Philips announces partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH)

May 26, 2011

Philips and e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) have signed an agreement to distribute and promote online learning, via the Philips Learning Centre, to healthcare professionals around the world.


e-LfH partners with a number of professional bodies in the UK, including among others the College of Radiographers, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Together, they provide high quality continuing medical education (CME) content to healthcare professionals across the UK.  The first courses from e-LfH available on the Philips platform cover Image Interpretation in adults and children and will be launched at the International Paediatric Radiology Congress, London, 27-31 May, 2011.


“The innovative nature of the Philips Learning Centre means that CME need no longer be restricted to the workplace. Users across the world can benefit from a wealth of materials and clinical information online. Healthcare professionals can be selective in their learning and are able to undertake it at their own pace, wherever they are,” said Dr Julia Moore, National Director, e-Learning for Healthcare.


The Philips Learning Centre currently hosts over 650 learning activities covering a wide range of subject areas, from cardiology and oncology, to radiology and women’s health. The content is continually updated, highly engaging and professionally validated. The initial courses from e-Learning for Healthcare available on the Philips Learning Centre will be focused on image interpretation, with an expanding range of courses to come.


Professor Audrey Paterson, Director of Professional Policy of the UK Society and College of Radiographers said ‘The Image Interpretation programme consists of 100 units covering the adult and paediatric musculo-skeletal systems and the adult chest. The College of Radiographers has drawn on the knowledge of a range of academic and clinical experts to develop this world-class e-learning programme. It will support a range of clinical practitioners in developing their image interpretation skills, with a view to advising on the initial management of the patient when a formal clinical report may not be immediately available.’


John Atwill, managing director, Philips Healthcare UK and Ireland, commented, “Whatever their speciality - a nurse, radiologist, radiographer or sonographer - and wherever they’re based, the Philips Learning Centre is designed to support their professional development needs by providing access to world-class online learning. We’re proud to partner with e-Learning for Healthcare to make this material widely available.”


To date, more than 350,000 healthcare professionals have registered at the Philips Learning Centre worldwide.


To register for one of the image interpretation courses, visit


Further information:

For further information, please contact:

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Notes to Editor

About Philips Learning Centre

Philips Learning Centre provides accredited continuing education to health professionals. The online resource covers a wide variety of subject areas and consists of over 650 learning activities.  Many of the courses are available via live and archived webinars. The learning centre is designed to be used by a wide range of healthcare professionals, including nurses, radiographers, nuclear medicine/ PET specialists, dosimetrists and dental professionals. Users register online for free and then log in to locate courses pertaining to their area of expertise or an area where they would like to gain more expertise.

About e-Learning for Healthcare

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is a Department of Health funded programme run in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies. It provides high quality content for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.  e-LfH works in partnership with a number of professional bodies in the UK, including the College of Radiographers and the Royal College of Radiologists.


About the Society and College of Radiographers


The Society and College of Radiographers is the professional body for practitioners in medical imaging, radiotherapy and oncology in the UK. With around 23,000 members it is one of the oldest and most highly regarded radiographer professional organisations in the world. It sets professional and educational standards for radiographers and related professionals and provides a wealth of resources for members, as well as facilitating safe practice, improved services for patients and promoting professional and educational development and research.