Engagement of patients, families and their carers is a high priority for the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership’s End of Life Oversight Group. It is keen to obtain views from patients, families and their carers on current services, any improvements required and what outcomes measures should be used.
The Birmingham and Solihull STP Ageing Well and Later Life Portfolio Board held a workshop on 11 April 2019 in Birmingham, to undertake a deep dive of end of life care. The event included patient stories, local speakers, developing compassionate communities around end of life care and information on the range of services offered by specialist palliative care services.
The key aims and actions from this workshop are outlined below:
- The long term aim of end of life care is that in five years Birmingham and Solihull is recognised as a centre of palliative excellence. In order for this to happen more collaborative working is required
- Improving trust and getting on with things
- Embedding of the compassionate community approach
- The mainstreaming of end of life into the other priorities
- Engagement of co-production.
Read the feedback from this engagement event here.