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The 5 W's

Whether you are implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) for the first time or transitioning to a new LMS there are a number of factors that need addressing to ensure a successful rollout. I have put together a few simple pointers that should set you off on the right path. Read more here.

Too much choice!

The rise of the SaaS business model and cloud technology has seen exponential growth in the number of LMS providers out there. Recent trends seem to be providers specialising in one area of learning management eg. E-commerce, gamification and social to name a few. Read more here.

How social media can help L&D engagement

More and more organisations are using social media as part of their L&D programme, with social media tools such as Twitter and YouTube climbing the ranks of the most used tools for learning and development professionals. Read more here.

Creating a training programme that works for all of your staff

Compliance training will by its nature have to be accessed by 100% of your organisation in some format. Most organisations will therefore allocate certain training to individuals via e-learning or enrol them on a classroom session. In this post I wanted to discuss what other resources you can provide to learners over and above their core compliance subjects and more importantly how they get to them. Read more.

How technology can improve compliance training
e-Learning Consultant, Matthew Dickinson, discusses 5 learning management system features that can help you meet your compliance training requirements. Read more.

Dementia Awareness Week 2016
Dementia is a progressive and, eventually, severe long-term condition that affects the functioning of the brain. It normally affects people aged 65 and over but younger people can also be affected. Read more.

Dementia - the facts
It is estimated that dementia currently affects over 850,000 people in the UK and this figure is predicted to rise to over one million by 2025. Despite these figures, public and professional awareness of the condition remains limited. In fact only 62% of people living with the symptoms of dementia receive a diagnosis and research into the condition receives 8 times less funding than cancer. Read more.

Is free learning for staff better than paid?
The past decade has seen huge social, technological and behavioural changes when it comes to e-learning. You can get almost anything for free online thanks to revenue generated by adverts - and people are increasingly expecting to be able to access online services, including training, free of charge. Read more.

Training non-clinical staff in primary care - Vicky Wild

Over the last 16 years I have delivered face to face training to non-clinical staff in primary care.
In light of easy access to technology and information on the internet, what are the training needs today for non-medically trained professionals working in close contact with the medical profession? Read more.

Busy healthcare professionals and safeguarding issues

With hot topics in safeguarding changing year on year, healthcare professionals need to have the skills and tools available to allow them to adapt to the next big issue faced within society, be that child sexual exploitation, trafficking or radicalisation... Read more

The Importance of Understanding Medical Terminology

Breast cancer, vehicle crashes, AIDS and medical error. Which do you think causes the most deaths per year? It may surprise you to learn that it is medical error... Read more

Schools urged to support children with diabetes

Schools are being urged to improve their support for children with diabetes after new survey reveals 29% of parents and carers state they are "less than satisfied" with the current method of support provided by the school... Read more

10.7 million emergency patients and rising

NHS foundation trusts are set for a high-pressured year, as research released by health sector regulator Monitor revealed they treated 10.7 million emergency in-patients between April 2014 and March 2015 - a year-on-year increase of 574,000....Read more

GPs to promote benefits of physical activity

It's known that eating a balanced diet and regularly exercising is crucial to warding off health implications like obesity and diabetes, but a new report concludes that people need to be made more aware of the benefits of physical activity irrespective of the implications...Read more

What is the Care Certificate?
The Care Certificate is a new set of fifteen standards to replace both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards, starting in April 2015. It sets out the standards of care, the competencies and the knowledge that will be required in both the healthcare and the social care sectors ...Read more

Rise in Child Diabetes
An increasing number of children in the UK are being diagnosed with Type one diabetes, leading to long-term, severe health complications, according to recent research. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high..Read more

Integrated Health & Social Care
NHS England and Greater Manchester have announced plans to bring together health and social care budgets for the first time. It will be the first time an English region has been given full control of its health budget, bringing a further extension of devolved powers...Read more

The War on Obesity
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has declared war on obesity. At the 2014 annual Public Health England conference, Stevens stated:
“Obesity is the new smoking, and it represents a slow-motion car crash in terms of avoidable illness and rising health care costs. If as a nation we keep piling on the pounds around the waistline, we’ll be piling on the pounds in terms of future taxes needed just to keep the NHS afloat.”...Read more

Don Berwick Patient Safety Review
Following the publication of the Francis Report into the failings of care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Prime Minister David Cameron asked Professor Don Berwick to review patient safety in England.
Here is a summary of his findings... Read more

Telehealth and Telecare – The future of long term healthcare
Over 15 million people in the UK suffer from a long term health condition. Of the money spent on healthcare by the government every year, 70% goes on caring for those who suffer with long term health conditions...Read more.

Child Sexual Exploitation - The Party Lifestyle Model
A recent report conducted by PACE (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy has revealed that as many as 78% of parents can’t identify all the key signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)... Read more.
Let's talk about female genital mutilation
It is often assumed that female genital mutilation is an issue specific to areas of Africa and the Middle East, however this practice is likely to be affecting 66,000 women in the UK at this moment in time.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) can come in many different forms and the type of mutilation practiced varies across different cultures. This procedure can involve the partial or total removal... Read more.
Ramadan and diabetes | To fast or not to fast?
During the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims all around the world join together in a time of fasting from sunrise to sunset as a religious act of faith and worship.
The UK has a population of 2.7 million Muslims, 325,000 of which have diabetes, and despite the severe health risks involved, many of those participate in Ramadan each year by fasting... Read more.

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