This Friday (21st September) is Jeans For Genes Day and Blue Stream Academy employees will be overdoing it in denim to raise money and awareness.
1 in 25 children in the UK are born with a genetic disorder – that amounts to more than 30,000 babies born each year. There are between 4,000 and 6,000 diagnosed genetic disorders and whilst some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adulthood.
We all inherit a range of talents, skills and personality traits through our genes, they’re part of what makes us who we are. But half a million children in the UK face the daily challenges of a genetic disorder. By pulling on a pair of jeans, we will be helping to fund the vital care and support services that transform their lives.
Jeans For Genes Day invites people to leave their suits and uniforms at home and wear their jeans to work or school in return for a donation which will help change the lives of children across the UK. Jeans for Genes Day provides vital funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders.
Every penny you give helps transform the lives of children affected by genetic disorders; your donations will fund the care and support children, and their families need today.
£10 will pay for 60 minutes of specialist telephone advice for parents caring for a child with severe neurological genetic conditions.
£50 will pay for a mother to attend a support day, giving her the help she needs to care for an extremely rare and profoundly disabling genetic condition.
£100 will help fund an educational booklet, helping teachers to maximise opportunities available to children with inherited learning disabilities.
£350 will pay for a child with a genetic disorder to spend a weekend away with other children like them, supported by trained medical staff.
£1,000 will help fund a film for teenagers with a life limiting condition, helping them to come to terms with, and encouraging them to begin to take responsibility for, their condition.
£1,300 will give a child who has lost the ability to speak access to a Tobii Eye Gaze machine, so that they can communicate with their eyes.
£2,000 will pay for a specialist nurse to support families affected by genetic disorders.
Blue Stream Academy will be attending the Emergency Services Show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September, 2018.
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s largest event for the emergency services with over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking; it offers ALL emergency workers a great place to network and learn.
The two-day event brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technology and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety.
Below are just a few of the reasons why anyone working in the emergency services should attend:
Over 90 groups who work with the blue light services in The Collaboration Zone
Free CPD accredited seminars covering Lessons Learnt, Technology, Collaboration and Health & Wellbeing
Over 90 new exhibitors to see
Free CPD workshops with The College of Paramedics
WMFS Extrication Challenge and First Aid & Trauma Challenge
A huge range of new products to see at the Show
Competitions and events to get involved with at the Show
Take part in the ZOLL EMS Challenge
Free seminars with the National Fire Chiefs Council NFCC
Connected Vehicle Strategy Sessions with Excelerate and Northamptonshire Joint Operations Team
Free training with CIPHER Medical
We’ll be holding a ‘Win a Gadget Competition’ where you could be in with a chance to win an Apple iPad, Amazon Echo or FitBit Charge 2 just by correctly answering a single question relating to emergency services in the UK.
Please visit our stand (R18) to meet the team and learn more about our online training for Urgent Care/Emergency Services.
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Held on September 13th every year, World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis accounts for at least 8 million deaths worldwide annually. Yet, depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7–50 % of the people. Likewise, it is poorly known that sepsis can be prevented by vaccination and clean care and that early recognition and treatment reduces sepsis mortality by 50 %. This lack of knowledge makes sepsis the number one preventable cause of death worldwide.
This year’s campaign the biggest to date, with countless events taking place all over the world.
There are events for medical professionals, sport activities, photo exhibitions, pink picnics, gala events, dinners, public events such as open houses in hospitals and healthcare facilities, and online events such as the ‘2nd World Sepsis Congress’. Additionally there are campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat and many more social networks.
World Sepsis Day is a great opportunity to increase public awareness for this poorly acknowledged health care disaster, but also to show support and solidarity with the millions of people who lost their loved ones, or, as sepsis survivors, suffer from long-term consequences of sepsis. It’s also provide a timely reminder to the public, media, national, and international healthcare authorities, healthcare providers, and healthcare workers, policy makers, and the governments that there is an urgent need to increase and improve education on the facility, regional, national, and international level. The easiest way to support World Sepsis Day is to sign the World Sepsis Declaration with your colleagues, families, friends, and everyone that should be informed about sepsis.
Deadly Sepsis a Global Priority but Dismissed by Majority of Health Systems Worldwide
The Global Sepsis Alliance says not nearly enough is being done to curb sepsis, one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases, and designated a global priority by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017.
