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 guidelines for 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.

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.

Alison Coackley: Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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… Read More

Amanda Watson, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, The Clatterbridge Cancer NHS Foundation Trust

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… Read More

Anthony Thompson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Whiston Hospital, Merseyside

“I have been involved in a number of Guideline Development Groups as the lay representative, I find them fascinating and stimulating. As a lay member I have always been made welcome by the various groups. I find the commitment of the groups to be exemplary, they are special people”.

Bob Giles, Patient and Public representative

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… Read More

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Academic Palliative & End of Life Care Department, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, University of Liverpool.

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… Read More

Dan Monnery, Specialty Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Willowbrook Hospice

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

Dr Andrew Khodabukus, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

  I really enjoy attending the audit presentations. They help me to keep my knowledge up to date and the discussions with peers from across the Network are stimulating. Membership of the various Guideline Development Groups is a real opportunity to improve patient care.

Dr Clare Finnegan, Consultant in Palliative Medicine,Southport and Formby.

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… Read More

Graham Holland, Pharmacist, Clinical Trials and Palliative Care, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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… Read More

Melanie Brooks, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St Rocco’s Hospice, Warrington