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Online training package for health professionals release first mental health module on eating disorders

14th July 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first mental health module on eating disorders.

London’s dynamic e-learning portal for acute paediatric health professionals is now in its second year, with 871 paediatric representatives registered from across all 30 acute hospital sites in London.

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.

The eating disorder module has largely been developed by Joel Khor, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, and Luci Etheridge, Consultant Paediatrician at St. George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with engagement from the HLP CYP Eating Disorder Community of Practice Group, which includes representation from Beat, the national eating disorder charity.

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 signposting 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.

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, I would very much encourage, and recommend colleagues across London to register for an account.”

Since launching in August 2018, 871 professionals across all of London’s 30 acute paediatric hospital sites have registered to use PCCP (60% nurses, 37% doctors and 3% are allied health professionals). There have been over 7,000 sessions on the portal and over 1,000 modules completed.

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