The role of care homes in end of life care

November 3, 2017

Source: National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Briefing

In a nutshell:  Several publications on the role of care homes in end of life care are available to download from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network website.  Briefing  1 presents data that describes the availability of residential and nursing home places together with the older population and the number of deaths. Briefing 2 describes the recent trends in the demographics of people who receive end of life care in a care home.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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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


What is the impact of population ageing on the future provision of end-of-life care? Population-based projections of place of death

November 3, 2017

Source: Palliative Medicine 2017 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print].

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The study’s aim was to project where people will die from 2015 to 2040 across all care settings in England and Wales.  It is expected that annual deaths are expected to increase and more deaths are likely to occur in care homes.  More investment in care homes and end of life provision is needed otherwise hospital deaths will increase.

Length of publication: 8 pages

 


Quality standard: End of life care for infants, children and young people

November 3, 2017

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Quality Standard

In a nutshell: This quality standard covers end of life care for infants, children and young people (from birth to 18 years) who have a life-limiting condition. Life-limiting conditions are those that are expected to result in an early death for the person. It also covers support for family members and carers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Length of publication: 26 pages


South Bucks Hospice opens day centre with pioneering model of care

October 2, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: South Bucks Community Hospice in High Wycombe has opened a day hospice that is operating a new model of care. The new facility is non-bedded, allowing more patients to be cared for on a daily and weekly basis. The focus is patient-centric, offering unlimited psychotherapeutic care and they also have an area specifically designed to meet the needs of young people.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

October 2, 2017

Source: BBC 

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: A judge has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state if both doctors and relatives are in agreement and it is also in the best interests of the patient to withdraw nutrition.

Length of publication: 1 page


One Year On: The Government Response to the Review of Choice in End of Life Care

October 2, 2017

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report is an update on how the National End of Life Care Programme Board is delivering personalisation and choice in care for people at or near the end of life.

Length of publication: 24 pages

Some important notes: The original report can be found here