Bath, January 2017 – OpenAthens and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) have added the e-LfH Hub and its thousands of e-learning sessions to the list of OpenAthens resources, making it even easier for eligible members of the health and social care workforce to access HEE e-LfH's e-learning.
This move provides streamlined access for holders of NHS OpenAthens accounts to use HEE e-LfH's extensive range of award-winning resources to develop their skills and keep up to date with current best practices in healthcare. Richard Osborn, HEE's London Strategic Lead for Library Services and e-Learning commented:
"We are pleased we have widened our audience and look forward to increasing the number of health and social care professionals and students who can benefit from the growing number of e-LfH programmes. We are delighted to be able to offer this additional route of access to e-LfH resources."
Martin Sinclair, Programme Lead for HEE e-LfH said,
"At e-Learning for Healthcare, we develop and deliver e-learning to the health and social care workforce. With the workforce being ever more diverse and fragmented, implementing OpenAthens makes it easier for us to reach more users and provide access to our award-winning content. We are delighted to announce that groups such as healthcare students, prison healthcare services, charities and private organisations, who deliver care on behalf of the NHS, can now access our library of e-learning materials for free."
Jon Bentley, Commercial Director for OpenAthens, added:
"We are delighted to be working with Health Education England to bring single sign-on access to the e-Learning for Healthcare Hub, enabling thousands of NHS OpenAthens users to easily access these important resources."
About Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare
HEE e-LfH works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce. HEE e-LfH's programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, e-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.
About OpenAthens / Eduserv
The team at OpenAthens develops and supports identity and access management software. Its mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. Over 2,000 organizations use the software, equating to a worldwide network of millions of end-users. The OpenAthens international customer base includes a large number of universities in the UK and
beyond, medical and national health organizations, major corporate research organizations, and some of the world's largest publishers. For more information on OpenAthens see our website, watch our videos and follow us on Twitter.
OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, and digital development.