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Our story

Our Story_elfhelearning for healthcare was formed in April 2007 to deliver a range of programmes, after a successful pilot with the Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) which generated a model for the future delivery of generic and professional healthcare training.
In 2013, elfh transitioned across to Health Education England and continues to work in partnership to develop elearning programmes to support the health and care workforce.

elfh is now in the process of delivering or developing more than 400 elearning programmes in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England.

The benefits of using elfh

These two films highlight the benefits of working with us to develop elearning for the health and care workforce and positive outcomes for learners using the platform. The range of interviewees, from our existing partner organisations, reflects the diversity of our elearning content.

To find out more about how HEE elfh can support learning and development watch our film below.

If you’re interested in working with HEE elfh to develop elearning content, watch our film below and contact tel@hee.nhs.uk for more details.


  • “I encourage everyone to make full use of these professional COVID-19 resources......

    “I encourage everyone to make full use of these professional COVID-19 resources. It is vital that staff feel that they are supported and that employers have the right procedures in place to offer all the help that may be needed.” – Simon Gregory, Deputy Medical Director, Primary and Integrated Care, HEE

  • “A very timely resource for colleagues to review, easy to access......

    “A very timely resource for colleagues to review, easy to access and engage in” – elfh user, Associate lead nurse

  • “These resources are designed to provide carers with practical information......

    “These resources are designed to provide carers with practical information and details of where they can access further support, which is crucial now more than ever.” – Fatima Khan-Shah

  • “Congratulations and well done to @HEE_TEL on your successful......

    “Congratulations and well done to @HEE_TEL on your successful #coronavirus elearning programme giving support to doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in the ongoing pandemic.” – elfh user

  • “This is a great resource, with over 250 modules......

    “This is a great resource, with over 250 modules, to signpost staff towards!” – elfh user

  • “There are already many great resources available......

    “There are already many great resources available to access on a range of topics.” – elfh user

Ways to access elfh

In order to access the elfh programmes, you will need an elfh account. You can register by selecting the Register button below.

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Electronic Staff Record (ESR)

As well as our content being available on the elfh Hub, most of our content is also available via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

ESR provides a single point of access for all NHS staff with an ESR record to access national and local NHS elearning courses, flexibly and free of charge.

Accessing this elearning via ESR means that completions will transfer with the learner throughout their NHS career.

elfh elearning resources can be found within the ESR elearning catalogue here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you hold an NHS OpenAthens account you can select ‘Sign on with OpenAthens’ from the login page and link your OpenAthens and HEE elfh accounts.

If you do not hold an NHS OpenAthens account please contact us to check if you are eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto a specific programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies