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Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST)

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop an e-learning programme to support maternity and emergency teams treating unexpectedly unwell babies in community settings.

The Midwifery Identification, Stabilisation and Transfer of the Sick Newborn (MIST) programme is aimed at midwifery and ambulance colleagues to support the treatment plan for newborn babies who are, or have the potential to become, unwell following delivery in a community setting. The resources are designed to equip maternity and emergency teams with the knowledge required to extend care beyond the first minutes after birth, up to and including handover to the neonatal team.

The programme consists of four e-learning sessions and covers several clinical scenarios from normal health to significant illness. It is expected that by completing all four sessions within this programme, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Recognise normal and abnormal infant colour (anaemia and cyanosis)
  • Recognise normal and abnormal feeding patterns and abdominal signs
  • Support an infant born unexpectedly preterm
  • Support a baby born in an unexpectedly poor condition.

Each session will cover identification, management including stabilisation and communication, and transfer to a neonatal unit.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the e-learning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/midwifery-identification-stabilisation-and-transfer-of-the-sick-newborn/.

e-Learning to help people living in cold homes

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Around three million people in England live in homes that are too cold. The health effects are enormous – people can end up visiting their GP more, being admitted to hospital, becoming depressed, or even dying because they are just not warm enough at home.

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to develop the Helping People Living in Cold Homes e-learning programme for health and care professionals.

The e-learning resource supports health and social care professionals to put National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance into practice.

Aimed at health and care staff who undertake home visits, the resource provides information on local services that can assist people living in cold homes, such as installing insulation, improving heating systems or helping reduce energy bills.

It also helps people spot the signs of a cold home – including less obvious ones.

With this information, staff can have a conversation with people whose health may be affected by being too cold at home, and signpost them to the relevant local services.

For more information about the e-learning programme, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/cold-homes/.

New Radiation Protection for Vascular Surgeons e-learning programme now live

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) to develop a programme designed to raise awareness amongst the vascular surgery community of the hazards associated with exposure to ionising radiation.

The programme, which takes into account the latest changes in safety legislation, is aimed at vascular surgery trainees and will also benefit more experienced surgeons.

The eight e-learning sessions include principles of ionising radiation, patient safety regulations and preoperative contrast imaging. Each session takes around 30 minutes to complete and includes assessment questions.

The course has been accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England for up to 4.0 CPD points.

You can access the e-learning here: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiation-protection-for-vascular-surgeons/

Foundation programme - November 2019 update

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Welcome to your November 2019 update about the Foundation e-learning programme that has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free e-learning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the Foundation e-learning programme: Professional Capability: 19 Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice; the drive for quality in the NHS has patient safety at its heart. The e-learning sessions concentrate on safe practice and what to do when things go wrong. It begins with an interactive case study where you diagnose and treat a patient, then evaluate your management plan. Moving on, you examine safe personal working practices when treating patients. You look at the management of febrile illnesses, infection control and disease notification. The focus then shifts to the importance of maintaining your own health, both physical and mental. Finally, you will look at the building blocks that support quality and safety in the NHS, including how to raise concerns about patient safety, team working, clinical governance, patient outcome and experience.


  • Safe Practice the Doctors Perspective
  • Human factors and analysis of adverse events
  • Medical Error: When Things Go Wrong
  • Hospital Acquired Fever: What to do if MRSA Positive
  • Hospital Acquired Fever with MRSA: What to do Next
  • Infection Control: Diarrhoea in an Inpatient
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Infection Control: Modes of Transmission
  • Disease Notification
  • Stress – Mental Health
  • Health (Blood Borne Infection) and Handling Stress
  • An Underperforming Colleague – What To Do
  • Stress – Bullying
  • Introduction to Patient Safety
  • Quality and Safety in the NHS
  • Raising Concerns About Patient Safety
  • Team Working and Patient Safety
  • Clinical Governance
  • Outcomes and Patient Experience
  • Handling Complaints
  • 03_03 Errors and Experiences in Healthcare
  • 03_04 Minimising Risk in Healthcare Organisations

You can sign in to the e-learning with your login supplied by e-LfH at the beginning of your foundation training: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/foundation-programme/.

Career Planning for Foundation doctors

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has recently revised and updated its popular e-learning course to help Foundation doctors make informed career choices and effective applications for future career steps. The revision has been in response to user feedback and incorporates new values and skills exercises as well as a comprehensive case study following a Foundation doctor’s career planning journey.

This course was the first in a number of bespoke career planning courses developed for healthcare professionals within the HEE e-LfH career planning programme and has been widely used by Foundation trainees. If you are a doctor who has completed the previous version of this course, there is no need to complete the revised version as the content is very similar.

