Respiratory surge in children programme
A new programme for all NHS healthcare staff who care for unwell children has been launched in preparation for the anticipated surge in respiratory infections in 2021/22. Find out where to access the programme and how to provide any feedback you may have.
Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), The University of Bradford and The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership to develop a new integrated learning programme to support enhanced nursing care for children and young people (CYP) with specific respiratory conditions.
Enhanced Paediatric Nursing Skills for Surge (EPNS4Surge) will provide nursing staff with the knowledge and skills to enhance the delivery of care for CYP with bronchiolitis, croup, asthma and viral induced wheeze. There is also an emphasis on how sepsis may mimic or present alongside these common conditions.
This programme provides specific training to ensure CYP are cared for safely through the development of new workflows, including enhanced nurse triage, nurse-led discharge and hospital at home care.
During winter months, hospitals often experience a ‘surge’ in the number of respiratory admissions to paediatrics causing pressures on the finite number of inpatient beds. This training can be an integral part of ‘surge planning’ in combination with staff support and team development to release capacity.
The programme is freely available to all NHS staff and can be accessed by visiting the EPNS4Surge programme page.
MindEd Blue Light (free educational resource for mental health support) modules available in the Paramedics eLearning programme.
The resource aims to enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of emergency responders, who experience stress and trauma as a result of their jobs. For more information and to register, please visit the Paramedics programme page.
Paramedics may also be interested in the Essentials of Wound Care Education for the Health and Care Workforce. For more information, read about the elearning programme.
Health Education England have provided a library of information and resources about the Coronavirus, including:
- information in accessible formats
- resources for children and young people and older people
- information relating to cancer and long-term conditions
- resources for mental wellbeing and looking after yourself
- resources for carers
- information about long COVID and post-COVID symptoms
- information relating to the COVID vaccination programme
Health Education England have released a new digital Learning Hub – a new digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.
The resources shared on the platform play a pivotal role in its success, in its vision for collaboration and supporting learners. Many stakeholders from across the health and care workforce, including clinical commissioning groups, social care, professional bodies, charities, and the simulation community, have already contributed a range of quality learning resources. Many of the resources are in response to the COVID-19 efforts to support the health and care workforce. These resources include videos, webinars, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans and web links to support system readiness, recovery, and beyond.
You are invited to access the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using eligible e-Learning for Healthcare log in details or by creating a Learning Hub account.
The Learning Hub support site (https://support.learninghub.nhs.uk/) offers a range of frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as further guidance, including a ‘Getting Started’ quick reference guide and support articles to help introduce you to using the Learning Hub.
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has recently added additional learning pathways for nurses, midwives and AHPs to an e-learning programme designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme entitled ‘Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled’ now has a dedicated link and includes specific learning pathways for the following groups:
• Registered nurses and AHPs deployed from a different clinical specialty
• Returning nurses
• Newly registered nurses and AHPs, or students opting into a revised programme structure
• Internationally trained nurses awaiting UK registration
• Independent sector nurses supporting the NHS
• Returning midwives
• Physical skills for nurses and AHPs working in mental health, learning disability and autism
E-learning for Health is an HEE online e-learning tool, within which you can find a COVID-19 training pack. The programme is available to all NHS staff without registration, although registration does provide the staff member with a learning record. The resource provides among others the latest guidance as it is updated daily. There are also additional mandatory training resources available for registered staff members.
The COVID-19 programme is also available to international learners here.
This e-Learning for Healthcare package contains training materials to support student nurses undertaking a general practice placement. The training here is intended to equip you with the basics and get you started and complement the training you will receive in local practice. Once you have completed the ‘Essential Learning’, we recommend that you refer to the ‘Additional Learning’ where appropriate.
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NHS Futures Platform
Join NWLAs online community of staff working across health and social care. The North West Primary Care Networks workspace is for all staff working as part of a primary care network in the North West region. It supports the success and growth of primary care networks, through mutual support, sharing of best practice and problem solving.
Health Education England has worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a catalogue of learning resources on the NHS Learning Hub for primary care professionals to deliver annual checks for people with severe mental illness (SMI). These resources include a free 15-minute e-learning module that explores good practice and the morbidity and mortality issues associated with SMI.
Improving access to physical health checks is highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan and the aim is to carry out 390,000 checks for people with SMI by 2023/24. For 2021/22, the target is for 302,000 people with SMI to receive a physical health check. See the catalogue below: