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New e-learning programme to support Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new elearning programme to support prosthetic and orthotic practitioners who educate and/or mentor both students and newly qualified colleagues has been developed.

The programme content has been informed by practitioners and is designed to help provide flexible work-based support to complement current learning. It comprises three 20-minute sessions: developing an effective mentor mentee relationship; providing effective feedback and supporting the mentee in difficulty.

Sessions are designed to be interactive and are suitable for any allied health professional who is new to mentorship, looking to update current skills or as pre-reading material prior to attending a face-to-face session.

The programme has been created in partnership with Health Education England (HEE), the University of Salford and The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO).

The programme team is continuing to welcome feedback about the elearning programme via the elfh Hub.

To access the programme you may need to register for an OpenAthens account. To register for an OpenAthens account please visit: <https://openathens.nice.org.uk/> https://openathens.nice.org.uk/ or for more information about accessing elfh resources via OpenAthens visit the elfh support page.

For more information about the Mentorship for Prosthetists and Orthotists elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/mentorship-for-prosthetists-and-orthotists/

Updated e4Equipment e-learning programme

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The e4Equipment elearning programme, which provides high quality training in the safe and effective use of medical equipment technology, has been fully reviewed and updated.

The programme was originally created in 2010 and this recent update means all 52 sessions now contain the most up-to-date and accurate information. As part of the update three new modules and nine new sessions have been added to the programme.

The programme is aimed at all healthcare professionals within NHS Trusts and has been developed in partnership with the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers. All sessions are suitable for registered practitioners and a selection of sessions are suitable for support staff.

e4Equipment consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Infusion Devices – Volumetric Pumps
  • Module 2: Infusion Devices – Syringe Pumps
  • Module 3: Suction Units
  • Module 4: Safe Use of Beds and Mattresses
  • Module 5: Safe Use of Moving and Handling Equipment
  • Module 6: Pain Management Pumps
  • Module 7: Basic Observation/Monitoring Equipment
  • Module 8: Bariatric Equipment

The development, and review process, has included consultation with medical equipment trainers and national bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, National Health Service Improvement (Patient Safety), Care Quality Commission, National Health Service Litigation Authority and Standards for Better Health.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/medical-equipment/The elearning programme is available via the elfh Hub and the Electronic Staff Record.

Can you help?

Posted on: April 10th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

We are conducting user research to help inform the development of Health Education England’s (HEE)  Learning Solution and e-Learning for Healthcare Hub to ensure they meet the needs of users. This user research will focus on key areas that will underpin future development.

Could you help us? We promise it won’t take up too much of your time. The research will use methods including interviews, surveys, focus groups etc. and you can choose which of these you wish to take part in.

If you can help, please click on the link below and provide your details and we’ll be in touch with you soon:


Changes to the e-LfH hub and Internet Explorer

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

elearning for healthcare (elfh) resources are no longer supported by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

This decision will bring elfh’s browser policy in line with other NHS organisations, including Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

The current version of Internet Explorer, version 11, and Microsoft’s Edge will continue to be supported.

Over the last few years the usage of these older versions of browsers has reduced significantly to less than 2% of all elfh accessed sessions. If your organisation still uses these older Internet Explorer versions, please note that alternative browsers such as Chrome or Firefox can be used. Please refer to your local IT department for assistance in using a different browser.

Ceasing support of the older versions of Internet Explorer will enable elfh to develop and test new functionality, without the restrictions of considering aging technologies.

elfh is still supporting the following browsers:


  • IE11
  • Edge (latest version)
  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)


  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)


  • Chrome (latest version)


  • Safari (latest version)

If you have any questions about this change please contact the elfh helpdesk: Support Form

Immunisation e-learning programme now live

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Immunisation is a highly successful public health intervention, saving thousands of lives every year. To ensure ongoing public confidence in vaccines and a high vaccine uptake, it is vital that all those who advise on and/or administer immunisations are confident, knowledgeable and up to date.

This elearning programme has been designed in line with the recommendations made in the Public Health England (PHE) National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training.

In recognition of the fact that immunisations are given in many different settings and service areas, this programme has been designed to be relevant to all healthcare practitioners with a role in immunisation.

It consists of seven knowledge sessions with accompanying assessments. It is recommended that those new to immunisation complete all seven sessions. Those with prior knowledge and experience in immunisation may wish to read through the relevant knowledge sessions for refresher training or undertake the assessment sessions to check on their knowledge.

The sessions cover:

  • National immunisation policy and programmes
  • Immunology
  • Vaccine preventable diseases
  • Communicating with patients and parents
  • Legal aspects
  • Vaccine storage
  • Vaccine administration

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/immunisation/

The elearning programme is available via the elfh Hub and the Electronic Staff Record.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England, elearning for healthcare, Public Health England, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Public Health Wales and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.

Introducing Learning Paths on eFetal Monitoring

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new learning path structure for eFetal Monitoring (eFM) is now available.
The knowledge sessions and assessments now appear as a series of learning paths based upon levels of complexity. The four learning paths are:

  • Level 1 – Pathophysiology: Normal Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 2 – Risk factors for Fetal Hypoxia
  • Level 3 – Pathophysiology: Complex Fetal Heart Rate Pattern
  • Level 4 – Complex Pregnancies

All previous knowledge sessions are still available and all user records are still accessible. However users will need to work through the assessments in order and pass at 80% or higher for the proceeding levels’ assessment to be unlocked.

Each learning path consists of two courses; one for knowledge sessions and one for assessment. This means users have the opportunity to generate two certificates for each learning path. Certification is available upon course completion, or passing the assessment section, and can be generated via the certificate icon at learning path level. The previous method of generating certificates, via My Activity, is no longer available.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/electronic-fetal-monitoring/

If you experience any difficulties accessing, or navigating, the content, please contact scott.mountifield@e-lfh.org.uk or support@e-lfh.org.uk.

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