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eLearning programme tackles England’s health inequalities

Posted on: August 2nd, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Clinical practitioners across the health and care sector can access training on reducing healthcare inequalities across England.

The resource complements the Core20PLUS5 which identified the following five clinical areas in need of rapid improvement:

  • hypertension case finding
  • chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD)
  • cancer
  • maternity
  • mental health

The elearning resources cover these five areas and includes an additional module on healthcare inequalities among patients of sickle cell disease.

By the end of these modules, learners should have a good understanding of health inequalities within each area and should be able to communicate with patients about their clinical condition and care, support shared decision making with patients from marginalised groups and mitigate barriers in accessing services.

For more information and to access the modules, please visit the Health Inequalities programme page.

New e-learning on hypertension now available

Posted on: February 5th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England has worked with NHS England & NHS Improvement and Public Health England to develop an elearning programme to address the huge underdiagnosis and inaccurate diagnosis of hypertension.

The Hypertension upskilling programme incorporates up to date guidelines and evidence-based aims to aid front-line primary care colleagues in the diagnosis and management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk – including familial, hypercholesterolaemia, artrial fibrillation, dyslipidaemia and other cardiovascular disease related conditions.

The NHS Long Term Plan makes hypertension one of the top three cardiovascular priorities, alongside artrial fibrillation and lipid management. This plan has set a target of, over the next ten years, 80% of the expected prevalence of hypertension should be diagnosed and, of those diagnosed, 80% treated to target as per NICE guidelines.

The programme was funded by Health Education England and developed in partnership with NHS England & NHS Improvement, and Public Health England. It consists of a webinar and a short quiz to test knowledge and understanding of the topic.

For more information about the programme, including details of how to access the elearning sessions, visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/hypertension/

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