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53 Delivering an Equitable and Timely Response to Specialist Palliative Care Referrals: A Team Approach
  1. Jo Carby, Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialist Team Manager
  1. Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Wigan

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Introduction: The community palliative care nurse specialists (PCNSs) are all employed by and based at the hospice. This service receives approximately 600 referrals a year for patients with a variety of diagnoses, both malignant and non-malignant, at various stages of their disease trajectory and with varying needs. With such a demand on this resource, it is …

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