This framework, commissioned by Health Education England, and developed in collaboration with Skills for Health and Skills for Care, sets out the core skills and knowledge that are required in a clear and logical framework, against which local commissioners, services providers and clinical teams can benchmark their own standards, identify areas which need to be improved and take steps to address these.
NHS Employers have been working with Health Education England on a new programme of work which aims to support organisations to invest in the continuing professional development (CPD) and capacity building of staff in order to deliver high quality end of life care. Here, they provide you with information, tools and resources to help encourage and enable learning in this important area.
An Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) is being implemented across Lincolnshire. To support the workforce to engage with patients and carers following early identification of supportive palliative and end of life care needs, â€˜Dying to Communicateâ€™ training is being provided for those working in the locality free of charge.
Skills for Care has produced a range of resources to support with end-of-life care training, these include case studies from healthcare providers that have successfully implemented training within their organisations, a mapping tool, and common core competencies for health and social care workers and national end-of-life care qualifications. Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, is the employer-led leadership and workforce development body for adult social care in England.
Here are many excellent resources readily available to assist the workforce with continuing professional development (CPD), education and training. NHS England has gathered together these resources in one place to form a resource library which is easily accessible.
End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is an e-learning resource designed to enhance the training and education of all those involved in delivering end of life care. The e-learning sessions available on this site are suitable for social care workers, administrative and clerical staff and volunteers.
Here is a list of the training courses in Lincolnshire run by Macmillan
The East Midlands Leadership Academy is a membership organisation developed to serve the leadership and development needs of the all NHS organisations in the East Midlands. It has courses for those interested in leadership, managing change etc.
Find out what NHS organisations are doing to positively impact patient care by investing in end-of-life care training. This top tips guidance has been collated though conversations with NHS organisations about how you can engage your board, end-of-life care facilitators, line managers and generalist staff to prioritise end-of-life care training.
This is a very good YouTube video on setting up a T34 syringe driver from Claire Britton, Specialist Nurse Practitioner from Sobell House's Community Team in Oxfordshire