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P98 Developing an advanced nurse practitioner role in hospice care: A workforce transformation project
  1. Gina Starnes1,
  2. Sally-Ann Marciano2,
  3. Clodagh Sowton3,
  4. Andy Burt4,
  5. Elaine McDonough5,
  6. Colin Twomey6,
  7. Michelle Larden7 and
  8. Karen Taylor8
  1. 1St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley, UK
  2. 2Skills for Health
  3. 3Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Farnham
  4. 4St Barnabas House WORTHING
  5. 5St Michaels Hospice Hastings
  6. 6St Wilfrids Hospice EastbourneE
  7. 7St Michaels Hospice Basingstoke
  8. 8Martlets Hospice Brighton
  9. 9Oakhaven Hospice Lymington
  10. 10Woking and Sam Beare Hospice

Abstract

Twelve hospices from the ECLIHP Regional group working with Skills for Health as part of a successful bid for £10,000 foa a supported project.

The overall aim of this project will be to improve the quality of care for people with complex palliative and end of life care needs and their families by ensuring 24/7 direct admissions access to specialist inpatient hospice beds and emergency out of hours assessment in the community.

The intention of this project is to support delivery of a flexible and responsive 24/7 hospice admission and assessment service through redesign of the existing workforce to introduce an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) role within the team.

Impact will be measured by agreed Key Performance Indicators

Desired Outcome

  • a Transferable Role Template for the ANP in Hospice Care defining the skills, competence, learning and development needed to fulfil this role.

  • an outline Business Case Template to build the case to commissioners of the benefits of the ANP role in improving the quality of care for people with complex palliative and end of life care needs and their families by ensuring 24/7 direct admissions access to specialist inpatient hospice beds and emergency out of hours assessment in the community.

Deliverables:

  1. Development of an ANP Transferable Role Template within Hospice Care to be included in the Skills for Health Learning Bank.

  2. Development of a Education and Training Framework to underpin the role.

  3. An outline Business Case Template targeted at Commissioners

  4. Written Job Description for the ANP Role in Hospice Care.

How to achieve the deliverables?

  • Define role, responsibilities and core job description

  • Create a Clinical Reference Group and arrange workshops

  • Develop formal partnership arrangement to support the project

  • Identify evaluation process

  • Agree scope of role and map competences/skills (NOS) sign off

  • Agree core education programme

  • Conduct baseline evaluation

  • Complete clinical/technical skills training and competency sign off

  • Define role, responsibilities in preparing Business Case Template

  • Agree Business Case and Sign off

  • Produce project outcome report

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