Introduction to the NHS – eLearning modules

Education for Health have developed a tailored programme to help give you an understanding of the operating and decision-making structure of the NHS

However, whether you are a corporate business or new member of staff there is a solution available.

Education for Health is a leading charity playing an integral role in enabling nurses and healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care for people living with long term conditions, through our clinically led education, training, research and support resources.

We work closely with the NHS and have developed an overview of how the NHS is structured and how finances flow through the system to patient care. Using this knowledge, we have created our Introduction to the NHS programme, comprising of three core modules plus one optional. These bite sized sessions are designed to be accessed at any time or location, to fit in with people’s schedules and your departments needs.

Module Overview

Each module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Module 1NHS Background

The creation of the NHS
How the NHS is structured
How funding is deployed in the NHS
NHS priorities post pandemic including regional variability in health and health inequalities

Module 2The NHS Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

The composition of the primary care workforce today
How the Additional Role Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) works
The role of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
A Day in the Life – healthcare professionals for example GPs, nurses and pharmacists

Module 3Engaging Effectively with Healthcare Professionals (HCPs)

How HCPs engage and learn, and how this has changed
Working with new HCPs versus those who are established practitioners
How to stay relevant to your audience

Module 4 – Optional – How NHS funding operates in the devolved nations

Structure of the NHS in the devolved nations
How the devolved nations receive funding for health and social care
Workforce requirements across the devolved nations

Please contact for more information on how we can help you or your team understand the organisation and structure of the NHS.