regional Informatics Skills Development Networks (ISDNs) – Extending to new regions – The flourishing ISDNs in the North West and Yorkshire & Humber provide a wide range of learning, networking, sharing and accreditation resources to support informatics specialists and departments across those regions. Drawing on their expertise, we are jointly producing a toolkit, called ‘ISDN in a Box’, which will contain the basic resources to help the establishment of similar ISDNs in other regions.

HEE will also provide tailored practical support such as limited initial funding for an in-region LSD coordinator and work closely with organisations such as the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and the Federation for Informatics Professionals to develop the professional landscape. We are initially targeting regions where there is an existing strong CIO/CCIO network or Finance SDN, and working with the NHSE Regional Directors, regional digital teams, Academic Health Science Networks and CSUs.

For more information please contact  digitalreadiness@hee.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 17

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 19th August 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Chief Executive, Professor Wendy Reid –

This week’s message focuses on working flexibly and differently in the future. Read the full message here. 

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

Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme: Registration is now live

Registration for the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme is now live. This new education and training programme has been established to support the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists whose training and registration have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides a unique opportunity to accelerate pharmacist early years’ education and training reform and supports delivery of the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

This new Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme, known as IFPP, was officially launched on 3rd August. It is a HEE-funded 12- month education and training programme, starting in September 2020. The IFPP has three aims:

  • To support provisionally registered pharmacists in England transition to full General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration and beyond.
  • To develop pharmacists’ ability to achieve high quality outcomes for patients, improve patient safety and reduce medication errors.
  • To inform the next stage of pharmacist education and reform.

The programme will run for 12 months, starting from September 2020, and will be available to all provisionally registered pharmacists providing NHS funded care and services in England.

This is a positive step towards delivering the recommendations from HEE’s Advancing Pharmacy Education and Training (APET), and meeting the ambitions of the NHS Long Term PlanNHS Interim People Plan and NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

Find out more on our dedicated IFPP web page, including FAQs and an eligibility and process flowchart. Join up to receive weekly updates from the programme team at: fpp@hee.nhs.uk.

Meeting the nursing workforce challenge – You can read what HEE’s Chief Nurse Mark Radford had to say about meeting the nursing workforce challenge in three opinion pieces published by the Nursing Times, Nursing in Practice and Public Sector Executive recently.

General Practice Nursing Specialty Training Programme up for HSJ award – HEE’s General Practice Nurse Specialty Training programme has been shortlisted for this September’s HSJ Awards in the category for System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative. The innovative programme was set up to address the difficulties registered nurses find when trying to embark on a career in general practice. Most employers prefer nurses with experience, but without experience there’s no job and without a job there’s no opportunity for experience. You can read more about the General Practice Nurse Specialty Training programme on our website.

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

Education and Training tariff for 2020/21 published – The Education and Training tariff guidance document, including the 2020/21 tariff rates, have now been published by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC). You can access the guidance document here.

ACP Virtual Conference 2020: Save the date and research poster competition – HEE’s national conference for ACP will be held online as a virtual event on Monday 9 November, and Thursday 12 November 2020. The conference will feature a mixture of live, pre-recorded, and interactive sessions available on demand. Conference registration will open at 09:00 on Monday 21 September 2020. For further information about the ACP Virtual Conference 2020, visit the conference webpage.

Advanced practitioners and trainees are also invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations of their research at the conference. For further information, visit the abstract submission webpage. The deadline for the receipt of abstract submissions is 12:00 on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

 New Roles in Primary Care Guidance – Health Education England has developed the New Roles in Primary Care Guidance.  Available through your local training hub or download from the e-learning for healthcare (e-LfH ) hub, https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/new-roles-in-primary-care/ , you will now have access to additional information about the Primary Care Networks Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) outlined in the GP Contract as well as other new roles and advanced level of practice.

The guidance (reviewed quarterly) includes –

  • An overview of the role
  • Funding
  • Training and development
  • Activities undertaken
  • Skills and competencies
  • Supervision requirements
  • Educator providers
  • Approved ARRS and other job descriptions
  • Case study examples

Any questions? We can put you in touch with your local training hub lead. Email traininghubs@hee.nhs.uk

Improved understanding equals improved health – Did you know that 1.7 million adults in the UK read and write at or below the level of a 9 year old? Or that 43% adults do not understand written health information, rising to 61% not understanding when we add numbers?

As HEE’s national library and knowledge services leads, we are sharing our expertise in health literacy with NHS colleagues. We are also beginning to collaborate with information workers across sectors to increase the health literacy skills, underpinned by digital literacy skills, of the general public. This is so that future citizens have the skills to engage with digital-first health and care services.

To help share the learning, we are training local NHS library and knowledge services staff to deliver a suite of health literacy training resources. We also worked in collaboration with NHS Education for Scotland to develop health literacy e-learning that is freely available on the e-Learning for Healthcare platform. Do promote the e-learning, particularly ahead of international Health Literacy Awareness month in October.  – for more information on our health literacy work contact KFH.england@hee.nhs.uk

Innovation and Transformation on LinkedIn – The Innovation and Transformation Directorate brings together a range of programmes and services to support systems to address their workforce transformation challenges and help develop a more technically enabled, digitally skilled workforce, able to access training and upskill through new and innovative methods.

