News

Welcome to our news area. From here you can access all the latest Education for Health news and find out what's happening in the external health and education world.

Click on the sub headings to the right to select from the four main categories:

  • What's New - keeping you up-to-date on what's new at Education for Health through regular news items and press releases
  • Course Updates - for details of our new or revised courses and related products designed to support your education and training
  • Health & Education News - for all the latest external health and education news with useful links to external sites
  • Campaigns - details of campaigns that Education for Health are involved in, or are supporting.

 

Archive

January 2014

We currently have the following vacancy: Academic Administration Manager

We currently have the following vacancy: Academic Administration Manager


We are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Academic Administration Manager. …More Information

December 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


We'd like to wish all our students, commissioners and partners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Read on for our opening dates over the festive season... …More Information

November 2013

Save 20% on our Essentials of Primary Care Nursing workshops

Save 20% on our Essentials of Primary Care Nursing workshops


Our series of five Essentials of Primary Care Nursing one day workshops proved so popular earlier this year that we are running these crucial sessions again in 2013. Enrolment closes soon so act now t …More Information

October 2013

Managing musculoskeletal pain in a patient with a history of asthma

Managing musculoskeletal pain in a patient with a history of asthma


As anyone working in clinical practice will know, medical conditions don't tend to happen in isolation and we frequently need to work with people suffering from co-morbid conditions. …More Information

Supported Stoptober? How we support you

Supported Stoptober? How we support you


As you supported patients to quit smoking in October (if they stop for 28 days they are five times more likely to stay smoke free) who supported you? …More Information

September 2013

Day of the Ex-Smoker

Day of the Ex-Smoker


Education for Health and the European Lung Foundation joined forces with the European Commission to celebrate the inaugural Day of the Ex-Smoker. …More Information

Develop your leadership skills and take a step to a Long Term Conditions degree

Develop your leadership skills and take a step to a Long Term Conditions degree


Education for Health has just celebrated the achievements of our latest group of graduates at a moving ceremony in front of their friends and families at St Mary's Church, Warwick. …More Information

Incidence of TB still high in the UK. Do you know what to look for?

Incidence of TB still high in the UK. Do you know what to look for?


Would you feel confident in spotting tuberculosis in your daily practice - how would you support a patient? …More Information

New diabetes and dietary review workshop available across the UK

New diabetes and dietary review workshop available across the UK


QOF requirements for carrying out diabetes reviews have changed. One difference is that a dietary review should be carried out - with education about healthy eating for diabetes. …More Information

Breathe easy in Barcelona!

Breathe easy in Barcelona!


Our chief executive Monica Fletcher, also chair of the European Lung Foundation, has been helping people in Barcelona breathe a little easier. …More Information

August 2013

Improve leadership skills: book your place

Improve leadership skills: book your place


The Francis report highlights the need for leadership skills throughout the NHS.
Our new Degree Level module addresses just that need and the first cohort starts in October so join us now! …More Information

Fund raising golf day

Fund raising golf day


To help mark the start of an exciting new collaboration Education for Health and Kissing it Better are holding a charity golf day. Proceeds will be shared between the two charities. Why not come along …More Information

Improve asthma care to reduce avoidable deaths


As many as 90% of asthma deaths could be avoided, research by Asthma UK has found. …More Information

Coughing child - could you differentiate symptoms?  Try our new case study to find out!

Coughing child - could you differentiate symptoms? Try our new case study to find out!


Children commonly visit primary care settings with a cough - do you have the knowledge to differentiate between an upper respiratory tract infection, an inhaled foreign body or asthma? …More Information

July 2013

Track your progress on REAL clinic website

Track your progress on REAL clinic website


A new registration feature has been added to the REAL website, allowing you to check your score history whenever you return, plus view case studies you have already completed. …More Information

Our 'Breaking Bad News' workshops make a difference!

Our 'Breaking Bad News' workshops make a difference!


Nottingham University have evaluated our 'Breaking Bad News' workshops. This involved questioning participants before and after the workshop to see how they felt undertaking the workshop had affected …More Information

June 2013

Asthma and pet allergy: does asthma mean no dog?

Asthma and pet allergy: does asthma mean no dog?


Try our new case study: test your skills in assessing asthma control, identifying options and issues relating to successful self-management. …More Information

Frontline Leadership For Quality Care - a new module for nurses and clinical professionals

Frontline Leadership For Quality Care - a new module for nurses and clinical professionals


Education for Health are pleased to announce the launch of our new Degree Level eLearning module, created in response to demand from students and commissioners. …More Information

Start studying this summer? Flexible modules fit round your life

Start studying this summer? Flexible modules fit round your life


We have six modules starting soon that all offer the flexibility to study when you choose...it's time to get studying! …More Information

Chief Executive Monica Fletcher to be honoured with OBE for services to nursing education

Chief Executive Monica Fletcher to be honoured with OBE for services to nursing education


Education for Health are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Monica Fletcher is to be honoured with an OBE for services to nursing education. …More Information

Cardiovascular training - develop your skills

Cardiovascular training - develop your skills


Develop your knowledge and skills to help deliver the recently-published Cardiovascular Outcomes Strategy aims in your NHS locality. …More Information

May 2013

eLearning modules - a chance to fit study round work and home

eLearning modules - a chance to fit study round work and home


Many of our eLearning modules are wholly online, allowing you the flexibility to pick up your studies when it suits you... …More Information

Patient-centred leadership: rediscovering our purpose

Patient-centred leadership: rediscovering our purpose


A new report from The King's Fund highlights lessons that can be learnt from the experiences of high-performing health care organisations in other countries. …More Information

Wide range of workshops starting soon...

Wide range of workshops starting soon...


