GSF 'Silver' Primary Care Training course - Best care for your most vulnerable patients

“The effort and time invested in the Going for Gold programme in refining and expanding our supportive care register was always seen by the practice as a valuable enhanced service for our patients. However, with the introduction of the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions DES, which complements the ethos of Going for Gold, this has allowed us to seamlessly transition this cohort into the DES and co-jointly run each programme side by side, aug-menting our patients care further.”

-Dr Stephen Clayton, Stalbridge Surgery


This new course is supported by the General Medical Council and consists of a two day course with support and homework between workshops to enable your practice team to care better for all vulnerable patients in the final years of life and make the best of the Avoiding Unplanned Admissions DES.

GSF is well known in both the health and social care arena for driving up quality standards and the NEW  Silver programme is available to support primary care with the effective delivery of the DES 2015/16.

The Silver programme has three key aims - to improve:

• Identification
• Assessment
• Planning of care

How is  it delivered: Two half day workshops, pre and post with a 6 months development time between each workshop

There are three outcomes:

• Increase numbers on the register, specifically those who do not have a cancer diagnosis moving towards the 1% encouraging GPs to deliver care based on need with needs based coding and to enhance the supportive care register utilising the blue code to encompass the more vulnerable patients 2%

• Offering Advance care planning discussions to deliver care in line with patient wishes and preferences

• Reduce unnecessary hospital admissions with improved communication and collaboration with OOHs and care homes

• Key Outcome ratios is used to monitor change during and after the programme enabling practices to demonstrate change at a local level

We would really appreciate the opportunity to explore further how we can support you in improving the quality of primary care services with the implementation of the SILVER programme.

For more information see our New GSF Silver Course for End of Life Care Flyer

To register your interest please email: or Tel: 01743 291891 for further information about the course.


“GSF Going for Gold is the way to achieve the DES in a way that embeds good practice long term”  - Pete Nightingale GP Lancaster and RCGP EOLC Lead

last updated: 21/12/2015