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Regional resources

Our Supporting TEL workstream provides support across the 7 HEE regions, raising awareness of the work TEL does, to enable the workforce to access and develop digital learning resources.

The Supporting TEL team and relationship managers work with NHS Trusts in their regions and support Local Workforce Action Boards as a TEL point of contact. The teams support organisations in completing the TEL Readiness and Maturity Model and Assessment, help to identify key stakeholders for projects and pilots and work with networks on TEL projects and initiatives. 

Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty (VHLF)

The VHLF is an evidence-based faculty, designed to support educators and colleagues in the education community, regardless of their current ability and experience. 

The Virtual and Hybrid Learning Faculty is categorised into 3 main catalogues:

  • Getting started - technical support 
  • Increasing your impact - on-demand resources 
  • Community of Practice (COP) 

The faculty showcases a range of resources based on the needs of our education community identified through insights gathered to date. As more evidence is gathered, additional resources and materials are added to the faculty to keep it up to date with future focused learning resources and materials. 

To access the VHLF, please visit the Learning Hub: learninghub.nhs.uk

Community of Practice (COP)

COP aims to drive excellence in the community for those who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with other educators and colleagues who provide learning interventions.

To find out more or to sign up to the Community of Practice, please email: tel@hee.nhs.uk  

XR Hub roadshows

Supporting TEL are working in conjunction with the TEL Simulation and Immersive technologies team and regional offices to co-ordinate and organise Regional XR Hub roadshows. These roadshows aim to showcase the range of Extend Reality (XR) / Immersive Technology that TEL are supporting. 

More information on the XR Hubs will follow.

Regional TEL Forums

The TEL Regional Network Model aims to establish clear leadership and guidance for TEL in the HEE Regions. The model allows equitable access to TEL, with each network providing support and facilitation for TEL in healthcare organisations.

The TEL Forums allows HEE to work across localities, showcasing and sharing best practice and targeted support where needed. Membership of the networks tends to come from a range of roles within healthcare related organisations, including TEL leads, elearning developers, IT trainers and Learning and Development managers.

On our behalf, Yorkshire Ambulance Service provides a north Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Support Service for healthcare organisations across the north. Further details about the north TEL Support Service can be found here: www.TELNorth.nhs.uk, they can be contacted via email: yas.elearningsupport@nhs.net

Education systems in the north

The Innovation team works with and supports education systems and projects. These include:

Education technology
Involving Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as the elearning for healthcare Hub and the ESR National Learning Management System (NLMS)

Clinical placement management
Supporting the allocation of healthcare students, maximising placement capacity of providers and ensuring the quality of provision.

Workforce mobility
Enabling the transfer and sharing of data between systems and organisations allows the workforce to become more mobile and operate flexibly across organisations and the wider health sector.


Across the north of England there are 3 active simulation networks in the north east, north west and Yorkshire and Humber which come together in the North Simulation Group. This is managed and chaired by the Innovation Team. Membership comprises of the leads from each network and the group is sponsored by the HEE Post Graduate Dean in the north east.

The purpose of the group is to provide a platform for sharing and disseminating best practice, skills and resources across the three networks so that simulation-based education (SBE) can be joined up across the footprint of HEE in the north. The group also links up with the HEE national TEL Team to ensure regional activity is aligned to the new National Simulation Framework and the relevant KPIs are met.
The simulation networks in the north have their own websites:
- North East Simulation Network
- North West Simulation Education Network
- Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Network

Digital Skills

In conjunction with the National Building a Digitally Ready Workforce programme, a north-wide approach to the digital skills agenda was developed.

TEL forums in the south

In the south region, there are 2 TEL Forums covering the south west and Thames Valley and Wessex.

The forums aim to:

- act as an operational group or community of practice for sharing knowledge and activities in elearning
- act as a pressure group network to improve national elearning products and services
- ensure that elearning initiatives are promoted to all NHS organisations in their regions
- promote and share best practice within specific topic areas

Membership is comprised of representatives from health care providers or NHS trusts who have knowledge of, or an interest in elearning development or implementation.

As part of their membership, organisations have access to a range of benefits including use of all the modules produced, access to authoring tools, and training opportunities.

The forum meet every 3 months and you can view previous meeting notes for the south west and Thames Valley and Wessex forums.

For more information, please contact ks-tel.south@hee.nhs.uk.

The Wessex Palliative Care Handbook: a good practice guide (8th edition, 2014) has been collaboratively developed by the Wessex Palliative Care Physicians, is regularly updated and widely used as a reference source, across Wessex and beyond.

Aimed at GPs, community nurses, doctors in training and other hospital staff as well as specialist palliative care teams, it provides checklists for the management of common problems in palliative care.

The Handbook is available as an interactive PDF (below), and we have funded the development of an e-book for use on mobile devices including Apple and Android tablets and phones.

Download the Wessex Palliative Care Handbook.