Maternity Support Worker - elearning for healthcare
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  • Health Education England_New logo 2021
  • North West London Clinical Commissioning Group
  • UWE

About the Maternity Support Worker programme

These modules have been developed following a short mapping exercise and review of resources against the Maternity Support Worker Competency, Education and Career Development Framework. We have identified that there is a need to develop 4 elearning modules: Screening, Immunisations in pregnancy and post natal period, Anatomy and Physiology and Legal and Ethical Frameworks.

This programme has been written with MSWs in mind, however, it will be useful for anyone that deals with expectant mums.

Once all modules have been completed we would suggest that you that revisit the Screening and Immunisation modules periodically as things do change and the content is updated continuously to react to those changes.

All other modules will be reviewed at the agreed intervals and amended if required.

More information

  • Screening

  • Immunisations

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Legal and Ethical Frameworks

Thanks to those who took part in the review process:

  • Sally Ashton-May – Health Education England
  • Jacqui Williams – Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Carmel Lloyd – Royal College of Midwives
  • Christine Hughes – Royal Cornwall Hospitals
  • Lucy Johnson – Betterbirths Clinical Lead Midwife
  • Teresa Shalofsky – Lead Midwife for Education

Meet the team

  • Louise Morgan

    Louise Morgan

    Project Manager, HEE Maternity Team
  • June Mensah

    June Mensah

    HEE Project Manager Midwife, MSW Apprenticeship, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Helena Nash

    Helena Nash

    Practice Development Midwife/MTP Project Manager, The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sian McLaughlin

    Sian McLaughlin

    Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Susan Davies

    Susan Davies

    Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Clair Guy

    Clair Guy

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Robin Pollard

    Robin Pollard

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Grant

    Rachel Grant

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Hannah Denness

    Hannah Denness

    Communications and Stakeholder Officer, HEE elearning for healthcare, Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Nicola Anderson

    Nicola Anderson

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Maternity Support Worker  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 Maternity Support Worker  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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NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Maternity Support Worker 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.

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 Maternity Support Worker 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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