Marie Curie invite you to have your say on the future of palliative care research
Palliative and end of life care is an under-researched area. Currently, too many people are dying without getting the care they need at the end of life.
Marie Curie is launching a new survey asking people living with a serious life-limiting illness, those close to them, and health and social care professionals involved in their care to help pinpoint the key issues that need to be addressed in future end of life and palliative care research.
Once we identify and prioritise the issues that people highlight in the survey results, researchers and funders can better direct their resources, bringing evidence-based improvements to people with a serious life-limiting illness.
Help IMPACT to make an impact on the way adult social care is delivered
IMPACT (‘IMProving Adult Care Together’) is the new UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care. They’re currently testing a number of different delivery models via pilot projects across different parts of the UK – but all their work is based on learning by doing, on providing practical support in the realities of local services and on using evidence to make a difference to the way people work and to people’s lives. Perhaps unlike other sectors, their definition of ‘evidence’ includes different types of research, the lived experience of people drawing on care and support and their carers, and the practice knowledge of social care staff.
They’ve been talking to different people who draw on care and support and who work in adult social care across the UK about how best to use the funding they’ve received to make as much of a difference as possible. As part of this, they’d like to connect with nurses working in adult social care.
If you’d like to find out more about their work and how to get involved, you can sign up for regular updates via their website.
Help Hospice UK policy work
Help Hospice UK champion better end of life care in the parliaments and assemblies around the UK and support local health and care leaders to improve access to hospice care. You will find opportunities to have your say in their policy work. This will include opportunities to contribute to government consultations, or to share your views and experiences here.
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