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e-LPRAS team demonstrate the programme

Posted on: May 29th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Members of the team that work on the Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE e-LFH) elearning Programme for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS) recently supported the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) with its Advanced Educational Course on ‘Limb Reconstruction’.

The event, which took place at the Manchester Conference Centre last month, was very well attended and included a mix of both practical demonstrations and traditional lectures.

Delegates were invited to complete a selection of e-LPRAS sessions as pre-course and/or post-course reading. Session topics included ‘Chronic Osteomyelitis in the Lower Limb’, ‘Acute Compartment Syndrome in the Lower Limb’ and ‘Management of Bone Loss in Open Fractures of the Lower Limb’.

e-LPRAS Stand (002)Team members also manned a dedicated e-LPRAS stand in the exhibitors’ area, allowing them to gather feedback, register new users and spread the word about new developments on the project.

Stephen Gibbons, elfh Project Manager said, “As the e-LPRAS project grows, face-to-face events such as these remain vital. They provide an important opportunity for team members to connect with our users and for the project to demonstrate its commitment to the educational role of BAPRAS. Thanks to Kavita Prashar and the rest of the BAPRAS team for helping to make it happen.”

Further BAPRAS Advanced Educational Courses on topics such as ‘Cleft, Craniofacial and Ear Reconstruction’ and ‘Skin Oncology’ are planned for later this year and for early 2019.

For more information about e-LPRAS please visit:

TEL News May 2018

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all that is Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Healthcare. TEL NEWs includes information from Health Education England’s (HEE) TEL Programme team, the elearning for healthcare Programme, elearning and Simulation Leads across the local offices and other updates we think you’ll find useful.

Click the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

e-Learning programme to help improve paediatric care

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new elearning programme for healthcare professionals who work with children and young adults has been developed by Health Education England.

The paediatric programme covers cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, respiratory paediatrics and paediatric palliative care.

It is suitable for all health care practitioners who work with children and young adults including paediatricians in both training and career grade posts, paediatric advanced nursing practitioners, nursing staff, GPs and GP trainees, emergency department staff, physicians associates and community healthcare workers.

The courses include a number of elearning sessions and can be worked through in any order. They include self-assessment quizzes and a variety of interactive exercises. Certificates are available upon completion of each course, however the courses can be used continuously, when applicable, when dealing with a case in which they would be helpful.

The total number of sessions for each speciality are:

  • Cardiology – nine elearning sessions
  • Diabetes and endocrinology – 18 elearning sessions
  • Respiratory paediatrics – 11 elearning sessions
  • Paediatric palliative care – 21 elearning sessions

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit the Health Education England elearning for healthcare website:

e-LfH and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. To align with these regulations we have updated our terms and conditions which references Health Education England’s (HEE) Privacy Notice.

Why we collect your data

We collect your data to enable us to create an account for you allowing you access to our elearning programmes and other related systems. Your account profile data, including your place of work, is necessary for reporting purposes.

How we collect your data

We do this at the time of registration for your account and whenever you update your account profile.

We may share your data

We may share data with your organisation via our Administrator Place of Work Reporting e.g. a Trust, Foundation School or company depending on your role. Note that permissions for administrators at your organisation to run activity reports are only granted once they have been verified.

Sharing data to other external systems is only done once we receive explicit consent from you. For example, if you are linking your learning activity to an ePortfolio, then we will ask your permission.

We will never sell your data or pass it on for commercial gain in any way.

Know your rights

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have many rights regarding your personal data, including seeing what data we hold for you, your right for erasure and also withdrawing consent of data processing. Note that withdrawing consent will result in your account being anonymised and access to the elfh Hub removed.

Click here to view our updated Terms and Conditions which includes a link to Health Education England’s (HEE) Privacy Notice

If you have any queries relating to GDPR including request for erasure and withdrawing consent, please contact us at

e-Learning for Healthcare sessions in Foundation e-Learning Project: Professional Capability: 7 Works effectively as a team member

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Ed Neville No Comments

The Foundation specific elearning programme has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh) and is approved by UKFPO.

