Date of publication: October 2012
Publication type: Report
In a nutshell: The national Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme aims to develop services so that palliative patients are cared for and die in their place of choice. From 2008 – 2011, Marie Curie Cancer Care worked with local professionals to develop palliative care services in Somerset and North Somerset. The Centre for Primary Health Care at the University of Bristol was commissioned to carry out an evaluation of the Somerset Delivering Choice programme by Marie Curie Cancer Care in the autumn of 2010. The aim of this evaluation was to investigate the impact of the Somerset Delivering Choice Programme. The key findings are discussed in detail and in conclusion the Somerset Delivering Choice programme is regarded as a well co-ordinated, successful whole systems approach relying on the collective effort of senior and front-line professionals across hospices, the NHS and social care services facilitated by the local Marie Curie Team.
Length of publication: 309 pages
Acknowledgement: Marie Curie Cancer Care