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The Macmillan Palliative Care Collaborative| is a small group of academics with clinical backgrounds drawn from five universities who were brought together to take part in research around the development and evaluation of new services in advanced and incurable illness.
|The Macmillan Palliative Care Collaborative (MacPaCC)| was started in 2004 as a partnership between Macmillan and academics at the universities of Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Cambridge and Warwick.
An analysis published by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) in 2002 had revealed that research into supportive and palliative care accounted for only about 4% of direct cancer research expenditure by NCRI partner funders (Department of Health, Medical Research Council, Macmillan and Marie Curie).
Macmillan has long commissioned and used research from a range of sources, but this innovative group allows us to integrate research with development and implementation. Not only does it help to fill some of the gaps in research but it focuses above all on achieving better care for patients by providing evidence for service innovation and improvement.
The main achievements of the Macmillan Palliative Care Collaborative include:
Read the Macmillan Palliative Care Collaborative report| [PDF 8.2MB] to find out more about the partnership.
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