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TEL News September 2019

Posted on: September 26th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

September’s issue of TEL News includes an update on Health Education England’s Learning Hub and what it could look like. There is also an announcement about a new National Bereavement Care Pathway and the launch of a new Physical Activity elearning programme.

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e-GP e-Learning programme updated

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is working with subject matter experts to undertake a review of 83 sessions within the General Practice 2012 Curriculum (e-GP) elearning Programme.

This review includes elearning modules covering the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) curriculum such as Care of People with Musculoskeletal Problems, Care of People with Metabolic Problems: Diabetes, Sexual Health, Care of Children and Young People: Children and others.

The review also includes a re-write of seven modules covering Care of Children and Young People: Children and Care of People with Metabolic Problems: Diabetes.

The sessions are being rewritten and updated by the RCGP and will be released to the HEE elfh Hub throughout 2019 and 2020.

The e-GP resource provides a programme of elearning modules covering the RCGP curriculum. Each module is made up of reflective and interactive elearning sessions that enhance GP training and support preparation for appraisal and revalidation.

For more information about the e-GP programme please visit:

New learning path for nurses added to e-Learning for Intensive Care Medicine

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) have developed a new Learning Path as part of the elearning for Intensive Care Medicine (e-ICM) programme.

The Step Competency Framework (levels 1-3) is now live and supports nurses in their learning, enabling them to quickly and easily access sessions. It is also a useful resource for nurse educators to use in their teaching.

e-ICM provides 10 modules of resources covering the syllabus for training in intensive care medicine and the new Step Competency Framework is one of three learning paths, within the programme, designed to support learners.

For more information about the e-ICM programme, including details of the learning path, visit

Foundation programme update

Posted on: September 18th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments


Welcome to your September 2019 update about the Foundation elearning programme that has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors 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 elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 15 Is trained and manages cardiac and respiratory arrest; this is about knowing when not to resuscitate and how to manage this, particularly in relation to discussions with a patient and their family. The second session covers the management of issues surrounding a patient with possible tuberculosis and what to think about when considering appropriate respiratory isolation.

The elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 16 Demonstrates understanding of the principles of health promotion and illness prevention; this describes the risk factor for diseases with sessions on smoking, substance misuse, alcohol, and lifestyle.

The elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 17 Manages palliative and end of life care; this is aimed at helping doctors to develop the skills and understanding they need to give dying patients and their families care and comfort in their grief. It also considers the diversity of patients met in practice and identifies key cultural, spiritual and religious feelings and rituals.


  • Medication History Taking and Prescribing on Admission
  • Discussing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ Decisions
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Enabling Smoking Cessation
  • Risk Factors in Disease
  • Screening
  • Health Needs, Demands and Resource
  • Management of Substance Misuse
  • Management of Alcohol Misuse
  • Managing Obesity: Guiding and Enabling Behaviour Change
  • Alcohol Facts
  • Alcohol IBA – Assessment
  • Bereavement Process


To access the elearning programme use the login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training:

Interview with Image Interpretation orthopaedic e-learning authors

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

Recently Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) added 10 new orthopaedic imaging sessions to the Image interpretation programme. In this blog we feature two of the content authors and ask them about their work and what is involved with creating sessions for the elearning programmes.


Can you tell us a bit about your role and your background?

Charlotte Ansell: Currently Site Superintendent Radiographer at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. My role involves coordination of day-to-day running of the cross-site imaging departments and rotational staff. In addition, the role portfolio includes participating as a member of the reporting radiographer team.

Ben Pinnington: Currently Superintendent Radiographer at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. My role involves day-to-day operational management of the general x-ray department which includes theatre, mobiles and fluoroscopy on the Guy’s site and participating as a member of the reporting radiographer team.

How and when did you first come across elearning for healthcare (elfh)?

Charlotte: I had previously authored paediatric focussed sessions in 2011 whilst working as the dedicated paediatric superintendent radiographer in Evelina London Children’s Hospital. I next encountered Dorothy Keane, Image Interpretation Clinical Lead, and made contact to see if there was an opportunity to become involved in the elfh project again.

