eLearning definition:  The design and integration of electronic technologies into the organisation to support all staff to actively engage in their development.

Staff can access Chelsea & Westminster Hospital eLearning portal Learning.Chelwest ,which offers a range of online courses/training for eg:-Clinical  Systems Training, Cerner Training , Core Skills  and Mandatory training courses such as Fire, Information Governance, Safeguarding Children, Manual Handling, Health & Safety etc. New staff  need to register to access the required training modules. For more details contact us.

You will be able to access e-Learning for Health Care (e-LfH), eresources provided by Health Education England using your OpenAthens account. If you don’t have OpenAthens account you can register now.

You can access FREE Online Tutorials and Interactive guides , you may need to register for some resources.

Freely available courses or documents on eLearning


Critical Appraisal Skills Programme: Checklists to help you appraise a systematic review or a randomised controlled trial.

E-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH). HEE e-LfH’s programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point. Available with your NHS OpenAthens account and/or personal E-LfH account.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards  – eLfH eLearning programme

STEP e-learning modules on searching Module 1: Introduction to searching Module 2: Where do I start searching? Module 3: How do I start to develop a search strategy? Module 4: Too many results? How to narrow your search Module 5:  Too few results? How to broaden your searchModule 6: Searching with subject headings  Module 7: How to search the Healthcare Databases (HDAS)

Instant Anatomy: collection of diagrams and notes on anatomy.

JAMA Users’ Guides to Evidence-Based Practice: guides describe the steps in finding, appraising and applying a wide range of medical evidence.

PeDRO Appraisal Tutorial: Short, basic tutorial in critical appraisal.

Teaching Skills for Clinical Teachers: online course in clinical teaching, aimed primarily at doctors

Internet and IT Skills

Virtual Training Suite: Collection of excellent tutorials on searching the Internet. The tutorials include tours of selected relevant sites. The following tutorials are available:

Internet Detective

Internet for Allied Health

Internet for Health and Safety

Internet for Health and Social Care

Internet for Computer Science and Informatics

Internet for Nursing

Internet for Social Statistics

Internet Medicine

Internet Pharmacy

Internet Psychology

Internet Social Worker

eLearning for CPD

Open Access Resources


FutureLearn includes courses from international institutions on many topics, not only health care.  They are moderated live, so conversations between tutors and other students can develop.  (This means that not all courses are accessible at the same time – you register interest and will be emailed when the course begins.  If you don’t finish the sessions in the ‘live’ period the module will continue to be accessible and can be completed, though the tutor support may not be available.)  Simple self-registration on the site.  Indication of time needed to complete is given.


OpenLearn from the Open University provides free open access modules which can be joined at any time, though less closely moderated than the FutureLearn modules.  Many of them could be used as ‘tasters’ for formal OU study. Modules categorised as introductory, intermediate or advanced, expected study time given.

Macmillan Learn Zone

This LearnZone provides free learning resources, online courses and professional development tools from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Guidelines Learning

CPD courses from Guidelines, Guidelines in Practice and Guidelines for Nurses.

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Library News

Library Discovery Tool

Check out our guide for a brief overview, how to access and use the Discovery tool. Trouble accessing or have questions?  Please contact us

BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool is now available. Access it on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Access to DynaMed is available via Cerner EPR. Contact us for more details.

Latest Staff Publications lists:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH -2021

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

Actress Ruthie Henshall is calling for more visiting access to family members in care homes.
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
Experts say most cases involve genuine but misplaced health anxieties, not faked illness.
Older French patients can now get the jab, which had been initially limited to those aged under 65.
More cases are being found in the UK, including a variant first seen in Brazil.

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