E-Learning - directory

You will find below useful links tied to specific knowledge available and free to all Primary Care staff.

Please note, not all programmes are listed here, you can find them on the retrospective portals.

What's available?

Accurx

The accuRx website offers a comprehensive library of support to help users navigate the system easily. Below is a list of common scenarios that link to step-by-step guidance and videos on how to use the system:

  • Desktop: Sending text message and making video calls
  • How to get started with the Accurx Desktop toolbar
  • Accurx Web: Searching for a patient
  • Accurx Desktop: How to email patients
  • How to send a text to a patient
  • How to send a message that a patient can respond to (with text or photo)
  • Accurx Web: Can I save my message to a patient’s record
  • How to create your own SMS templates
  • Accurx Web: Sending attachments to patients using SMS
  • How to attach a document to an SMS
  • How to attach test results, sick notes, etc  directly from your Medical System to SMS messages

To view click here

Accurx have their own YouTube channel with nearly 100 videos on. Their playlists cover:

  • Patient and clinic lists
  • Total triage
  • Accurx for patients
  • Accurx webinars
  • Tips and tricks
  • And much more

To view click here

Arthritis

Versus Arthritis working with leading health care education provider Red Whale delivered a series of free, interactive webinars covering some of the most common MSK conditions seen in primary care. For webinars in chronic pain, MSK conditions, inflammatory arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, paediatric MSK and more click here

 

Inflammatory arthritis is usually managed in secondary care, but it is important that we spot it early when a patient presents with joint pain; a delay in starting definitive disease-modifying therapy can have significant consequences for long-term pain and function. The RCGP rheumatoid arthritis hub has a variety of resources, including an eLearning module entitled inflammatory arthritis and COVID-19; much of the content of this course remains relevant, as it discusses the diagnostic process, monitoring of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and the holistic care of patients with inflammatory arthritis. A second eLearning module discusses inflammatory arthritis outside of the context of the pandemic, using a case study approach to guide logical assessment and referral.

To view click here

Asthma

3 webinars: 

  • A question of Paediatric Asthma (Jan 2023)
  • Asthma in Practice (Feb 2023)
  • Hot Topics in Paediatric Asthma (Mar 2024)

To view click here

For children and young people asthma training for tier 3 providers click here

For advancing paediatric asthma care course for tier 4 providers click here.

Atrial Fibrilation

This webinar on Atrial Fibrillation has been organised by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and is presented by Dr Yasir Javaid, a GP based in Northampton. To view click here.

This programme is aimed at GPs, pharmacists and non-specialist clinicians who care for patients with atrial fibrillation. The programme aims to improve participants knowledge of how to assess a patients stroke risk and suitability for anticoagulation therapy as well as educating participants on how to initiate and monitor anticoagualtion therapy, including patient counselling. To view click here.

Cancer

Available webinars include:

  • Breast Pain Pathway
  • Reasonable Adjustments
  • Relevance of HRR Alteration in Prostate Cancer
  • Targeted Lung Checks
  • Health Inequalities in Cancer
  • Circulating Tumour DNA (ctDNA) Testing
  • Role of Cancer Care Coordinator
  • Smoking and Vaping
  • Personalised Care
  • Lynch Syndrome and Genomics
  • Differentiating Benign from Malignant Skin Lesions in Primary Care
  • The Genomics of Cancer – a Beginners Guide

To acces the webinars click here.

This page covers:

  • What is a Cancer Care Review?
  • What are the QOF requirements?
  • Supporting patients after a cancer diagnosis
  • How to prepare for a Cancer Care Review
  • What should a Cancer Care Review include?
  • Electronic Cancer Care Review Templates
  • Sharing a personalised case and support plan
  • Training courses for Primary Care
  • Involving social prescribers and cancer care coordinators
  • Useful resources
  • For your patients

To access click here

Whether you’re a GP, practice nurse, or a social prescriber, our top tips series will help you to support patients in primary care. This page includes their A-Z top tips which cover: 

  • Advance care planning
  • Breathlessness
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • GI symptoms
  • Late effects
  • Nutrition at all stages
  • Prehabilitation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Social prescribing
  • Virtual working

This is just a selection of what’s available. To view them all click here

Carers

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre can offer support and resources to local GP practices to help them identify and support carers.  This will include:

  • Letter templates
  • Screen slides with information for carers
  • Information, advice and support for patients who are carers to help them in their caring role
  • Making a referral for a carer

To view all of this and more click here.

A range of short online learning sessions have been developed by North Tyneside Carers’ Centre to support staff working in primary care to identify and support carers.

