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P-236  The national hospice education collaborative: developing uk hospice potential as vocational education partners
  1. Sally Garbett
  1. St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK


In 2013 the need for high quality vocational education for the healthcare workforce gained increased relevance. Vocational qualifications became central to Health Education England Strategies and the Government announced revisions to Apprenticeships which combined with NHS workforce reforms to become a catalyst for change:

The project An appetite from hospices for collaboration and support for vocational education was proven in an 18-month pilot hospice consortium. Consequently, and with funding from, the National Hospice Education Collaborative formed. The initial focus is building quality and capacity of vocational education, including nurse associate and degree level nurse apprenticeships. Economies of scale and sharing of expertise will benefit all involved. Work on other educational initiatives will emerge.

Sustainability Significant interest and two years’ funding enables the establishment of a subscription model for sustainability.

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