Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

July 4, 2018

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Date of publication: June 2018

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.  Section 1.10 makes recommendations for Palliative care.

Length of publication: 43 pages




Hospice launches innovative training course to improve end of life care in nursing homes

December 19, 2017

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: St Catherine’s Hospice in Lancashire has developed an innovative new training programme tailor-made for care and nursing home staff to improve end of life care for residents. The 4Elements to End of Life Care course aims to equip care and nursing home staff with both practical and communication skills to help residents stay within their familiar environments at the end of life, avoiding unnecessary and inappropriate deaths in hospital.

Length of publication: 1 page


End of life care core skills education and training framework

March 9, 2017

Source: Health Education England

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Framework

In a nutshell: The End of Life Core Skills Education and Training Framework outlines the knowledge and skills needed to support people at the end of life. It considers knowledge and skills that are core to providing good care, and that are transferable across settings and level of caring responsibilities. It aims to promote community development and asset-based approaches to education and training, considering the strengths, abilities and potential of communities in supporting end of life care.

Length of publication: 80 pages

Situated learning: Improving end of life care in the home care sector

February 8, 2014

Source: ehospice

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Webpage

In a nutshell: A palliative and end of life care situated learning project in the New Forest has been extended to staff working in the home care sector, following success with staff working in residential and nursing homes. The project leader discusses the project’s successes.


End of life care portal launched in Suffolk

March 7, 2013

Source: The Learning Location for Palliative Care

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: A new web portal providing a raft of educational and training information for anyone delivering specialist end of life care has been launched across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Acknowledgement: Haverhill Echo

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

Talking about End of Life Care: right conversations, right people, right time.

February 21, 2011

Source:  National End of Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This is the final report from the communication skills pilot project which considered communication skills of NHS staff working with patients at the end of life.  Communication skills training need, provision, strategy and sustainability were assessed at 12 sites .  Training needs analysis and existing provision reviewed and benchmarked against national competences and new training plans were then developed.   This report highlights the project’s findings, identifies key messages about why it’s necessary to improve communication skills and makes recommendations about how to proceed.

Length of publication: 35 pages