The NHS long term plan

January 28, 2019

Source: NHS UK

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Date of publication: January 2019

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This is a report of the NHS long term plan for the next 5 years. The plan is split into 7 chapters and looks at the challenges faced by the NHS and how in the next 5 years these can be overcome. It looks at which areas the 3.4% funding will be injected and how the long term plan will be implemented.

Length of publication: 135 pages

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NHS England announces £25 million boost for children’s hospices

January 28, 2019

Source: NHS England

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Date of publication: December 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: This news item announces that NHS England will increase the funding of children’s hospices up to £25 million a year. At the moment it provides £11 million a year but over the next 5 years, as part of the NHS long term plan, extra funding will be available each year. By 2023/24 there could be an increase of £7 million per year.

Length of publication: 1 page


Charities warn that NHS pay award could hit hospices hard

August 3, 2018

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: July 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Charities Hospice UK, Together for Short Lives and Marie Curie are warning that a pay rise for NHS staff could have a damaging impact on charitable hospices in England and put vital services at risk unless they receive financial help to meet extra costs for hospice staff.

The charities all welcome the pay boost for non-medical NHS staff, but called on the Government to provide support for hospices to reduce the impact of the award on hospice recruitment and retention.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Nine out of 10 nurses witness dying patients stranded in hospital

February 28, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: A new survey by Nursing Standard and Marie Curie has found that nine out of 10 UK nurses have seen dying patients stranded in hospital as a result of delays in funding. These funds would have otherwise allowed them to be cared for at home or in the community.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: To see the full survey results visit Nursing Standard

 


Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs

February 28, 2018

Source: Parliament UK

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Date of publication: January 2018

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: The Public Accounts Committee report says Government must take steps to improve complex process beset with delays and poor-quality assessments

Length of publication: 58 pages


What’s important to me: a review of choice in end of life care

March 16, 2015

Source: Choice in End of Life Care Programme Board

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The independently led Review of Choice in End of Life Care has provided advice to Government which includes: establishing a ‘national choice offer’ focused on individual’s end of life care needs by April 2020; providing an additional £130 million funding for end of life health and social care services; establishing 24/7 community end of life care by 2019 in all areas implementing shared electronic end of life care records by April 2018 in all areas; and a named responsible senior clinician for all people approaching the end of life.

Length of publication: 72p.

 

 

 


Developing a new approach to palliative care funding

March 10, 2015

Source: NHS England

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: NHS England has produced a development currency for palliative care which focuses on patient need. The aim of the work is to provide a transparent basis for palliative care commissioning.

Length of publication: 35p.

Acknowledgement: Primary Care Commissioning