Introduction to the Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit - elearning for healthcare
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Introduction to the Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit and elearning

One in four strokes in the UK happen in people of working age. With the right support and guidance, many people successfully return to work after a stroke. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) and/or return to work support should be offered as a core component of rehabilitation from stroke.

A new vocational rehabilitation animation and e-learning resource with a new vocational rehabilitation toolkit has been developed by NHS England which aims to support clinicians, NHS commissioners, leaders and the wider system to inspire, motivate and support VR to become an integral core part of stroke rehabilitation. To find out more please click on the links below to view our animation and to open the e-learning resource which contains the VR toolkit.



Primary and secondary audiences

NHS Employees – clinicians, commissioners, senior leaders and wider stroke stakeholders including the Stroke Association, Different Strokes, professional bodies including the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), The British Psychological Society (BPS), The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the British and Irish Stroke Association of Stroke Physicians (BIASP) and the AHP Federation. In addition, the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) and the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM).


Thanks to the multi-professional national task and finish group including stroke survivors who have co-produced the national stroke vocational rehabilitation elearning and toolkit. With thanks to the Stroke Association and Different Strokes who have been key partners in working to improve care for our stroke survivors.

Meet the team

  • Laura Rogers

    National stroke programme manager NHSE
  • Rachel Sibson

    Occupational therapist and Clinical Lead for Wandsworth Community Neurology Team
  • Sarah Gray

    Sarah Gray

    Programme manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Rob Taylor 80 x 80

    Rob Taylor

    Senior Project Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Claire Beattie

    Claire Beattie

    Lead Learning Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Abigail Linford

    Abigail Linford

    Graphic Designer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Nicola Kipling

    Nicola Kipling

    Marketing and Communications Officer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials. 

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To view the Introduction to the Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit, select the View button below.  If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme . 

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NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR 

The Introduction to the Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit 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.  

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 Introduction to the Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit 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 

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