Our Programme of Work
- Support health and social care staff to be able to recognise when a person may potentially be in their last year of life, so they can be offered a personalised care and support plan
- Through education and training, increase the skill, knowledge and confidence in the health and social care workforce to be able to support patients through personalised care and support planning including advance care planning
- Promote and enable the implementation of the North West Anticipatory Clinical Planning Guidance to support shared decision making between people and those providing care and treatment to them
- Be able, as standard practice, to transfer information across all care setting electronically to support timely palliative and end of life care
- To have in place, a specialist palliative care workforce in sufficient numbers and with the appropriate skills to be able to support patients, their families and their colleagues who work in non-specialist palliative care seven days per week
Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)
- Support people caring for those at end of life by finding out what help they need and providing that help
Stakeholder engagement and Communication
- Work with each ICS to promote what good palliative and end of life care looks like and encourage that vision to be reflected in ICP place -based commissioning
- Have a consistent approach to commissioning Hospice services which recognises the contribution to providing core services for specialist palliative care provision
Enabling personalised care for those people coming to towards the end of their life is a priority across the North West. This means supporting people to live well in the last years of their life before dying in the place of their choice with peace and dignity; supporting families and carers through bereavement.
The Integrated Care System (ICS) is committed to improving the experience of patients and those people important to them as they come towards the end of their life. The Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Networks supports the ICS in improving patient care. Our programmes of work help to make this happen.
If you would like to receive regular updates through our Palliative and End of Life Care Newsletter, The Loop, please send your email address to Lucy.Lavelle2@nhs.net