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New Eye-Site e-learning session

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to develop two new sessions that have been added to the Eye-Site elearning programme.

Eye-Site 13 – Advanced Phacoemulsification

This elearning course is aimed at those surgeons who have completed the intermediate course and are at the stage of taking on more complex cataract challenges. This includes looking at the phacodynamics of modern phaco machines and how that has improved over recent years and how this can be applied to more complex cases. The rest of the module relates to complications management for various stages of the operation and how intra-operative decisions can make a big difference to outcomes. Intraocular lenses (IOL) exchange is also discussed regarding its relationship with the indications for exchange and problems arising from modern IOL design.

Eye-Site 17 – Retinopathy of Prematurity

This course is a competency and revision package for all regular and occasional Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screeners. It covers four main topics in ROP:

1) Pathogenesis and risk factors for ROP

2) Screening criteria and how to screen for ROP

3) How to grade ROP and when to refer

4) Treatment strategies for ROP.

Within the course there is a link to the interactive American Academy of Ophthalmology ROP case-based training website.

For more information about the elearning programme, including details on how to access the learning, visit:

Children's Oral Health e-learning programme now live

Posted on: February 7th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the Faculty of Dental Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons and UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital to develop a new Children’s Oral Health elearning programme.

This free elearning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public.

Children’s Oral Health Advice programme aims to help learners support children to maintain good oral health. It covers the main causes of tooth decay and simple actions that can be taken to prevent the problem. It also explains when a child’s primary (baby) and adult (permanent) teeth start to appear, and what you should do if a tooth is knocked out. By the end of the session users will have developed their knowledge of oral health and be more confident in providing children’s oral health advice.

The programme consists of one elearning session that will take about 20 minutes to complete with a number of self-assessment questions throughout the learning which enable understanding of the key points to be checked.

Further elearning sessions are planned for 2019 to support the understanding of children’s oral health advice for the health and care workforce.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access it visit:

The elearning assessment is available on the elfh Hub and via AICC links.

Animation and careers resource for AHPs launched

Posted on: February 6th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE’s Allied Health Professionals (AHP) team and elearning for healthcare (elfh) have developed a new animation and careers resource that aims to inspire, motivate and unleash the often-untapped talent of AHPs across the country.

The careers resource includes eight potential areas for career development. Within each area, it provides a wealth of information to highlight the wide range of career development options, all whilst continuing to work clinically if desired.

AHP colleagues taking different career journeys from across the 14 disciplines appear on film. Visit the resource to find out what has helped them, how they have overcome barriers and what they enjoy most about their work.

Take a look and venture into the universe of opportunities that could help shape AHPs’ career paths allowing them to make an even bigger impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

The careers resource is hosted on the HEE elfh website and can be accessed here: .

Managing frequent A&E attenders e-learning now live

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

HEE elearning for healthcare has worked with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of General Practitioners to produce a resource on managing frequent A&E attenders.

The bite-sized course takes around 20 minutes to complete and will equip learners with the knowledge to apply reflective practice in their day-to-day work with patients. It seeks to empower A&E staff to focus on what they do best; treating patients and saving lives.

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit:

Updates planned to Statutory and Mandatory e-learning programme

Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

In 2017, Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) launched a series of elearning sessions and assessments called Statutory and Mandatory Training, which was based on learning outcomes outlined in the Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework.

In response to user feedback, HEE elfh is re-designing the elearning sessions and eAssessments to be combined into a single package to enable users to easily access both the knowledge content and e-Assessment in one session.  As part of this update to the Statutory and Mandatory Training programme, HEE elfh is also updating the Data Security Awareness Level 1 session and eAssessment to include General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and social care updates.

The new programme will be made available from mid-October 2018.

If you are part way through completing these programmes, please be aware that the previous courses will remain accessible within an archive folder until 31 March 2019,   enabling users and local administrators to access historic certificates and report on learning history.

If you have any questions about the changes to this programme, please contact HEE elfh.

Public Health Intelligence programme now live

Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

An elearning programme that introduces the basic principles of using data and information to understand the health and wellbeing of the public is now available.

Public Health Intelligence will introduce learners to concepts of health, definitions of public health, population measures, uncertainty and statistical significance and how to use this to make informed decisions and apply intelligence to gain understanding of population need.

The programme supports the increased use of Public Health England’s (PHE) data and intelligence tools, and its wider training programmes.

It has been developed by PHE’s Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service to support the classroom-based foundation and intermediate level training courses and completion of this elearning programme is compulsory for all staff taking either of these courses.

More information about the courses, including booking information is available here:

Updated pain management e-learning programme

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

The elearning programme “e-PAIN” that was developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, The British Pain Society and Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) is the place to start for anyone working in the NHS who wishes to better understand and manage pain.

e-PAIN is a multidisciplinary programme based on the International Association for the Study of Pain’s recommended multidisciplinary curriculum for healthcare professionals learning about pain management. Registration to the programme is free to all NHS staff members.

e-PAIN uniquely distils the knowledge of a range of professionals into 12 modules made up of interactive sessions to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary audience. The modules cover knowledge ranging from how to manage acute pain well, through to in-depth learning about common pain conditions and moves on to cover how to manage pain in specialist areas, such as pain in cancer or pain in childhood.

e-PAIN is current, up to date and presented in an interactive way to make both basic and specialist knowledge accessible.

Any e-PAIN module can be completed stand alone and a downloadable certificate is available upon completion of each module. Most sessions take on average 30 minutes to complete and each module has on average five sessions.

For more information about the elearning programme and for details of how to access the programme visit:

Paediatric Surgery e-learning programme now live

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

An elearning resource for trainee paediatric surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in the surgical care of children is now available.

The Paediatric Surgery programme aims to provide an overview for healthcare professionals working in primary, secondary and tertiary care involved in the surgical care of children. The programme is compiled of three modules which cover the following topics: Introduction to Paediatric Surgery; General Surgery of Childhood and Specialist Paediatric Surgery. Modules are interactive and structured so the learner focuses on key objectives within each subject.

The programme has been developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

The elearning programme is available to access via the elfh Hub and ESR. AICC links are also available for this programme. Please email for more details.

For more information about the programme please visit:

e-LfH and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. To align with these regulations we have updated our terms and conditions which references Health Education England’s (HEE) Privacy Notice.

Why we collect your data

We collect your data to enable us to create an account for you allowing you access to our elearning programmes and other related systems. Your account profile data, including your place of work, is necessary for reporting purposes.

How we collect your data

We do this at the time of registration for your account and whenever you update your account profile.

We may share your data

We may share data with your organisation via our Administrator Place of Work Reporting e.g. a Trust, Foundation School or company depending on your role. Note that permissions for administrators at your organisation to run activity reports are only granted once they have been verified.

Sharing data to other external systems is only done once we receive explicit consent from you. For example, if you are linking your learning activity to an ePortfolio, then we will ask your permission.

We will never sell your data or pass it on for commercial gain in any way.

Know your rights

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have many rights regarding your personal data, including seeing what data we hold for you, your right for erasure and also withdrawing consent of data processing. Note that withdrawing consent will result in your account being anonymised and access to the elfh Hub removed.

Click here to view our updated Terms and Conditions which includes a link to Health Education England’s (HEE) Privacy Notice

If you have any queries relating to GDPR including request for erasure and withdrawing consent, please contact us at

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