Pallaborative North West
Find us at www.pallaborative.org.uk

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 : chair@pallaborative.org.uk. 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  (www.pallaborative.org.uk) 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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Following our first clinical audit meeting via MS Teams Live on Thursday 1st October we really want to get your comments and suggestions about the event and how we could improve things for our next session in November. If we know you were at the event last week we have sent you an email with… Read More

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Well , perhaps not such a new world now to many of us as we get used to communicating through a screen but it was certainly a new experience for Pallaborative North West as we navigated our way through the first Microsoft Teams Live Event yesterday afternoon. Final count was at least 200 people joined… Read More

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So tomorrow – Thursday at 1pm– is the big relaunch of our palliative care clinical audit meetings with a review of Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions. I know the GDG have been working on this for many months and are really keen to share their findings with us. I have just seen a sneak preview of the… Read More

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We are nearly ready to press the go button. Only three more days until our very first virtual Pallaborative North West clinical audit meeting, delivered via MS Teams Live on Thursday 1st October at 1pm. This should accommodate an unlimited number of participants so fingers crossed we have no technical hitches ( or at least… Read More

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We are delighted to let you know that we are just about to restart the Pallaborative programme for 2020. It has been a long time since our last meeting in January and we are now really looking forward to getting back into the swing of clinical audit, guideline development and education and training Our first… Read More

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Dr Kat Moss named 2020 Turner-Warwick lecturer for Mersey Support Kat by attending her lecture and gain 2 CPD credits The Turner -Warwick Lecture seriesCelebrating the life and achievements of the RCP’s first female president, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, this 2020 lecture series features presentations from the winning trainees in each of the UK’s regions… Read More

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We realise that everyone will be so busy at the moment in local services as we try our best to prepare for the next few weeks. Palliative care will be come more important than ever as we all do our best to deliver the best care possible for many patients and those important to them… Read More

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In light of everything that is happening with COVID-19 it seems only sensible and appropriate to cancel our regional audit meeting on 26th March 2020. Unfortunately we don’t think our remote access is established enough to run it as virtual meeting. As you know this would have been our launch meeting for 2021 and we… Read More

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Testimonials

What People Say

The education programme was very informative and catered to different levels of experience. The course enabled me to become involved with local audits and I have been well supported throughout. I now feel more confident as joint audit lead in the palliative care team in Sefton and equipped to fulfill this role effectively.

I believe my personal experience of terminal diseases and end of life care within my voluntary and personal life roles, along with my passion and commitment enables me to identify with the needs of people receiving care. As the Patient, Carer and Public Representative I bring a voice of the public into discussion and more importantly decisions. By representing them I can influence the development of the guidelines and audit questionnaires

I have found the audit and guideline development process extremely useful, both clinically and academically. The process of conducting regional audits through training has enhanced my management and leadership skills as well as honing existing skills of conducting systematic literature reviews. Clinically I find the guidelines very relevant in managing complex situations and also helpful in guiding conversations with patients and those important to them. They are also a very useful resource to signpost to other professionals in order to support the advice we give.

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”

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