Persistent Physical Symptoms - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Health Education England
  • Northern Clinical Network
  • Keele University
  • Northern England Mental health Development unit
  • ARCH Recovery College online

About the Persistent Physical Symptoms programme

This e-learning programme provides an overview of persistent physical symptoms (previously referred to as medically unexplained symptoms or psychosomatic symptoms). It explains what they are, how they emerge and how they are maintained. You will learn how to provide a helpful and hopeful diagnosis and explanation of symptoms. Using this understanding you will then learn how you can work with patients who present with these symptoms in a therapeutic way that moves them towards recovery. At the end of the session you will have the chance to practice your skills on an innovative virtual patient who will chat to you about their problems and give you feedback on how you did.

More information

CPD points can be gained through approval with your peer group or manager

Evaluation

We have launched a survey to ask for feedback on the Persistent Physical Symptoms Resource. If you would like to share your thoughts on the e-learning and resources, please visit: HEE e-LfH Persistent Physical Symptoms Evaluation Survey

Meet the team

  • Dr Philippa Bolton

    Dr Philippa Bolton

    Clinical Lead, Northern Clinical Network
  • Dr Sara Finkelstein

    Dr Sara Finkelstein

    Consultant Neurologist
  • Jon Guy

    Jon Guy

    Programme Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Project Manager, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Simon Perkins

    Simon Perkins

    Learning Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Catherine Moran

    Catherine Moran

    Graphic Designer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Hannah Denness

    Hannah Denness

    Communications and Stakeholder Officer, HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Persistent Physical Symptoms programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Persistent Physical Symptoms programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH 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 Persistent Physical Symptoms programme, please contact e-LfH 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 e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

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