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Workforce transformation programme to increase critical care capacity

23 October 2020

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The London Transformation and Learning Collaborative (LTLC) was established earlier this year, aimed at increasing the capacity of the critical care workforce in London to help prepare for a second surge in Covid-19 cases in the capital.

The programme has been working tirelessly with colleagues from across the NHS in London to learn lessons from the provision of critical care during the first surge. The findings of this research have informed the creation of several resources to help trusts to identify skills gaps and train staff from specialties outside of critical care units. Training materials have been collated from trusts across London to share learning and best practice.

The resulting microsite, hosted by e-Learning for Health, can be used by individual learners, educators and critical care units to identify skills gaps and appropriate training. Since the launch of the microsite in September, over 6000 people have enrolled to access training, including people outside of London.  

Julie Combes, Head of Clinical Education Transformation and LTLC programme lead reflected on the progress of the programme:

Following the education work we carried out for the London Nightingale Hospital, we’ve been working hard to continue to support our workforce to prepare for a rise in Covid-19 cases. We’ve learnt a lot from the training that took part in the first surge and it’s been a true collaboration of people from across the NHS to understand current training needs and how best to address these.

For more information on the LTLC, see the microsite or drop them an email.

Download the poster below and display in your sites to allow staff to access our site via the QR code.