Information Sharing - elearning for healthcare
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About the Information Sharing programme

Information sharing is an advanced information governance session for frontline staff.

This session is for frontline and admin staff in health and social care who are responsible for sharing confidential information as part of their jobs. This session will help you to understand the principles behind information sharing and how to apply them in practice. It will ask when and how you would share information in a wide range of practical scenarios featuring GPs, nurses, care home managers, midwives, practice managers, admin staff and other colleagues. The correct courses of action are explained along with the reasons behind them.

This session should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. By the end of it you should feel confident about using and sharing information for care and other purposes.


Thanks to the Health and Care Information Governance Panel for their work on this elearning.

Meet the team

  • Health and Care Information Governance Panel
  • Andi Blackmore, Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Chris Wood, Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Campbell, Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Lyndsey Callion, Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Catherine Moran, Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Louise Garrahan, Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access any elfh 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 Information Sharing 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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If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Information Sharing programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My eLearning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Information Sharing 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.

If you do not work for an NHS organisation

If you do not work for an NHS organisation, you can still access the session for free by registering with the elfh Hub. You will need to complete all the registration fields. If you cannot find your job role in the choices under Your Current Role, Job Role (Staff Group), please type “other” into the box and select that option. If your place of work is not recognised within the list please select “Unknown location”.

Open Athens

You may also be able to access the session via OpenAthens. 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 Information Sharing programme, please contact elfh directly or send an email to .

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 or send an email to .

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

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