National work on simulation
A national strategy is being developed to ensure that we can continue to ensure equity of access to simulation education and training across England that provides value for money and delivers patient-centred and high-quality educational outcomes.
HEE want to work in close collaboration with simulation networks and education experts to implement this strategy and ensure that blended learning using simulation, e-learning and other technology and techniques become commonplace in curricula and training pathways and in continuing professional development.
A collaborative approach regarding simulation-based education (SBE) is necessary so that the requirements of the DH TEL wheel can be assured. This means that SBE in England must:
- Be patient-centred and service-driven
- Ensure equity of access and quality of provision
- Deliver value for money
- Deliver high quality education outcomes
- Be innovative and evidence-based
- Be educationally coherent
- Encourage collaboration and sharing
And that at the centre of all of these:
Improve patient outcomes, safety and experience.
It has therefore been agreed that a nationally developed, but locally-led and delivered strategy should be introduced to ensure these needs are met. The guiding principles of the strategy are to be delivered by end March 2018, but it is accepted that longer term objectives involving governance and performance will take longer to embed.
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.