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Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST)

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

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop an elearning programme to support maternity and emergency teams treating unexpectedly unwell babies in community settings.

The Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST) programme is aimed at midwifery and ambulance colleagues to support the treatment plan for newborn babies who are, or have the potential to become, unwell following delivery in a community setting. The resources are designed to equip maternity and emergency teams with the knowledge required to extend care beyond the first minutes after birth, up to and including handover to the neonatal team.

The programme consists of four elearning sessions and covers several clinical scenarios from normal health to significant illness. It is expected that by completing all four sessions within this programme, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Recognise normal and abnormal infant colour (anaemia and cyanosis)
  • Recognise normal and abnormal feeding patterns and abdominal signs
  • Support an infant born unexpectedly preterm
  • Support a baby born in an unexpectedly poor condition.

Each session will cover identification, management including stabilisation and communication, and transfer to a neonatal unit.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the elearning sessions, visit:

New content added to e-Endoscopy

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy elearning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The new modules cover five sessions which form an essential part of the JETS workforce programme:

JETS workforce:

  • Patient Pre-assessment for GI Endoscopy
  • Infection Control
  • Role of Assistant and Diathermy
  • Improving Quality and Safety in Endoscopy
  • Decontamination Foundation

Over the coming months further sessions will be launched to support teaching in the following areas:

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Sub-specialties such as EUS
  • Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy (ISREE)

For more information about the Endoscopy programme please visit:

NHS Project and Change Academy e-learning programme now live

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has developed an elearning programme for NHS staff about project and change management activities.

This suite of specially designed and selected modules aims to provide all NHS staff with a clear and consistent understanding of the fundamentals of project and change management activities to enable them to have a greater impact on delivering successful change.

These modules are just one method of building project and change capability within the NHS workforce and are available for anyone working in health and care. All modules may be of interest and benefit to those either at the beginning of their careers, or those who are currently in a project related role but do not hold official qualifications in this subject matter (non-project professionals).

All modules are aligned to professional body standards including the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Change Management Institute (CMI), Best Management Practice guides and government standards set by HM Treasury and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

This suite of core skills elearning modules forms part of a wider NHS Project Delivery Profession offering. For more information on the profession, join the community and head to the Capability Development Group.

The elearning programme includes the following modules:

  • Getting Started: Projects and Change
  • Key Ingredients for Project Success
  • Project Leadership: The Role of the Senior Responsible Owner
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • Introduction to Change Management

Each module should take between 30-40 minutes to complete and there is a short self-assessment at the end of each module.

For more information about the programme, including how to access, visit:

e-Learning to help people living in cold homes

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

Around three million people in England live in homes that are too cold. The health effects are enormous – people can end up visiting their GP more, being admitted to hospital, becoming depressed, or even dying because they are just not warm enough at home.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to develop the Helping People Living in Cold Homes elearning programme for health and care professionals.

The elearning resource supports health and social care professionals to put National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance into practice.

Aimed at health and care staff who undertake home visits, the resource provides information on local services that can assist people living in cold homes, such as installing insulation, improving heating systems or helping reduce energy bills.

It also helps people spot the signs of a cold home – including less obvious ones.

With this information, staff can have a conversation with people whose health may be affected by being too cold at home, and signpost them to the relevant local services.

For more information about the elearning programme, including details on how to access, visit:

New Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons e-learning programme now live

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) to develop a programme designed to raise awareness amongst the vascular surgery community of the hazards associated with exposure to ionising radiation.

The programme, which takes into account the latest changes in safety legislation, is aimed at vascular surgery trainees and will also benefit more experienced surgeons.

The eight elearning sessions include principles of ionising radiation, patient safety regulations and preoperative contrast imaging. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete and includes assessment questions.

The course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 4.0 CPD points.

You can access the elearning here:

Foundation programme - November 2019 update

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Welcome to your November 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 sessions in the Foundation elearning programme: Professional Capability: 19 Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice; the drive for quality in the NHS has patient safety at its heart. The elearning sessions concentrate on safe practice and what to do when things go wrong. It begins with an interactive case study where you diagnose and treat a patient, then evaluate your management plan. Moving on, you examine safe personal working practices when treating patients. You look at the management of febrile illnesses, infection control and disease notification. The focus then shifts to the importance of maintaining your own health, both physical and mental. Finally, you will look at the building blocks that support quality and safety in the NHS, including how to raise concerns about patient safety, team working, clinical governance, patient outcome and experience.


  • Safe Practice the Doctors Perspective
  • Human factors and analysis of adverse events
  • Medical Error: When Things Go Wrong
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do if MRSA Positive
  • Hospital Acquired Fever with MRSA: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Infection Control: Modes of Transmission
  • Disease Notification
  • Stress – Mental Health
  • Health (Blood Borne Infection) and Handling Stress
  • An Underperforming Colleague – What To Do
  • Stress – Bullying
  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Quality and Safety in the NHS
  • Raising Concerns About Patient Safety
  • Team Working and Patient Safety
  • Clinical Governance
  • Outcomes and Patient Experience
  • Handling Complaints
  • 03_03 Errors and Experiences in Healthcare
  • 03_04 Minimising Risk in Healthcare Organisations

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

Career Planning for Foundation doctors

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has recently revised and updated its popular elearning course to help Foundation doctors make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. The revision has been in response to user feedback and incorporates new values and skills exercises as well as a comprehensive case study following a Foundation doctor’s career planning journey.

This course was the first in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for healthcare professionals within the HEE elfh career planning programme and has been widely used by Foundation trainees. If you are a doctor who has completed the previous version of this course, there is no need to complete the revised version as the content is very similar.

The course provides Foundation doctors with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust. It is 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 have the opportunity to compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research, exercises and reflections contained in downloadable workbooks. The learning gained from both undertaking the sessions and completing workbook exercises can be particularly useful in supporting job applications and interviews.

Other courses available through the HEE elfh Career Planning programme include:

  • Career Planning for Core Doctors (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry)
  • Career Planning for Pre-Registration/ Foundation pharmacists
  • Supporting Career Conversations for Educators
  • Career Planning for Health Care Scientists (coming soon).

For more information about these courses visit:

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