New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an e-learning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

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The e-learning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice.  The e-learning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.

The Sessions

There are eight sessions of e-learning that cover:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Principles of decision making in healthcare
  • Changing clinical practice
  • Audit and feedback.

The e-learning will help users to:

  • Follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine
  • Make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way
  • Understand, identify and overcome barriers to change
  • Conduct an audit and provide feedback

The interactive e-learning materials have been designed to be used on a standard laptop or PC via a broadband internet connection at home or in the workplace.

Learners will be able to plan and record their learning and return to any unfinished sessions. The sessions may also help learners meet their CPD/CME needs.

How to access

To access the e-learning for free visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/

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In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the ‘Register’ button in the top right hand corner of the e-Learning for Healthcare webpage.

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the NICE Guidance programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account >Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The NICE Guidance Programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

More Information

The e-learning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals.

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, said: “We are delighted that these important educational resources are now available to users. Our ‘evidence into practice’ e-learning modules will be invaluable to anyone looking for real-life, practical advice on putting evidence-based medicine into practice. I’d urge anyone, whether you’re a medical undergraduate or a clinician who’s been practising for years, to use these free modules to bridge the gap between understanding evidence-based medicine and knowing how to use it effectively to drive up standards of care.”

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