Renfrewshire Macmillan Palliative Care Project

Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership has always taken a very pro-active approach to continuous improvement within palliative care and has regularly formed very successful working partnerships with Macmillan Cancer Support. In order to build on previous good work a case of need was written looking
at how services are experiences from a patients perspective and exploring options around redesign. Funding was secured for the 3 year Macmillan palliative care project which started in January 2014.

Renfrewshire_Macmillan_Palliative_Care_Project_Final_Report_March 2017 PDF 2 MB
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Team structure and aims

The Macmillan palliative Care Team, is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of the following people

Name Designation Hours
Susanne Gray Macmillan nurse 1 WTE
Katie Clark GP palliative care facilitator 4 sessions per week
Cathy Quinn Macmillan palliative care facilitator 1 WTE
Jackie Mearns Macmillan Clinical Effectiveness Facilitator 0.6 WTE
Alison McGill Macmillan administrator 1 WTE

Aims and Objectives:


Our overarching aims are:

  1. Continuous improvement of palliative care in all community setting
  2. Making palliative care everybody’s business
  3. Enhance continuity and reduce variation


These fall into 2 key strands:

  1. Improving patient experience: Our steering group have approved 3 objectives within this strand:
    • The development of an electronic Map to facilitate navigation of the NHS
    • An exploration of the role of the Holistic Needs Assessment in reducing variability
      and providing a consistent person centred approach to assessing patients with palliative care needs
    • The development of a “Be Prepared Pack” to support patients and their families with the reality of palliative and EoL care in the community
  1. Education

Our steering group have approved 1 objective within this strand; we will lead on the development of Renfrewshire’s Palliative Care Training calendar

Training Calendar January  – March 2017 Excel 43 KB

Summary for Training Calendar Word 83 KB

GP Evening Meetings 2017


Latest News / Additions


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