End of life care
Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, has published
One Chance to Get it Right,
the response to the recommendations set out in More Care, Less Pathway, the
independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
Supporting materials are available for health and care
staff to access.
For people approaching the end of their life, having the
confidence to rely on care that is consistent with their
preferences, where possible, and looks after those important to
them is vital.
As end of life approaches, individuals and those close to them
need to be able to access high quality care that is compassionate,
competent and respectful. For this to happen health and
social care staff need to make sure they deliver the right person
centred care 'the first time, every time.'
To support this, we are focusing on improvements in the
following key areas:
Our web pages can help organisations/communities deliver
excellent end of life care by providing access to a wide range of
resources that support good practice. They offer
opportunities for organisations/communities to share learning and
improve the way they deliver care. This will help teams to
consistently deliver the care they wish to receive and ensure
patients and those close to them have the best experience
Case studies - sharing your successes
We are looking for stories across health and social care, as
well as the voluntary sector, of best practice in delivering end of
life care that we can share through case studies. We would
like to see examples where there has been a positive impact for
individuals and/or carers, staff and the wider system. If you
have a story that you would like us to consider for a case study,
please complete the case study
submission form and/or, see below for end of life care
improvement case studies.
In February, NHS England's End of Life Care team held a
stakeholder event to consider some examples of good practice in
'systems for end of life care'. The aim of the event was to distil
the learning from these examples and explore how best to accelerate
the adoption, adaptation and evaluation of systems-approach to end
of life care. You can
download the report that provides an overview of the event
along with the
case studies explored.
End of life care on