NHS England, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, has announced the launch of an electronic training tool for all those involved in assessment and decision making in the field of NHS Continuing Healthcare. The E-Learning tool is available to NHS and Local Authority Staff only.

The training tool, covering the legal background to NHS Continuing Healthcare policy, high quality assessment and decision-making, dealing with disputes and skills training for staff, is designed to enhance knowledge of NHS Continuing Healthcare practice for all those involved in the process and to ensure greater consistency nationwide.

The requirement for a national online training tool was identified as part of the transition to the new health system architecture of Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England, to ensure that progress made since the introduction of the National Framework is consolidated and sustained.