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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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Poster Presentations: 11th Palliative Care Congress conference, Glasgow

Dr Janet Diffin presented a poster on behalf of the CSNAT team entitled ‘The influence of organisational context on staff attitudes to the implementation of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) intervention in end of life care’. To view the … Continue reading

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Supporting Family Carers in Palliative Care: Rhetoric or Reality?

We hosted a one day conference on the 2nd March 2016 which was dedicated to the exploration of a person-centred approach to supporting family carers within palliative’ end-of-life care. For further details please click here.

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CSNAT ‘Down Under’

Dr Gail Ewing traveled to Australia in December 2015 and attended the meeting of the North and West Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortium in Melbourne. The CSNAT is now being implemented in a large number of services across the region.

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Presentation at Hospice UK Annual Conference 2015

Professor Gunn Grande presented at the Hospice UK Annual Conference on Thursday 12th November 2015. The presentation was entitled ‘Family Carers: what do we know, what do we need to know’. Click here to download the presentation

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