March 9, 2017
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
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Date of publication: March 2017
Publication type: Quality Standard
In a nutshell: This quality standard covers the clinical care of adults (aged 18 and over) who are dying, during the last 2 to 3 days of life. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Length of publication: 22 pages
Some important notes: This quality standard does not cover care before the last few days of life, such as palliative care or ‘end of life care’ (often defined as care during the last year or so of a progressive disease), or care after death. These are included in NICE’s Quality Standard QS13 for end of life care for adults.
October 13, 2014
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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.
February 1, 2013
Source: End of Life Journal 2013 v.3(1)
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Date of publication: January 2013
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This article describes how recent changes to the End of Life Care Quality Assessment (ELCQuA) Tool (National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, 2012) and the End of Life Care Coordination: Core Content. National Information Standard (ISB 1580) (National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP), 2012a) will help to support all those striving to commission and deliver the best care to people nearing the end of life.
Length of publication: 3 pages
Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.