Responding to key elements of We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21 the Digital Transformation chapter of the NHS Long-term Plan and recommendations in the Topol Review ‘Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future’, the directorate is in place to enable the innovative and transformational change needed across health education.

To help showcase our work, sharing news, gathering your opinion and stimulating debate we have launched a LinkedIn showcase page.

Please follow us and join the conversation. HEE Innovation and Transformation

BMJ Best Practice – an award-winning resource now free to all NHS staff – BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision-making support tool providing the latest evidence-based information to use at the point of care. Funded by Health Education England (HEE), it is free to all NHS healthcare professionals in England.

Rated as one of the best support tools worldwide, BMJ Best Practice includes step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention as well as medical calculators, how-to videos and patient information leaflets.  Content includes clinical expertise from over 1,600 international authors an 2,500 peer reviewers which means users have up to date references available at their fingertips, anywhere, any time of day or night.

All NHS staff in England can access BMJ Best Practice by going to bmj.com/hee where they can register using their NHS OpenAthens username and password (instructions here). Once registered they can also download and use it via an app on a mobile device.

New HEE Non-Executive Director – Health Education England is pleased to welcome Dr Harpreet Sood as a Non-Executive Director (NED). Previously an associate NED with HEE, he works as an NHS GP in London and is a digital health expert with a wealth of experience at the interface of health care and digital technology. Read more here.

Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships in Healthcare – Recruitment for Cohort 2 of the Topol Programme for Digital Fellowships in Healthcare will begin in September. The fellowship programme provides fellows with time and support to design and deliver digital health projects and initiatives in their trusts and a programme of workshops and mentoring to stimulate and support fellows to lead digital health transformations for NHS staff and patients. This will be an exciting opportunity for NHS clinical staff, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dentists, healthcare scientists, pharmacists and others, to shape and accelerate the NHS digital revolution. Read more.

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) are pleased to partner with HEE to increase the number of Topol Fellowships available to Dermatology. These posts are intended to develop successful applicants in digital leadership and technological literacy. Projects are invited for digital innovation in a dermatology setting. These proposals should describe the unmet need, local support for it and an outline of the proposed project delivery.  All proposals should focus on any aspect of AI or digital medicine as applicable to bioinformatics, diagnostics and pathway/training re-design and delivery. These fellowships are open to all members of the BAD and are intended for delivery over 2 or 3 days a week for a 12-month period.  Block periods of study are not possible. Successful candidates will be appointed in line with the Topol scheme and benefit from the cross-specialty and multi-professional working that this offers.  Appointed fellows in dermatology will also be part of the technology workstream part of the Education Unit at the British Association of Dermatologists. It is hoped that successful individuals will be the future digital champions of the specialty.

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

The Learning Hub – Did you know …

  • The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.
  • You can contribute a wide range of educational resources to the Learning Hub, from infographics to videos, simulation scenarios to remote teaching sessions?
  • You can generate and share links via social media or via a direct web link to the resource to widen the reach to audiences across the health and care workforce? (See attached image). 
  • You can search for, access and rate a resource and your learning activity is recorded.

There are many exciting features and additional functionality currently being developed that will be released to users regularly.  This is just the beginning of the journey.

The Learning Hub team is currently working on the development of catalogues, which will enable organisations to have their own area on the Learning Hub; offering a home page with branding capability and a place for resources to be made available under an organisation’s own identity.  The first release of catalogues will be available soon and enhanced with more functionality over time in line with the Learning Hub roadmap.

Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and how this could support your organisation in sharing and accessing learning resources: https://learninghub.nhs.uk. If you would like further information about the catalogues or uploading content please email: enquiries@learninghub.nhs.uk.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit our blog to read about our journey so far.

Toolkit outlines safe return to simulation training – HEE’s TEL team has produced a toolkit for learners to safely return to face-to-face simulation training.

‘COVID-19 toolkit for safe simulation in health and care’ was produced with support from experts in the field and highlights the five areas that need to be considered before returning to face-to-face training with suggestions as to how this might be done.

The topics covered are:

  • Engaging with stakeholders including commissioners, professional bodies, patient groups and employers while seeking expert advice from local infection prevention and occupational health teams
  • Assess risks with groups including learners, technicians and simulated patients and measure outcomes
  • Environmental factors, such as assessing the number of people in a simulated training space and introducing local guidance for cleaning equipment
  • Face-to-face simulation activities with advice on mitigating risk such as registering attendance and providing access to appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Remote access to training by developing and enhancing access to shared online resources and providing remote observation of simulation activity.

The toolkit also features a key note on evaluation and learning which will be vital in encouraging future development and delivery of simulation training. The toolkit is available here.

Flu Immunisation e-learning programme updated for the new season – HEE e-LfH has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to update the Flu Immunisation e-learning programme to ensure it is up to date for the 2020/21 flu season.

With the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that this year’s annual flu vaccination programme is safely and effectively delivered to as many of those eligible as possible to protect those at risk. It is therefore crucial that those giving flu vaccines are confident, competent and have up to date knowledge about the vaccine(s) they are giving. The Flu Immunisation e-learning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and administer the flu vaccines to those who need them.