We have a range of workshops starting soon, an ideal opportunity to develop your skills. …More Information

RCGP General Practice Foundation Newsletter

RCGP General Practice Foundation Newsletter


Education for Health staff have contributed a series of articles published in the RCGP General Practice Foundation Newsletters. …More Information

Guide to quality assured diagnostic spirometry released

Guide to quality assured diagnostic spirometry released


The guide has been released by Primary Care Commissioning, and provides practical support to commissioners and providers of healthcare services. …More Information

Expanding nursing practice in COPD - Paper in Primary Care Respiratory Journal

Expanding nursing practice in COPD - Paper in Primary Care Respiratory Journal


This paper discusses the case for nurse-led interventions and consultations in supporting patients and families affected by COPD. …More Information

Respiratory eLearning modules starting soon...

Respiratory eLearning modules starting soon...


We have COPD and Spirometry Degree and Diploma Level modules starting soon that offer the very latest information and clinical insights. …More Information

Asthma symptoms can affect people with asthma up to 2.5 days a week

Asthma symptoms can affect people with asthma up to 2.5 days a week


In a report released to coincide with World Asthma Day on May 7th, Education for Health CEO Monica Fletcher says that the results highlight the gap between people's perceptions of their asthma and the …More Information

Our popular Asthma Diploma comes to central London venue

Our popular Asthma Diploma comes to central London venue


Our new London venue brings study days closer to students in the South East of England. …More Information

April 2013

Asthma UK vacancies

Asthma UK vacancies


Asthma UK are currently advertising for several clinical positions to play a key role in delivering their five year strategy which aims to reduce asthma attacks, emergency admissions and asthma deaths …More Information

Education for Health training opens doors: big doors!

Education for Health training opens doors: big doors!


Training with Education for Health not only improves your clinical skills but also builds a powerful confidence as you start to see the bigger picture for strategy too. …More Information

Diagnose and manage asthma correctly

Diagnose and manage asthma correctly


The BTS/SIGN asthma guidelines remind us of the importance of getting the correct diagnosis...
Try our latest case study. …More Information

New Hypertension Quality Standard from NICE

New Hypertension Quality Standard from NICE


The new standard should remind healthcare professionals of the importance of looking at CVD risk in people diagnosed with hypertension, says Education for Health Clinical Lead. …More Information

March 2013

Education for Health endorse multi-morbidity publication

Education for Health endorse multi-morbidity publication


A new NHS Improvement document, endorsed by Education for Health, asks what lessons can be learnt from the care of people with COPD and co-morbidities? …More Information

Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy is clear on how to improve

Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy is clear on how to improve


The strategy, published by the Department of Health, includes advice to local authority and NHS commissioners and providers about actions to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes. …More Information

New Asthma Quality Standards tough but welcome

New Asthma Quality Standards tough but welcome


New Asthma Quality Standards from NICE have been welcomed by Education for Health. …More Information

February 2013

Changing expectations of nurses?

Changing expectations of nurses?


Education for Health Chief Executive Monica Fletcher has written an article considering nursing as a role in modern society, published alongside 20 other articles by campaigning think tank 2020health. …More Information

End of Life Care education available across UK

End of Life Care education available across UK


Education for Health run a variety of End of Life courses, as well as our wide range of long term conditions training. …More Information

PCRS-UK membership available free to Education for Health students

PCRS-UK membership available free to Education for Health students


Did you know that students on our accredited cardiovascular or respiratory degree or diploma modules can take up complimentary membership of the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) for six m …More Information

Lodge funds now with us to use for training in 2013 and beyond

Lodge funds now with us to use for training in 2013 and beyond


PCTs and CCGs can place funds with us now and use them when ready. As new NHS structures emerge, we know that you will want to make best use of any remaining budget in your organisation. …More Information

January 2013

Recognising the importance of triggers in the school environment

Recognising the importance of triggers in the school environment


Diagnosing and managing asthma in children can be a challenging business: our latest REAL case study. …More Information

Asthma training in Bangladesh

Asthma training in Bangladesh


Earlier this year, three of our Education for Health trainers flew to Dhaka, Bangladesh, and trained 50 students on an asthma course. …More Information

Fall in number of acute asthma attacks - a very positive outcome of smoking ban

Fall in number of acute asthma attacks - a very positive outcome of smoking ban


A recent study has reported a 12% drop in acute asthma attacks requiring hospital admission in children since the smoking ban was introduced in England. …More Information

Potential dementia risk reduction welcomed but health professional vigilance key too

Potential dementia risk reduction welcomed but health professional vigilance key too


A new study has identified beta-blockers as a possible way to cut the risk of dementia, though the research is at an early stage. …More Information

December 2012

Health care professionals must consider heart failure when treating people with diabetes

Health care professionals must consider heart failure when treating people with diabetes


The National Diabetes Audit has found a 65% higher risk of hospital admission for heart failure among people with diabetes: a shockingly high risk level says Education for Health Clinical Lead. …More Information

November 2012

New course dates for 2013 launched!

New course dates for 2013 launched!


