NHS Cervical Screening Programme (CSP)
The aim of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (CSP) is to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and reduce the number of women who die from it. This is done through systematic, quality assured, population-based screening programme for eligible women.
This e-Learning course has been created for all sample takers in England. The e-Learning is based on a previous model used in Northern and Yorkshire region. It is nationally approved resource designed to meet the requirements of mandatory three year update training. It will help you maintain, improve and update your knowledge of the cervical screening programme and includes information about current changes to the programme.
Diabetic foot screening – interactive assessment programme
The e-learning programme will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and was developed to provide an interactive online assessment tool that can be used as a stand-alone assessment.
The target group of healthcare professionals includes primary care practice nurses and healthcare assistants. The programme provides a comprehensive assessment tool for all healthcare professionals who care for people with diabetes.
Given the variation in diabetes foot care across the country, the e-learning programme will contribute to reducing the variation in amputation rates and improve practice in screening and assessment. This will lead to prompt and appropriate referral to the diabetes specialist foot services resulting in reduced length of hospital stay and amputation rates.
Flu immunisation programme
Flu immunisation is one of the most effective interventions immunisers can provide to reduce both the risk of death and serious illness from flu, and the pressures on health and social care services during the winter. This flu immunisation e-learning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and effectively deliver the vaccine programme.
This course consists of three knowledge sessions and three assessment sessions. All those undertaking this e-learning should complete the Core Knowledge session and accompanying assessment as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about what flu is and the rationale for, and design of, the annual flu programme. Depending on which session(s) is relevant to your role, you should then complete both one or both of the subsequent knowledge and assessment sessions which provide more detailed information about the live and inactivated flu vaccines.
The course describes the national flu programme for England for the 2018/19 flu season.
NHS Health Check programme
NHS Health Check is a web-based learning resource for staff involved in the delivery of the NHS Health Check which is a sore part of the national programme for prevention. This learning resource was developed by Health Education England’s local team in the West Midlands, in collaboration with Public Health England West Midlands, to provide the knowledge and resources that underpin the activities associated with conducting an effective NHS Health Check for the population aged 40-74 years old, in accordance with DH Standard Operating Procedures for NHS Health Checks. Updated in 2014, the tool reflects the changes introduced to the NHS Health Check programme in the context of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
The tool is aimed primarily at health trainers, pharmacy staff and healthcare assistants.