The Coronavirus e-Learning Programme

Coronavirus e-learning course
  • High-quality content developed by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare
  • Suitable for all health and social care professionals
  • Available online

To support healthcare professionals during the current crisis, we have made available the Coronavirus e-Learning Programme free of charge.

This programme brings together quality-assured content from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The programme is suitable for doctors, nurses, consultants, healthcare assistants, midwives and other allied healthcare professionals, including those who are returning to the workforce to help during the current crisis.

You can access the content online – enabling you to refresh and extend your knowledge on critical themes.

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Resources by theme

Course content

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and the British Medical Journal (BMJ), including:
    • best practice overview from the BMJ
    • resources from the medical royal colleges and other professional bodies
    • hand-washing guidelines and public guidance from the NHS
    • information and guidance on emerging respiratory viruses from the WHO
    • a critical care severe acute respiratory infection course
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • donning, removal and disposal (including videos)
    • infection prevention and control
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
    • ventilator introductory guidelines and manuals
    • pumps
    • point of care test equipment
    • basic observation and monitoring equipment
    • suction units
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care and Acute Hospital Settings
  • Resources for Primary Care and Community Settings
    • telephone and video consulting
    • general practitioners
    • resources for paramedics
    • supporting patient mental health for the whole workforce
    • safety netting for cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Resources for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Settings
  • Resources for Nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals Returning to Work, Being Redeployed or Upskilled
    • includes statutory and mandatory training
    • includes resources for health and care staff in care home settings
  • Resources to Support Staff with Difficult Conversations and End of Life Care
  • Resources for Specific Professions:
    • pharmacy staff
    • diagnostic radiographers
    • health and social care support workers
    • volunteers supporting health and social care
    • cabin crew supporting delivering of direct patient care
    • psychologists
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Resources by role

You can use the links below to help you identify the resources relevant to your role.

Nurses, Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs)

  • Learning resources for registered nurses and Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs) deployed from a different clinical specialty
  • Learning resources for returning nurses
  • Learning resources for newly registered nurses and AHPs or students opting into a revised programme structure
  • Learning resources for internationally trained nurses awaiting UK registration
  • Resources for independent sector nurses supporting the NHS
  • Resources for returning midwives
  • Resources for nurses deployed into primary and community care
  • Physical skills for nurses and AHPs working in mental health, learning disability and autism
  • AHPs working in a critical care setting
  • AHPs working in a primary care and community setting
  • AHPs working in an acute hospital setting
  • Resources for paramedics
  • Resources for health and care staff in care home settings

Doctors

  • Essential guidance from the NHS, UK Government, World Health Organization and British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum requirements for staff returning to the NHS
  • Resources for staff working in a critical care setting
  • Resources for staff working in an acute hospital setting
  • Resources for staff working in a primary care and community setting

Final Year Medical Students

  • Foundation Fast Track (FiY1)

Pharmacy Staff

  • Essential guidance from the NHS, UK Government, World Health Organization and British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum requirements for staff returning to the NHS
  • Resources for pharmacy staff  

Support Workers

  • Essential guidance from the NHS, UK Government, World Health Organization and British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum requirements for staff returning to the NHS
  • Resources for health and social care support workers

Volunteers

  • Resources for volunteers supporting health and social care
  • Volunteer Learning Passport (VTW)

Returning Staff

  • Minimum requirements for staff returning to the NHS

Diagnostic Radiographers

  • Resources for radiographers

We will be adding to these sessions on an ongoing basis over the coming days and weeks.

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Access for UK health and care workers

If you work in the UK health and care sectors, please register for this programme via the e-Learning for Healthcare site: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/coronavirus