Clinical Advisory Forum

The Palliative and End of Life Network is one of professionals working with people at the end of life across primary and secondary care and as specialists in all settings. We wanted to offer an opportunity for everyone to contribute to the Network and share best practice.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Advisory Forum is open to anyone to attend and is held immediately prior to the Delivery and Oversight meeting to enable sharing of best practice and for localities to discuss common challenges and issues.

Topics have included:

  • Early Identification in Primary Care – Presented by Dr Andrew Fletcher, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Catherine’s Hospice provided updates on the Network’s project to improve early identification of patients in the last year of life in GP practice.
  • EoLC Self-Assessment Tool – Jayne Denney, Lead Nurse for Palliative Care in Morecambe Bay showcased their development of a self-assessment tool.
  • Just in Case Prescribing – Dr Susan Salt, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Trinity Hospice in Blackpool presented on anticipatory prescribing in the Blackpool and Fylde Coast areas.
  • DNACPR Simulation – Dr Hilary Preston, Consultant in Palliative Medicine presented on DNACPR education.
  • Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales 2018 – Wendy Lewis-Cordwell, Bereavement Care Consultant provided updates on the reforms around death certification.
  • ‘Mind The Gap’; mindfulness practice – oral presentation on how mindfulness can help in palliative care presented by Ian Dewar, Chaplain at Morecambe Bay Hospital.

If wish to see a copy of the above presentations then please email Kathryn.davies16@nhs.net