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e-ELCA module in Advance Care Planning updated

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The Advanced Care Planning module in e-ELCA has been reviewed and updated as part of the rolling review of materials across the elearning programme. Specialists in Advance Care Planning edited the 19 sessions to ensure the content remains relevant and is up-to-date with the latest standards and guidelines.

The Advanced Care Planning module is aimed at all staff delivering end of life care and covers a broad range of content such as principles of advance care planning, spiritual and cultural considerations, conducting conversations and illness trajectories.

For more information on the e-ELCA programme, please visit: For social care workers, administrative and clerical staff and volunteers, a public access version of e-ELCA is available here:

Career Planning e-learning programme for core doctors

Posted on: May 21st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has developed three bespoke elearning courses to help core medicine, surgery and psychiatry doctors make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. These courses are the latest in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for health professionals within the elearning for healthcare career planning programme.

The courses will provide core medicine, surgery and psychiatry doctors with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust. They are based around the following five sessions:

  • Introduction which provides an overview to the course
  • Self-awareness which includes reflecting on values, work preferences, skills interests, personality and career stressors
  • Career exploration which includes consideration and research of career options available as well as developing effective networks
  • Arriving at your decision which focuses on decision making types and methods as well as how to check the robustness of career decisions
  • Next Steps which offers advice, information and examples on CV development, job applications and preparing for interviews as well as effective action planning

For each session, learners can compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research and reflections contained in a downloadable workbook, which can be used to support job applications and interviews.

The elearning resource is available on the elfh Hub, the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and via AICC links.

For more information about the programme visit:

e-LfH hits the million mark

Posted on: May 21st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) programme has reached the significant milestone of one million users on the HEE elfh Hub!

HEE elfh works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing elearning to educate and train the health and care workforce.

All content is nationally quality-assured and available free of charge. HEE elfh programmes are developed for their potential to make maximum impact on the quality of care that users of the Hub deliver, including the entire health and care workforce, teachers, volunteers, local government and public health colleagues

HEE elfh’s programmes provide an “anytime, anywhere” learning opportunity for those working in health and care. All content is created by a team of experts including a clinical lead to ensure the resource is accurately mapped to the relevant curriculum. Many programmes also include an e-assessment option providing learners and trainers with evidence of progress.

There are currently more than 210 elearning programmes being developed and delivered, comprising more than 24,000 elearning sessions. The sessions are delivered in partnership with professional bodies, including Royal Colleges and associations, NHS organisations, charities and other health and care organisations.

The elearning programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, emergency medicine to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

All HEE elfh’s programmes are available via the HEE elfh Hub, with most also being available via the Electronic Staff Record. HEE elfh programmes are also available via OpenAthens meaning that anyone who is entitled to an OpenAthens account can access the content free of charge. Some HEE elfh programmes are also available internationally via eIntegrity.

The HEE elfh Hub records user activity, enabling users to run reports on their learning activity and build a transferable life-long learning portfolio.

Martin Sinclair, Programme Lead, Health Education England elearning for healthcare, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have reached the milestone of one million elearning for healthcare users. This is testament to the high-quality content we produce with our partners that has the potential to make maximum impact on the quality of patient care. Our elearning programmes enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

“The breadth of subject matter that is covered within HEE elfh means there really is a programme for everyone who works in health and care.”

For more information about HEE elfh visit

Foundation e-learning programme update

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

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

The elfh sessions in Foundation elearning Project – Professional Capability: 7 Works effectively as a team member; the elearning sessions cover working in, and with, teams in different healthcare settings. You will discover how effective teamwork is 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

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


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