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New Educator Training Resources programme now available

Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) have worked with Health Education England’s London and South East Professional Development team to update and restructure the Educator Training Resources (ETR) programme.

The ETR courses are now available in a new structure and the sessions and pathways have been categorised differently to improve the user experience and ensure that users are accessing learning most relevant to them. As part of this update, the retired Educator Hub content has also been merged into the new programme.

The elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics and are structured under the 5 courses below:

For more information and to access the new programme, visit the Educator Training Resources programme page.

Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning, a free programme for all health and social care professionals

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) worked in partnership with London South Bank University, Bournemouth University and Health Education England, to develop this free elearning programme to support health and social care professionals working in clinical environments where patients could physically deteriorate. 

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme is an elearning resource offered at 2 levels, universal and advanced, to reflect the participant’s experience and clinical setting. This resource builds upon the use of the NEWS2 tool assisting learners to take the next steps in the assessment process through using the ABCDE assessment tool. This resource follows each step of the tool allowing participants to revise their anatomy and physiology, develop their skills and knowledge in the assessment process to recognise deterioration and manage the findings within the scope of their clinical role. 

NEWS2 is at the forefront of recognising deterioration and essential for detecting changes to vital signs. Being able to recognise and act on other changes such as behaviour and mental state before a serious event are essential skills to improving patient safety and outcomes. The range of resources available in this elearning programme aim to support the workforce and organisations in ensuring staff have the necessary knowledge and skills to both recognise and manage deterioration in adult patients.  

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning content is suitable for wide range of roles ranging from nursing teams, AHPs and paramedics, through to students, healthcare support workers, and theatre assistants to name a few. 

How to access the elearning 

The Recognising and Managing Deterioration elearning programme is available to the health and care workforce via the elearning for healthcare hub. 

You can learn more about the free, open access, resources on the Recognising and Managing Deterioration programme page.   

Immunisation Guidance

Please sellect the following green links for advice on training, you can have Covid vaccinators, but they cannot go ahead and give the flu etc – this requires further training, see minimum standards guidance. It is advised that all vaccinators undertake the care certificate, which is basic HCSW recommendation training – this is not compulsory but covers a lot of the values. The care certificate can be undertaken via Elfh. Care Certificate ( for the standards.


e-LfH Hub

e-LfH Hub

This programme offers learning materials to support the development of knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve all 15 Standards of the Care Certificate.


Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is a set of standards that health and social care workers stick to in their daily working life. We have free resources to support you use it.

Training recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinators – GOV.UK (

Training recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinators – GOV.UK

The importance of training for COVID-19 vaccinators. With authorised vaccines against COVID-19 becoming available over the next few months and a considerable number of people requiring vaccination …


Immunisation training guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic – GOV.UK (

Immunisation training guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic – GOV.UK

Guidance on immunisation training during the pandemic to support providers for whom immunisation is going to be an on-going routine professional responsibility.


Immunisation training of healthcare support workers: national minimum standards and core curriculum – GOV.UK (

Immunisation training of healthcare support workers: national minimum standards and core curriculum – GOV.UK

The minimum standards of training for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) to administer influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations to adults.





New Respiratory Surge in Children Programme now available

Health Education England, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Networks and the Paediatric Critical Care Society, has launched a new programme for all NHS healthcare staff who care for unwell children in preparation for the anticipated surge in respiratory infections in 2021-22.

The Respiratory Surge in Children programme is a digital repository of training resources for self-directed learning, as well as for trainers and educators, to support the cross-skilling of the workforce to increase capacity and enhance capability in response to the expected and experienced increase in prevalence of respiratory illnesses in children.

Launched in draft form earlier this year, the programme continues to develop with the aim of providing content that is appropriate for various settings where a child will present with respiratory illness, including home, primary and community care, and across the acute hospital environment.

The programme presents elearning as a mix of short videos, narrated presentations, PDFs and links to blogs and webinars – all designed to let the learner access the content they need, in an educational form that suits them.

The Respiratory Surge in Children programme, which is hosted by HEE’s elearning for healthcare, is underpinned by an interprofessional skills matrix mapped to professional standards and frameworks. It is available free of charge to the health and care workforce.

The team continues to seek additional content, and feedback, on the work so far to co-create a programme that meets the needs of the workforce. You can get in touch to discuss specific needs, provide feedback, or share resources by emailing


New Stroke programme launched

Stroke elearning programme available

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with Health Education England, Stroke-Specific Education Framework, and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are delighted to launch their new Stroke programme. The programme is relevant for health and social care professionals involved in multidisciplinary stroke care.

About the elearning programme 

The Stroke programme has been designed to provide all health and social care professionals and multidisciplinary teams with a factual level of knowledge they need to deliver effective stroke prevention and care to people with stroke, and at risk of stroke.

The programme has been designed to deliver a Stroke-Specific Education Framework (SSEF) Level 2 of knowledge. It aims to inform the delivery of safe and effective care for those with, or at risk of, stroke.

Learners will experience 2 elearning sessions and have access to an online toolkit of additional stroke educational resources. The elearning is free to access with any email address. Those with an NHS email address may wish to log in to record their learning activity.

More information

To read more about stroke, access the Health Education England website.

To find out more about the Stroke-Specific Education Framework and the level of training in the programme, please access the Stroke-Specific Education Framework website.

Accessing the elearning

To learn more about the programme, please access the Stroke programme page.

As this elearning programme is open access, you can access it with a non-NHS email address. The Stroke elearning programme is also available to the health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).



Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries elearning available

Health Education England and the College of Paramedics worked in partnership to develop an Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries module, as part of the Paramedics elearning programme. The module includes 10 elearning sessions to support paramedics in dealing with a range of injuries.

Elearning sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Ankle Injuries: aims to provide the underlying theory and assessment techniques to carry out these assessments effectively
  • Knee Injuries: aims to give the pre-hospital clinician a greater understanding of knee injuries and red flags which may indicate a serious injury requiring further assessment and treatment
  • Elbow Injuries: aims to provide the underlying theory and techniques to carry out these assessments effectively
  • Minor Head Injury: aims to develop a foundational underpinning knowledge surrounding history taking, physical assessment and management of patients presenting with minor head injuries in the out-of-hospital environment
  • Minor Neck Injury: This session is designed to equip paramedics with the knowledge and theory to safely manage minor neck trauma at the scene of a minor road traffic accident (RTC). There will also be an emphasis on good safety netting if the patient is safe to discharge

Each interactive session can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

To register for this elearning module or for more information, please visit the Paramedics programme page.

URL for Paramedics programme page:



Identifying and Responding to Sexual Assault and Abuse e-learning programme launched

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop an e-learning programme that provides information and advice for identifying and responding to sexual assault and abuse.

A sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to or is forced into against their will. It is a form of sexual violence and includes rape, child sexual abuse and exploitation, or other sexual offences.  While sexual assault is not uncommon, many who experience abuse do not tell anyone. Sexual assault can have long lasting physical and emotional effects and early intervention and support is recommended.

The learning resources are aimed at health and care professionals who may be involved in the care of people who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or abuse.

This programme brings together numerous resources relating to the identification and response to rape, sexual assault and abuse. The programme aims to:

  • Increase awareness of all forms of sexual assault (rape, sexual abuse and exploitation) and who is affected by it
  • Support health and care professionals to:
    • spot the signs of abuse
    • understand key aspects of safeguarding relevant to sexual assault in children, adolescents and vulnerable groups
    • provide non-judgemental and supportive responses to disclosures of abuse
  • Raise awareness of Sexual Assault Referral Centres, which offer forensic, medical, emotional and practical care and advice, as a key service following assault, regardless of whether or not an individual chooses to report the matter to the police.

Learners can access information, view videos and case studies and undertake self-assessments to support learning.

