Partners & Supporters

The Serious Illness Care Programme UK is a partnership working with three pilot sites for the first phase of the programme
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Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool

Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool was founded in 2004. It is a partnership between The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Marie Curie and the University of Liverpool.

The Institute’s mission is to be a centre of excellence and an international leader in care for the dying from bedside to policy through service innovation and improvement, research and development, and knowledge transfer. It enables clinical excellence that makes a real and sustained difference to dying people and their relatives and carers, in order to influence those who shape and deliver healthcare for the dying.

Its strategic priorities are:

  • Service improvement that drives up sustained quality and productivity
  • Research and Development that makes a difference to patient care
  • Knowledge transfer rooted in research excellence
  • Clinical excellence in care of the dying
  • International collaboration
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Ariadne Labs

Based in Boston, USA, Ariadne Labs focuses on the most critical moments in people’s lives: childbirth, surgery and serious illness care. It is a joint centre between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, both charitable non-profit organisations. The leadership team includes Dr Atul Gawande.

Ariadne Labs’ mission is to create scalable healthcare solutions that produce better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives, everywhere. These solutions or tools are simple, practical and designed to have global impact.

Its vision is to ease suffering, optimise patient choice, and save lives, everywhere. Its programmes and projects are at varying stages of development, from prototyping to wide-scale dissemination around the world.
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NHS England

NHS England is the body responsible for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) nationally, and has a statutory role planning and funding health services. The organisation also sets the priorities and direction of the NHS.

NHS England is funding a one-year pilot of the Serious Illness Care Programme UK at Airedale in Yorkshire and Southend in Essex, two of the integrated care pioneer sites within the new care models programme. (The NHS England pilot is in addition to the programme running at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside, which is the lead site.)

The new care models programme is delivering a key element of the Five Year Forward View – the shared vision for the future of the NHS, published in October 2014 and developed by the national partner organisations: NHS England, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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NHS Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG is a group of local doctors and other health professionals that work together to plan and  commission health services for their local population – approximately 156,000 people. 

This includes healthcare delivered in hospital, community and mental health services. The CCG also has a responsibility to ensure that the services it buys are safe, clinically effective and value for money.

To achieve this, it works in partnership with a wide range of healthcare professionals, voluntary and community services, and its two local authorities – City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and North Yorkshire County Council.

Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG’s vision is to deliver proactive, coordinated, person-centred care with its health and care partners across its communities. It aims to develop the very best services that meet the needs of its local population so it can deliver this vision within its budget.
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NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Southend CCG is a clinical commissioning group – a group of GPs and clinicians which commissions (buys) health services for their local communities – in south Essex. It covers a population of approximately 185,000 in Southend, Leigh, Westcliff and Thorpe Bay, with 35 member GP practices.

NHS Southend CCG is committed to ensuring the delivery of local, high quality services that meet the specific needs of its population. With more than 18,000 patients over the age of 75, one of its priorities is to help improve care for those with long-term conditions who often make unplanned visits to hospital.

It works closely with Southend Borough Council to ensure a joint approach to health and social care for the residents of Southend. The ultimate aim is to improve the care received and the patient experience while reducing inefficiencies. The CCG’s key objectives are personalisation, integration, and ‘right care first time’.

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One-year pilot funded by NHS England.