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Sustain use of End of Life Care Tools across Salford

Appointment of End of Life Care Lead

Palliative Care

LlO Palliative Care

March 2009

April 2008

Recommendation 10 : Complete the roll out of the Liverpool Care of the Dying Pathway and Preferred Place of Care across all care settings, and sustain the use of the End of Life Care Tools to improve choice for place of care and death and prevent inappropriate admissions  

Action

Lead

Timescale

To undertake the national hospital audit for use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (2006/2007).

Develop and implement Rapid Discharge Pathway

Develop and implement the preferred place of care

Implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway into care homes following pilot evaluation, and complete EoLCare Project in Care Homes.

Joint initiative and commissioned care homes project with Local Authority and private sector

To implement and audit the use of the End of Life Care tools across care settings.

End of Life Care Subgroup

EoLC Subgroup

LSG and Provider Organisations/ICP Facilitator.

LSG and Provider Organisations/ICP Facilitator.

LSG and Provider Organisations/ICP Facilitator.

Long term Conditions Strategy lead/LIO Palliative Care/EoLC Subgroup.

April 2007

April 2008

March 2008

March 2008

April 2009

September 2008

Recommendation 11 : Develop a shared understanding of the role and function of the specialist supportive and palliative care practitioners with community care teams by working with the emerging integrated model.  Enhance coordination of specialist hospital, community and hospice supportive and palliative care teams, through development of uniform assessments, referral guidelines and integrated information systems (electronic patient record) across all care settings to deliver a seamless approach to care and support.

Action

Lead

Timescale

Explore the wider use of an integrated team model.

Enable appropriate linkages of this model with the specialist hospital, community and hospice service.  

Use shared competencies to meet supportive and palliative care needs for patients and carers

Clinical teams and services to review and adopt, within operational policies common referral criteria and uniform assessment processes.

Access to common information systems by improving IT linkages between NHS, Social Care and the voluntary sector providers.

Primary Care Managers/Managers of Specialist Palliative Care Team/Services Salford CT/

LA and LIO for Palliative Care

LSG and Statutory and Voluntary Sector Organisations

September 2008

April 2008

April 2009

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