For more information about the free e-learning programme, including details on how to access, please visit the Identifying and Responding to Sexual Assault and Abuse programme page


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – new e-learning:

This free e-learning module was launched in December 2019 by the Royal College of General Practitioners on the RCGP learning platform:  The 30 minute e-module is aimed at GPs, Practice Nurses and other Practice staff and aims to improve understanding amongst primary care colleagues of the NDPP and therefore raise the programme’s profile so promoting referrals.  The content covers:

  • What NDH is
  • What the NHS DPP is
  • How it works and
  • Who is eligible

There are also some basics on motivational interviewing. The aim is to provide healthcare professionals with the tools and information they need to make quality referrals into the programme.  The course is free and CPD-accredited. It can be accessed by creating a free account on the RCGP Learning site”

GatewayC: Free online cancer education for primary care

GatewayC is a free online cancer education platform developed for GPs, practice nurses, GPs in training, health care assistants, physician associates and other primary care professionals across NHS England.

GatewayC aims to improve cancer outcomes by facilitating earlier diagnosis and improving patient experience, through:

  • Improved knowledge of symptoms
  • Increased confidence in when and when not to refer a patient on a suspected cancer pathway
  • Improved quality of suspected cancer referrals
  • Improved communication to support patients at each stage of the pathway

GatewayC has been developed by GPs, specialists and people affected by cancer.

Our courses are supported by Cancer Research UK and endorsed by Macmillan Cancer Support. Courses are accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, with CPD available in every module. Primary care staff across NHS England can access the courses for free, thanks to funding from Health Education England.

To access the courses Click here

E Learning for Nursing Student Placements

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has recently added a new learning pathway for second and third-year nursing students going into a placement in general practice.

The Supporting Student Nurses in General Practice pathway offers information, guidance and resources for student nurses in general practice. This e-learning was released in time for students being deployed in practice on Monday.

HEE e-LfH also released a learning pathway for nurses, midwives and all other health and care professionals with a supervisory role. The ‘Support for supervisors’ pathway includes resources to help health and care supervisors give effective feedback and support to their teams during the pandemic.

Type 2 diabetes virtual assessment webinar

The ‘Delivering virtual assessment and optimisation of people with type 2 diabetes’ will run daily for 40-minute sessions at noon and are being delivered by Lilly’s diabetes’ medical education team, all of whom have worked as Diabetes Specialist Nurses in the NHS.

The content will concentrate on how to continue diabetes reviews using virtual tools, including:

  • Considering which online platform to use
  • Identifying who is most suitable for a virtual review
  • Interpreting results to enable decision making
  • Individual care planning and optimisation for both routine and acute consultation.

‘Virtual assessment and optimisation of people with type 2 diabetes’ will take place daily as 12:00 – 12:40 via gotomeeting:

Online Courses from The Open University

Open Learn has over 950 courses and a wide range of digital resources and has been helping many employees across a wide range of disciplines.

To access Open Learn click here

Queen's Nursing Institute - Supporting Carers online resources

The QNI has developed several online resources to support community nurses and nursing students who work with carers.

The QNI’s interactive toolkit includes learning resources for:


A free-access Interactivity Tool designed for nursing students is also now available for tutors to use in a classroom setting or for students working individually. The tool uses the QNI’s online learning resources and includes questions, video clips, patient scenarios and case studies.

HEE - e-learning for Health

Health Education England have provided access to an e-learning programme designed to help the health and care workforce respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please click below.

E-learning for Health

Flu Immunisation – an interactive e-learning package to support the training of all healthcare professionals involved in delivering or advising on flu immunisation can be found here

Video consultation in wound care settings webinar

NWCSP Director, Una Adderley and Data and Information Group Chair, Ann Jacklin gave a talk at NHS England and Improvement’s Video Consultation in Wound Care Settings webinar on the 15th of July.

The webinar gave a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to share experiences and learning from remote consultations – which have rapidly increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the webinar, Una and Ann discussed the work of the programme in relation to data and information and reported some of the results of a recent survey looking at the impact of COVID-19 on tissue viability services and wound care.

Take a look at the recording of the webinar and a summary of the webinar slides can be found here.


Red Whale – Lifelong Learning in Primary Care

For GP Update on-demand courses please visit here

Berkshire West Training Hub