Sandra Smith, Patient and Public Representative

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

Bob Giles, Patient and Public representative

“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”.

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

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

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 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

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