Implementing an end-of-life care strategy


This page provides a range of useful tools and resources to support you with implementing an end-of-life care strategy within your organisation, including a top tips brief from NHS Employers about how you can engage your board, end-of-life care facilitators, line managers and generalist staff to support and partake training in end-of-life care.

 Resource  Brief summary
Commissioning patient centred end of life care
NHS Improving Quality
This toolkit identifies the main elements involved in commissioning end-of-life care services. It explains the commissioning cycle in simple terms and offers a staged approach. It also offers a variety of tools, resources and good practice guidance for healthcare providers.
Common core principles and competences for social care and health workers working with adults at the end of life
Skills for Care
This document is aimed at staff who are not specialists in end-of-life care – although it is relevant for anyone in a health and social care setting. It sets out the principles for working with adults at the end of their life, and describes the underpinning competences, knowledge and values they should have.
Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals: the route to success, ‘how to guide’
NHS Improving Quality
More than 80 hospitals across England are already using the tools, models and approaches set out in this publication to deliver improvements in services locally (although the programme is no longer running). It looks at the six ambitions set out in Ambitions for palliative and end of life care and shows how and why they should be implemented in acute hospital settings. This document's how-to guide would be of benefit to board directors, palliative care teams, educational leads and support staff.

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