Learning from Deaths - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Skills For Health
  • Health Education England

About the Learning from Deaths programme

The introduction of the National Learning from Deaths framework has led to a requirement for training to support organisations in a variety of areas, including: their mortality governance; how they launch and handle investigations; maintaining a robust quality improvement strategy; embedding safety culture into their organisations; and understanding the impact of human factors on staff performance and behaviour.

This e-learning package, developed by Health Education England and Skills for Health, provides uniformity and relates directly to the good working approaches included in the guide produced by the Care Quality Commission.

The aim of the e-learning is to encourage a learning and quality improvement culture within the health and care sectors. It helps organisations remove barriers and enable a change in culture whereby all learning opportunities are taken. This in turn will result in improvements in care.

Course information

This e-learning package comprises the following six sessions and will take around 3.5 hours to complete:

  1. How to use this e-learning
  2. Culture and learning from deaths
  3. Engaging with families and carers
  4. Case record reviews and investigations
  5. Actions and improvements
  6. Trust Boards and the role of Non-Executive Directors
  7. Assessment

The course is suitable for anyone working in a health or care setting and supports the ‘ward-to-board’ responsibility of learning from deaths and serious incidents and includes learning which is relevant to all roles.

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.

Register >

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Learning from Deaths 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.

Access for care home or hospice staff

To register for the Learning from Deaths programme, select the ‘Register’ button above. Select the option ‘I am a care home or hospice worker’ then enter your care home / hospice name or postcode and select it from the options available in the drop down list. Finally enter your care home / hospice registration code and select ‘Register’. You may need to see your employer to get this code.

If your employer does not have a code, then they need to contact the e-LfH Support Team. The Support Team can either give the employer the Registration Code or arrange a bulk upload of all staff.

Access for social care professionals

Access to e-LfH content is available to all social care professionals in England whose employers are registered with the Skills for Care National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). Every employer providing NMDS-SC workforce information to Skills for Care has been given a user registration code for their staff. This code enables you to self-register for access to the Learning from Deaths programme. Please contact your employer for more details about the registration code. For information about registering your organisation with the NMDS-SC your employer should access www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk or contact the Skills for Care Support Service on 0845 8730129.
If you have a registration code select the ‘register’ button above

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