Digital Education

Welcome to the Digital Education Department

The Digital Education department (formerly Health Informatics Professional Development) provides flexible and accessible services to all staff through a variety of digital blended learning solutions and expertise equipping staff with skills necessary to fulfil their job roles.

We are at the forefront of training provision and innovation across both the hospital and community services.  The department is made up of 3 main services – HI Education and Training, Digital Learning and Professional Development for the Health Informatics workforce.


    The Health Informatics Education and Training Team are a team of specialist trainers who are skilled in the designing, developing, and delivering training courses for new and existing clinical systems.

    Our role is to develop user friendly learning programmes to equip a diverse workforce with the knowledge, skills and digital awareness as required by a busy healthcare service.

    To cater to the needs of a 24/7 healthcare service we use a blended approach to learning by delivering virtual training courses and by working closely with our Digital Learning Team. This gives greater flexibility in how and when training can be completed.


    The Digital Learning Team (DLT) (formerly the eTeam) was formed to provide enhanced digital learning solutions across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals other regional NHS organisations.

    Our aim is to provide functional, interactive, engaging and accessible e-learning experiences which facilitate staff in maintaining and developing their skillset, to ultimately provide the best care for our patients.

    We produce e-learning courses for clinical systems such as HISS, EMIS and Maxims as well as theoretical subject matter such as Fluid Balance and Cannulation and Venepuncture.


    The Professional Development team was established in 2019 and our aim is to support and develop all staff in the Health Informatics workforce by providing opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to flourish in personal development and career growth journey.

    Programmes and initiatives available to HI staff include customed training programmes, career progression opportunities and planning, leadership and management and personal development.

    As a team we are keen to ‘Grow Our Own’ talent and enhance the existing highly skilled workforce. Professional development is about growing in your role and realising your potential. Development is unique to each individual, and we are a team who are passionate about supporting and facilitating career development and progression.