Asthma (Adults) - elearning for healthcare
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  • NHS England and NHS Improvement

About the Asthma programme

The e-Asthma programme is an interactive elearning resource for healthcare professionals which aims to improve the diagnosis and management of asthma as a long term condition in adults.

e-Asthma is a foundation level educational resource aimed at all healthcare professionals who come into contact with adults with asthma who are not asthma specialists. This includes GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, community nurses, ambulance staff, 0-19 teams and emergency department staff.

Focussing on adult asthma diagnosis and management this programme aims to develop a healthcare professional’s knowledge and confidence in caring for patients with this long term condition, improving the quality of care received by adults.

For asthma in children and young people, please visit the CYP asthma page here.

More Information

The e-Asthma programme aims to standardise the quality of asthma care for adults in line with NICE and NRAD recommendations. e-Asthma will train people to foundation level in the following areas of asthma diagnosis and management:

• Overview of asthma and its diagnosis
• Control and monitoring
• Managing asthma
• Acute asthma (managing asthma attacks)
• Supporting self-management

Meet the team

  • Louise Raybould

    Louise Raybould

    Project Manager, East of England Clinical Networks
  • Linda Pearce

    Dr Linda Pearce

    Clinical Director, East of England Clinical Networks
  • Viv Marsh

    Viv Marsh

    Queen’s Nurse, RGN, RSCN, SCPHN, Independent Prescriber
  • Nicki Overton

    Nicki Overton

    Project Manager, Education for Health
  • elfh-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Paul Tingle

    Paul Tingle

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alex Cleary

    Alex Cleary

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan

    Louise Garrahan

    Communications Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare

Original sponsor: East of England Clinical Networks

Adult sessions

  • Dr Linda Pearce
  • Dr Mark Levy
  • Ms Alison Roome
  • Dr Suaib Nasser
  • Viv Marsh
  • Dr Louise Selby
  • Dr Daryl Freeman

Adult sessions update

  • Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow
  • Dr James Smith

How to Access

In order to access the Asthma 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 Asthma 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 – ESR

The Asthma 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.

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 Asthma 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.

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