The Microsoft NHS Resource Centre evolved on 18 July into a new Microsoft Healthcare site where there is a wide range of content you can access. Take a look through the information here to find out more about changes to E-Learning and Groups, and to make sure you get the most out of all the resources and services which are available.
The way NHS employees access E-Learning has changed, but there is a wide range of material available through NHS Connecting for Health initiatives.
A full range of IT learning resources is available to NHS employees
NHSmail guidance materials can be found on the NHSmail portal at www.nhs.net (click on the Tools icon (spanner / screwdriver) at the top of the screen, then ‘Guidance’, then ‘User Guide’ or ‘Training and Guidance’). For further help email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training on the Microsoft Office suite of products is available via the NHS MOST (Microsoft Office Skills Training) programme website www.nhsmost.co.uk. More information about Microsoft Office E-Learning for NHS staff is also available here.
Key IT skills training for NHS staff is provided through NHS ELITE (E-Learning IT Essentials). This is an introductory learning package that covers the key skills that any NHS member of staff needs to be able to use clinical systems at work. You can access more information about NHS ELITE here.
NHS Connecting for Health host a Microsoft IT Academy that provides NHS staff members with flexible, affordable access to Microsoft technical courses and certification. Learn more here.
IT Professionals can also access a wide range of technical learning resources here.
You may be eligible to receive additional E-Learning resources as part of a Software Assurance package (this may vary between Care Trusts depending on the agreements in place). Contact the purchasing team within your organisational unit for information or learn more here.
If you’ve been a user of the NHS Microsoft Groups, then now is a good opportunity to become part of the wider Microsoft community. The groups contained within the NHS Resource Centre have not been maintained, however we are looking at new ways to support some of the specialist groups and will keep you informed of our on-going process in this area. There are many ways in which you can engage with communities, get involved in forums and interact with Microsoft experts and your colleagues on a range of technology subjects. Below are just a few examples you may find useful:
IT professionals can access a range of communities and related resources at Microsoft TechNet.