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New e-learning launched on principles of safety and risk

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

NHS Digital, in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), has developed an elearning programme on safety, risk management and risk mitigation.

The elearning resource is designed to support health and social care organisations and manufacturers of Health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation, all within the context of Health IT by implementing the safety standards, SCCI 0129 and SCCI 0160.

The safety standards provide a framework that supports a systematic approach to clinical risk management during the development and use of Health IT systems. The standards establish the need for organisations to establish a clinical safety case to support the development and use of such systems.

The core course comprise seven sessions and one assessment session as follows:

  • Session 1 – Introduction to Clinical Safety and Safety Standards
  • Session 2 – Clinical Risk Management System
  • Session 3 – Clinical Risk Management Process: Activities
  • Session 4 – Clinical Risk Management Process: Deliverables
  • Session 5 – Hazard Assessment
  • Session 6 – Deployment, Use and Decommissioning
  • Session 7 – Clinical Safety Incidents
  • Session 8 – Assessment Module

In addition there are two ‘best practice guidelines’ sessions that are designed for health and social care organisations as follows:

  • Session 1 – Telehealth
  • Session 2 – Safety Critical Systems

The elearning is supplemented by a one day class-based course which will provide the knowledge and tools to support compliance with the safety standards and empower clinical safety officers to sign off and approve safety documentation.

For more information and to access the elearning programme for free click

e-Learning for overseas visitor cost recovery

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with the Department of Health to develop an elearning programme for NHS staff directly involved in the process of recovering treatment costs from overseas visitors and migrants.

The Department of Health is working to improve the systems for charging overseas visitors and migrants for their NHS healthcare in England. The principle that the NHS is free at the point of delivery for residents will not be undermined by this work. The aim is to support and reinforce the principle of fairness by ensuring that everyone who can should contribute to the cost of the NHS.

The elearning is also relevant for staff who want to learn more about the charging rules and their role in supporting their NHS Trust to implement them. There are sessions that are targeted for specific audiences, including overseas visitor managers, frontline staff and clinicians.

The elearning is designed to support NHS organisations in their implementation of the Charging Regulations.

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To access the elearning click here.

New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an elearning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

The elearning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice. The elearning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.

There are eight sessions of elearning that cover:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Principles of decision making in healthcare
  • Changing clinical practice
  • Audit and feedback.

The elearning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals.

The elearning will help users to follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine, make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way, understand, identify and overcome barriers to change as well as conduct an audit and provide feedback.

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, said: “We are delighted that these important educational resources are now available to users. Our ‘evidence into practice’ elearning modules will be invaluable to anyone looking for real-life, practical advice on putting evidence-based medicine into practice. I’d urge anyone, whether you’re a medical undergraduate or a clinician who’s been practising for years, to use these free modules to bridge the gap between understanding evidence-based medicine and knowing how to use it effectively to drive up standards of care.”

To access the elearning for free visit:

TEL News - September

Posted on: October 4th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

TEL News is your monthly update keeping you up to speed with all that is Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in Healthcare. TEL NEWs includes information from Health Education England’s (HEE) TEL Programme team, the elearning for healthcare Programme, elearning and Simulation Leads across the local offices and other updates we think you’ll find useful.

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

New MRI safety training – volunteers required

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

The author of a new MRI safety course, which has been developed in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), which could prevent injuries and save lives by reducing adverse incidents, is calling for volunteers to take part in a pilot of ‘Managing Patients Undergoing Anaesthesia in the MRI Unit’.

Barbara Nugent, a team leader at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and a project lead for MRI safety at NHS Education for Scotland, has been actively trying to create a global database of MRI adverse events. The evidence compiled supports the need for introducing minimum levels of safety education to the MRI workforce. To satisfy this requirement some of this data has been used to reinforce the need for elearning modules for MRI staff at the frontline of MRI safety: including radiographers, radiologists, physicists and clinical scientists.

Developed in collaboration with Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) programme and with the support of other professional bodies and organisations across the UK (SCoR, BAMRR, MRAG, IPEM (MRSIG), MHRA, BIR, RCR, HFS, AAGBI and ISMRM) the first module of the MRI safety course is now ready to be tested.

Once this first module has been evaluated, it is intended to be one of a suite of online MRI Safety Programme learning modules designed to share fundamental MRI safety knowledge while also developing professional expertise in the areas of:

  • MRI safety hazards and risk management
  • MRI safety guidelines and legislation
  • MRI adverse incident management and reporting

For more information about the MRI Safety elearning session and to evaluate the pilot please click

Healthy Child Programme

Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

We are delighted to announce that the oral health promotion session of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) on Health Education England’s elearning for Healthcare platform has been updated with new content and video. The resource is aimed at the early years workforce including health visitors, nurses and the child health team working with pregnancy and the first five years of life. The interactive oral health session aims to enhance the knowledge and skills regarding oral health and the factors that predispose to poor oral health. Promoting oral health in the infant and young child forms an integral part of this session.

The session, entitled ‘Dental Health Promotion’, was originally developed by RCPCH and Health Education England’s elearning for Healthcare programme as part of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP). The update to the session was commissioned by Public Health England and a working group which included oral health, public health and health professionals was set up to review the current content and update it to reflect the most recent evidence base Delivering better oral health (PHE, 2014) and provide a public health and preventive focus. A video to support the tooth brushing is also available within the elearning resource which focuses on a health visitor giving key oral health messages and how to establish and maintain tooth brushing to the parents of babies and young children. Access the updated session here:

Business Continuity

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

A new elearning resource has been developed to provide learners with an introduction to Business Continuity.

Business Continuity is often described as ‘just common sense’. It is about taking responsibility for the organisational business and enabling it to remain on course whatever the situation.

Business Continuity is about building and improving organisational resilience, it’s about identifying our key services and the most urgent activities that underpin them.

This short elearning course covers what Business Continuity is, what action you should take in the event of an incident, case studies and more.

To access the elearning programme visit:

Widening the access of HEE e-LfH resources

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has added the elfh Hub and its thousands of elearning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources to make it easier for certain groups of the health and social care workforce to access elfh’s elearning.

HEE elfh works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing elearning to educate and train the health and social care workforce.

HEE elfh’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.

OpenAthens is a service that allows people to access a series of online resources free of charge with just a single OpenAthens account.

The OpenAthens eligibility criteria, which are managed by NICE, cover anyone working directly with NHS patients and anyone working directly on the development and/or delivery of training materials for either NHS staff or NHS patients within an organisation that provides NHS-commissioned care or commissions care for NHS patients in England. This includes charities, voluntary organisations, local authorities, arm’s length bodies and healthcare students.

For more detailed information on the eligibility criteria please visit:

To register for an OpenAthens account please visit: or for more information about accessing elfh resources via OpenAthens visit:

Image Interpretation launches multiple choice quizzes

Posted on: September 1st, 2016 by Frankie No Comments

The elearning for Health Image Interpretation programme is currently developing Multiple Choice quizzes (MCQs) for specific modules.

Click the following link to access our full publication: Image Interpretation.

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