Beacon Online –A blended programme


Hadley and Hadfield (2006)1 discussed the steps being undertaken to launch a managed learning environment (MLE) in a large acute NHS Trust. The MLE was formally launched to a range of Trust staff in the spring of 2007. This paper considers the development of a formally classroom-based programme into one offering a blended approach. The Beacon Leadership programme chosen for this mode of learning is a high-profile course for clinical inter professional managers and aims to meet one of the key Trust objectives, to 'relentlessly improve patient experience and safety'. The programme has been developed in house and is only delivered to North Bristol Trust staff. This paper explores the development, instigation and evaluation of MLE use during the Beacon programme.

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