Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing a programme
What e-learning programmes do you offer?
We provide access to more than 30 high-quality e-learning programmes covering a whole host of healthcare specialties, from anaesthesia through to radiology and ophthalmology. Our programmes have been written by leading healthcare experts and developed for the UK National Health Service (NHS) by Health Education England, the UK’s medical royal colleges and various professional bodies. So, the training meets the highest quality and training standards.
You can access our programmes by purchasing the relevant licence from eIntegrity. See our full list of e-learning programmes. Sample learning sessions are available for many of our programmes on the eIntegrity website.
Is the learning relevant to healthcare professionals outside the UK?
Yes – absolutely. The content, which has been written by leading subject-matter experts, is relevant to healthcare professionals globally. Since the programmes were produced for the NHS, there are some specific references to NHS practices and country-specific legislation but the overall content is relevant to all healthcare environments worldwide.
How can I find out which topics are covered?
Details of the course content for each programme are available on the relevant programme page on our website (go to the home page and click on ‘E-learning Healthcare Courses’). In addition, you can view a full list of the modules and sessions with our list of programmes.
Why should I invest in your programmes?
Our e-learning offers exceptional value for money. You’ll have access to top-quality learning resources produced by leading experts for the NHS. You’ll benefit from the UK’s investment in world-class training for its healthcare workforce and pay only a fraction of the cost of other training and professional development courses.
Do I need any previous qualifications or experience?
Some programmes are aligned to specialist medical curricula in the UK so there is an expectation of a certain level of medical knowledge in these cases. However, a number of programmes, such as Compassion in Practice, e-Dementia and Safeguarding Children and Young People, are designed for a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals and the content is arranged into various levels to suit differing needs. Further details about the course content can be found on the relevant programme page.
Are the programmes accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?
Our programmes have been developed by the UK’s medical royal colleges and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals. In the UK, one hour of e-learning generally equates to one CPD credit but, for specific accreditation queries, you should refer to your professional or accrediting body.
Do I have to complete the training all at once?
No. You can dip into the content and complete individual sessions as you wish – fitting the training around your professional commitments. Since the programmes are available online 24/7, you can study wherever and whenever you choose – at work, home or even on the move.
Can I keep a record of my learning activity?
Yes. You can track your progress by downloading an activity report. Further information is available on the following support pages.
Can I download a certificate on completion?
Certificates of completion are available at module level for many programmes. These do not equate to formal qualifications but they do provide evidence of learning for CPD/CME.
The certificate is in two parts. The first part includes the logo of the relevant medical royal college or professional body. The second part features an activity summary for the completed module.
Find out more about the certificates.
Take a look at the full list of programmes that include certificates of completion.
Will I receive a formal qualification on completion?
Our programmes are designed for self-directed learning and you will not receive a formal qualification. However, some programmes include assessments, which provide evidence of completion and, in certain cases, the results are included in the activity reports or the certificates.
Are the programmes available in other languages?
No. The learning content is written is English as it has been developed by the UK’s medical royal colleges and various professional bodies. It would be impossible to keep track of the quality of the content in other languages, particularly as the programmes are updated on a regular basis.
Do I have to apply for a course?
No. You simply purchase a licence for our programmes – there is no application process. Details about how to register are given in the ‘Making a purchase’ section below.
Making a purchase
How can I purchase a licence to access the programmes?
Simply click on the register button at the bottom of the relevant programme page on our website. This will take you to a registration page where you can pay for the programme by credit card or PayPal.
You can also pay by monthly or quarterly subscription for programmes costing £100 or more. Once payment has been confirmed, you will receive login details via email. You can then access the e-learning instantly.
Find out more about our licensing arrangements.
I don’t have a credit card or PayPal account. How can I pay?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash or payment over the phone.
Do I have to purchase a full programme?
Individual modules can be purchased for some programmes, including Radiology (R-ITI), Anaesthesia (e-LA), Pain Management, Advanced Radiotherapy, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, and Sexual Health and HIV.
Accessing our programmes
How long does a licence last?
You will have access to the programme for a minimum of 12 months.
Can I pay by subscription?
Can I purchase access for less than 12 months?
No. All licences are for a minimum of 12 months. This enables learners to gain the maximum benefit from our programmes.
Can more than one person use a single licence?
Can I have access for more than 12 months?
Yes. If you purchase a licence and pay the full amount in one transaction, you can renew your licence at the end of 12 months by re-registering. To do this, click on the register button on the relevant programme page and log in as an existing user using the hyperlink at the bottom of the page. Proceed through the registration process as normal. You can then continue to access your existing account and previous learning history.
If you have purchased a licence and pay by monthly or quarterly subscription then your payments continue automatically and you do not need to re-register.
Can I purchase more than one programme?
Yes, absolutely. Make sure that you log in before purchasing another programme and your account will list all the programmes you have purchased in one area.
Are institutional licences available for organisations?
Using our e-learning resources
How do I access the content once I have paid?
Once you have purchased a licence, you will receive login details via email. You can also download a quick start guide.
Can I use my own computer to access the e-learning?
Can I access the content on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes. You can access the learning material from your smartphone provided you have Internet access. The content has been designed to be responsive on mobile devices.
Further information is available on the following support pages.
Please note that a very small proportion of our content has been created using Adobe Flash, which will not display on mobile devices.
I am having difficulties accessing the e-learning?
I am a healthcare manager and I would like my staff to access the programme on our bespoke learning management system. Is this possible?
Ideally, we recommend that you use our purpose-built learning management system, ‘The Hub’, which gives you full functionality and enables you to download any relevant certificates. We would not normally provide content for hosting on other learning systems as it would be difficult to ensure that the content is up to date.
If you are interested in launching content on your own learning management system, you can take a look at two documents produced by our partner, e-Learning for Healthcare:
Solutions to the SCORM Cross Domain Scripting Issue
Accessing HEE e-LfH's e-learning content from a local LMS