Post COVID Services - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

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About the programme

The Long COVID Programme at NHS England has developed a training programme aimed at healthcare professionals working within specialist post COVID services for adults. The programme consists of 7 modules.

  1. Introduction to post COVID care
  2. The first assessment of a patient with suspected post COVID-19 syndrome
  3. The treatable traits approach and differential diagnoses
  4. Post COVID rehabilitation: physical and mental health
  5. Rehabilitation, digital services and discharge
  6. Working as an integrated pathway
  7. Delivering personalised care in post COVID services

The training programme has been informed by multiple healthcare professionals including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physicians. It aims to improve knowledge in the clinical management of long COVID by providing good quality, accessible and up-to-date training resources, which cover a spectrum of patient needs. The training focuses upon the biopsychosocial nature of post COVID care.

Knowledge and guidance of managing people with long COVID continues to evolve. By completing this training, healthcare professionals will gain a greater understanding on current approaches to managing long COVID and supporting people so they can start to recover.

Recordings of live training sessions

Further to the training modules listed above, recordings of 4 live training sessions are available to watch on FutureNHS platform here. The live sessions cover some of the key topics from the modules and were an opportunity to ask questions to the development team. Please note you would need a FutureNHS account to access live training sessions. 

More information

This training programme has been created as the need to offer support to clinicians working in post COVID services is recognised. It is understood that long COVID has many challenges and patients can often be referred to clinics with complex symptom presentations. Therefore, the training programme has been created to improve clinical management of long COVID whilst sharing knowledge and clinical expertise between post COVID services. The training programme will contribute to addressing variation in post COVID care and improving patient experience and outcomes.

Each module has specific learning objectives to guide an individual’s learning. The length of time to complete each module is listed at the beginning.

Long COVID elearning programme

We also have an introductory module, long COVID elearning programme, along with helpful resources for healthcare professionals who have contact with people with long COVID.

If you don’t work within specialist post COVID services, the long COVID elearning programme may be more suited to you.

Primary and secondary audiences

Healthcare professionals working within post COVID services for adults

Meet the team

  • Dr Melissa

    Dr Melissa Heightman

    National Specialty Advisor for Long COVID, NHS England
  • Dr Graham Burns

    Dr Graham Burns

    National Specialty Advisor for Long COVID, NHS England
  • Rebecca Livingstone

    Rebecca Livingstone

    Regional Specialty Advisor, London Region, AHP Network
  • Dr Fauzia Begum

    Dr Fauzia Begum

    Post COVID Service, Clinical Medical Lead, Occupational Health, University Hospitals of Derby
  • Kristina Westcott

    Kristina Westcott

    Psychologist, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital
  • Clinical Pathway Coordinator

    Rachel Tarrant

    Clinical Pathway Coordinator, Leeds Clinical Network
  • Jackie Brocklehurst

    Jackie Brocklehurst

    Regional Deputy Head of Nursing and Midwifery, NHS England

    Dr Harsha Master

    Physician, Hertfordshire Post COVID Service
  • Sally Singh

    Sally Singh

    Professor of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dept of Respiratory Science, University of Leicester
  • Dr Douglas Hing

    Dr Douglas Hing

    GP Lead in Merton, Health Coach
  • Alison Wilcox

    COVID-19 Rehabilitation Coordinator, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
  • COVID Project Manager,

    Emma Webber

    COVID Project Manager, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Fiona

    Fiona Gillies

    Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, ENT/Voice, Whittington Health

    Dr Abayomi Salawu

    Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Lead Clinician and Director
  • Michelle

    Michelle Humphrey

    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Hayley

    Hayley English

    Long COVID Specialist Nurse, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hazel

    Hazel Nyamajiyah

    Senior Programme Manager, NHS England
  • Gemma Clunie

    Dr Gemma Clunie

    HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellow and Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Sophie

    Sophie Chalmers

    Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Project Manager, NHS England
  • Caroline Gibson

    Caroline Gibson

    GP and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wasim Baqir

    Wasim Baqir

    Practice Pharmacist, NHS England

elfh team members

  • Sarah Gray

    Sarah Gray

    Programme Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Syed Abbas

    Syed Khawar Abbas

    Project Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Runam Prasad

    Runam Prasad

    Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Roger Ellison

    Roger Ellison

    Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Catriona

    Catriona Ramsay

    Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Evelyn

    Evelyn Lindsay

    Graphic Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England
  • Kieron_Bradshaw_80x80

    Kieron Bradshaw

    Marketing and Communications Officer, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), NHS England

How to access

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.

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To view the Post COVID Services 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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If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Post COVID Services 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.

NHS healthcare staff in England: ESR

The Post COVID Services 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.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

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 Post COVID Services 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.

Select here for more information on the authorisations process to run reports on the learning activity of staff.

Select the following link for more information about CPD points.

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