In spite of the unanimous resolution in May 2017 by the Executive Board of the WHO and the World Health Assembly to improve, prevent, diagnose, and manage sepsis through a series of actions directed at developed and developing countries around the world, the majority of countries still have not implemented comprehensive educational programs on sepsis prevention, recognition, and care.
“We are appealing to the United Nation Member States and the WHO to take immediate action on their commitment to prioritize the devastation caused by sepsis worldwide, to issue a report on the prevalence and consequences of sepsis, and to support its member nations globally in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of this preventable global health issue.”
Said Professor Dr. Konrad Reinhart, Chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance and Senior Professor at the Center for Sepsis Control and Care at Jena University Hospital and Charité Berlin, Germany.
Sepsis, commonly referred to as ‘blood poisoning’, is the life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection results in organ dysfunction or failure. Sepsis is often confused with other conditions in its early stages, with delayed recognition of the signs and symptoms quickly leading to multi-system organ failure, and, ultimately, death. Sepsis needs to be treated as an emergency because every delay in administration of antimicrobials and other appropriate measures increases mortality rate on an hourly basis.
“The WHO shares our goal to have the incidence of sepsis, the leading cause of preventable deaths, decrease by at least 20 per cent by the year 2020.”
Added Professor Reinhart.
“Together, all nations can achieve this by actively promoting good hygiene and hand washing, clean obstetric care, and improvements in sanitation, nutrition, and delivery of clean water. It is also vital that nutrition and vaccination programs be stepped up immediately for at-risk patient populations in resource-poor areas.”
On the occasion of World Sepsis Day on September 13th, the Global Sepsis Alliance is urging all nations, with active support of the WHO, to coordinate and align practices in infection control and prevention, as well as reduce the incidence of antimicrobial resistance. While anyone can get sepsis, newborn babies and children are especially at risk.
“Neonates and children are disproportionately affected by sepsis.”
Said Professor Dr. Niranjan ‘Tex’ Kissoon, Vice Chair of the Global Sepsis Alliance, and Vice President Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.
“Simple measures such as perinatal care for mothers, sanitary birth practices, early breast feeding, and immunizations are so effective and easily delivered, if a priority is placed on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sepsis.”
The Global Sepsis Alliance is hosting the 2nd World Sepsis Congress on September 5th and 6th. It is accessible to all countries and clinicians through a simple internet connection by clicking on www.worldsepsiscongress.org. Over 15,000 organizations and individuals, mainly medical professionals from around the world are expected to take part in the free online conference, which precedes World Sepsis Day on September 13th.
In resource-rich countries with strong health systems, sepsis inflicts between 500-700 per 100,000 population, according to new data from the United States and Europe, higher than the annual incidence of new cases of cancer. The majority of deaths from sepsis are preventable and can be reduced by 50 per cent with appropriate measures.
“There are very few countries that have implemented effective national programs in sepsis management.”
Said Professor Reinhart.
“But in these countries, death from sepsis has decreased from over 40 per cent to below 20, whereas in high-income countries without programs, sepsis mortality is still above 40 per cent. In low and middle income countries, sepsis mortality ranges between 50 and 70 per cent.”
In the USA alone, sepsis causes or contributes to 35% of all deaths in hospitals and is the leading cause of annual hospitals costs, at over 24 billion USD per year. The Global Sepsis Alliance is calling on the WHO to allocate more resources to member states to implement their sepsis resolution. Sepsis, in spite of the lives it claims every year, is mostly unknown and poorly understood by the public, no matter where you live.
Below is a video that answers the question, ‘What is Sepsis?’:
Organ Donation Week takes place between 3rd-9th September, 2018. This year people are being encouraged to share their organ donation decision with their families.
Do your family know whether you want to be an organ donor? Have you ever talked about organ donation with them?
If the answer is no, then you’re not alone; sadly, many donation opportunities are lost every year because families don’t know if their loved one wanted to be a donor or not. Family support is crucial to enable donations to take place.
We need more people to talk about organ donation to increase the number of transplants that happen.
There’s no time like the present, talk about it today. Talking about your organ donation decisions makes it easier for your family to support your decision and for you to support theirs.
You could help someone waiting for that vital call, by joining the NHS Organ Donor Register and by telling your family.
Jo Adamou, whose daughter Cissy has had a heart and a kidney transplant says:
“You don’t realise the impact having a child or anyone you love waiting for a transplant can have on you and the difference an organ donation can make. It’s incredible that people donate, words cannot describe how grateful you feel.”
