Supporting Self Care - elearning 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 elearning 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 elearning 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:

Supporting Self Care

Executive group

  • Julia Moore OBE

    National Director, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Alan Ryan

    National Programme Director, HEE elearning for healthcare

Project team

  • David Haslam

    David Haslam

    Clinical Project Lead
  • Patricia Wilkie

    Dr Patricia Wilkie

    Module Editor/Author
  • Angela Hawley

    Angela Hawley

  • elfh staff - Kenny Hardy-Smith

    Kenny Hardy-Smith

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh staff - Ian dodson

    Ian Dodson

    Implementation Manager, elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Supporting Self Care 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 Supporting Self Care 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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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).

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 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 Supporting Self Care 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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