End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 13 Issue 6

November 21, 2022

The children’s palliative care provider of the future: A blueprint to spark, scale and share innovation

November 21, 2022

Source: Institute of Global Health Innovation

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Date of publication: October 2022

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report looks at the state of Children’s Palliative Care (CPC) worldwide and discusses a vision on how to improve the levels of care for children around the world with life-limiting conditions. The report was produced by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation.

Length of publication: 97 pages


Reflecting on palliative care for children, young people and their families: a revised model

November 21, 2022

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2022, 28 (10): 482-490

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Date of publication: October 2022

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell: This article looks at an updated and specialised reflective model for use in children’s palliative care. Reflective models are usually used to reflect on practice with the aim being quality improvement and also to help practitioners explore difficult aspects of care with families.

Length of publication: 7 pages


Release of summary paper on commissioning end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems

November 9, 2022

Source: Sue Ryder

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Date of publication: October 2022

Publication type: News

In a nutshell: A summary paper was published by Sue Ryder and other colleagues from across the palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) sector, titled ‘Enablers for end-of-life care: Key recommendations for commissioning and delivering better end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems.’ The aim of this paper is to help improve how the Integrated Care Systems system (ICSs) can work in practice.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: The full paper can be found here.


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November 9, 2022

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 13 Issue 5

September 7, 2022

Early integration of palliative care into oncological care: a focus on patient-important outcomes

September 7, 2022

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2022, 28 (8): 366-375

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Date of publication: August 2022

Publication type: Literature Review

In a nutshell: This literature review was carried out with the purpose to discuss different aspects of early integration of palliative care into oncological care, with a focus on patient-important outcomes. A range of databases and search engines were used. Results found that a comprehensive approach with early integration of different medical services appears to be the best.

Length of publication: 9 pages


Interactive sessions bring joy to hospice patients

September 7, 2022

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: August 2022

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: The Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale have trialled using a Magic Table 360, which is an interactive projector to help support and engage with their patients. The projector can be used on all surfaces including ceilings and walls, and has a wide range of interactive activities. The Allied Health Professional team are now looking to raise funds to be able to secure a three year contract for the device.

Length of publication: 1 page


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September 7, 2022

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 13 Issue 4

August 3, 2022

Palliative and End of Life Care Statutory Guidance for Integrated Care Boards (ICBs)

August 3, 2022

Source: NHS England

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Date of publication: July 2022

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: NHS England have developed this guidance to ensure that people who need
palliative and end of life care (PEoLC), are able to access and receive high quality
personalised care and support.

Length of publication: 15 pages


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August 3, 2022

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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 13 Issue 3

June 29, 2022

RPS and Marie Curie launch partnership to bring Daffodil Standards

June 29, 2022

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: June 2022

Publication type: Press Release

In a nutshell: Marie Curie and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have come together to develop professional standards in end of life care for community pharmacy. Pharmacy teams across the whole of the UK will have access to these Standards which will provide a free, evidence-based framework to help community pharmacies self-assess and continuously improve their end of life and bereavement care for patients and carers.

Length of publication: 1 page