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Winner of the Derek Doyle Poster Prize announced

Each year, the Derek Doyle Poster Prize is awarded to the poster that gets the most public votes in the SPPC poster exhibition.

As many people will know Derek was a key figure in Scotland, the UK and globally in the development of palliative care – instrumental in establishing palliative medicine as a speciality, first chair of the Association for Palliative Medicine, first Vice-Chairman of the European Association for Palliative Care and a founding member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.

This years winners were:

1st place: Parlez-vous prognostic indicators? How health and social care occupational therapists in Fife are driving integrated system-wide change in palliative care services by Claire Howie and Alison Watt, NHS Fife/ Fife HSCP

2nd place: Your service, your way: Breaking down barriers and developing reciprocal links between the hospice and multiple ethnic minority communities in Govanhill, Glasgow using Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) by Christina Inglis and Janette McGarvey, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

3rd place: Anticipatory Care Planning in care and nursing homes in Inverclyde by David Lynch, Ardgowan Hospice.

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