Do you want to create significant change in your organisation and challenge your personal attitudes towards end of life? Then our QELCA©, or ‘Quality End of Life Care for All’, programme may be for you.
In an economic climate that puts constraints on the amount of time health and social care staff can be released for training and finding the most cost-effective training solutions which have the biggest impact, we know that our programmes need to deliver. Our innovative QELCA© programme delivers on all these fronts and was developed in direct response to the Department of Health’s National End of Life Care Strategy (2008).
Our QELCA© Trainers are experienced palliative care practitioners who have successfully completed the City & Guilds accredited QELCA© Train the Trainers programme and they deliver the course to small groups or ‘teams’ of between six to eight participants. Participants are usually clinical managers, from one organisation, and the intimate group setting allows you to focus on the areas most important to you and your place of work.
QELCA© combines participatory classroom learning with clinical observation for maximum impact and participants return to work with an Action Plan not only for themselves, but for their team and the organisation. The course doesn’t end there as we recognise the importance of ongoing support if change is to be realised in these demanding settings. That’s why participants continue to receive support from their QELCA© Trainers through Action Learning over the following six months, supporting the embedding of learning and implementation of the Action Plan. Ever increasing demands on clinical time and advances in accessible technology have resulted in Action Learning often being offered at more flexible times to suit participants and/or using an online teleconferencing facility as an alternative to face-to-face Action Learning.