National and local support for patients, carers, and professionals supporting patients

  • Maggie’s Centres offering practical, emotional, and social support to anyone affected by cancer from diagnosis through to the end of life, or those in bereavement - nearest one located at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford  http://www.maggiescentres.org
  • Macmillan Cancer Support resources for patients carers http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx
  • Marie Curie- a national charity which offers hands on nursing care during a terminal illness https://www.mariecurie.org.uk
  • OxBEL - Oxfordshire Befriending at End of Life – a free service offering friendship, companionship, someone to talk toand helping people feel less alone. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/befriending-for-life/
  • Lawrence Home Nursing. A charity which offers hands on nursing care at the end of life, predominantly at night to those registered with Chipping Norton, Charlbury, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Hook Norton and Bloxham  GP surgeries http://www.lawrencehomenursing.org/blog
  • Shipston Home Nursing – A charity which provides hands on nursing care for patients who are terminally ill and wish to remain at home in Shipston, Wellesbourne, Kineton, and surrounding areas. http://www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk
  • Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities - The PCPLD Network brings together service providers, people with a learning disability and carers working for the benefit of individuals with learning disabilities who have palliative care needs. Excellent resources. http://www.pcpld.org/

Bereavement

Specific support for professionals

  • Palliativedrugs.com founded in 2000 to promote and disseminate information about the use of drugs in palliative care. It also seeks to develop a sense of community for members of the website. There is a bulletin board to stimulate questions and debate and to share experience with colleagues. It is necessary to register for access for which there are eligibility criteria. www.palliativedrugs.com/index.html
  • Macmillan Cancer Support - be.Macmillan for health and social care professionals https://be.macmillan.org.uk

National Bodies/Strategy

Local Strategy