Access to current and trustworthy palliative care information is important to everyone. CareSearch has a key role in making evidence and resources about palliative care available to health professionals and to the community.
In 2020-2023 we are undertaking a major re-structure to redesign how we connect you with knowledge and resources. Web portals bring together different resources and content to create a single site for a user group. Our new CareSearch portal will offer a rich set of integrated resources for the palliative care community that can be quickly and cleanly navigated.
Across the 2020-2023 period CareSearch will transform how we provide our resources the CareSearch Portal Project. This project will create a comprehensive and easy to navigate framework of key resources to support the needs of those affected by the need for palliative care (patients, carer, family and community) and those providing palliative care regardless of setting.
The main drivers for the portal redevelopment are:
- CareSearch has a large amount of content with diverse groups of users and a navigation system that needs to be made more direct.
- We need to be able to acknowledge, integrate and signpost to the many partners and organisations we work with in this space. This will reduce duplication and confusion in the sector.
- We need to exploit new capabilities in the digital environment to enhance the usefulness and value of information and resources for our users.
We have reviewed our content and the needs of different users. We are creating a framework that helps people to find what they need easily. We are assessing different ways of presenting information. We will be working with different user groups to make sure the content is relevant, useful and easy to understand. Our content will be organised around three clusters of activity and users:
- Evidence Training and Translation Centre
- Health Professionals