Macmillan Nurses ECHO

Macmillan Nurses ECHO

Meet the facilitators

Why Macmillan Nurse ECHO?

This ECHO network aims to bring together a community of practice for Macmillan Nurse Specialists in Cancer and Palliative Care. Topics covered are chosen by the group and our speakers are specialists relevant to the subject. A key component of ECHO is case based learning which provides an opportunity to discuss complex cases with peers and specialists.

Who is it for?

The ECHO network is particularly aimed at Macmillan Nurse Specialists in Cancer and Palliative Care however the group is also keen to invite district nurse colleagues who feel they could benefit from the programme.

Proposed curriculum

*Please note that due to conflicting activities our session with Erna Haraldsdottir on the 9th March has been rescheduled to the 6th April. We apologise for the change of plans, this is due to competing priorities on that date. Our next session will be on the 23rd of March with Dr Mairead Thin.

Date 9th Feb 2pm
Topic - When drugs and love aren’t enough – Interventional procedures
Specialist presenter - Alison Mitchell, consultant in palliative care and lead for the interventional cancer pain service at The Beatson

Date 23 Feb 2pm
Topic - Learning from the pandemic – Lay and Social Carers and drug administration
Specialist presenter - Alison MacRobbie, Specialist Macmillan and Community Care Pharmacist for NHS Highland and Claire McDonell, Community Staff Nurse (Inverness East)

Date 9 March 2pm- this session has been moved to April 6th.

Date 23 March 2pm

Topic - Poor Renal Function – implications for end-of-life care
Specialist presenter - Mairead Thin, Speciality Doctor in Renal Medicine for NHS Highland

Date 6th April 2pm

Topic - ‘Being With’ at the end of life – preparing the patient and family
Specialist presenter - Erna Haraldsdottir, Director of Education and Research as St Columbas Hospice and Senior Lecturer at Queen Margarete University.

Date 20 April 2pm

Topic - So what’s so ‘special’ about ketamine Specialist presenter - Gordon Linklater, Consultant in Palliative Care, Highland Hospice

Date 4th May 2pm

Topic - Ad Nauseam - revisited
Specialist presenter - Claire McCullough, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, NHS Grampian

Date 18th May 2pm
Topic - Complexity at home – accessing resource
Specialist presenter - Sian Marchant, End of Life Care Together Service Lead