A whole system approach to improving acute end of life care: Case study – University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

July 9, 2014

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Case study

In a nutshell:  University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, one of England’s largest Trusts, includes an inpatient NHS hospice, community specialist palliative care team, day care and  day case services, acute hospital palliative care team, bereavement service and education. The Transform Programme enabled the Trust to bring together a continual programme of quality improvement, building on the 2008 End of Life Care Strategy

Length of publication: 2 pages

 


Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals

July 9, 2014

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care in hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme encourages hospital Trusts to develop a strategic approach to reaching their aim to improve quality of care. This includes:

– The involvement of of patients, carers and the public

– Developing staff skills, competencies and confidence through education and development

– Quality assurance, measurement and evaluation

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpu

The Transform Programme aims to improve the quality of end of life care within acute hospitals across England, enabling more people to be supported to live and die well in their preferred place.

The programme focuses on both the quality of care provided by acute hospitals, as well as the important role acute hospitals have, as one of many organisations that may provide care for people who are approaching end of life. End of life care includes care for people in their last years, months and days of life as well as care after death.

– See more at: http://www.nhsiq.nhs.uk/improvement-programmes/long-term-conditions-and-integrated-care/end-of-life-care/acute-hospital-care.aspx#sthash.FdEV1IAF.dpuf

 


End of life care profiles for clinical commissioning groups

May 6, 2014

Source: National End of Life Intelligence Network

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Date of publication: April 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: End of Life Care Profiles published by The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, draw together a wide range of information to give an overview of variations in cause and place of death (by age and sex) for each CCG in England. The aim is for the new profiles to help commissioners and providers of end of life care get a clearer picture of the end of life care needs of their local populations so they can plan and deliver services.

 

 


National End of Life Care Intelligence Network – End of Life Care Profiles

May 3, 2013

Source: AQuA

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: AQuA  has published End of Life Care Local Authority Profiles 2012 , which present over 50 indicators for each local authority in England. They include social care indicators for the first time. Also available are the End of Life Care Primary Care Trust (PCT) Profiles which present over 40 indicators.


Deaths from cardiovascular diseases: Implications for end of life care in England

February 27, 2013

Source: National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report describes the patterns in mortality from cardiovascular diseases in England, highlighting variation in place and cause of death by age, sex, socioeconomic deprivation and disease group. This report was commissioned to support the development of a new national strategy for tackling cardiovascular diseases.  It will be of interest to commissioners and providers of end of life care focused on supporting and caring for patient with cardiovascular disease, as well as the patients themselves, their carers and families.

Length of publication: 38p.

 


What about end of life care? Mapping England’s Health & Wellbeing Boards’ vision for dying people

December 21, 2012

Source: National Council for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report calls on Health and Wellbeing Boards to join up support for people approaching the end of life, based on research from September-October 2012, in which the boards’ emerging strategies were reviewed by NCPC.  NCPC have produced a What about end of life care? Action Sheet to help boards consider end of life care and support – visit www.ncpc.org.uk/influencing-toolkit for more information.

Length of publication: 8 pages


Bedfordshire’s Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS)

October 26, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: October 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Bedfordshire’s Partnership for Excellence in Palliative Support (PEPS) pilot is helping to integrate all end of life care services in the area. It is based on a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between 15 local organisations and a central electronic register that all individuals sign up to. So far two thirds of people’s deaths have taken place in their usual homes. The proportion of home deaths in the area has risen and hospital deaths fallen.

Length of publication: 1p.

Acknowledgement: National End of Life Care Programme