Below is a video where people discuss what they talk about with their families:
For advice on how to discuss your decision, please click here.
Millions of people are on the NHS Organ Donor Register already but only one in every hundred will die in circumstances where they could donate, so every donor is precious.
Below are a number of ways in which you can help support this campaign:
Talk about organ donation with your family. Do you know their donation decision?
Learn more about organ donation and find out what it’s like to wait for a transplant, the impact transplants have and how families of donors feel.
Don’t let yourself be swayed by misinformation; there are many myths about organ donation.
Like, retweet and favourite the NHS Organ Donor Register’a videos, or share them yourselves to help to spread their message. You will find them @NHSOrganDonor
Three people die every day in need of a transplant. We can change things, though we need your support to get people talking.
Words Save Lives. Let’s get talking about organ donation.
For further information about Organ Donation Week 2018, click here; to add your name to the NHS Organ Donor Register, click here.
Blue Stream Academy Ltd. are pleased to announce the release of two brand new modules, Sepsis and Sepsis Awareness; these modules will be added to all of our eLearning suites.
Sepsis is the bodies often a life-threatening response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Usually when the body has an infection, it will fight it on its own or with the aid of medicines, however sepsis occurs when the body begins to fight itself, rather than the infection.
Sepsis, previously known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, is responsible for an estimated 44,000 deaths per year in the UK. It is a time-critical condition that can change from a mild illness to a serious one in a very short space of time.
Although potentially life-threatening, if caught early it can be easily treated, so it is important that all staff members are able to spot the signs of sepsis.
We are delighted to announce their most recent partnership with an innovative international training provider, PraNam Academy.
Who are PraNam Academy?
PraNam Academy provide a training platform with an aim to bring the Indian healthcare sector up to speed with global standards, striving to be the most effective eLearning provider in India.
This platform will host 80+ eLearning modules, with relevant topics developed inline with the Indian National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) guidelines; each of the individual modules are also accredited by the CPD Certification Service.
Quality Improvement Portal (QIP)
PraNam Academy’s Quality Improvement Portal (QIP) helps to support Healthcare Organisations (HCO) in improving the quality of services they deliver and the care they provide to patients. QIP will enable organisations to take a systematic and consistent approach in bringing positive changes, this ensures that they are well-led, safe and effective, which are key areas for NABH and quality control in India.
PraNam Academy are now pleased to announce the online training platform will be ready to launch shortly and available to trial for Indian healthcare organisations. For further information on this, please contact email@example.com or visit www.pranamacademy.com.
We are currently seeking to recruit graduate developers or those looking for internships. The role would involve working within our Development Team to help further our expansion via the development of new and innovative features to be utilised by our customers.
As a Blue Stream Academy Ltd. employee, in addition to a generous salary you will receive many additional benefits including private healthcare, pension contribution, corporate discount schemes, performance related bonuses and much more.
Please select the option below to view the job description for the role. If you are interested in applying, have any questions or require further information; please email your CV to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 822549.
As a Software Developer at Blue Stream Academy Ltd., you’ll be playing a key role in the design, development, testing and maintenance of our industry leading eLearning platforms. You will be working with a small team of experienced designers and developers to continuously improve and expand on our eLearning platform. You will need to be dynamic, flexible and have the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
The role will involve conversion of legacy applications to the latest standards and development of new, industry leading applications/services within an ASP.NET/C# environment.
Development and implementation of new software programs utilising a full software development life cycle (SDLC).
Maintain and improve the performance of existing software.
Clearly and regularly communicate with management and provide technical support to colleagues.
Maintenance and updating of databases.
Testing, troubleshooting and maintaining software products to ensure strong functionality and optimization.
Creation and implementation of quality assurance procedures.
Recommend improvements to existing software programs as necessary.
Production of supporting documentation, guidelines, processes and procedures.
Keeping up to date with emerging technologies.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas:
Blue Stream Academy Ltd. are excited to announce the launch of of our new Falls Prevention module which has been added to our Nursing and Care Homes eLearning Suite.
Older people living in Care Homes are three times more likely to fall than older people living in their own homes and more often than not, the results of a fall are more serious. Falls can result in long term suffering, disability, loss of independence and a decline in quality of life.
Nursing and Care Homes play a vital role in falls prevention and they need the knowledge and understanding to help their residents.
