Congratulations to Dr Caroline Sime who at the start of this month was awarded a grant from the Chief Scientist Office for her project
‘Qualitative Study Exploring The Acceptability, Facilitators And Barriers To Accessing A Palliative Care Service For People Living With End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’.
The grant is to continue the work being done within the School with our NHS colleagues, looking at improving the service provision and access to specialist palliative care for people with a non-malignant disease. Caroline’s grant has been awarded in collaboration with her colleague Professor Kevin Rooney and Dr David Anderson, both from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
We know that most specialist palliative care services are used by people with a cancer diagnosis, and the benefits of doing so are well documented. Caroline and colleagues work aims to explore what people need, and want, from specialist services to help support them and improve their experiences of living with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim for this work is for it to contribute to the development of a larger study to improve the service provision of palliative care to people with end-stage COPD.