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Clinical Imaging – latest updates

Posted on: October 19th, 2023 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

It’s a busy time for the Clinical Imaging programme as we continue to create new content to help develop the skills of our workforce. Reviews and new development are, as always, our priority.

Dorothy Keane, Clinical Lead at the Society and College of Radiographers, gives a brief overview of updates that have been made to the resource.

Reminder: new Adult Pathology module

We recently launched our Adult Pathology module to enable recognition of bone or soft tissue changes on conventional radiographs. These sessions help you recognise a range of pathologies from arthritis, to gout, to malignant tumours. Our current development includes Paediatric Pathology, the importance of which is evident- identifying a malignant tumour early could save a life.

Coming soon

We are working on sessions which will support radiographers recognising pulmonary emboli in CT, sessions supporting overseas radiographers, and some covering latest developments in AI and inclusive practice in medical radiation safety.

We have always strived to focus unrelentingly on patients, keeping them at the centre of every decision we make. By developing the skills of radiographers we can be assured that patients receive care from professionals who have the required knowledge and skills to enhance and support the patient’s journey through the imaging department. By developing the skills of other health professionals who look at radiographs daily, be they junior doctors, nurses or allied health professionals, we further invest in patient care and safety.

Our regular reviews ensure that our sessions remain up to date to include new guidelines, procedures and protocols and current practice. This gives our programme the professional credibility which I’m sure is behind its success.

Accessing the training

To find out more and access the training, visit the Clinical Imaging programme page.

Updates to our Clinical Imaging elearning programme

Posted on: June 26th, 2023 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

Dorothy Keane, Clinical Lead at the Society of Radiographers, gives a brief overview of several updates that have been made to our Clinical Imaging elearning programme. The online training is free to access for healthcare staff and is the ideal resource to support all imaging staff.

To find out more and access the training, visit the Clinical Imaging programme page.

Nasogastric Tube Placement

In 2017, Clinical Imaging developed 2 sessions which covered the main principles of correctly identifying a nasogastric (NG) tube position on a chest radiograph. The sessions were authored by Natasha Hayes who is a radiographer at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

In April 2023, Natasha kindly reviewed and updated the sessions to include recent data and guidelines from a range of organisations including the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) and the NHS Never Events data.

Natasha has also increased the number of chest radiographs in the Self Evaluation section to further test your knowledge on identifying correct placement of NG tubes. A big thank you to everyone involved.

Paediatric Imaging

The paediatric sessions in Clinical Imaging have recently been reviewed and updated. The sessions cover the appendicular and axial skeleton and focus on trauma, however common pathologies and normal variants are also included. The Suspected Physical Abuse (SPA) module has also been updated; it comprises of 12 sessions discussing the appearance of SPA on radiographs. The 1st session covers the knowledge and skills needed to recognise SPA. This is followed by 11 interactive case studies to test your understanding where you will decide whether the case is SPA or not.

New Paediatric Self Evaluation module

 Self evaluation within Clinical Imaging has always been a major component of our programme. I decided to increase the number of sessions linked to paediatrics and to change the format. We now have 6 sessions covering the axial and appendicular skeleton as it appears on conventional radiographs. Each session is a combination of diagrams and images to label, hot spot questions, images to interpret and many other interactive questions covering anatomy, mechanisms of injury, radiographic technique as well as the interpretation of trauma, pathology and normal variants.

I feel that this update will enable you to complete a more thorough assessment of your skills in paediatric image interpretation.

Multi-professional preceptor training launches

Posted on: June 12th, 2023 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

The first sessions of a pioneering e-Compendium are now available to support preceptors across nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions (AHP).

The much-anticipated Multi-Professional Preceptor e-Compendium aims to recognise the needs of preceptors, and provides them with the guidance, support and practical tools needed to carry out their vital role. It marks the launch of a modern and cohesive set of resources that are aligned to the Preceptorship Principles and Frameworks across each of the professional groups.

The 2 sessions now available provide an overview of the preceptor role across each of the professional groups, along with dedicated training on leading and coaching preceptees. These sessions are currently free to access for health and care employees using their work email address to register. People without NHS or GOV email addresses will be able to access the e-Compendium in the future as the training develops, and we will share more information about this when available.

