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Introduction to Population Screening now live

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The new Introduction to Population Screening elearning programme, developed by Public Health England and Health Education England elearning for healthcare, provides healthcare professionals with a guide to screening.

The elearning includes common misconceptions and explanations of important terms such as sensitivity and specificity and will be of particular interest to those working in local screening services or public health.

The module covers:

  • what population screening is and the generic screening pathway common to all programmes
  • the national screening programmes in England and their target populations and conditions
  • the limitations of screening and the difference to diagnosis
  • the screening cycle, from evidence to implementation and quality assurance
  • the different organisations involved with screening programmes in England, including Public Health England, NHS England and the UK National Screening Committee

Public Health England provides advice and guidance to the NHS. The national population screening programmes identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment and informed decisions.

The elearning resource is available now on the elfh Hub. For more information about the programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-screening-programmes/

Blended learning for safeguarding adults levels 3 and 4

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Earlier this year, Health Education England (HEE) brought together over 50 safeguarding professionals to co-produce learning designs for levels 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training. The training is set out in the ‘Safeguarding for Adults: Roles and Competencies’, the new national Intercollegiate Document, which defines the safeguarding knowledge, skills and attitudes required by staff working in all health and care settings.

Work is now underway to produce national resources for levels 3 and 4 safeguarding adults training. These will be launched in January 2020.

Level 3 will comprise a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) – including online discussion, short video clips, links to reading material and online simulation using 360° immersive video. The MOOC will be accompanied by a workshop toolkit comprising a guide to run face to face sessions, video clips and more.

The solution for level 4 will be a set of tools that staff can use to aid the discovery of relevant resources based on their current knowledge and skills, log their work-based learning and have access to a programme of live webinars on ‘hot topics’ across the country.

For more information about this project or if you wish to be involved in the content review phases for either levels 3 or 4 contact alison.potter@hee.nhs.uk.

Further information is also available via the Safeguarding Adults National Network (SANN) virtual network and by following @alisongpotter on Twitter.

New Musculoskeletal Primary Care e-learning programme

Posted on: July 19th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has developed the musculoskeletal (MSK) primary care elearning programme to support clinicians working in primary care as first contact practitioners (FCP).

The programme is as a resource to support clinical competency assessment and sign off through a clinical training programme. The programme provides eight modules that take the learner through a range of primary care issues that are commonly seen as part of a MSK FCP assessment.

The modules have been designed to complement the MSK core capabilities framework that outlines the expected clinical capabilities that a competent clinician should be able to demonstrate when working in this field of clinical practice. All the modules have been produced with a person-centred approach (PCA) and it is recommended that clinicians complete the PCA elearning modules that are also available on the elfh Hub.

The MSK elearning programme consists of eight modules:

  • Module 1 – What is primary care
  • Module 2 – Identification of the ill and risk.
  • Module 3 – Mental health
  • Module 4 – Complex decision making
  • Module 5 – Public health
  • Module 6 – Persistent pain
  • Module 7 – Pharmacology
  • Module 8 – Serious pathology

Each module includes self-assessment and a certificate of completion.

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

For more information about the elearning programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/musculoskeletal-primary-care/.

July 2019 Foundation update

Posted on: July 12th, 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 Programme –

Professional capability: 11 Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan; begins with a case study to illustrate the issues and demonstrate the skills required in taking a patient’s medication history and prescribing on admission to hospital. It covers history taking and examination in difficult circumstances. You will then look at outpatient consultation, the management of febrile illnesses and working in a multidisciplinary team to organise a patient’s safe discharge.

The elfh sessions in Foundation elearning Programme –

Professional capability: 12 Requests relevant investigations and acts upon results; you discover when it is appropriate (or not) to do an investigation and what you need to consider before ordering investigations. The interpretation and practical application of investigation results is also explored.


  • Medication History Taking and Prescribing on Admission
  • Psychiatric Assessment and Mental State Examination
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Recognition and Causes
  • Delirium (Acute Confusional States): Diagnosis and Management
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Mental Health Act
  • Holding an Outpatient Consultation
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Ward Laboratory Interface
  • Ward and Imaging Interface
  • Multi-Disciplinary Discharge Planning
  • Selection of Investigations
  • Interpretation of Investigations: Practical Application

To access the elearning on the elfh Hub use your login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

New Genomics 101 courses launched

Posted on: July 12th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

With genomics moving into the mainstream through the new NHS Genomic Medicine Service, it has never been more vital that health professionals gain an understanding of genomics and its applications in healthcare.

To meet this need, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has launched the first in a new series of introductory courses that aim to give health professionals an overview of the fundamentals of genomics and its impact on patient care. Created for those with little or no previous knowledge of genomics, each of the courses will focus on a key aspect of genomics, from the underlying science to the clinical practice.

Lasting no more than 30-40 minutes each, learners will develop their understanding of genomics through written content, infographics, film, animation and interactive elements, and can test their knowledge with a final quiz.

All our 101 courses are available through the Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh) Hub and are free to access for NHS staff and universities in the UK. At the end of each session, there is an opportunity to demonstrate what has been learnt through a short quiz and a certificate of participation.

Flu immunisation programme updated

Posted on: July 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to update the Flu Immunisation elearning programme to ensure it is in line with the requirements for the 2019/20 season.

The Flu Immunisation elearning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and effectively deliver the vaccine programme.

The course consists of three knowledge sessions and three assessment sessions. All those undertaking this elearning should complete the Core Knowledge session and accompanying assessment as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about what flu is and the rationale for, and design of, the annual flu programme. Depending on which session(s) is relevant to your role, you should then complete one or both of the subsequent knowledge and assessment sessions which provide more detailed information about the live and inactivated flu vaccines.

The Flu Immunisation programme is available to access on the elfh Hub, ESR and via AICC links.

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

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