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Quality improvement journey in palliative and end of life care

Added: 5 February 2016

The Palliative Care Network was pleased to welcome Health Minister Jillian Skinner MP on 17 December 2015 to celebrate the launch of a new website for healthcare professionals caring for people approaching or reaching the end of their life.

The Palliative and End of Life Care Blueprint for Improvement website offers a flexible framework for local services, providing clinical tools and resources for each of the Blueprint's ten essential components for care. The online resource was developed by the ACI Palliative Care Network of clinicians, researchers, consumers and managers following extensive consultation with NSW healthcare services.

The website provides a comprehensive space for clinicians, consumers and managers to access the latest palliative and end of life care resources produced by the ACI and the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC).

The Blueprint aims to guide services and Local Health Districts in constructing their own, localised models of care and can be implemented across all settings of care – acute, subacute, aged and community spanning across public, private, not-for-profit and community sectors.

A Palliative and End of Life Care Blueprint for Improvement Statewide Forum on 2 March 2016 will examine the case for change in more depth and support services to assess local starting points and priorities as the basis for action. The Network Executive is keen to mobilise training and access to service improvement-related expertise as needed, foster collaboration across services on improvement activities and provide regular opportunities to come together to share progress and learnings.

For more information, visit the website at www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/palliative-care-blueprint.