Dr Paula Powell, Clinical Lead, Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Network said: “The Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Clinical Network works with clinical and commissioning colleagues to reduce variation and promote equity and excellence in end of life care to support people to live well before dying with peace and dignity in the place of their choice.
The network will work with its partners across Cheshire and Merseyside in responding to the Ambitions for End of Life Care and making those ambitions a reality for the people and those who care for them.”
Self-Assessment Ambitions Framework
To this end, the network commissioned a self-assessment framework. This has been presented to each locality at their Integrated Clinical Network (ICN) meetings, where members from the Hospice, Hospital and Community Specialist Palliative Care teams, along with the Commissioners, discuss local issues.
The framework will enable them to score their end of life care services against each ambition. It is hoped that this will provide an opportunity for each locality to meet, self-assess and provide a benchmark to improve end of life care.
We are pleased to share with you the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care Report (published September 2015) and high level summary slide deck that accompanies the report.
In addition there is also a dedicated website www.endoflifecareambitions.org.uk to which we can all point and which emphasises the shared system-wide ownership.