How has elfh changed over the years?

The elfh Hub has grown massively, initially radiology focussed, and now covering a diverse range of topics and providing a wealth of information to many professions at all levels.

Have you used the material? In what way?

We have advertised and encouraged the use of the elfh hub through our Radiographer Education and Development forum which hosts monthly sessions to include presentations, debates and practical sessions.

What do you think of the Image Interpretation programme?

It’s a great online forum for radiographers of all levels to gain and consolidate their knowledge to support development and confidence in their clinical role.

Tell us about the Orthopaedic sessions you have written?

We have been involved in three sessions that have been produced; General Principles of Imaging in the Operating Theatre, Post-operative Pelvis and Post-operative Foot and Ankle. They each provide comprehensive content and include information and images to support users to increase their knowledge on the subject content.

The theatre session provides an overview of the equipment used, the theatre environment from a radiology perspective and takes the learner through multiple procedures from an equipment and imaging perspective. The post-op pelvis, foot and ankle sessions provide the learner with an overview of anatomy specific pathologies/injuries through imaging both pre- and post-operatively.

How will you use the sessions in your work? 

We will encourage our peers and junior staff members to access the content via elfh.

How did you find the writing process?

Overall, we both enjoyed the opportunity to work on a different project whilst still highly relatable to our roles. The experience was challenging at times as we were required to succinctly articulate detailed information in single slides that enabled the user to meet the learning objectives set.

What were the challenges?

Perhaps most challenging was compiling a portfolio of images in theatre to demonstrate equipment and patient positioning for the imaging in the operating theatre session.

What surprised you about the process?

Initially, the topic titles seemed well defined but as soon as we started to discuss the content we realised that there was a lot more to be covered than first anticipated.

Do you have any advice for future authors?

If you have an opportunity to author sessions, we would encourage you to participate. Our advice would be to plan out the presentation before you start researching and constructing so that you have a clear vision of what you are compiling.


For more information about Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare Image Interpretation programme visit

New e-learning programme launched on caring for people bereaved through pregnancy loss and baby death

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

The first two sessions of the new National Bereavement Care Pathway: Supporting Parents for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss elearning programme are now available. The training programme has been written to share the elements of good bereavement care. It is being delivered by Health Education elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) team in partnership with Sands and a collaboration of other charities, professional organisations and people with first-hand experience of bereavement.

The programme will consist of six sessions and is divided into two courses:

Bereavement Care after Pregnancy Loss or Baby Death – Learning for All: these training sessions have been designed to provide support when talking to bereaved individuals. They offer suggestions and guidance about what to say and do and are suitable for anyone who might come into contact, in their work or home life, with a person bereaved through pregnancy loss or baby death.


Bereavement Care after Pregnancy Loss or Baby Death – Healthcare Professionals: this course is for healthcare professionals caring for newly bereaved individuals. Working through the themes of the National Bereavement Care Pathway, the course helps healthcare professionals understand the important elements of excellent bereavement care; it covers delivering bad news, memory making, post mortem and histology, ceremonies and services, discharge, aftercare, feedback and review.

You can access the elearning here:

New e-learning programme to champion physical activity for patients launched

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Public Health England and Sport England to launch a new physical activity elearning programme to help healthcare professionals to champion physical activity with patients.

The elearning programme, which is aimed at GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals, will familiarise the learner with the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity guidelines.

This elearning course prepares GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals to champion the benefits of physical activity with their patients and, in doing so, help prevent and manage a range of common physical and mental health conditions

Among the course resources are a ‘how to’ video on “Motivational Interviewing” and a guide to “Promoting Physical Activity in Primary Care”. Satellite sessions explore people’s changing needs across the life course and the crucial impact of physical activity on children, young people and older adults. This programme also gives a comprehensive guide to the use of physical activity in the clinical management of long-term conditions including: cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, musculoskeletal health and mental health.

The programme is available on the elfh Hub and via AICC links.

For more information about the programme, including access details, visit:

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