NHS Violence Reduction - elearning for healthcare
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About the NHS Violence Reduction Programme

The NHS Violence Reduction Programme was established to deliver a coordinated health response to violence reduction across the country. This elearning resource aims to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and resource to support violence reduction and improve wellbeing in our communities.

The Violence Reduction elearning resource will equip NHS staff with the knowledge and skills to support violence reduction initiatives that benefit local communities. The self-guided online training will be offered across two sessions: the first session introduces a theory-based approach to understand the causes of violence, whilst the second is a more practical session identifying the role of healthcare services in violence reduction, particularly in identifying young people most affected. The modules include video clips, animations and resources from external expert bodies including the views of young people with lived experience.

Each module is comprised of sections that users can complete in their own time. The site will save user progress and a certificate will be provided upon completion of both modules. Users may complete sessions individually, or they can used to form the basis of group discussions or workshops.

Primary and secondary audiences

This resource is for all NHS staff. It may feel most relevant to those staff who frequently treat young patients, however is intended for use by all grades of doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals. It is also encouraged that non-clinical staff for example administration and reception staff in both primary and secondary) care complete the module.

More information

For more information on the NHS Violence Reduction Programme, please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/london/london-clinical-networks/our-networks/violence-reduction/

The programme team gives acknowledgement and thanks to the subject matter experts, including our young partners, who contributed to the development of this training material.

Meet the team

  • Martin Griffths

    Martin Griffiths

    Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust Clinical Director for Violence Reduction, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Niamh Ni-Longain

    Niamh Ni-Longain

    Consultant in Paediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Training & Education Lead, NHS London Violence Reduction Programme
  • Adetola Masha

    Adetola Masha

    Senior Project Manager, NHS London Violence Reduction Programme
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Dave Beardmore

    Dave Beardmore

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alice Denham

    Alice Denham

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Catherine Moran

    Catherine Moran

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rachel Gowland

    Rachel Gowland

    Communications and Stakeholder Officer, HEE TEL elearning for healthcare
  • Scott Tyrrell

    Scott Tyrrell

    Lead Animator, 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.

Register >

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Violence Reduction 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 e-Learning section.

NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Violence Reduction 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 Violence Reduction 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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