We have commissioned research into mobile learning for the NHS to understand the potential benefits of mobile learning to meet the needs and preferences of the healthcare workforce. In addition, the research is to understand the challenges of mobile learning and how to overcome these challenges.
We have subsequently developed six mobile apps that are free for downloads for anyone in the UK with Android or Apple devices.
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This mobile app is designed for nurses and midwives who are newly qualified, returning to practice, adapting to practice in the UK and any other nurse or midwife who wants to update their practice in accordance with their personal/professional development plan.
This mobile app is aimed at NHS staff, it includes 30-40 minutes of interactive learning, easily completed in chunks, or used for revision.
The app uses content produced by local NHS health and safety experts, and addresses all the key learning outcomes for health and safety awareness training for NHS staff (as outlined in the NHS South Central Statutory & Mandatory Framework).
Topics covered by the mobile app include Accidents and Incidents, Reporting procedures, Hazardous substances, The work environment.
This app has been developed to support everyone, professionals and carers, to help people with profound and multiple learning disabilities live a fulfilling happy and healthy life. It contains top tips and references to access further information on how to care for people who need high levels of support from others with most aspects of daily living.
This app tells clinicians which preoperative tests are recommended for adult surgical patients, according to the latest NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.
As a clinician, enter the grade of surgical operation, the ASA grade of the patient, the system(s) of co-morbidity and the patient’s age, and the app will display recommended tests, and tests to consider if clinically indicated.
The app does not override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patients. The app is aimed at all staff involved in preoperative assessment.
The app has been designed to provide an interactive learning tool that enables staff to learn, practice, and test themselves, and enhance their knowledge of medicine management. The app is free and provides a new and interesting way for staff to support their learning and skill building programmes.