North West Model for Life Limiting Conditions


The North West Model for Life Limiting Conditions main aim is to ensure that any professionals involved in taking care of people who may be in the last year of life has access to a simple best practice guide to ensure that care is consistent.  (Note: The NW model for Life Limiting Conditions replaces the 2015 North West End of Life Model)

 The NW Model underwent a robust review process by a collaborative multidisciplinary group in 2021 to ensure that the people of the North West receive consistent end of life care regardless of condition or disease, care setting or geographical boundaries.

The model states care should be:

  • Individualised and person-centred; “What matters to me and my priorities”
  • Underpinned by shared decision making that involves the person, and those important to them; Education and empowerment of individuals and their carers to support self-care and wellbeing
  • Collaborative, coordinated, and delivered with kindness and compassion;
  • Delivered by a competent, confident and capable workforce
  • Underpinned by continuity of care through good communication across all systems
  • Supported through compassionate communities

In this Webinar, recorded in November 2021, Jane Ashworth, Specialist Palliative Care Nurse and Education Lead at Springhill Hospice, talks through the model and some examples of application.