Foundation - e-Learning for Healthcare
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  • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

About the Foundation programme

The Foundation e-learning programme is a free e-learning resource for Foundation doctors.

The e-learning sessions are mapped directly to the Foundation professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum. They can be found from quick links on each line of the curriculum in the e-portfolio. The material has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) and is approved by UKFPO.

Each session takes around 20 minutes to complete, designed to fit in with busy work/study schedules and can be used:

  • As a reference tool
  • To revisit topics to refresh learning
  • As directed preparation for a formal education session
  • To ensure coverage of aspects of the curriculum that are not often encountered in the work place

More information

The Foundation e-learning programme is designed to underpin practical clinical experience and ensure the application of pre-existing knowledge in a safe manner.

The e-learning material is designed to enhance and blend with the existing teaching within Foundation schools.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Safe Prescribing
  • Acute Illness
  • Nutrition
  • Safe Patient Care
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Infection Control
  • Supervised Learning Events: mini CEX, CBD, MSF and DOPS

Sample session

The Foundation e-learning programme offers knowledge based sessions covering a wide range of topics linked to the Foundation curriculum. 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.

A sample e-learning session is included below.

  • Infection Control

    This session is about the management of diarrhoea developing in an inpatient. It gives you the opportunity to practice your diagnostic skills as well as to assemble an appropriate management plan.

Executive Group

  • Profile picture of programme director Martin Sinclair

    Martin Sinclair

    Programme Lead, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Ed Neville

    Ed Neville

    Project Clinical Lead, Foundation
  • Alastair Henderson

    Alastair Henderson

    Chief Executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen Van Iwaarden

    Project Manager/Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare

Project Team

  • Edmund Neville

    Edmund Neville

    Project Clinical Lead, Foundation
  • e-LfH staff - Jen Van Iwaarden

    Jen van Iwaarden

    Project Manager/Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning for Healthcare

Module Editors

  • Andrew Frankel

    Andrew Frankel

  • Alys Burns

    Alys Burns

  • Christina Faull

    Christina Faull

  • Paul Saddler

  • Ray Vieweg

    Ray Vieweg

  • Tim Battcock

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the  Foundation programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

How to license

In the event that you do not qualify for free access to the Foundation programme, you are able to license access through eIntegrity, a community-interest company established for this purpose.

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

Incoming F1 doctors

User accounts for all incoming F1 doctors who join in August are automatically created so new users do not need to register.

The e-learning login details are emailed directly to each doctor and supplied to the relevant Foundation schools. If you haven’t received those details please contact your Foundation School or please complete the support form.

Doctors who join later on in the year or who fall outside of the UKFPO registration process should complete the registration form.

NHS healthcare staff in England

The Foundation programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies