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Latest round of development grants announced

£140,500 put back into e-learning developments

Published: Wednesday, 05 August 2015

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), eIntegrity is bound by the Companies Act 2004 to use our profits and assets for the public good, rather than for the benefit of any private shareholders.

To meet this requirement, every year we redistribute income after operating costs from the global licensing of e-Learning for Healthcare’s (e-LfH) e-learning programmes back to the organisations responsible for developing the content. This includes UK Royal Colleges and other health and social care organisations. These funds are used by them to create and update even more e-learning resources, which enables healthcare professionals access to high quality and current e-learning for the benefit of patients worldwide.

eIntegrity has reinvested thousands of pounds back into e-learning development this way. The latest round of bidding applications saw four projects share a total of £140,500 to put towards the direct costs of funding their online training development.

These were:

  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, granted £44,000 to develop a larger worldwide faculty to help deliver face-to-face sessions for its ‘Training the Trainers’ course; and £35,500 to expands its Ophthalmopaedia, the world’s first online encyclopaedia of ophthalmology
  • The Association of Palliative Medicine, granted £26,500 to develop three e-learning sessions on Procedures in Palliative Care
  • The Royal College of Radiologists, granted £50,000 to develop a multi-disciplinary ‘e-Proton’ e-learning tool for Proton Beam Therapy (PBT)
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists, granted £20,000 to develop six sessions of e-learning covering Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

Richard Bryant, eIntegrity’s executive director, says: “eIntegrity enables individuals and health care organisations around the world to benefit from the investment made in the UK, by being able to access the highest-quality online training materials, created by prestigious healthcare organisations such as the Medical Royal Colleges. It is encouraging that sales income has been reinvested in this way to help develop new programmes for even more health and social care professionals.”