Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 16 August 2019

1. News and Information

Job vacancy – Head of Workforce Systems and Deployment

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are searching for an exceptionally talented HR/Workforce professional to join their amazing Workforce team as Head of Workforce Systems and Deployment.
For more information or to apply visit:  Applications close 18 September 2019.

HEE Learning Hub

The Learning Hub will be a powerful new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. It is being developed by Health Education England’s (HEE) national Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme.

The Learning Hub will be launched in Beta* early in 2020 with the following functionality:

  • A personalised homepage with a style that will be aligned to other popular platforms, providing a familiar web experience
  • An opportunity for individuals to contribute resources. Organisations will shortly be invited to contribute content to be available when the Learning Hub launches
  • Forums in which to collaborate and share useful resources. The forums will encourage discussions to take place around the content, and networks to form around areas of shared interest and act as a Community of Practice.

The Learning Hub is being developed using agile methodology in line with Government Digital Service’s (GDS) principles, which puts user research at the centre of the design and development. User research to date has been incredibly successful and, as such, the scope of the Learning Hub has been expanded to ensure the development responds to the feedback from users.

Following the launch of the Learning Hub early in 2020, development will continue to provide the platform users have said they want and need. During this phase of development, other existing systems including HEE’s e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Hub will remain available in their current location.

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


Blended learning for safeguarding adults Levels 3 and 4 – in development

Earlier this year, Health Education England (HEE) brought together over 50 safeguarding professionals to co-produce learning designs for levels 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training. The training is set out in the ‘Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies’, the new national Intercollegiate Document, which defines the safeguarding knowledge, skills and attitudes required by staff working in all health and care settings.

Work is now underway to produce national resources for levels 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training.  These will be launched in January 2020.

Level 3 will comprise a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) – including online discussion, short video clips, links to reading material and online simulation using 360° immersive video. The MOOC will be accompanied by a workshop toolkit comprising a guide to run face to face sessions, video clips and more.

The solution for level 4 will be a set of tools that staff can use to aid the discovery of relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and have access to a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ across the country.

For more information about this project or if you wish to be involved in the content review phases for either levels 3 or 4 contact

Further information is also available via the Safeguarding Adults National Network (SANN) virtual network and by following @alisongpotter on Twitter.

2. New Resources

New Courses in ESR

The following course are now available in ESR:

  • 000 Personal Health Budgets
  • 000 Prescribing and Providing Medicines Advice

For more information log into ESR or see ESR UN2767 – National e-Learning Content Changes available on K-Base:

Changes to National competencies in ESR

Updates have been made to CSTF competencies to reflect the guidance within UK Core Skills Training Framework Statutory/Mandatory Subject Guide Version 1.6.
The changes relate to the following

  • Safeguarding Children levels 1 – 3
  • Resuscitation – Level 3
  • Preventing Radicalisation Levels 1 – 5

For more information see ESR User Notice UN2772 available on K-Base:

NEWS2 from Sheffield Teaching Hospital

Sheffield Teaching Hospital (STH) have developed a NEWS2 course that they are willing to share with other Trusts. While some of the content is STH specific the source files are available for updating. The course can be previewed at
If you are interested is this course please contact the North TEL Support Team,

3. Events


A Panel Talk on Immersive Audio with Industry Professionals – 16 July 2019, 7:00 PM (PST), 3:00 AM (BST)
Join in a really fun evening chatting all about Immersive Audio with industry experts!
Topics covered will include what 360 audio is and how to use it. As well as the differences between 360 audio, immersive audio, spatial audio, 3D audio and more!
For more information or to register visit:

Learning Analytics In Higher Education: Struggles & Successes – 24 July 2019, 3:00 PM (PST), 11:00 PM (BST)
In recent years there has been a growing interest in moving from learning analytics research to practice, and in implementing analytics to more effectively support learning and teaching in formal education. Part 2 of the Learning Analytics in Higher Education series, will go deeper into learning analytics, and illustrate its wide-ranging potential using use cases and examples from UBC and beyond.
To register visit:

The benefits of using VR for tests, assessments and exams – 25 July 2019, 3:00 PM (BST)
This webinar will highlight the key benefits of using VR for tests, assessments and exams, how to develop and deliver them, and how the data generated can provide greater insight than from traditional assessment methods.
To  register visit:

Four Ways to Create Learning That People Will Love, Using Games and Immersive Technologies – 26 July 2019, 12:00 PM (BST)
This webinar will look at four examples where digital games and immersive technologies, like VR and 360°video, are not only ‘wowing’ audiences but achieving real business impact. You’ll see how companies, including Tetra Pak, Royal Mail and Yum! Brands (the company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell), are addressing key challenges through immersive experience and game play.
For more information or to register:


Human Factors Approach to Practical Procedures – London – 16 September 2019
This intensive one day course explores the Human Factors involved in common clinical skills.
The programme consists of small group workshops, case discussions about real events that resulted in adverse outcomes and clinical skills stations for hands-on practice.
For more information or to register visit:

4. Learning Technology Articles and Information


Education horizon-scanning Bulletin – June 2019 (attached)

A digest of recent studies and articles related to healthcare, nursing and medical education, produced by John Gale at Mid-Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust.

TEL News – July 2019
TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all the national work on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in health and care.

e-Learning / Immersive Technologies

ID and e-Learning Links 7/9/19

The Now and Next of Learning & Technology: Slides and Additional Resources

5 Tips for Building e-Learning Courses That Are Easy to Maintain

Microsoft Tools Bring VR Access to Low-Vision, Blind Users

Design Thinking in L&D Brings Innovation and Empathy

Learner experiences of a blended course incorporating a MOOC on Haskell functional programming


11 Key Terms to Help Colleagues Learn About Healthcare Simulation

11 More Key Terms to Help Your Healthcare Simulation Program Develop Faster

Oxford Medical Simulation Transforms Healthcare Education with Virtual Reality

Australia’s NHET-Sim Program Offers International Simulation Champions Online Courses for Next to Nothing!

Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed e-Learning Courses.

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