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e-LfH launches hit 20 million for 2020

Posted on: December 18th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England’s elearning for Healthcare (HEE elfh) Hub has passed the milestone of 20 million content launches so far this year.  Over the last 14 years there have been 50 million session launches on the elfh Hub with 20 million of those being in just the last 12 months.

The health and care workforce have engaged with elearning and the growth in usage of elfh resources indicates there is great demand for a blended approach to learning across the health and care workforce.

Patrick Mitchell, Director of Innovation and Transformation at Health Education England,

“20 million launches in a single year is a very significant milestone and achievement for Health Education England elearning for healthcare and reflects how important our role is in providing education and training resources for the health and care workforce. It represents 20 million training interventions to help hard working staff deliver better patient care.

“This increase in use can partly be attributed to our Coronavirus programme, which is regularly being updated to meet the needs of the workforce responding to the pandemic, the NHS Test and Trace resources and the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

“But it is also reflective of changes in working patterns and practices as a whole. There were already high levels of usage for online learning and that has been further heightened by the pandemic, as face-to-face sessions and ‘hands on’ learning have been replaced for many by elearning and other online learning solutions. “

HEE elfh, which is part of the Technology Enhanced Learning team, supports patient care by developing elearning resources to educate and train the health and care workforce. Currently more than 400 elearning programmes are available, or being developed, in collaboration with organisations including Royal Colleges, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England.

HEE elfh’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training.

For more information about elfh visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/.


Changes to the e-LfH hub and Internet Explorer

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

elearning for healthcare (elfh) resources are no longer supported by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

This decision will bring elfh’s browser policy in line with other NHS organisations, including Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

The current version of Internet Explorer, version 11, and Microsoft’s Edge will continue to be supported.

Over the last few years the usage of these older versions of browsers has reduced significantly to less than 2% of all elfh accessed sessions. If your organisation still uses these older Internet Explorer versions, please note that alternative browsers such as Chrome or Firefox can be used. Please refer to your local IT department for assistance in using a different browser.

Ceasing support of the older versions of Internet Explorer will enable elfh to develop and test new functionality, without the restrictions of considering aging technologies.

elfh is still supporting the following browsers:


  • IE11
  • Edge (latest version)
  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)


  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)


  • Chrome (latest version)


  • Safari (latest version)

If you have any questions about this change please contact the elfh helpdesk: Support Form

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