Health Professional Academy
Health Professional Academy


We’re passionate about healthcare education

The Health Professional Academy is a free online learning channel from Lifecycle Marketing, the publishers of Emma’s Diary and parenting website, Families. We’ve been a trusted partner in healthcare education for more than 26 years, working alongside professional health bodies and Royal Colleges. The courses and resources we provide is both up to date and in line with NHS and BFI guidelines. We follow the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative and recommend exclusive breastfeeding up to the age of six months).

Our e-Learning medical courses, including video CPDs, offer a range of relevant pharmacy, midwifery, nursing and other antenatal and postnatal healthcare training, grouped into three areas: Mum & Baby, Child Health and Pharmacy.

Information you can trust

All our free CPD modules are developed in partnership with a team of leading academics, so you can be sure the module you’ve chosen is credible, referenced and up to date. Information is in line with guidance from the NHS, NICE and Royal Colleges, as well as Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative.

Designed to fit around your busy schedule

We understand the challenges of keeping pace with developments in your field alongside the demands of your daily work. That’s why our CPD modules are available online 24-7 and are compatible across all mobile devices, so you can learn on the move.

Each module takes maximum 1 hour to complete and available in printed format or online, so you can choose whichever works best for you. Once you’ve completed a module, simply download your CPD certificate.

Free CPD Courses and Resources

Thanks to sponsorship from carefully selected health and pharmaceutical brands, we’re able to provide these online CPD courses to you free of charge.

To take your first free CPD course, simply register here


Mum and Baby Academy

Supporting the following professions: midwives, doulas, GPs, gynaecologists, maternity staff, neonatologists and obstetricians.



Child Health Academy

Supporting the following professions: children’s nurses, GPs, health visitors, nursery nurses, paediatricians and school nurses.



Pharmacy Academy

Supporting the following professions: Pharmacists (clinical and retail), pharmacy assistants, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy dispensers, community pharmacist, medicines counter assistant (MCA).


Featured Reviews

Review of Free Dental Nurse Training - Managing Acute Dental Pain CPD

imran ali (September 2021)
The course was very well designed and much informative

Review of Free Pharmacy CPD Courses - Managing acute dental pain

sushmita Thapa (February 2021)
excellent course.

Review of Discontinued Course

abeer hussain (December 2020)
very informative

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