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Robust Commissioning

Recommendation 21 : Local commissioners will need to

(i) explore the options for additional financial investment and service redesign to address the indicated local resources for both cancer and non-cancer related supportive and palliative care needs of the local population following application of the national population based needs assessment.

(ii) ensure that the appropriate range and volume of services are available and as a minimum, include specialist palliative care in-patient facilities, day therapy, hospital and community teams, including access to drugs and equipment on a 7-day basis.

Action

Lead

Timescale

Provision and evaluation of current models of specialist palliative care in-patient facilities, day therapy, hospital and community teams..

Specialist palliative care advice should be available on a 24 hour, seven days a week basis.

Community teams should be able to provide support to patients in their own homes, community hospitals and care homes.

LSG and LIO Palliative Care

September 2006-2008

Recommendation 22 : Salford PCT and the Local Authority will assess the need to jointly commission and finance an exemplar Care Home, incorporating specific outcome measures for the supportive and palliative care expected to be delivered within this resource centre, as well as defining and agreeing its role and function to support the enhancement of supportive and palliative care in other care homes across the locality.

Action

Lead

Timescale

Define and agree of the role and function of the exemplar Care Home.

Incorporate specific outcome measures for the supportive and palliative care delivered within this resource centre.

Evidence of the benefits and enhancements within supportive and palliative care will be collated and disseminated across other care homes within the locality.

LIO Palliative Care/Nursing Home Lead in PCT/Social Services/LA

April 2008

September 2008

September 2009

Recommendation 23 : Work collaboratively with the Greater Manchester Cheshire Cancer Network and with the Hospice sector  (specifically with St Ann’s Hospice locally) in defining and agreeing and the strategic role and function of the Hospice services, in regard to the delivery and support of both cancer and non cancer supportive and palliative care services across Salford.

Action

Lead

Timescale

Network CCG Supportive and Palliative Care and Salford LSG review with St Ann’s Hospice

LIO Palliative Care and LSG

November 2007

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