Education and training
Education and training is one of the core KHP WCH workstreams. We aim to identify opportunities to develop education and training that builds on the skills and assets of the partnership and facilitate the delivery of multi-professional training across the partner organisations.
We provide develop and deliver short courses, MSc modules, e-learning and simulation training for clinical professionals. In doing so, we support skills and career development across professional groups, as well as facilitating workforce innovation and the translation of knowledge into action. Our team work with colleagues to develop and deliver training to enhance clinical skills, as well as to promote and support clinical-academic career development, and we are working to address barriers to clinicians integrating research in their career portfolios and grow clinical academic leaders of the future.
Essential Knowledge for Obstetric Medicine: -Post-graduate-level training
Colleagues in women’s health across the partnership are involved at national and international level in reviewing women’s health service delivery, and in developing guidance and policy for women’s health. This positions us well to identify and respond to existing and emerging training needs and priorities. We leveraged this opportunity to develop The Essential Knowledge for Obstetric Medicine (kcl.ac.uk) postgraduate module that brings together professions usually trained in silos, to enhance effective learning and ways of working.
This core module provides the opportunity for clinicians who care for pregnant women and birthing people to advance their knowledge of obstetric medicine in a multidisciplinary setting which encompasses medical disorders in pregnancy. Students are actively engaged via specialist lectures and interactive learning opportunities. The module draws on the clinical and academic strengths across King’s Health Partners.
The module is open to all health professionals working on the ‘shop floor’ and is delivered by an expert faculty including obstetricians, anaesthetists, midwives, and advanced nurse practitioners. The course lead, Dr Anita Banerjee, is a specialist in managing high-risk pregnancies and the management of the deteriorating pregnant woman and birthing people.
The module runs in semester 2 (Jan-Mar) and can be undertaken as a credit-bearing module (30 Credits), or as a free-standing short course (a zero-credit option, which is CPD UK accredited)
View the course Introduction by Dr Anita Banerjee here:
Adolescence for Clinicians: An escape room
The Adolescence for Clinicians: An escape room course is an innovative ‘escape-room’ format online training in communications. It aims to support effective communications with adolescents in everyday and challenging situations. The course includes simulation, group discussions, and didactic teaching. Participants gain insights into eating disorders, mental health, and social psychological issues through three pre-recorded practical scenarios.
This course is delivered online via Zoom with pre-recorded course material on King’s Health Partners Learning Hub. This course is open to all clinicians who work with adolescents including junior doctors, paramedics, GPs, physicians, surgeons, specialists, paramedics, and nurses of all grades and specialty.
The course runs twice per year. For upcoming dates, please check the course webpage or enquire directly via email@example.com.
Paediatric Simulation Training: Virtual Communication study days
The Paediatric Simulation Training – Virtual Communication study days (kingshealthpartners.org) course is designed to enable colleagues to practice their communication skills in challenging scenarios in paediatrics. The training aims to improve the communication skills of paediatric doctors in training. This half-day training developed by the London School of Paediatrics is being offered to non-training grade paediatric doctors, including international medical graduates at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts.
This course is delivered online via Zoom and is intended for Postgraduate paediatric doctors. The module usually runs four times per year.
For next dates please visit our events listings.
Paediatric Simulation Training – Virtual Communication study days (kingshealthpartners.org) - 2 October training session.