Chris Bain from Chatbot Labs says he is expecting to hold more monthly training sessions on the e-learning for healthcare portal if coronavirus cases rise again in the autumn.
An IT specialist whose programming skills helped support a five-fold increase in on-line training for NHS staff as COVID-19 spread is preparing for another increase in demand.
Chris Bain from Chatbot Labs, located in The Base on Dallam Lane in Warrington, says he is expecting to hold more monthly training sessions on the e-learning for healthcare portal if there is a rise in new coronavirus infections in the autumn and winter.
He points to initial on-line sessions leaping from a monthly average of 90,000 to more than half a million before Easter as NHS staff undertook training to help them prevent the spread of the virus.
Mr Bain’s role was to provide the critical coding that enabled returning NHS staff recruited to operate the country’s Nightingale Hospitals to access training materials from home and refresh their skills.