Hot Weather Guidance for Carers - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Department of Health
  • UKHSA partner

Available on the Learning Hub

This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

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About the Hot Weather Guidance for Carers programme

This learning is intended to increase the awareness of carers to the health threats posed by high temperatures and the simple actions they can take to protect themselves and those they care for from these risks.

Learning objectives:

• Explain the health risks posed by excess heat
• Identify the health risks associated with extreme heat in care settings
• Implement quick and simple measures to reduce the health risk posed by high temperatures in a care setting

More information

The elearning was developed as part of the third National Adaptation Programme, a cross government strategy to adapt the UK to a changing climate from 2023-2028. Specifically, the session forms part of a coordinated effort by the health sector to ensure health and social care delivery is not disrupted by an increase in extreme weather, resulting from climate change.

The session is based on guidance published by the UKHSA on hot weather and health.

Primary and secondary audiences

This learning is intended for front line carers who are supporting elderly and vulnerable people both in domestic and care settings.


With thanks to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) for their advice and support with creating this session. The UKHSA website provides further information on staying safe in hot weather (with hyperlink Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather – GOV.UK (

NHSE TEL team members

  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    Senior Project Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Karen Walker - ID

    Karen Walker

    Lead Learning Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Evelyn

    Evelyn Lindsay

    Graphic Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Vanessa Bassnett

    Vanessa Bassnett

    Marketing and Communications Engagement Lead, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.

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To view the Hot Weather Guidance for Carers programme, select the View button below.  If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme.

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NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Hot Weather Guidance for Carers 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.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Staff in social care should contact elfh directly to request access to this programme.

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 Hot Weather Guidance for Carers 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.

More information

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