COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • University Hospital of Leicester
  • UKactive
  • Loughborough College
  • British Dietetic Association

About the COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation programme

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded it is recognised that those who recover often continue to display a range of physical and psychological symptoms that require therapy and support.

The COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation programme aims to provide you with strategies and techniques to manage key symptoms experienced by people recovering from COVID-19.

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This interactive elearning resource was created to support health and care staff, including Allied Health Professionals, exercise professionals and carers working with people recovering from COVID-19.

From the COVID-19 evidence-base available, four elearning sessions were developed :

  1. Breathlessness
  2. Exercise
  3. Cough
  4. Fatigue

The four sessions interconnect but have been designed to be completed as individual modules, with knowledge checks occurring at key points. The pathophysiology of COVID-19 is integrated into the session exploring cough.

Each session takes about 20 minutes and on completion the learner may download a certificate. For health and care staff this can form part of their continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio.

This work was commissioned by Health Education England in collaboration with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The authors bring wide and diverse knowledge and experience to the COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation elearning, which has provided a high-quality learning tool that can be used by a variety of health and care staff including carers. It is an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to learning that fully encompasses the ethos of rehabilitation.

Meet the team

  • Alison Jones

    Alison Jones

    Health Education England and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Kingston University and St George’s University of London
  • Olivia Revitt

    Senior Pulmonary Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Caroline Belchamber

    Caroline Belchamber

    Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Programme Lead for MSc Physiotherapy (pre-reg) programme, Department of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity, AECC University College
  • Emily Mullen

    Emily Mullen

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist, Pulmonary Department, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Moz Cammack

    Moz Cammack

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Jenny Berrisford

    Jenny Berrisford

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

Project sponsors

Beverley Harden  FCSP
Allied Health Professions Lead, Health Education England.
Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, England.
Visiting Professor, University of Winchester.

Professor Sally Singh PhD FCSP
Professor of Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation, Department of Respiratory Science, University of Leicester and Head of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.


To the review group and the team at for their expertise and constructive comments during the development of these sessions.

To all those involved in the filming, photography and provision of radiological images at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Professor Mike Morgan
Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester

Emma Kingzett
Programme Area Lead Lecturer, HE Sport, Loughborough College

How to access

Available to all

The COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation 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 elearning section.

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To view the COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation 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

The COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation 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 COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation 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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