Posts Tagged ‘Palliative care’

End-of-life care audit shows room for improvement in provision of 24-7 palliative care services

The results of the new end of life care audit run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) show that there has been steady progress in the care of dying pe...

Palliative care improving but round the clock availability of specialist staff a problem

Many hospitals still do not have round-the-clock availability of specialist palliative care in hospitals, research by the Royal College of Physicians revea...

“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 ...

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...

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 ...

Doctors must consult over DNR decisions

Doctors have a legal duty to consult patients and their relatives before placing Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders in their medical notes, the Court of App...

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...

Major improvements needed in end-of-life care

Major improvements need to be made to ensure better care for dying people, and better support for their families, carers, friends, an audit reveals. The R...

Elderly medicine: how can people with dementia achieve real choice?

Jayne Chidgey-Clark, director of training and development, National Council for Palliative Care speaks at www.healthpluscare.co.uk conference on how people...

Seniors to sign off all end-of-life care plans

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is to be replaced and the government will ask senior clinicians to sign off all end-of-life care plans in future, as part ...