From October 2018, we will pilot a new approach to community palliative care in our catchment area in the south of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).

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More about the Team Around the Patient for patients, carers and family members

Download the information booklet for patients and families about Trinity's Team Around the Patient

The Team Around the Patient or “TAP” pilot will shift our current model of community care, instead using a multidisciplinary team sharing a single caseload to deliver care. Our aim is to ensure patients and their families have a more seamless experience and help future-proof and adapt to accommodate growing demand and changes to our population’s needs.

The dedicated TAP team working in RBKC will consist of the following professionals:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker/Counsellor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Care Coordinators
  • Healthcare Assistants

Our out of hours service, inpatient unit and availability of medical staff to patients and the TAP will not change. The single point of access to the TAP remains the same: 020 7787 1062.

The pilot will assess how effective the TAP model is compared to our existing approach. It will run for 10 months and is being externally evaluated. The evaluation will incorporate feedback from professionals in primary care and community services.

If you have any specific questions, feedback  or require further information please contact Helen Brewerton, Head of Community Services by email or phone 020 7787 1017.