E-learning

e-ELCA – http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/projects/e-elca/index.html End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is a free e-learning programme for end of life care aimed at all health and social care staff. Commissioned by the Department of Health, there are over 130 sessions which can be used for personal or group learning, or as a teaching resource.

End of Life Care

Marie Curie End of Life Care Atlas – http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/en-gb/healthca

Other Links

British Medical Association – http://www.bma.org.uk/ The British Medical Association is an independent trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students, with over 140,000 members worldwide.

Department of Health – http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm The Department of Health exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England.

Ehospice – http://www.ehospice.com/ Palliative care news, views and inspiration from around the world.

European Association for Palliative Care – http://www.eapcnet.eu/ The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) develops and promotes palliative care in Europe through information, education and research using multiprofessional collaboration, while engaging with stakeholders at all levels.

General Medical Council – http://www.gmc-uk.org The The General Medical Council registers doctors to practice medicine in the UK. Its purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

Help the Hospices – http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk Help the Hospices supports its members and other organisations as they strive to grow and improve end of life care throughout the UK and across the world.

IAHPC – http://www.hospicecare.com The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) collaborates and works to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programmes, education, research and favourable policies around the world.

Macmillan Cancer Support – http://www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, by providing practical, medical and financial support and pushing for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care – http://www.mariecurie.org.uk Marie Curie Cancer Care provides care to terminally ill patients in the community and in hospices, along with support for their families.

National Cancer Research Institute – http://www.ncri.org.uk The National Cancer Research Institute is a UK-wide partnership between the government, charity and industry which promotes cooperation in cancer research among the 21 member organisations for the benefit of patients, the public and the scientific community.

NCRI Grantsmanship Gateway – http://www.ncri.org.uk/grantsmanship The NCRI Grantsmanship Gateway aims to assist early career researchers in the survivorship after cancer and end of life care fields by signposting towards expert advice on grant application development.  

National Council for Palliative Care – http://www.ncpc.org.uk The NCPC is the umbrella organisation for all those involved in providing, commissioning and using palliative care and hospice services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence – http://www.nice.org.uk NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

Royal College of General Practitioners – http://www.rcgp.org.uk The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is a professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and abroad. The RCGP is committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training.

Royal College of Physicians – http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk The Royal College of Physicians is a professional body representing over 20,000 physicians that aims to improve the quality of patient care by continually raising medical standards.

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund – http://www.rmbf.org/ The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund was set up by doctors to help colleagues and their dependents in need. Support available ranges from specialist information and advice to financial assistance.

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care – http://www.palliativecarescotland.org.uk The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care is an umbrella and representative organisation which, through a collaborative approach, supports and contributes to the development and strategic direction of palliative care in Scotland.

Support4Doctors – http://www.support4doctors.org/ Getting the work/life balance right, handling pressure, dealing with career, health and financial issues. These are some of the challenges doctors may face. Support4Doctors offers independent information, advice and support – plus links to a wide range of organisations that can help.