Improvement and transformation: clinical workstreams

Working alongside hospices, palliative care teams and community leaders we are supporting learning and development of relevant approaches and methodologies to improve quality across their systems.
Improvement and transformation is key to Hospice UK's work

How we are making a difference

End of Life Care: Emergency Care Improvement Programme

Our successful End of Life Care: Emergency Care Improvement Programme is being rolled out across a further eight acute sites to improve the quality of life in their emergency departments and short stay units. The learning from this will be shared through the NHS Emergency Care Intensive Support Teams Programme.

Building on the Best

This UK-wide programme provides support, knowledge and leadership in 10 specific hospital sites in England, three in Scotland and one in Wales. The learning and output from the programme will support improved quality of end of life care in all settings across the UK.

Sharing knowledge and expertise

We have:

  • held Tweet chats;
  • facilitated conference plenaries, workshops and presentations;
  • facilitated/supported 42 research projects;
  • published 27 book chapters, journal articles, report and patient information booklets and blogs;
  • delivered the ‘Radical Change Conference’, bringing together leaders from across the sector to consider the blueprint for the future.

Supporting the clinical workforce

Our work aims to build and support leaders, working at all levels, to enable them to be effective, resourceful and resilient.

Key activities:

  • A webinar-based programme offers resources to help leaders build their own resilience and that of their teams;
  • A new network of strategic HR and Workforce Leads (ShaWL) focuses on building a workforce fit for the future;
  • Our Dementia Community of Practice has 217 members and offers networking and peer support to increase knowledge applied to practice and confidence in caring for someone with dementia;
  • We awarded 321 bursaries totaling £193,381 to support the education of nurses, doctors and healthcare assistants working in hospices and care homes.

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