Tuesday, 17 November 2015

EnComPaSS at Hospice UK National conference

Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons

The TaCT EnComPaSS project made a strong impact at the Hospice UK national conference in Liverpool this week.

Dr Sam Kyeremateng (Medical Director) and Judith Park (Deputy CEO) from St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield were invited by Hospice UK to present this work at the opening session of their national conference at the Convention Centre, Liverpool. A poster describing how the clinical staff will use the technology to deliver care, and how this is being evaluated by TaCT researchers was also presented by Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons.

Dr Sam Kyeremateng (Medical Director)
and Judith Park (Deputy CEO),
St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield
TaCT researchers are working with St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield on the implementation of a highly innovative approach to delivering palliative care in the community. Currently, hospice-employed Band 5 nurses can only work in the community under on-site supervision by experienced palliative nurses. This significantly restricts the capacity of the service. During the initial implementation phase, the technology-enabled Enhanced Community Palliative Support Service (EnComPaSS) service model will be deployed and evaluated by CLAHRC-YH to determine the impact on service provision of enabling Band 5 nurses to work independently in the community. Supported by an award of £250,000 from the NHS Nursing Technology Fund, the first phase of the implementation will be completed by March 2016.

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