Online Training for
Mandatory training is identified as a requirement by the organisation or employer itself, typically in response to local service needs, risks and targets. They will typically be required by the majority of a workforce, but not necessarily across all UK providers.
There are currently nine subjects identified by the Trust as mandatory, which we also call ‘Priority 2’ requirements. These are listed below, identifying the subject and its frequency required, the main elements of the subject, and how to complete to best suit your service, role or individual needs.
Mandatory Training at DGFT
- Blood Transfusion
- Diabetes Management
- Health Record-keeping
- Patient Falls Prevention
- End of Life Care
- Pharmacy & Medicine Management
- Tissue Viability Awareness
- VTE Awareness
If you are a medic at the Dudley Group, you can now access your mandatory training by logging into our Postgraduate Learning Platform, selecting the link below.
Working alongside the Trust’s transfusion practitioner, a video-based blood transfusion e-learning course has been developed. It provides crucial mandatory training for medical professionals within the Trust.
The recently developed Trust mandatory online training course ‘Human factors and non-technical skills’ is a video-based learning resource. It is designed to provide an introductory insight into the role that human factors and non-technical skills play in patient safety.
Statutory training is required by legislation or statute, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Data Protection Act (2018), and Regulatory Reform Order (2005). These are Core Skills Training Framework for all UK Health and social care providers.
There are currently 13 subjects identified as statutory training for all Trust staff, which we also call ‘Priority 1’ requirements. These are listed below, identifying the subject and its frequency required, the main elements of the subject, and how to complete the best suit your service, role or individual needs.
Statutory Training at DGFT
- Clinical Governance and Risk
- Conflict Resolution
- Equality Diversity & Human Rights
- Fire Safety & Prevention
- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Infection Control for clinical staff / non clinical staff
- Information Governance and Data Security
- Mental Health Law
- Moving and Handling
- Resuscitation and Life Support
- Adult Safeguarding
- Child Safeguarding
SPECIALTY / ROLE-SPECIFIC TRAINING
Other training courses are available for staff to complete, covering the many different roles. Most of the mandatory and statutory online training courses can be accessed via the Trust’s Hub pages, the e-Learning for Health website, or the Trust’s Postgraduate Learning Platform. If you select the course you would like to access, you will be taken to the corresponding platform ready for you to complete the training.
The courses below can be found on the Postgraduate Learning Platform. Please select a course to progress.
DETERIORATING PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME
The Human Factors training course is a module within the Deteriorating Patient Education Programme (DPEP), a multi-level educational resource. The Postgraduate Education Learning platform provides four modules in total. The other three are not mandatory.
CLINICAL SKILLS FOR NEW MEDICAL STARTERS
The Dudley Group could not survive without its highly trained staff. We invest heavily in educating and developing all our employees. This training is to be completed prior to starting your appointed position within this Trust.
Working alongside the Trust’s transfusion practitioner, a video based blood transfusion e-learning course has been developed. It provides crucial mandatory training for medical professionals within the Trust.
The seven modules in this eLearning course will provide you with a foundation understanding of the Dudley Improvement Practice (DIP) methods and principles.
THE LECTURE SERIES
The Lecture Series aims to implement a more engaging and efficient approach to online lectures. Our undergraduate academy faculty have collaborated to renovate and update all existing lectures for the medical student curriculum.
CLINICAL THEORY SKILLS
The clinical skills education area provides evidence-based eLearning courses and assessments, designed to help you consolidate practical knowledge in conjunction with classroom and one-to-one training.
Tomorrow's Clinicians is a series of eLearning modules, helping you to develop your practical knowledge of clinical skills. Each module features videos that clearly demonstrate each procedure.
This radiation training course introduces you to radiation protection and ensures you are aware of what measures you need to take to protect yourself.
"BUILDING FOUNDATIONS" ONLINE INDUCTION PACKS
‘Building Foundations’ aims to provide new FY1 doctors with up-to-date specialty specific induction packs to help increase confidence. Future FY1 and 2 doctors can gain an insight into life at The Dudley Group from a FY1 doctor's video.
The DGFT Connect mobile app aims to provide a point of reference for junior doctors and other healthcare staff. Features include a directory of key contacts for wards / departments, the 'Building Foundations' induction packs, in-app calling directly to internal extension numbers, and a general search function.
AIRWAY TO EXPOSURE SERIES
Designed to complement and enhance the 5th year acutely ill patient programme, this resource provides students with an immersive learning experience that aims to help them develop an understanding of how to approach various acute clinical presentations.
ED INCIDENT RESPONSE TRAINING
Mandatory incident response training for the emergency department is covered in this bespoke learning package. Written specifically for the Dudley Group, ED personnel will gain an understanding of the required actions for a range of different incidents.
OXYGEN THERAPY TRAINING
Oxygen therapy training is now a mandatory course for all doctors in the Trust. This training covers the application and delivery, integrating Trust guidelines, reducing errors and recognising risks.
INNOVATIVE ANATOMY SERIES
This resource strives to engage and develop fundamental understanding of human anatomy. The multimodal approach to the series integrates operative technique video, radiological imaging and 3D animation to offer the viewer an insight into the clinical application of their learning.
CLINICAL EXAMINATION IN PRACTICE
A visual overview is presented of core patient examinations undertaken in authentic clinical environments. With precise demonstrations of correct examination technique, the series details significant aspects of the distinctive systems within the body.
HOW TO RESOURCES
'How to...' is designed to offer a visual insight into a range of equipment, procedures and interventions associated with medical practice and the delivery of care and treatment of patients. This is an evolving project that is undergoing constant development.