The learning packages are hosted on North Tyneside Council’s learning platform – Learning Pool. They are free to access, if you work within the borough of North Tyneside.

To view click here

CQC

Over the last few months First Practice Management with Thornfields have been producing webinars on the CQC SAF. Recordings of previous webinars include: 

  • CQC Webinar and Q&A
  • The CQC Single Assessment Framework: What we know so far
  • CQC Single Assessment Framework: Review of inspections

To view click here

Diabetes

Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME). To view click here

This elearning aims to enhance care for children and young people (CYP) with type 2 diabetes, which should help improve their longer-term health. It will help increase healthcare professionals’  awareness of how best to care for CYP with type 2 diabetes and help them to keep up to date with the latest treatments and guidance. To view click here

Our resources and toolkits can provide guidance, resources, and practical tools for healthcare professionals to improve patient care and outcomes.

Visual infographics are important in healthcare because they can simplify complex information and make it more accessible to patients and healthcare providers. They can help convey important health information such as disease prevention and management, medication instructions, and treatment options.

To access click here.

The crux of the diabetes hub revolves around the 2022 updates to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on the management of people with type 2 diabetes. Courses of 15-30 minutes, plus 5-minute screencasts, explain the change in emphasis from a target-driven and glucocentric approach towards a greater focus on cardio-renal risk reduction. 

To view click here

Digital Skills

Barclays have worked with FutureDotNow to ensure their learning covers essential digital skills need to thrive in the digital world, at home or at work. To learn the basics in social media, digital safety, Google Workspaces, Microsoft 365 and more click here.

For previous webinars on: 

A place for new clinician training videos. Please note you must be registered on the site to gain access to all relevant training materials.

To view click here

eConsult

We’ve been helping NHS GP practices use digital triage platforms for longer than anyone else – our team are the experts.

Our webinars are here to help you get the most out of eConsult. We have a mix of live webinars and on-demand webinars that you can watch at any time. We’ve broken them out into relevant topics for ease.

To view click here

Health Checks

Interactive, online training course for providers of NHS Health Checks, delivered in bitesized SCORM modules, with helpful case studies and consultation demonstration videos. To view click here

Health Inequalities

Healthcare inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences in health across the population, and within different groups in society; the NHS Long Term plan has the reduction of health inequalities at its core. The RCGP health inequalities hub contains three eLearning courses, as well as other resources.

To view click here

Heart Failure

There is an extensive range of resources already available to support the management of heart failure, but it can be difficult to find them and hard to know which resource to use. This document aims to bring together resources that Health Innovation East is aware of and provide information on the content, the time commitment and any cost associated with using it, with the hope to support health care professionals in accessing and completing training.

To view click here

Immunisations

This best practice resource provides a practical checklist to support general practice nurses in managing a childhood vaccine and immunisation clinic.

To view click here

Infection Prevention Control

Infection prevention and control means doing everything possible to prevent infection from both developing and spreading to others. The following resources are available to purchase and a selection are free to download and will assist you in preventing healthcare associated infections. To view click here

Learning Disabilities

The ‘Working together Toolkit’ aims to support access to health care wherever it is delivered, albeit in the community, at the GP surgery, or in generic hospital services. It contains over 40 components, and whilst there are some elements of the original Toolkit that we have included in this new edition, there are a number of new and exciting additions that we hope clinicians will find useful whatever (or wherever) their clinical practice.

To view click here

LeDeR is a service improvement programme for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

This resource bank may be of use to health and care professionals supporting people with a learning disability or people who are autistic with their health or care.

To view click here

Session delivered by Dr Kathy Petersen for Northumberland Primary Care Staff around annual learning disability reviews in general practice.

To view click here

Liver Disease

This pages covers multiple resources including: 

  • Previous improving the detection and management of liver disease webinar
  • guidelines for interpreting abnormal liver blood tests or LFTs
  • patient information factsheets
  • RCGP joint materials

To view click here

Neurodiversity

In-depth advice and guidance about autism and the challenges autistic people and their families face. Topics include what is autism, diagnosis, communication, mental health, education, and more.

To view click here

Autistica are the UK’s leading autism research and campaigning charity. Their mission is to create breakthroughs that enable all autistic people to live happier, healthier, longer lives. They do this by funding research, shaping policy and working with autistic people to make more of a difference.

They share their previous webinars which include: 

  • Exploring romantic relationships
  • Autism and Menopause
  • Levelling the employment playing field
  • Social media and autistic users
  • Influencing suicide prevention policy in partnership with autistic people
  • And more!

