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P-182 Working collaboratively to improve end of life care training in south london
  1. Kate Heaps1,2,3,
  2. Liz Bryan4,2,
  3. Jane Berg5,2,
  4. Letizia Perna-Forrest6,2,
  5. Gail Linehan7,2,
  6. Toni Menezes8,2,
  7. Tricia Wilcocks9,2,
  8. Maaike Vandeweghe1,2,
  9. Nicky Shaw5,2 and
  10. Berit Moback2,3
  1. 1Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice, London, Kent
  2. 2South London Hospice Education Collaborative
  3. 3Health Education South London
  4. 4St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham
  5. 5Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
  6. 6Trinity Hospice, Clapham
  7. 7St Raphael's Hospice, Cheam
  8. 8Shooting Star Chase, SW London
  9. 9Ellenor Hospice, Dartford
  10. 10Demelza Hospice, SE London


Background In response to the need for training highlighted in the Neuberger and Staffordshire reports in 2013 the eight adult and children’s hospices in South London have formed a Collaborative to plan, develop and evaluate training. The collaborative approach is an example of Hospice UK vision of Hospice Consortium for Education. SLHEC works closely with Health Education South London (HESL).


  • Utilise knowledge, expertise and education and training resources efficiently

  • Ensure training is accredited and transferrable

  • Submit joint proposals for funding

  • Influence the implementation of the HESL End of Life Care Education and Training Strategy (2015)

  • Liaise with CEPNs (Community Education Provider Networks) and other Strategic Networks

  • Explore new opportunities in the education market

AimsEducation Leads and CEs meet bi-monthly to discuss strategic developments. The Collaborative is chaired by one of the CEs and supported by a project manager.

Achievements and challenges Delivering five HESL funded training programmes

  • QELCA Five day course of experiential learning combining clinical, theoretical and action planning.

  • Volunteer Training Standardised model for volunteers in patient/client facing roles

  • Level 5 Diploma – Apprenticeship – Assistant Practitioner (Band 4) City and Guilds 2 year apprenticeship course for HCA, delivered in collaboration between hospices, care home and Croydon College (FEI)

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care–Apprenticeship – QCF course with bolt on module on LTC and frailty, delivered in collaboration with Croydon College (FEI)

  • National Care Certificate – Accredited training delivered tocare home

Links with HEI/FEI/NHS Trusts/CEPNs.

CPPD funding to hospice staff.

Challenges include managing the different priorities and capacities of individual hospices, employers unable to release staff and short term funding.

Plans Robust evaluations

Ensure sustainability

Increasing educational capacity

Disseminatelearningto Hospice UK/stakeholders

Workforce Planning

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