End-of-life care

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End-of-life care is a sensitive subject. Giving staff the tools, resources and skills they need is crucial to delivering high quality care for all patients at the end of their lives.

Following an independent review on the efficacy of end-of-life care resources, Health Education England found that, despite a wealth of guidance on the subject, there was a lack of employer investment in staff training on caring for the dying.

Our aim is to support and encourage organisations to invest in the education and training of staff in order to ensure that the best end-of-life care is delivered to patients. Here, we provide you with information, tools and resources to help encourage and enable learning in this important area.


Benefits of training

Why it's important to invest in staff education in end-of-life care, and the wider benefits it can bring to your staff, organisation and patient care.

Case studies

Overview of end-of-life care

In this section you will find an overview of end-of-life care, and the role of NHS Employers in supporting organisations to invest in the continuing professional development of staff delivering care for patients at the end of their lives.

External links

The role of national organisations

Find out about the role of national organisations in supporting the end-of-life care agenda.

Health and wellbeing resources

Tools and resources library

This easy to navigate library will help you quickly find the tools and resources you need to invest in the continuing professional development of staff in order to deliver high quality care for patients at the end of their lives.

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