Doctors in Training Induction - elearning for healthcare
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About the Doctors in Training Induction programme

Doctors in Training (DiT) Induction is a national elearning programme aimed at doctors in training (specifically F1s and F2s), returning doctors and doctors from overseas, working in primary care, secondary care and community settings.

The purpose of this programme is to ensure that doctors in training can demonstrate required levels of knowledge in key clinical areas and to reduce repetition of this training. It incorporates key relevant clinical topics which support doctors in training with the additional competencies needed as part of their induction to provide high quality patient care.

The programme focuses on professional skills in the workplace through three patient journey scenarios and each one comes with an assessment to confirm compliance.

The new induction elearning programme is available via the HEE elearning for healthcare Hub, as well as the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and some local Learning Management Systems via AICC links.

The new induction resource  can be used in conjunction with the existing statutory and mandatory programme.  For more information on this programme please visit:

Between June and December 2018, we conducted an evaluation of the programme via an online questionnaire. In response to the feedback received, we have completed a review of the assessment questions and have updated them to improve the experience for learners. We have also added some additional content to the scenario to support the assessment. The updated scenarios are now available (July 2019).


The scenarios are as follows:

  • Blood Transfusion and Consent
  • Safe Prescribing and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Mental Capacity Act and Death Certification.

Each scenario will also cover the learning objectives for Risk Management and Record Keeping, where relevant within the patient scenarios

The learning objectives for this programme have been specially written by experts.

Select the button below to download a copy of the learning objectives.

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Guidance for Trusts and FAQS

Trusts are encouraged to signpost all doctors in training to the elearning programme as part of their induction. The competencies gained through this online induction package are transferable for up to three years as the doctors in training move between Trusts.

Trusts, through the Director of Medical Education/Clinical Tutor and the Postgraduate Education Manager, need to consider how they can build their induction programme for August 2018 around the opportunities presented by this free induction programme.

Select the button below to download a copy of the Guidance document.

Guidance document >


We have put together a number of FAQs for this programme.

Select the button below to download a copy of the FAQs.

FAQs >

Meet the team

  • Andi Blackmore – HEE elfh Project Manager
  • Alice Denham –HEE elfh Lead Learning Designer
  • Karen Walker –HEE elfh Learning Designer
  • Paula Casey –HEE elfh Learning Designer
  • Rashmi Chavda – HEE elfh Graphic Designer
  • Paul Steven – HEE elfh Software Developer
  • Patricia Howe – HEE elfh Evaluation Project Manager
  • Clare Van Hamel – Clinical Lead, Severn Foundation School Director, Associate Dean
  • Claire Heaney – HEE Project Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • Charlotte Teager – HEE Programme Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • Neha Baj – HEE  elfh Content Development Lead
  • Alex Drinkall – HEE  elfh Stakeholder Manager
  • Alan Ryan – Director of National Programmes, Health Education England
  • Neil Ralph – HEE National Programme Lead, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • Martin Sinclair – HEE Programme Lead, elearning for healthcare
  • Rob Stacey – Educational Consultant (Learning Objectives and Assessments)
  • Pete Goodrum – Scriptwriter for Scenarios

Steering group

The Steering Group included stakeholders from various organisations, to oversee the development of high quality, national elearning for the core Doctors in Training Induction Training Programme.


  • Subject Matter Experts

  • Photo Shoot

How to access

In order to access the Doctors in Training Induction programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Doctors in Training Induction programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Doctors in Training Induction programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Doctors in Training Induction programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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