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Updates to Level 1 Patient Safety Syllabus Training

Posted on: April 27th, 2023 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments


All NHS and healthcare staff can now access updates to the Patient Safety Syllabus training elearning sessions on the elfh portal which supports thinking differently about what patient safety means and making healthcare even safer.

The update to the content on Level 1 of the training includes improved usability, interactivity, and navigation and a certificate of completion.

Patient safety is a collective responsibility and a key priority for health and care. This training is available to anyone working in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales and supports the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, emphasising a proactive approach to identifying risks to safe care including:

  • Dealing with risks before they can cause harm
  • Working to create a positive patient safety culture
  • Building safer systems
  • Recognising everyone’s role in patient safety

More information about the Patient Safety Syllabus training and how to access to the elearning modules can be found here:


Stroke rehabilitation resource developed for the registered workforce

Posted on: April 26th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A course on stroke rehabilitation has been added to NHS England elearning for healthcare’s Stroke programme.

The course is designed to demonstrate that rehabilitation should continue outside of individual therapy sessions, if stroke survivors are to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Developed in partnership with NHS England’s Long-Term Conditions and Prevention team, it is aimed at the registered health and care workforce, which includes nursing staff and allied health professionals, and consists of 2 sessions:

Session 1 focuses on how you can support stroke survivors with eating, drinking, communicating, creating the right therapeutic environment and the importance of good mouthcare.

Session 2 focuses on your important role in 24-hour rehabilitation and how you can support stroke survivors with their upper limb, positioning, transferring and decision making. It also helps develop your understanding of perception and insight and how this can affect a stroke survivor.

For more information and to access the course, plus many other relevant resources, please visit the Stroke programme page.

e-GP elearning sessions now updated

Posted on: April 26th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

e-GP elearning sessions now updated

NHS England elearning for healthcare has worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to review and update 17 sessions within the e-GP elearning programme.

There are 4 updated sessions in the Being a General Practitioner course and other updates can be found in the following courses:

The sessions have been updated to reflect the current version of the RCGP Curriculum: Being a General Practitioner and any changes in clinical practice and guidelines that have been implemented since their last review. The sessions have also been updated to improve accessibility.

More than 57,000 GPs, nursing staff and allied health professionals have accessed e-GP and the sessions have been launched more than 795,000 times.

For more information and to access the revised resources, please visit the e-GP programme page.

Fundamentals of Safer Staffing elearning now available

Posted on: April 24th, 2023 by Nicola Kipling No Comments

The Fundamentals of Safter Staffing elearning programme has been designed in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer Safer Staffing Fellowship programme to provide an overview of the essential components required for nursing or midwifery staff planning, known as establishment setting.

It introduces the main principles and underpinning policy context and discusses the other considerations which need to be factored in. It describes the links with patient safety and quality care, staff deployment and what good governance looks like and there are a series of 6 modules which can be undertaken in any order for all healthcare staff, particularly nurses and midwives.

Dame Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England said, “as part of the ambition to build a workforce fit for the future, I am delighted to support the launch of this essential learning resource. This new elearning programme will provide all clinical managers and team leaders across our health and care systems with fundamental knowledge required to ensure a safe, sustainable and productive nursing and midwifery workforce.”

For more information and to access please visit the Fundamentals of Safer Staffing programme page.

4 sessions added to administrative triage programme

Posted on: April 20th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The Administrative Triage Using Digital Tools in General Practice programme has been updated with an additional 4 sessions.

Developed in partnership with NHS England and the Practice Managers Association, the programme supports general practice admin staff to design their practice workflow in sorting, signposting, and delivering
administrative triage. The sessions aim to support an inclusive approach to managing demand and workload in a general practice setting.

The resources each take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete and cover the following topics:

  • Effective communication techniques
  • Spotting and responding promptly to red flags
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy for patients and their carers and ensuring digital inclusion
  • Alerts and codes for reporting

The sessions focus on how administrative triage and online consultation systems can support your day-to-day practice. They complement the existing 5 sessions which cover topics including promotion and remote working, taking a patient through an online consultation and signposting.

For more information and to access the sessions please visit the Administrative Triage Using Digital Tools in General Practice programme page.

