Doctors in Training Induction - elearning for healthcare
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About the Doctors in training Induction programme

Doctors in training (DiT) Induction is a national elearning programme aimed at doctors in training (specifically those in their first and second Foundation years, F1s and F2s), returning doctors and doctors from overseas working in primary care, secondary care and community settings.

The purpose of this programme is to ensure that doctors in training can demonstrate required levels of knowledge in key clinical areas and to reduce repetition of this training. It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competencies needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.

The programme focuses on professional skills in the workplace through 3 patient journey scenarios and an assessment to confirm compliance.

The induction elearning programme is available via the HEE elearning for healthcare Hub, the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and some local learning management systems.

This resource can also be used in conjunction with the existing statutory and mandatory programme. For more information on this programme please visit:

In June 2022 the Doctors in training (DiT) Induction elearning programme was reviewed and updated based on feedback from practising clinical staff as well as doctors currently in training.


The scenarios are as follows:

  • Blood transfusion and consent
  • Safe prescribing and venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Mental Capacity Act and death certification

The scenarios are based around areas that doctors in training have highlighted as those they find most challenging.  Each scenario will also cover the learning objectives for risk management and record keeping, where relevant within the patient scenarios.

The learning objectives for this programme have been specially written by experts.

Select the button below to download a copy of the learning objectives.

Learning objectives >

Guidance for trusts and FAQS

Trusts are encouraged to signpost all doctors in training to the elearning programme as part of their induction. The competencies gained through this online induction package are transferable for up to 3 years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.

Trusts, through the director of medical education/clinical tutor and the Postgraduate Education Manager, need to consider how they can build their induction programme around the opportunities presented by this free induction programme.

Select the button below to download a copy of the guidance document.

Guidance document >


We have put together a number of FAQs for this programme.

Select the button below to download a copy of the FAQs.

FAQs >

Meet the team

  • Clare Van Hamel

    Clare Van Hamel

    Clinical Lead, Severn Foundation School Director, Associate Postgraduate Dean
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Chris Wood

    Chris Wood

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alice Denham

    Alice Denham

    Lead Instructional Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Claire Heaney

    Claire Heaney

    HEE Project Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)


  • Rob Stacey – Educational Consultant (Learning Objectives and Assessments)
  • Pete Goodrum – Scriptwriter for Scenarios
  • Sarah Pontefract – Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Birmingham
  • Jennifer Thomson – HEE Pharmacy Training Programme Director (South)
  • Lara Roberts – Consultant Haematologist, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Helen Maria-Osborn – Transfusion Specialist, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tina Ivel – Transfusion Practitioner, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Richard Procter – Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Transfusion Committee chair, North East & Yorkshire Regional Committee deputy chair, James Cook University Hospital
  • Rachel Griffiths – Consultant in the Mental Capacity Act and human rights law
  • Simon Cross – Professor of Diagnostic Histopathology and Honorary Consultant, The University of Sheffield

Many thanks to doctors in training, Jemimah Beardwood and Samuel Gubb, for their helpful feedback.

How to access

In order to access the Doctors in training Induction 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 Doctors in training Induction 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 Doctors in training Induction 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 Doctors in training Induction 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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