Learning at Work Week is an annual event which shines a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. The theme for 2018 is ‘‘Connected for Learning’ and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust are offering staff the chance to participate in a range of taster sessions on a variety of topics, from getting started with social media to mindfulness workshops.
This year the MY staff library will be showing staff how to search literature effectively, using NHS Health Education England’s ‘How to search literature effectively’ eLearning modules. There are currently six bite-sized modules available, which provide a useful introductory overview to literature searching (we’ve blogged about them in more detail here). Staff can sign up to complete just the one module, or all six if they wish.
The MY staff library ‘How to search literature effectively’ sessions will take place on Monday 14th May 2018 in the library (housed in Trust HQ & Education Centre, PGH). Places are available to book on the following 30 minute sessions: 9.30am, 10.00am, 10.30am, 11.00am and 12.00pm. To book a place, or for more information, please contact us.
For more information about Learning at Work Week 2018 at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit the MY staff intranet.
We’ve previously blogged about the many Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes NHS Healthcare professionals are able to access for free.
In this blog post we’re focusing on the Literature Searching e-Learning programme.
The Literature Searching e-Learning programme contains a number of modules, each of which are designed to help the healthcare workforce build confidence to search published literature for evidence relevant to their work, study & research. Each of the modules should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and can be ‘dipped into’ for reference, or completed to obtain a certificate.
You can access Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare programmes with your NHS OpenAthens account. More information can be found in this blog post.
The current modules in the e-Learning programme are:
Building the foundations
Three modules to enable users to assess their current level of skill in literature searching, find out more about the resources available and how to get started with planning a search.
Developing the skills
Three modules to enable users to narrow/broaden their searches and use subject headings to find more relevant articles in less time.
Applying the skills
- Module 7 How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS) (coming soon)
We have been really busy in the Library over the summer and would like to share some of our new resources and services with you.
Books, books and more books!
Do you love being the first person to read a new book? Check out our catalogue today search here for the latest books on your area of interest.
What’s New ?
The August edition of our current awareness bulletin “What’s New?” is now available. You can view our previous blog on this resource here and view the latest or previous issues here
New Wiley Journal Collection
Did you miss our blog post on this fantastic new collection of over 400 Medicine and Nursing journal titles, which you can access with your NHS Athens account? You can catch it again here and register for an Athens account here
Are you returning to study shortly? You may need to brush up on your study skills. You can make an appointment for a session with one of our librarians to learn literature searching skills (contact the library on extension 53909) or perhaps you would like to attend a Critical Appraisal course? Places are currently available – find a date and time to suit you on our Training and Support pages here
Further information to assist your learning will follow in future blogs, so please keep in touch!
‘e-Learning for Healthcare (or e-LfH for short) is a Health Education England Programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce’ (http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/about/ accessed 30/05/17).
The e-Lfh hub hosts a wide range of e-Learning programmes, from the Care Certificate to Management and Leadership skills. A full list of programmes can be found here.
Before you can access any of the programmes you will need to register/log in. You can do this by clicking the purple button in the top right hand corner of the e-Lfh page or by clicking this link to the e-Lfh portal.Once the e-Lfh portal loads choose ‘sign in with OpenAthens’.
You will then be prompted to sign in with your OpenAthens account details (if you’re not yet registered with OpenAthens you can register for free here).If you’re accessing e-Lfh for the first time using your OpenAthens account the ‘linking your e-Lfh’ page should be displayed.
If you already have an e-Lfh account enter your current log in details in the relevant boxes on the left, and click ‘find your account’ to link your OpenAthens account.
If you don’t have an e-Lfh account choose the ‘proceed to next step’ option on the right, you will then be prompted to enter your email address (as registered with OpenAthens). Once you’ve done this click ‘create account’. Your account should now be linked😀.
Now you’re account is linked and you’re logged in you should see your personal dashboard displayed, which should look something like this ⬇️.
The ‘My e-Learning’ tab shows the programmes which you have enrolled into. To enroll into other learning programmes click on the ‘view full catalogue’ option. This will then bring up a full list of learning programmes.
To enroll in any of the training programmes listed, click on the programme name (you may need to do this twice) then press ‘enrol’ & ‘continue with enrolment’
The new training programme should now show up in your account dashboard. You should now be able to play/access the assigned training programmes from here.
If you’d like any further help accessing e-Learning for Healthcare please ask a member of library staff who will be happy to help with any queries you may have 😀
Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn’ event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.
The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone
During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.
The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!
Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:
If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.
Until next time…
The Alzheimer’s Society states that there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 and 2 million by 2051! More facts and figures from The Alzheimer’s society can be found here.
With a growing number of people now suffering with dementia we have put together a guide showing some of the dementia related resources which are available to those in health & social care professions.
The library has a range of dementia care resources available for loan to Trust staff & students on placement within the Trust. A small selection of our collection is shown below. You can also download our dementia resource guide by clicking here.
