Supporting Self Care - e-Learning for Healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
  • Royal College of Physicians

About the Supporting Self Care programme

Supporting Self Care e-learning is designed for healthcare professionals supporting people with long-term conditions. It will help them give people the confidence and skills to take greater control over their own health and wellbeing.

By the end of the learning healthcare professionals will be able to give expert advice, help people understand their condition and make informed choices about the support they wish to access from the resources available.

The curriculum for the project was developed by the Academy of Medical Colleges in association with the Royal College of Physicians, with input from many other healthcare professional bodies. The materials have been written by subject specialists and experts in their particular field and have been subjected to extensive peer review by a wide range of stakeholder groups.

Supporting Self Care

Skills and knowledge training

The session content includes information on skills and knowledge training, tools and self-monitoring devices, healthy lifestyle choices and support networks:

  1. Supporting Self Care
  2. The Role of the Healthcare Professional
  3. Integrating Self Care into Current Practice

Session content

There are three e-learning sessions, each 20 minutes long, incorporating video clips and case studies which present the views of the individual, the healthcare professional and the healthcare provider.

Some of the exciting features of these materials include the incorporation of high resolution images, videos clips and animated interactions, to enrich the learning experience and increase visual accessibility.

The materials have been designed so that they can be used on a standard laptop or PC via a broadband internet connection at home or at work.

For more information, email the team at:
supportingselfcare@e-lfh.org.uk

More information

Executive Group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, e-Learning for Healthcare

Project Team

  • David Haslam

    David Haslam

    Clinical Project Lead
  • Dr Patricia Wilkie

    Dr Patricia Wilkie

    Module Editor/Author
  • Angela Hawley

    Angela Hawley

    Contributor
  • e-LfH staff - Kenny Hardy-Smith

    Kenny Hardy-Smith

    Project Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare
  • e-LfH staff - Ian dodson

    Ian Dodson

    Implementation Manager, e-Learning for Healthcare

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH 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 e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Supporting Self Care programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Access as part of the e-GP programme

The Supporting Self Care programme was created as part of the e-GP programme and is embedded inside e-GP. Therefore, if you already have access to e-GP, you do not need to register for Supporting Self Care.

If you work in General Practice and wish to register for e-GP, please follow the Register link above and select General Practice (e-GP).

Access for NHS healthcare staff in England

The Supporting Self Care 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.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies