In 2008 the North West Strategic Health Authority (SHA) End of Life Clinical Pathway Group (CPG) devolved responsibility for end of life care to the three cancer networks in its region. The Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network established a new group – the Cumbria and Lancashire End of Life Network – to take on this work. This was in recognition that the footprint for end of life care is bigger than that of the cancer service and that end of life care is not just for people with a cancer diagnosis. In addition, the team needed to support the implementation of the National andRead More →

Background Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network, Cumbria and Lancashire End of Life Network and Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network have worked together to develop a North West End of Life Care Regional Facilitators Network. Representatives from each Network have formed a steering group to manage the network into the future. The Network is open to facilitators from all sectors in an end of life care role. Terms of reference have been developed for the network and shared with members. The network was launched on Tuesday 4thOctober 2011 and an event was held in Blackpool where 70 facilitators came together from across the North West to share good practice, networkRead More →