What’s important to me: a review of choice in end of life care

March 16, 2015

Source: Choice in End of Life Care Programme Board

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The independently led Review of Choice in End of Life Care has provided advice to Government which includes: establishing a ‘national choice offer’ focused on individual’s end of life care needs by April 2020; providing an additional £130 million funding for end of life health and social care services; establishing 24/7 community end of life care by 2019 in all areas implementing shared electronic end of life care records by April 2018 in all areas; and a named responsible senior clinician for all people approaching the end of life.

Length of publication: 72p.

 

 

 

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The King’s Fund paper on issues facing end of life care commissioners

October 27, 2011

Title: The King’s Fund paper on issues facing end of life care commissioners

Source: King’s Fund

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report looks at the options for funding end-of-life care at a local level and also seeks to address what works in the commissioning and provision of end-of-life care, highlighting current barriers in funding and commissioning as well as the opportunities commissioning offers

Length of publication: 25 pages

Acknowledgements: NHS National End of Life Care Programme


Palliative Care Funding Review: The right care and support for everyone

July 28, 2011

Source: Palliative Care Funding

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Date: July 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Palliative Care Funding Review was asked to develop a per-patient funding mechanism for palliative care.  The lack of a national model for paying for palliative care has led to a wide variation in the amount of state money available for services in different parts of the country. Findings from the review state that per-patient funding would end inequalities in palliative care provision.

Publication length: 99 pages


Electronic patient records will benefit palliative care

January 24, 2011

Source: European Journal of Palliative Care 2010, 17(6), p265

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Date of publication: November/ December 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The introduction of an end-of-life care register will provide a mechanism for a much more precise measure of activity involving palliative care services. Given the current economic climate in the UK, there will be considerable pressure to examine the efficiency of service delivery, and the necessary service redesign will have to produce both measurable savings and an increase in quality and safety. The author suggests the use of Electronic Patient Records (EPR) will demonstrate that the adoption of new technology brings better and safer care, and can act as a model for the modernisation of other services

Length of publication: 1 page


Following The Money: Findings from the NCPC’s survey to monitor the year of investment in end of life care 2009/10

March 23, 2010

Title: Following The Money: Findings from the NCPC’s survey to monitor the year of investment in end of life care 2009/10

Source: National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of Publication: March 2010

Publication Type: Briefing

In a nutshell: Briefing 18 reports the findings of NCPC’s survey of SHAs, PCT commissioners and palliative care providers to find out whether commissioners and providers could account for the additional funds and whether they were reaching frontline services.
Length of Publication: 4 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local health library for a copy of this briefing report.


MPs call for better checks on how PCTs spend dementia strategy money

March 23, 2010

Title: MPs call for better checks on how PCTs spend dementia strategy money

Source: Alzheimer’s Society

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Date of publication: March 2010

In a nutshell: The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for dementia has called for dementia strategy funding to be better monitored and audited in light of the information that more than two thirds of PCTs are unable to say if or how they have spent funds allocated to them under the National Dementia Strategy for England.

Length of publication: 1 page