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Online training package for health professionals release new training module

5th August 2019

London’s online training package for health professionals caring for children and young people celebrates first birthday with release of new training module

London’s dynamic e-learning portal for acute paediatric health professionals celebrated its first anniversary on 3 August. Developed by Healthy London Partnership, in collaboration with Health Education England, the Paediatric Critical Care in Practice (PCCP) online training portal enhances knowledge and development for those caring for children and young people in London’s acute hospitals, delivered through an interactive portal designed for short bursts of learning.

To celebrate this milestone, a new module on reduced level of consciousness and neuroprotection has been launched within the PCCP portal. If you’re working in paediatrics at one of London’s acute hospitals, sign up today for free access to the online platform.

The PCCP portal supports best practice paediatric high-dependency care and includes evidence-based e-learning modules, supporting resources and sign-posting to quick reference guides. Each module has measurable learning objectives, features scenarios to encourage participants testing of theoretical understanding and a short assessment. Each module takes only 30 minutes or less to complete.  The portal and the extensive resource library can also be accessed on-the-go using mobile phones.

Since launching on 3 August 2018, 731 professionals across all of London’s 30 acute paediatric hospital sites have registered to use PCCP (59% nurses, 37% doctors and 4% other) and there have been over 4,800 logins into the portal.

Vin Diwakar, Regional Medical Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement (London Region), said:

“As a Consultant Paediatrician I am delighted that so many nurses, doctors and other clinical professionals have been using the Paediatric Critical Care in Practice (PCCP) eLearning portal to develop their skills, since its launch last year. The PCCP portal is an invaluable educational resource to support learning for clinicians involved in all aspects of acute care for children and young people. Given the NHS Long Term Plan focus on improving paediatric critical care and driving up excellence in clinical standards, this is a development which I would very much encourage and I recommend all paediatric professionals in London to register for an account.”

Mo Akindolie, Clinical Director for the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People’s Programme, said:

“Having used the e-learning portal I know first-hand what an excellent resource it is for the paediatric community across London. The modules on the Paediatric Critical Care in Practice (PCCP) eLearning portal have been developed by frontline clinicians and reflect the areas of clinical priority for acute paediatrics.

“Being mindful of the varying demands on clinicians’ time, this platform presents an incredibly flexible and user friendly interface for engaging in educational activities in a way which can be incorporated around the busy lives of frontline clinicians. PCCP is designed with the multi-professional team in mind to reflect how clinical care centred around children and young people and their families is delivered in real life. It has been phenomenal to see the diverse range of clinicians and allied health care professionals completing the modules, and I implore my clinical colleagues across London to sign up for a PCCP account.

“We would like to thank all those who have tested PCCP and the clinicians who have developed the content included within the portal, during the year. Without you this wouldn’t be possible.”

For further information about PCCP, visit https://pccp.healthylondon.org/about-this-programme/

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