NHS Health Check - elearning for healthcare
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About the NHS Health Check elearning programme

This elearning programme includes 2 parts, which have been developed to support the delivery of NHS Health Checks, available for people aged 40 to 74 years in England, without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Learners can explore a variety of resources from the NHS Health Check training hub presented as a townscape and an NHS Health Check video-based learning resource is also available. Primarily aimed at health trainers, pharmacy staff, health care assistants, anyone involved in the delivery of the NHS Health Check programme will find this programme useful.

About the NHS Health Check training hub

To use the interactive townscape, click on the different locations to access a variety of free external resources, which are relevant to the NHS Health Check. Topics include blood pressure, cholesterol, physical activity, alcohol, smoking, behavior change, dementia, information on cardiovascular disease prevention and the NHS Health Check programme.

These learning resources support the delivery of the NHS Health Check and complement locally commissioned NHS Health Check training. Learners may be required to set up a free account to access some of the external resources.

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About the video-based NHS Health Check elearning resources

The NHS Health Check videos were developed by Health Education England, in collaboration with Public Health England (now the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities). They provide introductory knowledge about the NHS Health Check, which compliments locally commissioned training.

Anyone delivering the NHS Health Check must meet the national competencies. The Competency Framework was developed in accordance with DH Standard Operating Procedures for NHS Health Checks (DH 2008).

Reviewed in 2022, the video resources reflect the changes introduced to the NHS Health Check programme, in the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Meet the Team

This elearning module has been reviewed by:

  • Hannah Sullivan, Programme Support Manager, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programme, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.
  • Michaela Nuttall, Clinical Advisor, Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.
  • Margit Veveris Senior Project Manager, Health Education England Long Term Conditions and Prevention.
  • Emma Nye, Programme Manager HEE elearning for healthcare.
  • CJ McKay, Project Manager, Health Education England elearning for healthcare.
  • Paula Casey, Lead Learning Designer, Health Education England elearning for healthcare.
  • Rachel Gowland, Stakeholder Office, Health Education England elearning for healthcare.

How to access

Available to all

The NHS Health Check programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the NHS Health Check 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.

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To view the NHS Health Check 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

The NHS Health Check programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning 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 NHS Health Check 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

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

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