End of Life Care update – May 2013

June 4, 2013

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: This newsletter gives the latest updates on two end of life care initiatives: using the NHS Change model to transform End of Life Care and the use of Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPACCS) on the quality of end of life care.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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National End of Life Care Programme newsletter Issue 48 – August 2012

August 24, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: In this issue of the National End of Life Care Programme newsletter:

  • Focus on care homes
  • An analysis of the VOICES survey’s findings about end of life care in care homes
  • A briefing paper by SCIE on caring for people with advanced dementia at the end of life
  • Case studies highlighting education and training initiatives aimed at helping care home staff to provide high quality end of life care
  • Findings from Lancaster University’s evaluation of the Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC) tool
  • An update on end of life care in Wales.

Length of publication: 12 pages

 


National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter November 2011 – Theme: Social Care

November 28, 2011

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: This edition of the newsletter includes features:   

  • Pressing ahead with the social care agenda which is about the progress made in the ‘Supporting people to live and die well’ programme
  • Meeting the end of life needs of people with MND
  • Testing out e-Elca in a large acute Trust

Length of publication: 14 pages


National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter October 2011 – Theme: Acute Care

October 28, 2011

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: This edition of the monthly newsletter contains articles on:

  • Events for Commissioners
  • Palliative and end of life rapid discharge pathway
  • Spreading end of life care best practice in Acute Trusts
  • Improving kidney patients end of life care  

Length of publication: 10 pages


New end of life care resource pack makes its mark

October 27, 2011

Title: New end of life care resource pack makes its mark

Source: Macmillan and NHS National Programme for End of Life Care Joint Newsletter

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Date of publication: October 2011

In a nutshell: This article describes  a special resource pack which aims to bring together helpful advice and information on end of life care in one place. Macmillan GPs in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde developed the resource  which contains a number of laminated single-page documents covering such topics as the local end of life care timeline model, palliative care and prescribing guidance together with useful local contact details. This is supplemented with additional material from sources such as the GMC, Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care and is pulled together in a plastic document box.

Length of publication: 1 page

Acknowledgements: NHS National Programme for End of Life Care


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.


National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter (issue 30)

February 21, 2011

 Source:  National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication:  February 2011

Publication type:  Newsletter

In a nutshell: The latest National End of Life Care Programme Newsletter has been published and focusses this month on:

  • communications & communications skills training
  • Route to Success for homecare workers 
  • Befriending work with care home residents at end of life
  • Length of publication:  10 pages