End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 12 Issue 1

April 12, 2021

Written Statement: Update on Palliative and End of Life Care

April 12, 2021

Source: Welsh Government services and information

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Date of publication: March 2021

Publication type: Statement

In a nutshell: This is a statement by the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services following the key issues raised during the debate on support for palliative care during the pandemic held on 3 February 2021 and on wider palliative and end of life care progress.

Length of publication: 1 page


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April 12, 2021

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 11 Issue 12

March 8, 2021

Access to and adequacy of psychological services for adult patients in UK hospices: a national, cross-sectional survey

March 8, 2021

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2021, 20 (31)

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Date of publication: February 2021

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell: This article discusses and provides results of a cross-sectional online survey emailed to adult hospices in the UK in November–December 2019 on the delivery of psychological services in hospices in the United Kingdom (UK). 

Length of publication: 10 pages


Marie Curie partners with care provider Hallmark for the first time to implement End of Life Care Strategy

March 8, 2021

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: February 2021

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: Marie Curie and Hallmark Care Homes have partnered together to provide an End of Life Care Strategy for the care group. Both will offer their own resources and tools for this unique partnership to improve end of life care for older people.

Length of publication: 1 page


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March 1, 2021

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 11 Issue 11

February 8, 2021

Sue Ryder gains support from cross-party MPs and organisations to call on Government to bolster bereavement support in the workplace

February 8, 2021

Source: Sue Ryder

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Date of publication: January 2021

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Sue Ryder along with some MP’s, other organisations and healthcare professionals are asking the Government to allow a minimum of two weeks statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees grieving the loss of a close relative or partner.

Length of publication: 1 page


Suffolk hospice launches online service to help with bereavement

February 8, 2021

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: January 2021

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Upon receiving a grant from Hospice UK, St Elizabeth Hospice in Suffolk have been able to set up a free online bereavement support service. The service is for anyone in East Suffolk who is bereaved, even if they have had no previous contact with the hospice.

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February 8, 2021

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 11 Issue 10

January 4, 2021

Supporting patients on Zoom

January 4, 2021

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: December 2020

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: This news item discusses the impact on both patients and staff at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher of delivering hospice care via Zoom.

Length of publication: 1 page


New Charter to support better life-long conversations about ‘What Matters Most’

January 4, 2021

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: December 2020

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: A new Charter has been launched by a UK wide group of experts from leading charities and health bodies. The ‘What Matters Most’ Charter is part of a national movement for more person- focussed care.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: For further information and to view the Charter, click here.