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Winners at NIHR Charities Consortium Conference for Hospice and Community based Research 2018

The CSNAT team were delighted to receive the award for the Research team which has published the results of practice changing research study on the NIHR portfolio at the first ever NIHR Charities Consortium Conference for Hospice and Community based Research. … Continue reading

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The CSNAT Approach online implementation toolkit: coming soon!

To meet national and international demand for CSNAT training, we have developed an online implementation toolkit (designed to replace our face-to-face training sessions). Five palliative services have now completed the pilot version and provided us with valuable feedback on toolkit … Continue reading

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Meet the CSNAT team

The CSNAT team were delighted to attend Marie Curie’s 2017 conference and would like to thank Pete Jones for providing us with our very first official team photograph. Left to right: Professor Gunn Grande (University of Manchester); Dr Janet Diffin … Continue reading

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CSNAT team and collaborators meet up in Madrid

The CSNAT team were thrilled to be so well represented at EAPC 2017 – 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care.  In addition to our open interest group meeting, we also had a number of presentations. Please select the links … Continue reading

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Funding awarded from Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

We are delighted to announce that our team, together with our collaborators Dr John Ealing (MND Care Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust), Professor Carolyn Young (Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool) Dr Chris McDermott (Sheffield … Continue reading

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CSNAT team presentations at Hospice UK’s 2016 Annual Conference

We were thrilled to have two abstracts accepted for oral presentation at this year’s Hospice UK annual conference. Dr Janet Diffin presented qualitative findings from a national study looking at those factors which helped or hindered the implementation of The CSNAT … Continue reading

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CSNAT team response to the Department of Health’s Carer Strategy: Call for Evidence

The Department of Health is currently in the process of developing a new carer strategy to set out how best to support them and recently launched a call for evidence. Our submission on 29th July 2016 in response to this call is … Continue reading

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CSNAT team has exciting new collaboration with Danish investigators

Prof Gunn Grande and Dr Gail Ewing are collaborators on a project to test the CSNAT intervention with palliative care providers in Denmark. The planned stepped wedge cluster trial will be conducted by the Research Unit, Department of Palliative Medicine, Bispebjerg … Continue reading

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Presentation at the 9th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Dr Janet Diffin recently presented findings from our national study looking at the implementation of the CSNAT intervention across 36 UK palliative/end-of-life care services. This study was entitled ‘The influence of orgnaisational context on staff attitudes to to the implementation … Continue reading

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CSNAT a recommended tool in Australia

The CSNAT has been listed as a recommended tool within Essential Component 5 of the ‘Palliative and End of Life Care: A blueprint for improvement’ resource in Australia:  “Care is based on the assessed needs of the patient, carers and … Continue reading

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