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 miss the final rerun of our very special clinical audit workshop on Thursday 11th February between 2 and 3pm via MS Teams led by Dr Dan Monnery, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre The feedback from the first session last week was very positive- it was really interactive and was able… Read More

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If you missed our recent post please do check it out and consider enrolling for one of our two very special workshops on the 3rd or 11th February Click the link below to see all of the information and details on how to reserve your place Pallaborative launch exciting new workshops –

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It was fabulous to have so many people join us last week at our slightly delayed audit programme launch for 2021/2022 and we were delighted to announce our new audit topics Ketamine Breakthrough pain Renal failure Interventional pain And now we really need your help. The whole Pallaborative North West programme only works when people… Read More

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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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What People Say

I work as a speciality doctor in Palliative care mainly in the hospice and community environment. Involvement in the Audit process is a valuable experience not only for my own professional development, but more importantly to promote and enhance the evidence base available to guide clinical practice. Pallaborative north west is an essential encyclopaedia for any professional who has contact with palliative care patients.

‘The Pallaborative North West website is an excellent resource for Palliative Medicine trainees and all clinicians caring for patients with life-limiting illness. ​Participating in the regional guideline development groups helps healthcare professionals develop the ability to construct evidence-based guidelines

I work clinically as a consultant and academically as a researcher in palliative medicine. I have found the audit and guidelines extremely beneficial from a clinical practice standpoint. Notably, the process to develop the guidelines is thorough, which provides reassurance that the resultant guidelines are appropriate, relevant and evidence-based for the patients we manage in palliative care.”

I have real confidence in the way we develop our guidelines and I use them every day in my own clinical practice. I wouldn’t be without them! Thank you to everyone who makes them happen.

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