The Dental Postgraduate Section of Health Education England South West (HEESW) provide high quality education and training for the development of skills, values and knowledge for ALL members of the dental team.
This includes lifelong learning opportunities (CPD) for dentists, DCPs, technicians, receptionists and managers in a variety of short CPD courses including dental simulation (hands-on), traditional study days and workshops. They are also an ideal way to meet other dental professionals and enjoy a day or evening out while fulfilling GDC professional development outcomes
HEESW CPD courses can be booked through our online booking system.
All courses provided by HEESW meet the GDC requirements for enhanced CPD. They are quality assured following the standards for postgraduate dental education framework from COPDEND. While some courses may be supported by external companies HEESW does not endorse these products.
Email Katherine Sugg or telephone 01454 252678 for any courses related advice.
There are a range of online resources available to cover general dentistry and FREE e-learning on Covid-19 for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care and Health, well being and resilience.
• Health Education England e-Learning for Health- dental resources
• Antimicrobial Stewardship e-learning resource
• HEE e-LfH’s COVID-19 e-learning
• Health, well-being and resilience
HEE offer a range of nearly 130 dental e-learning sessions available through e-Den, from patient assessment, oral diseases and clinical dentistry topics to sustainable dentistry and management and leadership.
Registration and use is FREE for GDC registrants working in practice carrying out NHS work, dental hospitals and dental schools. E-Den can also be purchased for a years access by non-NHS staff.
Register on e-LfH at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk
Search “dentistry” or “e-Den” for a programme of modules on different dental topics.
Script Dental Prescribing e-learning in association with HEE, is now FREE to anyone with a NHS email address or you are able to purchase an individual SCRIPT licence for £25 per year (see link below):
The British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) has launched a new Antimicrobial Stewardship e-learning resource https://www.baos.org.uk/elearning/ for oral health professionals to test their knowledge of antibiotic prescribing. It is FREE to take and consists of three modules of clinical scenario-based quizzes, each of which provides a printable e-certificate of one hour's verified CPD upon successful completion. Feedback is provided along the way, with the aim that by the end of the modules, participants will be able to demonstrate application of the principles of sound antimicrobial stewardship to the clinical scenarios.
HEE e-LfH’s COVID-19 e-learning is free to access without logging in for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.
New content recently added includes: Coronavirus Best Practice Overview from BMJ, Remote Consultations for GPs and mental health and wellbeing sessions for staff. New content is being added regularly. There are now individual learning paths for those healthcare professionals working in critical care and community settings and a separate area in the Coronavirus programme dedicated to wellbeing for staff.
HEE e-LfH has removed the requirement to log in to access the Coronavirus (COVID-19) programme, so it is FREE to all, but if you want your learning activity tracked you will still need to log on.
For more information about the programme, including how you can register as a learner should you wish, visit www.e-lfh.org.uk/coronavirus.
This is an online e-learning resource for healthcare professionals, who have launched a FREE COVID-19 pandemic CPD resource https://www.studyprn.com/p/covid-19 consisting of 10 'best of five' style questions assessing your current knowledge of the condition. You'll receive 1 hour of CPD on successful completion of this resource.
A number of platforms have been made available free to NHS staff and those with an NHS.net email account
Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfilment and nutrition. They are offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020, active now.
How NHS staff can get access
1. Go to nhs.unmind.com/signup
2. Sign up with your NHS email address
3. Download the Unmind app from your appstore - your organisation name is NHS.
Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep. They are offering free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address until 31 December, active now.
How NHS staff can get access
1. Go to https://www.headspace.com/nhs and select clinical or non-clinical staff to start enrolling
2. You will need to use your NHS email address to sign up
Sleepio and Daylight (developed by Big Health):
Sleepio is a clinically-evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.Free access to Sleepio for all NHS staff is active now until 31 December.
Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation.Free access to Daylight is active now until 31 December.
How NHS staff can get access
1. Visit sleepio.com/redeem on your laptop or desktop computer
2. Enter redeem code NHS2020 and sign up for an account using your name and email address
3. Complete the sleep test
4. Get started!
1. Click on the following link: daylight.com/NHSaccess
2. Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you
3. Sign up for an account using your name and email address
4. Download the Daylight smartphone app (search 'Daylight - Worry Less')
5. Get started!