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

We are supporting digital readiness across the workforce:

Digital Workforce Planning – The Digital Readiness team, in partnership with the North West Informatics Skills Development Network, held a webinar on July 31st to promote the workforce planning activities for determining the current and future workforce in health informatics and the digital workforce. The webinar explained the purpose of the data collection exercises. A recording of the webinar is available.

Please get involved and help us create the future digital workforce! These people are critical to plan for in delivering a high-quality data driven NHS…

NHS Digital Technology and Health Informatics – Workforce Demand Forecasting Exercise – Health Education England (HEE) is looking for help from CIOs, CCIOs, CNIOs and other senior digital leaders in the NHS in shaping the future digital technology and health informatics’ workforce. We would like digital leaders to take part in an exercise forecasting the size of the different areas of the workforce and the skills required in 2030. The forecasts made should be within the context of two alternative, but plausible scenarios developed by HEE of what the future might look like for this workforce. Undertaking the exercise will require engagement and discussions with colleagues and should be a thought-provoking and stimulating one. The estimates submitted will help HEE in developing a national workforce plan for this sector.

The background to this forecasting exercise and further information can be found in a DigitalHealth.Net presentation (20:38 onwards).

To take part please register your interest – Once registered we will send you the instructions and a demand forecasting toolkit. Alternatively, contact Don Liu – don.liu@hee.nhs.uk – at HEE for further details.

NHS Gradate Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Scheme – The Digital Readiness funded Digital Graduates scheme is continuing to fund the rollout of this innovative recruitment programme. The NHS Graduate DDaT Scheme not only increases the number of individuals coming into the health care system with digital, data & technology skills but increases quality of graduates, while addressing the diversity ratios for females in Digital, Data & Technology, BAME, regional variations and career changers. Supported by high quality development pathways this will create a long-term pipeline of fast track entry level staff within Digital, Data & Technology into senior roles, support succession planning and meet increasing technological demands.

The scheme is now recruiting for organisations in the North West, Yorkshire & Humberside, South East, London and the South West. Further details, including contacts, are available on the Graduates into Health website.

Please share the link with networks and colleagues in these regions, particularly in HRD, OD and Health Informatics to enable them to make the most of this great opportunity in getting high quality digital professionals into the NHS.

Have your say on the future vision for the expansion of the NHS Digital Academy – A project is currently underway to determine what the NHS Digital Academy should be going forwards and how it can become the home of all digital learning and development for our workforce. The initial offering, the Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership (delivered by Imperial College London and partners for 3 cohorts of 100 participants) has been well received but is also oversubscribed and meets a particular need. We want to build on this success to support a wider range of individuals in different roles and professions at different levels of seniority.

Please check out the engagement platform where you can download the emerging vision and submit feedback through a variety of mechanisms. This phase of the project is open until Monday 14th September. Diversity and increased opportunities for all is at the heart of this future vision, allowing individuals to make more informed choices. We are exploring how this could benefit all roles at all levels of seniority and be delivered in a variety of formats to support different personal needs, work needs and learning styles. Throughout the Autumn we will be sharing updates including a refined vision and draft implementation plan so there will be further opportunities to get involved.

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 16

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 5th August 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly message from Professor Sheona MacLeod, Acting Director of Education and Quality and Executive Medical Director –

This week’s message is written by Professor Sheona MacLeod and focuses on the importance of working together to restart careers, building hope for the future and confidence in education and training. Read the full message here.

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

AHP Mental Health Framework – Health Education England is developing an ACP-Mental Health framework to grow the new Mental Health workforce.  We want to hear your views. Please complete the survey here.

Student placement expansion and innovation webinar – Friday 7 Aug 10am – Over June and July the Allied Health Profession team has been engaging with the sector through a series of online workshops, forums and webinars. Following the engagement with over 2,000 educators, practitioners and students from across the four nations we will be holding a webinar on Friday morning to provide an update on our findings and outline next steps.

Agenda:

  • Reporting on AHP student placement online forum and workshop with 150 Leaders. Presented by Char Hobbs, AHP Student Placement, HEE and Janice St John-Matthews, Deputy Head of Department (AHP), UWE, Bristol
  • Innovative placement solutions; crowd-sourced learning from practice. Presented by David Marsden, Regional AHP Lead across the North East and Yorkshire
  • Round up of work with regulators and Professional Bodies – presented by Ruth Allarton, HE Advisor
  • Close and next steps. Presented by Beverley Harden, National Lead for AHP, HEE

Join using this link

To find out more about HEE’s work in to support the essential supply of AHPs to the health and care workforce, visit their webpage and sign up for updates.  Visit the webpage and join the mailing list here

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

Pharmacist Education and Training Reform – On 23 July 2020, Health Education England with NHS England and NHS Improvement published a joint letter setting out the context for accelerating the reform of pharmacist education. This letter also announced that Health Education England, in partnership with key stakeholders, is establishing an Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme to help provisionally registered pharmacists’ transition to full registration and beyond. This is because the training and registration of the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first phase of the reform and the purpose of the Interim Foundation Programme is to provide provisionally registered pharmacists with the foundation training support they need. This new Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme, known as IFPP, is a HEE-funded 12- month education and training programme, starting in September 2020.

