e-LfH resources

e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is an award-winning e-learning programme providing national, quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession. The online training enhances traditional learning, supports existing teaching methods and provides a valuable reference point.

The RCOG is not responsible for the eLfH website and cannot provide helpdesk assistance.

Please direct all EFM registration and access queries to eLfH using the eLfH contact page.

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (eFM) is a comprehensive web-based resource developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare (eLfH). eFM provides 17 different subject modules written by obstetric and midwifery experts in the field. They are in line with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, and allow healthcare professionals to test their knowledge using five assessment sections (also completed online).

In addition there are case studies with real-life CTGs that test your knowledge of clinical management. Feedback is provided, which has been collated from three independent experts (who were also blinded to the outcome of the case). New cases, around 12 per year, will be added to the resource. 12 new cases were added in January 2014 bringing the total to 24 case studies that are accessible to learners.

CPD credits – The resource allows users to claim valuable CPD credits. A maximum of  25 RCOG CPD credits in the knowledge Based Assessment Category (KBA) may be claimed each 5 year cycle for eFM activities. The following credits are available

  • Each assessment where you achieve the pass mark of 70% will get 2 CPD credits.
  • Each case study publishad from 2013 where you achieve a pass mark of 70% will provide 2 credits in the Knowledge Based Assessment category. Case studies published prior to 2013 will not earn CPD credits.

How to access the resource

All NHS staff in the UK with a valid NHS email account, e.g. name@nhs.net, are eligible for free access to the eFM resource. NHS email address holders should visit the following page and register: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/projects/efm/register.html. Registrations are completed twice weekly.

International and non-NHS staff are able to access the resource for a fee of £100 per annum.

RCOG International Fellows and Members – 25% discount

RCOG Fellows and Members are able to purchase the eFM resource at a discounted price of £75. In order to take up this fantastic offer and register please visit https://registration.e-lfh.org.uk/UserRegistration/RegistrationForm.aspx?pid=119

For more details see the Membership section of the RCOG website.

Institutional purchases

If any institutions wish to purchase multiple user accounts, they can do so at a discounted rate. Please contact Alan Ryan at alan.ryan@e-lfh.org.uk.

eFM delivers!

eFM has won the e-Learning Age 2011 Silver award for the 'Most Innovative New Learning Hardware or Software Product'.eFM also won the Gold Award for eLearning for Healthcare at The Learning Awards. The award was in the category Innovation in Training Services, sponsored by Toolwire. Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran FRCOG and Dr Barry Whitlow MRCOG, pictured right, received the Gold Award at the annual Learning Awards ceremony hosted by the Learning and Performance Institute in February 2012.


e-learning for Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (e-SRH) has been developed by the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) in partnership with e-Learning for Healthcare.

e-SRH supports healthcare professionals in acquiring the relevant knowledge and competences needed for delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare and some areas of enhanced care.