COVID-19 update for w/c 30 March 2020 - elearning for healthcare
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COVID-19 update for w/c 30 March 2020

Alex Drinkall, 7 April 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.

Access to the elfh Statutory and Mandatory programme has been made easier with there being no restriction on the type of email address that can be used to register to access the sessions, to demonstrate compliance.

Content now available in the COVID-19 programme includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care Settings
  • Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff
  • Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Pharmacy Staff
  • End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Wellbeing for Staff
  • Resources for Paramedics
  • Equipment Quick Guides

Daily content updates

  • 30 March: Recently added content includes a remote consultation session for GPs that has been added to the folder for staff working in community setting, Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) for the medical and nursing workforce and Standard Operating Procedures, specifically for staff working in NHS Nightingale.
  • 31 March: Filming of clinical simulation scenarios to support clinicians entering the NHS Nightingale Hospital has commenced. Initially, these will include clinical procedures such as ventilation and managing a prone patient. Due to the clinical risk, filming is taking place in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust simulation centre where the size constraints of the NHS Nightingale Hospital are being replicated.

Additional filming is also taking place at the NHS Nightingale Hospital to show site-specific information such as patient pathways and routes in and out of the building.

All the content will be made available via HEE’s elfh platform.

  • 1 April: New content added includes resources for pharmacy staff, a learning path for staff working in an acute hospital setting, The Resus Council’s Immediate Life Support (e-ILS) course, content from The Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Unwell Surgical Patient course and a specific folder containing resources for staff returning to work.

Health Education England (HEE) via eIntegrity has launched the dedicated Coronavirus elearning programme and made it available for the worldwide health and care workforce to access free of charge.

eIntegrity is a partnership between HEE and the Royal Medical Colleges that provides elearning content, usually via a licence, to the health and care workforce throughout the world. Learners outside of the UK can access the learning visit

  • 2 April: New content added includes additional end of life care content featuring advice on how to have difficult conversations over the telephone, a crash course for healthcare staff in critical care and the minimum statutory and mandatory requirements for staff returning to the NHS.
  • 3 April: New content added includes Quick Reference Guides about ventilators in the new Equipment Quick Guides folder and a new learning path for staff being up-skilled or redeployed and one for paramedics.

For more information and to access the programme visit

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