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About the Foundation programme

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The Foundation elearning programme is a free elearning resource for Foundation doctors.

The elearning sessions are mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2021 Foundation Curriculum. They can be found from quick links on each line of the curriculum in the eportfolio. The material has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with NHS England elearning for healthcare 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 elearning 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

Project team

  • Ed Neville, Consultant in Respiratory, Foundation Project Clinical Lead
  • Rose Jarvis, Director of Education and Quality, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC)
  • Jennifer Baldock, Assistant Policy Manager, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC)
  • Andi Blackmore, Programme Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Jen Van Iwaarden, Project Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Catriona Ramsay, Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England

Module editors

  • Andrew Frankel, Postgraduate Dean for South London
  • Alys Burns, Clinical Professor in Medical Education
  • Christina Faull, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Paul Saddler, Consultant of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Ray Vieweg, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Tim Battcock, Consultant Geriatrician
  • Daniel Neville, CRN Respiratory Research Fellow
  • Fiona Hynes, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

How to access

In order to access the Foundation 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 Foundation 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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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 elearning 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 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation programme, please visit the eIntegrity website.

More information

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