e-Learning for Healthcare

Health Education England work with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to provide free online resources to support practitioners and NHS workers to develop in and beyond their current role.

If you do not already have an account, click here to register using your NHS email address. If you already have an account, please use the same link to firstly log in to access the following resources.

Resources useful to those working in primary care include:

What is Primary Care: This session will introduce you to the world of primary care, the changes that are happening and the challenges for the future.

Making Every Contact Count: This session is designed to support learners in developing an understanding of public health and the factors that impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. It focuses on how asking questions and listening effectively to people is a vital role for us all.

NHS Continuing Healthcare: This e-learning resource is designed to enhance and develop the knowledge and application of NHS Continuing Healthcare to all practitioners involved in the breadth of the process and to provide a uniform approach to a national standard.

Career change to AHP - This programme provides guidance surrounding the 14 Allied Health Professional roles and support for the transition into one of these roles.

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

Role specific courses cover areas such as Hypertension, Nutrition and Obesity, A day in the life of a Podiatrist, Social prescribing – learning for link workers, Paediatric Skills and a range of others relevant to particular specialties.

> If you are in a nursing role and looking for e-Learning resources, please click here to view a list of courses that you may find suitable.

> If you are in a GP Administration role and looking for e-Learning resources, please click here to view a list of courses that you may find suitable.

> If you are looking for courses related to a particular new role in primary care, please click here to access our New Roles Resource and navigate to your role, then select “Training and Development”. This will specify courses relevant to your role as well as any other training resources that you may find useful.

These lists are not exhaustive and the programmes available are regularly updated, so we recommend visiting the e-LfH portal and reviewing the available resources via using the “View full catalogue” function, or the “Search the e-learning" function.

Primary Care Access Fund

HEE have a range of funded training programmes, provided by local Universities which are accessible to non-medical Primary Care employees for courses starting between 1 Sep 2021 – 31 Mar 2022. 

All modules are level 6 or above, and activity can be accredited, unaccredited or masterclasses.

Examples of courses available include COPD: Diagnosis and management, non-medical prescribing and workplace mental health. A full list can be found here.

Your practice must be signed up to the Primary Care Access Policy; if you are unsure if your practice is signed up, please email us on traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk and we can confirm this for you.

Applicants will need to speak with their line manager/practice manager to gain authorisation before applying for one of the courses. 

Applicants can contact HEI’s directly to request a place on their chosen course, stating that funding is being provided by HEE via the Primary Care Access Policy.

NHS Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides easy access to a wide range of education and training resources for the health and care workforce.

In the Learning Hub, users can contribute digital resources (including e-learning, video, audio, images, documents, web links, articles etc) and search and access the variety of learning resources that have been contributed by organisations and the health and care workforce. Resources on the Learning Hub are not reviewed or endorsed by Health Education England.

Resources you may find useful:

Primary Care SMI Physical Health Checks: A catalogue of resources designed to help primary care professionals to deliver annual checks for people with severe mental illness. This includes a free 15-minute e-learning module that explores the morbidity and mortality issues associated with SMI, and highlight physical health checks good practice. 

Primary Care Intelligence Demand Project: A project launched by North West LEBT to investigate the requirements of primary care in respect of workforce development, starting with GP Practices

Patient Safety Resources: As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Patient Safety Collaboratives have published information and resources to support people working in primary care. These include a series of webinars held jointly with the Royal College of General Practitioners on oximetry, care homes and the effects of COVID on children.

These lists are not exhaustive and the programmes available are regularly updated, so we recommend visiting the Learning Hub homepage, and using the search function to find resources that may be relevant to your development and your role.

If you currently work in primary care, and have found e-learning resources that were helpful, and were not included on the above lists, please let us know on traininghub.nenc@hee.nhs.uk and we will update this resource so that it can be of use to others.