Palliative and End of Life Care

Overarching aim: To provide strategic leadership and expert clinical support to commissioners and providers around Palliative and End of Life Care in London. The network will deliver on a number of local priorities, as well support the national Palliative and End of Life Care strategy, the Long Term Plan and the London Health and Care Vision.

Key contacts

  • Clinical Director: Dr Caroline Stirling, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Camden, Islington ELiPSe and UCLH & HCA Palliative Care Service, CNWL Clinical Lead, Last Phase of Life Programme, North London Partners
  • Director, Clinical Networks and Senate: Malti Varshney
  • Primary Care Clinical Lead: Dr Sumeeta Dhir, GP @Nexus Princess Street Group Practice & Hurley Group, Clinical Associate medicines optimisation NHS Southwark, SELCCG; GP Clinical Advisor  Ambulatory Care, Integrated Care Directorate, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust
  • Clinical Programme Lead: Catherina Nolan
  • Senior Clinical Project Manager: Funmi Bisi-Adewole
  • Email: england.cnsbsu@nhs.net

2022/23 Focus Areas

  • Ensuring London has a consistent approach to specialist Palliative Care referrals for all ages with the creation of a Children and Young People’s (CYP) workstream within the network
  • Supporting ICS leads to undertake self-assessment against the ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Development of a regional dashboard and embedding of the EARLY Identification and Personalised Care Planning Toolkit
  • Explore opportunities to improve Fast Track Continuing Health Care process for London
  • Mapping of specialist Palliative Care workforce and access to End of Life Care medications to understand inequities of provision
  • The London Urgent Care Plan (LUCP) has a regular newsletter which provides updates to all users on progress of implementing the UCP. Users can subscribe to updates via the LUCP website and previous news updates can be found online

Clinical Leadership Group (CLG)

Learn more about the Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Leadership Group and download CLG resources on the Palliative and End of Life Care CLG page.

Key Documents