Education for Health are delighted to launch our course dates for 2013: nearly 100 courses running across the Long Terms Conditions portfolio. …More Information

Education for Health Dementia workshops


Interested in our Dementia workshops? Here is what is on offer, click on any workshop you are interested in to find out more, including dates where relevant. …More Information

Education for Health Allergy courses


Interested in our Allergy courses? Here is what is on offer, click on any course you are interested in to find out more, including dates where relevant. …More Information

COPD Uncovered featured as best practice in collaboration

COPD Uncovered featured as best practice in collaboration


An article 'Change drivers: multi-stakeholder education and collaboration', published under the Thought Leadership section of pmlive.com has praised COPD Uncovered for correcting myths. …More Information

Developing an education framework for stroke

Developing an education framework for stroke


A recent article in the Nursing Times, written by a group including Education for Health chief executive Monica Fletcher, highlights why the success of the National Stroke Strategy depends on educatio …More Information

World Diabetes Day focuses on children and young people

World Diabetes Day focuses on children and young people


Education for Health view on a day to draw attention to diabetes …More Information

Evaluate the importance of educating a patient with COPD

Evaluate the importance of educating a patient with COPD


November 14th was World COPD day. In our new case study, Erica is the sole wage earner and is worried about how COPD might affect her ability to work. …More Information

Government End of Life Care pathway improvements welcomed by Education for Health

Government End of Life Care pathway improvements welcomed by Education for Health


Plans to ensure relatives are always consulted before patients are placed on an end of life care pathway have been welcomed by Clinical Lead Hannah Waterhouse. …More Information

October 2012

Diagnosing and treating asthma in adults

Diagnosing and treating asthma in adults


How do you deal with an adult resistant to their asthma diagnosis? Our new case study lets you test your skills. …More Information

Long Term Conditions specialist workshops - enrolment closing!

Long Term Conditions specialist workshops - enrolment closing!


Our workshops offer specific support for healthcare professionals to break bad news, recognise and assess dementia, and more... …More Information

Education for Health is supporting the RCN Respiratory Conference on 3rd November

Education for Health is supporting the RCN Respiratory Conference on 3rd November


The conference in Birmingham: 'Breathing Better, Living Better, Enjoying Life' has a special reduced rate if you book now over the phone. …More Information

Courses now enrolling across the UK

Courses now enrolling across the UK


Relevant cardiovascular, respiratory and diabetes Degree and Diploma level courses throughout the UK, offering excellence in education on your doorstep. …More Information

September 2012

Cardiovascular issues and answers

Cardiovascular issues and answers


Education for Health will be attending the 'Issues and Answers in Cardiovascular Disease: Applying the evidence in primary care today' conference coming soon. …More Information

New EpiPen safety measures welcomed by Education for Health Clinical Lead

New EpiPen safety measures welcomed by Education for Health Clinical Lead


A new design for EpiPens has been praised by Clinical Lead Sue Clarke for adding new safety features while still using the same, familiar, method of administering the adrenaline. …More Information

Spirometry highlighted in Breathe publication

Spirometry highlighted in Breathe publication


Education for Health chief executive Monica Fletcher has been published in Breathe, the official publication of the European Respiratory Society. …More Information

Asthma good practice guide hailed as important step by Education for Health

Asthma good practice guide hailed as important step by Education for Health


A good practice guide to designing and commissioning services for adults with asthma is being launched today (WED). This is the latest document supporting the Outcomes Strategy for COPD & Asthma. …More Information

Trainer bursaries awarded

Trainer bursaries awarded


We are pleased to announce that 3 trainers have been successful in their application for a Trainer Bursary in order to implement service improvement within their areas. …More Information

Atrial fibrillation training targeted across the North East


Healthcare professionals across the North East of England will be able to access specialist training in Atrial Fibrillation (AF), after an initial session was an overwhelming success. …More Information

News from the European Respiratory Society Congress in Vienna

News from the European Respiratory Society Congress in Vienna


Education for Health chief executive Monica Fletcher, also chair of the European Lung Foundation, presented an award to Norwegian Olympic rowing star Olaf Tufte. …More Information

August 2012

Top up your diploma and turn it into a degree

Top up your diploma and turn it into a degree


Nurses who graduated with a diploma are being urged to convert their diploma into a degree by topping up their training with Education for Health. …More Information

Paediatric asthma tackled to reduce emergency admissions

Paediatric asthma tackled to reduce emergency admissions


A project to reduce emergency asthma admissions for children has shown that the lives of children with asthma can be dramatically improved with very small changes to primary care. …More Information

Health checks vital - but millions are missing out

Health checks vital - but millions are missing out


Millions of patients are missing out on health checks aimed at screening for risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. …More Information

New QOF recommendations from NICE

New QOF recommendations from NICE


Education for Health notes a set of new Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) recommendations from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. …More Information

Working with patients to boost asthma self-management

Working with patients to boost asthma self-management


Patients need to feel confident that they can self-manage their asthma, and our new case study lets health professionals check their own knowledge against national standards. …More Information

Specialist workshops created


Students and commissioners have identified that there is a need for a greater understanding of long term conditions among healthcare professionals. …More Information

Support for patients with comorbidities - new evidence


Education for Health welcomes a paper published by The King's Fund and the Centre for Mental Health which found that at least one pound in every eight spent by the NHS on long term conditions is linke …More Information

July 2012

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group moves forward with COPD and Spirometry education

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group moves forward with COPD and Spirometry education


The prevalence of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Oxfordshire is to be actively targeted by a range of education sessions for practice nurses. …More Information

iPhone App aims to be valuable reference source for health professionals

iPhone App aims to be valuable reference source for health professionals


The Guidelines app, downloadable for free to use on iPads and iPhones, contains all the content from the Guidelines handbook, a three-times yearly publication containing summaries of clinical guidelin …More Information

The importance of asthma education: new REAL case study

The importance of asthma education: new REAL case study


With asthma education stressed in every guideline for the condition, our new case study looks at how this crucial information can be effectively delivered to patients. …More Information

Preventing type 2 diabetes - new guidelines, Education for Health clinical lead involved

Preventing type 2 diabetes - new guidelines, Education for Health clinical lead involved


Education for Health clinical lead Christine Cottrell has been involved over the last two years with the creation of guidelines released this week by the NICE.
…More Information

Two eLearning Module Booklets added to our shop, for student support

Two eLearning Module Booklets added to our shop, for student support


Students on our Asthma and COPD diploma modules can now support their learning with printed booklets for reference purposes. …More Information

Tackling Cardiovascular Disease: Priorities for the Outcomes Strategy


We support and recommend the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), Tackling Cardiovascular Disease: Priorities for the Outcomes Strategy. …More Information

You could be just one module away from a degree - and it might be fully funded!

