September 2020 – elearning for healthcare
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Updated Radiation Protection for Cardiology e-learning programme now live

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) to update the Radiation Protection for Cardiology programme, in line with new IRR and IR(ME)R legislation.

The programme has been designed to raise awareness of the hazards associated with exposure to ionising radiation. It takes the latest changes in safety legislation into account and is aimed at cardiology trainees and will also benefit more experienced cardiologists.

The six elearning sessions include principles of ionising radiation, patient safety regulations and use of contrast agents. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete and includes assessment questions.
For more information about the programme, including access details, visit:

TEL News September 2020

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

This month’s edition includes an update on contributions to the Learning Hub plus details of a new COVID-19 rehabilitation and recovery resource now available. There is also details of a new MindEd elearning resource available to boost pupil and teacher wellbeing and news of recent updates to the Statutory and Mandatory Training programme.

Select the following link to access our full publication of TEL News.

Updates to Statutory and Mandatory Training Programme

Posted on: September 29th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is currently undertaking an annual review of the Statutory and Mandatory elearning sessions.

The following sessions, and their associated assessments, have been updated:

  • Conflict Resolution – Level 1
  • Equality, Diversity & Human Rights
  • Infection Prevention and Control – Level 1
  • Infection Prevention and Control – Level 2
  • Resuscitation – Level 1
  • Resuscitation Adults – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Newborn – Level 2
  • Resuscitation Paediatric – Level 2

This year’s review has focused upon the following:

  • Ensuring that the sessions are fully aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework (UK v1.6) following a reviewing by the Skills for Health team.
  • Updating assessment questions using data from a thorough analysis of the effectiveness of the questions.
  • Updating with any further recommendations from a team of subject matter experts and in response to user feedback.

Due to Covid-19 our timetable for this work has been delayed so we will update sessions as they are completed. We intend to complete all updates by October 2020.

More information about the Statutory and Mandatory Training programme can be found at:

HEAT e-learning programme now live to support workforce address health inequalities

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Public Health England has published its Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT), an essential guide for those working in the health and public health arenas to apply a strong inequalities and equity focus to their work.
The HEAT elearning programme, which has been developed with Health Education England, supports the use of the tool, providing the context and purpose, outlining the benefits of using the tool and taking the learner step-by-step through each stage.
HEAT is intended to be used by a wide range of professionals who want to make a difference in relation to inequalities in their services and work programmes. This includes professionals working at national and local level and those working with commissioners or providers.
The programme has been jointly developed with PHE Centres and Regions and their wider stakeholder audience.

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

SCRIPT – supporting safer prescribing practices by healthcare professionals

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT programme was created in 2010 and developed into a collection of innovative elearning portfolios designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and medicines management among healthcare professionals.

SCRIPT was developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media, and commissioned by Health Education England.

About the SCRIPT elearning programme

Each elearning portfolio has been specifically designed for foundation doctors, foundation dentists, paediatric specialist trainees, nurses, general practitioners, pharmacists and other non-medical prescribers. The portfolios are also available to undergraduate medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

SCRIPT elearning modules cover a wide range of therapeutic topics. A module usually takes approximately 1 hour to complete and does not have to be completed in one sitting. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

How will SCRIPT elearning benefit you?

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT will enhance your knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    You will receive a certificate for each module that you complete, which can be used in your online learning portfolio
  • Flexible learningSCRIPT is easy to use. You can access the modules at a time which suits you and revisit them even after completion.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website at:

September update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the fifth monthly update about the programme.

elearning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training.  The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to launch in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What’s new?

There are over 75 NBIA elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The eleven latest sessions include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 2: Microbubbles
  • Assessment of Risk of Breast Cancer and How This Determines Management
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Physics and Technique)
  • Mammographic Interpretation – Skin and Systemic Abnormalities
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Mammography
  • Principles of Ultrasound-guided Intervention
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Ultrasound-guided Localisation Techniques

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.


What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Further Mammographic Views
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections


What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit:


More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

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

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE elfh news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

New COVID-19 e-learning on recovery and rehabilitation available

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it is recognised that those who recover from the virus often continue to display a range of physical and psychological symptoms that require therapy and support.

This interactive elearning programme aims to provide health and care staff, including Allied Health Professionals, fitness professionals and carers with strategies and techniques to manage key symptoms experienced by people recovering from COVID-19.

Four 20-minute elearning sessions cover breathlessness, exercise, cough and fatigue, with knowledge checks occurring at key points. Although the sessions interconnect, they can be completed as individual modules.

On completion of the sessions, a certificate can be downloaded. The programme is also included in the continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio for health and care staff.

More information about the programme

This work was commissioned by Health Education England in collaboration with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation department at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The authors bring wide and diverse knowledge and experience to the COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation elearning, which aided the development of a high-quality elearning programme, that can be used by a variety of health and care staff including carers. It is an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to learning that fully encompasses the ethos of rehabilitation.

Accessing the elearning

You can find the COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation elearning programme at:

New e-learning on tackling homelessness now available

Posted on: September 22nd, 2020 by Hannah Denness No Comments

A new elearning programme has been created to support the health and care workforce in tackling issues associated with homelessness.

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the programme.

Tackling Homelessness aims to aid colleagues in understanding the health impacts of homelessness, identifying different forms of homelessness, gaining practical steps to making a referral and highlighting ways organisations can implement the duty effectively.

The programme offers two elearning sessions:
Session 1 – All our Health Homelessness: This session provides an overview of the topic of homelessness to equip health and care professionals with the evidence, data and resources they need to take action on homelessness in your professional practice.
Session 2 – Duty to Refer for Frontline NHS staff: This session describes the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 duty to refer and provides practical steps to identify people experiencing homelessness. This includes information on how to obtain consent to make a referral to a local housing authority and the steps front-line staff and managers can take to implement the duty to refer.

The following organisations were also involved in developing this elearning: Pathway, Homeless Link, Doctors of the World, Crisis, St Mungo’s, Shelter, Queen’s Nursing Institute.
For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit:

COVID-19 e-learning programme update

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The elfh COVID-19 programme has now had 2.2 million session launches since it was launched in March 2020.

The programme remains free to access by people working in the NHS, the healthcare sector, the independent sector and social care. Our online learning resources have proved invaluable to new and existing staff, particularly where traditional learning environments have been unavailable.

Modules related to Coronavirus vary by profession and include:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO and BMJ
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Public Health England – Personal Protection Equipment
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Resources
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Resources for Primary and Social Care Setting, which includes Safety Netting Cancer Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for carers.
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

For more information about the programme, please visit:

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