NHS trust resolves induction troubles

April 2004
IT Training;Apr2004, p6
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North Glamorgan National Health Service Trust is using e-learning to deliver induction training to doctors, after problems with its instructor-led program were identified by the Royal College of Physicians. The main concern was that doctors on short-term or rotational contracts were missing out on the bi-annual face-to-face inductions. The very nature of locum doctors means that their time with the trust is often very short, says Helen Thomas, training manager at North Glamorgan. New doctors are now put through a short online course covering bereavement procedures, quality and standards in prescription writing, infection control, complaints and litigation, health and safety, confidentiality and risk assessment. If the e-learning program is well received, it could be rolled out to other National Health Service of Great Britain trusts in Wales. Learning Industries, an online training company that was formed in 2001 as a spin-off from Cardiff University, developed the bespoke course material.


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