You could be just one module away from a degree - and it might be fully funded!


Programme students who have studied with Education for Health are being advised to check their training needs because they could be just one module away from a degree or diploma.

Studen …More Information

People think heart healthy - need to think lung healthy too

People think heart healthy - need to think lung healthy too


Education for Health chief executive Monica Fletcher has been raising the profile of lung health, with a blog article published by the Independent.
With COPD deaths predicted to rise by 30% in …More Information

June 2012

New appointment to editorial team of online clinic

New appointment to editorial team of online clinic


Andrew Booth - Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK) representative joins the editorial team of Education for Health's popular online respiratory clinic REAL.

Andrew and the PCR …More Information

Education for Health supports World Spirometry Day

Education for Health supports World Spirometry Day


As World Spirometry Day is held, Education for Health supports the aim to raise awareness of lung health and disease by promoting spirometry.
In this Olympic Year, the tests help draw attention …More Information

Understanding diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis in children

Understanding diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis in children


Education for Health are pleased to add a new case study to our REAL website, aimed at supporting the UK respiratory nursing community to improve their confidence and competence. …More Information

May 2012

European Commission's Ex-Smokers Campaign takes off on World No Tobacco Day

European Commission's Ex-Smokers Campaign takes off on World No Tobacco Day


Brussels, 31st, May 2012: The European Commission today announced a new phase in its highly successful smoking cessation campaign, 'Ex-Smokers are Unstoppable' (www.exsmokers.eu) on World No Tobacco D …More Information

We are delighted to announce that our Stroke in Primary Care module has received a UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) Quality Mark


UKSF education and training is supporting the quality assurance of stroke training and education UK wide by assessing courses and events against the recommendations of the Stroke-Specific Education Fr …More Information

Education for Health welcomes the NHS Companion Document for the COPD & Asthma Outcomes Strategy - Launched Today


Improving outcomes for people with Respiratory Disease is a key priority for the NHS. To support the Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma, published last July, a companion document has been published …More Information

Applications now invited for Asthma UK Centre Applied Research


Asthma UK is delighted to launch the 'call for applications' for funding to establish a multi-site, multi-disciplinary, UK-wide Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.

Details of the cal …More Information

April 2012

6th World IPCRG Conference - Breathing New Life

6th World IPCRG Conference - Breathing New Life


We are delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to attend this international 3 day conference for no more than the price of attending the annual PCRS-UK conference. …More Information

March 2012

Education for Health at the Royal College of Nursing Education Conference


Education for Health CVD lead presenting a poster at the Royal College of Nursing Education conference …More Information

February 2012

Raising Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation


Education for Health's Clinical Lead on diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation, outlines as part of Practice Nurse Journal's clinical Atrial Fibrillation series; why more must be done to raise …More Information

January 2012

Education for Health welcome government response to NHS Future Forum report 'Liberating the NHS Developing the Healthcare Workforce From Design to Delivery'


As part of its on-going NHS consultation, the government commissioned the NHS Future Forum, an independent body of health experts, to report on education and training, information and public health. E …More Information

Skills gap and an ageing population are a recipe for disaster, says Education for Health

Skills gap and an ageing population are a recipe for disaster, says Education for Health


Education for Health Chief Executive Monica Fletcher in Practice Nursing …More Information

Pulse Seminars - Respiratory Update 2012


Join Education for Health and Pulse on 26th January for the latest developments in respiratory …More Information

Education for Health welcome new influenza documentary


New film details complex threats posed by influenza …More Information

Diabetes Watch - raising standards in diabetes care

Diabetes Watch - raising standards in diabetes care


Diabetes UK has recently launched an initiative to remind patients of the standard of care they should receive if they have diabetes. …More Information

Depression in a patient with COPD: Case study on REAL website

Depression in a patient with COPD: Case study on REAL website


Quality of life issues are extremely important in long term conditions. Depression is known to be more common in people with long term conditions but may go undiagnosed. We are therefore pleased to ad …More Information

December 2011

Spaces still available on Education for Health's Winter/Spring Course calender


Contact us now for course availability in January, February, March 2012 …More Information

Asthma UK - New resource for children


'My Asthma' self-management resource for children 'wins' British Medical Association (BMA) patient award. …More Information

Education must be key facet in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Strategy


Education for Health's Chief Executive Responds to Health Secretary's CVD Outcomes Strategy, "Education must be a key facet in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Strategy." …More Information

November 2011

new Occupational asthma case study on REAL website

new Occupational asthma case study on REAL website


Guidelines on the management of asthma from the British Thoracic Society/Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN 2011) and a recent review from the British Occupational Health Research F …More Information

Blog Post in the Nursing Times


Candy Perry outlines the importance of understanding COPD today in the Nursing Times …More Information

World COPD Day 2011, Twitter chat


Join our Twitter debate on World COPD Day, 2011 …More Information

Education for Health on Facebook

Education for Health on Facebook


Now you can keep up to date with Education for Health on Facebook …More Information

New co-morbid Asthma and CVD case study on REAL website

New co-morbid Asthma and CVD case study on REAL website


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer in the UK and most of us working in the NHS will be involved in caring for people who have a history of coronary heart disease or stroke. …More Information

