Talking Prognosis and DNACPR
We are developing a faculty to deliver Talking Prognosis and DNACPR training for acute, community and primary care settings across our region.
At the end of 2018, the UCLPartners Deteriorating Patient
Network identified a need for more training for clinicians undertaking advance
care planning and DNACPR conversations, particularly with frail patients or
those with long term health conditions; this has also been identified at a
In response to this need we are developing a faculty to
deliver Talking Prognosis and DNACPR training for acute, community and primary
care settings across our region. The training course has been adapted from the
highly successful Talking DNACPR course from UCLH.
The Talking Prognosis and DNACPR short course aims to:
- Improve the knowledge, skills and behaviours of
clinicians undertaking conversations with patients and families about advance care
planning and DNACPR decisions
- Promote a model of behaviour change training
where it is normal practice to seek early and appropriate advance care planning
and DNACPR conversations with patients and their families
- Address clinicians’ anxieties, both in knowledge
and communication skills, when approaching these potentially challenging
- Improve the experience of patients and families
participating in advance care planning and DNACPR conversations
- Assure Trusts that their staff are appropriately
skilled and supported in this important and challenging area
We will train a core faculty, drawn from our partner organisations, who will deliver Talking Prognosis and DNACPR training across acute, community and primary care settings across our region.
Faculty members will deliver the training in pairs in their own and partner organisations.
It is anticipated that this reciprocal arrangement for training will allow for rich, multidisciplinary, cross-setting learning between professionals. It will also allow each organisation to keep costs to a minimum.