Clinical Imaging - elearning for healthcare
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  • College of Radiographers
  • CPD

About the Clinical Imaging programme

The Clinical Imaging elearning programme (previously known as Image Interpretation) is being developed by the College of Radiographers, in collaboration with the Health Education England elearning for healthcare programme.

Clinical Imaging is the ideal resource to support all imaging staff including assistant practitioners, students and early career radiographers and those interested and involved in research, reporting and advanced practice. It supports radiographers working in specialised modalities and provides knowledge on how to develop interpretation skills. As well as clinical content, there are sessions focused on patient care, including imaging patients with disabilities, dementia and specific needs along with topics such as consent, clinical governance and professional development.

About the elearning

Radiographers and sonographers use the sessions to maintain their imaging skills in radiography, CT, MRI and ultrasound and to support their CPD activities. Specialist sessions on cardiac, forensic, technology, neuro-intervention, GIGI, nuclear medicine, orthopaedics, osteoporosis, paediatrics, dental, pathology, covid-19, cannulation and imaging in the operating theatre build confidence when working in these areas. It is freely available to all health and care professionals in the NHS and can be of particular value to allied health professionals, nurses, medical students and doctors.

  • Over 498 free elearning sessions
  • Available for all health and care professionals, students and lecturers
  • Equips radiographers with the skills and knowledge to provide preliminary clinical evaluations
  • Supports staff in improving patient care and preparing to specialise


Sample sessions

Below are some sample sessions from Clinical Imaging which like all sessions, have been written by subject specialists. They demonstrate how the elearning works, how multimedia features such as animation are used to support the learning and how learners can check their understanding of a subject through self-assessment. Sessions are also grouped into courses to enable you to better manage your learning of this elearning resource.

  • Obtaining Consent

    A clinical guideline for the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce.

  • Role of CT and MRI in Neurological Emergencies

    Common neurological emergencies, why and how they are imaged.

  • General Principles of Imaging in the Operating Theatre

    Image intensifier design and its use in acquiring high quality images during procedures in the operating theatre environment.

  • Knee - Session 1

    Anatomy of the knee which will be illustrated using diagrams, magnetic resonance images and some arthroscopic images.

Executive group

  • Charlotte Beardmore

    Charlotte Beardmore

    Project Sponsor/Champion, College and Society of Radiographers
  • Dorothy Keane

    Dorothy Keane

    Clinical Lead

Meet The Team

  • Project team
    • Andi Blackmore, Programme Manager, NHSE elearning for healthcare
    • Dave Beardmore, Senior Project Manager, NHSE elearning for healthcare
    • Claire Beattie, Lead Learning Designer, NHSE elearning for healthcare
    • Alan Campbell – Learning Designer, NHSE elearning for healthcare  
    • Ian Hadlow – Finance Manager, College and Society of Radiographers
    • Jessica Reid – External Relations, Marketing & Communications Manager, College and Society of Radiographers
    • Stephen Wilson – Platform Administrator, NHSE elearning for healthcare
  • Authors

