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Greater Manchester Palliative Care Research, Audit and Evaluation Conference

What did we do?
NIHR CLAHRC GM held a national end-of-life conference, at The University of Manchester. The main themes of the conference were research, audit and evaluation in relation to palliative care.  

Why was it important?

Compared to other specialties palliative and end-of-life care is under researched and audited. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum where people involved in end-of-life care had the opportunity to network, share ideas and discuss and present audit and research findings with colleagues. The main focus was putting local evidence into practice, improving care provision and moving priority setting forward.

How was it received?

The conference was very well attended with over 50 delegates from across a wide range of professions and organisations. Over half (n=52) of the delegates completed an evaluation form. Feedback regarding the content and delivery was extremely positive, as the quotes below illustrate:

  • Event overall was interesting and enjoyable”
  • Although my day to day is clinical. I have interest in research and quality improvement - this event meets my interests and also important in regards to appraisal and evaluation
    Most of the presenters were skilled in engaging the audience”
  • Starting with Tony speaking from a carers perspective was great - it really focused us on why we do what we do
    Really liked the last session”
  • " Very informative. Excellent networking opportunity, great to find out about research and initiatives going on regionally"


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Next Steps?

Continue to forge collaborative research and have a dedicated Palliative Care Research Discussion Group, and engage more people and organisations in end-of-life research.


More Information

For more information please contact Michael Spence (Programme Manager).