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Getting the most out of Supervised Learning Events: Foundation update (July 2023)

Posted on: July 10th, 2023 by Kieron Bradshaw No Comments

Welcome to your July 2023 update from the Foundation elearning programme.

Supervised learning events (SLEs) are an essential part of your learning in your 2 foundation years. Even if you think you know how to get the best out of them, you could still get more by doing the SLE elearning sessions whilst you are at the start of the academic year.

The following sessions cover the principles of assessment, through to effective use of feedback, evaluation and case based discussion:


The sessions cover key areas in your curriculum on:

FPC 10: Teaching the teacher

FPC 12: Continuing Professional Development

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with NHS England elearning for healthcare (NHSE elfh), and is approved by the UK Foundation Programme (UKFPO).

The online training has a range of other sessions that might help you. Please log in to the programme page to view more.

You can sign on to the elearning with your login supplied by elearning for healthcare at any time during your foundation training:

HORUS and TURAS have deep links to elearning for healthcare sessions from the Foundation Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easier to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.



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SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices by healthcare professionals

Healthcare students and professionals can improve their knowledge in prescribing and therapeutics by accessing free elearning through SCRIPT which is designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those working with medicines and to benefit patient care.

Launched in 2010 by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media, SCRIPT was commissioned by NHS England to provide elearning programmes for foundation doctors and dentists, paediatric trainees, nurses, general practitioners, pharmacists and other non-medical prescribers. The programmes are also appropriate for undergraduate medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

Covering a wide range of therapeutic topics, SCRIPT modules take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed on a regular basis.

Benefits include:

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT will enhance your knowledge and confidence in prescribing correctly, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    You will receive a certificate for each module that you complete, which can be used in your online learning portfolio.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easy to use. You can access the modules at a time which suits you and revisit them even after completion. 
  • SCRIPT elearning is free to those with a or address.  

SCRIPT elearning resources align to guidance produced by the General Medical Council on good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices.

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

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