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Award win for NHS e-learning programme

Posted on: November 9th, 2016 by Andy Dowden No Comments

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) programme picked up the “Best Adapt Project” award at the Learning Pool 2016 awards.

Adapt is an open source authoring tool for creating fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content and Learning Pool are one of the organisations behind the open source project. The award was given in recognition of the way the authoring tool has been used in HEE elfh’s MindEd for Families elearning resource.

The “Best Adapt Project” judges were looking for evidence that the project is innovative and original and that the interactivity is used to reinforce learning. elfh certainly achieved this; pushing the limits of what can be done with Adapt and creating a comprehensive, graphically rich suite of resources of the highest quality. The team also used an innovative co-authoring model where parents and clinicians collaborated on each session along with elfh’s instructional designers.

HEE elfh’s MindEd for Families programme is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people who suffer from poor mental health. It was developed in partnership with a consortium to ensure this sensitive subject was handled appropriately and accurately, including the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, Young Minds, the National Children’s Bureau, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. It also put parents at the heart of the authoring process to ensure that their views were represented and the output was right for them as the ultimate users of the content.

Commenting on HEE elfh’s recent win, Martin Sinclair, elfh Programme Lead, said: “HEE elfh is delighted to receive a Learning Pool award for the MindEd for Families programme. As elearning professionals it is great to see that our good work has been recognised by the industry and we are all very proud of MindEd for Families. It is an important and necessary resource for people in very difficult situations and we hope that we can make a positive difference.”

For more information about HEE elfh’s programme please visit

Attached photograph shows from L to R:

  • Sam Barbee – Sales and Marketing Director, Learning Pool
  • Martin Sinclair – Programme Lead, elearning for healthcare
  • Wendy Lowe – Instructional Designer, elearning for healthcare
  • Deborah Limb – Chief Operations Officer, Learning Pool.
elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies