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End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 11-12

December 19, 2017

A second class ending: Exploring the barriers and championing outstanding end of life care for people who are homeless

December 19, 2017

Source: CQC

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Discussion paper

In a nutshell: This paper explores the reasons why homeless people do not experience
good care at the end of life and demonstrates that there are many opportunities to improve standards of care.

Length of publication: 24 pages

Some important notes: This paper is linked to the  2016 report ‘A different ending: End of life care review’ which can be accessed here


Heart failure Programme pioneers new care approach

December 19, 2017

Source: Marie Curie

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: Pioneering palliative care for people in Glasgow with advanced heart failure has been shown to improve patients’ understanding of their condition and planning of care, meaning improved quality of life in their final days. The Caring Together partnership between the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Marie Curie and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde saw patients receive more integrated healthcare that put their wishes first.

Length of publication: 1 page


Hospice launches innovative training course to improve end of life care in nursing homes

December 19, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Catherine’s Hospice in Lancashire has developed an innovative new training programme tailor-made for care and nursing home staff to improve end of life care for residents. The 4Elements to End of Life Care course aims to equip care and nursing home staff with both practical and communication skills to help residents stay within their familiar environments at the end of life, avoiding unnecessary and inappropriate deaths in hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


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


End of Life Care data to inform Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships: Updated Tool and Metadata Guide

December 19, 2017

Source: The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

Follow this link for the Tool

Follow this link for the Metadata Guide

Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN) present key data about end of life care to assist Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) as they develop their plans for services.

Length of publication: 1 page