End of Life Care update – May 2013

June 4, 2013

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: This newsletter gives the latest updates on two end of life care initiatives: using the NHS Change model to transform End of Life Care and the use of Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPACCS) on the quality of end of life care.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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An Evaluation of End of Life Care Facilitator Networks A Report for the National End of Life Care Programme

June 4, 2013

Source: NHS Improving Quality

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: In 2010, the National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) set up a network for End of Life Care (EoLC) facilitators to promote sharing of information, expertise, experience, best practice, and to provide peer support. In 2013 an independent evaluation of EoLC facilitators’ networks was undertaken by researchers at the University of York to test the benefits and value of the networks from the perspective of EoLC facilitators. This report shares best practice and demonstrates the enthusiastic, skilled and motivated network of EoLC facilitators now in place has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of care people receive at the end of life. Working with colleagues across a range of disciplines, EoLC facilitators have been the catalyst for service improvement in many areas of EoLC.

Length of publication: 44 pages


Getting it right: Improving end of life care for people living with liver disease

March 7, 2013

Source:  NHS Liver Care; National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: NHS Liver Care and the National End of Life Care Programme have published a new report, which looks at how the pathway described in the Department of Health’s end of life care strategy can be applied for patients with advanced liver disease.

Length of publication: 28p.

Acknowledgement: Primary Care Commissioning


Commissioning person centred end of life care – A toolkit for health and social care professionals

October 26, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: October 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: To help achieve a ‘good death’” for all, the National End of Life Care Programme and its partners have produced a short interactive guide to commissioning person-centred end of life care, which has been launched. The guide identifies the main elements involved in commissioning end of life care services, explains the commissioning cycle in practical terms and offers a four-stage approach across all sectors.

Length of publication: 17p.

 


End of life care pack aims to improve both life and death of extra care housing residents

October 3, 2012

Source: NHS National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: September 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: End of life care in extra care housing: a learning resource pack provides practical information and advice for managers and support staff working in extra care housing schemes. It covers a range of issues relating to the care of residents with a life-limiting or progressive condition.

Length of publication: 92 pages

 


New end of life care profiles for each local authority

August 24, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Intelligence Network

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Date of publication:August 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: The End of Life Care Local Authority Profiles 2012 present over 50 indicators for each local authority in England. They include social care indicators for the first time.

There are indicators that can be used to predict need:

  • population
  • deaths

and to look at current patterns of care:

  • place of death
  • cause of death
  • deaths in hospital
  • care homes
  • social care.

Acknowledgement: National End of Life Care Programme


National End of Life Care Programme newsletter Issue 46 – June 2012

July 2, 2012

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type:Newsletter

In a nutshell: In this issue of the NEoLCP Newsletter:

  • Focus on dignity
  • The National Dignity Council’s 10-point Dignity Challenge
  • The ABCD of dignity care – attitude, behaviour, compassion, dialogue
  • A West Sussex project to address spiritual needs at the end of life
  • Case studies on dignity, dementia care and empowerment.

Length of publication: 11p