A Northern Ireland firm has developed an online learning platform to assist frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Synergy Learning, learning technology specialists, have created the learning programme in six days in partnership with University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust in response to the current pressure NHS trusts are facing.
According to Synergy Learning it has been working with UHB since 2010, providing support with the delivery of its online, blended and face-to-face learning programmes.
“Due to the current situation, many staff may be concerned about their knowledge and skills in specific relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and a potential change from their normal role.
“The platform is designed to offer accessible courses to NHS staff so they can upskill and learn more about COVID-19. The programme contains over 50 courses with five different learning pathways, tailored for each user.”
“We are so pleased that we could offer our services to help frontline workers,” Roy Kerley from Synergy Learning said.
“Having worked with UHB for over 10 years, we have seen time and time again the amazing impact it has with people, especially when they need it most. We are fortunate to be in a position to lend our support to the NHS when we are relying on them more than ever.”
Tracey Starkey-Moore, deputy director of education from UHB, said: “UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England and we are at the forefront in the fight against Covid-19, along with our colleagues across the rest of the UK. We are very proud to be launching this platform in the West Midlands and hope it helps alleviate some of the worries I know many colleagues have.
“With a wide range of skills required at this time, it is important that all staff and volunteers are confident in their knowledge. The focus of the learning platform is to ensure that all staff and volunteers are equipped with the most recent information available to them and have the most up to date skills to enable them to be competent and confident in caring for their patients.”