The IFPP has three aims:

  • To support provisionally registered pharmacists in England transition to full General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration and beyond.
  • To develop pharmacists’ ability to achieve high quality outcomes for patients, improve patient safety and reduce medication errors. • To inform the next stage of pharmacist education and reform.

A joint letter from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement was shared on 22 July with key stakeholders, outlining the context for Pharmacist Education and Training Reform. The letter is available at this link.

A letter from Health Education England was also shared with the 2019/20 cohort of pre-registration pharmacists, announcing the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP). This letter was also cascaded widely with key partners and stakeholders and is available at this link.

Find out more about the IFPP in the press release published on 3rd August.

We anticipate there will be many questions about the new programme. The programme team will be sending weekly updates about the IFPP. We encourage you to subscribe to these updates by emailing fpp@hee.nhs.uk, stating ‘IFPP Updates’ in the subject header.

Maternity Support Worker Fund – Reminder that the closing date for applications and expressions of interest for the Maternity Support Worker fund is 16 August 2020. For more information view our webinar here. This is a one-off opportunity for Local Maternity Services to bid for funding. For full details about the simple application follow this link.

Mental Health Nurse Leadership Programme – Apply now to Mental Health Nurse Leadership Programme with the Florence Nightingale Foundation on this link. Deadline: 14th August 2020

Medical trainee webinars – In July, we held two webinars for medical trainees, the first focussing on training in the private sector and inclusion issues and the second on out of programme pause. The recordings for these webinars have now been uploaded to our YouTube channel and can be accessed through the following links:

Training in the private sector and inclusion issues

Out of programme pause

Decision support tool, available free to all NHS health professionals – An online tool and app which provides the latest evidence-based health information at the point of care has been made available to all health professionals in England, for free, thanks to Health Education England (HEE).

The British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Best Practice tool, rated as one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide, provides the user with the latest evidence-based information including step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention, whenever and wherever they need it.

Because medical advice and guidance changes rapidly it gives healthcare professionals quick and easy access to authoritative information to underpin diagnosis and treatment decisions, updated daily and using the latest expert option and available data.

BMJ/BP is available online and as an app – which also works offline.  Staff can visit bmj.com/hee to register and then download the app from their usual app store

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

National Breast Imaging Academy – In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH), launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training. The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in Autumn 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in July 2020?

There are now 64 e-learning sessions available on the e-LfH Hub.

New sessions added recently include:
Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections
Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
Other Malignant Breast Disease

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready. For more information about the programme, including details on how to access the NBIA e-learning sessions, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/


 

New Internal Medicine Training e-learning programme launched – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board to launch a new e-learning programme, Internal Medicine Training.

The programme aims to set out how to write a meaningful and effective Educational Supervisor Report (ESR) for Internal Medicine training. This module sets out how to prepare to write an ESR, considered by the Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP) panel when assessing a trainee’s progress, starting with the initial meeting with the trainee, planning the training year and gives examples of good report writing.

This e-learning package is aimed at educational supervisors of internal medicine trainees and covers the following areas:

  • The ESR
  • Capabilities in Practice (CiPs)
  • Evidence
  • Setting up the Training Year
  • Some elements of the ARCP

For more information about the programme, including access details, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/internal-medicine-training/.

The Learning Hub – Catalogues are coming soon 

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. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

The Learning Hub team is currently working on the development of catalogues, which will enable organisations to have their own area on the Learning Hub; offering a home page with branding capability and a place for resources to be made available under an organisation’s own identity. An organisation can also nominate users to administer their catalogue. The first release of catalogues will be available soon and enhanced with more functionality over time, in line with the agile, iterative development of the platform.

For more information about the Learning Hub follow us on Twitter: @HEE_TEL and visit our blog to read about our journey so far. To access the Learning Hub visit: https://learninghub.nhs.uk

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

NHS People Plan 2020-2021 – The NHS People Plan published on the 30th July aims to put NHS staff wellbeing at its heart with a new recruitment, retention and support package. It sets out practical support for well-being such as safe spaces to rest and recuperate, well-being guardians and support to keep staff physically safe and healthy. The People Plan builds on the innovations driven by staff during the pandemic and sets out how the NHS can embed them. Read more here.

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 15

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 22nd July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s fortnightly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on the importance of welcoming new students and trainees into the NHS offering them support and encouragement in an uncertain world – Being the role model we all would like to be is even more important this year. Read the full message here.

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

GP specialty training acceptances continues to break records – highest number ever seen in the NHS – After the initial rounds of recruitment, there have been 3441 acceptances, the highest ever figure for this stage in the recruitment process and the highest number of trainees entering general practice speciality training that the NHS has ever seen at this point. This is up 15% from 2019 when there were 2891 acceptances and an increase in numbers for a third year in a row.

HEE is still recruiting to general practice this year and the next round opens at the end of this month. The final overall total for this year will be known in the autumn. The published Round 1 and Round 1A figures also highlight good increases in fill rates across other key specialities including core psychiatry which has seen a 100% fill rate. Read more here.

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

Future Doctor Report Published – The Covid-19 global pandemic brought into sharp focus how crucial generalist skills are in enabling doctors to manage complex patient care across different specialities. HEE’s Future Doctor report published this week sets out a vision for future clinical teams and how education and training can evolve so that our future doctors are equipped with the right skills to deliver care in an ever-changing health care landscape. This vision for the future doctor outlines how we can reform medical education so doctors better understand population needs, develop generalist skills and work effectively in multi-professional teams. Read more here.

