The last few months have been very busy for the ECHO Northern Ireland team, setting up a number of new networks and providing Immersion training sessions. Read all about these, and future developments, in our latest newsletter available here.
Last week, we provided our first Immersion training session of 2017 for representatives from All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and Our Lady’s Hospice. AIIHPC are intending to serve as a hub for a Palliative Care ECHO network for Nursing Homes in the Greater Dublin area. The project team attended the three-day training course: Cathy […]
Congratulations to Project ECHO, the ECHO Act is officially U.S. law! President Obama signed the measure after it had been previously approved unanimously in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Proposed by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in the Senate and Representatives Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Doris Matsui (D-California) in the House, […]
At the recent Hospice UK 2016 annual conference, Prof Max Watson, ECHO Lead, outlined the exciting innovation of Project ECHO. Project ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a knowledge-sharing network that uses video conferencing to enable healthcare practitioners to share their knowledge and facilitate high quality care standards in the most remote and hard […]
August and September were busy months for the ECHO Northern Ireland team as they were preparing for the start of several new networks, and the associated training days. Read the newsletter here.
St Luke’s Hospice recently attended Immersion Training in Northern Ireland Hospice to begin the process of setting up their own ECHO networks. The training was attended by Judith Park (Deputy CEO), Dr Sam Kyeremeteng (Medical Director), Sally Samavat (MDT Co-ordinator) and Mark Gillott (ICT Co-ordinator). During the intensive 3 day course, they had the opportunity […]
The Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland is providing funding for 21 ECHO networks in the current financial year. The networks will cover a broad range of disciplines, including COPD, dementia and diabetes. Read the full article here.
From October 2015 to March 2016, HSC funded a pilot of five ECHO networks – Diabetes, Optometry, Nursing Homes, Dermatology for GP trainees, and one for supporting carers of palliative care patients. An evaluation of the pilot has been carried out, and the evaluation report is now available by clicking on the link below. ECHO NI […]
Project ECHO NI is inviting expressions of interest for 2016-17 knowledge networks. Please see the following attachments for further information and the application form (Closing date: 15th April 2016). PROJECT ECHO NI 2016-17 Expression of interest Introduction to ECHO Project ECHO NI Application 16-17 The video below details further information about the ECHO project, […]
Last week we were pleased to host our first ECHO replication training session. Dr Jeremy Keen (Consultant in Palliative Medicine), Claire Watson (Staff Nurse) and Sharan Brown (Quality Improvement Officer) from Highland Hospice attended the 3 day training, and are keen to replicate the ECHO model in the Scottish Highlands. Max Watson from Northern Ireland Hospice facilitated […]