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New elearning on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Posted on: May 23rd, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Healthcare professionals, carers and anyone interested in increasing their understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) can access a new elearning resource.

This e-learning programme has been developed in collaboration with patient groups and the Department of Health and Social Care and aims to enhance knowledge and support for individuals living with ME/CFS.

Session one aims to provide an overview suitable for all clinicians, MDT, service users, families, support providers.

The programme also aims to:

  • highlight the variability in patient experiences and the impact on individuals and their families
  • encourage the adoption of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • highlight the importance of pacing, symptom management, and supportive networks

There will be three sessions released, each with a different focus.

The first session, Introduction to ME/CFS is accessible to all and is an introduction to the complex nature of ME/CFS. The session explains what ME/CFS is, discusses the potential causes and diagnostic challenges and provides an overview of possible management strategies.

The second and third sessions will be published soon and are aimed at primary and secondary care clinicians. They focus on the management of ME/CFS, treatment recommendations and pharmacological solutions.

It is estimated that over 250,000 people in the UK are living with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Despite these figures, there are still many misconceptions around ME/CFS, and the patients suffer from prolonged diagnosis and stigma.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the programme page.


Specialist patient safety elearning launched for maternity workforce

Posted on: May 22nd, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Maternity professionals in health and care can now access new modules of the Patient Safety Syllabus training elearning sessions on the elfh portal which have been tailored to support the specific needs of their profession. 

The training supports thinking differently about what patient safety means and making healthcare even safer with patient safety case studies covering good practice, human factors, risk, systems thinking and safety culture. There is a certificate of completion for each case study. 

Content for both Levels 1 and 2 of the syllabus training have been updated and include improvements to usability, interactivity, and navigation and a certificate of completion and five sector specific patient safety case studies in total for Mental Health, Maternity, Healthcare mangers and administrative staff care, Primary Care and Acute Care. 

All updates to the content and functionality have been made in response to feedback from users. There is also a self-assessment for the Access to Practice module which learners must pass to move on to the sector-specific sessions and a Certificate of completion for each case study area. 

Patient safety is a collective responsibility and a key priority for health and care. This training is available to anyone NHS and Health care staff and supports the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, emphasising a proactive approach to identifying risks to safe care.  

Maternity session content covers: 

  • Maternity care in the NHS  
  • How safe is maternity care  
  • Where does it go wrong for babies, mothers and families in maternity care?  
  • Systems thinking in maternity care  
  • Risk management in maternity care  
  • Human factors in maternity care  
  • Safety culture in maternity care – get a conversation started  

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

Neonatal airway management now supported with new elearning 

Posted on: May 21st, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

A new elearning programme on managing neonatal airways has now been added to the NHS Learning Hub. 

Successful management of the neonatal airway is an essential skill during resuscitation and respiratory deterioration of babies. Managing the airway in this age group is particularly challenging due to several factors including the size and immaturity of babies’ airways and respiratory systems, plus the availability of appropriately sized airway equipment. 

This first module, developed by NHS England elearning for healthcare and the British Association of Perinatal Medicine, explores the importance of premedication in preparation for neonatal intubation and considers the effects and potential side-effects of the drugs used for this purpose.  

It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is aimed primarily at paediatric and neonatal medical staff and neonatal pharmacists.  

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



Reasonable Adjustment Digital Flag training now available 

Posted on: May 20th, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Colleagues working across health and social care services can now access free training to implement the Reasonable Adjustment Digital Flag – helping it to become part of a standard approach to treatment. 

 The Reasonable Adjustment Digital Flag is a national record held on the Spine (National Care Records Service). It enables staff to record, share and view details of any reasonable adjustment that a person may need, wherever they are accessing health or care services.  

The new online training takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete and will help colleagues to address health inequalities and make a real difference to the lives of people living with a disability or impairment. 

Reasonable adjustments enable fair and equitable access to services and are the responsibility of everyone working in health and social care. The training explains how the digital flag supports everybody to deliver their obligations under both the Equality Act (2010), and the Information Standard that was published under the Health and Social Care Act.  

It may be helpful to consider undertaking this learning alongside The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism, as well as sessions on the Accessible Information Standard and Mental Capacity Act. 

Visit the NHS Learning Hub to find out more and to access the training for free. 



Effective team working: Foundation update (May 2024)  

Posted on: May 20th, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Welcome to your May 2024 update from the Foundation elearning programme.   

Throughout your career you will work in a team and sometimes that teamwork will cross traditional boundaries. It’s worth taking time to consider effective ways of working with other teams across secondary and primary care. The sessions highlighted in this month’s update cover the basics of cross boundary working: 

The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:   

FPC 2: Clinical Prioritisation  

FPC 3: Holistic Planning 

FPC 4: Communication and Care 

FPC5: Continuity of Care 

FPC6: Sharing the Vision 



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 online training 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. 

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. 

Final modules of Becoming Simulation Faculty launched

Posted on: May 8th, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

NHS England’s Technology Enhanced Learning team has launched the final elearning modules of Becoming Simulation Faculty (BSF), a national blended learning programme to support the professional development of simulation educators, practitioners, technicians, and managers in health and care.    

BSF is a national approach to simulation faculty development, enhancing professional capabilities and supporting continual professional development of multi-disciplinary teams. It has been co-designed and authored in collaboration with experts across the UK simulation community.  

The programme enables delivery of key targets in the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan by supporting educators to increase their impact, confidence and capabilities when designing, developing and delivering modern methods in simulation. This includes using immersive learning technologies and blended learning approaches which are critical to underpin growth in education capacity and ensuring equitable access to learning and enhancing simulation and immersive learning practices at scale.   

It also aligns with the Educator Workforce Strategy, and the National Safety Syllabus, supporting hybrid education and workforce development, and high-quality, safe care delivery.   

The programme is running a core course (6 theory-based online elearning topics and a face-to-face workshop) throughout 2024, and from 2025 will include advanced learning opportunities.  

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New type 2 diabetes elearning supports better treatment and outcomes for children and young people  

Posted on: May 8th, 2024 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

A new elearning programme about managing type 2 diabetes in children and young people (CYP) has been developed for healthcare staff. 

It aims to help increase awareness of how best to care for CYP with type 2 diabetes which should improve their longer-term health. 

The resource features six sessions covering a range of topics including diagnosis, glucose monitoring, complications and pharmaceutical and psychological interventions. 

It has been developed by elearning for healthcare, NHS England and the CYP Diabetes Network after data showed an increase in the number of CYP being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Despite this increase, type 2 diabetes is considered a relatively rare condition in paediatrics – in 2019/20, 58 per cent of paediatric diabetes units managed fewer than six children with type 2 diabetes – paediatric teams are often not familiar with the more progressive nature of early onset type 2 diabetes and the need for early intervention and aggressive treatment.   

The training will therefore allow learners to refresh and further increase their skills in managing type 2 diabetes and help them to keep up to date with the latest treatments and guidance. 

Each session takes about 30 minutes to complete and is primarily aimed at staff working in specialist children and young adult diabetes services. It would also be useful for doctors, consultants, nurses, dietitians, psychology staff and youth workers. 

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Young People programme page. 

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