WM - Doctors in Training Online Generic Induction 2017 (DITOGI) - e-Learning for Healthcare
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Programme update

Access to the DITOGI 2017 on-line induction programme for doctors will be withdrawn on 30th April 2018.

Please be aware that if you have not completed DITOGI 2017 programme by 30th April 2018 and you are still in training in the West Midlands, you will be asked to complete ALL the requirements of the National E-learning programme for doctors in training programme to be available in summer 2018.

Your learning activity record will be retained under your account. However any incompletion cannot be carried forward to the new national induction programme.

For further information, please contact programmes.wm@hee.nhs.uk

About the West Midlands Doctors In Training Online Generic Induction programme

DITOGI 2017 e-induction provides a modular programme of generic topics enabling doctors and dentists in training to carry out safe and effective practice. It has been designed to be less time-consuming and repetitive than some traditional face-to-face training.

Revised and updated for those entering training in the West Midlands in 2017, it provides a standardised induction and assessment of trainees’ knowledge. Including topics such as infection control, safeguarding, fire safety and manual handling, the programme has been developed with the support of the region’s three medical schools at Warwick, Keele and Birmingham universities.

Trusts are not required to repeat induction on generic topics, enabling them to focus on local training requirements and departmental inductions in a cost-effective programme that both enhances doctors’ training and increases patient safety. Generic induction is an effective medium for communicating the vision, ethos and values of the NHS and is used by many commercial organisations to promote their brand and customer service values.

Programme structure

This 18 module programme is structured to allow trainees to complete modules and be assessed on their learning before they start their employment at Trusts.

Please note that trainees who are required to complete DITOGI 2017 will be pre-registered and informed of their login details in June 2017.


Trainee Doctor Groups Launch Date Deadline for Completion
FY1s 5th June 2017


 14 July 2017

6 weeks from launch date

Other current trainees on Intrepid with no DITOGI completion history 12th June 2017


 21st July 2017

6 weeks from launch date

Trainees registered later 6 weeks after enrolment

More information

Doctors In Training Online Generic Induction 2017 (DITOGI), consisting of 18 modules, has been developed through a multi-professional collaboration across the NHS West Midlands region.

All trainees in the West Midlands who have not already done so are required to complete this mandatory package. The modules are interactive and include an assessment. The course is accessible by desktop, laptop and tablet but not smartphone. The entire package takes approximately 9 hours to complete but can be completed in sessions as progress will be bookmarked.

Upon successful completion, a verifiable generic induction certificate, accepted by Trusts throughout the West Midlands, is generated. Links to further NHS resources are provided.


  • How do I access DITOGI?

    All the trainees in the NHS West Midlands rotation who are required to complete DITOGI 2017 are pre-registered and informed of their login details.  If you have not received your login details, please contact mmcteam@wm.hee.nhs.uk to request access.

  • When should it be completed?

    Trainees are expected to have completed all of the 18 modules by mid July 2017 in advance of the August start, or at least 2 weeks before commencing in post for those who start after August. Failure to do so may result in a delay to their start date.

  • Is DITOGI a replacement of Trust and departmental Inductions?

    The online induction is not a replacement or substitute for Trust and departmental inductions. Eliminating repetition of material covered in this online induction is the responsibility of all Trusts.

  • Do I have to do all 18 modules?

    Dental trainees and Public Health trainees only need to complete 13 modules. All other trainees must complete all 18 modules.

    18 modules

  • Can I print off a certificate of completion?

    Successful completion of all the 18 modules of DITOGI will generate a certificate which you can save or print.  NB – No certificate of completion is issued for Dental and Public trainees who may do a screenshot of their learning record as evidence of completion.

  • I have completed a previous version of DITOGI. How can I access my certificate?

    Previous versions of DITOGI are no longer available for access. Your completion is already recorded on Intrepid – the trainee database. Please contact your Trust medical education department for your learning recorded on Intrepid Pathway.

  • How can I access reporting for my Trust?

    Please contact mmcteam@wm.hee.nhs.uk to arrange appropriate access.

Meet the team

  • Dr Diarmuid Mulherin

    Dr Diarmuid Mulherin

    Chair, Clinical Tutors’ Committee, Health Education England working across the West Midlands
  • Amanda Barber

    Amanda Barber

    Senior Business Manager / Deputy Head of Postgraduate Medical Education, Health Education England working across the West Midlands
  • Bertha Low

    Bertha Low

    Education Development Programme Manager, Health Education England working across the West Midlands


Many thanks to the DITOGI Steering Group and subject matter experts from various Trusts across the West Midlands region.

How to access

Please note that trainees who are required to complete DITOGI 2017 will be pre-registered and informed of their login details in June 2017. If you are a trainee doctor in the NHS West Midlands region but have not received your login details, please contact mmcteam@wm.hee.nhs.uk to request access.

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the WM – Doctors In Training Online Generic Induction 2017 (DITOGI) 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.

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