Improving end of life care through better conversations

The Palliative and End of Life Care network has led on a new project to find out how the most person-centred support can be given to someone nearing the end of their lives.

The innovation project focused on three areas – Bolton, Stockport and Trafford – which have been building on existing practice and challenging themselves with new ways of doing things.

The ideas and early learning from the project have been shared on video and in a report. It is hoped the findings will help teams across Greater Manchester who are involved with this type of care.

Elaine Parkin, the Palliative and End of Life Care network’s Quality Improvement Manager, said: “Greater Manchester is committed to improving the experience of people who are nearing the end of their lives.

“We believe that for people to have the best quality of life and the most peaceful death we need the courage and skill to have a good conversation with people about what is most important to them, and then to deliver on this.”

This work was led by the SCNs and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s Person and Community Centred Approaches team. It was funded by NHS England’s Personalised Care group.



Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks  – February 2020