End-of-life Care For All (e-ELCA) - elearning for healthcare
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  • Association for Palliative Medicine

About the End-of-life Care for All programme

The End-of-life Care for All (e-ELCA) programme is an elearning library which provides resources to enhance the training and education of the health and social care workforce so that well-informed high-quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers to support people wherever they happen to be.

e-ELCA has been highlighted as a resource to help with implementation of the NICE Guidelines on improving care for people who are in their last days of life.

Th e-ELCA elearning library offers over 180 highly interactive sessions which are grouped into 9 modules.

Before accessing any of the eELCA sessions, please be aware that some of the content may be distressing.

Select the button below to view/download a programme guide which introduces e-ELCA and details all the resources available.

e-ELCA programme guide >

Which e-ELCA resources are suitable for me and my role?

e-ELCA offers learning paths to provide targeted learning for specific staff groups, defined curricula, and condition-specific end-of-life care.

Learning paths are short courses collated from relevant resources from the e-ELCA library to help you to quickly access the sessions suitable you and your role.

Learning paths are a starting point and the sessions within them will signpost you to related e-ELCA sessions which may also be of interest.

Please select the buttons below to view the learning paths currently available.

How can e-ELCA support the training and development of my staff?

e-ELCA can provide a great deal of support for the development of your staff.

Priorities of care for the dying person learning paths

A selection of e-ELCA sessions have been mapped against the 9 high-level learning objectives in ‘One Chance to Get it Right’ and are available as Priorities for the care of the dying person learning paths for specific staff groups, including:

These learning paths will be useful to those wanting to include e-ELCA within an existing curriculum or as local mandatory training.

Select the button below for more information.

Priorities of care for the dying person learning paths >

Bespoke learning paths

e-ELCA can also be used to collate bespoke learning paths to meet the specific learning needs of individual Trusts or organisations. These can be hosted on your organisation’s LMS, ESR or the elfh hub.

Training needs analysis tools are available to help you assess your own training needs. These will help you to identify your areas of strength and those you need to focus on.

Select the button below to view.

Training needs analysis >

Select the button below to view some examples of the bespoke learning paths currently supporting NHS Trusts and partner organisations.

Executive group

  • Rebekka Campbell

    Rebekka Campbell

    Programme Manager, NHSE elfh
  • Chris Wood

    Project Manager, NHSE elfh
  • Sarah Hanrott

    Dr Sarah Hanrott

    Clinical Lead for e-ELCA
  • Dr Sarah Cox

    Vice President, Association for Palliative Medicine

Project team

  • Sarah Hanrott

    Dr Sarah Hanrott

    Clinical Lead
  • Claire Beattie

    Claire Beattie

    Lead Learning Designer, NHSE elfh
  • Chris Wood

    Project Manager, NHSE elfh
  • Louise Garrahan

    Marketing and Communications Officer, NHSE elfh

Project team (2009 to 2022)

  • Richard Kitchen

    Dr Richard Kitchen

    Clinical Lead (2017-2022)
  • Bee Wee

    Professor Bee Wee

    Clinical Lead (2009-2013)
  • Claire Henry

    Claire Henry

    National Programme Director, National End of Life Care Programme (2010-2013)
  • Christina Faull

    Professor Christina Faull

    Clinical Lead (2013-2017)
  • Profile picture of content editor Victoria Winlow

    Victoria Winlow

    Assistant Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare (2010-2017)
  • Glenis Freeman

    Glenis Freeman

    Independent Consultant (2010-2017)

Original module editors

  • Communication skills
    • Esther Waterhouse and Andrew Thorns
  • Assessment
    • Jayne Chidgey-Clark
  • Bereavement
    • Karen Henry
  • Spirituality
    • Margaret Holloway
  • Symptom management
    • Martine Meyer
  • Integrating learning
    • Martine Meyer, Andrew Thorns and Jo Wilson
  • Advance care planning
    • Shaun Kinghorn
  • Social care
    • Tes Smith

How to access

In order to access the e-ELCA 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 e-ELCA 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 e-ELCA 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.

Access for care home or hospice staff

To register for the e-ELCA programme, select the ‘Register’ button in the top right hand corner of the page. Select the option ‘I am a care home or hospice worker’ then enter your care home / hospice name or postcode and select it from the options available in the drop down list. Finally enter your care home / hospice registration code and select ‘Register’. You may need to see your employer to get this code.

If your employer does not have a code, then they need to contact the elfh Support Team. The Support Team can either give the employer the registration code or arrange a bulk upload of all staff.

Detailed instructions on how to gain access are available here.

Access for social care professionals

Access to elfh content is available to all social care professionals in England whose employers are registered with the Skills for Care Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS). Every employer providing ASC-WDS workforce information to Skills for Care has been given a user registration code for their staff. This code enables you to self-register for access to e-ELCA. Please contact your employer for more details about the registration code.

For information about registering your organisation with the NMDS-SC your employer should access: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/About/Contact-us/Contact-details.aspx#NMDSSC or contact the Skills for Care Support Service via email: ascwds-support@skillsforcare.org.uk or telephone: 0113 241 0969.

If you have a registration code, you can register by clicking here.

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 e-ELCA 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 e-ELCA programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.
You can check whether or not you qualify for free access by clicking on the ‘Register’ button above.

For more information on the licensing options available for the e-ELCA programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

More information

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