Project ECHO is a worldwide movement providing an online learning and support methodology. It supports knowledge sharing between professionals from across health and social care, and facilitates the exchange of specialist knowledge and best practice.
Free of charge to Herefordshire and Worcestershire-based Healthcare Staff
Standing for ‘Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes‘, ECHO forms a key part of Hospice UK’s current strategy. It supports hospices (and the wider palliative care sector) to operate as effectively as possible.
We collaborate with St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester as a Project ECHO hub. Using video conferencing, we share expertise and encourage best practices. This service is free for healthcare professionals in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Project ECHO creates a community of practice that supports service delivery, the sharing of knowledge and support from others working in Health & Social Care to continuously improve to care.
Our training sessions consist of 45 minutes of focused teaching on a specific topic, followed by an interactive 45-minute discussion where participants learn from each other.
The end of life care (EOLC) strategy aims to improve the choices individuals and their families have at the end of life. In order to achieve this staff must be able to have sensitive conversations with individuals to determine their preferences & wishes to enable them to plan, identify and prioritise care during the final stages of life.
Many Health and Social Care workers frequently experience challenges in accessing structured educational programmes, however Project ECHO can reach out to larger numbers of healthcare professionals, whilst building a virtual community offering ongoing support and advice.
- Staff attend 90 minute training sessions delivered from the hub centre via video link.
- Sessions are accessible via laptop, PC, mobile phone via a ZOOM app
- The project team will provide educational resources & promote discussion focusing on areas where individual care settings feel they need additional training and support.
- The project team will facilitate shared learning and reflection, linked to practice examples and case studies.
- ECHO works by acknowledging that we are all learners & teachers, & that working together in this manner improves care outcomes.
- Complete a registration form & GDPR agreement. You can either save the form and type directly into it, or print and fill in by hand.
- Please return your completed registration form to email@example.com
- NB there is a different registration form for the Palliative Champions ECHO programme. This form covers you for all our other ECHO programmes too.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to come together to explore current evidence & best practice in Palliative & End of Life care. It provides a safe environment to reflect on & discuss challenges and successes.
All levels of health & social care staff working in any environment are welcome to join the monthly hub.
Sessions are held on the last Thursday of every month
14.00 – 15.30
• Delivery will be via Zoom – links will be made available to those registered for the Hub
• There will be a guest speaker at each session
• You can attend as many sessions as you wish
For Registered Nurses the hours can be included as interactive CPD hours for
NMC re-validation purposes.
See Hospice UK website for current ECHO networks you can join. You will need to create an account on the hospice UK site to be able to join
- Clinical ECHO
- Covid-19 Business Continuity ECHO
- Outcome Measures in Practice ECHO
- Infection Prevention and Control ECHO
- Palliative / End of life care and Dementia ECHO
- Innovation ECHO
- Resilience Based Clinical Supervision ECHO
- Bereavement Collaboration ECHO