ECHO programmes and related events Medication Review in Care Homes ECHO
We are just about to start a new Project ECHO Community of Practice for folk who are prescribers for Care Home residents. The group would be of interest to both medical, nursing and AHP staff who are involved in the assessment and overview of pharmacological interventions for this population. We are delighted to say that the sessions will be facilitated by Dr Martin Wilson, Consultant Physician, who has worked and innovated in, and taught widely about, the supportive care of those living in Care Homes. Discussion will not be limited to end-of-life care.
We will cover topics such as symptom relief and mental health.
Covid19 for Highland GPs Events (supported by ECHO) Topic: COVID 19 Fallout-Lung Cancer Referrals for primary care physicians, practice nurses, advanced nurse practitioners Specialist speaker: Dr Beth Sage, Respiratory Consultant Raigmore Hospital Wednesday 12th May 6pm or Thursday 13th May 1pm
We are hosting two sessions on this topic, supported by CRUK. Cancer Research UK’s Clinical Engagement Team is working in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver a suite of educational opportunities for primary care staff across Scotland. Please contact the team directly to find out more about CRUK at
register for this event, which will be held on Zoom. You may attend either date. Out of Hours Practitioners New term is now under way
Facilitated by Dr Lorien Cameron-Ross, the Clinical Director for the out of hours service in NHS Highland. This successful ECHO starts up again soon, looking at issues particularly relevant to medical staff working in the Out of Hours service. It aims to increase the connectivity of the wider OoH's team, regardless of shift pattern, geography or discipline.
Rehabilitation in Palliative Care New term has just started
This supportive and informative ECHO is facilitated by Giridhar Ravi, a specialist palliative physiotherapist based at Highland Hospice. The programme aims to raise the profile of rehabilitation in palliative care by developing a wider network of interested, relevant health care professionals.
Ethics New ECHO group
There's little doubt that 'collaborative decision-making', a cornerstone of the 'Realistic Medicine' approach, is improved when there is a common understanding of underlying ethical principles and practical experience of their application. Additionally, working together through complex processes, with reference to established theory, has the potential to strengthen bridges between disciplines and practice settings.
We are offering a facilitated ECHO group which, with the help of expert presenters, will explore pertinent areas of ethics - by no means limited to end-of-life care! The curriculum for the first five-session term will cover basic theory, frameworks for decision making, consent, confidentiality and decision-making at the beginning of life
We run regular ECHO programmes or clinics and welcome health and social care professionals to join us. If you are interested in joining us as a participant, speaker, or you would like to propose an ECHO programme, please get in touch.