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


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

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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


How new alliances will improve end of life care

December 27, 2013

Source: Health Service Journal

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Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: This article presents three short films which explain how Marie Curie is partnering with royal colleges, CCGs and others on efforts to improve end of life care. Marie Curie is proud of the strong alliances it has developed to help improve end of life care. The recent three year partnership with the Royal College of GPs aims to improve the end of life care provided by GPs. Dr Peter Nightingale is the joint RCGP and Marie Curie clinical lead for end of life care. He recently hosted a number of commissioning workshops for clinical commissioners, contract leads and transformation leads across England. The films show Dr. Nightingale  discussing his commissioning workshops, the challenges GPs and clinical commissioners face and how examples of good practice in end of life care are happening across the UK.

Length of publication: 1 page

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