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Grab and Go Guide: Small Steps, Big Vision - for realising the Ambitions Framework - March 2023

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posted on 2023-03-29, 13:36 authored by Erica BorgstromErica Borgstrom, Joanne Jordan, Claire Henry, Una St-Ledger

This Grab-and-Go guide builds on research about how people use the Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care framework. The research was conducted by a team at The Open University. The research examined case studies and uncovered what helps and hinders people to realise the Ambitions. We found a wide range of practices and confidence levels when it came to using the framework, with many people not knowing where to start or how to progress. A focus on foundations enabled people to work towards multiple Ambitions. 


For each item, this guide provides: a description, prompts to get you thinking, and examples in action. You can use this guide for your own reflection, to facilitate team discussions, or in work with partners and across systems. We have added two areas to focus on (9&10) to promote collaborative and cross-sector working. 

This guide helps you to identify areas you can act on –a starting block to turn small steps into the big vision. 

Graphic design provided by Helen Monaghan. Funding for the project provided by Marie Curie. 


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