As part of their COVID-19 response, a national video library has been developed with NHS clinicians to work within care pathways to help patients. This is to help support a reduction in length of appointments, and to enable patients to better understand their condition and how to manage their care at home. 

NHSX has procured the video library of over 600 patient information videos on a 6 month license, to make it available free for users. They are also hosting some free webinars for secondary, primary care and different specialties: 

At the 2020 Unsung Hero Awards, Sir John Timpson made a keynote speech which is now being used as motivational video for the NHS.

Key points covered in the video (which we have shared below) are:

  • Upside down Management focuses on allowing those on the 'front-line' to lead with autonomy in their areas of speciality
  • The way front-line colleagues are looked after puts an extra 40% on turnover
  • By cutting out policy and process, your Trust will save money that can be spent on making colleagues feel special

The School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a range of postgraduate and professional programmes to upskill and strengthen the medical team. Please share this with any colleagues of yours who may be interested in developing knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Many of the courses can be studied part-time, with online and face-to-face options allowing you to gain higher qualifications whilst working. Several programmes allow you to use previous CPD study towards a postgraduate award and start in September or January.

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Speak to the Medical Course Leader

UCLan's course leaders are now available to chat with you directly, either by video call, phone or email. It’s a great opportunity for you to connect with a UCLan expert in the area you’re interested in and explore your postgraduate study options in-depth. Book your chat >

If you have any queries about medical courses or studying at UCLan please contact: or 01772 892400.

By Karen Kirk, Organisation Development & Leadership Manager with CLIC

COVID-19 has meant that we have had to suspend our non-clinical programme of work for the last 3 months. We are now starting to reschedule and refresh our offer in light of the current situation, work pressures and social distancing restrictions. We are excited to be developing some virtual training and videos to support classroom based activities. Here is a flavour of what is to come:

  • Bitesize service improvement sessions including: Value & Waste, Process Mapping, Measurement and Problem Solving
  • Delivering meaningful one-to-one conversations to support staff
  • Coaching refresher taster sessions
  • Conflict resolution/performance management
  • Personal resilience – managing your emotional systems

These sessions will start to become available throughout July, and will allow you to attend virtually either from home or your work base.