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There are 2 ways to sign up for the new e-learning system: find out which is right for you

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As you know, e-learning for screening is changing. We have asked you to complete any outstanding e-learning modules on the CPD Screening website by 17 March.

After 3 April, you will need to be registered on e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) to start any new e-learning for the NHS Screening Programmes.

A laptop with the word 'e-learning' on screen, and some books.

Sign-up process

Once you have signed up, not only will you have access to all online training for the NHS Screening Programmes, you will also have access to all other e-learning provided by Health Education England.

This approach means you will no longer have to sign up for each screening module individually. One username and password will provide the key to the digital part of your continuing professional development.

There are 2 ways to register for the site, depending on your role within the screening programmes:

  1. Standard registration.
  2. OpenAthens registration.

Standard registration 

This route may be appropriate if you:

  • work within the NHS
  • work in a dental practice that provides NHS care
  • work in a hospice or care home
  • are a medical examiner
  • work in the social care sector
  • work in the Ministry of Defence
  • are a qualified health visitor
  • are employed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Watch this video for a step by step guide to the standard registration process:

Start the standard registration process.

OpenAthens registration

Users who do not meet the criteria for standard registration must use the OpenAthens access route. This includes private providers who deliver services for the NHS.

This is a 2-step process:

  1. Read about the eligibility criteria and sign up for an OpenAthens account. This will give you a user name and password.
  2. Sign in to e-Learning for Healthcare using your OpenAthens username and password.

Whichever registration route is right for you, it should be a quick and simple process to get access to the e-Learning for Healthcare website. If you need any help with the process, lots of online support is available and there is even a live chat help function from the top banner of the e-LfH website.

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  1. Comment by Lynda Childs posted on

    I cannot see any content for the diabetic eye screening program is the e-LfH not designed for use by this team?

  2. Comment by Caroline Dillon posted on

    I have tried numerous times to enrol on the new system, however it will not accept my NMC pin. Can you advise me on how to move forward as I would like to get up to date with my e-learning.
    Many thanks

  3. Comment by Shobhnapatel posted on

    does your comment mean that there is no point for full time sonographers to register with e-learning yet?

    • Replies to Shobhnapatel>

      Comment by Mike Harris posted on

      Thank you for your comment.
      Sonographers can now register for the new e-learning system and we would strongly encourage them to do so.

  4. Comment by angela booth posted on

    Ultrasonographer or Sonographer is not listed as a profession and neither is Ultrasound listed as an area of speciality. Nuclear medicine I note is.
    Sonographers who work full time in ultrasound should be able to select Ultrasound as a speciality.

    • Replies to angela booth>

      Comment by Declan O'Brien posted on

      Hi Angela, thank you for your comment.
      We are currently working with e-Learning for Healthcare to expand the list of job roles to include screening specific roles. This should be done in the near future. We will update you when that has been done.