January 2019 - elearning for healthcare
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e-ELCA Update

Posted on: January 15th, 2019 by Rich Kitchen No Comments

New sessions

A new session has been completed and can be accessed on e-ELCA: 5.24 – Culturally sensitive palliative and end of life care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Many thanks to Claude Chidiac for writing this session.

Work has continued on a new session on the AMBER care bundle. Further new sessions are currently in the very early stages of development.

Session updates

The following session updates have been uploaded to e-ELCA recently:

  • 10 – Things which block good communication
  • 19 – Care after death I – introduction to care after death
  • 20 – Care after death II – providing personal care after death.

Alongside this, multiple session updates are currently in progress. 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 us.

Learning paths

Learning paths are a useful way of identifying e-ELCA sessions that could be useful for your own learning, as well as for the education of others. Recently, learning paths for specialists in palliative care and those working in nursing homes (both nurses and carers) have been uploaded to the e-ELCA resource.

A learning path for medical students has been developed following discussion at the APM undergraduate education special interest forum and mapping to the APM medical student curriculum. This will be uploaded to the e-ELCA programme soon, please watch out for tweets about this. This learning path comprises core, additional and case study sessions and is relevant for all medical students on clinical placements.


We have had a poster accepted at The Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM) Supportive and Palliative Care Conference that is taking place in Harrogate in March, where we will also be on the APM stand. Please come and find us!

Follow us on Twitter @cmf_elca to be kept up to date on new sessions, session updates and other important updates.


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/

Managing frequent A&E attenders e-learning now live

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE elearning for healthcare has worked with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of General Practitioners to produce a resource on managing frequent A&E attenders.

The bite-sized course takes around 20 minutes to complete and will equip learners with the knowledge to apply reflective practice in their day-to-day work with patients. It seeks to empower A&E staff to focus on what they do best; treating patients and saving lives.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/managing-frequent-attenders/.

Foundation e-learning programme - January 2019 update

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Professional Capability: 1 Acts professionally and Professional Capability: 2 Delivers patient centred care and maintains trust.

Developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and approved by UKFPO – Foundation is a free elearning programme for Foundation doctors.

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, try some of our free elearning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The elearning sessions in these Professional Capabilities explore the relationship between doctors and their patients and how to deliver effective patient centered care.

‘Handling Complaints’ provides essential information about common factors leading to complaints, how to minimise these, the procedures involved and what your responsibilities are as a foundation doctor.

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects the right of vulnerable people and this group of sessions cover topics such as assessing capacity, consent, patient autonomy and safeguarding. You will also consider the multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach to healthcare in the hospital and patient support after discharge.


  • Handling Complaints
  • Mental Capacity
  • Mental Capacity Assessment
  • Use of Restraint
  • Capacity and Difficult Consent
  • Patient Autonomy and Related Ethics
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Keeping the Patient at the Centre of Care
  • Seeing the Whole Picture
  • Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge.

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/.

Impact of breastmilk provision for sick and preterm neonates e-learning

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is evaluating the impact of the ‘Breastmilk Provision for Preterm and Sick Neonates’ elearning programme that was launched in 2017.

The programme aims to improve education and training of all relevant staff in the support of breast milk provision for preterm and sick infants.

The help we need

We’d like anyone who has accessed and/or completed this programme since its launch to complete a short, online survey. The survey comprises five questions and will take no more than five minutes to complete. You can choose to remain anonymous or share your contact details with us should you be happy for someone to contact you about your responses.

The survey closes on 13 February 2019.

Thank you

With your help we can make sure that the learning we create is impactful. The results of this study will be published and shared.

To access the survey select: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/impact-of-breastmilk-provision-for-sick-and-preterm-neonat

Updates made to Care Certificate e-learning programme

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has updated the Care Certificate elearning programme to add assessments to its knowledge-based sessions to help students and their assessors to review their learning on completion of the theory. The assessment pass mark is 80% and a certificate is available for learners to download on completion of each Standard.

If you are part way through completing the Care Certificate Standards, please be aware that the previous version of the programme will remain accessible within an archive folder until 31 March 2019; enabling users and local administrators to access historic certificates and report on learning history.

For those organisations currently using our AICC functionality to launch the sessions on their own Learning Management System, please note that the existing separate session links will remain active. New links to the updated programme content are now available.

The updates to the Care Certificate programme will be available via ESR by the end of January 2019.

Learners are invited to provide their feedback on the updated programme via an online questionnaire: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/care-certificate-elearning-programme-survey. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete.

For more information about the Care Certificate programme, which covers Standards 1-15 and provides scenarios across a range of care settings, please see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/.

If you have any questions about the changes to this programme, please contact HEE elfh.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies