Relevant and engaging CPD modules and educational resources written by leading academics for professionals in antenatal, postnatal, paediatric and pharmacy care.
Following the success of its Mum & Baby Academy, which offers free Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to midwives and antenatal professionals, Lifecycle Marketing (parent company of leading pregnancy resource, Emma’s Diary), has launched its new Health Professional Academy (HPA)– a free online learning channel aimed at giving antenatal, postnatal, paediatric and pharmacy professionals free resources and access to CPD via relevant and topical modules, all written in partnership with leading academics.
Extending its reach beyond the maternity sector, the Health Professional Academy provides a range of engaging eLearning modules across a wide variety of child-related healthcare professions from paediatric care to infant nutrition, neonatal disciplines, pharmacy and more.
Sunil Singh, Healthcare Director at Health Professional Academy explains: “Our new online learning platform builds on the success and credibility of our Mum & Baby Academy, providing even greater access to relevant and free CPD for health professionals. All of our modules are written in partnership with our panel of experts, the content is current and in line with guidelines from the NHS and NICE as well as Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative, so HCP’s can feel confident in the knowledge they obtain.”
The new Academy is made up of three distinct areas including Mum & Baby, which is aimed at midwives and other maternity professionals including GPs, Gynaecologists, Obstetricians, Neonatologists and Doulas. Topics in this section cover a range of antenatal, postnatal and neonatal modules, from C-sections and tongue-tie to sepsis.
Other areas include Child Health, which is aimed at those involved in postnatal and paediatric care including GPs, health visitors, nurses and paediatricians. Topics cover a range of areas from nappy rash to infant nutrition. For pharmacy care, both community hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can benefit from a range of topics whether it is dental hygiene, eczema, colic or thrush.
To access the free learning modules, health professionals can simply visit the HPA and choose the topics most relevant to their practice or profession before going through a simple three-step CPD online assessment and receiving a certificate to support their revalidation upon completion.
Singh concluded: “As a business, we’ve been a trusted partner in healthcare and education for more than 26 years now, working alongside professional health bodies, so launching HPA was a natural progression for us and with a clearly defined focus we can continue to support health practitioners with valuable and on-point content for the future.”