Palliative and End of Life Care Plan (draft)

The consultation is now closed.  Following the consultation, a report was prepared and submitted, along with the Palliative and End of Life Care Plan, to the Glasgow City IJB Performance and Scrutiny Committee on 21 February 2018.  The report and Palliative and End of Life Care Plan were approved at this meeting.


Previous Consultation Text

Views are being sought on Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) draft Palliative and End of Life Care Plan.

A draft Palliative and End of Life Care Plan was presented to the Integration Joint Board on 20 September. It was agreed at this meeting that views would be sought on the draft plan.

The plan highlights the key actions for us, which are to:

  • Work with our staff and with partners to identify learning and education needs to achieve a consistent approach
  • Establish Locality Palliative Care groups and structures to focus on specific population needs in relation to palliative and end of life care and ensure that these Locality groups are representative of a full range of partners
  • Develop a more detailed understanding of Palliative Care services for Children and Young People
  • Be an active participant in the wider Glasgow & Clyde Palliative Care Network which will provide a platform for shared learning
  • Ensure the pathways between general care and specialist palliative and end of life care are clear and easily understood by all
  • Embed Anticipatory Care approaches and ensure staff are equipped to facilitate conversations about death, dying and bereavement; including the potential benefits or side effects of various care and treatment options
  • Establish, in collaboration with patients, carers and Carer Groups, an ongoing feedback mechanism that informs GCHSCP about people’s experience and areas where further development might be required
  • Work within Locality groups to ensure that service provision is equitable and consideration is given to identifying and engaging with “harder to reach” minority groups
  • Embed Marie Curie (North) and Prince and Princess of Wales (South) as central providers to the overall provision in the city and using their expertise, take forward new and innovative approaches to delivering palliative care in the community and avoiding admissions to hospital as appropriate. We will also work closely with other hospices, particularly St. Margaret’s of Scotland (and their associated HSCP, West Dunbartonshire) who care for many Glasgow residents and provide nurse/carer education
  • Continue to work with Macmillan Cancer support in delivering information, education and testing new developments
  • Develop our relationship with secondary and tertiary specialist palliative care services to ensure effective and timely transitions between places of care
  • Maximise the totality of financial and personnel resource currently deployed in the city in order to develop a coherent and connected approach to the provision of good palliative and end of life care in the city and substantially reduce the numbers of people who die in acute hospital settings

If you wish to comment on the plan then please complete our online form or you can complete a paper copy of the form. The consultation will remain open until 30 November 2017.

Once the consultation closes, we will review all response and a final version of the plan will be presented to Integration Joint Board in January 2018. We will use this page to keep you updated on the plan.