This week, between 14th and 20th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.
Now in its 18th year, Mental Health Awareness Week have previously focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation, exercise can impact our mental health. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Stress’. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.
While stress isn’t a mental health problem in itself, it often leads to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide. It can also lead to physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease and joint and muscle problems.
Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, a recent survey found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. The survey, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation and undertaken by YouGov, polled 4,169 adults in the UK in 2018.
Here are some some other startling statistics found by the survey which was the largest known study of stress levels in the UK:
30% of older people reported never feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope in the past year, compared to 7% of young adults.
46% reported that they ate too much or ate unhealthily due to stress. 29% reported that they started drinking or increased their drinking, and 16% reported that they started smoking or increased their smoking.
51% of adults who felt stressed reported feeling depressed, and 61% reported feeling anxious.
Of the people who said they had felt stress at some point in their lives, 16% had self harmed and 32% said they had had suicidal thoughts and feelings.
37% of adults who reported feeling stressed reported feeling lonely as a result.
36% of all adults who reported stress in the previous year cited either their own or a friend/relative’s long-term health condition as a factor. This rose to 44% of adults over 55.
Of those who reported feeling stressed in the past year, 22% cited debt as a stressor.
For people who reported high levels of stress, 12% said that feeling like they need to respond to messages instantly was a stressor.
49% of 18-24 year olds who have experienced high levels of stress, felt that comparing themselves to others was a source of stress, which was higher than in any of the older age groups.
36% of women who felt high levels of stress related this to their comfort with their appearance and body image, compared to 23% of men.
Housing worries are a key source of stress for younger people (32% of 18-24 year olds cited it as a source of stress in the past year). This is less so for older people (22% for 45-54 year olds and just 7% for over 55s).
Younger people have higher stress related to the pressure to succeed. 60% of 18-24 year olds and 41% of 25-34 year olds cited this, compared to 17% of 45-54s and 6% of over 55s).
Health and social care professionals should assess and address the psychological and other stressors experienced by people living with long-term physical health conditions.
People presenting to a ‘first point of contact’ service in distress should receive a compassionate and trauma-informed response, regardless of where they live in the country.
Government and the Health & Safety Executive must ensure that employers treat physical and psychological hazards in the workplace equally and help employers recognise and address psychological hazards in the workplace under existing legislation.
Governments across the UK should introduce a minimum of two mental health days for every public sector worker.
Mental health literacy should be a core competency in teacher training. This should be combined with rolling out mental health literacy support for pupils in schools across the UK to embed a ‘whole-school approach’ to mental health and wellbeing.
The government should conduct an impact assessment of welfare reform and austerity programmes on mental health.
More research is needed on the prevalence of stress in the population, and on how the experience of stress can be reduced at the community and societal level.
To explore the recommendations in more depth, download the full report here.
Below is a short video which explains what stress is, how it affects people and what can be done to reduce it:
See how stressed you are by taking the Mental Health Foundation’s short stress test, which uses the evidence-based perceived stress scale (PSS) – click here.
What can you do for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018?
This year the Mental Health Foundation is encouraging people to run a Curry & Chaat event for Mental Health Awareness Week. The aim is simple: get together with friends, enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and our vision of a world with good mental health for all. For further details of how you can get involved please click here.
For further information about Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, please click here.
Blue Stream Academy Ltd. are excited to announce the launch of of our new Basic Oral Care module which has been added to our Nursing and Care Homes eLearning Suite.
Poor oral care can have some serious effects on an individual, including limiting their ability to eat, speak and socialise normally. Those living in Nursing and Care Homes are at a greater risk of oral health problems for a number of reasons, including existing long term health conditions, the effects of medicines and an inability to maintain their own oral care.
This is why its essential that those providing care are fully aware and capable of providing oral care to these individuals when needed.
Blue Stream Academy’s Basic Oral Care Module includes information on:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May, 2018 and we have been working with expert GDPR compliance consultants in order to make the relevant preparations which will ensure that our training, policies, procedures and processes reflect these changes. We will be making further announcements regarding these changes over the coming weeks.
Additionally, we are working towards attaining ISO:27001 Certification to provide our customers with further reassurance of how seriously we take the security and privacy of their data.
We have also contacted all of our 3rd party suppliers and strategic partners to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR or are working towards it.