October 2011

Monica Fletcher addresses the European Respiratory Society


Education for Health's Chief Executive, Monica Fletcher, addressing the ERS Annual Congress in Amsterdam. September 2011 …More Information

New Spirometry Clinical Lead Post at Education for Health

New Spirometry Clinical Lead Post at Education for Health


We have a new Spirometry Clinical Lead post being offered within our organisation. Find out more via our Job Vacancies page. …More Information

Further Research Evidence for Education as a Healthcare Lever

Further Research Evidence for Education as a Healthcare Lever


Education for Health today welcomes recent research from the University of Southampton which further strengthens the crucial case for education as a lever in improving healthcare. A trio of research p …More Information

September 2011

New Food Allergy case study on REAL website

New Food Allergy case study on REAL website


Following publication of the NICE guidelines for Food Allergy in Children and Young People (CG116) in June of this year, we are proud to announce the addition of an allergy case history to our REAL po …More Information

August 2011

'Better Breathing Bangladesh' Update

'Better Breathing Bangladesh' Update


Latest update on Education for Health's important project to improve the quality of care provided to patients with long term conditions in Bangladesh. …More Information

Angela Evans awarded MBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to healthcare

Angela Evans awarded MBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to healthcare


We congratulate Angela and are very proud to have had a long standing relationship with her as external assessor for our ARTP/BTS accredited spirometry modules over the last 5 years. …More Information

Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in whole populations: modelling study published in the BMJ


This study published online in the BMJ on 28th July showed how a combination of public health related lifestyle interventions, along with the use of appropriate medication, can reduce CVD risk in a co …More Information

Personal, Economic and Societal Burden of COPD Revealed in New Peer Reviewed Publication

Personal, Economic and Societal Burden of COPD Revealed in New Peer Reviewed Publication


COPD Uncovered Expands Global Understanding about COPD impact in Working Aged Populations. Landmark research, published for the first time in the peer reviewed BMC Public Health Journal, provides a s …More Information

July 2011

Charity Golf Day - 22 Sept 2011

Charity Golf Day - 22 Sept 2011


Education for Health are holding a Charity Golf Day on 22nd September 2011 on the Earls Course at The Warwickshire, Leek Wootton, Warwick. We welcome teams to come along and join us with all proceeds …More Information

COPD and Asthma Outcomes Strategy has been published

COPD and Asthma Outcomes Strategy has been published


The Department of Health have published The Outcomes Strategy for COPD and Asthma in England. This strategy aims to transform the care, quality of life and health outcomes for millions of people with …More Information

June 2011

New consensus study identifies key criteria for assessing treatment needs in COPD

New consensus study identifies key criteria for assessing treatment needs in COPD


A new consensus study providing valuable guidance for clinicians in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was published earlier this month in the Primary Care Respiratory Jour …More Information

Redevelopment of Education for Health Website

Redevelopment of Education for Health Website


Education for Health are pleased to announce the redevelopment of their website for more relevance and engagement to a greater number of healthcare professionals both in the UK and internationally. …More Information

New REAL Respiratory Clinic now open

New REAL Respiratory Clinic now open


Education for Health has launched a free new online educational resource for healthcare professionals who have an interest in respiratory called 'the Respiratory Education and Learning (REAL) Respirat …More Information

ERS and ELF in Brussels to advocate for a comprehensive strategy to address COPD

ERS and ELF in Brussels to advocate for a comprehensive strategy to address COPD


On Wednesday June 16, 2011, Monica Fletcher, Chair of the European Lung Foundation (ELF), represented both the ELF and ERS in an open forum meeting at the European Parliament. …More Information

May 2011

Allergy courses available as eLearning modules

Allergy courses available as eLearning modules


Our Allergy degree and diploma modules are now available in a great new eLearning format. …More Information

Online course to tackle growing burden of Heart Failure

Online course to tackle growing burden of Heart Failure


We have launched new eLearning modules on Heart Failure at diploma and degree level. Heart failure is a significant health and social burden which is increasing at an alarming rate globally, resulting …More Information

Diabetes as a Cardiovascular Disease launched in eLearning format

Diabetes as a Cardiovascular Disease launched in eLearning format


Designed to give students the opportunity to benefit from a virtual learning environment, its enriched with animation and audio support which will make study both enjoyable and memorable. …More Information

April 2011

Education for Health's Sue Clarke invited onto the NICE Anaphylaxis Guideline development group

Education for Health's Sue Clarke invited onto the NICE Anaphylaxis Guideline development group


As the allergy-interested among you will already be aware, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have been asked by the Department of Health to develop guidelines for health care w …More Information

Learning Beyond Registration funding continues for NHS East Midlands staff (despite widespread national uncertainty over learning and development funding in the NHS)

Learning Beyond Registration funding continues for NHS East Midlands staff (despite widespread national uncertainty over learning and development funding in the NHS)


Education for Health continue to be contracted by NHS East Midlands to provide an extensive range of professional healthcare tuition. …More Information

Wendy Churchouse appointed to BACPR Council

Wendy Churchouse appointed to BACPR Council


As a leading advocate for the role of education as a lever for service improvement we are delighted to announce that Wendy Churchouse - Education for Health's Clinical Lead for Coronary Heart Disease …More Information

Simply COPD - essential reading for healthcare professionals working with people with COPD

Simply COPD - essential reading for healthcare professionals working with people with COPD


Simply COPD has been revised to include the COPD NICE partial update (NICE 2010 CG101). …More Information

CVD Risk Assessment evaluation impacts positively on healthcare training initiatives

CVD Risk Assessment evaluation impacts positively on healthcare training initiatives


