You are eligible for a free course upgrade if you fall into one of the following categories:
Examples: NHS Trusts; GP practices; NHS Treatment Centres; Defence Medical Services; Prison Healthcare Services.
Examples: independent, private, charitable and voluntary sector organisations; local authority organisations which provide NHS-commissioned care or work in partnership with the NHS to provide care to NHS patients, including dental practices pharmacies, hospices, cancer support charities and social enterprise organisations; government-funded bodies which provide public health services and organisations that work in partnership with NHS organisations.
Examples: Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units; NHS England Area Teams; NHS Commissioning Boards; NHS Commissioning Support agencies; Local Authorities including those in a Public Health role.
Examples: The Department of Health (DH); Local Education and Training Boards; Health Education England; Monitor; the Care Quality Commission; DH ‘Arm’s Length Bodies’ including Special Health Authorities, Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies, and DH-owned companies.
Examples: Integrated Care Systems, local authorities, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Skills for Care, Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services.
Examples: registered medical practitioners, dentists, dispensing and ophthalmic opticians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and dispensing staff; registered professionals recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and by the Health Professions Council, including independent sector nurses providing cancer care.
Examples: educators contracted to provide training to the NHS, librarians delivering services to NHS, researchers contracted to do DH- or NHS-funded research.
Healthcare students at universities for the duration of their course. Students at these universities will have NHS accounts set up for them and use a Health and care email address to enrol. Healthcare students can also apply for access when on their NHS placement.
Note: Only those patients, carers and members of the public that have access to local NHS library & knowledge service premises in the United Kingdom.
Examples: NHS volunteers; employees of PFI partners which provide maintenance, catering and portering services in hospitals; individual representatives of NHS-related collaboratives e.g. HealthWatch, Comprehensive Local Research Networks, Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Health Innovation & Education Clusters; individual public-sector employees working in partnership with the NHS e.g. coroner, health service ombudsman, police officer; registered members of NHS library services; at the discretion of NHS FutureLearn Partners, retired NHS staff who have retained their professional registration.
The following individual applications are excluded:
The following organisations are excluded (except where individuals are eligible authorised users)