Latest Digest from North TEL Support – 14 May 2020


1.0 News and Information

Lectora Online and VideoScribe bookings

A polite reminder to Lectora Online and VideoScribe users that you must use the Lectora Online Calendar to book all sessions.  Unfortunately, there have been a couple of instances where users who have booked have not been able to access Lectora and VideoScribe as other people are already using the system without booking.If you are finding difficulty accessing Lectora or VideoScribe because you are unable to find a slot or other people are using the system, please contact the North TEL Support team,

Regional Server Content Freeze

We are hoping to upgrade the North Regional Server in the week commencing Monday 25 May.  While the upgrade will not have an impact on learners accessing e-learning, there will be no access to the Regional Server via FTP.  This means that for approximately two days you will not be able to upload or modify any content sitting on the server.  Further details will be sent out to all regional server users however please contact the North TEL Support team,, if you have any questions.

Lectora Online – multiple users

To assist Trusts in their development work we are now allowing multiple users from the same Trust to simultaneously use Lectora Online.  This means where a Trust has a number of developers who currently can only use Lectora one at a time we can now modify content so that up to three part time users from the same Trust can work on projects at the same time.  If you think your Trust could benefit from this functionality please email the North TEL Support team, Please note; this does not mean that multiple people can use the same licence; instead content can be modified so that it is accessible from any licence.

 External Resource Directory to support COVID-19         

Health Education England have put together a directory of external (non-NHS) resources that may assist you with your Covid-19 training. Health Education England is not advocating or endorsing these resources however they may supplement, after review, your existing content. The resources in the directory will be updated frequently, it is therefore recommended that you revisit the directory to check if there have been any further resources added:

If you have any queries about the directory or would like to suggest any additional resources to include, please contact the HEE TEL Team at:


2.0 New Resources

e-Learning for Healthcare

COVID-19 e-learning programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has created an e-learning programme in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic that is free to access, without logging in*, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including those working in the NHS, the independent sector and social care.  The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.For more information about the programme, which is free for the health and care workforce to access without the need to register, visit


New Sub-Category for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in ESR

To ensure all learning materials released can be easily found within the Learning Management catalogue, a new subcategory called Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been created in the Occupational Knowledge and Skills category. Any new courses and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be added to this subcategory.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections

This course addresses the predicted impact antimicrobial resistance could have, and the important role community pharmacy staff can play by supporting self-care to prevent future infections; and giving patients information when they dispense antibiotics.

  • 000 Antimicrobial Stewardship for Community Pharmacy

Children’s Oral Health Advice

This e-learning provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public.

  • 000 Children’s Oral Health: Delivering Better Oral Health
  • 000 Children’s Oral Health: Behaviour Change Conversations

Coronavirus: Learning for the health and care Workforce

These courses have been created by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. It includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus. More resources will be added as these are made available.

  • 000 COVID-19 Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO
  • 000 COVID-19 Infection Control Resources
  • 000 COVID-19 Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • 000 RCGP – COVID-19 CPD Hub

Critical Care IV Therapy

These courses are designed to standardise education across Critical Care units. It should reduce variation in teaching and the repetitious undertaking of the education component in the administration of IV medication in Critical Care.

  • 000 Critical Care: IV Therapy
  • 000 Critical Care: Drug Calculations in IV Therapy

Embedding Public Health into Clinical Services

This course is intended to support clinical strategic leaders and service managers to guide their teams through the process of redesigning services to support prevention.

  • 000 Embedding Public Health Into Clinical Services

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

These courses are provided by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and cover essential healthcare business and finance subjects

  • 000 Board Assurance and Working Together
  • 000 Board-level Decision-making
  • 000 Effective Communication and Presentation
  • 000 Ethical and Professional Considerations
  • 000 Good Governance 000 Health Economics
  • 000 How the NHS is Funded and Structured
  • 000 Influencing and Negotiating
  • 000 Information Systems in Decision-making
  • 000 Integration in Healthcare
  • 000 Management and Leadership
  • 000 Managing Conflict
  • 000 Models of Governance in the NHS
  • 000 Motivation and Relationship Management
  • 000 NHS Charities
  • 000 Politics, Policy and Financial Challenges
  • 000 Risk Management and Governance
  • 000 The Fundamentals of Governance

Image Interpretation

This course has been added to the existing Image Interpretation courses already available on ESR.

  • 000 Image Interpretation: Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures

IV Therapy Passport

The IV Therapy Passport e-Learning is a programme of learning for healthcare professionals accessing the CapitalNurse IV Therapy pathway and passport.

  • 000 IV Therapy Passport
  • 000 IV Therapy Passport eAssessments

Physical Activity and Health

This course has been added to the existing Physical Activity and Health courses available on ESR.

  • 000 Physical Activity and Health: Pregnancy and Postnatal Period: Being Active

Small Wonders

This e-Learning course is designed to optimise professional competencies in respect of supporting families with premature and sick babies, at the start of their neonatal journey.

  • 000 Small Wonders

3.0 Events


Saving SME Time with Rapid eLearning – 28 May 2020, 16.00 BST

With rapid eLearning, you can not only save your SME’s time but also deliver online training solutions that are as impactful as face to face training sessions. The challenge is to make the most of their limited time!Join this webinar to discover:

  • The relevance of rapid eLearning in the current times
  • The role of SMEs in rapid eLearning vis-à-vis traditional eLearning
  • How to create “quick and dirty” courses with minimal inputs from SMEs
  • 9 best practices to save the SME’s time at different stages

For more information or to register, visit,

Recorded Webinars:

4 Key Steps to Quickly Move Your In-Person Training Online

5 Steps to Quickly Take Your Learning Program Virtual

E4GDH & HBS webinar: Combating digital health inequality in the time of coronavirus

How to Help Remote Workers Adapt

Training During COVID-19: Tips and Lessons Learned

Using AI and Augmented Mixed Reality to Enhance Training Experiences

Ultimate guide to designing and delivering webinars

4.0 Learning Technology Articles and Information

TEL News – March 2020

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.

TEL News – April 2020

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.

Education horizon-scanning bulletin March 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.

Education horizon-scanning bulletin April 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.

Attention Nurse Educators: Research Study for Students

Cognitive Load Theory in Simulation

Development of a brief learning environment measure for use in healthcare professions education: The Healthcare Education Micro Learning Environment Measure (HEMLEM)

Digital delivery: Converting face to face training to virtual delivery

Everything you Need to Know about Online Facilitation but Are Afraid to Ask

Even More Helpful COVID19 Healthcare Simulation Resources

A few tips on creating Employee Training videos

Generating Motivation and excitement in the Virtual Classroom – infographic

Italian hospital utilising VR to combat clinician stress during COVID-19 crisis

Making Learning Stick: 5 Practical Best Practices

Relearning How We Learn: The Future of Talent

Resources to Help L&D Succeed in the New Normal

The Tech behind LXP de-mystifies

Training Industry Magazine – The Application of Learning – May/June 2020

The unsung heroes of the COVID-19 crisis? Robots

The Value of Virtual Reality in Healthcare Simulation


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