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

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Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care

August 11, 2014

Source: Staffordshire Cancer and End of Life Care

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The Transforming Cancer and End of Life Care Programme is a new and pioneering programme to transform the way people with cancer or those at the end of their life are cared for and supported in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Macmillan Cancer Support is working with four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authorities and NHS England.

 


Commissioning home care for older people

July 9, 2014

Source: Social Care Institute for Excellence

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: This guide captures the latest research findings on this important and emerging area of social care. It also provides some practice examples of good work in this area. The guide is aimed at health and social care commissioners of home care services for older people with complex needs.

Length of publication: 40 pages

 


A whole system approach to improving acute end of life care: Case study – University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

July 9, 2014

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell:  University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, one of England’s largest Trusts, includes an inpatient NHS hospice, community specialist palliative care team, day care and  day case services, acute hospital palliative care team, bereavement service and education. The Transform Programme enabled the Trust to bring together a continual programme of quality improvement, building on the 2008 End of Life Care Strategy

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals

July 9, 2014

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care in hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme encourages hospital Trusts to develop a strategic approach to reaching their aim to improve quality of care. This includes:

– The involvement of of patients, carers and the public

– Developing staff skills, competencies and confidence through education and development

– Quality assurance, measurement and evaluation

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpu

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 


Future needs and preferences for hospice care: challenges and opportunities for hospices

May 22, 2013

Source: Help the Hospices Commission

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Date of publication:April 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report considers how hospices need to develop over the next three to five years to be prepared for the challenges facing them in the future, challenges including building new partnerships and developing stronger business acumen to working more closely with care home and doing more to value carers.

Length of publication: 57p


Improving end of life care through early recognition of need: Exploring the potential for using predictive modelling in identifying end of life care needs

March 4, 2013

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Predictive modelling involves the interrogation of datasets to inform professional judgement about potential needs. It is hoped that the findings of this report will be used to enable commissioners and providers of services to better understand and meet people’s end of life care preferences and wishes, supporting more people to live and die well in their preferred place.

Length of publication: 31p.