This post was written by Rachel Gordon – Digital Learning Consultant, Health & Care at Me Learning. Training time is being squeezed in many organisations because of the pandemic and the NHS is no exception. So, well done to Health Education England for tackling this subject head on and encouraging the NHS to think more creatively about how to deliver training in future, captured in their recent report – Covid training recovery interim report.

While the main focus of this publication has been on medical training, many of the themes highlighted in the report are equally relevant for other parts of the NHS workforce and beyond.

To create a successful organisation, training needs to be prioritised for all employees and integrated with service recovery so people can build the skills and knowledge they need to improve quality and performance.

In my role, I talk to many clients and often hear how the main barrier to training for individuals is being unable to create time to learn away from the day job. To counteract this, more and more clients are looking for on-demand training so learning is more convenient for their people and can be delivered without disrupting rotas or managing no-shows at training events. Often, I find clients are intrigued when I explain the benefits of high quality digital learning and how it is created in a way so it is responsive to the needs of different groups of learners, so they retain information quicker.

One sector which is ahead of the game on this is social care, where online learning has been the norm for many years and is the preferred way to help individuals build skills and comply with professional standards.

To find out more about the training options provided by Me Learning, including the work we do to support health and social care organisations, you can contact me via email at or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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