Home First Act Now - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • NHSI-partner
  • The Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Department-of-Health-Social-Care
  • AHPs into Action

About the Home First, Act Now programme

Aims and ambitions:
– The aim of this elearning programme is to increase awareness around Home First Principles in the Discharge Policy. The programme supports health and care professionals involved in the discharge process, to act in a way that values patient time and helps facilitate safe and timely discharge.

How learners will benefit from doing this course
– By completing the sessions, learners will understand the principles of Home First, see first hand case study examples and share best practice.

Who it’s aimed at:
– Home First, Act Now is suitable for a range of health and care professionals including nurses, AHPs, care staff and students across NHS providers, commissioners and social care.

Completing the programme:
-Accessibility to the programme is very easy – you need to have an eLearning for Health (elfh) account and registration for this can be from any email address (including personal emails)

Course content 
– Section 1: The principles of Home First
– Section 2: Working together
– Section 3: Valuing people’s time
– Duration: 62 minutes plus 62 minutes of optional content
– Assessment (if relevant): Self assessment questionnaire

Meet the team

  • Audrey Devere-Adamah

    Audrey Devere-Adamah

    Assistant Director. Community Services Transformation (Workforce) NHSE/I. Previous Chief Nursing Officer Clinical Nurse Fellow
  • Ruth May

    Ruth May

    Chief Nursing Officer for England. NHSE/I
  • Hilary Garratt CBE

    Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professional and System Leadership NHSE/I
  • Samantha Sherrington

    Samantha Sherrington

    Head of Community Nursing, NHSE/I
  • Lynda Holt

    CEO, Health Service 360

Acknowledgements for their contributions

  • Dr Adrian Hayter – National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person Centred Care at NHS England/Improvement
  • Dr Adrian Hopper – Consultant Physician and Deputy Medical Director, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rupinder (Bobby) Chal – Head Of Community Nursing (Transformation and Partnership), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Brian Dolan OBE – Director, Health Service 360, Visiting Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research and Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare, University of Salford.
  • Dr Bruce Warner – Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer NHS England/Improvement
  • Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE – Chief Nurse Adult Social Care in England
  • Gill Hardy – Service Manager, Capacity Tracker, NHS North of England Commissioning Support
  • Grace Wall – Divisional Director and Associate Director of Nursing Intermediate Tier Services
  • Jane Sproat – Assistant Director Digital Community Health Services, NHS England/Improvement
  • Joanne Richardson – Improvement Manager, Therapies, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, NHS England/Improvement
  • John Woods – Improvement Manager, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team
  • Julie (4×4) – 4×4 Volunteer
  • Steve Riley – Senior Policy Lead (Pharmaceutical Services), NHS England/Improvement
  • Suzanne Rastrick – Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England/Improvement
  • Jyothi Nippani – Associate Medical Director, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, National Clinical Lead – RLoS Programme, Clinical Lead, Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, NHS England/Improvement
  • Kate Jackson – Head of Personalised Care, NHS England, Professional Advisor for Allied Health Professionals, Ageing Well Programme, NHS England/Improvement
  • Kenny Gibson – National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England/Improvement
  • Rachel Brown – Head of Intergrated Urgent Care Team, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rachel Williams – Associate Director of Operations, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Associate Director of Nursing Integrated Pathways Division, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Visiting Senior Fellow in Nursing, University of Suffolk.
  • Rebecca Pulford – Associate Director of Nursing: Integrated Pathways. Visiting Senior Fellow in Nursing: University of Suffolk. Clinical and Governance Lead: Suffolk Alliance Mental Health transformation programme.
  • Sam Barnard – Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sara Howton – Ward Manager, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sarah Mitchell – Care and Health Improvement Advisor, LGA
  • Stephen Cameron – Head of Service – Reablement, Hampshire County Council

How to access

In order to access the Home First, Act Now 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 Home First, Act Now 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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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 Home First, Act Now 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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