The course provides Foundation doctors with a deeper level of understanding of how to ensure future career planning is informed, realistic and robust. It is based around the following five sessions:

Introduction which provides an overview to the course:

  • Self-awareness which includes reflecting on values, work preferences, skills interests, personality and career stressors
  • Career exploration which includes consideration and research of career options available as well as developing effective networks
  • Arriving at your decision which focuses on decision making types and methods as well as how to check the robustness of career decisions
  • Next Steps which offers advice, information and examples on CV development, job applications and preparing for interviews as well as effective action planning

For each session, learners have the opportunity to compile a distinctive, thorough personal portfolio of research, exercises and reflections contained in downloadable workbooks. The learning gained from both undertaking the sessions and completing workbook exercises can be particularly useful in supporting job applications and interviews.

Other courses available through the HEE e-LfH Career Planning programme include:

  • Career Planning for Core Doctors (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry)
  • Career Planning for Pre-Registration/ Foundation pharmacists
  • Supporting Career Conversations for Educators
  • Career Planning for Health Care Scientists (coming soon).

For more information about these courses visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/career-planning-for-healthcare-professionals/.

Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) updates

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Award-winning R-ITI is one of the largest e-learning resources in the world, with more than 560 hours of e-learning and around 800 e-learning sessions. The following modules have been updated and republished recently:

  • Muscoskeletal and trauma: diaphyseal sclerosis
  • Neuroradiology: degenerative lumbar spine disease
  • Radionuclide radiology: introduction to nuclear medicine infection imaging; infection 2 and lymphoma 18F FDG PET-CT study

R-ITI was developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare in collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists.
Please go to https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiology/ or contact Project Manager Jasmine Deol, Project Manager, on jasmine.deol@e-lfh.org.uk for more information.

Help us with the development of the Population Wellbeing Portal

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Earlier in the year Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) launched the Population Wellbeing Portal (PWP). The PWP offers free access to education, training and professional development resources, to help deliver improvements in public health and prevention. The portal provides a central location for numerous e-learning resources, reading material, guidance, toolkits and videos, factsheets and many more resources relating to population health.

HEE e-LfH is now looking for feedback from users of the portal to help support the development of this resource. If you have used the portal, we would really appreciate it if you could fill out a survey to share your thoughts, suggestions for improvement, and ideas for future content. The short survey should take less than five minutes to complete and feedback will be very beneficial for the development of the PWP.


For more information about this piece of work please email tel@hee.nhs.uk. The survey closes on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Simulation-based Education design toolkit now live

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has added a Simulation-based Education design toolkit to its simulation faculty development resources.

The design toolkit includes videos and development resources including the Integrated Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning Design Framework worksheet, example scenarios and workshop activity cards. The resources promote discussion about inclusivity, scalability and sustainability of simulation and technology enhanced learning in healthcare. Learning is consolidated through the completion of exercises and reflections contained in an editable and printable workbook, which may be used as evidence of continued professional development.

The other resources that form part of the simulation faculty development resources include:

  • Introduction to Simulation-based Education
  • Educational Theory and Practice for Simulation-based Education
  • Delivering Simulation-based Education Scenarios
  • Debriefing Simulation-based Education Events
  • An Introduction to Human Factors and Patient Safety.

A project is currently underway with Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and HEE’s Technology Enhanced Learning Programme to pilot and evaluate the NHET-Sim faculty development programme. If successful, a full integration of this e-learning programme will be undertaken.

For more information about the Simulation Faculty Development resources, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/simulation-faculty-development/.

New e-learning session added to Sexual Health and HIV programme

Posted on: October 10th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

A new e-learning session on chemsex is now available as part of Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare’s (HEE e-LfH) Sexual Health and HIV (eHIV-STI) programme.

Chemsex can be described as sex whilst under the influence of drugs that have been taken immediately before or during a sexual session. The most frequently reported drugs (referred to as ‘chems’) used are Mephedrone, GHB and Methamphetamine.

Problematic use of these ‘chems’ is increasingly being identified in UK sexual health clinics and is a risk factor for the acquisition of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

The e-learning’s lead authors Dr Andrew Tomkins, consultant in Sexual Health and HIV in Chester Sexual Health services, and Dr Chris Ward, consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, have worked with colleagues in Genitourinary Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry to develop the session which is available here.

eHIV-STI has been developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), the Royal College of Physicians, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in partnership with HEE e-LfH.

Further e-learning sessions on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP), Diagnosing Mycoplasma Genitalium, Transgender Sexual Health and Domestic Violence, are currently in development.

For more information about the new session please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/sexual-health-and-hiv/

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