Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) Programme

The QELCA© programme was designed by St Christopher’s Hospice to enable and empower teams of health and social care practitioners from acute, community or care home settings to lead on the delivery of high quality care to patients and families at the end of life.

The Myton Hospices is a QELCA© satellite training unit with experience of running QELCA© training programmes for local hospital and social care and community staff.

There is evidence that QELCA© also motivates participants to introduce care for ‘self’ and their teams back into their organisations and to lead on change in culture.

QELCA© integrates a work-based action learning experience with facilitated classroom reflection and is delivered by specialist clinicians who have undertaken the ‘Train the Trainers’ programme with St Christopher’s Hospice.

Each Phase of QELCA© Training runs a week, followed by 6 monthly action learning sets. 6 participants can attend for 5 consecutive days:

  • 3 days: classroom-based learning – facilitated by the Myton QELCA© trainers
  • 2 days: practice-based, shadowing experienced hospice nurses at our Coventry or Warwick Inpatient Units

Followed by one morning per month for 6 months of facilitated action learning enabling the whole group to support each other as they reflect on their own actions and progress with improvements in palliative and end of life care in their own clinical areas in the hospital.

Feedback from our previous participants:

"The best course I have been on in my entire nursing career"

"I thoroughly enjoyed the study sessions and believe it will be beneficial to my department and practice in the future"

Delivery of the three workshops/programme is available upon request.