The Six Steps to Success programme is supported by mandatory stand alone education modules which include communication skills, advance care planning and Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient training. This education should be arranged at key points along the programme and the delivery of this education is to be agreed in each local area delivering the programme.   It could also include any other education providing theory and underpinning knowledge, for example symptom management. Mandatory Supporting Education 2: Between Step 5 and 6 A workshop must be sourced or provided following the Step 5 workshop and before the Step 6 workshop to deliver education on:Read More →

The Six Steps to Success programme is supported by mandatory stand alone education modules which include communication skills, advance care planning and Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient training. This education should be arranged at key points along the programme and the delivery of this education is to be agreed in each local area delivering the programme.   It could also include any other education providing theory and underpinning knowledge, for example symptom management. Mandatory Supporting Education 1: Between Step 2 and 3 A workshop must be sourced, or provided, following the Step 2 workshop and before the Step 3 Workshop. Education should beRead More →

The Six Steps to Success programme is supported by mandatory stand alone education modules which include communication skills, advance care planning and Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient training. This education should be arranged at key points along the programme and the delivery of this education is to be agreed in each local area delivering the programme.   It could also include any other education providing theory and underpinning knowledge, for example symptom management. The mandatory education will occur at two points during the programme, between Step 2 and 3 and between Step 5 and 6. Click on the following links to see moreRead More →

The Six Steps to Success programme has been developed in the North West of England by the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network, the Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network and the Cumbria and Lancashire End of Life Care Network with support from the National End of Life Care Programme. The programme aims to enhance end of life care through facilitating organisational change and supporting staff to develop their roles around end of life care.  The programme is based on the six steps described in the Route to Success: a guide to improving end of life care in care homes.  The aim is to ensure allRead More →

The second step on the route to success is about the early assessment of a resident’s needs and wishes as they approach the last year of life. The aim is to establish their preferences and choices as well as identify areas of unmet need. It is important to explore the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural and environmental needs and wishes of each resident. Time: Half day Aim: The care home representative will understand holistic assessment and its relevance to advance care planning. They will explore systems to discuss, record, review and share assessments appropriately Objectives: By the end of the session the Care Home RepresentativeRead More →

The third step is about co-ordinating services. Once a care plan has been agreed it is important that all the services required are effectively co-ordinated. A lack of co-ordination can mean a resident’s needs and preferences are not met. Time: Half day Aim: A system is in place to ensure co-ordination of care takes place Objectives: By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to: • Recognise the importance of sharing information with the wider multidisciplinary team • Define the role of a Key Worker • Identify the appropriate time to request anticipatory prescribing of End of Life Care medicationRead More →

Good end of life care does not stop at the point of death. The support and care provided for relatives will help them cope with their loss and is essential for achieving a “good death”. It is also important for staff, many of whom will become emotionally connected to the resident. Time: Half day Aim: Provide excellent support and care after death Objectives:                                                                                    Read More →

Objectives: By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to: • Identify how the North West End of Life Care Model and Tool supports an End of Life Care Register • Identify when is the appropriate time to undertake end of life care discussions considering capacity and communication barriers • Develop further the Care Home End of Life Care Policy. Supporting Documents: Attendance register   This basic register can be used at any events and workshops to keep a record of delegates.  Ongoing post death information audit  All the audit resources can now be found in the expanded Six Steps AuditRead More →

Residents and their families may need access to a complex combination of services across a number of different settings. Step 4 on the route to success is about the delivery of high quality care and the expectation that residents should receive the same level of care regardless of whether they live independently at home or in a care home. Time: Half day Aim: Achieve high quality care in care homes Objectives: By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to: • Identify a training plan for all staff in End of Life Care • Identify how to access a complexRead More →

The point comes when the resident enters the dying phase. It is vital that staff recognise the person is dying and take the appropriate action. How someone dies remains a lasting memory for relatives, friends and care staff involved. Time: Half day Aim: It is recognised the resident is entering the last days of life, and best practice is provided Objectives:                                                               By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be ableRead More →