We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Education Directorate recognises that excellent training and development of East Lancashire NHS staff is essential in delivering safe, personal and effective care and services.
The Directorate enables ALL staff, whether just stepping out of school or college, or joining the Organisation in a more senior post-graduate role, to feel engaged and empowered to contribute to a change in the way services are delivered.
Education, training and development is, therefore, an integral part of our core business. The Education Directorate is committed to developing a workforce of the highest quality across all disciplines; we aim to help staff achieve their maximum potential by developing their personal and professional skills throughout their career at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Directorate of Education comprises of the following departments:
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has two excellently resourced Learning and Development Centres, based at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
- The Learning Centre (Park View Offices), Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
- Training and Development Centre, Burnley General Teaching Hospital
- The Mackenzie Centre
Auditorium – seating for 100 delegates
IT Training Suites
Library and Knowledge Services Centres
Clinical Skills Laboratory
Practical Training Rooms
Moving and Handling training facility
Seminar Rooms, equipped with PC and projectors
Dining facilities: Learners’ Lounge (BGTH) and Deli Bar (RBTH)
Dr Ian Stanley - Deputy Medical Director for Quality Education
Miss Suzanne Gawne - Director of Medical Education (Consultant Breast Surgeon)
Dr Damien Lynch - Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Julia Owen - Associate Director of Education
Alison Walmsley - Clinical Education Lead
Gillian Cairns - Education and Workforce Lead
Helen Aston - Education Support Services Lead
Abbas Bismallah - Head of Library and Knowledge Services
Education Support Services
Carl Dearden - Education Development Practitioner
Ruth Fort - Education Development Practitioner
Rachael Rogers - Education Development Practitioner
Karen Mainwaring - Education Development Manager: Induction, Core and Essential Skills
Rita Ansbro - Business Support Manager
Clare Morton - Library and Knowledge Services Operational Manager
Clinical Education Team
Stuart Warburton - Life Support Trainer
Helen Punshon - Clinical Skills and Preceptorship Lead
Jenna Kenny - Clinical Skills Trainer
Marion Willcocks - Infection Prevention and Control Advisor
Eunice Davies - Safer Handling Lead
Vivien Shaw - Administration Manager
Clinical Skills Tutors (Starting September 2018)
Postgraduate Medical Education
Melanie Stuart - Medical Education Manager
Undergraduate Medical Education
Laura-Jane Lloyd - Undergraduate Manager
Practice Education Facilitation Team
Andrew Keavey - Practice Placement Facilitator
Work-based Education Team
Denise Owen – Work Based Learning Lead
Sufiya Rasul – Widening Access and Apprenticeship Facilitator
Lesley Nuttall – Assistant Training Officer
Suzanne Lang – Vocational Pre-Employment Co-Ordinator
Lauren Barker – Marketing and Administration Apprentice
Department of Post Graduate Medicine
Microsite web address: http://www.eastlancsdpe.nhs.uk/
Department of Under Graduate Medicine
Microsite web address: http://www.eastlancsdue.nhs.uk
Clinical Education Team
Advanced Life Support Courses: AdvancedLifeSupportCourses@elht.nhs.uk
Clinical Skills: email@example.com
Work based Education Team
Pre-registration and practice information: Pefteam@elht.nhs.uk
Education Support: EducationDevelopment@elht.nhs.uk
Learning Hub email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Hub Web address: https://elht-learninghub.co.uk
Skills and training
Core and Essential Skills Training: email@example.com
Corporate Induction: LD.firstname.lastname@example.org
Library and knowledge services
Library and Knowledge Services:Library.Blackburn@elht.nhs.uk
Microsite web address: www.ehub.elht.nhs.uk
Library Facebook: @elhtlibrary
Library Twitter: @elhtlibrary
Follow us on Facebook: @ELHTEdDev
Find us on Twitter: @ELHTEdDev
The Learning and Development Centres are open from 8am to 5pm. The libraries are staffed 8:30am - 4:30pm (Mon-Thu), 8:30 - 4pm (Fri), but are available 24/7 for registered users.
The Education Directorate supports the whole workforce outside of our Education Centre provision.
· Site visits
· Ward and departmental education & training
· Coaching & mentoring
· Marketing events and roadshows, for example pop-up
The education directorate facilities are open to staff from local healthcare organisations via external membership.
The Trust’s library services are open to all ELHT staff and students on placement, whatever their grade or discipline. Our online library, the ELHT Evidence Hub, offers quick access to resources and best evidence to all staff on whatever site they are based, and gives a comprehensive list of our services.
Both the learning centres and libraries enable staff to have quiet time and access to a range of resources both for learning and development and personal health and well-being. We provide access to a range of books, journals, databases and electronic resources to inform evidence-based patient care, education and personal development. We offer ‘hot-desking’, computer, printing, study and document supply facilities. Training sessions covering evidence-based literature searching are also available, and can be delivered within hospital departments or on community sites. Literature searches to support best practice and service development can be arranged through our Clinical Outreach service. Our library facilities are also open to staff of local healthcare organisations via External Membership.
The Learning Hub system enables Trust staff to have an accessible, personal and professional portfolio, capturing attendance and compliance with training requirements. This supports both personal and professional development and registration requirements.
Your Learning Journey at ELHT will commence at Trust Induction. For further details regarding our Corporate Trust Induction Programme, visit our Induction Welcome Lounge http://www.elht.nhs.uk/work-for-us/welcome-to-elht.htm. All training and development opportunities for staff are advertised via the Learning Hub, an electronic platform enabling staff to easily enrol on courses.
(see general enquiries section for contact details for our services)