Endoscopy - elearning for healthcare
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About the Endoscopy programme


The Endoscopy elearning programme is a free elearning resource for health and care professionals working in endoscopy. It has been developed by Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) working in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

The Endoscopy elearning resource provides a programme of courses covering the core areas of endoscopy. Over the coming months further sessions will be developed to support the JETS Workforce e-portfolio.

This programme currently provides courses across five key areas:

  • Core endoscopy

    The Core endoscopy course covers distinct areas of endoscopic practice providing an overview of the subject area and links to further learning resources. Interactive learning is incorporated into each session with a variety of question formats related to each subject area.

    The course covers a virtual curriculum of knowledge-based competencies required by endoscopists, endoscopy trainers and endoscopy nurses to establish a firm foundation for their further training. This learning tool should be seen as an adjunct to additional JAG skills courses and completion of appropriate hands-on training linked to a portfolio or competency-framework, providing evidence of learning in areas that are central to the practice of endoscopy.

    • Role of Endoscopy
    • Consent for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • The Normal Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Examination
    • Patient Centred Care
    • Risk Assessment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Complications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Safe Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • Safe Diathermy for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    • The Videoendoscope and Endoscopic Image
    • Enhanced Detection of Gastrointestinal Pathology
    • Endoscopic Examination of the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Capsule endoscopy

    The Capsule endoscopy course covers the technical components of the capsule endoscopy (CE) procedure including the kit and software needed and introduce indications for the use of CE. It will cover how to report CE including identification of important landmarks and the spectrum of normal findings. It will also introduce the learner to pathological findings seen on CE and the possible spectrum of appearance these may have. Interactive learning is incorporated into each course with a variety of question formats related to each subject area.

    This learning tool should be seen as an adjunct to additional JAG skills courses and completion of appropriate training, providing evidence of learning in areas that are central to the practice of capsule endoscopy.

    • Technical Knowledge Part 1
    • Technical Knowledge Part 2
    • Normal Anatomy and Normal Variants
    • Pathological Finding
  • Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills (ENTS)

    This course will introduce endoscopy team members to the concept and importance of endoscopic non-technical skills (ENTS). It will provide a comprehensive overview of the communication, teamwork, leadership, situational awareness, judgement and decision-making skills necessary to undertake endoscopy effectively.

    • Endoscopic Non-Technical Skills
    • Respiratory Depression: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership
    • Perforation in Endoscopy: Situational Awareness & Judgement and Decision Making
    • Upper GI Bleed: ENTS in Action
  • JETS Workforce

    The JETS Workforce course is designed to support the foundation level of the JETS Workforce e-portfolio. This learning tool should be seen as an adjunct to the ENDO 1 face to face half day course and completion of the foundation and decontamination level (section 1 and 2) of the JETS Workforce e-portfolio. The completion of the elearning provides evidence of learning in areas that are central to providing high quality patient care. This course is required to complete the foundation segment.

    This course is comprised of the following sessions:

    • ENDO 1 Professional Issues in Endoscopy
    • ENDO 1 Consent
    • ENDO 1 Patient Pre-assessment for GI Endoscopy
    • ENDO 1 Infection Control
    • ENDO 1 Patient Centred Care
    • ENDO 1 Role of Assistant and Diathermy
    • ENDO 1 Decontamination Foundation
    • ENDO 1 Improving Quality and Safety in Endoscopy
    • ENDO 1 JETS Workforce Portfolio
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

    This course is aimed at endosonographers undertaking or planning to undertake endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue sampling by fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or fine-needle biopsy (FNB). The course will focus on best practice in endoscopic and sampling technique, as well as tissue processing, and emphasises the importance of auditing outcomes.

    The interactive sessions of elearning are designed to enhance and blend with existing teaching within endoscopy. Each session of elearning takes around 30 minutes to complete and can fit in with busy work and study schedules.

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Education for Scotland supports the JETS workforce resources within ENDO 1 and ENDO 2 for Endoscopy Practice across Scotland. There are notable variances within Decontamination Practice and Legislation for which learners within Scotland, should refer to specific National guidance.

Sample session

The Endoscopy elearning programme offers knowledge based sessions covering a wide range of topics. The sessions feature graphics, animations, video and interactive exercises. Trainees can work through any session relevant to their specific needs, in any order they choose.

Meet the team

  • Anna Jenkins

    Anna Jenkins

    JAG Programme Manager, Care Quality Improvement Department, RCP
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Srivathsan Ravindran, JAG Clinical Fellow, RCP

    Srivathsan Ravindran

    JAG Clinical Fellow, RCP
  • Sonali Gupta

    Sonali Gupta

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Jonathan Guy

    Jonathan Guy

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Endoscopy 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 Endoscopy 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 Endoscopy  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 Endoscopy 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.

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