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Thursday 22 August 2019
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Aims of the palliative care service

The Salford Royal Hospital Palliative Care Team aims to provide:


  • The local delivery of specialist palliative care to patients, families and carers for residents of Salford (and other health districts who are referred to Salford Royal for specialist/tertiary services) in collaboration with the Salford Community Specialist Palliative Care Team


  • Indirect patient care through advice and education of generalist colleagues (including the development and implementation of patient pathways) across hospital, hospice, community, primary care, care homes and social care sector


  • Direct patient and carer assessment and review, where palliative care needs are complex and cannot be met by hospital, community and/or Primary Health Care Teams


  • Evidence-based palliative care education locally, regionally and nationally within the pre- and post-registration curricula of medical/nursing staff, allied health professionals, social care and care home staff


  • Higher medical training to Specialty Registrars in Palliative Medicine, and other related medical specialties, andcore medical training to GP ST2 Trainees


  • Provision of quality assured patient information , in partnership with the local and national information services, to ensure the information needs of carers and patients are met


  • Development and delivery of evidence-based palliative care through implementation and evaluation of national patient programmes, research and audit


  • Patient and carer partnership working