The Central and Eastern Cheshire End of Life Care (EoLC) Service Model was designed to facilitate a seamless, collaborative approach to leading and facilitating education and best practice in EoLC across Central and Eastern Cheshire. Its key objective is to improve the experience of care for patients, families and care workers. This has also led to significant cost savings, helped secure future funding and has had a real impact on the workforce in regards to training opportunities.
The Cheshire End of Life Care Service Model, operational since 2010, ensures that the national end of life care tools are fully utilised across all care settings in Central and Eastern Cheshire. The model is a collaborative partnership across primary and acute care, hospices, care homes, further voluntary sector partners and social care. One of the model’s long-term aims is to integrate End of Life Care (EOLC) competency frameworks into workforce development for health and social care staff. This case study demonstrates how this has been successfully achieved in practice.
e-PAIGE is an Electronic Prognostic Assessment and Information Guide for End of Life Care (EoLC). This web-based resource was developed by Central & Eastern Cheshire’s End of Life Service Model team to support health and social care professionals deliver care to patients at the end of their lives. It was launched in January 2013, and has already been adopted by many organisations across Central and Eastern Cheshire, including those in the voluntary sector. It will be rolled out to all care homes in the area from March 2013 onwards.