Research and Development Projects.

This section highlights some of the innovative projects that are using SPICT™

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Developing the SPICT™

The SPICT™ is a clinical tool first developed in 2010 as a collaborative project between NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh Primary Palliative Care Research Group. The SPICT programme team is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. There are now many SPICT Partners across the UK and around the world who are all part of the…

New SPICT Partner in Wales

We welcome out first SPICT Partner from Wales – Cwm Taf University Health Board.   See what they have to say about the ways they are using SPICT: SPICT Partners inWales

SPICT updates

SPICT Website www.spict.org.uk We have recently updated the website including the homepage to make it easier to use. SPICT™ 2017, SPICT-4ALL™ 2018 and the completed translations of SPICT 2017 (French, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese (from Brazil) are all downloadable free from the website. We do encourage everyone using SPICT™ to register for updates. This means we can email everyone registered…

SPICT in Primary Care and Elderley Care

Two new studies have been published using SPICT in primary care and in elderly care: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28792787 This is a paper from Ghent in Belgium evaluating use of SPICT in a geriatric population www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27432607 This study used SPICT combined with the Irish Hospice care planning tool – Think Ahead to improve care planning with frail patients…

SPICT International Conference – November 2017 update

Friday 2nd February 2018 Location: Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, The University of Edinburgh Time: 09.30-16.30 (Supper & Ceilidh: 7.00-9.30pm) Cost: £150 Book your place now for the inaugural SPICT International Conference: Come and join us if you are: A clinician from any discipline or specialty who is delivering palliative care in the community, care…

SPICT International Conference (2nd February, 2018) – update

Applications and abstracts are coming in and we look forward to meeting many colleagues from across the UK and around the world. Professor Geoff Mitchell from The University of Queensland will be presenting on behalf of the Advance project which uses SPICT to help nurses in primary care identify people for care planning discussions. A team…
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Developing the SPICT™

The SPICT™ is a clinical tool first developed in 2010 as a collaborative project between NHS Lothian and the University ...
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SPICT-4ALL Poster

A poster presentedat the 2017 Hospice UK conference. Download in PDF format: SPICT-4ALLposterNov2017 ...
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SPICT in Primary Care and Elderley Care

Two new studies have been published using SPICT in primary care and in elderly care: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28792787 This is a paper ...
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SPICT in Nepal

Colleagues in Nepal, led by SPICT Partner Dr Dan Munday, are working on an adapted SPICT for use in Nepal ...
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Using the SPICT™ tool – Extract from Pulse

1. It’s important for a GP to be able to estimate when a patient might be in the last year of ...
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Poster: How SPICT can be used to support teams in identifying patients with deteriorating health due to cardiac disease

Poster presentation at the UK Palliative Care Congress, Glasgow (March 2016) shows how SPICT can be used to support teams ...
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A Quality Improvement approach to improving Anticipatory Care Planning & Key Information Summary access at St John’s Hospital

Poster presentation from the acute medicine unit at St John’s Hospital, W Lothian, Scotland This collaborative project showed that ward staff were able ...
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SPICT in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

The respiratory medicine team in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust have used SPICT combined with 3 possible actions ...
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SPICT Team Presents at the EAPC World Congress 2015

The SPICT team presents at the European Association for Palliative Care World Congress  in Copenhagen in May 2015. You can ...
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Hospital rapid response team and patients with life-limiting illness

A multicentre retrospective cohort study Palliative Medicine April 2015; 29(4):302-309. Merlina Sulistio1, Michael Franco2,3, Amanda Vo2, Peter Poon2,3,4 and Leeroy ...
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SPICT Partners at Monash Health in Australia feature in an EAPC blog

Facing the challenge of managing the deteriorating patients in an acute hospital SPICT Partners at Monash Health in Australia feature in ...
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What diagnostic tools are available for the identification of palliative care patients in primary care

A systematic review Journal of Palliative Care 2015;3(2):118-123 Walsh RI, Mitchell G, Francis L, Van Driel ML. Early identification of ...
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