Partners in Palliative Care Project

Posted by Michael Gourlay on 4 August 2017
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Collaboration between GPs, medical specialists, chronic disease support services and specialist palliative care services is a key focus of a new twelve month Partners in Palliative Care project being undertaken by our Consortium. The aim is for everybody to have a clear understanding of each other’s role and methods for collaborating to deliver high quality person and family centred care for people living with a life-limiting illness in the last 12-18 months of life, including:

  • Information and support given to people and their families when palliative care support or a palliative approach is first being considered (prior to specialist palliative care involvement).
  • Preferred approaches for referral to community palliative care services and palliative care consultancy services, including options for pre-referral discussion of care needs and exploring options to have these needs met.
  • Preferred approaches to ensure appropriate ongoing support is available for people being considered for ‘discharge’ by community palliative care services.
  • Collaborative approaches to care in the last months and weeks of life, including GP involvement in medication management and anticipatory prescribing.

We’re currently recruiting for a Partners in Palliative Care Project Manager. For more information and updates about the the project, contact Consortium Manager Michael Gourlay on .