Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 19 March 2020


1.0 News and Information

HEE (North) Stakeholder event – rescheduled – save the date

We are happy to announce the HEE (North) Stakeholder Event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 7 October at the Renaissance Hotel, Manchester. Please save the date as this promises to be another great event. More details in future digests.

Help others by sharing resources

With the decrease in face to face training due to Covid 19 many Trusts are exploring new ways to deliver training and rapidly create new courseware.
Rather than others spending valuable time developing training materials, do you have content that you are willing to share? In the North we have the North Course Catalogue with a wide range of content, including locally based material that can be shared; however, you may have something that may be useful during this extraordinary period that might lighten someone’s workload. If we all contribute to the wider the range of subject matter; there is a greater chance that there may be something you can use. We are not just looking for content on dealing with infectious diseases, although that would be brilliant, we are looking for ways to bring to life content that is traditionally done face to face like manual handling or listening skills.

If you have content or even a few tips and tricks we’d love to hear from you. We will collect all this information and share it with the NHS community in future digests.

You can email us at or if you there is too much for an email give us a call on 01904 666003.

2.0 New Resources

e-lfH – Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme

This programme has been created by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

Initially, the Coronavirus programme will include limited resources, but we will add more content in the coming days and weeks. The additional content will include new content and content curated from different sources such as existing HEE e-LfH sessions and other resources from organisations such as NHS England and NHS Improvement or the World Health Organization (WHO).
For more information visit,

‘Signs of life’

‘Signs of life’ is a training simulation game for nurses to practice the procedures and routines for medical observations, and to experience the everyday distractions of busy clinical care, over time, in a safe virtual environment.
The game is based around the National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) chart. If it’s not something you use every day you might want to have a look at these thresholds and triggers and clinical responses to a patient’s score.
For more information or to play visit,

3.0 Events


Set Yourself up for Success in Lectora Online – 19 March 2020, 17.00 GMT

Join eLearning Brothers senior developer Bill Milstid for a look at how you can develop e-Learning content more efficiently using Lectora Online. eLearning Brothers Lectora Online Course Starters give you a head start on your design and layout, and with Bill’s development tips, you’re good to go!
This webinar will cover:

  • Workflow management tips
  • Using the Title Manager
  • Best practices for setting up files

For more information or to register visit,

Instructor’s Guide to Delivering Virtual Training – 24 March 2020, 16.00 GMT

Are you planning to deliver virtual training soon? As working from home is becoming more and more popular, this is a very likely scenario. So, how can a traditional classroom instructor become an effective virtual instructor? Andrea Turner and Clinton Wingrove of Infopro Learning are very experienced in innovative ILT solutions. Join them in this session and learn everything you need to know! During this session, you will learn:

  • How to evaluate whether your content is VILT friendly
  • Common tools to use in virtual training delivery
  • Pitfalls to avoid when conducting virtual sessions
  • How to use a host/producer to manage your environment
  • The best ways to engage a virtual learner
  • Quick tips to consider as you start delivering your remote training

For more information or to register visit,

Sharing patient data lawfully & securely – 26 March 2020, 11.00 GMT

During this webinar you will learn tried and tested GDPR & NHS Information Governance best practices, which can help enable you to:

  • Share patient data across organisational, technological and geographic boundaries.
  • Meet key data sharing requirements of the GDPR and NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit.
  • Implement appropriate organisational and technological controls to secure patient flows.

For more information or to register visit,

Telecommute Like a Rockstar During and After Coronavirus – 26 March 2020, 15.00 GMT

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, more and more businesses are implementing work from home policies. Telecommuting was a growing trend already, thanks to today’s technology, but the remote workforce is about to increase dramatically in a short period of time. It’s natural to wonder how this will impact productivity, team synergy, and ongoing or future training programs.
Join eLearning Brothers to learn how your organization can ensure work continues seamlessly even with a distributed workforce.
This webinar will cover:

  • Benefits of working remotely
  • Keeping a team connected across the globe
  • Developing training for remote workers

For more information or to register visit

Scaling Online Training Programs for Maximum Impact – 7 April 2020, 17.00 GMT

For companies who are making the shift to remote work and bringing people together for training is no longer feasible, many organisations are transitioning their in-person training programs to online learning experiences. Critical to success is the ability to quickly scale online training around the globe with similar or better outcomes.
Join Brittany Tawes, NovoEd’s Senior Learning Experience Designer, as she shares how your organization can scale the online learning programs imperative to critical skill-building and business growth and continuity.
For more information or to register visit,

The Ultimate Checklist for Lectora Success! – Recording

Ever wish it took you less time to develop outstanding e-Learning courses?
If you’d like to accomplish more within Lectora, there are ten critical features that will soon become your best friend!Highlights Include:

  • Uncovering helpful tools to speed up development time
  • Customizing templates exactly how you want them
  • Creating the ultimate library of reusable objects
  • Making assessments more effective

For more information or to register visit,

MOOC/ Online courses

Collaborative Working in a Remote Team

On this course, you’ll explore the challenges and benefits of remote working. You’ll consider different technologies for collaboration and get introduced to project management tools that can help to ease the difficulties of working remotely.
You’ll also develop practical planning skills as you learn to produce an action plan for successful remote working and get advice for starting to work remotely in the real world.
For more information or to register visit

4.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information

Education horizon-scanning bulletin February 2020

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

Falling into the trap of using the same techniques over and over again.

Informal Learning: How to incorporate it into an e-Learning environment

How to Create a 70 20 10 Development Plan for Your Employees

Leeds to test if AI can match a consultant surgeon

Measuring the Effectiveness of a Mentoring Program

NHS Digital to deliver new services, use data ‘more efficiently’ in latest effort to tackle coronavirus pandemic

“Only use graphics that facilitate learning!”

The Power of Gamification in Education – TEDxUAlberta

Practice makes perfect: Simulators helping surgeons sharpen their skills

The rise of emotional AI – Podcast

Suspected COVID-19 : downloadable simulation-based scenario

Training Industry Magazine – March / April 2020

UK company offers free remote consultation training programme for NHS GPs

Virtual Reality Can Help Women Get Through Childbirth With Less Pain

Virtual Meetings

3 simple steps to running interactive online meetings & classes

9 reasons you NEED a polling app in your virtual meetings

How to make virtual meetings work: 10 tips for successful remote meetings

Resources for Working and Training Virtually

Transferring Face-To-Face Teaching to Online

Your latest catalogue of Regionally Developed eLearning Courses.

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