New ‘video-game’ training method saves Liverpool’s NHS 40,000 hours
2 months ago
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) has created game-changing IT training, saving staff thousands of hours to concentrate more on patient care.
LUHFT worked with tech innovator Attensi, to create a training simulations app, to accelerate learning across Liverpool’s NHS.
Clinical staff training within the NHS have traditionally added strain to two areas – time and resource. Thanks to the app, all 4,000 staff completed the training within three weeks, before the new systems went live.
Many Trusts, including LUHFT, have relied on classroom training, where removing staff from the frontline was problematic and costly. However, having a scalable, easy-to-access, on-demand training solution has saved LUHFT over 40,000 staff hours.
In a survey of LUHFT staff who completed the training, over 90 per cent said they could apply their new skills to their daily work, while average knowledge scores amongst trainees increased from 31 per cent to 93 per cent.
The training is provided by a bespoke game-based training app which uses a unique blend of psychology, technology, and gaming to enable staff to complete training in a video game-style setting, making training more enjoyable and more efficient. The app replicates the environment of an NHS hospital, setting the scene for training scenarios that staff could encounter in their day-to-day work.
Staff build confidence by working through the scenarios and completing each training module to achieve their certification. Teams can even compete against one another to reach the top of the leaderboard, encouraging friendly competition amongst colleagues.
Jonathan Moffett, NHS sector lead at Attensi, said:
“The impact of this new approach to training for the NHS has been a game changer for the service. Time is more crucial than ever in a hospital setting where patient care and responsiveness are top priorities.
“This formed the brief for the training game, which has condensed the amount of time staff need to dedicate to training while dialling up the impact the training has.”