Whilst cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 200,000 deaths each year in the UK, Education for Health has presented new findings which show the impact of training people to undertake CVD Risk Assessment …More Information

Revised stroke module incorporates changes in national guidelines

Revised stroke module incorporates changes in national guidelines


Education for Health's Stroke in Primary Care module has been revised and now offers students the opportunity to undertake distance learning, meaning they don't have to take time out of practice to at …More Information

European Lung Foundation appoint Monica Fletcher as their new Chairperson

European Lung Foundation appoint Monica Fletcher as their new Chairperson


Education for Health's CEO Monica Fletcher has been appointed as the new Chair of The European Lung Foundation (ELF), a 3-year position reflecting Monica's vast experience and connections with leading …More Information

Tailored training proves beneficial for all teams from Heart of Birmingham PCT

Tailored training proves beneficial for all teams from Heart of Birmingham PCT


Heart of Birmingham (HoB) PCT Locally Enhanced Service (LES) has benefited from choosing tailored workshops from Education for Health. …More Information

March 2011

New study reveals the reality behind the rhetoric in shared decision-making

New study reveals the reality behind the rhetoric in shared decision-making


Warwick, United Kingdom. [2nd March 2011] A new study on nurses' attitudes to shared decision-making, published online in Health Expectations (doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00653.x) confirms the gap b …More Information

February 2011

Head of Stroke Training - Vacancy at The Stroke Association

Head of Stroke Training - Vacancy at The Stroke Association


The Stroke Association have a vacancy for Head of Stroke Training which is a national post based in Kings Heath, Birmingham (office moving to Bromsgrove November 2011). …More Information

January 2011

December 2010

Asthma UK calls for Foundation grant applications - providing funding to generate new insights into asthma

Asthma UK calls for Foundation grant applications - providing funding to generate new insights into asthma


Asthma UK is a major funder of asthma research in the UK providing funding through an annual grant round process, as well as funding career developments awards on an ongoing basis. Since 2008/9, thei …More Information

November 2010

Education for Health and Other Leading Experts Call for National Strategies to Tackle COPD - An Emerging Epidemic in the Workforce

Education for Health and Other Leading Experts Call for National Strategies to Tackle COPD - An Emerging Epidemic in the Workforce


The latest report from our COPD Uncovered initiative highlights the devastating impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in people of working age - nearly 1 in 5 45-68 year olds with COP …More Information

Launch of asthma eLearning as part of online vision

Launch of asthma eLearning as part of online vision


Education for Health has launched a new eLearning resource on asthma at diploma and degree level, as part of its new eLearning vision. Despite effective treatments and comprehensive clinical guideline …More Information

October 2010

World Spirometry Day update - over 74,000 tests performed from 234 events worldwide so far...

World Spirometry Day update - over 74,000 tests performed from 234 events worldwide so far...


2010 is Year of The Lung, and as part of this campaign, October 14th 2010 was World Spirometry Day. A number of events (with the aim of raising the awareness of lung diseases); took place all over th …More Information

Rise in lung disease deaths in women

Rise in lung disease deaths in women


Deaths in women from lung diseases like bronchitis and emphysema have risen by 50 per cent in the last 20 years due largely to the impact of smoking, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) said today. …More Information

Education for Health unveils plans to support asthma care across the Saudi Health Service

Education for Health unveils plans to support asthma care across the Saudi Health Service


Leading healthcare and education charity Education for Health outlined new plans today for continuing its work to support local activities in improving asthma care in Saudi Arabia where it has been wo …More Information

September 2010

Education for Health presents new information showing impact and implication of large scale training initiatives on improving National Health Services

Education for Health presents new information showing impact and implication of large scale training initiatives on improving National Health Services


Education for Health today presents new findings on the impact of training people to undertake Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Assessment. A poster, 'Training people to undertake CVD Risk Assessmen …More Information

World Spirometry Day 14th October 2010 - Free half day workshops

World Spirometry Day 14th October 2010 - Free half day workshops


2010 is Year of The Lung and as part of this campaign, 14th October 2010 is World Spirometry Day. Monica Fletcher (Chief Executive at Education for Health) in her new position as Chair of the European …More Information

Education for Health supports latest British Lung Foundation campaign, as Dame Judi Dench appeals to help the BLF find the missing millions

Education for Health supports latest British Lung Foundation campaign, as Dame Judi Dench appeals to help the BLF find the missing millions


As Dame Judi Dench prepares to lend her support to the British Lung Foundation (BLF) by presenting a BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of the charity, Education for Health is delighted to be help spread wo …More Information

Diploma level spirometry module now accredited by ARTP

Diploma level spirometry module now accredited by ARTP


Having just launched our latest interactive eLearning resource on Spirometry, we are delighted to announce that both modules (degree level 6 and our diploma level 5 module) are now accredited by the A …More Information

"My role as a Trainer is enhanced greatly from my experience of DESMOND"

"My role as a Trainer is enhanced greatly from my experience of DESMOND"


Sonia Willis tells us how her role as an Education for Health Trainer is enhanced by her experience as a National Quality Development Trainer and Assessor for the DESMOND Programme... …More Information

Education for Health Trainer Jacqui Cooper tells us how new eLearning courses surpassed her expectations

Education for Health Trainer Jacqui Cooper tells us how new eLearning courses surpassed her expectations


Jacqui Cooper, a COPD Team Leader who manages a Cardiorespiratory Team within Principia, Nottingham (and Education for Health Trainer) tells us about her experience of our new eLearning courses: …More Information

"I didn't realise how easy it would be to top up to a degree"

"I didn't realise how easy it would be to top up to a degree"


Chris Loveridge, a Practice Nurse (and COPD and Spirometry Clinical Lead at Education for Health) was rightly very proud to be awarded with a BSc (Hons) in Respiratory Care at our graduation ceremony …More Information