Webinar – Out of Programme Pause – Save the date! Webinar for medical trainees on Out of Programme Pause, Tuesday 28 July. Ask your questions in advance here. Link to join on the night here

Webinar out of programme pause

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

The Learning Hub – the start of an exciting journey – The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.  The Learning Hub was released into public Beta on 29 May 2020, but what does that really mean for the platform and its users?

To read more visit our blog.

Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and provide us with your feedback: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

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

Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource now live – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity MedTech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives and industry experts to develop the Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource for those working with people living with dysphagia.

Dysphagia, which is difficulties chewing and/or swallowing food and drinks, has serious implications for a person’s health and well-being with increased likelihood of chest infections, malnutrition, dehydration, choking incidents and hospitalisations.

The resource, which was co-developed with care home staff and is relevant to others in the health and care workforce, informal carers and people with dysphagia themselves, can be used to support people working in care to gain the relevant level of competency for their role as outlined in the Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Competency Framework. This resource is also a useful guide for managers in policy and workforce development.

The Dysphagia Guide e-learning resource, which has been adapted by HEE e-LfH, is made up of five sessions that cover the following topics:

  • Essentials
  • Food
  • Quality and Safety
  • Training and Resources
  • Workforce

For more information about the e-learning resource, including access details, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/dysphagia/.

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and well-being resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, well-being and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

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 14

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 15th July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on how important it is that we build a reflective approach even more strongly into our culture and the way we do business. It would be great to see a fundamental shift in how we engage with our current and future workforce, and patients to ensure we are always listening and learning, and our developing experience of responding to the pandemic is already showing how vital these reflections are to the future.   Read the full message here.

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

Applications for nursing degrees have risen by 15 per cent in the last year to reach 58,500. Interest, and subsequently applications, have risen considerably during the coronavirus pandemic, which is testament to the respect and admiration people have for our health and care workforce generally and the opportunities that nursing careers offer.

We will be working with universities to ensure applications result in acceptances this year.  It is vital that new students have a high-quality education and placement experience to progress through their course and graduate into the health and care workforce in the future. We are investing an additional £10m into systems for placements, rolling out the RePAIR program to reduce course attrition. Clearing also represents an increasingly important route into nursing, and we will continue to promote nursing careers to ensure we meet patients’ needs.

Maternity Support Worker Funding – £1m funding has been made available to boost delivery of the HEE National Maternity Support Worker competence, education and career framework. Local Maternity Services (LMS) from the across the country are invited to bid for funding to support the education, training and development of Maternity Support Workers (MSW) in their area. Local Maternity Services can apply for up to £7350 per maternity unit to cover the costs of scoping work such as reviewing their current maternity support workforce and assessing staff training needs. Read more here.

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

Medical Trainee Webinar – More than 1,200 trainees took part in this week’s webinar hosted by HEE, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the General Medical Council. There were a number of questions around shielding which is a significant concern to many trainees around the country. We are currently collecting data from each region so we have accurate numbers of the trainees and specialties affected, and we are working with partners including NHS Employers to ensure that both employment and training issues are addressed and that we have consensus on the definitions with regard to shielding and the implications for individual trainees.

We will also be making sure that Postgraduate Deans can use local flexibility to manage individual trainee needs. In the meantime, if any trainee has concerns about a current placement they should be encouraged to speak to their employer and educational supervisor. Any concerns about a future placement, should be directed to both Training Programme Director as well as future employer.

 AHP Blog – Leading in partnership – training students in the pandemic, from our National Allied Health Professions Lead, Beverley Harden. Read the full blog here.

Responding to COVID-19 – AHP Student Story – Third-year Physiotherapy student Zahra offers insight into her experience working at Evington Centre Community Hospital as part of the COVID-19 response – “Working through the pandemic has made me reflect on the kind of clinician I would like to be.” Read more here

Alternative Models of AHP Student Supervision – If you were not able to join our webinar around alternative models of student supervision the recording is now available to view here.

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

Oliver McGowan Mandatory Learning Disability and Autism training – Mandatory training for all health and social care staff who support patients with learning disabilities and autism moved a step closer with the announcement of the partners who will design, develop trial and evaluate the training.

Health Education England, Skills for Care and the Department of Health and Social care have selected British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Mencap Society/National Autistic Society and Pathways Associates CIC and the National Development Team for inclusion have been selected as the evaluation partner. Read more here.

The Learning Hub – how do you rate its resources? – It is now possible to rate resources on the Learning Hub, HEE’s new digital platform.

The Learning Hub is a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.  Organisations and users can contribute and share resources for those in health and care to access.

The Learning Hub team has developed a new ratings functionality, enabling users to rate a resource by awarding an overall score of between 1 and 5. Users can view a resource rating and the total number of ratings that a resource has received, along with the scores. This new functionality helps users to see, at a glance, how a resource has been rated by others and will inform whether they choose to access it.  As well as using the ratings to inform their own resource selection, users are encouraged to rate each resource they access to share their ratings with other Learning Hub users.

The platform was released into public Beta six weeks ago, meaning that a minimum viable product (MVP) is available which includes core functionality. This enables users to access the system and try it out; providing feedback to help improve it to meet their needs. This is only the start of the journey and new features will be frequently released, in line with the product roadmap, to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.

Come and take a look at what the Learning Hub has to offer and rate a resource yourself: https://learninghub.nhs.uk.

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

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

New Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme launched – HEE, in partnership with The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and NHS England and NHS Improvement, have collaborated to develop a new, free e-learning programme supporting midwifery professionals.

The Midwifery Continuity of Carer programme has been designed for student midwives, lecturers, managers, practising clinical midwives and maternity support workers in the UK who want to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. The course provides short, easy to understand summaries of current research evidence on this topic together with brief overviews of the current national maternity policies that recommend continuity of carer.

Commenting on the resource The RCM said: The Royal College of Midwives supports the aim of Midwifery Continuity of Carer as a positive, evidence-based model of midwifery care. Midwives and managers may find these learning resources helpful for planning for future implementation in the post-pandemic period.”

HEE’s Lead Midwife, Sally Ashton May, said: “Our new continuity of carer resource has been developed for the midwifery community to understand more about a maternity model based around continuity of carer. This free online resource, developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Midwives includes interactive resources to bust some myths as well as lessons from service to support learning from earlier successes and challenges.”

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-continuity-of-carer/.

Social Prescribing – Learning for Link Workers now live

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare has developed an e-learning resource to support link workers to deliver social prescribing.

Social prescribing enables all primary care staff and local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time and focus on what matters to the person as identified through shared decision making or personalised care and support planning. They connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. They collaborate with local partners to support community groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new groups.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to embedding social prescribing link workers within every primary care network (PCN) as part of a wider shift towards universal personalised care. The aim is for at least 900,000 people to be referred to social prescribing schemes by 2023/24.

The e-learning includes the core elements and skills required to do the job and deliver social prescribing as part of a PCN multi-disciplinary team.

The six sessions are:

1. Introduction to the social prescribing link worker role
2. Developing personalised care and support plans with people
3. Developing partnerships
4. Introducing people to community groups and VCSE organisations
5. Safeguarding vulnerable people
6. Keeping records and measuring impact

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

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and wellbeing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, wellbeing and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

 

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 13

Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 8th July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from Professor Wendy Reid, Interim Chief Executive –

This week’s message focuses on disruptive change and how we’re thinking differently, working collaboratively and sharing our expertise in ‘workforce’ modelling, training, education and redesign, not only in response to COVID-19 but also to reform training and education for the future. Read the full message here.

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

Developing the future podiatry workforce – HEE is keen to capture views from across the foot health sector about sustaining the podiatry workforce supply. We have created a survey based on our webinar – watch the webinar, complete the survey

Universities can bid for more healthcare course places – HEE has announced £10 million to help support the growth of the clinical workforce. More students will have the opportunity to apply for places on nursing, midwifery or allied health professional courses in England, following unprecedented demand. Universities can now bid for more healthcare course places to support future growth – deadline extended and now matched to the Clinical Placement Expansion Programme. HEIs can bid here. There are also bidding forms for placement providers / facilitators to complete, and these need to be returned to educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk  also by 5pm on Friday 17th July.

New blended learning nursing degree offers flexibility and choice – HEE has signed up seven universities to a new innovative, accessible nursing degree programme, which will start from January 2021. The seven delivery partners for the new degree are Open University & Middlesex University, Open University & University of West of England, Coventry University, University of Huddersfield, University of Sunderland, University of Gloucestershire and Birmingham City University. Click here for more information

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

Digital Transformation – COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation across the NHS. It is vital every trust has a strong understanding of it. HEE has been working with

NHS Providers, which has published a guide to NHS digital leadership. This guide is designed to help NHS trust boards lead their organisations into the next stage of digitisation.

New Training Hubs animation film – HEE’s Training Hubs are integral to our core purpose of helping deliver excellent healthcare through education and training to our current and future workforce meeting the priorities outlined in the NHS Long term plan. They are based in primary and community care to serve the local community. To support the understanding of what Training Hubs are and how they can be accessed, HEE has created a short Training Hubs animation film.

Accessible COVID-19 Patient Information Resources – During Health Information Week HEE’s Library and Knowledge Service have added up to date materials to their website to use when discussing Coronavirus with patients with different needs.

 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.

Join our fantastic senior nursing and midwifery leadership team – Please share with anyone you think might be interested. An equal opportunities employer particularly seeking applications from BAME colleagues. North East / South West

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

Remote teaching solution – Health Education England (HEE) continues to support the education and training of the existing and future health and care workforce during the response to the pandemic by introducing a remote teaching solution.

With the closure of physical training spaces as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to train the future and existing workforce using remote teaching facilities. HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning team (TEL) has worked with professions across the health and care sector to ensure the continued provision of education by accelerating the use of digital technologies to support this.

During the COVID-19 pandemic HEE has conducted over 500 online interviews for Foundation Year 2 posts and is planning for a further 1500 online interviews in October.  This new method of working has received positive feedback and was considered to have advantages for students and trainees.

Further information on the roll out of the remote teaching solution using Microsoft Teams will follow over the coming weeks with details about the availability of licences and access to training materials to support online delivery of education.

