Martlets and Macmillan Cancer support are working together to ensure that care providers across the community have access to the best provision possible for terminally ill people. We want recognising the needs of those in the last year of life to become a common practice so that people with life-limiting conditions can make the most of the time they have left.

Whether you are a provider of supported living, a care home, a care agency or a rehab unit, we offer an individualised approach to supporting you and the needs of those in your care:

  • Assessment of residents’ needs – we can assess care home residents’ needs if they have a terminal illness and refer them to our specialist services.
  • Free e-learning and webinar training – access online learning about end-of-life care. Phone-in support and drop-in ‘computer suite clinics’ available at Martlets.
  • Shadow an IPU shift – Apply to ‘shadow’ a Martlets’ team member on a shift in our Inpatient Unit (IPU) to learn new skills in a safe, supervised environment.
  • Volunteer support for your staff – our outreach team is available to visit managers and staff to discuss practical ways we can offer support.

Martlets is a local charity that provides terminally ill people with the very best care and support. Most people receive care form us in their own homes. Outpatients also visit our hospice for pain relief, complementary therapies, practical advice and social activities. Other choose to spend their final days here, or to join us for respite care or symptom management.

For more information please email [email protected].


Shadow Shifts

To apply to 'shadow' a Martlets team member on a shift in our Inpatient Unit, you must first complete the Shadow Shift application form here.

Apply to complete a shadow shift

Once you have been approved, you can register for a shift at the dates here

Book in a shadow shift


Webinars

We offer a variety of different webinars. To see all upcoming webinars, please click here.

Book in to a webinar


Resources

Useful Leaflets

Preparing to say goodbye https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/downloads/services/pallitive_care/palliativecare_bh_eolcbooklet.pdf

Planning for your future care 

https://www.nhs.uk/planners/end-of-life-care/documents/planning-for-your-future-care.pdf

My Funeral Wishes

http://www.dyingmatters.org/sites/default/files/files/My%20Funeral%20Wishes%202017.pdf

Family information on what to do after death

Download here

Useful Tools

Advance care plan

https://www.gp.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/advance-care-planning-toolkit

Preferred priorities of care 

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/cancerinfo/acppreferredprioritesforcaredocument.pdf

The Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale 

https://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/documents/doc/uow129188.pdf

The GSF prognostic Indicator Guidance 

https://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk/cd-content/uploads/files/General%20Files/Prognostic%20Indicator%20Guidance%20October%202011.pdf

Access point professionals

https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/social-care/access-point-professional/information-and-support-care-providers

http://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/endoflifecare_care/advance_care_plan

Easy read booklets

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/publications/easy-read-booklets

GSF – PIG indicators

https://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk/cd-content/uploads/files/PIG/NEW%20PIG%20-%20%20%2020.1.17%20KT%20vs17.pdf

Brighton and Hove bereavement guide

http://en.calameo.com/read/00423574450fa97e7a380

Word versions of the Record Charts that can be adapted by individual homes

https://www.gp.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/file/17356

Macmillan Homepage

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/homepage

Nutrition and Hydration Resource Pack for Care Homes  
https://www.gp.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/file/760

The Dying Persons Observation Chart Residential care

Download here

Preparation and recognising End of Life Care Needs

Download here

Adapted SBAR Tool

Download here

Martlets Diabetes Guidelines

Download here

Community Palliative Care Service

Download here

The Dying Persons Care Plan – To be used with support of a registered nurse.

Download here

Accessing urgent emergency care

Download here

One chance to get it right

Download here

The Care Plan of the Dying Person

Download here

Flow charts

Accessing Urgent Emergency Care

Download here

Expected Death - Without Nursing

Download here

Expected Death - With Nursing

Download here

Learning and Development

e-LfH, e-learning platform

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/

ReSPECT – Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment

https://www.respectprocess.org.uk/

Martlets Learning and Development

https://www.themartlets.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/education

Brighton and Hove learning gateway

https://learning.brighton-hove.gov.uk/cpd/portal.asp

E-Learning public access

www.endoflifecareforall.org.uk - 14 basic modules no registration required

Professionals access

www.mariecurie.org.uk/professionals

Interesting information

Dying Matters

www.dyingmatters.org

RCN

www.RCNendoflife.org.uk

Radio 4 We need to talk about death

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084ys5v

Video’s on CPR/DNACPR conversation

http://talkcpr.wales/

 Video’s on CPR/DNACPR in sign language

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/cprdnacprsignlanguagevideoofpatientinformation