Living and Dying Well – Progress Report – NHS Boards

Source: Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

Follow this link to download progress report

Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Progess report

In a nutshell: This report is a national overview on the implementation of Living and Dying Well: a national action plan for palliative and end of life care which has been compiled by Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) on behalf of the Living and Dying Well National Advisory Group. A number of the key actions which Living and Dying Well identified for NHS Boards have either been fully or nearly achieved on a consistent basis across Scotland. Whilst many key actions have yet to be achieved consistently there is evidence of progress and examples of innovation and good practice in Boards.  The report reinforces the need for focus on areas previously identified as priorities for implementation:-

  • Early identification of patients who may need palliative care
  • Advance/anticipatory care planning
  • Palliative and end of life care in acute hospitals
  • Electronic palliative care summary (ePCS)
  • Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR)

Length of publication:48 pages

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