The Tayside Palliative and End of Life Care Managed Care Network (TayPEOLC MCN) held an event in May with the aim of bringing people together to explore compassion in practice and what this means to us in practical terms as individuals, partners, patients, citizens, groups, our communities and organisations.
Over 130 delegates attended representing a wide range of professionals, third sector, volunteer, academic and NHS Tayside Public Partners.
Network Chair and Associate Medical Director for Angus HSCP Alison Clement welcomed attendees to the event before presentations from NHS Tayside Chief Executive Grant Archibald, Andrew Cassidy from Care Opinion, GP Graham Kramer and chaplain Patrick Sullivan who spoke about compassion from their various perspectives.
Professional Lead, Staff Support David Gordon guided delegates in the use of Values Based Reflective Practice and tools which can be used to support these conversations.
There was an opportunity to try using these tools during the workshop session which helped with sharing of experiences around the themes of compassion from the perspective of leadership and the giving and receiving of care experience.
The MCN Annual Report is also now available outlining all the achievements over the past year. This can be viewed on the MCN website.