Just 69 seconds into the start of the new year, a student nurse from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust logged on to elearning for healthcare to access the Living Well with Dementia and Promoting Independence session.
Fast forward 6 weeks to 18 February at 3pm and a dental receptionist from Barrow in Furness accessed periodontal disease and management…now also known as the 100 millionth session to launch on the elearning for healthcare Hub.
It’s a huge achievement for the platform, not just reaching this milestone but because it demonstrates that anyone in health and care can complete our elearning wherever they are, whenever they like. Be it seconds after the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Day, 2am on the hospital graveyard shift or 3pm on a quick coffee break, elfh resources are always there at the simple touch of a few buttons.
Gone are the days when all learning is done in a face-to-face classroom setting and the pandemic undoubtedly accelerated that shift to digital learning. elfh’s response during that time was to ramp up its services so that frontline health professionals didn’t need to leave their place of work to urgently upskill when the rule book for ‘care during COVID’ didn’t exist. Even during those very uncertain years, the NHS didn’t stop and never will, so elfh must remain flexible in providing opportunities for development around workers’ own personal commitments to reduce staff burnout.
The cost-effectiveness of elearning is also a significant advantage. It eliminates the needs for travel, meeting room hire fee, and catering, saving time and money which is particularly important in this sector where staff have busy and unpredictable schedules.
The growing number of sessions accessed on the elfh Hub reflects the increasing demand for this cost-effective alternative to traditional learning methods. With over 2.5 million registered users from dentists to doctors, paramedics to paediatricians, elfh is a leader in delivering elearning to the health and care workforce. As the demand for elearning continues to grow, elfh remains committed to providing even more programmes and resources to help health and care colleagues improve their clinical skills and provide better care for patients.