Elective Care - elearning for healthcare
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About the Elective Care programme

Ensuring all patients receive high quality elective care without any unnecessary delay is a key national directive. This elective care elearning programme delivers essential knowledge and understanding of referral to treatment pathways and wider elective care principles, standards and rules. The programme is designed to be used by a variety of NHS staff working across a range of organisations who are responsible for managing patients along elective pathways and / or delivering national elective care standards.

The programme is broken down into ten short sessions which are structured in a chronological pathway order. All staff are required to complete the first two sessions, Elective Care Foundation and RTT Basics. Following this, each user should then undertake those sessions specific to their role, as agreed with their line manager. At the end of each session is a five question assessment. Participants will pass the assessment if they answer 4 out of 5 (80%) questions correctly. A further reassessment is available should they not achieve a pass on the first assessment.

A certificate is available on the successful completion of the session and assessment for users to download and/or print.

Project team

  • Lynn Neat

    Lynn Neat

    Improvement Manager, NHS Improvement
  • Lyndsay Pendegrass

    Lyndsay Pendegrass

    Senior Improvement Manager, NHS Improvement
  • Libby Metselaar

    Libby Metselaar

    Comms Lead, NHS Improvement
  • Claire Crowther

    Claire Crowther

    National Delivery Support Officer (Urgent and Emergency Care), NHS England
  • Thomas Dunn

    Thomas Dunn

    Comms Lead, NHS England
  • elfh-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh-staff-Alex-Drinkall-learning-profile

    Alex Drinkall

    Stakeholder Manager / Comms Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Elective Care 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 Elective Care 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 Elective Care 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 Elective Care 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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