Marie Curie Project ECHO

At Marie Curie we believe everyone should get to lead the best life they can, right to the end. We are the UK’s leading end of life charity, providing frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.  We also facilitate free, interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal.

 Please see below for details of our upcoming ‘ECHO’ networks - we are excited to say that we have received a lot of interest in these topics already but it is not too late for anyone to register!

As there is no charge to join these networks, you can apply to Marie Curie directly without contacting the HWE Training Hub

 You can find out more, with details on how to register to these and other networks here: Marie Curie Project ECHO

Substance Misuse and Palliative Care

ECHO Network

Date

Session topic

 

 

 

Substance Misuse and Palliative Care

This Network is designed to explore best practices,

and increase knowledge and understanding of the complexities when supporting individuals who may be misusing substances or those with a history of misuse. We also hope to create and grow Communities of Practice to support future collaborations and initiatives.

 

 

25/04/2024

10.30 – 12.00

Trauma Informed Care

Looking into how we can be more trauma informed in the support we provide.

23/05/2024

10.30 – 12.00

Opiate Substitution in Palliative Care

Practical support regarding management of opiate substitution when the person is experiencing deteriorating or advanced ill health with unmet palliative care needs.

27/06/2024

10.30 – 12.00

Symptom Management

Exploring the complexities and difficulties when supporting and prescribing medication to someone who may be currently misusing substances or be in recovery.

25/07/2024

10.30 -12.00

Collaborative Working

How can we foster good relationships between addiction and other specialist services with palliative care services to offer high quality person-centred palliative care.

 Homelessness and Palliative Care

ECHO Network

Date

Session topic

 

 

 

Homelessness and Palliative Care

This network is to establish a community of practice passionate about improving care and support for people experiencing homelessness with advanced ill health or who may benefit from palliative care support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Tuesday of each month, starting January 2024

 

14.00 – 15.00

 

Legal rights and advocacy

May include topics such as, care act assessments, capacity assessments, supporting people with no recourse to public funds.

Trauma informed; person centred care

May include topics such as, psychological support, trauma informed approaches to care and supporting people who are neurodiverse or frail.

Issues specific to palliative care

May include palliative care interventions for reversible conditions where people are dying, discharge from hospice, increasing access to palliative care and bereavement support.

System issues

May include exploring pathways into palliative care,  measuring "success" and improving access to accommodation when out of area.

Substance use at end of life

May include practical support, pain management and options available.

Prejudice and stigma

May include how to advocate for access to services, communicating with other services and supporting people in the emergency department.

Advance care planning

May include exploring the impact of uncertainty, what type of language to use and legacy making.

Working together

May include topics such as, how to promote collaboration between services for access and advocacy, fatality reviews, best practice from across the UK, supporting each other.

 Dying in Debt- financial insecurities at end of life

ECHO Network

Date

Session topic

 

 

 

Dying in Debt- financial insecurities at end of life

Developing a community of practice to support health, social care staff and patient facing clinical volunteers to recognise, discuss and support anyone impacted by fuel and socioeconomic poverty at end of life.

 

 

 

26/03/24
11.00-12:30

Practical advice and support: benefits, debt, accessing support

23/04/24
11.00-12:30

Fuel poverty: what help is their available what are the GDN doing to help

28/05/24
11.00-12:30

Planning for death: communication with providers, wills and wishes

25/06/24
11.00-12:30

Tenancy concerns: what are patients' rights

23/07/24
11.00-12:30

Help for marginalised/greater risk/rural communities

24/09/24
11.00-12:30

After death: funeral costs, legal standing for partners without wills and legal documents

22/10/24
11.00-12:30

Emotional self-care and future care planning for self

26/11/24
11.00-12:30

Current research, petitions and policy: making our voices heard  

 

All participants will receive a record of attendance at the end of a network detailing the sessions they attended which can be used as evidence of their own career progression and development.

 If you would like to hear more about ECHO or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

 echo@mariecurie.org.uk