We offer a range of resources to support Healthcare professionals. If you have any questions about these resources or the wider training and educational support that we can provide please contact us on (01204) 663 066.

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Rules of Thumb: End of Life Care for People with Dementia

This guide has been created as part of a research project funded by Marie Curie and Alzheimer's Society, and is designed for any healthcare professionals providing care and support for people with dementia at the end of life.

'What's Important To Me' booklet

Advance care planning (ACP) is the term used to describe the conversation between people, their families and carers, and those looking after them about their future wishes and priorities for care.  Advance care planning hopes to improve care for people nearing the end of life and of enabling better planning and provision of care, to help them live well and die well in the place and the manner of their choosing. It enables people to discuss and record their future health and care wishes, and also helps to appoint someone as an advocate making the likelihood of these wishes being known and respected at the end of life. The main goal is to clarify peoples’ wishes, needs and preferences and deliver care to meet these needs. The 'What's Important To Me' booklet is a key document used within Bolton to enhance these conversations, and helps the patient document their care needs and thoughts.

North West Model for Life Limiting Conditions

The North West Model was originally devised back in 2015, but this is a 2021 reviewed version which has been written by a task and finish group within the UK. This model is used widely for EOLC education and as a prompt for professionals caring for people in their last year of life.

Making a Memory Book

Here are some suggestions for things to put in a memory book and how to create it.

Making a Jar of Memories

A wonderful activity for bereaved families and children to complete together. 

A Child's Grief

What do children need as they go through the grieving process?

Palliative care pain and symptom control guidelines

The fifth edition of the 'Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks Palliative Care Pain and Symptom Control Guidelines' is now available.

This is designed to meet the needs of generalist staff caring for palliative care patients in all settings i.e. hospital, community and care homes.

Referral Process Flow Chart

Our referral process is straight forward; please see the flow chart below for the process to refer a patient with palliative care needs.