Pallaborative North West
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Welcome to our web pages for Pallaborative North West.

We host an exciting programme of clinical audit, guideline development and education, useful for all health care professionals who care for people with advanced, progressive disease. Our clinical standards and guidelinefor palliative and end of life care are developed using a robust process and are NICE accredited.

We are delighted to work in partnership with patients and members of the public in producing our clinical guidelines. The Steering Group oversee our work and includes representatives from each of the participating localities across the North West.

For further information not found on this website  or to get involved please contact us : We would be delighted to hear from you.

How we can help

About Us

We are a collaboration of health care professionals working in specialist palliative care, patients and members of the public from across the North West of England , originally formed back in 1995. We are committed to improving the quality of care for people with advanced progressive disease and to ensure care is based on the best and most up to date evidence possible. A key strength is multi-professional involvement and the motivation and commitment of our members.

Guidelines You Can Trust

Our Standards and Guidelines for palliative and end of life care are now developed using a robust process which has been accredited by NICE. They are a great source of information with advice for a range of different symptoms and situations and can be used by all healthcare professionals.

Training Opportunities for all of your Team

Our Education and Training programme helps people improve their confidence and skills in clinical audit, searching the literature, reviewing evidence and a range of quality improvement activities. Our bimonthly regional meetings are a great way to stay up to date with the latest information and join discussions about developing standards for  care delivery.

Regional Clinical Audit with Local Impact

Our comprehensive annual clinical Audit Programme, is led by experienced clinicians and focuses on areas that are most important to patients and professionals. There is also  localised reporting specific to your team, organisation or locality benchmarked against regional results. A great way to drive improvements in care.

Links to Research

We want to contribute to grow the evidence base for palliative care and are using our work to develop research questions and proposals.

Embracing the Digital Age

Our new website  ( has been built with a mobile first appearance, meaning that our material, including all of the clinical guidelines, are easily readable on smartphones, tablets and desk top computers alike. Development of an App is next on the horizon.


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Don’t forget that at 1pm today- Thursday 21st January 2021- you can join colleagues in Pallaborative North West for our annual launch event with a look at the topics we have chosen for our clinical audit programme plus some top tips on remote consultations from Dr Helen Bonwick The event is on MS Teams Live… Read More

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We will only be 12 months late but next Thursday 21st January at 1pm we finally get to hold our Launch meeting for 2022 and we really hope that you will be able to join us Key things to look forward to in the hour include We reveal the topics for 2022 . 2. Hear… Read More

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Only two days left to submit your clinical cases for our regional clinical audit on the management of ascites. Remember you only need to submit 10 cases to guarantee your team a localised report which is really incredibly useful on many levels In our last audit on continuous subcutaneous infusions it was great to see… Read More

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“I am excited to be taking on the role of trainee representative in Pallaborative. My first experience of the work of the group was being sign posted to the “purple book” and website on pretty much my first day working in a hospice and I remember how much I used the guidelines then, and continue… Read More

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It was amazing to have over 130 people join us for our Pallaborative North West meeting this afternoon. Although we can’t see each other, we know you are there! Congratulations to Gwen Waller, Clare Beard and Dr Karen Groves for two really stimulating and thought provoking presentations. If you missed today, the recording of the… Read More

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Only two more days to go now until our Pallaborative North West pre Christmas special where we will be sharing some experiences of COVID across our specialty. We have three great key note speakers and there is a chance to catch up on the plans for 2021. Using the Microsoft Teams Live format we really… Read More

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The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme for trainee physicians is now in its third year. Celebrating the life and achievements of the RCP’s first female President, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, it has become a popular addition to the regional Update in Medicine conferences.  Many of you may remember that earlier this year Dr Kat Moss… Read More

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So just as we look forward to coming out of lockdown we wanted to also give you a gentle reminder about submitting your data for the regional clinical audit on ascites. You hopefully have seen our previous post about this but just to remind you that the closing date is 23rd December Remember that for… Read More

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What People Say

I work in both community and hospice and have found the guidelines  very helpful in supporting the team of clinical nurse specialists to deliver high quality care in the community and in ensuring clinical practice is up to date and evidence based. The regional meetings are very interesting and educational and support my annual Continual Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

I have developed many skills during my participation in the regional audit process and would recommend it as an excellent professional development opportunity. I am confident that palliative care specialists, generalists, patients, and those important to them have benefited from the clinical guidelines; I use them regularly in my own practice to offer patients evidence-based interventions”

Taking part in developing guidelines with other health professionals and members of the public has really helped me to increase my knowledge and provide the best care possible to the people I treat and care for

I’ve found the whole regional audit process to be very comprehensive.  For me this has included training in searching and appraising available evidence, support from a multi-professional team in undertaking audit, presenting results and developing guidelines.

This has been very beneficial for my practice, both in the delivery of evidence based care to patients and in teaching other health care professionals.

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