E-learning resources

 E-learning resources support paediatricians and other child health professionals to achieve the essential competences in a number of important areas. These can be used to support your training and continuing professional development (CPD).

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Does e-learning count towards CPD?

The RCPCH recognises that individual learning is achieved via a range of formats and settings. Used independently, e-learning may contribute to ‘personal’ CPD. Alternatively, when incorporated within group learning, ‘internal’ or ‘external’ categories may be more appropriate.

Broadly, 1 hour of learning equates to 1 credit, however credits should be claimed based on personal reflection on learning value and application to practice.

As approaches may vary, you should speak to your institution or professional body for more information. 


e-Learning for Clinical Audit

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Free resources support all healthcare professionals working in clinical audit, comprised of four complementary sessions: thinking about doing clinical audit; identifying and collecting data; analysing and interpreting data; feedback and changing practice

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Healthy Child Programme

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Essential e-learning covering health promotion and common child health issues from infancy to adulthood - made up of three distinct programmes

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 Healthy Development in Young People

Health development in children and young people e-learning

An exciting resource to provide a better understanding of the effects of substance misuse on the health and development of young people - for all professionals working with substance use in young people

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Practical sessions that quickly build knowledge and confidence to identify an issue, act swiftly and improve outcomes for children and young people

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Safeguarding Children and Young People

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The College offers a number of training products and guidance to support paediatricians and other healthcare workers through this complicated and sensitive area

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RCPCH Compass: inspiring learning in child health

RCPCH Compass aims to provide you with a comprehensive portfolio of educational resources related to paediatrics and child health to support you in your role as a health professional, helping you achieve competencies in a number of important areas.

Paediatric Prescribing Principles

An exciting free online resource available to all healthcare professionals with responsibility for prescribing drugs to children and young people

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Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Septicaemia in Children

For healthcare professionals who want to improve their ability to assess and manage those children who present with possible bacterial meningitis and/or meningococcal septicaemia

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e-Learning for Healthcare

NHS employees have access to a wide range of e-learning resources through e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

e-LfH is an award winning e-learning programme providing national, quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession. There are a number of resources available free to NHS staff and available to buy for non-NHS. If you are already an e-LfH user you can simply add new programmes to your existing account.