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Respiratory Disease Toolkit is available

Posted on: April 13th, 2022 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

Aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan, the Respiratory Disease Toolkit includes a list of online resources to support all health and social care professionals and multi-disciplinary teams in gaining the appropriate level of knowledge, skills and experience they need, to deliver effective respiratory disease prevention and care to people with respiratory disease, and at risk of respiratory disease. You can read more about the toolkit, including how to access it, by visiting the Respiratory Disease programme page.

New Recognising and Managing Deterioration e-learning programme launched

Posted on: December 4th, 2020 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with London South Bank University and Bournemouth University, to develop a new, free elearning programme to support health and social care professionals working in clinical environments where patients could physically deteriorate.

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme is an elearning resource offered at two levels, universal and advanced, to reflect the participant’s experience and clinical setting. This resource is structured around the ABCDE assessment tool and allows participants to revise their anatomy and physiology, develop their skills and knowledge in the assessment process to recognise deterioration and manage the findings within the scope of their clinical role.

Changes to vital signs, behaviour and mental state often occur before a serious event, such as cardiac arrest. Being able to recognise and act on these changes are essential skills to improving patient safety and outcomes. A range of resources are available in this elearning programme to support the workforce and organisations in ensuring staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to recognise and manage deterioration in adult patients.

How to access the elearning
The Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning programme is available to the health and care workforce via the elearning for healthcare Hub.

You can learn more about the elearning resources on the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.

September update – new e-learning sessions for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians are available

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the fifth monthly update about the programme.

elearning sessions are part of the NBIA’s aim to provide online learning to complement face-to-face clinical training.  The sessions are designed to support trainees in breast imaging and to provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) resources for all qualified staff.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to launch in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


What’s new?

There are over 75 NBIA elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The eleven latest sessions include:

  • Advanced Ultrasound Techniques 2: Microbubbles
  • Assessment of Risk of Breast Cancer and How This Determines Management
  • Day in the Life of a Breast Clinician
  • Day in the Life of a Histopathologist
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (Physics and Technique)
  • Mammographic Interpretation – Skin and Systemic Abnormalities
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Mammography
  • Principles of Ultrasound-guided Intervention
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
  • Ultrasound-guided Localisation Techniques

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.


What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Assessment for Mammographers
  • Clinical Evaluation and Management of Male Breast Disease
  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer
  • Further Mammographic Views
  • QA, Standards and Guidance
  • Ultrasound Interpretation – Cysts and Collections


What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.


More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including details on how to access the NBIA elearning sessions, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/national-breast-imaging-academy/.

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE elfh news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

New content added to the e-LPRAS programme

Posted on: July 1st, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to add new content to the elearning Programme for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (e-LPRAS).

e-LPRAS offers a wide range of sessions covering the knowledge-base of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and is aimed at plastic surgery trainees from speciality training year 3 (ST3) onwards. The elearning will also appeal to consultants, non-consultant career grades and allied health professionals who want to increase and update their knowledge base.

Six new sessions have been added to the programme and three existing sessions have been updated.

New sessions are:

  • Axillary Sampling and Axillary Clearance in Breast Cancer (within Module 6 – Breast and Chest Wall)
  • Dressings and Splintage Following Surgery for Burns (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Initial Management of Head and Neck Burns (Module 9 – Burns)
  • Liposuction in the Lower Limb (Module 8 – Lower Limb)
  • Median, Ulnar and Radial Nerve Blocks (Module 5 – Upper Limb)
  • Leg Ulcers (Module 8 – Lower Limb)

Updated sessions are:

  • Pyogenic Granuloma (within Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Skin Ulcers – Aetiology and Pathology (Module 1 – Essentials of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
  • Clinical Assessment of Burn Wound Depth (Module 9 – Burns)

For more information about the elearning programme and to access the sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/plastic-reconstructive-and-aesthetic-surgery/

How can a new radiology trainee approach the level of knowledge required to complete the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examinations and core radiology training?

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

The knowledge and skills required are broad, but the trainee is also required to know them in detail. Add to this the fact that much of this knowledge is new, as radiology, particularly the physics, is not well covered during medical school or foundation training. There is so much to cover, with so many possible resources out there. Books provide a lot of information, but can be difficult to digest and retain, and can become out of date quickly in such an ever-changing field. There are many online resources, but it is hard to know which to trust.

