Early care training project discussed family’s needs of provision of care

The project team met in Vilnius, Lithuania in late February to discuss parent/patient information needs in each country. From our initial findings in each country, it was clear that both groups – patients and health care professionals – needed further information and education about how to care for children with clefts and craniofacial anomalies. The pedagogical report was presented. The importance of course structure and design were emphasised with the key message being that the overall impact of our training was the measure of success.  Change in clinical practice was the aim of the learning process and course design should have this as the ultimate goal.  A summary of the EQF framework was presented; this course was pitched at level EQF 4 which would be sufficient to fill all the gaps highlighted in the national reports and patient needs.

Next meetings were set to

  • 28 -29 September, Bucharest
  • 15 February 2018, Plovdiv