Frequently Asked Questions are being produced and will be available soon here.   For more information about the remote teaching solution please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

 e-LfH COVID-19 resources – The e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) COVID-19 programme has now had 1.6 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

Recent additions to the programme include:

  • New resources for trainers on infection prevention and control (IPC) in care homes that is designed to support IPC trainers in the care home setting
  • New resources for Specially Sourced Items to support the treatment of COVID 19: This currently comprises resources relating to Closed Suction Catheters and Central Venous Catheters.
  • New resources for returning doctors in primary care outlining the Call Audit Review which is part of the assurance process of the COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Service.

For more information about the programme please visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.

Update to MECC e-learning resource – Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Healthy Dialogues, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Lancashire Foundation Trust to update the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) e-learning programme.

The MECC e-learning programme is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact upon health and wellbeing.  The programme focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital skill and these MECC interactions only take a matter of minutes while also complementing existing engagement approaches.

There are now four sessions within the programme:

  • What is MECC and why it is important
  • How to have a MECC conversation
  • Signposting
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing

The sessions, which have a combined learning time of approximately one hour, can be used by organisations, staff or individuals. It has been designed for everyone working across health and care.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/making-every-contact-count/.

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

Free online COVID-19 resilience support – With support from Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement, MindEd, one of e-LfH’s programmes, launched an online resource for the health and care workforce to help build mental health and wellbeing resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This free to access resource has been developed following close collaboration with MindEd’s panel of international subject matter experts and provides advice and support for the health and care workforce to help manage the different situations being experienced.

Content includes:

  • Helping each other
  • Tips for managers and team leaders
  • Stress and fear
  • Trauma and distress
  • End of life and bereavement
  • Further resources

For more information visit http://covid.minded.org.uk/, it is free to access with no requirement to register.

For more on how MindEd can help provide everyday guidance and support on the mental health, wellbeing and development of children and young people, visit the MindEd e-learning programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/minded/.

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 12

Posted on: July 6th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Key Messages and links to 1st July 2020

Welcome to Health Education England’s weekly stakeholder bulletin.

In this bulletin we will provide:

  • Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office
  • Overview of HEE education and training news, and our continued response to COVID-19
  • An update from your regional office

Weekly message from the Chief Executive’s Office –

This week’s message is written by Professor Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director and Freedom to Speak up Guardian at Health Education England. He writes about health and wellbeing support during and post COVID-19 and our collective influence on practices, curricula and programmes to ensure they value us all, each other and our wellbeing, and support healthy, happy and sustainable careers. Read the full message here.

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

The importance of risk assessing and supporting rotating junior doctors from a BAME background – On Monday 22 June, HEE and NHS England and NHS Improvement sent a letter to Regional Medical Directors and Regional Postgraduate Deans highlighting the importance of employers having sufficient processes in place to identify, risk assess and support all rotating junior doctors from a BAME background. The letter also highlighted the published guidance on how to enhance risk assessments for staff, particularly for at risk vulnerable groups. 

FAQs for nursing and midwifery students – A set of FAQs for nursing and midwifery students, developed by HEE, the Council of Deans of Health, NHS Employers and union partners, has now been published. The document sets out the transition back to supernumerary placements to enable students to progress with their education or complete their programme and join the NMC register.

UCAS Facebook Live for prospective nursing students – Last week, HEE’s Chief Nurse Mark Radford took part in a UCAS Facebook Live promoting nursing alongside Amy Fancourt, a mental health nursing student and RCN student council member, and Sadeka Davy, a trainee nursing associate. The broadcast covered a range of questions about pursuing nursing as a career and had 24,000 unique viewers with a reach that was twice as big as UCAS’s two previous broadcasts combined. The UCAS Facebook Live is available to view on UCAS’s Facebook page.

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

Rapid Expansion of AHP placements: Simulation and Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) webinar – Whilst we aim to expand our workforce by increasing the number of Allied Health Professionals in education, we need to ensure that we also have adequate good quality placements and learning environments to support this. There is increasing potential to include simulation and TECS* placements as part of this.

We know that many HEIs and Trust are doing this already so aim of the webinar is to:

  • Define what we mean by simulated and TECS* placements
  • Explain and share the opportunities and resources already in place to support simulation
  • Provide the regulatory and professional body position on simulation and TECS placements
  • Showcase examples from around the country, many of which are easily generalisable/applicable to different professions and areas.

Presenters will include:

  • Beverley Harden, Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England & Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, England
  • Brendan Edmonds, HCPC
  • Ruth Allerton, AHP Placement Capacity Expansion Project
  • The TEL team
  • David Marsden, Regional AHP Lead for North East and Yorkshire, HEE

*Technology enabled care services (TECS) refers to the use of telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care in providing care for patients with long term conditions that is convenient, accessible and cost-effective.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 July, 9am-midday. To join on the day, please click here.

Student Number Controls cap (bidding for additional undergraduate healthcare places) – In May, the Department of Health and Social Care announced its support package for universities and students, which included temporary controls capping the number of students for the 2020/21 academic year. The controls allow HEIs to recruit UK and EU students for 2020/21 up to a set level, based on their forecast plus an additional 5%.