World Spirometry Day - Helping to raise the awareness of lung health across the West Midlands

World Spirometry Day - Helping to raise the awareness of lung health across the West Midlands


2010 is Year of The Lung, and as part of this campaign, October 14th 2010 is World Spirometry Day. A number of events (with the aim of raising the awareness of lung diseases); will be taking place all …More Information

Education for Health endorse new training programme - ASCEND (Asthma Skills, Continued Education and Nurse Development)

Education for Health endorse new training programme - ASCEND (Asthma Skills, Continued Education and Nurse Development)


This programme has been written and developed by a steering group of primary and secondary care respiratory nurses with representatives from Education for Health, Asthma UK, Primary Care Respiratory S …More Information

August 2010

Fantastic New Resource - Inspiring Asthma Management

Fantastic New Resource - Inspiring Asthma Management


Education for Health and OCB Media (with funding from Allen & Hanburys), have developed a fantastic new online resource to help you with diagnosing and assessing asthma control. …More Information

Invitation to participate in Education for Health charity golf day

Invitation to participate in Education for Health charity golf day


We welcome you to participate in our annual charity golf event which is taking place on Wednesday 8th September 2010, at The Warwickshire Golf Club (Earls Course), Leek Wootton, Warwick.

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New interactive session developed to help schools in Warwickshire meet The Department of Health's recommendation that all teachers should have asthma training

New interactive session developed to help schools in Warwickshire meet The Department of Health's recommendation that all teachers should have asthma training


The tragic death of Samuel Linton following an asthma attack at his school in Stockport in 2007 reinforced the need for basic asthma training for teachers, so that they can confidently and effectively …More Information

Paper to Patient - Bringing best practice to life in COPD

Paper to Patient - Bringing best practice to life in COPD


A series of workshops intended for healthcare professionals involved in implementing COPD guidance within the NHS; for example, those working in practices, PCTs, and multidisciplinary teams managing p …More Information

Supporting the National Clinical Strategy for COPD and revised NICE COPD guidelines: a new spirometry eLearning course from Education for Health

Supporting the National Clinical Strategy for COPD and revised NICE COPD guidelines: a new spirometry eLearning course from Education for Health


Warwick, United Kingdom. (3rd August 2010). Leading education and research Education for Health has launched a new interactive eLearning resource on spirometry as part of its eLearning vision. The n …More Information

July 2010

COPDexchange - a new resource covering the fundamentals of delivering good care to your patients with COPD

COPDexchange - a new resource covering the fundamentals of delivering good care to your patients with COPD


COPDexchange is a free, peer-evaluated, practice-focused educational resource about chronic obstructive pulmonary disesae (COPD). …More Information

Commission education for healthcare professionals in your area to improve the care of patients and reduce admissions

Commission education for healthcare professionals in your area to improve the care of patients and reduce admissions


Catherine Tutt, a Specialist Practitioner in Practice Nursing (and Education for Health Trainer), is leading a special COPD project in Buckinghamshire with the aim of improving care for COPD patients, …More Information

Updated REAL website (respiratory education and learning) now open to access

Updated REAL website (respiratory education and learning) now open to access


Education for Health, www.eGuidelines.co.uk and Teva UK are pleased to announce that the updated REAL website, is now open to access. …More Information

Education for Health Awards Ceremony provides evidence of the key role that Healthcare Professionals hold in supporting the QIPP Agenda

Education for Health Awards Ceremony provides evidence of the key role that Healthcare Professionals hold in supporting the QIPP Agenda


More healthcare professionals than ever before are responding to the governments shift of nursing towards an all graduate profession by choosing to study Diploma, Degree and Masters Programmes. Eviden …More Information

Hayfever affects exam results - BBC interview with Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Education and Research, Education for Health

Hayfever affects exam results - BBC interview with Dr Samantha Walker, Director of Education and Research, Education for Health


Research suggests that students who have hayfever on exam day are 40% more likely to drop a grade. GCSE and A Level exams are held when pollen levels are highest. …More Information

Education for Health Presents New Model Showing a 1.2 Billion Pound Impact to UK Economy due to COPD in Patients of Working Age

Education for Health Presents New Model Showing a 1.2 Billion Pound Impact to UK Economy due to COPD in Patients of Working Age


Birmingham, 1 July, 2010 - Leading charity, Education for Health today presented new findings from COPD Uncovered, an international initiative highlighting the economic and social impact of COPD in pe …More Information

June 2010

COPD Uncovered Latest Data: Study Demonstrates Economic Impact of COPD on Healthcare Systems

COPD Uncovered Latest Data: Study Demonstrates Economic Impact of COPD on Healthcare Systems


A study presented on 18th May 2010 at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference in New Orleans by Education for Health shows that the economic toll of COPD is set to soar as the disease heads tow …More Information

World Heart Rhythm Week; Education for Health helps raise awareness and education of heart rhythm disorders

World Heart Rhythm Week; Education for Health helps raise awareness and education of heart rhythm disorders


Education for Health is encouraging healthcare professionals to visit the newly launched Arrhythmia Alliance (AA) website during World Heart Rhythm Week, where they can download a number of outstandin …More Information

Simply Devices - Practical Pocketbook

Simply Devices - Practical Pocketbook


UPDATED SIMPLY DEVICES provides comprehensive information on devices in relation to the disease areas of asthma, COPD, rhinitis and now also includes the use of nasal therapies and adrenaline injector …More Information

First eLearning course unveiled by Education for Health supports NHS Health Check initiative

First eLearning course unveiled by Education for Health supports NHS Health Check initiative


