The City and Guilds Accredited Productive Leader e-learning programmes are being launched by a joint venture between Virtual College, leaders and experts in the field of e-learning and the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.
The course called 'Right from the Start with HENRY' has been developed to provide parents and carers with detailed information on how they can help provide their family with a healthy lifestyle right from the start.
The Care Quality Commission, the body responsible for checking that Hospitals, Care Homes and Care Services meet stringent Government standards, hasrecently tightened its regulation of private and NHS dental services.
Online training pioneer, Virtual College of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, is experiencing major growth during its 15th anniversary year and is now offering more than 100 online courses with the total number of registered e-learners across all courses now hitting 360,000 – and is growing at an average rate of around 3,000 per month.
Geraldine Granath, the Head of People Development and Teaching for NHS South of Tyne and Wear in the north east of England, is a key member of the team which designed and brought forward the new self care e-learning module in partnership with the Healthcare e-Academy prior to its launch in 2009.
Bradford Council’s Occupational Therapy service is adopting lean strategies through a public and private sector partnership designed to streamline working practices and improve across-the-board service delivery.
Sue Speak, Head of Lean Improvement at Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, reports that Lean principles - similar to those used widely in industry to simplify operational procedures and boost productivity - are paying major dividends and having a big impact on patient care.
Virtual College in Ilkley, UK, has launched a new e-learning module relating to urinary catheterisation - widely regarded as one of the major causes of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in the NHS.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s first 'Lean Champions' have gained Business Improvement Techniques (BIT) NVQ Level 2 qualifications which have been delivered widely in manufacturing to streamline working practices, boost productivity and cut costs.
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has made a positive start in tackling its first major project following the adoption of ′Lean’ thinking as it strives to streamline working practices, cut waiting times and improve the quality of patient care and safety.