Posts Tagged ‘End of life’

Action needed to ensure high quality and personalised care for everyone at the end of their lives, urges CQC

People from certain groups in society are experiencing poorer quality care at the end of their lives than others because providers and commissioners do not...

Quality of end-of-life care varies across the country with lack of hospice beds

End-of-life care needs improvement as research finds the current provision does not consistently match either the public or doctor’s expectations. BMA...

“Home is not always the best or preferred place to die”, argues an expert

The widely held belief that home is the best and preferred place of death is being questioned by an expert. The government has marked place of death as ...

Trainee doctors liken keeping patients alive unnecessarily to torture

Trainee doctors think they are being asked to prolong some patients’ lives unnecessarily and describe such cases as being tantamount to torture and abuse...

Ombudsman: “Too many dying without dignity”

End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, a report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman claims. The re...

Guide on end of life decisions about children

Doctors dealing with end of life care for children and young people are being issued with a new framework for practice today, setting out when it can be co...

Reaction to new end-of-life Priorities for Care

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People, made up of 21 national health and care organisations, has published One chance to get it ...

Jettisoning end-of-life LCP “too extreme”

The decision to jettison the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was too extreme given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palli...

“We must tackle variations in end-of-life hospital care”

A new audit on the provision of care for people dying in hospitals has found significant variations in care across hospitals in England. While e...

End of life care concerns all health professionals

The onward march of medicine led to a hospital culture where death was somehow seen as an admission of failure. 'Heroic' interventions were the norm, and t...

New guide to transforming end of life care

A new guide emphasises that the large number of health and social care professionals likely to be involved at the end of a person’s life need to share in...