Warwick, United Kingdom. [2nd June 2010] Leading education and research charity Education for Health has launched the first interactive eLearning resource on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Assessme …More Information

May 2010

Study highlights devastating global economic and social impact of COPD

Study highlights devastating global economic and social impact of COPD


A study presented on 18th May 2010 at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference in New Orleans by Education for Health shows that the economic toll of COPD is set to soar as the disease heads tow …More Information

Education for Health unveils new eLearning vision which tackles access to continuing professional development and raises education quality standards

Education for Health unveils new eLearning vision which tackles access to continuing professional development and raises education quality standards


Global education and research charity Education for Health laid out new plans today for reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with some of the world's most important preventable long term co …More Information

World Asthma Day News Release: In response to call from Asthma UK for mandatory asthma training for schools, Education for Health offers bursary for school nurses

World Asthma Day News Release: In response to call from Asthma UK for mandatory asthma training for schools, Education for Health offers bursary for school nurses


Samuel Linton died in December 2007, following an asthma attack at his school in Stockport. An inquest last month found that the school's negligence significantly contributed to Samuel's death which …More Information

Asthma UK Travel Awards 2010 - Inviting applications in order to support 19 healthcare professionals to attend the ERS Congress in Barcelona in Sept 10

Asthma UK Travel Awards 2010 - Inviting applications in order to support 19 healthcare professionals to attend the ERS Congress in Barcelona in Sept 10


Asthma UK is inviting applications for the 2010 Asthma UK Travel Awards, which aims to support 19 healthcare professionals to attend the world's largest conference in respiratory medicine - the ERS An …More Information

April 2010

Improving Health across the worldwide web - by forging a collaboration with PHORUS for free access to public health resources

Improving Health across the worldwide web - by forging a collaboration with PHORUS for free access to public health resources


Education for Health are forging a collaboration with PHORUS (Public Health Open Resources for the University Sector), who are part of an initiative to promote the development of a range of open educa …More Information

Improving Health: Educating and Enabling Public Health Front-line Staff

Improving Health: Educating and Enabling Public Health Front-line Staff


The public have 1.5 million contacts with the NHS every day. These contacts provide all NHS staff with an opportunity to improve the heath of the people they are working with. It is vital that NHS sta …More Information

Education for Health delighted by appointment of Masters Alumni into SHA Clinical Lead Posts

Education for Health delighted by appointment of Masters Alumni into SHA Clinical Lead Posts


Following the launch on the 23rd February 2010, of the Consultation on a Strategy for Services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in England1, we are delighted by the news that three of …More Information

New Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Questionnaire

New Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Questionnaire


Education for Health, Allergy UK and Asthma UK are pleased to launch their 'New Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis Questionnaire' which aims to help people identify if their asthma and allergic rhinitis are …More Information

March 2010

New International Leaders Initiative

New International Leaders Initiative


Developed for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority which serves all the public hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong; our new international leaders initiative has created a platform for senior health profess …More Information

January 2010

Education for Health Trainers to deliver asthma symposia at 2010 NIP road shows

Education for Health Trainers to deliver asthma symposia at 2010 NIP road shows


In 2010 Education for Health will once again be taking part in the Nursing in Practice (NIP) series of road shows, which will be held in key cities through the UK. Sessions will be delivered by our te …More Information

Simply Cardiovascular Risk - Practical Pocketbook

Simply Cardiovascular Risk - Practical Pocketbook


NEW SIMPLY RISK pocket book is a must have for any healthcare professional involved in assessing or treating cardiovascular risk. …More Information

Simply Allergy - Practical Pocketbook

Simply Allergy - Practical Pocketbook


SIMPLY ALLERGY a straight forward handbook for any health professionals working with patients with allergic disease has just been updated. …More Information

Simply Lipids - Practical Pocketbook

Simply Lipids - Practical Pocketbook


NEW SIMPLY LIPIDS pocket book describes the role that lipids play in cardiovascular disease and how lipid management can be implemented in order to reduce cardiovascular risk. …More Information

'How to Make Your Case for Education and Training' CD Rom


Unique toolkit offers nurses a simple, effective way to produce business cases to successfully secure funds for their continuing professional development. …More Information

'First Steps' towards getting ready for the COPD National Strategy - a new resource from the PCRS-UK

'First Steps' towards getting ready for the COPD National Strategy - a new resource from the PCRS-UK


Access 'First Steps', a new web based resource from The Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (formally known as GPIAG) for primary care healthcare professionals and practices, to review and develop you …More Information

November 2009

Be ahead of the game - 'top-up' your diploma to achieve a degree in Long Term Conditions


Our recent validation of a new degree programme in Long-Term Conditions will enable you to top-up your diploma to be awarded a degree ahead of the move to an all graduate nursing profession. By comple …More Information

COPD Uncovered

COPD Uncovered


COPD Uncovered, a new report reveals for the first time that people between the ages of 40 to 65 are emerging as the new face of this disease. The report uncovers a new, younger majority of COPD patie …More Information

October 2009

Education for Health students celebrate success at graduation awards

Education for Health students celebrate success at graduation awards


Leading education charity Education for Health is once again celebrating the benefits that commitment to life long learning can have on improving patient care and the impact that education can have as …More Information

September 2009

New degree & diploma programmes bring greater choice, flexibility and relevance to UK primary healthcare professionals

New degree & diploma programmes bring greater choice, flexibility and relevance to UK primary healthcare professionals


Leading education charity Education for Health has launched 2 new flexible academic programmes and brought greater choice, flexibility and relevance to the professional development of health professio …More Information

Unblock Your Potential

Unblock Your Potential


Unblock your potential relates to a new study which links hayfever and exam performance. …More Information

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