To ensure that barriers are not put in the way of increasing the future domestic supply of nursing and allied health professionals, the announcement included a number of dispensations and supporting measures for full-time healthcare courses at degree level. These included an additional 5,000 course places ringfenced for students studying nursing, midwifery or selected allied health profession courses.

HEIs can bid for the additional healthcare places, and the Department for Education’s (DfE) bidding portal opened on Thursday 18th June 2020. Originally set to close on the 26th June 2020, due to extremely strong demand for additional nursing, midwifery and healthcare places, the Department of Health and Social Care and HEE have agreed with DfE to extend the timetable for bids until 5pm on Friday 17th July 2020. HEIs can bid here.

Clinical Placement Expansion Programme – To support healthcare course growth, both planned and as a consequence of the ‘5,000 additional place’ bidding, HEE has launched the Clinical Placement Expansion Programme.

NHS England & NHS Improvement ran the Clinical Placements Support Programme for nursing in 2019, with 142 NHS Trusts working together with their local higher education institutions to create more than 7,500 new nursing clinical placement places. HEE is repeating this scheme for 2020 and expanding this to include placements for students training in selected allied health professions (AHP).

Bids to the Clinical Placements Expansion Programme can complement other funding bids, such as those already entered for AHP clinical facilities and to the Strategic Support Fund. Only by increasing both course places and placement capacity together will see the growth in pre-registration training that the Interim People Plan demands, and we hope to see alignment of bids between bids to the DfE for additional course places and to HEE for clinical placement expansion funding.

There are bidding forms for placement providers/facilitators to complete, and these need to be returned to educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk also by 5pm on Friday 17th July.

These initiatives are central to our ability to deliver growth in undergraduate supply. The determination and innovation shown by Schools of Healthcare throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has helped us to secure them and to provide the reassurance that we can continue to expand undergraduate healthcare courses as previously planned.

COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Toolkit for NHS Trusts – A toolkit to support NHS Trusts during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was developed from a library search requested on Recovery by the Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which has since been shared with 46 other Trusts.

The toolkit is a collation of resources including sections on recovery planning, capacity and long-term impacts, workforce wellbeing, learning lessons, organisational resilience and innovation and is available to all NHS Trusts.

For any further assistance with evidence and knowledge please do connect with your local library service for your NHS organisations.

A new resource pack to help doctors in Foundation training – On Thursday 25 June, HEE launched a new resource pack to help doctors in Foundation training. HEE worked with partners to produce this pack of new resources aimed at easing student doctors into Foundation training and supporting them during the training programme. It follows HEE’s review of the Foundation Medical Training Programme, which resulted in several recommendations to improve support for trainees, educators, and the wider system. To find out more about this resource pack, read the full update on HEE’s website.

Greater flexibility for doctors in training – As part of HEE’s Medical Education Reform Programme, HEE has announced plans to provide greater flexibility to medical trainees across the country by extending its out of programme pause programme (OOPP) to include all specialties.

To find out more about the new plans, read the full update on HEE’s website. Please note, HEE are managing these opportunities locally – trainees should contact their local hubs directly to find out more.

An innovative approach to Allied Health Profession (AHP) clinical placements – HEE recently shared a blog from Char, an AHP student from the south east who introduced readers to the AHP placement project she is working on with Clever Together. This project aims to generate insight from the AHP sector to facilitate and support the spread of innovation in relation to clinical placements, as part of the response to COVID-19.

To help achieve this HEE will be launching an online workshop to consider a number of questions in relation to AHP placements and how to overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19. All the feedback will be captured, analysed, and shared widely in the AHP community to innovate together.

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:

e-LfH COVID-19 programme – The e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) COVID-19 programme is still being well used by the health and care workforce responding to the pandemic.  Since its launch in March 2020 there have been 1.57 million session launches and during June 2020 the programme averaged 10,000 session launches each day.

For more information about the programme please visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus/

Other e-LfH resources – HEE e-LfH has worked with Skills for Care to add new content to the Care Certificate e-learning programme.

The Care Certificate programme is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide structured and consistent learning to ensure that care workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe, quality care and support.

New scenario sessions have been launched to support learners working towards the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate. The scenarios are an opportunity for learners to apply the principles behind the Care Certificate in a range of settings and represents the breadth of environments where the Care Certificate can be applied.

The existing scenario sessions, which were launched in 2018, have also been updated are now suitable for those who wish to learn via a mobile phone.

The new scenario session settings are:

  • Maternity
  • Learning disability
  • Homeless
  • Reablement
  • Pre-hospital

The updated scenario settings are:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Acute
  • End-of-life
  • Home care

For more information on the Care Certificate e-learning programme, see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

Last month the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with HEE e-LfH, launched their e-learning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.

e-Learning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training. The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of e-learning sessions is due to launch in Autumn, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What’s new in June 2020?

There are now over 60 e-learning sessions are available via the e-LfH Hub. New sessions added recently include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 1 Elastography
  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Interpreting Contrast-enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • Living With, Through and Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Mammographic Artefacts
  • MRI Artefacts
  • MRI in Breast Cancer
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Solid Benign Masses

Additional sessions will be added to the e-learning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

For further information about the NBIA please visit:  www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

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/.

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

HEE podcasts

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

  • Perspectives from the frontline and the sidelines

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 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.

 

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