Dr Mark PhillipsThe Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists in collaboration with Health Education England elearning for healthcare to address this issue. I have used it throughout my training and have been successful in all of my FRCR exams on first attempt and have progressed from core training into sub-specialty training satisfactorily.

The R-ITI modules cover all the required knowledge of the curriculum, and practical skills such as procedures. The interactive nature makes them more engaging, which is essential for long revision sessions! They also undergo regular review and updates, so as to remain relevant.

If you are finding the prospect of tackling the entirety of the FRCR syllabus daunting, then I would highly recommend looking at the R-ITI modules on offer, as a way of breaking it down into more manageable blocks. Alternatively, you may have a specific topic in your subspecialty interest that you have been struggling with, in which case you may wish to check the R-ITI library for an interactive module to help you.

Whatever your need, check with R-ITI first.


For more information about R-ITI, including details on how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/radiology/.

Now live - Critical Care Intravenous Therapy e-learning programme

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has worked with Capital Nurse, Royal College of Nursing, the Critical Care Networks in North West London, North East and North Central London and South London to develop an elearning programme on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care.

The programme has been developed to deliver standardised teaching on the administration of intravenous (IV) medication in critical care, to reduce variation in teaching and reduce the need to repeat training for nurses and other healthcare practitioners (HCP).

The elearning delivers the theory component in the overall Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency process established in London. Successful completion of these elearning sessions will ensure nurses and HCPs are ready for their practical clinical assessment.

Once all elements of the competency are completed the holder of a Pan London Critical Care Intravenous Therapy competency will be able to administer IV medication without the requirement to repeat the entire assessment process.

The elearning programme has been developed for London-based nurses and HCPs delivering care and IV medications to critically ill and injured patients. Staff elsewhere in the country should consult their local critical care policies or education team to ensure this elearning package is recognised within local arrangements.

There are prerequisites and instructions for learners available here.

The course consists of six knowledge sessions and one eAssessment:

  • Intravenous Vasoactive Medication
  • Sedatives Analgesia and Paralysing Agents
  • Electrolytes
  • Antiarrhythmic Medication – Amiodarone
  • Other Important IV Medications
  • Communication and Human Factors
  • Critical Care IV Therapy – eAssessment

    For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/critical-care-intravenous-therapy/.

TEL News December 2019

Posted on: December 20th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

December’s issue of TEL News includes details of Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare’s surge in usage plus an update on the Learning Hub. There is also an announcement of a new elearning programme, Helping People Living in Cold Homes.

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

New content added to e-Endoscopy

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has been working with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Endoscopy elearning programme.

The e-Endoscopy programme provides an interactive learning resource for health professionals involved in the delivery of endoscopy services. The courses cover a range of subject areas that are linked to knowledge competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses and have been carefully aligned with existing recommendations for endoscopy training in the UK.

The new modules cover five sessions which form an essential part of the JETS workforce programme:

JETS workforce:

  • Patient Pre-assessment for GI Endoscopy
  • Infection Control
  • Role of Assistant and Diathermy
  • Improving Quality and Safety in Endoscopy
  • Decontamination Foundation

Over the coming months further sessions will be launched to support teaching in the following areas:

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Sub-specialties such as EUS
  • Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy (ISREE)

For more information about the Endoscopy programme please visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/endoscopy/.

NHS Project and Change Academy e-learning programme now live

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

Health Education England elearning for healthcare has developed an elearning programme for NHS staff about project and change management activities.

This suite of specially designed and selected modules aims to provide all NHS staff with a clear and consistent understanding of the fundamentals of project and change management activities to enable them to have a greater impact on delivering successful change.

These modules are just one method of building project and change capability within the NHS workforce and are available for anyone working in health and care. All modules may be of interest and benefit to those either at the beginning of their careers, or those who are currently in a project related role but do not hold official qualifications in this subject matter (non-project professionals).

All modules are aligned to professional body standards including the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Change Management Institute (CMI), Best Management Practice guides and government standards set by HM Treasury and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

This suite of core skills elearning modules forms part of a wider NHS Project Delivery Profession offering. For more information on the profession, join the community and head to the Capability Development Group.

The elearning programme includes the following modules:

  • Getting Started: Projects and Change
  • Key Ingredients for Project Success
  • Project Leadership: The Role of the Senior Responsible Owner
  • Introduction to Benefits Management
  • Introduction to Change Management

Each module should take between 30-40 minutes to complete and there is a short self-assessment at the end of each module.

For more information about the programme, including how to access, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nhs-project-and-change-academy/.

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