Connecting with commissioners on Twitter


On Friday 14 February, Dr. Peter Nightingale hosted our first Twitter chat as part of our partnership with HSJ.

Peter is Marie Curie’s and the Royal College of GPs National End of Life Lead and was the perfect candidate to host a chat on partnership working. Peter was supported by Dr. Adam Firth, the Clinical Support Fellow for End of Life Care at the Royal College of GPs.

The theme for the discussion was the need for commissioners to take a strong lead on identifying and facilitating partnership working, as well as the need for service providers to trust each other and communicate more effectively.

You can read a Storify summary of the conversation. Here are some featured Tweets:



Unmet need in palliative care

Our second Twitter chat was on Friday 28 February hosted by Phil McCarvill, Head of Policy and Public Affairs. The topic for discussion was unmet need in palliative care, looking at minority groups, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and motor neurone disease. The chat was a great success with important questions raised regarding ensuring everyone has access to the palliative services they need regardless of circumstance, location or terminal illness.

Here are some featured Tweets:





You can read more about what was said on our HSJ commissioning channel.

Take part in our next Twitter chat on Friday 11 April, from 12pm to 1pm. This chat will be hosted by Phil McCarvill and Michael Cooke, Head of Analytics at Marie Curie. To pose questions just use #HSJeolc and follow the conversation on @MarieCurieEOLC.

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