COVID-19 SUPPORTT

There is a huge amount of online support out there for trainees currently.  We have put together some information below of the most important sources.  Don't forget; if you are struggling, we can provide 1:1 (virtual) counselling and coaching with our specialist external providers if needed, in some cases within within 24-48 hours.  Just drop us an email or give us a call.

1. Face to Face and Online Simulation Coaching

  • Nottingham University Hospitals have offered their clinical skills rooms to returning trainees who wish to practice their skills.  Please email their SuppoRTT Team at supportt@nuh.nhs.uk to book a slot.
  • University Hospitals of Leicester offer free 1:2:1 Simulation Support for UHL trainees only.  They also offer Virtual Reality Simulation support for all trainees regardless of region and specialty. This is a great opportunity for SuppoRTT trainees across the East Midlands to use the Virtual reality SIM scenarios.  If you are due to return to training and feel you might benefit from the support, please contact Malcolm Smith at malcolm.smith@uhl-tr.nhs.uk with the following information: 1 - Return date; 2 - Specialty; 3 - Grade; 4 - Educational supervision. 

2. Online Resources for Clinical Updates & e-Learning

1. HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)  

HEE e-LfH’s Covid-19 e-learning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care. Recently added content includes a remote consultation session for GPs that has been added to the folder for staff working in community setting, Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) for the medical and nursing workforce and Standard Operating Procedures, specifically for staff working in NHS Nightingale. For more information and to access the programme select here.

b. SuppoRTT for doctors returning to work in the pandemic - Knowledge Refreshers, Podcasts and Facebook pages

Refresher Webinars - These are a series of webinars; knowledge refresher sessions for doctors who are coming back from a break from clinical practice into an unprecedented and uncertain period of clinical work. All of the sessions are recorded and can be watched after a few days (to allow editing) here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/doctors-training/supporting-doctors-returning-training-after-time-out/supportt-digital-online-resources

Podcasts - SuppoRTT Podcasts have now launched! They cover a range of themes: well being, return to training, redeployment, difficult communication, supervision etc. You can listen to the first 2 episodes here https://anchor.fm/health-education-england/episodes/PSUs-Pandemic-Podcast--In-Discussion-ee03du?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn The link to the list is https://www.hee.nhs.uk/RTT-podcasts

FaceBook Pages -

- UHL Facebook Page - UHL SuppoRTT for doctors  https://www.facebook.com/groups/615766285950561/?ref=group_header

- Facebook Group – Covid Returning Doctors Support (3 membership Qs, these must be answered before access to the group is granted):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/301162934193287/

- Facebook Group – Covid Doctors Forum (UK):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/326788934801330/653085615504992/?notif_id=1585121614569299&notif_t=group_nf_highlights

The SuppoRTT offices will also be converting their usual courses and workshops to Skype/Zoom (check the regional SuppoRTT websites for further details).

c. Webinars for Paediatric Trainees returning to training from the RCPCH

Please use this link to access webinars for returning paediatric trainees https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/webinar-archive

Current GMC guidance can also be found here: www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus-information-and-advice/our-guidance-for-doctors

d. Other sources:

RCP e-Learning: https://learning.rcpe.ac.uk/

RCEM Learning https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/

RCPSG e-Learning: https://rcpsg.ac.uk/elearning#Physicians

RCEM Clinical Updates: https://www.rcem.ac.uk/RCEM/Quality_Policy/Clinical_Standards_Guidance/RCEM/Quality_Policy/Clinical_Standards_Guidance/Clinical_Standards_Guidance.aspx?hkey=9c68a641-1003-468a-81dc-48e3b4926c01

Critical Care Education Updates: https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/events-professional-development/education-professional-development/rcoa-videos/critical-care

3. How to prepare for Return to Training (COVID-19)/Where to get up to date information about COVID 19

For information about COVID-19 your first port of call should always be our website at: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 This page is being regularly updated so please check for latest information.

The following sources of learning material have been compiled:

The following are sources where you will find the up to date guidance around COVID and PPE

Training & Recruitment Updates

Other Resources

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