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e-GP Silver Winners!

We are delighted to announce that e-GP won a Silver Award at the 2010 e-Learning Awards, for 'Excellence in the production of learning content - Public Sector'. Other winners announced on 11 November in the 'Excellence in the production of learning content' of content categories are:

Public Sector
Gold Winner: Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and e2train
Silver Winner: e-Learning for Healthcare and RCGP: e-GP
Bronze Winner: Screenmedia: The Big Plus - Work Skills Academy

Private Sector
Gold winner: Epic and British Airways
Gold Winner: Marks and Spencer and Kineo
Silver Winner: Autonomy e-learning and Volkswagen Group

Not for profit Sector
Winner: One Plus One and Nelson Croom

These prestigious awards, now in their fifth year, were organised by e-Learning Age and celebrate the best online education can offer across the whole e-learning industry. There were around 300 entries this year so competition was tight, so many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the e-GP project over the past three years for the part they have played in this fantastic achievement.

The full results are at

New sessions in  e-GP supporting the development of clinical leadership skills

A package of 53 new e-learning sessions supporting GPs and other primary care professionals to develop clinical leadership skills is now available in e-GP, e-Learning for General Practice. This new content brings the total number of sessions available in e-GP to 344, covering the breadth of primary care topics.

LeAD, e-learning for medical leadership, has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and DH e-Learning for Healthcare.

Located in the e-GP section 04 Management and Leadership, the sessions address the knowledge components of the Medical Leadership Curriculum based on the Academy's Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF).

LeAD gives an introduction to the MLCF, provides learning on effective leadership, quality improvement and how to ensure effective healthcare, and examines the future of leadership in healthcare. As with all e-GP sessions, the e-learning features video, case studies and interactive exercises, is easy to use and is structured in a flexible way to work in harmony with busy working lives.

Penny Lewis, Clinical Lead for LeAD said: 'Effective leadership is crucial to realising change and improving the delivery of patient care services and we are pleased to help the healthcare profession with this by providing this new educational resource. LeAD is a comprehensive knowledge base which will help GPs and other primary care professionals contribute to the effective running of their practices.'

Ben Riley, Clinical Lead for e-GP said: 'We are pleased to be adding this new leadership skills content to e-GP. Now offering over 100 hours of training and education, e-GP continues to establish itself as the most comprehensive, free e-learning resource for general practice.'

For more information on LeAD visit

For more information on e-GP and to access the e-learning visit


New health and work sessions in  e-GP

image7Six new e-learning sessions supporting primary care professionals to deal with patient issues relating to work and health are now available in

The Health e-Working e-learning sessions have been developed by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Society of Occupational Medicine and e-LfH.

The sessions cover subjects such as how a patient's occupation links with their health, advising on fitness for work, completing the new 'fit note', the implications of the Disability Discrimination Act and worklessness and unemployment.

The sessions are now available to GPs, trainees and other primary care professionals in the 'Healthy People' section in  e-GP. Visit the  Health e-Working website  for more information about the project.



e-GP is a critical successimage6

e-GP has been recommended as a key resource for teaching and learning critical appraisal skills in an independent review of critical appraisal resources to be published in  Education for Primary Care.

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Learn about dementia with  e-GP

image4Two new e-learning sessions covering memory loss in older people and dementia are now available in e-GP; Memory Problems in Older People and Care of People with Dementia (Module 9 - Care of Older Adults).

The release of these two new sessions coincided with the first anniversary of the National Dementia Strategy and brings the total number of e-learning sessions available in  e-GP to 250.

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Download the full list of e-GP sessions currently available

e-GP gets physical

A new physical examinations resource is now available in  e-GP. This resource uses scenarios and video clips to demonstrate focused, problem-based examinations for commonly occurring problems. The authors are experienced GPs and a steering group reviews the content and standards for each examination. The video clips serve as examples of an appropriate standard of problem-based examination for general practice.

A detailed workshop on this new resource was held at the  UKCEA Training Conference on 22 April by the  e-GP Clinical Project Lead, Dr Ben Riley in partnership with Dr MeiLing Denney, Programme Director for Peterborough VTS.

e-GP gets the thumbs up

e-GP was officially launched at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) on Thursday 16 July.

The  e-GP project team talk visitors through the e-learning

The well attended breakfast launch at the College included presentations by senior Primary Care representatives and demonstrations of the e-learning by the  e-GP Project Team.

The National Clinical Director of Primary Care, David Colin-Thomé positively endorsed  e-GP and its significant contribution to GP training. The RCGP Chairman, Professor Steve Field, said thate-GP will benefit every GP working in the NHS and will have a positive effect on the care provided for patients.



image5e-GP supports ePortfolio

Did you know that completed  e-GP sessions are now automatically entered into the learning log section of the RCGP trainee ePortfolio? Within 24 hours of completing an  e-GP session a new learning log entry will be created populating the log with the name of the session and linking it to the appropriate curriculum statement heading.



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