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Embarking on Gold Standards Framework end of life care training

01 October 2015

Wednesday 16 September, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital hosted the second in a series of training sessions for end of life care at Gold Standards Framework (GSF) level.

On Wednesday 16 September, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital hosted the second in a series of training sessions for end of life care at Gold Standards Framework (GSF) level.

Professor Kerri Thomas, Clinical Lead for the GSF programme led the workshop on Wednesday with support from Palliative Care nurses Chris Elgar and Julie Armstrong-Wilson. There were 40 participants including a group of doctors and managers from Singapore who came to observe the UK experience of end of life care.

Five wards from Chelsea and Westminster hospital are taking part in the programme including the first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to be part of GSF accreditation training. This is with support from the pan-London lead nurse for NICU Palliative Care, Alex Mancini. The programme will take 2 years for the hospital to complete the Gold Standards framework for end of life care.

Dr Barry Quinn, Assistant Chief Nurse and End of Life Care Lead said, ‘Chelsea and Westminster is one of the first London teaching hospitals to take part in the programme so this is an exciting time for us to become a flagship hospital for excellent end of life care.’