Cardiovascular Disease - elearning for healthcare
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  • NHS England and NHS Improvement

About the programme

The Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) elearning programme has been developed to provide an overview of CVD care across the entire patient pathway and promote better patient care. It aims to provide all health and social care professionals and multidisciplinary teams with the appropriate level of knowledge, skills and experience they need to deliver effective CVD prevention and care to people with CVD, and at risk of CVD.

CVD has been identified as the single biggest condition where lives can be saved by the NHS. It affects approximately 7 million people in the United Kingdom, with more than 100,000 hospital admissions each year due to heart attacks (British Heart Foundation, 2021). The British Heart Foundation (2020) estimates that more than half of people in the UK will develop a heart or circulatory condition in their lifetime. In addition, CVD has been identified as clinical priority in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP).

The Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Toolkit aligns to the NHS Long Term Plan and provides learners with a comprehensive list of online resources that can be used to support workforce upskilling, training and development.

More information

More information on Cardiovascular Disease by Health Education England can be accessed on the website.

Meet the team

  • Mohamed Sadak

    Mohamed Sadak

    Programme Lead NHS Long Term Conditions (Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Stroke), Health Education England (HEE)
  • Rana Mohamed

    Rana Mohamed

    Senior Project Manager, NHS Long Term Conditions (Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Stroke), Health Education England (HEE)
  • Joelle Whenham-Bossy

    Joëlle Whenham-Bossy

    Project Manager NHS Long Term Conditions (Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Stroke), Health Education England (HEE)
  • Vanessa Petroni

    Vanessa Petroni

    Programme Support Co-ordinator, Health Education England (HEE)
  • Felicity Callow

    Felicity Callow

    Student Placement, Health Education England (HEE)
  • Emma Nye

    Emma Nye

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Laura Pope

    Laura Pope

    Senior Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Runam Prasad

    Runam Prasad

    Instructional Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access any elfh 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 Cardiovascular Diseases Toolkit 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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If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Cardiovascular Diseases Toolkit programme by logging in to the elfh 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 – ESR

The Cardiovascular Diseases Toolkit 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.

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 Cardiovascular Diseases Tookit 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.

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