We have undertaken Legitimate Interests Assessments (LIA) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA), which we believe provides us with lawful grounds for personal data processing; all of our terms, conditions and policies will be updated accordingly prior to GDPR’s implementation and users prompted to accept or decline them before being able to proceed to use our online training.
Obviously, given the nature of the services which we provide, those who opt not to agree to these terms and conditions will be unable to use our eLearning platforms.
Below are some frequently asked questions about Blue Stream Academy Ltd. and GDPR:
What information does Blue Stream Academy Ltd. collect?
Name and job title.
Contact information including email address and telephone number.
Demographic information such as place of work.
Membership details of registered regulatory organisations.
Network/device information and data relating to use of our website, applications, products and services.
Why do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. need to collect this information?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
To provide organisations and their employees with training records.
To administer accounts.
Internal record keeping.
To verify accounts/activities.
To promote safety and security inside and outside of our products/services, such as by investigation suspicious activity or violation of our terms, conditions and policies.
To obtain feedback to improve our products and services.
To send marketing communications about our products/services.
To let users know about any changes to our terms, conditions, policies or procedures.
To respond to users when they contact us.
To test features in development.
To customise the website according to user requirements.
Do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. require consent from users?
We do not require signed consent from Users (Data Subjects) for the transfer of their records. Once the Organisation (Data Controller) has registered with Blue Stream Academy Ltd. (Data Processor), they (the Organisation) have consented to the Users data being processed as part of their agreement with us.
Do organisations who use Blue Stream Academy Ltd.'s services require consent from their employees before allowing the data to be processed?
Whilst it is ultimately the responsibility of the Organisation to ascertain their own requirements/obligations under GDPR; generally speaking, given the terms of the User’s employment, it would reasonably be expected that their data would be used for such purposes as the recording of training etc. negating any need for consent in this instance.
Where is our data stored?
Our data is stored at a secure UK based data centre and backed to a secure cloud based service.
How long do Blue Stream Academy Ltd. store data for?
After an organisation ceases to be a Blue Stream Academy Ltd. customer, their data and that of their users is retained for a period of five years; unless a direct and authorised request for deletion has been made.
Following the implementation of GDPR, what is the process for users who want to transfer their training records?
Users wanting to transfer their training records to a new Organisation must initially request this from the Organisation currently holding their data, who will in turn provide us with the request. We will then contact the user to confirm the request before proceeding with the transfer of data.
Following the implementation of GDPR, what is the process for users who want to delete their training records?
Users wanting to delete their training records must request this from the Organisation currently holding their data, who will in turn provide us with the request. We will then contact the user to confirm the request before proceeding with the deletion of data. IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of the Organisation to ensure that they do not have legal obligations/requirements requiring them to retain the data, or reasonable grounds for doing so. Once data has been deleted in cannot reinstated.
How can I find out want information Blue Stream Academy Ltd. holds about me?
If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to Blue Stream Academy Ltd., Suites 11 and 12 – Riverside Business Centre, Milford, Derbyshire, DE56 0RN.
Should you have any further queries or questions relating to this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to contact our Support Department via email to email@example.com or telephone 01773 822549.
Blue Stream Academy are delighted to announce their most recent partnership with one of the UK’s leading health informatics and technology firms, Clarity Informatics.
Used by over 85% of GPs in England, Clarity Informatics provides an appraisal toolkit for GPs, Hospital Doctors and Nurses, alongside a dynamic sharing and compliance platform for GP practices and practice groups.
How will this affect you?
Thanks to the new partnership, whenever you complete a training course through Blue Stream Academy, you will now be able to instantly export your CPD credits, certificate and evidence of learning directly to your Appraisal Toolkit for GPs account. A new icon displaying ‘Add to Clarity’ will appear when you have completed your training, creating a quick and easy link to populate your appraisal and portfolio with any Blue Stream Academy CPD credits.
GPTeamNet – COMING SOON
Alongside the GP Appraisal Toolkit, existing users of Blue Stream Academy will also soon be able to benefit from Clarity Informatic’s sharing and compliance web-based platform, developed in line with the GP Forward View. GPTeamNet serves as a powerful practice intranet, providing Practice Managers with the tools required to help effectively manage their practice and compliance. Alongside this, GPTeamNet encourages sharing between groups, perfect for Blue Stream Academy’s group collaborations. GPTeamnet is used by over 1,200 practices across England. To find out more about, go to www.clarity.co.uk/gpteamnet.
