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.


NHS supports care home staff to deliver end of life care

March 11, 2015

Source: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:  An NHS worker has helped train care home staff and social workers in how to deliver care to people at the end of their lives.  Patsy Gibson, End of Life Care Facilitator for Bury with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, delivered training to staff and social workers at Heathlands Village Care Home in Prestwich, a care home for the Jewish community of north and south Manchester. The training she delivered helped the home to achieve the top national standard in end of life care, the Gold Standards Framework (GSF). Patsy covered topics including making sure residents’ wishes for the end of their life are known and supporting families in dealing with the end of a loved one’s life.

Length of publication: 1 page


Hospital receives international recognition for palliative care training

December 27, 2013

Source: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication: December 2013

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Good Hope Hospital has received international acclaim for its innovative training for staff providing end of life care to patients.  Consultant in Palliative Care, Dr Lisa Boulstridge, and the simulation centre team have worked together over the last four years to develop training which uses sophisticated mannequin technology to create life-like scenarios for clinical staff to react to. This enables teams and individuals to develop and test their clinical skills in a safe and fully supported learning environment. Since its launch, the training has been taken up by hospital doctors and nurses; GP trainees and specialist palliative care teams working in hospices and community settings.

Length of publication:  1 page

Nurse-led support improves dementia care at end of life

January 27, 2012

Source: Journal of Dementia Care Vol. 19(6) p18-19

Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article look at the role of the ‘Nurse Facilitator for End of Life Care (Dementia)’ which is aimed at improving end of life care in the community for people with dementia in Lambeth and Southwark. The time-limited role to enhance the end of life care skills of staff in nursing homes and in the community, including training on pain assessment and communication with other professionals, is described

Length of publication: 2 pages

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End of life care training for care workers in Tees Valley

April 26, 2011

Source: National End of Life Care Programme

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Publication Date: April 2011

Publication Type: Website

Publication Length: 1 page

In a nutshell: Over 700 care workers in Tees Valley have attended a one-day training course on end of life care. The training, which was developed and delivered by the Practice Development and Quality Nurse from Hartlepool and District Hospice, covers all aspects outlined in the Gold Standard Framework. It includes an end of day assessment and following successful completion, learners are issued with a certificate. As a result of the training care staff are more aware of how to provide support and care to someone who is dying and have an increased understanding of bereavement issues for family and carers.

Training and education for domiciliary care staff in end of life care

March 25, 2011

Source: NHS National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell: This article reports on a series of introductory courses run by Wirral Metropolitan College Health and Social Care team, on the principles of end of life care for domicillary workers. The team in partnership with Wirral Department of Adult Social Services, NHS Wirral and Merseyside & Cheshire Cancer Network have delivered 8 two-day courses  to 130 domicillary staff. Feedback from particpants and their managers has been very positive. Participants  feel they have increased confidence, skills and knowledge and most feel they will benefit from the training and apply it in practice.

Palliative care provision for older people in care homes

June 21, 2010

Title: Palliative care provision for older people in care homes

Source: British Journal of Community Nursing v15(4), p170-176

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Date of publication: April 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the current involvement of district nurses in care homes and identify the potential implications for future practice in providing palliative care in this setting. The findings suggested that even experienced district nurses, wanted support and education about when to commence palliative care. They also wanted earlier involvement with care home residents who have a life-limiting condition and care home managers were seen as being essential contributors towards planning care.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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