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e-ELCA Update from the programme’s clinical lead

Posted on: June 29th, 2018 by Rich Kitchen No Comments

My role as Association for Palliative Medicine (APM) e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme lead carries on and this continues to be an interesting post! Our focus remains on keeping the programme up-to-date alongside increasing awareness of e-ELCA through regular communications.

Presented below is an update on developments of the programme over the last few months.

New sessions

Work has continued on two new sessions:

  • Culturally sensitive palliative and end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
  • The AMBER care bundle.

Both sessions will form part of module 5: Integrating learning in end of life care. They will be uploaded to the programme when they are available.

Session updates

Multiple sessions have been updated recently:

  • 26 – What Will it Be Like Talking About the Dying Process
  • 9 – Drug Management of Pain: Core Knowledge
  • 10 – Opioids in Pain Management: Advanced Knowledge
  • 23a – Recognising the Last Months and Days of Life and Verifying Death
  • 12 – Dying in Acute Hospitals
  • 17 – Dying in Intensive Care.

Session updates will continue on a regular basis, and many thanks to those who have contributed to this process. If anyone would like to get involved in this then please contact using the addresses below.

Learning paths

Note that learning paths have been re-organised on the e-ELCA website for ease of use. They are now divided into those for specific conditions (such as Motor Neurone Disease), those for specific groups/professions (such as ambulance personnel) and those designed for specific organisations.

The Specialist Palliative Care Learning Path is now available on the e-ELCA website. This was designed through mapping e-ELCA to the Royal College of Physicians (UK) palliative medicine specialty curriculum. Sessions within this learning path are likely to be helpful for the education of specialty registrars, consultants, SAS doctors and specialist nurses working in specialist palliative care.

The next learning paths that will be available are those for care home registered nurses and care home carers. A tweet will be sent when these are on the e-ELCA website.

Communications strategy

This remains an important approach in increasing our audience. We continue to utilise Twitter to inform followers of new sessions, session updates and other important updates. Please follow us @cmf_elca and @HEE_TEL to receive these. We also continue to publish other blogs and have a presence, either in person or through leaflets, at a number of conferences.

Future plans

A number of ideas for new sessions are being considered. We are open to further ideas and would be happy to receive feedback at the contacts below.

The ongoing process of session updates will also continue.


Rich Kitchen
APM e-ELCA lead
Email: richard.kitchen@nhs.net
Twitter: @cmf_elca
Youtube: e-ELCA
e-ELCA URL: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/end-of-life-care/

TEL News June 2018

Posted on: June 28th, 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.

HEE e-LfH usage infographic

Posted on: June 21st, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

We have created an infographic to demonstrate how, when and where users are accessing Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare programmes.

Infographic >

If you would like more information about our programmes please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.


New Clinical Risk Management e-learning modules launched

Posted on: June 21st, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A series of new modules have been launched to support the Clinical Risk Management elearning programme. The modules have been created by NHS Digital’s Clinical Safety team and Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

The programme is designed to support health and social care organisations, as well as Health IT manufacturers with safety, risk management and risk mitigation training.

This is all delivered within the context of Health IT by implementing the safety standards, SCCI 0129 and SCCI 0160.

These safety standards bring clinical risk management and the need for clinical safety cases to the forefront of the development and use of Health IT systems.

Module 1 – ‘Clinical Risk Management Training’ comprises seven sessions and one assessment session.

Module 2 – The ‘Community of Interest’ has recently been added to the elearning programme and is an area where people can find knowledge and share good practice. This is aimed at individuals working within Health IT, including manufacturers and health organisations. The module comprises the following three sessions:

  • Session 1 – SMART
  • Session 2 – Apps and Wearables
  • Session 3 – Software as a Medical Device.

Module 3 – includes two best practice sessions on telehealth and safety critical systems. These sessions are designed for health and social care organisations.

The course is designed for clinical and non-clinical staff who need to gain an understanding of the clinical risk management activities undertaken during the design and/or implementation of a Health IT system to support the implementation of SCCI 0129 and 0160. This includes clinicians, managers, developers and testers.

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

Learn more about the elearning programme including details on how to access the resource by clicking here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/clinical-risk-management-training/

Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard e-learning now live

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England, the LGBT Foundation and Stonewall have worked in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare to develop an elearning programme to provide health and social care staff with an introduction to the Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard.

The elearning programme sets out why the Standard was introduced in adult health and social care services, explains some of the health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities and explores the benefits of monitoring.

The first principle of the NHS Constitution is the commitment to a comprehensive health and social care service, available to all irrespective of personal background. By recognising that every patient has different needs and circumstances, people working in health and social care services can deliver a personal form of care, which recognises diversity, improves outcomes, and addresses health inequalities. Wider patterns or inequalities can also be identified.

The Sexual Orientation Monitoring Information Standard will enable health and social care organisations to monitor in a way that is consistent across the adult health and social care system.

The elearning programme is available to access via the elfh Hub and ESR.

For more information about the programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/sexual-orientation-monitoring-information-standard/.

