Join our Twitter chat on 5 December

Phil McCarvil during a previous Twitter chat
Phil McCarvil hosting a previous Twitter chat

Following on from our Twitter chats earlier this year, we would like to welcome you to the next @mariecurieeolc Twitter chat on Friday 5 December at noon.


What’s it about?


The need for more community-based services to support people discharged from hospital, especially the elderly and terminally ill. Better community services can help to prevent unnecessary readmissions, especially during winter pressures. The Nuffield Trust recently published a reportExploring costs at the end of life – which explores this area. It’s the first piece of research to estimate costs from various care services to calculate how much it might actually cost to deliver end of life care in the community.


Who’s hosting it?


The chat will be hosted by Phil McCarvill, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, England; and our Head of Analytics, Michael Cooke.


Who should join?


Anyone with an interest in end of life care for the terminally ill.



  • Commissioners for end of life care

  • Healthcare professionals

  • GPs

  • Palliative care researchers

  • Palliative care nurses


What to expect


A lively debate and the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with peers on the role of home nursing services in improving care and potentially reducing costs to the NHS.


How to take part



  • Visit Twitter on Friday 5 December at noon and search for #bettereolc

  • Marie Curie will welcome you, pose questions and keep the conversations flowing

  • Please get involved during the chat – ask questions and comment during the debate

  • Please remember to always use #bettereolc in any tweet you send and include a “.” in front of an @ if you want your tweet to show up in all feeds


Previous contributors



  • Commissioners

  • Hospice doctors

  • GPs

  • Palliative care researchers

  • Palliative care research consultants

  • Palliative end of life care lecturers

  • Hospice UK

  • Co-ordinate My Care

  • HSJ

  • Pioneers programme


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