26th Oct 2014

Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Partnership.

The Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Project (PeolcPSP) is bringing together organisations interested in palliative and end of life care to consult people likely to be in the last years of life, current and bereaved carers and families, and healthcare professionals about what questions they believe need answering through research.

Earlier this year, 1,400 patients, carers, family members and professionals, told PeolcPSP their questions about palliative and end of life care, support and treatment. The responses have been analysed and there are now 83 questions to be prioritised on topics from accessing services to managing symptoms and medications.

PeolcPSP need to know which questions are the highest priorities – so that money and time can be directed towards answering these questions first. Visit the PeolcPSP survey online and rank the questions on a scale from ‘very low priority’ to ‘very high priority’.

This is a unique opportunity to directly influence future research into care, support and treatment for people in the last few years of their lives. Survey closes: 26 October 2014. For more information, or to request a paper copy of this survey, please email peolcpsp@mariecurie.org.uk.