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117 Developing a Multi-Agency Approach to Improve Non-Cancer Palliative Care Education
  1. Catherine Byrne,
  2. Stephanie Gomm,
  3. Bethany Mills,
  4. Barbara Jackson,
  5. Sarah Walsh and
  6. Christine Lowther
  1. Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust, Salford, Lancashire

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A 3-year project to improve access to community palliative care for the residents of the city of Salford (population 216,000) commenced in 2004, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The major elements were:

  • 1) To improve access to palliative care out of hours.

  • 2) To develop a patient and carer advice line.

  • 3) To enable development of skills to meet …

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