Dementia: Support in health and social care [QS1] – Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in dementia support in health and social care.
Dementia: Independence and wellbeing [QS30] –Evidence-based statements to deliver quality improvements in care and support for people with dementia.
Dementia: Supporting people with dementia & their carers in health & social care [CG42] – Evidence-based recommendations on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
NICE Pathway: Dementia – This pathway covers supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care.
Dementia Diagnosis Resource Pack –This resource pack sets out key steps for Commissioners, and key steps for General Practices to improve the diagnosis of dementia, and the diagnosis pathway.
Helping to assess cognition: A practical toolkit for clinicians – A toolkit produced by Alzheimer’s Society and supported by Department of Health. Its aim is to help health professionals determine the most appropriate cognitive assessment tool for use with patients in their setting. The toolkit is intended as a guide to assessment of cognitive function, not diagnosis.
Dementia Evidence Toolkit – A resource for commissioners, care providers, people working in health & social care and people with dementia and their families.
Demtalk Toolkit for Effective Communication – An online toolkit for effective communication with and for people living with dementia.
E-Dementia –An interactive e-learning resource to support the training of health & social care staff in supporting people to live well with dementia
Increasing Dementia Awareness E-learning –An E-learning resource for practitioners.
(Information sourced 05/05/17)
Thank you to The Christie Library and Knowledge Service for putting together this informative post on e-Learning for Healthcare.
If you’re not yet registered with NHS OpenAthens you can register for free here. You can find out more about the benefits of OpenAthens in this blog post.
eLearning resources now available with your OpenAthens account!
All OpenAthens account holders now have access to a large set of elearning resources from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).
This organisation works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.
All content is nationally quality-assured and available for free, 24/7.
The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.
HEE e-LfH has added the e-LfH Hub and its thousands of e-learning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources to make it easier to access them.
You can find the new content by going to https://openathens.nice.org.uk/Auth/Login. Log in with your OpenAthens username and password, and click on My Resources in the menu on the left hand side.
via e-Learning For Healthcare now free for OpenAthens users — The Christie Library and Knowledge Service Blog
Celebrate Learning at Work Week 2017 by joining us at the “Many Ways to Learn” event, which aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of learning and development at work.
The event is open to all staff across the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust & will take place on 31st May, from 12 noon until 8pm at Trust HQ & Education Centre.
During the event we will be offering activity sessions to help you get started with Facebook,Twitter & Canva (a free graphic design tool which can be used to create leaflets,posters & social media graphics). All library activity sessions will take place in the NHS Staff Library (located on the Ground Floor in Trust HQ & Education Centre).
More detailed information including session time slots, is available here. To book on these sessions, please contact Organisational Development (contact information can be found of the Organisational Development Intranet page).
Want to get started now?
Our social media help guides can now be downloaded directly to your desktop. Find them here on our Training & Support page.
Every day across the healthcare sector in England more than a million decisions are made that have a profound and lasting impact on people’s lives and which influence the quality of healthcare delivered and the cost of services.
#AMillionDecisions is a campaign being headed by CILIP and Health Education England which calls on government and health service providers to make use of the skills of librarians and knowledge specialists n meeting their obligations under The Health and Social Care Act 2012.
“Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, there is a responsibility for health services to make best use of evidence obtained from research.”
As well as an extensive range of healthcare titles (view our full catalogue here) did you know that Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library Service also offers,provides,facilitates and/or supports:
- 24/7 access to PC’s and quiet study space
- Access to online resources (including journals,eBooks & apps) via NHS OpenAthens
- Current awareness services (e.g. What’s New? and Non-Medical Prescribers Bulletin)
- Document supply services (journal articles)
- Inter-library lending
- Literature searches
- Healthcare database training
- Critical appraisal training (understanding research articles)
- Clinical & non-clinical professional development
and much more..
The team is committed to delivering the right evidence, at the right time, to support all staff working from “bedside to boardroom”. Contact us to find out how we can help to support you.
Did you know that as an NHS Healthcare professional you can access a wide range of free e-learning programmes? Health Education England e-Learning for healthcare have a wide range of medical and healthcare training resources from emergency medicine to mental health awareness. The full range of programmes can be found here.
In today’s blog we wanted to focus on one of the newer e-learning resources, NICE Guidance – Evidence into Practice which has been developed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s Medical Schools & is delivered in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.
Designed to help to improve the understanding & enhance the implementation of NICE Guidelines. This interactive resource contains eight sessions of e-learning, covering the following topics:
- Evidence-based medicine
- Principles of decision making in healthcare
- Changing clinical practice
- Audit and feedback
This e-learning will help users to:
- Follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine
- Make decisions in an evidence-based & fair way
- Understand, identify & overcome barriers to change
- Conduct an audit & provide feedback
- Plan & record learning (which may help you to meet your CPD/CME needs)
This resource can be accessed through e-Learning via ESR.
(Information sourced from http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/ – accessed 17/01/17)