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New sessions added to End-of-Life Care programme

Posted on: March 1st, 2024 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

The End-of-Life Care For All (e-ELCA) elearning programme now features new sessions on a cancer case study, palliative care for people with mental ill health, and financial support.

The cancer case study explores the common physical, psychosocial and spiritual symptoms that patients may experience and how these can be addressed.

Palliative care for people with mental ill health looks at the issues arising when providing palliative care for people with mental ill health. It focuses on broadening understanding of the specific needs of people with diagnosed mental illnesses who have incurable physical health conditions.

Advising on financial support from the welfare system outlines the financial support available for patients who are nearing the end of life and offers guidance for clinicians who submit medical evidence to support their patients’ claims for benefits.

More than 77,000 staff from across health and care actively use e-ELCA training sessions, which have been launched over 1.5million times. They cover a range of topics including symptom management, spiritual care, quality of life and bereavement care.

The new and existing sessions can be accessed through the End-of-Life Care For All programme page.

eLearning programme tackles England’s health inequalities

Posted on: August 2nd, 2023 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Clinical practitioners across the health and care sector can access training on reducing healthcare inequalities across England.

The resource complements the Core20PLUS5 which identified the following five clinical areas in need of rapid improvement:

  • hypertension case finding
  • chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD)
  • cancer
  • maternity
  • mental health

The elearning resources cover these five areas and includes an additional module on healthcare inequalities among patients of sickle cell disease.

By the end of these modules, learners should have a good understanding of health inequalities within each area and should be able to communicate with patients about their clinical condition and care, support shared decision making with patients from marginalised groups and mitigate barriers in accessing services.

For more information and to access the modules, please visit the Health Inequalities programme page.

New resource supports community pharmacy to help identify possible cancer symptoms

Posted on: September 23rd, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

A new elearning programme to help community pharmacists identify and respond to patients’ possible cancer symptoms is now available on Health Education England elearning for healthcare’s (HEE elfh) Hub.

The NHS Long-Term Plan sets out a new ambition that, by 2028, the proportion of cancers diagnosed at stages 1 and 2 will rise from around half now to 3 quarters of cancer patients. Achieving this will mean that, from 2028, 55,000 more people each year will survive their cancer for at least 5 years after diagnosis.

Let’s Communicate Cancer focuses on the contribution of community pharmacy to the early diagnosis of cancer, where patients come to the pharmacy for help in managing symptoms that they do not realise may be cancer, such as diarrhoea or a long-standing cough. Pharmacies can advise when it might be something more serious and where it is best to get them checked out.

The programme, developed by the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA), features 4 modules which cover the following topics:

  • early diagnosis and prevention
  • what is cancer?
  • treatment for cancer
  • supporting your patients with cancer

There is also a resource bank within the programme which features links to some lead cancer organisations such as British Oncology Pharmacy Association, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan, published articles and posters, and cancer campaign materials and several quizzes to test learners’ knowledge.

On completion of the programme, learners will be more familiar and aware of symptoms that may be suggestive of cancer and understand how lifestyle factors contribute to cancer. The programme also provides useful hints and tips to support conversations with patients, encouraging referral to the GP where appropriate.

For more information and to access the resource, please visit the Let’s Communicate Cancer programme page.

New modules added to PRosPer cancer programme

Posted on: July 7th, 2022 by Louise Garrahan No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and Macmillan Cancer Support to develop additional elearning modules on prehabilitation and rehabilitation in people with cancer.

The Prehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Personalised Care (PRosPer) elearning programme aims to support healthcare colleagues who work with and care for people with cancer, as well as physical activity instructors and those in the leisure industry, in developing their skills on providing personalised care.

The new modules feature a range of topics including:

* Prehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions
* Rehabilitation screening, assessment and interventions including all symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatment
* Service redesign and workforce, which includes service video case studies and patient videos of what people living with cancer expect from cancer services.

It complements the 1st module, launched in 2021, which provides colleagues with an introduction to prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care and support.

A How to Guide, developed by Macmillan Cancer Support in collaboration with over 50 stakeholders, encompasses designing, developing and funding personalised cancer prehabilitation and rehabilitation services in supporting people living with cancer is also available via HEE elfh.

For more information and to access the new resources, please visit the PRosPer programme page.

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