Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England to develop ‘Remote Consultation: An Immersive Technology Resource for COVID-19 Displaced or Shielding Trainees’.
This programme has been designed to support training doctors of all grades who are currently or have previously been shielding, displaced or non-patient facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
About the elearning
Based on a remote consultation, this resource aims to assist trainees by increasing their confidence in consulting remotely, supporting their professional development and helping them to feel more connected to their workplace.
The elearning programme takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete and includes an interactive elearning session based around a simulated remote consultation. This is followed by an opportunity to review the consultation through an immersive 360o video, enabling the trainee to reflect on learning points and issues raised during the scenario.
After the 360o video, there is a structured reflective section which encourages trainees to think about the clinical and social aspects of the consultation. Trainees are encouraged to identify a supervising clinician, usually their educational supervisor, to discuss their elearning experience after completing the programme.
A debrief guide for supervisors is available to download after completion of the programme and a certificate is available for trainees to download on completion of the programme.
This elearning programme includes a 3600 video resource. The video can be viewed using a computer, smartphone or tablet. For the most immersive experience, virtual reality (VR) converter headsets (both high and low-tech options) are available. All HEE trainees who are currently shielding, will be contacted by their local HEE office regarding the provision of a cardboard headset.
Accessing the elearning
To learn more about the elearning programme, please visit the Remote Consultation: An Immersive Technology Resource for COVID-19 Shielding or Displaced Trainees programme page.
Future learning resources
In addition to the remote consultation elearning programme, future resources for trainees and educational supervisors are being developed for a new SuppoRTT catalogue in the Learning Hub.
The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce. You can sign into the Learning Hub either using an elearning for healthcare username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.