Development of the NES online palliative care medicines training series for health and social care support staff

Corcoran, Emma D. and Bennie, Marion and Akram, Gazala and MacRobbie, Alison and McCusker, Catherine and Findlay, Val and Harrington, Gill and Dunlop, Joyce and Watson, Anne (2017) Development of the NES online palliative care medicines training series for health and social care support staff. In: NHS Scotland Event 2017, 2017-06-20 - 2017-06-21, SEC.

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    Abstract

    Previous Macmillan Cancer Support and Health Board funded palliative care pharmacy service evaluations in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (urban) and NHS Highland (rural) (1-4) observed a steady integration of the community pharmacy team into local palliative care services. Frontline staff in General Practice, Community Pharmacies and Care Homes in these areas were found to lack knowledge about palliative care medicines amongst their patient group. Both evaluations resulted in the development and testing of training materials in a variety of face-to-face and online formats and for different support staff.