To make sure cancer patients get the right support and care for them, we are investing in research that will help GPs manage the palliative care needs of patients and their families. This will involve training GPs and evaluating a tool they can use to assess someone’s needs accurately. This will, in turn, reduce anxiety for them and their families, while helping improve their quality of life at a very difficult but important time.
We are investing in a four-year research programme that will improve the quality of palliative care across Yorkshire. Working with local hospices, researchers will investigate how and when people receive palliative care.
The aim is to introduce new measures to improve how symptoms are formally assessed and monitored, and make sure clinical teams have the resources and training to help them best address symptoms.