Advancing palliative care in a country requires the aligned support of government, opinion leaders, the palliative care professional community and wider society. Securing the place of palliative care on the health policy agenda and developing services that reach all parts of the population is a complex process which takes a different path in each country. PACED will work with stakeholders to support governments as they improve policy, practice and resource for palliative care.
Local leadership is key, so PACED will encourage, support and empower stakeholder groups with the aim of strengthening national palliative care leadership. PACED will identify and support champions who can progress the policy agenda, as well as individuals or groups who can make a meaningful contribution to increasing educational skills levels.Shortly before the Covid pandemic, PACED worked with St Christopher's Hospice in London to deliver a week-long Quality End of Life Care for All (QELCA©) training course to a multi-professional team of seven people from Georgia including hospice managers, clinicians, human rights advocates and lawyers. This facilitated the creation of a strategic leadership team to drive improvements in palliative care in Georgia.