St Leonard’s Hospice finds new model for day care

July 17, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Sunflower Centre at St Leonard’s Hospice offers a range of services to patients, their families and carers affected by life-limiting illnesses. New developments ensure more people are helped and a bespoke service better supports patients, families and carers, as needs change.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

 

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Dementia support workers to improve end of life care in care homes

July 16, 2015

Source: ehospice.com

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Date of publication: July 2015

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: Two dedicated dementia support workers have been appointed in Walsall to improve dementia care and end of life care for people diagnosed with dementia living in care homes across the town. The dementia support workers will support staff at care homes across Walsall to use evidence based tools – such as the Abbey pain scale – to help the homes become more dementia friendly and ensure that end of life care plans are carefully considered and tailored for each individual.

 


End of Life Care: Fifth report of Session 2014-15

April 10, 2015

Source: House of Commons Health Committee

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Parliamentary report

In a nutshell: This report looks at the state of End of Life Care since the Independent Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway. This report makes a number of recommendations for improvement.

Length of publication: 54p.

 


Living and dying with dementia in Scotland: Barriers to care

February 3, 2015

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report addresses the challenge of improving care and support available to people with dementia at the end of life as well as their families. By focusing on the barriers, improvements can be made in care and can ensure that all those who might benefit from it receive it.

Length of publication: 24p.

 


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

 


Listening differently to users: Assessing the feasibility and the value of real-time reporting of the experience of people receiving care in the last year of life

May 6, 2014

Source: Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Date of publication: April 2014

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This paper reports on the findings of a Real Time Reporting pilot project developed by the National End of Life Care Programme (now part of the NHS Improving Quality), Marie Curie Cancer Care and Help the Hospices working in partnership. The aim of the project was to find more effective ways to collect, analyse and present data on the experience of people receiving care in their last year of life, as a basis for service improvement.

Length of publication: 30 pages