COVID-19 update for w/c 11 May 2020 - elearning for healthcare
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COVID-19 update for w/c 11 May 2020

Alex Drinkall, 20 May 2020

HEE elearning for healthcare’s (elfh) COVID-19 elearning programme is free to access, with no requirement to log in, for the entire UK health and care workforce, including the NHS, independent sector and social care.

The HEE elfh COVID-19 elearning programme continues to be well used by health and care professionals responding to the pandemic. The programme has been live since mid-March and we are proud to report that it has now been launched more than 1,000,000 times.

The COVID-19 programme now includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum Requirements for Staff Returning to the NHS
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources to support staff with difficult conversations and end of life care
  • Resources for Specific Professions, Support Workers and Volunteers
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Daily content updates

12 May: The elfh COVID-19 elearning programme has reached the milestone of 1 million session launches since it went live in mid-March.

Three new training videos have also been added to the programme for staff working in a critical care setting, an acute hospital setting and to support staff with difficult conversations and end of life care.

Guidance for psychologists has been added to the programme: “Adaptations to psychological practice: Interim guidance during Covid-19 pandemic” can be accessed here.

Learning Hub COVID-19 release – share your resources

Health Education England’s (HEE) Technology Enhanced Learning team will be releasing the Learning Hub, with core functionality, at the end of May 2020 and would like to hear from organisations with resources to share and contribute to the platform.

The Learning Hub is being released to support the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response by enabling the health and care workforce to share and access resources during the pandemic.

The Learning Hub will be a new digital platform that will provide easy access to a wide range of resources that are pertinent to education and training in health and care.  Users will be able to contribute digital resources (including elearning, video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that will have been contributed by stakeholders and the health and care workforce.

Dr Neil Ralph, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at HEE, said: “Users sharing content is the core of the Learning Hub and it is therefore critical that there is a diverse range of resources that reflect the broad spectrum of stakeholders and learners from across the health and care sector.

“The resources shared on the Learning Hub play a pivotal role in its success, in its vision for collaboration and supporting learners.”

The Learning Hub team is working with existing and new stakeholders to bring resources to the initial release and beyond.  Guidance will be available to support stakeholders that are contributing resources to ensure good quality accompanying data, optimising the resource information and searchability in the Learning Hub

If your organisation has resources you wish to share and contribute to the platform please email, to begin discussions in readiness for the launch of the Learning Hub.

If you would like to know more about this release of the Learning Hub follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter, read the blog and look out for regular updates over the next few weeks.

HEE update

HEE is producing a weekly bulletin with updates about its work as part of the COVID-19 response.  This week’s issue can be accessed here.

For more information and to access the HEE elfh COVID-19 programme visit


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