NHS Continuing Healthcare - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the NHS Continuing Healthcare programme

The training programme is designed to enhance and develop the knowledge and application of NHS Continuing Healthcare to all practitioners involved in the breadth of the process and to provide a uniform approach to a national standard.

The topics covered include the legal background to NHS Continuing Healthcare policy, high quality assessment and decision-making, dealing with disputes, and skills training for staff involved in NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Since the introduction of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare in 2007 and its subsequent revisions in 2009 and 2012, the variation in the numbers of people receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare funding has reduced. As part of the transition to the health system architecture of Clinical Commissioning Groups and the NHS England, the requirement for a national online training programme was identified. It is important that the progress made since the introduction of the Framework is consolidated and sustained.

Meet the team

  • Sam Ward – Continuing Healthcare Manager, NHS England
  • Eileen Roberts – NHS CHC Lead, NHS England (South)
  • Jim Ledwidge – Independent Consultant
  • Trish O’Gorman – NHS England head of NHS CHC
  • Scott Mountifield – Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Toby Hewlett – Project Lead, NHS England
  • Paul Pettigrew – Independent Consultant – Waite Atkins
  • Yvonne Le Brun – Independent Consultant – Waite Atkins

Access for Local Authority and Charity Staff

In order to access the NHS Continuing Healthcare programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the NHS Continuing Healthcare programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, 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 NHS Continuing Healthcare 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 e-LfH 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 NHS Continuing Healthcare programme, please contact e-LfH 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 e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the e-LfH Hub.

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