Project ECHO at Highland Hospice
Highland Hospice have been facilitating ECHO communities of practice since 2016, supporting Care Homes, Out of Hours Practitioners, Community Specialist Nurses (Macmillan Nurses), Community Pharmacists and more recently, Remote and Rural GPs. To date, our focus has been on groups wishing to learn and share their experience in topics related to palliative and end of life care.
Highland Hospice has recently been granted a licence as one of 11 (to date) global training centres or ECHO ‘Superhubs’ sited in the USA, Canada, South America, India and the UK. Highland Hospice is the only Project ECHO Superhub in Scotland and is part of a network introducing ECHO to the UK that includes the national charity, Hospice UK and St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield.
Read more about Project ECHO and this partnership at the Hospice UK website.
Key features of the ECHO model
The University of New Mexico describes the key features of the ECHO model as being that it:
A. Provides Amplification – using Technology to leverage scarce resources
B. Shares Best Practice to reduce disparity
C. Using Case-Based Learning to master complexity
D. and a web-based Database to Monitor Outcomes
Learning more and getting involved
If you wish to learn more about Project ECHO please visit the University of New Mexico’s website (https://echo.unm.edu/) and if you would like to discuss ways in which Highland Hospice might help you develop your own ECHO communities of practice (in any healthcare field, not just palliative and end of life care) please contact either Sharan Brown (Project Lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeremy Keen at email@example.com.
Donate to Highland Hospice today
We need to raise over £7,000 every day to support the delivery of Hospice services across the Highlands. You can make a donation by following one of the links below to our JustGiving page.
Highland Hospice, Ness House, 1 Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SB. Telephone: 01463 243132. Fax: 01463 709601. Clinical Fax: 01463 242758.
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