Project ECHO – Palliative Care

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is a virtual knowledge-sharing network designed to create a ‘learning loop’ between health professionals with the aim of increasing knowledge and access to health care in local communities.

The ECHO Model’s Four Key Principle


Use Technology to leverage scarce resources

Video conferencing technology, such as Zoom enables busy professionals to share learning and best practice across rural, hard to reach areas without the need to travel.

Best Practices

Share Best Practices to reduce disparity

Discussions held within ECHO meetings are well-informed and adhere to standards of practice to ensure that a joined up, standardised approach is taken across all settings.

Case Based Learning

To master complexity

ECHO acknowledges that no one case is the same; by using real-life cases, discussion facilitates learning which goes beyond textbook examples.


Web-based Database to Monitor Outcomes

Data is stored and analysed using the unique database, iECHO which allows for organisations to complete a thorough evaluation of how their project is transforming service delivery.

ECHO Terminology

NetworkThe group of participants, who develop a community of practice
HubThe ‘Hub’ hosts an ECHO network, with IT and administrative support and a network specialist.
SpokeA participant in an ECHO network
Case Presentation An ECHO Network participant presents a workplace experience, issue, or success to share best practice and access peer support.
CurriculumTopics selected by the network for the ECHO sessions.
Zoom The Echo movements preferred platform to host ECHO sessions.
Resouces LibraryAn online library of useful network resources including; session recordings, the presentations and online materials.
iEcho Project ECHO’s web-based database used to collect data on the ECHO Movement.