The Learning Hub is a new digital platform, developed by Health Education England, that provides easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care. New features will be frequently released to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users.
Since the launch of the Learning Hub at the end of May 2020, there have been over 500 learning resources contributed by stakeholders on the platform. Resources have been contributed by medical schools, operational delivery networks, training hubs, clinical commissioning groups, professional bodies, simulation networks, charities and social care organisations. These contributions offer and support a wide range of training delivery from videos and webinar recordings, e-learning, slide presentations, Q&A packs, simulation scripts, lesson plans through to web links.
London Training Hubs – case study
London Training Hubs are already utilising some of the key features of the Learning Hub to achieve effective collaborative working across primary, secondary and social care; breaking down the limitations of inter-sector working by offering one central platform for sharing and discovering resources.
Abigail Waite, Project Manager in Health Education England’s London Primary Care Team, describes how both sector and geographical boundaries can hinder effective collaboration, but how introducing technology and the Learning Hub is helping Training Hubs to make valuable resources accessible to professions across London.
“In 2016 the primary care team’s primary and secondary care conversation group recognised the potential of using digital to learn together across organisational and professional boundaries, particularly in primary and secondary care. The group initiated the IT Linked Learning project, which equips stakeholders across London to co-create online educational content by providing them with key basic filming equipment as well as access to a subject matter expert to support their set up. The project was piloted in north east London by Tower Hamlets and Newham Training Hubs, who initially filmed grand rounds – a form of multi-professional, medical education. Livestreaming was also piloted. The project team engaged both primary and secondary care stakeholders across London to work together on creating content.
“This short video showcases how technology has been used to enhance access to learning across Tower Hamlets.
“Remote working has become business as usual, with many stakeholders in primary care creating and sharing resources online. However, it was clear from the outset that a central platform to host the content would be key to truly satisfying the aims of the project. The absence of a platform has led to duplicated efforts and variation, and this concern was raised by Training Hubs with renewed urgency during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is excellent that the Learning Hub has been launched. Training Hubs in London will be encouraged to use the Learning Hub as a central repository and collaborative platform, to learn, share best practice and break down boundaries between systems and professions.
“We’re looking forward to Training Hubs in London being able to have their own pages within the collaborative space on the Learning Hub, so they can retain their distinct local offers, whilst benefitting from oversight of others’ approaches.”
If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can sign in to the Learning Hub (https://learninghub.nhs.uk) either using your e-Learning for Healthcare Hub username and password or by creating an account on the Learning Hub and using those details.