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Delivering choice programme is launched

PUBLISHED: 14:35 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:43 02 July 2010

The Delivering Choice Programme is being launched by Tower Hamlets PCT in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care to improve treatment choices and place of care options for those at the end of their life. The launch of this programme means that Tower Ha

The Delivering Choice Programme is being launched by Tower Hamlets PCT in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care to improve treatment choices and place of care options for those at the end of their life. The launch of this programme means that Tower Hamlets will be the first PCT to pilot the Marie Curie End of Life toolkit and expert adviser services.

The official, formal launch will be held at the 'Working in Partnership: Achieving the Best in End of Life Care for People in Tower Hamlets' stakeholder conference on Tuesday, August 5 from 9:00 until 13:00 at the at the Rich Mix venue, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.

The day will include presentations by Claire Henry, the National Programme Director for the NHS End of Life Care Programme, Sally Herne, the Associate Director Service Improvement for the PCT and Dr Teresa Tate from Marie Curie Cancer Care. Stalls will be held by local organisations to increase awareness on the current work being carried out in end of life care. Group workshops will be held following presentations in order to assess existing services, develop improvements and discuss how best to deliver them.

Jackie Booth, Senior Project Manager at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said:

"We are delighted that Tower Hamlets PCT is adopting the Delivering Choice Programme and we look forward to working with the project team to help provide more choices to their patients. Through our partnership, we will be sharing what we've learned from our other projects as well as learning from the team at Tower Hamlets."

The programme is based on the fundamental principle that every one has the right to choose their place of care irrespective of age, ethnicity, gender or health.


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