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End of Life

Programme aim

The vision of the programme was 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 worked with a number of NHS and charity provider organisations with a distinct focus on:


  • Supporting family carers
  • Pathways of end-of-life care


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

  • 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
  • To improve end-of-life care pathways through the implementation of good research evidence and increased research capacity within community services
  • To develop new streams of (feasible) research responsive to the needs of the local NHS including its patients and carers
  • To develop new knowledge about how research findings can be implemented into practice in community services
  • 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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