The Pallaborative guidelines are a credit to the healthcare professionals in region and their effort, meticulous approach and dedication in creating them. They are an excellent resource to signpost colleagues towards. Being involved in guideline development has taught me valuable skills in appraising the evidence base.
‘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 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… Read More
As a clinical nurse specialist and project manager for the regional audit and Guideline Development Group for Continuous Subcutaneous Infusions, the process has enhanced my knowledge, intellectual abilities and methodologies to do and lead audit. It has enabled me to further enhance management and leadership skills and become more proficient at conducting literature reviews. In… Read More
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… Read More
“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”.
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
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
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
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.