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Patient safety modules launched for acute care professionals

Posted on: September 5th, 2023 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Acute Care professionals can now access new modules of the Patient Safety Syllabus training elearning sessions on the elfh portal which have been tailored to support the specific needs of their profession. 

Patient safety is a collective responsibility and a key priority for health and care. This training is available to NHS and healthcare staff and supports the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, emphasising a proactive approach to identifying risks to safe care.  

Content for both Levels 1 and 2 of the syllabus training have been updated and include improvements to usability, interactivity, and navigation and a certificate of completion and five sector specific patient safety case studies in total for Mental Health, Maternity, Healthcare mangers and administrative staff care, Primary Care and Acute Care. 

All updates to the content and functionality have been made in response to feedback from users. There is also a self-assessment for the Access to Practice module which learners must pass to move on to the sector-specific sessions and a Certificate of completion for each case study area. 

Acute session content covers: 

  • Acute care in the NHS hospitals  
  • Elective and emergency care 
  • Systems thinking in acute care  
  • Safety culture in hospital acute care  
  • Human factors in hospital acute care 
  • Areas of risk and risk factors 

More information about the Patient Safety Syllabus training and how to access to the elearning modules can be found here: 


New course supports safe use of medical gases and cylinders used in healthcare

Posted on: August 29th, 2023 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Healthcare staff who use, move, set up, purchase and operate medical gas cylinders and gases can access new elearning which aims to reduce risk of handling medical gas cylinders and improve patient and staff safety. 

The safe use, storage and set up of medical gases and cylinders used in healthcare programme has seven modules covering a range of topics including properties of medical gases used in healthcare, safe storage and handling and patient safety and risk reduction. 

This new course is an update to the e4Equipment (E4E), medical equipment programme on e-learning for healthcare (elfh), which supports clinical staff to ensure their medical equipment knowledge is relevant and up to date. 

It is available on the elfh Hub and has been developed by elfh and the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers (NAMDET) with input from MHRA, the NHS England National Patient Safety Team and major medical gas suppliers for the UK. 

The course will support healthcare staff in primary and secondary care, community settings, the private sector and industry partners and can be offered as an alternative to paid for courses provided by manufacturers and private training companies. 

To access this course please follow this link: Medical Equipment – elearning for healthcare (

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