The elearning sessions cover working in, and with, teams in different healthcare settings. You will discover how effective teamwork is as a determining factor in patient safety and the value of good handover practice and referral. You will think about your role within a multidisciplinary team (MDT).

Finally, you will consider team dynamics and how working within and across MDTs can deliver and improve patient services.


  • Team Working and Patient Safety
  • Good Handover Practice
  • Effective Referrals to Other Clinical Teams
  • Primary, Secondary Care Interface
  • Ward and Therapy Services
  • Ward and Social Services
  • Team Dynamics
  • Effective Team Working.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? Try some of our free elearning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training.

For more information about the Foundation programme and for access details visit:

New learning package designed to help clinicians spot the early sign of sepsis in children and infants

Posted on: May 14th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new learning package aimed at improving the rates of accurate diagnosis and treatment of sepsis in children has been launched by Health Education England (HEE).

The ‘Think Sepsis’ programme to identify and manage sepsis in paediatrics is a new type of training for clinicians which can be used in face to face sessions or independently through elearning.

The learning package is case-based and comprises of interviews with the parents of three children affected by sepsis – Melissa Mead, whose son William died, Jason Watkins and Clara Francis, whose daughter Maude died, and Katie Maryon-Wilson, whose daughter Rosie survived.

The films follow the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment, as the parents each talk about their experience of sepsis, their child’s treatment and diagnosis of the condition and the impact that it has had on their families.

Clinical experts also feature in the training to offer guidance in spotting the difficult to spot signs of sepsis in children and the best practice response to effectively treat this life-threatening condition.

The videos are complemented with teaching notes and a training guide that can enhance learning and contribute to CPD.

The training is hosted on HEE’s elearning for healthcare platform and is free to access for all staff in NHS and social care. It has a new enhanced feature, in that it can be used as an elearning package, whilst also being suitable to be delivered in a classroom setting by trainers and facilitators. It is being promoted widely around our local offices and training hubs.

The new materials were showcased at the House of Commons where MP Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care, welcomed the elearning package as a revolutionary approach to tackling sepsis diagnosis and treatment.

The Minister of State for Care said: “Education and training is the golden thread in improving recognition, treatment and positive outcomes of sepsis in children. We are working with Health Education England to make sure all health professionals have the knowledge and skills to identify and treat sepsis.

With hospital care quality and patient safety as a responsibility, I’m very pleased to celebrate this new approach in training and education in paediatric sepsis”.

Following several high-profile cases of child deaths due to sepsis, the Secretary of State recognised the need for the NHS to radically improve the diagnosis and care for patients suffering from the condition.

It’s estimated that there are around 123,000 cases of sepsis each year in England, with around 1,000 of these cases reported in children under five, which the eLearning package aims to reduce by supporting health and social care professionals through training and personal development.

Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality and National Medical Director for Health Education England said: “The new ‘Think Sepsis’ materials show just how important HEE’s role is in education and how it can lead to saving patients’ lives. Sepsis is a hugely important topic in both children and adults and this new educational resource, which is available to all health and social care professionals, can help improve diagnoses and treatment rates for patients”.

HEE has worked collaboratively across the healthcare system through the HEE Sepsis working group with several Royal Colleges, the UK Sepsis Trust charity, Public Health England and patient representatives to produce the learning materials.

The ‘Think Sepsis’ elearning package is free and available to all NHS healthcare professionals through HEE’s elearning for healthcare website.

Surgical trainees' e-learning programme now available on the e-LfH Hub and ESR

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with the Royal College of Surgeons to develop and update eSurgery, a free elearning resource supporting trainees in their early years of surgical training.

This resource provides a broad theoretical knowledge common to all surgical specialties and help trainees develop the basic knowledge and skills required of a surgeon.

eSurgery offers interactive elearning sessions structured in modules that map to the <> Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme (ISCP).

The modules cover:

  • Basic science knowledge relevant to surgical practice
  • Common surgical conditions – this module has recently been updated with 22 new sessions
  • Basic surgical skills
  • Peri-operative care of the surgical patient
  • Assessment and management of patients with trauma – this module has recently been updated with 13 new sessions
  • Organ and tissue transplantation.

The eSurgery programme is now available via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

For more information about eSurgery and how to access the programme please visit:

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