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TayPEOLC Non-Cancer Palliative Care

There is a wide range of specialities represented on this newly established group (first meeting held on 22nd Oct 2018) including neurological, renal and respiratory disease, heart failure, specialist palliative care, movement disorders, learning disabilities and dementia. 

Aim:  

To act as a professional forum which supports improvements in the quality of palliative and end of life care for people with non-malignant disease and their families.

The aim of this group will be to act as a professional forum which supports improvements in the quality of palliative and end of life care for people with non-malignant disease and their families.

Co-Leads:    Sarah Cathcart, Renal Supportive Care Specialist Nurse, Reanl Unit, Ninewells Hospital

                   Gillian Craig, Specialist Nurse MND, Dept. of Neurology, Ninewells Hospital

                   Claire Douglas, Lead Consultant for Palliative Medicine in Perth & Kinross       

Objectives:  

The Non-Cancer Palliative Care Group will 

  • Bring experts together
  • Facilitate improved communication and integration between different specialities and interested groups eg. other NHS Tayside MCNs
  • Collaborate on projects with other groups
  • Raise knowledge and awareness of non-malignant disease, specific conditions within that and the needs of those patients
  • Promote the idea of palliative care in non-malignant disease
  • Promote anticipatory care planning
  • Link with TayPEOLC MCN Steering Group and Subgroups (End of Life Care, Pharmacy, Data & Audit, Education & Training and Research) utilising their collective knowledge and experience
  • Build on existing work
  • Increase understanding through education
  • Facilitate information exchange both within the group and more widely to improve services and care pathways
  • Influence senior management through a strong collective voice

 The Non Cancer Palliative Care Group will meet 3 times a year and hold an annual workshop.

Terms of Reference:

ToR - Non-Cancer Palliative Care Group - v1.1.pdf