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Programme aim and objectives

The vision of the programme is to support high quality end-of-life care in the community, prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitate appropriate hospital discharges. To achieve this vision we’re working with a number of NHS and charity provider organisations  with a distinct focus on:

  1. Supporting family carers
  2. Pathways of end-of-life care.

The objectives of our end-of-life programme are:

  1. To develop collaborative research and implementation networks comprising clinicians (e.g. nurses, GPs), patients and carers, NHS managers and commissioners and university-based academics, achieved via embedding supported research champions in the clinical area, making research relevant, illustrating the benefits of research
  2. To improve end-of-life care pathways through the implementation of good research evidence and increased research capacity within community services
  3. To develop new streams of (feasible) research responsive to the needs of the local NHS including its patients and carers
  4. To develop new knowledge about how research findings can be implemented into practice in community services
  5. To improve support for family carers both as co-workers and clients as part of the end-of-life care provided within acute and community settings.

More information

Please contact Michael Spence, Programme Manager.


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