Introducing data and outcome measures in palliative care

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Over 165 people attended, and there was a high level of interest from participants in becoming more involved.

The work builds on that of the OACC (Outcome Assessment and Complexity Collaborative) project in South East London, where five hospitals, three community teams and St Christopher’s Hospice are starting to implement the agreed outcome measures. Over time, their data will be analysed at CSI, and the sites will be supported in using the data to understand how to improve services.

Following the workshop, Help the Hospices and CSI will be working together to develop ways to enable a wider range of hospices and other providers from across the UK to take part in implementing these outcome measures, and learning from the data collected.

Antonia Bunnin, Director of Hospice Support and Development at Help the Hospices, said: “There is a real sense of excitement about introducing a shared set of outcome measures and using the resulting data to drive improvements in care. The potential rewards are huge in terms of understanding the difference that our care makes, and we now have a unique opportunity to work together across the sector to get this right.”

A booklet given to delegates, which provides further information about outcome measurement in palliative care and outlines the suite of measures the team recommends for implementation, is available to download from the CSI website.

Presentations from the day are also available to watch online.

Anyone interesting in finding out more should contact the OACC team at the Cicely Saunders Institute at

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