Carmarthenshire Partnership Case Study: A flexible service tailored to patients’ needs

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: Marie Curie is delivering a tailored, flexible multi-visit service in Carmarthenshire to meet the needs of patients, their families and carers. Marie Curie set up a multi-visit service model, delivered by Healthcare Assistants, coordinated by Senior Nurses and supported by Registered Nurses. This also included an out-of-hours service.

Length of publication: 2 page

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Ealing and Hounslow Partnership Case Study: Responsive support out-of-hours

October 7, 2015

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The Rapid Response Service provides high-quality, flexible palliative and end of life care across Ealing and Hounslow. Marie Curie Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants work closely with the London Ambulance Service in both boroughs. They assess if calls should go to the Rapid Response Service or not, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Patients dying at home often ‘scared and alone’ without 24/7 support

October 20, 2014

Source: ehospice.com

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell: Sue Ryder has launched a new campaign to draw attention to the national lack of comprehensive 24/7 expert support services for people who are dying and their loved ones that care for them. According to research by Sue Ryder, only 8% of clinical commissioning groups in England provide comprehensive 24/7 expert emotional support, practical advice and coordination for the dying, their carers and families. This lack of provision leaves people scared, alone and desperate for help – without anywhere immediate and appropriate to turn to outside of 9-5 working hours.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Out-of-hours service offers Yorkshire residents choice to die at home

October 20, 2014

Source: ehospice.com

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell:  A new palliative care service is offering out-of-hours support for people living with a terminal illness has launched in west Yorkshire. The Calderdale Palliative Care Service aims to reduce unnecessary – and often distressing – hospital admissions, as well as providing specialist training to health and social care professionals across the area. The service has been commissioned by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and delivered in partnership by Marie Curie, Overgate Hospice and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Specialist staff can offer urgent advice and nursing care to patients and their families and carers. This can be either face-to-face or over the phone. It is available 365 days a year, from 11.15pm and 8.15am.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

 


The impact of out-of-hours service provision on end-of-life care

March 4, 2013

Source: British Journal of Community Nursing 2013, v.18(3), p132

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  Dying out-of-hours in the UK is a common occurrence and it is important for the patient and family that such deaths are afforded the uniqueness and dignity they deserve. Out of hours covers longer hours of the day with minimal resources and support.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement: Internurse.com


Analysis of a network-wide specialist palliative care out-of-hours advice and support line: a model for the future

November 11, 2011

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 27 Oct 2011 v.17(10) p494-9

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Date of publication: October 2011

In a nutshell: Recently the palliative care literature has emphasized the need for 24-hour telephone advice and support for patients during the last year of life. This report provides an analysis of both qualitative and quantative data concerning the Mount Vernon Cancer Network telephone advice line (TAL) for 2008-2010. The article concludes that the advice line is providing a highly valued service, with calls being managed by experienced nurses. Increasingly, local commissioners are placing greater emphasis on supporting care at home and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, and advice lines seem to be an effective way of facilitating this.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Out-of-hours palliative care provided by GP co-operatives: availability, content and effect of transferred information

December 18, 2009

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2009, 8:17

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Date of Publication: November 2009

Publication Type: Article

In a nutshell: Out-of-hours GP Care in England, Denmark and the Netherlands has been re-organised and is now provided by large scale GP co-operatives. Adequate transfer of information is necessary in order to assure continuity of care, which is of major importance in palliative care. This article examines the availability, content and effect of information transferred to GP locums in the context of out of hours palliative care.

Acknowledgement: BioMed Central