The Observatory is proud of its links with individuals and organisations beyond the campus. One such inclusive link is through membership of IOELC Network.Who can be a member?
The network membership continues to increase and encompasses all disciplines with many levels of experience.The network particularly welcomes members local to Lancaster but extends its membership to areas as far away as New Zealand! With our member list currently standing at 189, we are always happy to encourage others to join. Click the link on the right if you would like more information and an opportunity to join our swelling ranks!.What are the benefits?
You can apply for IOELC Network Group membership by clicking here.
Staff working in the International Observatory on End of Life Care are involved in developing user involvement through engagement with research partners (members of the public and service users). This is part of their work as members of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative (CECo), a NCRI-funded Supportive and Palliative Care Research Collaborative working across five English universities. Established in October 2007 the research partner forum has two aims:
The forum currently has 10 members with a range of backgrounds, personal experiences of life-threatening illnesses and caring responsibilities. Members of the Forum have attended, and presented posters about our work at the last NCRI annual conferences and submitted three grant applications. One small grant has been awarded from North Lancs PCT to develop peer education for end of life issues within the Lancaster area.
Most of our seminar presentations will be made available via live "Webcast" or for replaying after the event.
See the Future and Previous Seminar Presentation pages, (which can be found in the "Group Links" information box below), for more details.