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Leeds Dying Matters Partnership Wins NCPC Award

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Leeds Dying Matters Partnership has won an award for ‘Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the year’ at the 2017 NCPC Awards. The Partnership was acknowledged for ‘Recognising events and activities that raise awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement.’ The award was accepted on behalf of the group by Carole Clarke, […]

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New Managed Clinical Network focusing on Palliative and End of Life Care for the people of Leeds.

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Introduction The Leeds Managed Clinical Network (MCN) for Palliative and End of Life care went live on the 1st April 2016. The network was proposed following the Leeds Health Needs Assessment for End of Life Services for Adults (2013). The Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) supported its development. The Managed Clinical Network is made up […]

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Talk, Plan, Live: Five Top End of Life Planning Tips

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  The following is an excerpt from, Talk, Plan, Live: Planning Life after Diagnosis, the Jo Stone Story, a special blog penned by St. Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, attendee, Jo Stone, for the annual Dying Matters week.   Top tips:   1. Take your time to decide anything. It’s your life and your death. Learn to say no. […]

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Politics and palliative care: manifesto commitments on end of life care

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All five major parties have made commitments in their manifestos to improve care for people approaching the end of their lives if they enter Government. As seven national charities working together to raise the profile of the severe challenges facing people trying to access quality end of life care services, we welcome the recognition in the five UK-wide […]

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St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds wins innovation award to improve quality of health care

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  St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its new £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement.  St Gemma’s, the only hospice to appear in the final list of successful projects, will receive funding of £74,000 to support a new end […]

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Dying Matters Week 18 – 24th May 2015

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  Every year, Dying Matters and coalition members host a fantastic range of events and activities around the country with the aim of getting people talking about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life. This year sees our sixth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 18 – 24 […]

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Palliative care training in Leeds: upcoming events

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By accessing the documents below, you can discover the details of upcoming end of life care training events and discussions, aimed at clinical staff, in Leeds. All three events will be hosted by Wheatfields Hospice; occurring throughout March, with one session held in May.   Palliative Care for Parkinson’s Disease Session delivered by: Dr Sarika Hanchanale, SpR […]

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End of Life Care – Single Point of Access – NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group

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We are working with the other Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leeds to look at developing a 24 hour telephone service for patients in the last years of life and the people who care for them. We are doing this because a recent survey told us that we need to improve evening and weekend care […]

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