End of life care core skills education and training framework

March 9, 2017

Source: Health Education England

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Framework

In a nutshell: The End of Life Core Skills Education and Training Framework outlines the knowledge and skills needed to support people at the end of life. It considers knowledge and skills that are core to providing good care, and that are transferable across settings and level of caring responsibilities. It aims to promote community development and asset-based approaches to education and training, considering the strengths, abilities and potential of communities in supporting end of life care.

Length of publication: 80 pages


Situated learning: Improving end of life care in the home care sector

February 8, 2014

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: A palliative and end of life care situated learning project in the New Forest has been extended to staff working in the home care sector, following success with staff working in residential and nursing homes. The project leader discusses the project’s successes.

Acknowledgement: ehospice.com


End of life care portal launched in Suffolk

March 7, 2013

Source: The Learning Location for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: A new web portal providing a raft of educational and training information for anyone delivering specialist end of life care has been launched across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Acknowledgement: Haverhill Echo


QIPP End of Life Care Event Report: Great Practice showcase

April 26, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell:  Showcasing best practice, this event brought together End of Life Care commissioners, End of Life Care education leads, service managers and clinical practitioners to share learning about the tools available to deliver the QIPP challenge in this sector.  Key learning is summarised and there is an overview of the presentations and links to case studies and marketplace exhibitors.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Talking about End of Life Care: right conversations, right people, right time.

February 21, 2011

Source:  National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This is the final report from the communication skills pilot project which considered communication skills of NHS staff working with patients at the end of life.  Communication skills training need, provision, strategy and sustainability were assessed at 12 sites .  Training needs analysis and existing provision reviewed and benchmarked against national competences and new training plans were then developed.   This report highlights the project’s findings, identifies key messages about why it’s necessary to improve communication skills and makes recommendations about how to proceed.

Length of publication: 35 pages


Croydon’s End of Life Care Training Approach – Case Study

January 28, 2011

Source:  National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication:  January 2011

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell:   This case study summarises the success with which Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has run End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) e-learning courses in training workshops which are accessed through the National Learning Management System (NLMS) for staff directly involved in end of life care.  Participants have responded positively to the format of the training workshops which have consisted of sessions for small groups of staff with different experience and backgrounds.   The Trust plans to extend the training to staff at council-run care homes which care for residents who are physically frail or suffer from dementia.


NHS Evidence QIPP, case study: End of Life Care

December 16, 2010

Source:  NHS Evidence

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Date of publication:  November 2010

Publication type:  Case Study

In a nutshell:  The objective of this collaborative working between nursing and AHP staff working for Thames Hospicecare, an independent hospice and Berkshire East Community Services was to improve qualified staff competence and confidence in delivering end of life care (EoLC) for patients in a community hospital setting.  

Current emphasis is on providing EoLC in communities rather than the acute setting but this is not always achievable or what the patient wants. Utilising community hospitals can be a more cost-effective option and also enable the local hospice inpatient unit to focus on providing complex care for patients who need it.  The case study explicitly shows the evidence of success in terms of financial and quality of care benefits.

Length of publication:  9 pages