Educational standards

What is the programme and its aims?
A task and finish group of representatives from across the region are developing end of life care education standards. Their work will clearly set out the level of education that is appropriate to enable health and social care workers to support the best possible palliative and end of life care.

The standards are being developed from work done elsewhere in the country and recognise that there are different levels of specialist knowledge of palliative and end of life care.

Building on a suggestion from local clinicians, the standards will also include appropriate education for carers and families and also the wider general population as we aim to remove the barriers that prevent conversations about the end of life.

Why is the programme required?
By developing shared education standards for the region we will support consistent education packages, in content and quality, being made available to health and social care staff.

By adding communication and education with families and carers and with the wider general public we aim to make it easier for everyone to talk about end of life contributing to the aim of ensuring a good death.

Who are the partners?
We are working with colleagues from local hospices, acute hospitals, community teams, general practice and Health Education East Midlands to develop the standards and with Health Education East Midlands to map the currently available education in the region. The full data is available here: pdfEnd of Life Training Report 2016

Data for your specifc area can be found as below:
pdfLeicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

What’s next?
We will now develop locality based reports to inform decision making.

Who to contact for further information?
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