Foundation programme update - elearning for healthcare
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Foundation programme update

Alex Drinkall, 18 September 2019
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Welcome to your September 2019 update about the Foundation elearning programme that has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) 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 elearning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 15 Is trained and manages cardiac and respiratory arrest; this is about knowing when not to resuscitate and how to manage this, particularly in relation to discussions with a patient and their family. The second session covers the management of issues surrounding a patient with possible tuberculosis and what to think about when considering appropriate respiratory isolation.

The elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 16 Demonstrates understanding of the principles of health promotion and illness prevention; this describes the risk factor for diseases with sessions on smoking, substance misuse, alcohol, and lifestyle.

The elfh sessions in the Foundation elearning programme – Professional Capability: 17 Manages palliative and end of life care; this is aimed at helping doctors to develop the skills and understanding they need to give dying patients and their families care and comfort in their grief. It also considers the diversity of patients met in practice and identifies key cultural, spiritual and religious feelings and rituals.


  • Medication History Taking and Prescribing on Admission
  • Discussing ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ Decisions
  • Infection Control: Air and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Enabling Smoking Cessation
  • Risk Factors in Disease
  • Screening
  • Health Needs, Demands and Resource
  • Management of Substance Misuse
  • Management of Alcohol Misuse
  • Managing Obesity: Guiding and Enabling Behaviour Change
  • Alcohol Facts
  • Alcohol IBA – Assessment
  • Bereavement Process


To access the elearning programme use the login supplied by elfh at the beginning of your foundation training:

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