EKOS training day

EKOS (East Kent Outcome System): a team approach to improving and demonstrating clinical effectiveness

EKOS training day


Enquiries welcome.

Maggie Johnson FRCSLT, practising clinician and co-author of EKOS, leads this study day. Price includes a copy of the EKOS user manual, lunch and unlimited tea/coffee.

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This training day will give you a quick and easy tool to demonstrate the impact of your services, while developing skills in clinical decision-making and care-planning. Following the national direction of travel supported by RCSLT and other clinical networks, EKOS generates detailed information to supplement population data provided by outcome measures such as TOMs.

The EKOS framework supports practitioners to reflect on their intervention before, during and after each episode of treatment. It incorporates locally agreed methods of outcome measurement (e.g. client-report, shared goal-setting, TOMs, GAS) and can be adapted to capture interventions, aims and outcomes that are sensitive to different areas of clinical work.

Key features of EKOS:

  • a care plan framework embedded in routine case-management
  • appropriate for both uni- and multi-disciplinary teams
  • provides a standalone measure of clinical effectiveness
  • links the population data provided by national outcome measures such as TOMs, to individual health outcomes and service delivery
  • a reporting tool for service evaluation, planning and commissioning for outcomes.

Price includes a copy of the EKOS user manual, lunch and unlimited tea/coffee.

To be confirmed.

Practitioners, service-leads and managers from all health disciplines and therapies.

9.15   Coffee and Registration

9.45   Introduction and general overview

Are we using the same language? The terminology of outcome measurement and where EKOS fits in.

10.10   The EKOS Procedure

How the system has evolved and what it aims to do.

Defining the key concepts: Health Benefits

Client Needs Group

Aims and Objectives

Methods of Measurement


Evaluation of Outcome

11.15   Refreshment break

11.30   The EKOS standards

Maintaining consistency of practice and robust data-collection.

Agreeing the overall outcome with the client.

Aims vs Objectives vs Interventions.

Working Session and Feedback (1):

Writing a careplan with health benefit, aims and objectives.

12.45   Lunch

13.30   Working Session and Feedback (2):

Choosing an appropriate method of measurement.

Evaluation and reflective practice.

14.45   Refreshment break

15.00   EKOS in practice

Standardised best practice templates.

Maintaining standards through annual audit.

Multi-disciplinary applications.

Data collection and reporting.

Getting started – personal action plan.

Course evaluation.

16.15   Close

“As a clinician I found EKOS an excellent tool to use”
Drama therapist

“Thank you for the training – we are ready to roll EKOS out across the rest of the Trust for OTs, Physios, SLTs and Arts Therapists”
Manager, Community Trust

“EKOS has helped raise my own standard of working hugely”
Speech and Language Therapist

“Thank you so much for the inspiring day”
Manager, Speech and Language Therapy service

“We have looked at several tools and EKOS best meets our needs”
Therapy Services Governance Lead

If you have any queries please contact the service:

Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service
01304 828749

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service
Whitfield Court
CT16 3NY