Look in the Library

If you haven’t visited us recently, call in and see the changes to the library layout.  There’s lots to see – books, journals, drop-in computer and study space and remember it’s a great place to complete your Stat and Mand elearning.

Don’t forget that Steve and Carole, our Outreach Librarians – happy to help staff in the community and the Trust with their research techniques.  Contact us for more details on extension 3162 or at ecn-tr.stafflibrary@nhs.net

Is your PC ready for elearning?

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If you’re about to start your Statutory and Mandatory elearning make sure you check your computer has all the necessary software installed before you attempt the course.  

By going to PC Checker at http://www.esrsupport.co.uk/nlms/pccheck.html you will be able to verify your computer’s fitness to support the ESR elearning packages. If there are programmes missing or software that needs updating you will be able to contact the IT Service desk and have them installed. 

Don’t forget you can always complete your elearning in the comfort of the Staff Library where there are staff on hand to help you get started.

DSCF0548If you can’t find a quiet space or an available computer on which to complete your Statutory and Mandatory elearning, then look no further – come and visit us in the Staff Library!

We have 11 computers in a very pleasant space on the 2nd floor of New Alderley House, where you can work in peace and receive support from library staff, who will help you to get started.

There’s no need to book, so please just come along with your username and temporary password details.  

Support for Stat&Mand elearning

keyboard handStatutory and Mandatory training via elearning is now being offered to staff across the Trust.  Whilst this is a flexible and often useful method of delivery, it is often difficult to work undisturbed in the workplace and concentrate on an elearning package.

The Staff Library has the perfect solution! We have 11 computers in a very pleasant space on the 2nd floor of New Alderley House, where people can work in peace and receive support from library staff, who can assist with getting started.  There is no need to book, so please just come along with your username and temporary password details (available from 01606544935).

 

 

UK’s first ever Core Skills and Training Framework

Extract from Skills for Health

Skills for Health is developing a common framework for statutory and mandatory training for the UK health sector, building on work already undertaken in several NHS regions in England. In parallel, consultation is underway with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The core framework will offer the health sector common guidance and standards in this key area of learning for all health sector staff.

A consultation on the demand and support for a Core Skills Framework has just been completed with over 1000 responses. Initial analysis confirms very strong support for this initiative and overwhelming agreement on the need for standardisation. A full report of the analysis is available on our website.

The Core Skills Framework should be available to organisations from April 2012 and will:

  • provide up-to-date and authoritative guidance on minimum required standards
  • help support quality assurance of training
  • enable cost saving through reducing unnecessary duplication of training
  • encourage portability and recognition of appropriate learning.

The benefits of the Core Skills Framework will be further enhanced through use of the Skills Passport system being developed by Skills for Health.

For more information on the framework please contact mike.farrell@skillsforhealth.org.uk