Skype for Business Learning Series
Welcome to the Skype for Business Learning Series. This learning series provides you with learning materials designed to support you in using the features of Skype for Business as part of NHSmail.
There are materials to support use of both Skype for Business Instant Messaging and Presence (NHSmail core offering) and Skype for Business Audio and Video Conferencing (NHSmail top-up service).
There is a mixture of Quick Reference Guides, module videos and a number of additional reference materials avaliable for download. These materials are designed to complement each other and you may find some differences in the content that is included – for example, the Quick Reference Guide might include more topics than the video.
To get started, choose the area you would like to learn about by click the grey boxes and click the relevant module title.
Skype for Business Webinar
On 14 December 2016, a dedicated Skype for Business information sharing webinar was held for NHSmail Local Administrators. Presentation slides can be found here. A link to the recording is available here.
Supporting patients and health and social care staff who use digital communication in clinical practice
Research on the role of digital communication, carried out by Warwick Medical School and King’s College London shows how the new NHSmail platform might be used to support different types of digital collaboration. Factsheets have been developed to help understand the issues of using digital communication and inform you of the benefits of using different technologies such as email, text, mobile phone apps and Skype.
You can find the factsheet here.
About the LYNC study
The LYNC study has focussed on improving health outcomes for young people with long term conditions. Specifically, the role of digital communication in current and future patient-clinician communication for NHS providers of specialist clinical services focussed on people aged 16-24 years old, who were receiving specialist care for a range of long-term conditions, and their clinical teams.
The study looked at 20 clinical teams from across Britain, including those who used digital communication extensively, and those who used it only occasionally. The investigators used direct observation, doing over 350 interviews with patients and staff, and an examination of clinical policy and guidelines to collect data. This was then analysed for what works for whom, where, when and why, and also for ethical and safety issues. An analysis of the data is presented in the factsheets.
For further information about the new NHSmail platform please go to https://support.nhs.net/aboutnhsmail2.
For further information about the LYNC study please click here.
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