Advanced Radiotherapy - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
  • Society of Radiographers

About the Advanced Radiotherapy programme

Advanced RadiotherapyRadiotherap-e is a web-based e-learning resource produced in partnership with The Royal College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Society and College of Radiographers, and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Radiotherap-e offers multi-professional learning resources for the trained workforce involved in the delivery of radiotherapy, including clinical oncologists, physicists, radiographers and dosimetrists.

The aim is to provide the knowledge base and practical skills training to support the implementation of advanced radiotherapy techniques in the UK.

Topics covered include image interpretation and target volume delineation, dosimetry planning and optimisation, quality assurance and patient care.

The sessions include a variety of media including text, images, animations, videos and assessments, as well as a number of customised tools which simulate everyday tasks in the radiotherapy process.

More information

Over the past decade, radiotherapy has seen unprecedented advances in technology and techniques, many of which incorporate new concepts and skills which may be unfamiliar to the current workforce.

In 2007, the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group published a report setting out a plan to develop a world class radiotherapy service in the UK.

Radiotherap-e seeks to support this vision by providing online resources to support the development of the necessary knowledge and practical skills to implement advanced radiotherapy techniques safely and efficiently.

The curriculum includes the following modules:

  • More informationImage-guided brachytherapy for cervix cancer
  • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Image-guided radiotherapy

Proton beam therapy (eProton) – coming soon

Each module consists of several e-learning sessions containing informative and engaging content to interest the trained professional. The emphasis is to share the lessons learned through experience of the practical aspects of implementing advanced radiotherapy techniques, and stimulate critical thinking and discussion amongst those implementing the technique.

Overview of content >

Executive group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • David Spooner

    David Spooner

    RCR Project Champion
  • David Thwaites

    David Thwaites

    IPEM Project Champion
  • Audrey Paterson

    Audrey Paterson

    SCOR Project Champion
  • Margaret Bidmead

    Margaret Bidmead

    IPEM Clinical Lead
  • Michael Graveling

    Michael Graveling

    SCOR Clinical Lead
  • Joe Booth

    Joe Booth

    Head of Specialty Training, RCR

Project team

  • Li Tee Tan

    Li Tee Tan

    Clinical Project Lead
  • e-LfH staff - Jasmin Deol

    Jasmine Deol

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Advanced Radiotherapy programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Advanced Radiotherapy programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Advanced Radiotherapy programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the Advanced Radiotherapy programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

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