Learning Disability session added to All Our Health

Posted on: April 19th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The All Our Health elearning programme has been updated with a session on learning disabilities.

Developed by NHS England elearning for healthcare and the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, the resource will help colleagues to provide the best possible support for people with a learning disability and their families, throughout their lifetime.

The resource has been developed in response to latest figures which show that there are approximately 1.3 million people with a learning disability in England who tend to experience poorer physical and mental health and significant health inequalities compared to people without a learning disability.

To help address these inequalities, the session aims to help health, care and the wider public health workforce such as emergency, local authority and integrated care board staff:

  • understand the importance of specific activities and interventions that can affect the wellbeing of people who have a learning disability and their families
  • consider resources and services available locally to support individuals and their families to live more independent, healthier lives, for longer
  • promote holistic family wellbeing

The elearning also features helpful additional resources from organisations including the Royal College of Nursing and Skills for Health’s core capabilities framework for people with a learning disability .

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Learning Disability session within the All Our Health programme.

New sessions added to critical appraisal programme

Posted on: April 11th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

NHS Knowledge for Healthcare Learning Academy has partnered with NHS England’s elearning for healthcare to add 7 new sessions to the Critically Appraising the Evidence Base elearning programme.
Critical appraisal is the process of systematically evaluating and assessing research to check its quality, relevance and validity.

Essential to evidence-based practice, it helps enrich research and learning and can be applied in a range of circumstances, such as formal or informal research projects, professional development or while studying.

The new sessions complement the existing Introduction to Critical Appraisal session and provide an introduction to:

  • Health Inequalities
  • Critical Appraisal of Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Interpreting Results for Critical Appraisal
  • Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews
  • Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Studies
  • Critical Appraisal of Diagnostic Studies
  • Critical Appraisal Tools

By the end of the programme, learners will understand why critical appraisal is important for study, research and professional development. Learners are also encouraged to provide feedback on the programme via the evaluation survey.

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Critically Appraising the Evidence Base programme page.

New programme on Complex Clinical Reasoning now available

Posted on: April 11th, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

NHS England elearning for healthcare has worked in partnership with University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop a new elearning programme on complex clinical reasoning.

To safely and effectively assess, treat and manage people in our complex health system, it is essential for professionals to use complex clinical reasoning and decision-making skills.

The new Complex Clinical Reasoning elearning programme aims to support clinicians working along the continuum of enhanced to advanced practice, who want to learn about the complexities of clinical reasoning across the NHS to develop key knowledge around the clinical reasoning process, including how to implement this in clinical practice.

This programme will be of value to many practitioners wanting to expand their field of clinical reasoning during the progression of their careers along the continuum of enhanced to advanced level practice. It has been designed to run in parallel with supervision in practice for developing clinical reasoning skills in both the elearning and clinically based components of the programme’s learning advanced practice supervision and contains a detailed supervisor guidance pack to enable further critical thinking and reflection.

The programme consists of 9 elearning sessions in total, which can be accessed in any order or timeframe.

Each session sets out clear aims to help learners grow confidence in the clinical reasoning process. This includes, identifying examples of clinical reasoning strategies, describing new and outdated clinical reasoning frameworks and explaining the benefits associated with a multi-professional approach.

Upon completion of the programme, both learners and supervisors can print evidence of achievement to include within their portfolios.

For more information and to access the programme, please visit the Complex Clinical Reasoning programme page.

Support for patients with long-term conditions: Foundation update (April 2023)

Posted on: April 3rd, 2023 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

Welcome to your April 2023 update from the Foundation elearning programme.

How good are you at helping patients with long term conditions (chronic disease) after they leave hospital?

From the impact of these conditions on daily living, to the ability to self-care and the management of conditions in the community, this month’s update covers key themes around care and support planning for people being discharged from hospital.


The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:

FPC 1: Clinical Assessment

FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation

FPC 3: Holistic Planning

FPC 4: Communication and Care

FPC 5: Continuity of Care

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with NHS England elearning for healthcare (NHSE elfh), and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

The Foundation programme has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please log in to the programme page to view more.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training: https://www.elfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

An evaluation survey is also available to capture feedback on these sessions.

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