COVID-19: Online courses and webinars
Courses available as of 8 September 2020:
The NIHR has developed a COVID-19 Vaccine trials training matrix with links to recommended, desirable and optional training resources for individuals who are or may be involved in vaccine studies.
Your research team lead should be able to advise you on which training you need to complete. This may be dependent on the role you have in each study and any training you have already undertaken in previous roles.
Click here to access the training matrix on NIHR Learn.
This new bitesize e-learning module is intended to accompany existing Informed Consent in Clinical Research training. It is aimed at people who have already received informed consent training or are familiar with the informed consent process.
Find out more, or sign up on NIHR Learn.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new resource on NIHR Learn to support staff through the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of resources will provide useful guidance and support in the following areas:
- Conveying Difficult Information to patients and relatives
- Leading in uncertain times
- Personal resilience
- Remote working
- Understanding the science of COVID-19
Fundamentals of Clinical Research Delivery for Laboratory Staff has been added to NIHR Learn.This training is appropriate for laboratory staff working to support research delivery. The course can be found in the GCP Online section of NIHR Learn or by using the quick link menu on the home page learn.nihr.ac.uk.
NHS training videos available on the SBK Healthcare channel
SBK Healthcare are currently providing free support and training webinars for the NHS.
You can now view their webinars from April on their YouTube channel. Each video lasts up to one hour and topics include:
- How to Sleep Better during COVID-19
- Managing Burnout for Frontline Staff
- Team Leaders' Guide to Staff Wellbeing
- Managing Conflict on the NHS Frontline
- Building Resilience for Redeployment
- Managing Anxiety at Work
The themes for this current series are: Ethics, Study Design, Special Patient Groups and Patient and Public Involvement. There is an opportunity for learners to discuss their thoughts or ask questions using a discussion forum. The Podcast Series can be found in the Research Health Innovations menu tab of NIHR Learn or you can use this direct link - NIHR Podcast Series.
Florence Nightingale Foundation’s free leadership course
Nurses are being offered places on a free leadership programme intended to support them through the COVID-19 crisis.
The Nightingale Frontline NHS leadership support service has been launched in response to ‘the additional and extraordinary leadership responsibilities’ of nurses and midwives at all levels of organisations during and after the pandemic. Find out more about the course here.
NIHR MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
The Coordinating Centre has also launched additional foundation training suitable for some staff working on the COV-001 & COV-002 studies. ‘Research Practice in Clinical Settings’, provides an awareness of key themes, rather than the depth provided in GCP training.
All protocol training requirements should be instructed by study sponsors and Trust R&D departments.
Many publishers are currently offering free e-resources to the NHS. You can access a full list here.
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