    Alan Simpson, Alice Leaver, Alison Hall, Alison McGuiness, Alison Tonkin, Alison Walker, Allison Harris, Alvin Karsandas, Amanda Isaac, Amanda Loughlin, Andrew Day, Andrew England, Andrew Longmead, Andrew Stephens, Andrew Woodhouse, Andrew Yeung, Angela Clough, Angela Galea, Anna Beattie, Anne Lancaster, Anne Marie Coady, Ben Pinnington, Bob Jarman, Borsha Sarker, Brathaban Rajayogeswaran, Brian Murby, Caroline Hurley, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Charlotte Ansell, Cherise Lambert, Cheryl Bean, Chris Dennison, Ciara Hughes, Claire Giles, Claire Gowdy, Clare Rainey, Claire Wheldon, Clare Drury, Cláudia Sá dos Reis, Colin Deane, David Cole, David Cole, David Horton, David Lewis, Dipalee Durve, Donna Dimond, Doug Pendsé, Ellen Dyer, Emily Fairclough, Emily Lewis, Emma Chung, Fiona Hawke, Gail ter Haar, Gajan Rajeswaran, Gary Culpan, Geraldine Doherty, Gill Dolbear, Gill Harrison, Gillian Roe, Glenda Toach, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Graeme Strong, Hannah Barnsley, Hazel Edwards, Jackie James, Jacqueline Matthew, Jacqueline Westgarth, Jane Arezina, Jane Belfield, Jane Smith, Jean Carter, Jennifer Clarke, Jill Griffin, Jillian Jackson, Joanna Dixon, Joanne Hargreaves, Joanne McBarron, John Tuckett, Jonathan McConnell,  Joseph Monaghan, Julie Hall, Julie Howson, Julie Nightingale, Julie Smith, Justin Lee, Kara Mell, Karen Heggs, Karen Partington, Kathy Dewar, Ken Holmes, Kevin Harvell, Kholoud Subhi Eid Alzyoud, Kirsty Buckley, Laura McLaughlin, Laurence Abernethy, Liam Gale, Linda Smith, Linsley Lunt, Lisa Britland, Lisa Field, Lisa Flett, Lisa Meacock, Lisa Pittock, Lol Berman, Louise Coleman, Luis Lanca, Luke Sharples, Marcus Nicholls, Mary Prescott, Matthew MacKenzie, Matthew Scott, Michael Carss, Michael McNeill, Michael North, Mike Smith, Miles Weston, Natasha Hayes, Neil Boland, Neil Cozens, Nick Woznitza, Nicola Hind, Nigel Hughes, Nigel Thomson, Pam Parker, Pamela Shuttleworth, Parthiban Arumugam, Patrick McAllister, Paul O’Riordan, Paul Simpson, Penny Delf, Peter Cantin, Peter Hogg, Peter Julyan, Peter Keane, Phil Allen, Phil Gregory, Phil Robinson, Rachael Bilton, Rachel Baldwin, Rachel Harris, Randeep Kulshrestha, Raymond Bond, Rebecca Hawkes,  Rebecca Baker, Rebecca Ralph, Regina Fernando, Richard Harbron, Richard Lawson, Rob Meertens, Rob Pearce, Roger Newman, Rosie Simpson, Roy Craven, Ruth Taylor, Sally Athey, Samantha Brinklow, Saminah Yunis, Sarah Gallimore, Sarah Riley, Sarah Savaridas, Simon Freeman, Sobhan Vinjamuri, Sonyia McFadden, Sophie Bale, Stephen Duffy, Stephen Wilson, Stephen Wolstenhulme, Tay Yi Xiang, Teresa Humphrey, Tim Hartshorne, Tracy O’Regan, Trish Chudleigh, Uday Patel, Victoria Bull, Vivien Gibbs, Warren Foster, Will Topping, Yogesh Raja, Zahir Amin

  • Editors

    Alvin Karandas, Andrea Brammer, Dorothy Keane, Emily Faircloth, Ged Avery, Gemma Marshall, Gill Harrison, Hazel Edwards, Julie Nightingale, Karen Knapp, Ken Holmes, Linsley Lunt, Lynda Johnston, Mark Viner, Nick Woznitza, Nicola Hind, Paul Simpson, Peter Hogg, Rachel Harris, Richard Harbron, Richard Lawton, Rob Meertens, Sally Athey, Stewart O’Callaghan, Sue Johnson, Tracey O’Regan, Vivien Gibbs

  • Reviewers

    Ai-Lee Chang, Alvin Karandas, Chris Mayers, Craig Rowe, Daniel Carvalho, Donna Dimond, Dorothy Keane, Ellen Dyer, Ellie Spooner, Elizabeth Wilson, Emily Faircloth, Fiona Hawke, Gill Harrison, Graeme Short, Hazel Edwards, Helen Austin, Jacquie Vallis, Jamie Jordan, Jessica Robson, Julie Nightingale, Linsley Lunt, Louise Coleman, Lynda Johnston, Martin Mitchell, Megan Bydder, Michael Smith, Michela Natale, Nick Woznitza, Rachel Arnold, Rachael Bilton, Rebecca Hawkes, Richard Harbron, Rob Meertens, Saminah Yunis, Sobhan Vinjamuri, Stephen Wilson, Tracey O’Regan, Victoria Swire

  • Acknowledgements

    We would like to acknowledge Joseph Monaghan, Sean Kelly, Patricia Howe, Tony Gore, Ian Dodson, Scott Mountifield, Martin Sinclair, Andrew Dowden, Robert Smith, Stephen Wilson, Ian Robinson, Phil Kington and David Brown who have contributed greatly to the creation of the Clinical Imaging programme, be it at its inception, development, and implementation; or through ongoing technical support. We would also like to thank the South Tyneside and Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust for their image sourcing support.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Clinical Imaging 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 Clinical Imaging 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.

How to license

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

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

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