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Technology enhanced learning

The technology enhanced learning (TEL) Programme was established in 2013 with the vision that healthcare in the UK be underpinned by world-class education and training that is enhanced through innovation and the use of existing and emergent technologies and techniques.


TEL uses technology as part of the learning process. That use needs to be effective and appropriate in order to enhance the learning of healthcare professionals for the benefit of patients.

There is clear evidence that innovative educational technologies provide opportunities for health and social care students, trainees and educators to acquire, develop and maintain the essential knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for safe, effective patient care. Such technologies include m-learning (mobile learning), e-learning, simulation, virtual and augmented reality technologies and many more.

Commissioning guidelines

Our TEL Programme has developed clear commissioning guidelines ('Guidelines for commissioning e-learning in the NHS') to inform all future TEL commissioning decisions, available to view below. This will help reduce duplication, offer greater value for money, will enhance innovation and will drive up quality.

Our TEL Programme has a wide remit and has number of ongoing projects and areas of work - find out more about the projects below.

If you have any questions about the work of the TEL Programme please email hee.tel@nhs.net,  or contact us via social media using @HEE_TEL or  #HEETEL.

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