Providing comprehensive, person-centred assessment and support for family carers towards the end of life

May 29, 2018

 

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: A  report by Hospice UK, Gail Ewing of the University of Cambridge, and Gunn Grande from the University of Manchester, discusses that comprehensive person-centred support for  family carers during end of life care requires whole-systems change within healthcare organisations. This document outlines the structures and processes that need to be in place to deliver such change in the form of 10 recommendations.

Length of publication: 24 pages

 

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A road less lonely: Moving forward with public health approaches to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland

May 29, 2018

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief have published a report looking at how to encourage more supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. It highlights a range of relevant projects that are improving people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement.

Length of publication: 92 pages

 


Hospice Care in Scotland 2017

February 28, 2018

Source: Hospice UK

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Date of publication: February 2018

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Hospice Care in Scotland report 2017 states that hospices can help improve capacity in generalist health settings, by sharing their expertise in end of life care with other care provider, and highlights the substantial contribution made by Scottish hospices, especially in providing community-based support.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


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


The final injustice: variation in end of life care in England

January 24, 2018

Source: Macmillan Cancer Support

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report discusses the  experiences of people dying of cancer. The research shows that cancer patients approaching the end of their life face repeat emergency visits, and that these experiences are even worse for the poorest communities. The report highlights the variation in patient experience and discusses the need for improved access to care and support.

Length of publication: 26 pages

 


Commissioning children’s palliative care in England: 2017 edition

December 19, 2017

Source: Together for Short Lives

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Together for Short Lives’ report on children’s palliative care services commissioned by NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities in England.  This report describes what CCGs and local authorities are claiming they do to plan, fund and monitor care for the 40,000 children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England.  The aim is to use this information to help improve the commissioning process, to highlight gaps and start to identify where it is working well so others can learn how to improve commissioning.

Length of publication: 30 pages


The state of hospice services in England 2014 to 2017

November 3, 2017

Source: Care Quality Commission

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report presents findings from CQC’s hospice inspection programme and finds that in hospice care across England a quarter of hospices were rated as outstanding, and 70% were rated as good.  It highlights the commitment staff and hospices demonstrate towards person-centred care.

Length of publication: 19 pages