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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

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”

Primary Care CPD - Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Continuing professional development opportunities and resources for everyone in primary care across Thames Valley and Wessex can be viewed here

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.

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