Welcome to your December 2020 update about the Foundation e-learning programme - elearning for healthcare
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Welcome to your December 2020 update about the Foundation e-learning programme

Hannah Denness, 17 December 2020

The Foundation elearning programme has been developed specifically for Foundation doctors by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and is approved by UKFPO.

Do you need to complete parts of the curriculum on your e-portfolio which you do not cover in day-to-day practice? If so, why not try some of our free elearning mapped directly to the Foundation Professional Capabilities (Training Outcomes) in the 2016 Foundation Curriculum.

The sessions in the elfh Foundation elearning programme:

Professional Capability: 19
Makes patient safety a priority in clinical practice


You can sign in to the elearning with your login supplied by elfh at any time during your foundation training.

HORUS and TURAS link to elfh elearning sessions from the FP Curriculum and are therefore accessible to all trainees, making it quicker and easy to access the appropriate session linked to the curriculum.

We have also included an update about the SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery portfolio for foundation trainee doctors. 

SCRIPT elearning for safer prescribing

Created in 2010, the SCRIPT elearning programme was developed by the University of Birmingham and OCB Media and commissioned by Health Education England.

The elearning is designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and optimal medicines management among healthcare professionals.

How effective is elearning?

The European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Working Group on education recently conducted a review to identify and assess the effects of digital learning on learner-related and clinically relevant outcomes.

They concluded that “elearning is the most-used type of digital learning for safe and effective prescribing education and is efficacious in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate prescribers the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes“.

About the SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery portfolio for foundation trainee doctors

The SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery elearning portfolio for foundation trainee doctors is a collection of 49 modules, delivered through a dedicated learning platform, that have been specifically designed to help improve the prescribing competency and safety of foundation doctors.  The portfolio is freely available to all foundation schools in England.

A module usually takes approximately one hour to complete but does not have to be completed in one sitting. Content has been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

How do I access the programme?

Anyone with a @nhs.net or @nhs.uk e-mail address can access SCRIPT Medicine and Surgery for free.

Where can I get support with the SCRIPT elearning programme?

In addition to individual access, all foundation schools are provided with a dedicated instance of SCRIPT specific to their region, including a full trainee reporting and monitoring tool. If you represent a foundation school and would like further information on this, please email Nicholas Blackwell to discuss it further.

If you are new to elearning, or have a question about the elearning modules, Nicholas Blackwell will be running virtual live demos on the following dates from 10am to 11am:

  • Tuesday 15 December 2020
  • Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Tuesday 16 February 2021

During the sessions you will:

  • Have a tour of the SCRIPT user experience
  • Run through a summary of the different SCRIPT variants
  • View some example SCRIPT module content
  • Take a look at the trainee data analytics, management and reporting tool

The virtual demos will be conducted over Microsoft Teams and joining instructions are available by contacting Nicholas.

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