e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is an award-winning eLearning programme providing national, quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession. The online training enhances traditional learning, supports existing teaching methods and provides a valuable reference point.
The RCOG is not responsible for the e-LfH website and cannot provide helpdesk assistance.
Please direct all registration and access queries to e-LfH using the e-LfH contact page.
In March 2015, Health Education England (HEE) in partnership with a number of key stakeholders launched a new FGM e-learning resource which is designed to raise greater awareness and help support healthcare professionals when working with women and girls who are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM). Supported by the Department of Health’s FGM Prevention team, the e-learning resource focuses on issues related to health, legal status and referral pathways.
The sessions are knowledge based and will provide practical support to healthcare professionals facing challenges such as how to approach a conversation about FGM with patients.
Aimed at all healthcare professionals, the resource gives a basic introduction to the issues surrounding FGM, with modules covering:
- Introduction to female genital mutilation (FGM)
- Communication skills for FGM consultations
- FGM: Issues, presentation and management in children and young women
- FGM: Issues, presentation and management in women and around pregnancy
- Legal and safeguarding issues regarding FGM in the UK (please note this session is not live yet).
Each interactive learning session takes about 20 minutes to complete and is made up of videos, illustrations, animations and images designed to engage the learner on a given topic. The FGM sessions are available on the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) website enabling all NHS staff to access them for free, including school nurses, practice nurses, health visitors and GPs.
How to access the resource
All NHS staff in the UK with a valid NHS email account, e.g. email@example.com, are eligible for free access to the eFM resource. NHS email address holders should visit the following page and register: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/female-genital-mutilation/how-to-access/. Registrations are completed twice weekly.
International and non-NHS staff will need to pay for access to the resource.
FGM is also mentioned in the following RCOG eLearning Core Knowledge tutorials: