What next?

Discussions and conversations will continue to be ongoing as we refine thoughts and set out what we want to achieve for each strategic objective, how that will be measured and what needs to be done to achieve it.

The aim is to take a final proposal to our board in December.

Key dates

October 2016

Advisory Council to discuss and identify the local role in delivering the strategic objectives, particularly those relating to achieving a dynamic, sustainable and responsive sector.

Board meeting to consider progress to date and views of the Advisory Council

Draft plan to be presented to staff and work to begin to flesh out the workstreams that will be needed

November 2016 Tracey Bleakley presentation at the 2016 conference
December 2016 to January 2017

Board sign-off of strategic plan and workstream framework

Business plan development

April 2017 Launch of new strategy

What background reading would be useful?

The final report from the 'Commission into the Future of Hospice Care’ is still very much relevant and provides the backdrop of all our work currently and the evidence for our strategy moving forward.  

The ‘Ambitions’ framework is important as it sets out the six national priorities in England for local action to improve palliative and end of life care.

How can I be involved?

Your feedback and comments continue to be very important as we seek to finalise our strategy by the end of the year. Any comments or feedback can be sent to Rowena Lovell, director of strategy and governance.

What does hospice care mean to you?