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About the Paediatric elearning programme

This is a series of four elearning courses on cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, respiratory paediatrics and paediatric palliative care. They have been developed to help improve care and will be useful to all healthcare professionals who work with children and young adults. This includes paediatricians in all training and career grades, paediatric advanced nursing practitioners, GPs and GP trainees, ED staff and community healthcare workers.

More information

The courses include a number of elearning sessions and can be worked through in any order. The total number of sessions for each specialty are:

  1. Cardiology – 9 elearning sessions
  2. Diabetes and endocrinology – 18 elearning sessions
  3. Respiratory paediatrics – 11 elearning sessions
  4. Paediatric palliative care – 21 elearning sessions

The sessions include self-assessment quizzes and a variety of interactive exercises. A certificate will be available after each course has been completed. However, this should not stop these courses being continuously used as and when applicable when dealing with a case in which they would be helpful.

Sample sessions

  • Introduction to Blood Glucose Monitoring

    This session explains how to obtain a blood glucose sample using the capillary finger prick method, how to analyse the sample and then interpret the results.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    This session introduces obstructive sleep apnoea: describing high risk groups and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Meet the team

  • Helen Goodyear

    Helen Goodyear

    Clinical Lead and Head of the Postgraduate School of Paediatrics, West Midlands Deanery
  • Jonathan Guy

    Jonathan Guy

    Project Manager, HEE elfh Programme
  • elfh staff - Steve Hewitt

    Steve Hewitt

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elfh Programme
  • Victoria Ward

    Victoria Ward

    Learning Designer, HEE elfh Programme

Editorial and Peer Review team

Cardiovascular Examinations

  • Gurjinder Dahel – Consultant Paediatrician, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Paraskavi Mikrou – Specialist Trainee Registrar in Paediatrics, West Midlands Deanery
  • Ari Kannivelu – Consultant Paediatrician, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Anjum Gandhi – Consultant Paediatrician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust


  • Charlotte Avann  Paediatric Registrar, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Jan Idkowiak National GRID Trainee in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Suma Uday – Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes GRID Trainee, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Dhaara Iyer  Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Swati Karandikar – Consultant Paediatrician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chizo Agwu – Consultant Paediatrician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Respiratory medicine

  • Sarah Denniston – Paediatric Consultant, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Vasileios Patelis – ST7 Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Maggie Hufton – ST8 in Paediatrics in the West Midlands Deanery
  • Kumar Sethuraman – Consultant Paediatrician, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Palliative care

  • Sarah Thompson – Consultant Paediatrician, UHNM NHS Trust and Medical Director, Donna Louise Trust
  • Kate Harvey – Specialty Trainee Year 6 (Community Grid)
  • Laura Roe – Consultant Paediatrician UHNM and Donna Louise Children’s Hospice
  • Rebecca Dack – Community Paediatric ST6, UHNM NHS Trust
  • Helen Goodyear – Head of the Postgraduate School of Paediatrics, West Midlands Deanery
  • Hannah Fallon – Consultant Community Paediatrics, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
  • Cheryl Adams – Consultant Community Paediatrician, Special Interest in Complex Palliative Care

How to access

In order to access the Paediatrics elearning 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 Paediatrics elearning 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 Paediatrics elearning 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 Paediatrics elearning 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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