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Work Packages


Work Package 2. Leader: IIS La Fe Hospital

Routine data analysis tools: The earlier, the better both for patients and health-care systems

Our main aim is to contribute to improving the early identification of chronic patients with palliative care needs. It is essential to consider diseases and symptomatology but also prognosis accuracy when defining early palliative care intervention. In this way, the final output will be an automatic tool aimed at the identification of individuals who may benefit from an early palliative care approach. The tool could be used both for classifying patients in different levels of complexity and also as a clinical support tool.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 3. Leader: University of Leeds

Equitable palliative care needs assessment

By better understanding the needs of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their informal carers, the University of Leeds will develop interventions supporting earlier integration of palliative care to meet these needs. We will also take part in shaping new technology to support the health care pathway. Through the Academic Unit for Palliative care at St Gemma’s, we will take part in the project’s randomised trial to evaluate the effect of equitable needs assessment in the UK context.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 4. Leader: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Improve palliative care through better training

We will transform the knowledge from patients and practitioners on palliative care to create a supportive environment for all, namely patients, caregivers and health professionals.


This will be possible thanks to a tailormade training programme for all parties involved in palliative care. The training programme will educate and support patients, families, service managers and front-line staff involved in palliative care. Finally, it will also focus on empathy to promote mental health, emotional and social support for the patients.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 5. Leader: NHS Highland

Management of the Clinical Trial

We will make sure that the clinical trial will be run safely, effectively and efficiently and in compliance with all relevant regulations.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 6. Leader: University of Valencia

Impact and feasibility assessment of the InAdvance interventions

Polibienestar will lead the evaluation of the five clinical trials that will take place in Valencia, Leeds, Inverness, Thessaloniki and Lisbon for an 18-month period. In this sense, we will design an evaluation framework characterized by being iterative and formative, which means that constant adaptations and refinements will be introduced in the implemented interventions on the basis of evaluation results. Thus, the final goal of this task is to obtain the most effective, cost-effective and feasible interventions as possible at the end of the clinical trials.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 7. Leader: Polytechnic University of Valencia

A dashboard gathering important information

The Polytechnic University of Valencia will design a dashboard that allows the project partners (clinical and technical professionals) to have an overview of the patients involved in the project. The dashboard will inform professionals about the patients’ health evolution and even predict how they can potentially evolve in the future.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 8. Leader: AGE Platform Europe

Timely palliative care for all: Recommendations to make it a reality

In order to ensure the societal impact of INADVANCE, we will draw short and clear policy recommendations based on the results of INADVANCE, with a special focus on the results obtained in the pilot sites. The policy recommendations will target policy and decision-makers in the field of palliative care in long term care at national, regional and European levels. On the other hand, also based on results from project findings, our clinical partner, NHS Highland, will draw guidelines to assist health and social care professionals and providers to implement evidence-based palliative care interventions.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.


Work Package 9. Leader: Adhera Health (Salumedia Labs)

How to communicate the status and outcomes of InAdvance, and ensure societal benefits after the project finishes?


Adhera Health is leading the project’s dissemination and communication activities among relevant audiences, as well as the exploitation of the end results. We aim to maximise the impact of the InAdvance project and to ensure the sustainability and transferability of project results, including scientific publications, organisation of workshops, and other activities, as well as commercialising the most promising project results.


The work requires interaction with all the partners during the entire project.

The full interview can be found in the pdf file.

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