To view click here

Personality Disorder

Working Together: Personality Disorder in Primary Care is an eLearning package for Primary Care Staff and GPs to develop skills and knowledge to support and enhance their work with patients who have Complex Emotional Needs, often associated with a diagnosis of ‘Personality Disorder’.  

The training was co-produced by experts by experience, GPs and mental health clinicians.

The training enables learners to develop relational skills whilst thinking about patients’ needs, making referrals, providing long-term support in Primary Care, considering medication, self-harm, suicide, risk, and co-occurring needs. 

To view click here.

Sepsis

They have created a series of short films and documents to help guide you through the processes of understanding, identifying and managing sepsis. To view click here.

Sexual Health

Welcome to the Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare e-learning programme, e-SRH, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and e-Learning for Healthcare.

Interactive and multimedia-rich e-learning sessions, these have been delivered as part of the FSRH’s ongoing commitment to supporting healthcare professionals to acquire the relevant knowledge and competences for delivering quality sexual and reproductive healthcare in community settings. The online materials are written and extensively peer reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and nursing clinical experts in sexual and reproductive healthcare, general practice and genitourinary medicine.

The e-SRH curriculum includes:

  • contraception
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • planning pregnancy
  • early pregnancy assessment including referral for abortion
  • psychosexual medicine
  • providing SRH care for recognised groups
  • confidentiality, sexual activity and to young people

To view click here.

Students

The module is called P.E.A.P.  There are 8 units altogether –  by completing all 8 and then the quiz assessment you will receive a Practice Assessor (PA) certificate. Doing the first 6 units provides the Practice Supervisor (PS) training (no certificate is produced).  Through using the link below there is local information (e.g. Northumbria University) on students procedures etc. as well as a link at the end for new PA’s to submit details to Practice placements team to be added onto ARC pep.

To view click here

Weight Management

This e-learning course is designed to help GPs and other primary care clinicians develop the knowledge and skills necessary to address obesity when presented in a primary care setting. The course contains four sessions which address the issue of obesity, how to clinically assess unhealthy weight and how to subsequently manage this, including how to take a behavioural change approach with adults and families. This course has been developed by the Department of Health and e-Learning for Healthcare, with the support of clinicians. To view click here.

A healthy diet and body weight are essential components of maintaining good health and wellbeing. Poor nutrition and obesity can increase the risk of developing various non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. The resources found in the portal help to develop knowledge and understanding of obesity and weight management, as well as recognising the importance of nutrition and malnutrition in delivering patient care. To view click here.

Obesity is an increasingly common health issue; over 60% of the population of England has either overweight or obesity, and this is linked to a rise in the prevalence of conditions such as type 2 diabetes and endometrial cancer.

The obesity hub contains five eLearning courses and one podcast, covering all aspects of obesity in children and adults. This includes consultation skills, such as asking permission to discuss obesity, the science behind obesity and why ‘eat less, move more’ is generally not helpful advice, and the management options available to us in primary care, or after referral to a weight loss clinic or bariatric surgery service. In most cases children will not be advised to lose weight but dietetics input will aim for no further weight gain while the child grows. There is a huge amount of stigma surrounding obesity and the course on motivational interviewing should help to make some of these consultations more effective.

To view click here

Women's Health

This toolkit aims to provide those working in primary care with a one-stop resource for all their women’s health educational needs – it will cover all stages of a woman’s life, as illustrated in this infographic from the women’s health strategy. The toolkit will signpost to educational materials and relevant guidelines in women’s health, from a variety of organisations. 

To view click here.

This hub covers endometrial, cervical, vulval and ovarian cancer, as well as prevention of, and screening for, breast cancer. The course on endometriosis discusses the presentation, management and initial decision making process around when to refer for a diagnosis. There is also a course on heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) which covers the current guidelines and how to assess the risk of endometrial pathology.

The contraception course uses an interactive approach, case studies and videos to educate about each method, common myths and how to refute them, and broader issues including quick start and bridging. ‘The menopause and the perimenopause – a generalist’s guide’ discusses the identification and management of the menopause and perimenopause, what women need to know about HRT and how to start it, as well as features that apply to women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), many of whom will need referral.

The hub also contains podcasts, some of which cover the same subjects as the courses but from a different angle – where there is a podcast and a course, it is worth accessing both resources. There are also podcasts on other subjects, such as influenza (flu) vaccination in pregnant women, and women’s health and migraine.

To view click here

Keep up to date on the latest developments in women’s health. The PCWHF Board produces a range of clinical guidelines, top tips, webinars, podcasts and more.

To view click here

Enter your patient’s characteristics/medical history and the app works out their MEC score. 

To view click here

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