P8 Care across settings: Evaluating an integrated specialist nurse-led palliative care clinic within a general practice setting

Emily Harrop, Jessica Baillie, Anthony Byrne, Karen Stephens, Annmarie Nelson
2013 BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care  
A pre and post course self-assessment of knowledge skills and confidence Post workshop evaluations An end of programme questionnaire This poster describes the analysis of these. Results The programme met the needs and expectations of 100% of participants. 100% found the education clear and felt well supported by the EOlc facilitators. Evidence shows that each cohort improved in knowledge, skills and confidence across all topics when measured on a 5-point self-assessment scale. Qualitative
more » ... is of feedback indicates that the care homes are working as a team to utilise end of life care tools and improve patient experience approaching end of life. Conclusion The Six Steps to Success Programme has enabled care homes to bring about organisational change and develop frameworks to improve End of Life Care in their place of work. By working together, sharing experiences and ideas, supported by their facilitators and the local hospice (Queenscourt Hospice), care homes have developed comprehensive end of life care policies which have enhanced delivery of high quality care. By rolling out the programme to a large number of care homes over a 12 month period we are creating a ground swell of enthusiastic motivated care home staff with a desire to collaborate with those working in other health and social care settings to improve the experiences of their residents and relatives.
doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2013-000591.30 fatcat:7rvhe4yuw5halfxsamomq734su