Training is a cornerstone of our service. Throughout the development of CMC, we have created a variety of training materials to help professionals to develop their knowledge of the system and how to use it. We also recognise that creating a CMC plan involves having difficult discussions with patients, so our training modules offer extra support in these areas too.
Since August 2010, 20,000 medical professionals across London have trained to use CMC.
Please feel free to explore all the options here, especially the webinars and the e-learning modules from which you can choose the options that are most relevant and useful to your role.
There are six main ways to engage the CMC training requirement:
1. 5 Minute Overview
2. Recorded Webinar: Non-Urgent Care clinicians
3. Recorded Webinar: Urgent Care clinicians
4. Live Webinars
CMC delivers twice weekly webinars via Zoom so you (perhaps with colleagues) can receive a standard training in your office or anywhere on your portable device. Weekly webinars take place on Tuesdays at 09.30 and Thursdays at 13.00. Ask your IT administrator to permit the use of Zoom if not already in place.
To register and view dates for Tuesdays click here.
To register and view dates for Thursdays click here.
5. Online e-Learning
You will find a variety of e-learning modules covering different aspects of the service as well as clinical tutorials on specialist areas at cmc.learning.intersystems.com. Some are brief and some are very comprehensive. You are free to engage with them as much or as little as you feel necessary.
Here we have provided resources which should assist you to be efficient in your use of CMC.
The training: in detail
Here are some further resources and options to support training and learning for CMC and urgent care planning more broadly.
An approach that has worked really well is to have local ‘champions’ or ‘cascade trainers’ to drive uptake, act as a conduit between local teams and CMC, and support awareness and training. Cascade trainers go through an accreditation process and are supported by us to ensure they have the materials, information and confidence to train. If you are interested in becoming a cascade trainer or would like to know if your organisation has one to support local training, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I learned a lot about the system. But I also learned a lot about how to talk to my patients.