Project ECHO

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 s.brown@highlandhospice.org.uk or Jeremy Keen at j.keen@highlandhospice.org.uk.

Immersion Training Dates

The dates of our next Immersion Training courses are provided below.  For more information or to book a place please contact Sharan Brown (Project Lead) at s.brown@highlandhospice.org.uk.

  • 19-21 March 2019
  • 21-23 May 2019
  • 24-26 September 2019