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As a Trust we offer training sessions for medical students, FY1 and FY2s / Core Medical Trainees. This programme differs depending on where you are in your training. FY1 and FY2s have more structured training with two half day sessions covering end of life care, symptom control and palliative care emergencies.To get further information about any of this training please contact Inter professional Learning (IPL) at Russell’s Hall Hospital. Registrars and Consultants will also be offered yearly support/ education for palliative/ end of life care. Please contact the SPA for further details or to request some education.
General Practitioners will receive the latest EOL information at regular GP Education Events facilitated by the Macmillan GP Lead, and can be arranged for individual practices, or groups of practices, by contacting the Macmillan GP Facilitator, Dr Lucy Martin.
For e-learning opportunities please click the link below to access the E-Elca website or Macmillan Learn zone website. In the very near future a bespoke E-learning package will be available to all medical staff across the economy.
There is an end of life education programme for both qualified and unqualified staff. Download the pack here.
Our aim in Dudley is to empower the carer and nursing workforce to deliver end of life care in accordance with the identified pathway recommended in the End of Life Strategy (2008). To allow us to do this effectively we have end of life competencies, which focus on the specific competencies required to give consistent care across all care settings to those individuals at the very end of life. The purpose of the competency document therefore is to:
- Set out the minimum requirements for nursing and social care posts in all non specialist palliative care environments where people die- hospitals, care homes, community and hospice
- Inform the aims and objectives of workforce training and development
- Support assessment of an individual’s ability to do the job
The End of Life Competence Framework is divided into four core dimensions:
- Clinical Practice and Leadership
- Education and Training
- Management and Quality
The competencies within each dimension will be presented across four levels, from health and social carer to specialist nurse.
- Level 1 – Health and social carers and care support workers
- Level 2 – Registered nurses and practitioners
- Level 3 – Hospice senior practitioners
- Level 4 – Palliative care clinical nurse specialists working in acute, community or hospice settings
For more information or if you are interested in obtaining your end of life competencies, please contact either Karen Lewis or Andrew Kenwrick or telephone Dudley Macmillan Specialist Care at Home on (01384) 321800.
Each ward area and community nursing team has at least one identified end of life / palliative care champion who has completed the 3 day education programme and has been signed off relevant competencies. There are both lead and supporting champions in each area.
These champions are responsible for ensuring good palliative and end of life care is delivered within their care setting and they link with the specialist team when needed.