Diabetes UK provides an introductory diabetes education tool for healthcare professionals covering Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme was designed and tested by a multi-disciplinary, diabetes specialist team, consisting of nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, health care assistants, general practitioners and hospital consultants. 

It is based on the UK, nationally recognised, diabetes framework of competencies for healthcare practitioners, to ensure that they have the right diabetes skills and knowledge to support patients living with diabetes. 

The various UK diabetes competency frameworks CDEP utilises are: 

TREND-UK: An integrated career and competency framework for adult diabetes nursing 

Diabetes UK: An integrated career and competency framework for dietitians and frontline staff 

Diabetes UK: Podiatry competency framework for integrated diabetes foot care 

Diabetes UK: An integrated career and competency framework for pharmacists in diabetes 

CDEP’s content is continually reviewed and further developed to ensure the learning opportunities offered are evidence-based, up-to-date and relevant to the target audience. CDEP’s outcomes are routinely audited to ensure that we are meeting healthcare practitioners’ needs. 


The e-Asthma programme is an interactive eLearning resource for healthcare professionals which aims to improve the diagnosis and management of asthma as a long-term condition for children and adults. 

e-Asthma?is a foundation level educational resource aimed at all healthcare professionals who come into contact with children or adults with asthma who are not asthma specialists. This includes GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists, community nurses, school nurses, ambulance staff, 0-19 teams and A&E staff. 

Covering both paediatric and adult asthma diagnosis and management this programme aims to develop a healthcare professional’s knowledge and confidence in caring for patients with this long-term condition, improving the quality of care received by children and adults. 

Primary Care Respiratory Academy

CPD Modules 

Earn CPD points with a range of interactive, case-based modules. Our modules provide you with a firm grounding in the principles of best-practice respiratory care. Choose from a diverse range of subjects including smoking cessation, diagnosing childhood wheeze and interpreting spirometry results. 

Core immunisation training

This programme consists of seven knowledge sessions with accompanying assessments. It is recommended that those new to immunisation complete all seven sessions. Those with prior knowledge and experience in immunisation may wish to read through the relevant knowledge sessions for refresher training or undertake the assessment sessions to check on their knowledge. Learners may also wish to only undertake the sessions relevant to their role. 

On completion of the knowledge sessions and assessments, users can print a certificate as evidence of the sessions undertaken. A period of supervised practice to allow acquisition and observation of clinical skills and application of knowledge to practice for practitioners new to immunisation is also recommended as is the completion of an immunisation competency checklist. 

Sexual health & contraception 

The e-SRH programme has been developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) in partnership with Health Education England eLearning for healthcare (HEE elfh). 

The programme supports a range of healthcare professionals to gain the necessary knowledge to successfully support patients with their SRH needs. 

This free course, understanding cardiovascular diseases, explains what happens in cardiovascular disease, when the heart’s performance is affected, how the normal function of blood vessels is impaired, and what treatments are available. Whether you are a patient, relative, friend or healthcare professional, you will find the course interesting. 

NCSCT Smoking Cessation

Our Training and Assessment Programme includes all of the core competences (knowledge and skills) needed by stop smoking practitioners in England to help smokers to quit. 

The training programme is built around evidence-based behaviour change techniques that provide an understanding of the factors involved in smoking and smoking cessation and include practical interventions that we know will make a significant difference to the chances of your clients becoming permanent ex-smokers. 

The training programme has been shown to increase practitioners’ knowledge, develop their skills and lead to improved practice. 

The training programme includes all of the information that you need to pass the online assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will become an NCSCT Certified Stop Smoking Practitioner. 

Wound Care

Population Health Management

This programme has been developed to support analysts and other health and care professionals working in population health to build their knowledge and skills within this area. Population health management (PHM) is central to the development of and is a new focus of analytical work for analysts working across these partnerships. 

Population health management (PHM) is an approach that uses data to help health and care systems to improve population health and wellbeing. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) response to date has highlighted the pivotal role of PHM, with primary and secondary care providers needing to risk stratify and proactively support key population groups with personalised care models. PHM will become increasingly important as systems move to formally establish ICSs and will be pivotal to the way that the new systems will work together to improve the health of their populations.