This won’t be a paper but in summary – groups of consultants attending mandatory / compliance f2f training were randomised with the Postgraduate Medical Education Director selecting anonymised bookings with only the word Chelsea or Sutton visible.
Different training occurs each month depending on need. If an elearning package was available then this was offered to the randomised group for that month.
We have received limited feedback but the feedback received so far has been a strong preference for elearnung so that it fits with clinic scheduling. I wrote a cost benefit analysis to include consultant time and locum cover when required to attend f2f training.
Approval was not granted as yet for a separate placebo group to receive neither f2f or elearning (instead to make their own learning arrangements) but hope this will continue to be in discussion further along. One of the reasons being unable to produce an evaluation that doesn’t disrupt patient care.
It has been a useful exercise.