Project ECHO encourages lifelong learning by building communities of practices where likeminded professionals can come together, via virtual clinics using multipoint videoconferencing technology. It is about improving care by moving knowledge and not patients, where everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner. The format involves a teaching session delivered by a subject specialist and then real life anonymized case studies are discussed. The aim is to increase the professional's confidence in delivering care and to reduce any feelings of isolation that they may have
The original Kinross branch of the charity shop run by Children's Hospices Across Scotland was commended by various figures from Scottish politics, who joined staff and volunteers in celebrating its 20th anniversary on Tuesday 2 July.