Electronic Palliative Care Coordination Systems (EPaCCS)
As the end of life approaches, individuals and families must be
able to rely on safe, appropriate care that is consistent with
their wishes, at any time of day or night and no matter who is
providing this care.
National End of Life Care Strategy recommended locality
registers as a way to enable effective communication among
From this experience grew the Electronic Palliative Care
Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS), which are now being implemented
across the country.
EPaCCS provide a shared locality record for health and social
care professionals. They allow rapid access across care boundaries,
to key information about an individual approaching the end of life,
including their expressed preferences for care.
Localities wishing to develop their own EPaCCS can draw on a
number of resources to support implementation: