Advanced Radiotherapy - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)
  • College of Radiographers

About the Advanced Radiotherapy programme

Advanced RadiotherapyRadiotherap-e is a web-based elearning 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 elearning 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

Each module consists of several elearning 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 elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE elearning 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
  • Jasmine Deol

    Jasmine Deol

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Advanced Radiotherapy programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Advanced Radiotherapy programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

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

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Advanced Radiotherapy programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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 Integrity website.

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