Outstanding end of life care recognised at GSF annual conference

October 13, 2014

Source: ehospice.com

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The National Gold Standards Framework Centre (GSF) has presented more than 100 awards recognising outstanding end of life care, to care homes, community hospitals, a hospice, a home care agency and a GP surgery, demonstrating the continuing improvement in the quality of care being provided across all settings.

 

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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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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


What do we know now that we didn’t know a year ago? New intelligence on end of life care in England

May 23, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication:  May 2012

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: This report highlights the progress made in the implementation of the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy and identifies the successes of the programme as well as those areas that need improvement. The report consists of 16 categories including:

  • place of care and death
  • latest trends in different settings
  • disease types
  • costs
  • quality of care
  • workforce and public attitudes

Examples of areas for improvement highlighted by the report include unplanned emergency care and advance care planning with a view to improve the experience of patients and their families but also to deliver more cost-effective care.

Length of publication: 28 pages


Anticipatory care planning and integration : a primary care pilot study aimed at reducing unplanned hospitalisation.

May 23, 2012

 Source: British Journal of General Practice, 2012, 62(595) p.84-85

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 Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article describes a study which resulted in measureable reductions in unplanned hospitalisation for a cohort of patients with complex health issues and demonstrates the potential to significantly improve patient care particularly for patients at the end of their lives. Advance care plans are used to identify patients wishes if their health deteriorates.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC


QIPP End of Life Care Event Report: Great Practice showcase

April 26, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell:  Showcasing best practice, this event brought together End of Life Care commissioners, End of Life Care education leads, service managers and clinical practitioners to share learning about the tools available to deliver the QIPP challenge in this sector.  Key learning is summarised and there is an overview of the presentations and links to case studies and marketplace exhibitors.

Length of publication: 15 pages


Communication diary to aid care at the end of life

April 26, 2012

Source: Nursing Times, 2012, 108, (17), p.24-27

Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This articles describes an action-research study which aimed to develop and test the “Relatives’/carers’ diary” tool from the Liverpool Care pathway.  The tool is aimed at reducing communication barriers between patient’s families or carers and healthcare staff in order to enable relatives to be able to participate usefully in end of life care and for healthcare staff to respond quickly to concerns or issues about all elements of care including pain management, quality of care.

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Length of publication: 4 pages