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Children’s Hospice South West – SAVE THE DATES

SAVE THE DATES Study days for Healthcare Professionals working within the Paediatric Palliative Care setting, providing an opportunity for inter-professional learning and networking to be held at Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, St Austell, from 09.30-16.30hrs Monday 23rd November 2015: Supporting Children & Families in Paediatric Palliative Care Introduction to paediatric palliative care and the role […]

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Compassionate City Charter

4th International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference, 11-16th May 2015, Bristol Amongst the many innovative and inspiring examples of public health approaches to end of life care from around the world, during the afternoon of Thursday May 14th, Professor Kellehear will talk about the Compassionate City Charter. This is a great opportunity to hear […]

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Smoking and Mental Health Summit

24th February 2015, Bridgwater, Somerset People with severe mental illness … die on average 16-25 years sooner than the general population. … Have higher rates of respiratory, cardiovascular & infectious disease…’ ‘Increased smoking is responsible for most of the excess mortality of people with severe mental health problems. Adults with mental health problems …. Smoke […]

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Community Medicines Optimisation programme

Medicines play a crucial role in maintaining health, preventing illness, managing long-term conditions and curing disease. In an era of significant economic, demographic and technological challenge, it is vital that patients get the best quality outcomes from medicines. However, against this background it is known that; up to 50% of patients do not take their […]

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Myth busting Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders

It is really important for us to properly support non-specialist staff when they are making decisions about resuscitation orders. This work has shown the challenges faced by staff, particularly those working across CCG and organisational boundaries. Our working together is already making a difference for patients and their relatives in the South West. Joanne Stonehouse, […]

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