Previous Article Next Article NHS coaching network aims to retain staffOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today The NHS Learning Bank will provide access to bothtraditional and online learning through a network of training centres. A helpline has been set up for all staff to get advice onthe opportunities available to them through the Learndirect national databaseof 70,000 courses. It offers reductions of up to 80 per cent on courses. Related posts:No related photos. Three thousand personal learning credits of £150 each willalso be provided to help unqualified staff access work-related learning andgain SVQs. The NHS has launched a massive e-learning scheme for allstaff in Scotland, to improve skills and turnover rates. Health minister Susan Deacon, who launched the e-learningscheme last week, said, “We know that we must continue to take steps toimprove recruitment and retention both now and for the future. There are currently 20 of these centres based in and aroundhospitals and they are linked to the national network of Learndirect Scotland. The aim is to expand the scheme so that there is one inevery NHS board area, which it is hoped will enable all 137,000 staff to gainaccess. Comments are closed. “Opportunities in training and education are a key partof that. Many members of staff want to do more for the NHS and for their owndevelopment. “A better qualified NHS is a more motivated NHS and onewhich can provide better patient care. An NHS that works together and learnstogether is also more likely to stay together,” Deacon added.