London Ambulance Service Macmillan End of Life Care Programme Team
The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support have collaborated to improve the quality of end of life care (EoLC) provision by ambulance clinicians. A specialist team have provided education, guidance, wellbeing support and created a network of volunteer ambulance staff to lead change at a grass roots level. The work of this passionate team and integration with wider health services has resulted in increased staff confidence, awareness of patient’s preferences and reduced hospital admissions for EoLC patients.
Nominated by: Bob Blackman MP, James Murray MP and Paul Scully MP
Over the last year, the London Ambulance Service Macmillan End of Life Care Programme Team have provided crucial support and training to paramedics, under extremely challenging circumstances, to ensure patients receive the best end of life care. This recognition of their difficult and important work is very well deserved. (James Murray MP)