Infant Feeding e-learning programme now live

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new elearning programme to support education around the implementation of Baby Friendly standards in healthcare and public healthcare settings has been developed.

The programme is for healthcare professionals who have contact with pregnant women and new mothers. It aims to provide information about the importance of building close and loving relationships with baby during pregnancy and following birth, as well as information around breast and bottle feeding.

Topics covered by the session include:

  • Challenges and Culture
  • Importance of Breastfeeding
  • Importance of Love
  • Formula Feeding
  • Providing Unbiased Information.

This programme is not intended to replace existing training. Instead it is intended to complement training for those in facilities which are implementing Baby Friendly standards.

It has been developed by Health Education England, elearning for healthcare (elfh) and the National Infant Feeding Network (Yorkshire and Humber). Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative has also given their
support to the programme.

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

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

Doctors in Training Induction Programme

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

A national online induction programme for doctors in training will become available later this month.

The Doctors in Training Induction Programme incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competencies needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care. The programme format involves three ‘patient journey’ scenarios each with an assessment.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England after consultation and input from experts including Foundation Doctors, Foundation School Directors and Clinical Leads, which shaped the structure and themes of the scenarios.

These scenarios focus on practical and professional skills as doctors in training enter the wards. The accuracy of the stories is enforced by using real staff and locations within the films and the stories were regularly checked throughout production, for plausibility and against learning objectives, with subject matter experts and doctors in training.

The programme team believe that using the stories in the settings the doctors in training will be working in is an effective way to share and embed the induction content with the learners.

The scenarios will cover the following topics:

  • Blood Transfusion and Consent
  • Safe Prescribing and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Mental Capacity Act & Death Certification.

The new induction elearning programme will be available from the end of June 2018, via the elearning for healthcare Hub, the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and some local Learning Management Systems via AICC links.

The new induction resource will be able to be used in conjunction with the existing statutory and mandatory programme.  For more information on this programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/statutory-and-mandatory-training/.

For more information about the programme please email tel@hee.nhs.uk.

e-Learning for Healthcare sessions in Foundation e-Learning Project: Professional Capability: 9 Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient and Professional Capability: 10 Recognises, Assesses and manages patients with long term conditions

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

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

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

The elearning sessions for Professional capability: 9 Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient, describes how to assess and manage the treatment of the acutely unwell and recognise your level of competence as a Foundation doctor. The assessment and management of a patient’s fluid status, the presentation and management of sepsis and arterial blood gas sampling and interpretation are discussed. Managing patients with a reduced level of consciousness or acute pain is covered, as well as how to deal with a patient who self harms.

The elearning sessions for Professional capability: 10 Recognises, Assesses and manages patients with long term conditions, describes the impact of long term conditions and how to manage them both in the healthcare setting and after discharge.


  • Senior Advice: When to Stop for Help
  • Assessment and Initial Management
  • Re-evaluation and Monitoring
  • Managing Low Urine Output
  • NICE IV Fluid – Assessment
  • NICE IV Fluid – Principles and Five Rs
  • NICE IV Fluid – Properties
  • NICE IV Fluid – More Complex Scenarios
  • NICE IV Fluid – When It Goes Wrong
  • Managing Sepsis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Sampling and Interpretation
  • Patient with a Reduced Level of Consciousness
  • Pain Management
  • Self Harm Assessment
  • Managing Self Harm
  • Impact of Short-term and Long-Term Physical Problems on Daily Living
  • Ward and Therapy Services
  • Assessment of Ability to Self Care after Discharge
  • Ward and Social Services
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Options for Nutritional Care
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge
  • Management of Long Term Disease in the Community

You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) Level 3 e-learning module now live

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and the Home Office to host a new Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) Level 3 elearning module for use by all health and care staff.

The elearning module offers an introduction to the Prevent duty for mental health practitioners and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. Completion of the module will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that health and care colleagues can play in supporting those at risk. The training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism.

Organisations should use the Prevent training and competencies framework to guide them in the completion of a Training Needs Analysis to identify how many staff members are defined as requiring Level 3 safeguarding/Prevent training. Please then consider which additional staff members require Level 3 training, either through the face to face WRAP training, or online via the mental health or generic elearning packages. Both elearning packages meet the Level 3 training competencies for Prevent.

The programmes outlined above can be accessed as follows:

Level 3 Training:

Mental health practitioners should use the Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) module that has been specifically developed for this professional group. The generic Preventing Radicalisation module can be used by all members of the health and care workforce.

The programme is available on a NHS compatible platform which means completion of the programme can now be tracked if working in a health and care setting.

To access the elfh programme:

1. Preventing Radicalisation Level 3 session and eAssessment is now live on the elfh Hub within the Statutory and Mandatory Programme: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/511790.
2. The new Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) Level 3 is also live: https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/523782.

You will need to login/register to access these modules. For more information about the programme visit https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/statutory-and-mandatory-training/.

The elearning programme is also available on ESR.

Trusts may download a copy of the latest files to embed the elearning into their local learning management system, using this link.

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