Choice and Personalised Care in Maternity Services - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

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About the Choice and Personalised Care in Maternity Services programme

This course will discuss how healthcare professionals can support women to make safe and informed decisions during their antenatal care and delivery. Using a case-based approach, it will discuss consultation skills and methods which healthcare professionals can use as well as the IDECIDE tool, due to be launched in 2023. It will also cover the Montgomery court case, which fundamentally changed the test for consent in the UK.

For brevity, the terms woman/women and the pronouns she/her/hers will be used throughout the course and quiz to represent anyone who is pregnant or giving birth, regardless of their gender identity. It is assumed that the care of a transgender or non-binary patient would involve a discussion about preferred pronouns and terminology and that this would be communicated to all of the healthcare team.

More information

Time to complete: 30 Minutes

Date of publication: May 2021

Primary and secondary audiences


Healthcare professionals – antenatal care and delivery

Meet the team

  • Maria Booker

    Epsom, UK Programmes Director, Birthrights
  • Kathryn Gutteridge

    Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire, UK Consultant Midwife
  • Natasha Smith

    England, UK Doula, Service User Representative
  • Sarah Winfield

    Leeds, UK Consultant Obstetrician
  • Karole Smith

    Karole Smith

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Jen Plested

    Jen Plested

    External Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

To access this programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials. 

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To view the Choice and Personalised Care in Maternity Services programme, select the View button below.  If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme . 

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Not an NHS organisation?  

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

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 Choice and Personalised Care in Maternity Services 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 

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