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A report provided the response of the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People to the recommendations set out in the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway (an end of life care pathway used in the National Health Service that had been withdrawn following concerns). The report outlined…
A review of choice in end of life care has been launched to make sure adults at the end of life, their carers and family have more choice. The review will be undertaken by an independently-led programme board chaired by Claire Henry, Chief Executive of the National Council for Palliative…
Abstract Background The end of life may be a time of high service utilisation for older adults. Transitions between care settings occur frequently, but may produce little improvement in symptom control or quality of life for patients. Ensuring that patients experience co-ordinated care, and moves occur because of individual needs…
A new report, 'How could free social care at the end of life work in practice?', written by OPM and commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sue Ryder, has been published this week. It highlights examples of joined-up working between health and social care services,…
Monday, 2 Jul, 2012

Webwatch - Final Fling

It’s a subject that not everyone wants to embrace or give due consideration to in life, but most people would agree that dying is a natural part of life, and is something that all of us, perhaps, should consider and plan for appropriately. An initiative that recognises the importance of…
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