National End of Life Care Programme: progress and future directions

April 26, 2011

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing. v.17(3), p108 – 112

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Publication Date: March 2011

Publication Type: Article

Publication Length: 5 pages

In a nutshell: This article looks at measurement of outcomes and impact of the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoCLP) in the last 3 years following the publication of the DH’s  End of Life Care Strategy in 2008. NEoLCP was charged with delivering on the key objectives of workforce development, sharing good practice and user involvement. NEoCLP is the NHS-based delivery arm for the strategy.

Some important notes: Contact your Local Health Library for a copy of this article

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Marie Curie Delivering Programme Choice Spring 2011 Newsletter

April 26, 2011

Source: Marie Curie Delivering Programme Choice

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Publication Date: Spring 2011

Publication Type: Newsletter

Publication Length: 13 Pages

In a nutshell: The latest newsletter from Marie Curie Delivering Programme Choice which highlights a number of pilot projects and service initiatives in end of life care service provision.


End of life care training for care workers in Tees Valley

April 26, 2011

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Publication Date: April 2011

Publication Type: Website

Publication Length: 1 page

In a nutshell: Over 700 care workers in Tees Valley have attended a one-day training course on end of life care. The training, which was developed and delivered by the Practice Development and Quality Nurse from Hartlepool and District Hospice, covers all aspects outlined in the Gold Standard Framework. It includes an end of day assessment and following successful completion, learners are issued with a certificate. As a result of the training care staff are more aware of how to provide support and care to someone who is dying and have an increased understanding of bereavement issues for family and carers.


Sue Ryder Care takes on NHS role

April 26, 2011

Source: getreading

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Publication Date:April 2011

Publication Type: Web article

In a nutshell: Berkshire West Primary Care Trust transferred all specialist palliative care services to Sue Ryder on April 1, as part of the Department of Health’s Transforming Community Services.

Acknowledgements: Topix Local News


Transitions to palliative care in acute hospitals in England: qualitative study

April 26, 2011

Source: BMJ  2011; 342:d1773

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Date: March 2011

Publication Type: Article

Publication Length:7 pages

In a nutshell: This qualitative study explores how transitions to a palliative care approach are perceived to be managed in acute hospital settings in England. The article concludes that significant barriers to implementing a policy of structured transitions to palliative care in acute hospitals were identified by health professionals in both primary and secondary care. These need to be addressed if current UK policy on management of palliative care in acute hospitals is to be established.


Marie Curie’s multi-visit service for palliative care patients in Northern Ireland.

April 19, 2011

Source:European Journal of Palliative Care, 2011, 18(1), p.18-21

You can obtain a copy of this from your local NHS Library

Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  This article examines the organisation and objectives of the interdisciplinary palliative care service through which district nurses and specially trained Marie Curie Cancer Care health care assistants provide care for patient’s in their own homes in Northern Ireland.  Results of a survey to measure satisfaction of district nurses and service users are discussed.

Length of publication: 3 pages.

Acknowledgement: BNI


Quality-of-life trajectory of clients and carers referred to a community palliative care service

April 19, 2011

Source:  International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 2011, 17(2), p. 80-5

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Date of publication:  February 2011

Publication type:  Article

In a nutshell:  This quantitative research in Australia explores the quality of life (QOL) trajectory of community-based palliative care patients and their carers, in order to inform service delivery. Patient QOL scores for physical, existential and psychological well-being, physical symptoms and support, and carer QOL scores relating to positive adaptation, burden, financial concerns and disruptiveness were compared at baseline and follow-up.

Length of publication:  6 pages

 Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Source:  BNI