Moving into the role of a registered health and care professional is recognised to be a challenging time for staff. The e-Compendium forms part of the wider strategy to welcome and integrate newly registered professionals into the workplace, allowing them to successfully navigate the transitional period, and supporting their growth and confidence.

The training aims to help preceptors to reflect on their own experiences of this transitional period, and to optimise their knowledge and skills to best position themselves to support others. It also supports the preceptor to develop valuable skills that will help them in other supporting roles they may find themselves taking on during their current or future roles.

Developing the training has been a fantastic team effort across the nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce, and it is aligned and complementary to the Preceptorship Principles and Frameworks across these professional groups. Teams involved in creating the training include: NHS England WT&E’s National Nursing and Midwifery Team, National AHP Preceptorship and Foundation Support Programme, and National RePAIR Team, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield.

Accessing the training

To find out more and access the training, please visit the

Multi-professional Preceptor e-Compendium programme page.

Coming soon:

More sessions will be added to the e-Compendium in the near future, including: identifying and agreeing the Preceptee’s learning and support needs; the health and well-being of the preceptor and preceptee; reflecting on your experience as a Preceptor. More details on these will be shared as they become available.

Please also see:

National preceptorship framework for nursing

National preceptorship framework for midwifery

New elearning programme aims to support training of AHPs in neonatal care

Posted on: July 27th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England’s National Maternity Team to develop a new elearning programme to support the training needs of allied health professionals (AHPs) working in neonatal care.

The programme consists of an introductory session plus 8 foundation sessions aimed at occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians and physiotherapists, as detailed below:

Introduction to AHPs in Neonatal Care

Speech and Language Therapy in Neonatal Service

  • The role of a speech and language therapist in neonatal care – introduction and background
  • The role of the speech and language therapist in neonatal care – principles of practice

Physiotherapy in Neonatal Service

  • Introduction to the role of the neonatal physiotherapist
  • Neurological assessment of the neonate

Occupational Therapy in Neonatal Service

  • Overview of the role and scope of occupational therapy in neonatal services
  • Introduction to occupational therapy practice in neonatal services

Dietetics in Neonatal Service

  • Introduction to principles of neonatal dietetics Part A
  • Introduction to principles of neonatal dietetics Part B

The resource was developed in response to Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review which highlighted that the role of AHPs in neonatal care differs to practice in older children and adults, demonstrating the need for AHPs with specific skill sets. AHPs play an important role in embedding principles of care that impact all babies on the neonatal unit and beyond, ultimately improving long term outcomes for babies and their families.

For more information and to access the sessions, please visit the Introduction to Allied Health Professionals in Neonatal Care programme page.

New elearning programme to support newly qualified AHPs

Posted on: December 14th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent and Medway AHP Faculty and HEE to develop a new elearning programme to support newly qualified Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) transition to the workplace.

Step to Work aims to support AHPs – before they begin their transition from education to employment in health and social care settings – with guidance, support and practical tools to help them reflect on the knowledge they have already gained and how their experiences will help them in future roles.

Preceptorship programmes are provided by the NHS and other employers to help newly registered staff make sense of their new status but usually after they have begun work.

The programme consists of 8 sessions:

  • Positive appraisal of learning
  • Personal wellbeing at work
  • Characteristics of everyday work as an Allied Health Professional
  • Understanding the different systems that shape everyday work
  • Ethics, accountability and decision making
  • Developing and working in an inclusive environment
  • Building positive relationships with patients
  • Sustaining change and responsiveness

More information, including access details, is available on the Step to Work programme page.

New Supporting AHP Students elearning programme launched

Posted on: August 31st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Health Education England’s AHP team and the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to launch a new supporting allied health professionals (AHP) student elearning programme.


The aim of this course is to provide non-registered AHP assistants and support staff with training to develop their understanding of student education and to develop their skills in supporting students and educators within their teams. During this course, users will learn about the student journey, from the beginning of their studies to qualification and how practice placements form part of their learning. The resource will also offer an understanding of what is expected from students during placement, how to give feedback to students and educators and how to recognise and support a student who may be struggling. By developing these skills, non-registered staff will be able to contribute to the delivery of practice placement education, improving the quality and capacity of placements.

The following sessions are now available:

  • Health and Wellbeing Part 1: Resilience
  • Health and Wellbeing Part 2: Why Might a Student Struggle on Placement?


For more information about the elearning, including how to access it, please visit the HEE elfh Supporting AHP Students programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies