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In post Since October 2011
Location Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Contact Email Christina|
My role links with NHS Lothian’s Clinical Governance team, which provides specialist support around integration into organisational governance processes. It also links with the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) teams based in the acute and community settings. These teams are currently rolling out implementation of the LCP, an integrated plan for provision of care during the dying phase. They have a good knowledge of the LCP and an understanding of the challenges that have been faced during its implementation in different settings.
Our vision is for optimal end-of-life care for all patients, in all care settings; where patients feel comfortable and secure. This includes having their individual care needs met, as well as those of their relatives and carers.
One of the challenges of this role will be to identify ways in which data can be captured and reported within existing systems and levels of resource.
Staff throughout NHS Lothian have many competing priorities, so we’ll need to make sure that the methods of data capture are kept simple, realistic, and are well-communicated. The LCP teams have already built good relationships with a number of other teams across care settings. This will help to support our communications plan.
I was a project manager for the Scottish Government’s Cancer team, where I worked on national projects associated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy provision across the nation. Prior to this I worked on cancer audits and in research. This post pulls together elements of work I’ve done in the past.
I was always interested in working in healthcare. I wanted to make a difference. As work to develop outcome measures for end-of-life care is in its early stages, I saw this as an excellent opportunity to do just that, and to get involved in something that will benefit patients and their families long after the post has ended.
I admire the hard work and commitment to patient care shown by healthcare staff. I hope the achievements of this post will help support them in caring for patients and their families at the end-of-life.
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