Local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

 

Local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support are inviting people to take part in one of four focus groups being held across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in order to explore ways that together we can improve End of Life care for everyone.



Help make End of Life Services/Care better for the future

 

-            Do you or have you recently cared for someone with a terminal illness?

-            Would you like to share your experiences of end of life services to help improve care for the future?

 

We appreciate that talking about end of life is very difficult, but if you are currently or have recently supported or cared for someone with a terminal illness, we would like to hear your experiences.

 

Local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support are inviting people to take part in one of four focus groups being held across the county/city in order to explore ways that together we can improve end of life care for everyone.

 

The focus groups are being held as follows:

 

·         Thursday 16th May 2013, 6 – 7.30pm

Mountbatten Suite, Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT

·         Friday 17th May 2013, 1 – 2.30pm

Ball Room, Cannock Chase District Council, Beecroft Road, Cannock, WS11 1BG

·         Wednesday 22nd May 2013, 10 - 11.30am

Training Room, East Staffordshire Children’s Centre, Waterloo Street, Burton-upon-Trent, DE14, 2NJ

·         Thursday 23rdth May 2013,  6.30 – 8pm

Seminar Room, North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Road, S-O-T, ST4 7NY

 

(It is only necessary to participate in one focus group.)

 

The sessions will explore personal views on dying and identify important considerations for the provision of end of life care for patients, their loved ones and other people who are supporting them.

 

They will last for 1 hour 30 minutes and will be led by an experienced facilitator who will ask the group questions about their experiences. (The sessions will be recorded, but only for the purpose of pulling together themes from the group.  No personal details will be included in any notes or reports produced after the event.)

 

If you would like to take part in this focus group or find out more (or share your experience of end of life care in a different way), please contact Bashir Ramzan on 01543 509715 / 07809 322102, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Please note: you must book a place at a focus group in order to take part.)

 

We know how hard it is to support a loved one with a terminal illness or to be the person with a terminal illness, and how emotional it is to talk about it, but your views are important to us. We are keen to hear from you so that we can ensure that we have a patient-led approach when we are designing end of life services in Staffordshire to improve services for everyone.