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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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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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Management of symptoms in patients who are in the last days of their life can be very challenging particularly respiratory tract secretions. In May 2019 our Guideline Development Groups presented the up to date evidence base for just how to best to manage this symptom with some suggested changes to what has been usual practice… Read More

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With the recent success of the Critical Care Guideline Development Group we thought you might welcome the opportunity to see the literature review that was presented in 2019. If you missed the posts from last week check out the wonderful news from Dr Steele about his prize winning abstract

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Well done to Dr Tom Steele who is the Winner of the SAS Doctor Abstract Prize at the Palliative Care Congress in Telford happening in March 2020. Entitled ” Caring for dying patients in critical care settings: survey of palliative care and critical care practices and perspectives” the work fought off stiff competition to claim… Read More

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Congratulations to Dr Kat Moss and members of the Anticoagulation Guideline Decelopment Group who have had suucess in their submission to the Turner Warwick Lecture scheme for 2020 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Turner-Warwick lecturer scheme for trainee physicians is now in its second year. Celebrating the life and achievements of the RCP’s first female… Read More

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If you want to share how the audit and guideline work has helped you in your clinical practice we would love to feature you on our testimonial page. Just a couple of paragraphs or  something that is a bit longer- its your choice,. A great opportunity to share with others the difference it makes. Please… Read More

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Time is running out to have your say about the challenges in palliative care that you think we need to focus on in in our 2021 programme Below is a link to our annual survey Pallaborative North West 2020 Survey for Priority Topics It only takes 5 minutes to complete and we would be really… Read More

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What People Say

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.

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

The Regional audit process has introduced many members of the wider MDT to the process of the audit cycle.It has made it very accessible and delivers fantastic, real world results, recommendations and clinical guidance
This is really useful for my clinical practice as a doctor, and to the practice of all members of the wider MDT. The opportunity to see the process from the initial idea, to the clinical question, to the literature search, to the questionnaires, to the results analysis and ultimately the presentation and standards and guideline is a unique opportunity

The whole process affords us the chance to meet people and work with them across the Network  and is a great way to meet fellow health care professionals and forge links across the hospital, community and hospice settings in specialist palliative care.

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