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April 2019

e-learning tools aim to improve HCPs’ prevention skills

Public Health England has launched a series of e-learning tools to boost healthcare professionals’ knowledge and skills in dealing with some of the biggest issues in public health.

The interactive tools, developed by PHE and Health Education England, offer bite-sized information on key public health issues, including cardiovascular disease prevention, adult obesity, antimicrobial resistance, physical activity, social prescribing, giving children the best start in life and supporting those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

The tools explain why each topic is a public health priority, with practical advice on how to address the issues through their practice.

For example, the adult obesity tool offers advice on how professionals can approach conversations about weight and how they can evaluate the impact of their work.

Each tool provides links to further information, with short knowledge tests to help enhance learning.

There will be 15 more e-learning tools published over the coming year for topics ranging from smoking cessation to health at work.

Each tool is underpinned by the latest evidence and has been developed by topic experts at PHE, designed to build on professionals’ existing knowledge.

e-Learning for Healthcare is available at