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End of Life Care for All

End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) is an e-learning project, commissioned by the Department of Health and delivered by e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) in partnership with the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland to support the implementation of the Department of Health's national End of Life Care Strategy (July 2008).

e-ELCA aims to enhance the training and education of health and social care staff involved in delivering end of life care to people, so that well-informed high quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff and volunteers, across health and social care, wherever the person happens to be.
There are over 150 highly interactive sessions of e-learning within e-ELCA. These are arranged in 4 core modules:

  • Advance Care Planning

  • Assessment

  • Communications Skills

  • Symptom Management, comfort and well being

    as well as 3 additional modules (social care, bereavement and spirituality) and one Integrating Learning module which helps to consolidate and apply understanding in different situations.

For more information click here (End of Life Care for All)

South West Platform for Health


Platform for Health


This South West Learning Platform for Health is a free e-learning platform open to South West Health and Social Care Staff. Primarily developed for NHS staff this platform is now beginning to open to other areas eg Hospices.

The Platform has a range of over 600 resources grouped into specific pathways, including:

  • Staying Healthy

  • Children and Young People

  • Maternity and New Born

  • Elective Care

  • Mental Health

  • Long Term Conditions

  • Urgent Care

  • Support Care

There is no specific End of Life and Palliative Care pathway but as this subject crosses over many disciplines relevant modules can be found in many of the pathways. E.G Communication skills, Bereavement, Cancer Care and Dementia.

Generic modules are also relevent to some areas of our work e.g Diabetes, Catheter Care, Policy Development, Leadership.

St Luke's staff are also able to access training through the Learning Platform here.

Find out more about the South West Platform for Health on our Helpful Information page here.  


Contact Us


Tel: 01752 964250

St Luke's Hospice Education Team
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road