Palliative Care Bites
Frailty and End of Life Care
Guest speaker: Kerry Lyons, Consultant Admiral Nurse for Frailty, Dementia UK
When: Tuesday 21st November, 1pm – 2pm
We are witnessing an increasing overlap between dementia, frailty, and end of life care. We are, therefore, delighted to have Kerry Lyons as our guest lecturer. She is the first Admiral Nurse focusing on frailty and dementia, supported by Dementia UK. This session is relevant to all of us working in primary care and palliative care, especially those in Care Homes, District Nurses and General Practice. We have much to learn!
Where: Zoom, online.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
Past Palliaitve Care Bites Lectures can be found by clicking on the button below.
- Dr Sharon Chadwick, Palliative Care for Heart Failure – Top Tips and Practical Advice.
- Dr Clifford Lisk, Deprescribing – What should we stop and what should we continue in the face of advancing illness?
- Dr Kathryn Mannix, Conversations and Stories at the End of Life .
Project ECHO Networks
As a Project ECHO hub, Harlington Hospice hosts ECHO networks. These are themed communities of practice who meet regularly to share knowledge and experience with a particular group of practitioners. At Harlington Hospice our community of practice centers around palliative care and end of life. We work in collaboration with MyHealth Hillingdon to deliver our ECHO networks.
Project ECHO started in the USA and has now been brought to the UK by Hospice UK. You can learn more about Project ECHO here.
Our first ECHO project worked with London Ambulance Service (LAS) clinicians, to improve their confidence when attending to dying patients and caring for them at home, an increasing aspect of their role in the community.
Our community of practice included team members from:
- Harlington Hospice, including Dr Ros Taylor MBE and Jo Fernandes
- Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Trust
- London Ambulance Service
- MyHealth Hillingdon
Our next ECHO projects are planned with Care Homes in North West London and Community Pharmacies.
For further discussion please email Dr Ros Taylor MBE on firstname.lastname@example.org.