Today is Time to Talk Day 2018! The aim of which is to bring the country together to get talking and break the silence surrounding mental health problems.
Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed; one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and 9 in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result.
Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health; to talk, to listen, to change lives. Wherever you are; at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! Have your conversation about mental health today. By choosing to be open about mental health, we are all part of a movement that’s changing the conversation around mental health.
Time to Talk Day first began in 2014 and has instigated millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online. People have felt able to share their experiences without shame for the first time, and have started supporting those around them. After that first conversation, people feel more comfortable talking about mental health and more likely to talk about it again; that one chat can have a huge impact. Since it’s launch, Time to Talk Day has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online, and attracted support from celebrities such as Freddie Flintoff, Stephen Fry and Frankie Bridge.
The campaign is run by Time to Change to help spread the word that anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health; including at work. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. To find out more about the day, visit: www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day-2018
Below is a short video supporting the campaign:
If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help. Time to Change is focusing on changing how we all think and act about mental health. There are lots of people who can; some are listed here:
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them. If you’re a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new look Management of Information System (MIS) which incorporate lots of exciting features and capabilities. The new system improves on several features, such as the training matrix and reporting system; serving to enhance usability and performance.
We have also introduced many new features, like the ability to create Site and Department Managers, view CQC statistics and link directly to an eLearning module from within the dashboard. We will soon be adding a HR system to the MIS which will provide the ability to create staff rotas, track holiday requests and view staff calendars.
Blue Stream Academy are pleased to announce the release of their NHS Health Check eLearning module.
The NHS Health Check is a specifically designed check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It has been designed to spot the early signs of several health issues, including stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. The checks are made up of 3 components: Risk Assessment, Risk Awareness and Risk Management.
By looking out for these early signs, the NHS can aim to lower the risk of patients developing serious health issues and improve an individual’s health and wellbeing. This Health Check will play a huge part in promoting early identification and management of these conditions and it will reduce behavioural risks associated with these conditions through early clinical interventions.
The programme is designed to be accessible for a wide range of people, however there is a focus on targeting those people who may have a greater health risk. It is also designed to ensure that the tests and measurements needed for the check, can be delivered in a number of different settings.
As well as helping people to live longer, healthier lives, the NHS Health Check Programme is forecasted to save the NHS up to £176 million after 15 years in action.
The NHS Health Check module has been designed to ensure that all staff are aware of what the NHS Health Check Programme is and its purpose within primary care.
This module includes a range of topics, including:
the key drivers of the Programme
the three main components of the Programme
the ambitions of the Programme and what these will help achieve
explaining how the Programme will improve the health and wellbeing of patients.
We are proud to announce that our Hospice eLearning Suite has been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
The assessor panel stated that they “found the modules to be clear, well written and easy to follow; and commend the appropriate system for developing and reviewing the programme”. They added, “Blue Stream Academy’s Hospice eLearning Suite is useful and relevant to clinical, management and administrative staff and volunteers in the hospice setting and are delighted to accredit it”.
About The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
The RCGP is the membership, education and examining body that sets out the educational standards that all UK GPs must meet in order to practise. Our medical education is respected the world over as exemplifying the highest standards. We now apply these same, rigorous standards to other providers’ educational provision for primary care.
RCGP Educational Accreditation is a badge of distinction and a guarantee of quality. Only those educational services that meet RCGP standards are entitled to display the RCGP Accreditation mark.
For further information about this or any of our other eLearning Suites, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 822549
Here at Blue Stream Academy, we are getting into the festive spirit and are excited to announce the ’25 Days of Christmas’ discount!
For the next 25 days, we are offering a huge 25% discount for anyone who joins up to use our Hospice eLearning suite (with an additional 1% off for any HQP Partners).
This average cost for a Hospice of 200 staff would be around £3000+VAT for 12 months usage. However, with this excellent discount you could be looking at a huge saving of £750+VAT! Plus, we would train all of your volunteers free of charge for your first year!
As an additional bonus, all new customers who take up this offer will have the chance to win a luxurious Christmas hamper worth over £50!*
To receive your discount whilst being in with a chance of winning this hamper, please contact us quoting ‘BLUESTREAM25‘.
Also, if you would like to receive a free, 30-day, no-obligation trial, where you can sample any 2 of our modules and look around our advanced Management of Information System (MIS), just let us know.
If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.